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Friday March 18, 2011Vongvanij in First After Round One of Schenkel Invitational

Gainesville, Fla.

Senior Bank Vongvanij (Bradenton, Fla.) made six birdies and no bogeys to earn a first-place finish and lead the Florida Men’s Golf team to a second place finish after the first round on Friday at the Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro, Ga.

 

Vongvanij made two birdies in the first 13 holes before making four birdies in the last five holes to finish out the 18-hole round.

 

“Bank had a great round today,” said head coach Buddy Alexander. “He played well on this course last year and it was nice to see him continue to play well.”

 

Sophomore Phillip Choi (Orlando, Fla.) made four birdies and one bogey for a score of 69 at three-under par.

 

Redshirt senior Andres Echavarria (Medellin, Colombia) made two birdies and two bogeys to shoot even par for the day and finish in a tie for 15th place.

 

Junior Michael Furci (Sayville, N.Y.) made a career-best five birdies between five bogeys and a double bogey to finish the day three-over par and sophomore Tyler McCumber (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) finished the day five-over par with a score of 77.

 

“We had a solid day, but we still struggled to get a fourth score,” said Alexander. “We are hopeful for tomorrow.”

 

Sophomore Tommy Mou (Bradenton, Fla.) played as an individual for Florida and finished in a tie for 25th.

 

The Gators will play round two on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Check www.GatorZone.com for updated news and results.

 

Team Results After Round One

Place

Team

To Par

Round One Score

1

Auburn

-9

279

2

FLORIDA

-6

282

3

LSU

-1

287

4

Virginia

E

288

5

Tennessee

+1

289

T6

Notre Dame

+3

291

T6

UNF

+3

291

T8

N.C. State

+4

292

T8

UNC

+4

292

10

Georgia Southern

+9

297

11

Minnesota

+13

301

12

Vanderbilt

+14

302

13

Mississippi State

+15

303

14

Ole Miss

+16

304

15

Kentucky

+18

306

 

Top 10 Individuals After Round Two

Place

Player (School)

To Par

Round One Score

1

BANK VONGVANIJ (FLORIDA)

-6

66

2

Blayne Barber (Auburn)

-4

68

T3

Niclas Carlsson (Auburn)

-3

69

T3

Austin Gutgsell (LSU)

-3

69

T3

John Peterson (LSU)

-3

69

T3

Niall Platt (Notre Dame)

-3

69

T3

Robin Wingardh (Tennessee)

-3

69

T8

Kevin Aylwin (UNF)

-2

70

T8

Ben Kohles (Virginia)

-2

70

T8

Micahel McGowan (UNC)

-2

70

T8

Henry Zaytoun (UNC)

-2

70

 

Florida Results After Round Two

Place

Player

To Par

Round One Score

1

Bank Vongvanij

-6

66

T12

Phillip Choi

-1

71

T15

Andres Echavarria

E

72

T45

Michael Furci

+3

75

T63

Tyler McCumber

+5

77

*T25

Tommy Mou

+1

73

*played as an individual

 

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