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Saturday February 12, 2011Gators, Echavarria in First Place After Day One of SunTrust Invitational

Gainesville, Fla.

Redshirt senior Andres Echavarria (Medellin, Colombia) and the Florida mens golf team finished in first place after rounds one and two on the first day of the SunTrust Invitational on Saturday at the Mark Bostick Golf Course.

The Gators recorded a 281 in round one and followed it up with a 282 in round two to lead second-place finisher Auburn by six strokes.

Echavarria took the lead in round two after shooting a 69 in round one and making 18-consecutive pars in the second round.

I managed my game really well today, said Echavarria. I hit the right shots and wasnt too aggressive. It took a lot of patience and Im proud of the way I played.

Sophomore Phillip Choi (Orlando, Fla.) finished two strokes behind Echavarria after making three birdies in the second round and one in the first.

Senior Bank Vongvanij (Bradenton, Fla.) and sophomore Tyler McCumber (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) finished the day in a tie for fifth. McCumber made four birdies in round one and five in round two to earn a 142. Vongvanij made four birdies in round one for a 68, but made four bogeys in round two to finish with a 142.

Sophomore Tommy Mou (Bradenton, Fla.) made three birdies, seven bogeys and one double bogey to finish tied for 25th on the day. Freshman Payne Denman (Riverwatch, Tenn.) and junior Michael Furci (Sayville, N.Y.) competed as individuals in the tournament and finished tied for 41st and 48th, respectively.

Florida will be back in action Sunday morning for the third and final round at 8 a.m. Admission is free to the public.

 

Team Top 10

Place

School

To Par

Round One Score

Round Two Score

Total

1

FLORIDA

+3

281

282

563

2

Auburn

+9

291

278

569

3

LSU

+14

294

280

574

4

UCF

+15

292

283

575

5

UNF

+19

291

288

579

6

Ole Miss

+11

292

291

583

T7

Florida State

+24

295

289

584

T7

Coastal Carolina

+24

289

295

584

9

Lamar

+27

296

291

587

10

Mississippi State

+39

303

296

599

11

UAB

+40

298

302

600

12

Georgia State

+46

308

298

606

T13

Georgia Southern

+51

310

301

611

T13

Jacksonville

+51

310

301

611

 

Individual Top 10

Place

Player (School)

To Par

Round One

Round Two

Total

1

ANDRES ECHAVARRIA (FLORIDA)

-1

69

70

139

2

Jonathan Randolph, Ole Miss

E

70

70

140

T3

PHILLIP CHOI, FLORIDA

+1

72

69

141

T3

Drew Kittleson, Florida State

+1

72

69

141

T5

Blayne Barber, Auburn

+2

73

69

142

T5

Niclas Carlsson, Auburn

+2

72

70

142

T5

MJ Daffue, Lamar

+2

73

69

142

T5

Ken Looper, LSU

+2

73

69

142

T5

TYLER MCCUMBER, FLORIDA

+2

73

69

142

T5

BANK VONGVANIJ, FLORIDA

+2

68

74

142

 

Florida Scores

Place

Player

Round One Score

Round Two Score

Total Score

1

Andres Echavarria

69

70

139

T3

Phillip Choi

72

69

141

T5

Tyler McCumber

73

69

142

T5

Bank Vongvanij

68

74

142

T25

Tommy Mou

72

74

146

T41

Payne Denman*

71

79

150

T48

Michael Furci*

78

74

152

 

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