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Sunday November 5, 2000Men's Golf Finishes 17th At Golf World Invite

Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Junior Camilo Benedetti led the Gators, finishing in a tie for 28th at the Rolex/Golf World Invite.

The No.12-ranked University of Florida men's golf team finished in 17th place after carding a 296 in the final round of the Rolex/Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Collegiate Invitational, to finish the tournament with a three-day total of 874 (+10). The tournament was played at the Arthur Hills Course (par 72, 6,651 yards) at Palmetto Dunes Resort in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Georgia set a tournament record with a three-round total of 822 (-42) to clinch first place in the 18-team field.

Leading the Gators was junior Camilo Benedetti (Medellin, Colombia/Instituto Jorge Robledo) who shot a 69 in the final round to finish in a tie for 28th with a three-round total of 213 (-3). Freshman Camilo Villegas (Medellin, Colombia/The Columbus School) finished in a tie for 33rd after carding a 73 in the final round to finish 2-under-par 214. Junior Ben Banks (England, United Kingdom/King Edwards School) shot a 76 in the final round to finish in a tie for 54th with a three-day total of 3-over-par 219. Seniors Simon Lacey (North Beach, Western Australia/Carine Senior) and Nick Gilliam (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville) finished in 84th and 85th places, respectively. Lacey's 78 in the third round put him in 84th place with a score of 236 (+20). Gilliam carded a 79 in the final round to finish in 85th place at 22-over-par 238.

The Gators concluded their fall season at the Rolex/Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Collegiate Invitational. Florida will not be back in action until it is the host to the SunTrust Gator Invitational Feb. 10-11 in Gainesville, Fla. The Gator Invitational will be played at the University Golf Course (par 70, 6,300 yards).

Team Results

1. Georgia 268-275-279--822 (-42)

2. Georgia Tech 278-272-279--829 (-35)

3. Oklahoma State 274-281-279--834 (-30)

4. Texas 286-279-278--843 (-21)

T5. Clemson 286-283-279--848 (-16)

New Mexico 289-280-279--848 (-16)

East Tennessee St. 287-281-280--848 (-16)

8. Wake Forest 288-281-281--850 (-14)

9. South Carolina 277-282-292--851 (-13)

10. North Carolina 279-287-292--858 (-6)

11. Houston 286-283-291--860 (-4)

12. Arizona 289-286-287--862 (-2)

13. TCU 287-290-289--866 (+2)

T14. Minnesota 290-298-282--870 (+6)

Florida Southern 286-288-296--870 (+6)

16. UNLV 283-293-297--873 (+9)

17. Florida 287-291-296--874 (+10)

18. Arizona State 286-293-311--890 (+26)

Top-10 Individual Results

1. Anders Hultman, Oklahoma State 66-66-63--195 (-21)

2. Bryce Molder, Georgia Tech 69-67-60--196 (-20)

T3. Chris Wisler, East Tennessee State 69-68-64--201 (-15)

Ryan Hybl, Georgia 67-67-67--201 (-15)

5. Erik Compton, Georgia 66-68-68--202 (-14)

6. Cody Beyer, Arizona 65-70-69--204 (-12)

T7. John Klauk, Texas 70-70-67--207 (-9)

Simon Robinson, Houston 69-68-70--207 (-9)

T9. Steve Sokol, Florida Southern 68-68-72--208 (-8)

James Oh, UNLV 71-68-69--208 (-8)

Jason Hartwick, Texas 72-66-70--208 (-8)

T28.Camilo Benedetti, Florida 73-71-69--213 (-3)

T33.Camilo Villegas, Florida 69-72-73--214 (-2)

T54.Ben Banks, Florida 73-70-76--219 (+3)

84.Simon Lacey, Florida 80-78-78--236 (+20)

85. Nick Gilliam, Florida 72-87-79--238 (+22)

 

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