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Sunday February 12, 2012Gators Finish Third at SunTrust Gator Invitational

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Gators Finish Third at SunTrust Gator Invitational

 

Gainesville, Fla. – The University of Florida men’s golf team fired a final round 300 for a three-round total of 865 to finish third at the 34th SunTrust Invitational at the Mark Bostick Golf Course on the UF campus. Auburn captured the team title with a three-round score of 848 (+8).

 

“We just didn’t play very well today,” said UF head coach Buddy Alexander. “I was disappointed in our round today, but I have to congratulate Auburn and Dominic Bozzelli, to shoot what he shot, in these conditions, was really some impressive golf.”

 

Leading the way for the Gators was junior T.J. Vogel (Cooper City, Fla.), who finished second after a final round 70 (E) gave him a three-round total of 207 (-3). Vogel started the day strong with a birdie on the first but quickly gave it back with a double on the par-3 second. Vogel was able to regain his composure and card birdies on five and nine to card a 34 (-1) on his outward nine. The junior came in with a 36 (+1) after making two birdies and three bogeys. The second place finish was Vogel’s fifth-consecutive top-8 finish.

 

Redshirt senior Zach Lee (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) recorded the Gators’ second best showing on the day with a 76 (+6). The walk-on finished with a three round total of 218 (+8) good for an 18th place finish in his first event in the Orange and Blue.

 

Junior Tyler McCumber (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) also finished in the top-20, tying for 19th after a final round 77. In his final round, McCumber posted a pair of birdies against nine bogeys to finish the event at 219.

 

Senior Michael Furci (Sayville, N.Y.) and freshman Eric Banks (Truro, Canada) rounded out the Gator lineup shooting final rounds of 77 and 82, respectively. Furci finished the tournament tied for 35th,

 

Junior Tommy Mou (Bradenton, Fla.) and freshman Thomas Stewart (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) competed as individuals in the event posting scores of 225 and 226, respectively.

 

“I think we need to do a better job of keeping our emotions in check on the course,” Alexander said. “That’s something that can really cost you strokes, not staying in the moment. That’s something we’re going to need to focus on and fix heading into our next tournament. ”

 

The Gators return to action on Monday, Feb. 27, when they compete in the Charleston Shootout at the Links at Stono Ferry in Hollywood, S.C.  

 

Final Team Results

Place

Team

To Par

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

Total

1

Auburn

+8

279

281

288

848

2

Arkansas

+24

288

289

287

864

3

Florida

+25

278

287

300

865

4

UCF

+31

291

291

289

871

5

FSU

+33

285

293

295

873

6

Liberty

+38

290

288

300

878

7

UAB

+42

294

292

296

882

8

UNF

+43

290

302

291

883

9

Miss. St.

+45

287

300

298

885

10

Ga. Southern

+48

293

297

298

888

11

Memphis

+52

293

294

305

892

12

Kennesaw St.

+60

290

311

299

900

13

S. Alabama

+62

300

296

306

902

14

Jacksonville

+80

313

312

295

920

 

Top 10 Individuals

Place

Player (School)

To Par

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

Total

1

Dominic Bozzelli (Auburn)

-8

68

64

70

202

2

T.J. Vogel (UF)

-3

66

71

70

207

t3

Chase Seifert (FSU)

+3

68

71

74

213

t3

Ethan Tracy (Arkansas)

+3

69

72

72

213

t3

Blayne Barber (Auburn)

+3

68

76

69

213

t6

Sean Dale (UNF)

+4

72

72

70

214

t6

Niclas Carlsson (Auburn)*

+4

68

73

73

214

t6

Ricardo Gouveia (UCF)

+4

71

70

73

214

 

Florida Results

Place

Player

To Par

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

Total

2

T.J. Vogel

-3

66

71

70

207

18

Zach Lee

+8

68

74

76

218

t19

Tyler McCumber

+9

71

71

77

219

t35

Michael Furci

+13

73

73

77

223

t44*

Tommy Mou

+15

74

76

75

225

T51*

Thomas Stewart

+16

69

80

77

226

T66

Eric Banks

+22

78

72

82

232

 

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