Gator Sportshop
Gator Ticket Office

Men's Golf Headline

0

Friday September 17, 2010McCumber Leads Gators in First-Place Tie on Day One of Olympia Fields Invitational

Gainesville, Fla.

 University of Florida sophomore Tyler McCumber (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) led the Gator men’s golf team to a tie for first place with defending national champion Augusta State after the first round of the Olympia Fields Invitational on Friday in Chicago. McCumber shot a two-under par over the first 18 holes to earn a top finish for UF and completed day one with a fourth-place tie.

McCumber started out well, carding three birdies in the first 12 holes. After a bogey on the 16th hole, he shot even par for the last two holes.

“Tyler has been playing great,” said head coach Buddy Alexander. “It is nice to see him winning in the tournament because he has made a lot of improvement from his freshman to sophomore year.”

Senior Bank Vongvanij (Bradenton, Fla.) and newcomer Michael Furci (Sayville, N.Y.) both shot even par on the day and are tied for 13th place on the individual leaderboard. Vongvanij came out strong recording two birdies in the first five holes, but his two bogeys in the last three holes dropped him back to even par. Furci also started with two birdies in the first five holes, but carded bogeys on holes eight and 11 and swapped a birdie and bogey on the 15th and 16th holes.

Redshirt senior Andres Echavarria (Medellin, Colombia) finished in a 34th-place tie after making a bogey and birdie in the first six holes, and following up with two bogeys on holes 12 and 13.

Sophomore Phillip Choi (Orlando, Fla.) finished the day with a double bogey, three bogeys and a birdie for a final score of 74.

“Today was a good day for us, but it is just one day,” said Alexander. “We are playing a great field and we have some great teams on our heels, so right now we are just focusing on tomorrow.”

The Gators return to the course Saturday morning for round two at 9 a.m. ET. Please visit www.GatorZone.com for updated results and www.golfstat.com for live scoring.

 

Team Scores After Round One

Place

School

To Par

Score

T1

FLORIDA

E

280

T1

Augusta State

E

280

3

Ohio State

+2

282

4

Alabama

+5

285

T5

Indiana University

+6

286

T5

Oklahoma State

+6

286

T5

Duke

+6

286

T8

Stanford

+7

287

T8

Illinois

+7

287

10

Texas

+9

289

T11

California

+10

290

T11

Northwestern

+10

290

13

Purdue

+11

291

14

Arizona State

+16

296

15

Florida State

+24

304

 

 

Individual Top 10 Through Round One

Place

Player (School)

To Par

Score

1

Bud Cauley (Alabama)

-4

66

T2

Bo Hoag (Ohio State)

-3

67

T2

Yaroslav Merkulov (Duke)

-3

67

T4

Tyler McCumber (Florida)

-2

68

T4

Dan Charen (Ohio State)

-2

68

T4

Eric Chun (Northwestern)

-2

68

T4

Mitchell Krywulycz (Augusta St)

-2

68

T8

Chris DeForest (Illinois)

-1

69

T8

Max Homa (California)

-1

69

T8

Bobby Hudson (Texas)

-1

69

T8

Peter Uihlein (Oklahoma St)

-1

69

T8

Andrew Yun (Stanford)

-1

69

                               

Florida Results After Round One

Place

Player

Score

T4

Tyler McCumber

68 (-2)

T13

Bank Vongvanij

70 (E)

T13

Michael Furci

70 (E)

T34

Andres Echavarria

72 (+2)

T40

Phillip Choi

74 (+4)

 

Florida Athletics - A Championship Experience with Integrity - Vision Statement
  • University of Florida
  • NCAA
  • Sun Sports / Fox Sports Florida
  • IMG
  • SEC Network

© 1998 - 2014 University Athletic Assoc., Inc., Sun Sports & IMG College. All Rights Reserved.