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Tuesday February 20, 2001Men's Golf Wins the UNF Mercedes-Benz Collegiate

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

The 23rd-ranked University of Florida men's golf team won their second consecutive UNF Mercedes-Benz Collegiate today at the Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

The Gators shot a first round total of 284 (-4). The second round brought more of the same as they also shot a 284 (-4). The UF team won the 15 team tournament with a third round score of 281 (-7) for a three round total of 849 (-15). Second place Augusta State finished in second place by one stroke.

Individually, sophomore Bubba Dickerson (Hilliard, Fla/ West Nassau) led the Gators with a three-round total of 209 (-7) to finish in a tie for second. Junior Camilo Benedetti (Medellin, Colombia/Instituto Jorge Robledo) contiued his stellar play with a fourth place finish with a three round total of 210 (-6). Freshman Camilo Villegas (Medellin, Colombia/The Columbus School) ended the tournament with a 69 (-3) to total 214 strokes and a 13th finish. Also playing well for the Gators was senior Nick Gilliam (Gainesville, Fla/Gainesville) who finished in a tie for 17th place for a total of 216 (E) and junior Ben Banks (England, UK/King Edwards School) shot a three round total of 228 (+12) to finish tied for 54th.

The UF golf team will take some time off before they travel to Las Vegas, Nev. to take part in the Las Vegas Intercollegiate March 9-11 hosted by UNLV at the Desert Inn Country Club.

TEAM SCORES

1 Florida, U. of 284 284 281 849 -15

2 Augusta State U. 291 283 276 850 -14

3 Louisiana State U. 285 284 286 855 -9

North Florida, U. of 282 287 286 855 -9

5 South Carolina 289 285 289 863 -1

6 North Carolina, U of 292 293 286 871 +7

7 Wake Forest Univ. 284 290 298 872 +8

Tennessee, Univ. of 283 299 290 872 +8

9 North Carolina State 291 294 288 873 +9

10 Duke University 290 303 289 882 +18

Alabama, U. of 292 299 291 882 +18

12 Northwestern 289 312 286 887 +23

13 Georgia State Univ. 299 301 295 895 +31

14 Vanderbilt Univ. 302 302 298 902 +38

15 Florida State Univ. 299 305 300 904 +40

TOP TEN INDIVIDUAL SCORES

1 David Bennett N. Florida 66 70 70 206 -10

2 David Sanchez NC State 68 72 69 209 -7

Bubba Dickerson Florida 72 69 68 209 -7

4 Jamie Elson Augusta St 70 72 68 210 -6

Camilo Benedetti Florida 72 67 71 210 -6

6 Luke Donald N'western 67 74 70 211 -5

Nathan Goulding LSU 69 71 71 211 -5

8 Rick Westbrook Florida St 69 73 70 212 -4

Michael Webb Augusta St 77 69 66 212 -4

Brent Delahoussaye S Carolina 69 74 69 212 -4

GATOR SCORES

T 2nd Bubba Dickerson 72 69 68 209 (-7)

T 4th Camilo Benedetti 72 67 71 210 (-6)

T 13th Camilo Villegas 72 73 69 214 (-2)

T 17th Nick Gilliam 68 75 73 216 (E)

T54th Ben Banks 77 77 74 228 (+12)

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