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Sunday March 18, 2012Gators Tie for Third at Schenkel Invitational

Statesboro, Ga.

The University of Florida men’s golf team used a final round 282 (-6) to finish in a tie for third place at the Schenkel Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club. For the tournament, the Gators finished at 847 (-17).

 

“We played better today,” said head coach Buddy Alexander. “The course played a lot tougher than it did the first two days and we did a good job of adjusting and made up some ground as a result.”

 

For the day, the Gators were led by junior T.J. Vogel (Cooper City, Fla.) who fired his third consecutive round under par with a four-under, 68. Vogel used five birdies against a lone bogey to finish his tournament in 208 (-8) strokes good for a ninth place finish, his seventh top-10 finish of the season.

 

Junior Tyler McCumber (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) also broke 70 on the day for the Orange and Blue, shooting a three-under 69. McCumber, who made the turn at even par, got hot on the back nine making three birdies and six pars to tie for 10th with a 210 (-6).

 

Freshmen J.D. Tomlinson (Gainesville, Fla.) rounded out the Gators in the red on day three using three birdies against two bogeys to post a 71. Tomlinson finished the tournament at four-under par, 212, earning a 13th place finish.

 

Freshman Eric Banks (Truro, Canada) and senior Zach Lee (Ponte Verda, Fla.) also competed for UF. Banks finished the tournament in 217 strokes after a final round 74 (+2), while Lee finished the week at 10-over after a 77 on his final round.    

 

Competing as an individual, senior Michael Furci (Sayville, N.Y.) carded a final round 72 (E) to finish his tournament at 215 (-1).

 

“We’re still learning and improving although it can’t happen quick enough after seeing what Alabama did out there this week. That was an impressive display of golf,” Alexander explained.

 

The Gators return to the action on Saturday, April 7, when they travel to Tampa to compete at the Gary Koch Invitational held at Old Memorial Golf Club.

 

Team Results

Place

Team

To Par

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

Total

1

Alabama

-47

268

269

280

817

2

Virginia

-25

283

275

281

839

T3

Florida

-17

280

285

282

847

T3

Auburn

-17

282

277

288

847

5

UAB

-9

286

279

290

855

6

Ole Miss

-6

280

284

292

858

7

UNF

-2

286

285

291

862

8

South Carolina

E

293

277

294

864

9

Kentucky

+6

286

286

298

870

10

Vanderbilt

+11

304

289

290

878

11

Georgia Southern

+14

296

292

290

878

12

Notre Dame

+18

289

293

300

882

13

Minnesota

+20

300

284

300

884

14

NC State

+21

301

286

298

885

 

Top 10 Individuals

Place

Player (School)

To Par

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

Total

1

Ben Kohles (UVa)

-18

65

66

67

198

2

Blayne Barber (Auburn)

-15

66

67

68

201

T3

Justin Thomas (Alabama)

-12

66

68

70

204

T3

Cory Whitsett (Alabama)

-12

67

65

72

204

T5

Hunter Hamrick (Alabama)

-10

69

67

70

206

T5

Bobby Wyatt (Alabama)

-10

66

69

71

206

T7

Blake Morris (Ole Miss)

-9

68

69

70

207

T7

Ben Rusch (UVa)

-9

68

71

68

207

9

T.J. Vogel (Florida)

-8

71

70

69

210

T10

Tyler McCumber (Florida)

-6

71

70

69

210

T10

Joe David (Ole Miss)

-6

66

71

73

210

 

Florida Results

Place

Player

To Par

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

Total

9

T.J. Vogel

-8

69

71

68

208

T10

Tyler McCumber

-6

71

70

69

210

T13

J.D. Tomlinson

-4

69

72

71

212

T31

Eric Banks

+1

71

72

74

217

T72

Zach Lee

+5

73

76

77

226

T21

Michael Furci*

-1

70

73

72

215

 

 

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