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Tuesday October 16, 2012UF Finishes in Second at Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate

Vestavia Hills, Ala.

Led by seniors Tyler McCumber (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) and T.J. Vogel (Cooper City, Fla.), the University of Florida men’s golf team finished in second place at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate on October 16 at Vestavia Hills, Ala. The team finished the three-round tournament in 861 strokes (+21), four strokes behind tournament-host Alabama.

 

In all three tournaments of the 2012-13 season, the team has won or finished as runners-up.

 

Florida was on top of the leaderboards after the first and second round, but could not hold off SEC-foe Alabama.

 

“We have to work on closing,” said head coach Buddy Alexander. “We have to make our guys tougher when it matters the most.”

 

The senior tandem of McCumber and Vogel kept the Gators afloat early in the final round. Starting on the 10th hole, Vogel scored a two-under for the first nine holes. McCumber recorded the team’s second eagle of the year on the par-four 15th hole.

 

Alexander praised Vogel’s early efforts, saying, “T.J. Vogel played well early."

 

Both McCumber and Vogel carded a 214 (+4) for the tournament. The two both recorded a three-over par for the last two rounds of play to finish in a tie for sixth place with Kevin Penner of UNLV. Vogel recorded his third top-10 finish of the year, while McCumber tallied his second.

 

Sophomore J.D. Tomlinson (Gainesville, Fla.) finished the final two rounds in 146 strokes (+6). Tomlinson just missed out on his fifth top-10 finish of his career, finishing in a tie for 11th place.  

 

Senior Tommy Mou (Bradenton, Fla.) carded an 11-over par for his final two rounds. Mou, in his first tournament of the season, finished in a tie for 15th place. That marked his best finish since he finished in a tie for seventh place last season at The Bake at The Ocean Course.

 

Freshman A.J. Crouch (Jacksonville, Fla.) completed the second and third round in 147 strokes (+7) to complete the Gator lineup.

 

Florida will conclude its fall season next week at the Isleworth Invitational in nearby Windermere, Fla. The tournament will be from October 21-23 and will be hosted by Texas Tech University and University of Central Florida.

 

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Final Results

Place

Team

To Par

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

Total

1

Alabama

+17

288

287

282

857

2

Florida

+21

282

286

293

861

3

Auburn

+27

296

285

286

867

4

UNLV

+28

290

288

290

868

5

Clemson

+30

293

281

296

870

6

UAB

+40

297

295

288

880

7

Mississippi State

+44

296

293

295

884

8

South Alabama

+54

300

297

297

894

9

Samford

+57

306

298

294

897

10

Middle Tennessee

+60

298

294

308

900

11

Minnesota

+81

204

305

312

921

12

West Florida

+93

309

309

315

933

 

Top Ten Individuals

Place

Player (School)

To Par

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

Total

1

Justin Thomas (Alabama)

-3

74

64

70

208

2

Michael Johnson (Auburn)

-1

68

68

73

209

3

Miller Capps (Clemson)

E

72

68

70

210

t4

Blake Biddle (UNLV)

+2

70

71

71

212

t4

Bobby Wyatt (Alabama)

+2

71

72

69

212

t6

Tyler McCumber (Florida)

+4

71

69

74

214

t6

Kevin Penner (UNLV)

+4

76

67

71

214

t6

T.J. Vogel (Florida)

+4

71

73

70

214

9

Thomas Sutton (UAB)

+5

69

73

73

215

10

Cory Whitsett (Alabama)

+6

68

73

75

216

 

Florida Results

Place

Player

To Par

Round One

Round Two

Round Three

Total

t6

Tyler McCumber

+4

71

69

74

214

t6

T.J. Vogel

+4

71

73

70

214

t11

J.D. Tomlinson

+8

72

72

74

218

t15

Tommy Mou

+9

68

74

77

219

t31

A.J. Crouch

+15

78

72

75

225

 

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