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Senior T.J. Vogel with his father and caddy, Joe (Michael Madrid/USA Today Sports)

Thursday April 11, 2013Florida Senior T.J. Vogel Records an Opening Round 77 at the Masters

Augusta, Ga.

Senior T.J. Vogel with his father and caddy, Joe (Michael Madrid/USA Today Sports)

University of Florida senior T.J. Vogel (Cooper City, Fla.) completed the first round of the 2013 Masters Tournament in 77 strokes (+5) on Thursday, April 11 at Augusta National Golf Club. Vogel earned a spot in the exclusive tournament after winning the 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

 

Vogel began his opening round with three consecutive pars. The Cooper City, Fla. native was four-over par over the next four holes, recording two bogeys and one double-bogey. He recovered after this stretch and birdied the par-5, eighth hole to bring his score to three-over par.

 

Heading into the final nine holes of play, Vogel was three-over par. A bogey on the 10th hole and two consecutive bogeys on the 12th and 13th holes put the 2012 PING Division I Second Team All-American six-over with five holes remaining.

 

The UF senior rebounded and recorded birdies on the par-5, 15th hole and par-3, 16th hole. Vogel had an eagle putt on the 15th hole, narrowly missed, and settled for his second birdie of the day. On the next hole, he converted a 15-foot birdie putt to bring his score back to four-over par for the day.

 

For his final two holes of his opening round, Vogel tallied a par on the par-4, 17th hole and bogeyed the par-5, 18th hole.

 

Vogel returns to action at the par-72, 7,435 yard course tomorrow afternoon. He will tee off at 12:35 p.m. with two-time champion Jose Maria Olazabal and current leader Marc Leishman.

 

Live coverage will be available on Masters.com beginning at 10:45 a.m. ESPN will begin its broadcast at 3:00 p.m.

 

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