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Sunday September 9, 2012Florida Leads by Four After the First Day of The Invitational at The Ocean Course

Kiawah Island, S.C.

The University of Florida men's golf team shot a 289 (+1) to take a four-stroke lead on the first day of The Invitational at the Ocean Course on September 9 in Kiawah Island, S.C. Three Gators shot even-par to pace the team at the par-72, 7,200 yard course.

 

"The team got off to a good start to the season," said head coach Buddy Alexander. "There is still a lot of golf left to play though."

 

Senior Tyler McCumber (Ponte Vedra, Fla.), redshirt sophomore Santiago Gavino (San Luis Potosi, Mexico), and sophomore J.D. Tomlinson (Gainesville, Fla.) each finished the day in 72 strokes (E). The Florida trio currently sit in a three-way tie for second place. Today also marked Gavino's first round as a member of the UF golf team.

 

"We had a solid performance by our guys," Alexander said. "I am extremely proud of Santiago Gavino after starting three-over after the first four holes and coming back the way he did."

 

Senior T.J. Vogel (Cooper City, Fla.) was not too far behind the Gator trio, recording a 73 (+1). Vogel, who was recently recognized as one of the top 10 players in the country to watch this season by Golf Week, is currently tied for fifth place.

 

Rounding out the day for the Gators were freshman A.J. Crouch (Jacksonville, Fla.) and redshirt sophomore Alex Slaton (Gainesville, Fla.). Both playing in their first tournaments of their collegiate careers, Crouch shot a 74 (+2), while Slaton registered an 80 (+8).

 

Play resumes tomorrow morning at The Ocean Course and continues through Tuesday, September 11. Live scoring will be available on www.golftstat.com as well as www.CofCSports.com.

 

Results After Round One

Place

Team

Round One Score

1

Florida

289

2

Houston

293

3

College of Charleston

299

4

UAB

302

5

USF

303

6

Davidson

306

t7

Georgia Southern

307

t7

Stephen F. Austin

307

t7

USC Aiken

307

10

Texas State

308

11

Texas Arlington

310

12

Akron

312

13

St. John's

317

14

Mercer

319

15

USC Upstate

325

 

 Top Ten Individuals After Round One

Place

Player (School)

To Par

Round One Score

1

Curtis Reed (Houston)

-1

71

t2

Santiago Gavino (Florida)

E

72

t2

Tyler McCumber (Florida)

E

72

t2

J.D. Tomlinson (Florida)

E

72

t5

Charlie Bull (Akron)

+1

73

t5

Austin DeWitt (Stephen F. Austin)

+1

73

t5

Will Dusenberry (Houston)

+1

73

t5

Kyle Pilgrim (Houston)

+1

73

t5

Martin Rohwer (UAB)

+1

73

t5

Luis Thiele (Texas State)

+1

73

t5

Trey Valentine (USF)

+1

73

t5

T.J. Vogel (Florida)

+1

73

t5

Scott Wolfes (Georgia Southern)

+1

73

 

 Florida Results After Round One

Place

Player

To Par

Round One Score

t2

Santiago Gavino

E

72

t2

Tyler McCumber

E

72

t2

J.D. Tomlinson

E

72

t5

T.J. Vogel

+1

73

t14

A.J. Crouch

+2

74

t61

Alex Slaton

+8

80

 

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