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Sunday September 19, 2010Vongvanij Leads Gator Men's Golf to Olympia Fields Invitational Championship

Gainesville, Fla.

Senior Bank Vongvanij (Bradenton, Fla.) recorded a second-place finish and led his team to the championship on the third and final day of the Olympia Fields Invitational in Chicago on Sunday.

After starting the day in a tie for third place, Vongvanij carded a bogey on hole three, followed with a birdie on hole four and made another bogey on the 10th hole to finish one over par.

“This is a big win for us,” said Head Coach Buddy Alexander. “I don’t know if these guys realize how tough this tournament is. They made it look easy with their consistency this weekend.”

Sophomore Tyler McCumber (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) started the day out in a tie for 12th place. He made a birdie on the first hole, followed with a bogey on hole two, carded a birdie on the fifth hole and a bogey on the eighth to shoot even par and finish the final round tied for fifth place.

After an impressive second day, senior Andres Echavarria (Medellin, Colombia) finished in a seventh-place tie after making one birdie and three bogeys in round three.

Sophomore Phillip Choi (Orlando, Fla.) and junior Michael Furci (Sayville, N.Y.) finished in a tie for 36th and 58th, respectively.

Florida set a new tournament 54-hole scoring record with its total score of 845, breaking the old mark of 852 set by Illinois in 2008. Both No. 1 Oklahoma State and defending national champion Augusta State tied for second place shooting a 852 and finished 12 over par. In addition, the Gators scored ahead of 10 schools ranked in GolfWorld’s preseason Top 25 and five that finished in the top 10 at last year’s NCAA Championship.

Last year the Gators finished the tournament in sixth place. The last time the Gators won the first tournament of the year was in 2005, when they finished in first at the Inverness Invitational.

The Gators will be back in action for the Jerry Pate Invitational on Monday, Oct. 11 in Birmingham, Ala. Check www.GatorZone.com for updated news and results.

 

Final Team Scores

Place

School

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

Final Score

1

FLORIDA

280

280

285

845

T2

Oklahoma State

286

280

286

852

T2

Augusta State

280

286

286

852

4

Alabama

285

283

289

857

5

Texas

289

282

287

858

6

Duke

286

284

291

861

7

Ohio State

282

289

294

865

8

Illinois

287

291

288

866

T9

Purdue

291

285

294

870

T9

Stanford

287

288

295

870

11

Northwestern

290

292

290

872

12

California

290

296

289

875

13

Indiana

286

293

299

878

14

Florida State

304

287

288

879

15

Arizona State

296

301

287

884

 

Final Individual Top 10

Place

Player (School)

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

Score

1

Peter Uihlein (Oklahoma State)

69

65

70

204

2

Bank Vongvanij (Florida)

70

67

70

207

T3

Bud Cauley (Alabama)

66

70

73

209

T3

Patrick Reed (Augusta State)

72

70

73

209

T5

Tyler McCumber (Florida)

68

73

70

211

T5

Bobby Hudson (Texas)

69

70

72

211

T7

Andres Echavarria (Florida)

72

67

73

212

T7

Eric Chun (Northwestern)

68

72

72

212

T7

Scott Langley (Illinois)

71

71

70

212

T7

Yaroslav Merkulov (Duke)

67

73

72

212

 

Final Florida Results

Place

Player

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

Score

2

Bank Vongvanij

70

67

70

207

T5

Tyler McCumber

68

73

70

211

T7

Andres Echavarria

72

67

73

212

T36

Phillip Choi

74

73

72

219

T58

Michael Furci

70

74

80

224

 

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