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Saturday March 19, 2011Florida Men's Golf in Second, Vongvanij in First After Round Two of Schenkel Invitational

Gainesville, Fla.

Senior Bank Vongvanij (Bradenton, Fla.) shot a 68 in round two to maintain his round-one first-place finish and give the Gator Men’s Golf team a second-place finish at the Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro, Ga.

 

Florida finished just six strokes behind leader Auburn.

 

Vongvanij made four birdies and an eagle among just two bogeys on the day to finish 10-under par, two strokes ahead of Auburn’s Niclas Carlsson.

 

Sophomore Phillip Choi (Orlando, Fla.) made five birdies, one bogey and a double bogey on the 18th hole for a 67 and finished in a tie for fourth place.

 

Redshirt-senior Andres Echavarria (Medellin, Colombia) made his first eagle of the season between four birdies and four bogeys to finish tied for 15th.

 

Junior Michael Furci (Sayville, N.Y.) and sophomore Tyler McCumber (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) rounded out the top five in a tie for 48th place.

 

“We had a roller-coaster day, but we got off to a pretty good start,”said head coach Buddy Alexander. “We kind of got in a little funk, but then made a rally and made three or four birdies on holes 15, 16 and 17. We still have a chance, so we are going to come out and compete hard tomorrow.”

 

Sophomore Tommy Mou (Bradenton, Fla.) tied for 25th after shooting one-under par in round two as an individual.

 

The Gators are set to tee off on Sunday for the third and final round beginning at 9:30 a.m. Check www.GatorZone.com for updated news and results.

 

Team Results After Round One

Place

Team

To Par

Round One Score

Round Two Score

1

Auburn

-22

279

275

2

FLORIDA

-16

282

278

3

LSU

-12

287

277

4

Virginia

-11

288

277

5

N.C. State

-6

292

278

6

UNF

-3

291

282

T7

Notre Dame

+2

291

287

T7

Tennessee

+2

289

289

9

Minnesota

+5

301

280

10

Georgia Southern

+6

297

285

11

North Carolina

+8

292

292

12

Vanderbilt

+13

302

287

13

Ole Miss

+20

304

292

14

Kentucky

+22

306

292

15

Mississippi State

+29

303

302

 

Top 10 Individuals After Round Two

Place

Player (School)

To Par

Round One Score

Round Two Score

1

BANK VONGVANIJ (FLORIDA)

-10

66

68

2

Niclas Carlsson (Auburn)

-8

69

67

3

Blayne Barber (Auburn)

-6

69

70

T4

Ben Kohles (Virginia)

-5

70

69

T4

PHILLIP CHOI (FLORIDA)

-5

69

70

T4

Austin Gutgsell (LSU)

-5

69

70

T7

Drew Guffey (Georgia Southern)

-4

73

67

T7

Kyle Kopsick (Auburn)

-4

71

69

T7

John Peterson (LSU)

-4

69

71

T10

Kevin Aylwin (UNF)

-3

70

71

T10

Albin Choi (N.C. State)

-3

74

67

T10

Donald Constable (Minnesota)

-3

75

66

T10

Niall Platt (Notre Dame)

-3

69

72

T10

Sang Yi (LSU)

-3

73

68

 

Florida Results After Round Two

Place

Player

To Par

Round One Score

Round Two Score

1

Bank Vongvanij

-10

66

68

T4

Phillip Choi

-5

69

70

T15

Andres Echavarria

-2

72

70

T48

Michael Furci

+3

75

72

T48

Tyler McCumber

+3

77

70

*T25

Tommy Mou

E

73

71

*played as an individual

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