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Tuesday February 1, 2011Florida, Vongvanij Win JU Invitational

Gainesville, Fla.

Florida senior Bank Vongvanij (Bradenton, Fla.) and the Florida men’s golf team won the JU Invitational on Tuesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. It marked the second time the Gators won a tournament in the 2010-11 season, after finishing first at the Olympia Fields Invitational in September.

 

It was Vongvanij’s second first-place finish of the season after earning a medal at the Isleworth Invitational in October. He made 11 birdies in three rounds to finish five under par with a total score of 211 after leading the board on both days.

 

Three additional Gators finished in the top 10 with Phillip Choi’s (Orlando, Fla.) tie for fifth, Andres Echavarria’s (Medellin, Colombia) seventh-place finish and Tyler McCumber’s (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) tie for eighth.

 

Choi made two birdies and two bogeys for a score of 72, Echavarria made four birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey for a 73 and McCumber made four birdies and four bogeys.

 

Sophomore Tommy Mou (Bradenton, Fla.) made even par to come back and finish the tournament in 19th place.

 

“We had another really solid day,” said head coach Buddy Alexander. “When you have a big lead you want to increase it on the third day and we were able to do that today. All five guys played well. I couldn’t be happier with these guys.”

 

The Gators will return to their home course for the SunTrust Gator Invitational on Feb. 12 and 13 at Gainesville’s own Mark Bostick Golf Course.

 

Team Top 10

Place

School

To Par

Round One Score

Round Two Score

Round Three Score

Total

1

FLORIDA

-6

286

283

289

858

2

UNF

+19

300

286

297

883

T3

Jacksonville State

+22

294

298

294

886

T3

Liberty

+22

300

290

296

886

5

Clemson

+24

303

297

288

888

6

Wake Forest

+30

301

296

297

894

7

E. Carolina University

+38

305

298

299

902

8

Mercer

+40

301

297

306

904

9

E. Tennessee State

+46

312

303

295

910

10

Florida Gulf Coast

+52

304

304

308

916

11

Charleston Southern

+59

307

310

306

923

12

Georgia State

+64

314

310

304

928

T13

Jacksonville

+69

311

306

316

913

T13

James Madison

+69

313

321

299

933

-

Old Dominion

DNF

322

295

-

-

 

Individual Top 10

Place

Player (School)

To Par

Round One Score

Round Two Score

Round Three Score

Total

1

BANK VONGVANIJ (FLORIDA)

-5

69

69

73

211

2

Robert Karlsson (Liberty)

-3

72

72

69

213

T3

Corbin Mills (Clemson)

-2

71

73

70

214

T3

Kevin Phelan (UNF)

-2

74

69

71

214

T5

PHILLIP CHOI (FLORIDA)

-1

71

72

72

215

T5

Evan Beck (Wake Forest)

-1

71

70

74

215

7

ANDRES ECHAVARRIA (FLORIDA)

E

73

70

73

216

T8

Kevin Aylwin (UNF)

+1

73

72

72

217

T8

TYLER MCCUMBER (FLORIDA)

+1

73

72

72

217

10

Harold Varner (E. Carolina)

+2

76

73

69

218

 

Florida Scores

Place

Player

Round One Score

Round Two Score

Round Three Score

Total Score

1

Bank Vongvanij

69

69

73

211 (-5)

T5

Phillip Choi

71

72

72

215 (-1)

7

Andres Echavarria

73

70

73

216 (E)

T8

Tyler McCumber

73

72

72

217 (+1)

19

Tommy Mou

74

78

72

224 (+8)

 

 

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