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Saturday May 18, 2013Men's Golf Advances to NCAA Championships for 13th Straight Year

Baton Rouge, La.

For the 13th consecutive year, which is the current longest streak in the nation, the University of Florida men’s golf team will advance to the NCAA Championships after finishing in second place at the NCAA South Regional in Baton Rouge, La. on Saturday, May 18. As a team, the Gators recorded an 874 (+10) for the three-round event at the University Club.  

 

“I am proud of my guys,” head coach Buddy Alexander commented. “We had a great week, not too stressful. It was great to see T.J. Vogel play so well. It’s is great to see him back. Tyler McCumber did well and has been exceptional lately.”

 

Seniors Tyler McCumber (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) and T.J. Vogel (Cooper City, Fla.) were the team’s two lowest scorers for the regional tournament. Each player scored a 215 (-1) and tied for third place. For the third time this season McCumber finished an event at or under par, which leads the team. In addition, the senior captain has now finished in third place in two straight tournaments. Vogel registered his first event under par of the 2012-13 season and was one stroke shy of matching his season-best 54-hole score.

 

Sophomore Eric Banks (Truro, Canada) tied for 17th place after scoring a 224 (+8) at the par-72, 7,436 yard course. It marked Banks’ best tournament, relative to par, since the Chris Schenkel Invitational in March.

 

Fueled by a final-round 72 (E), senior Tommy Mou (Bradenton, Fla.) tallied a 228 (+12) in Baton Rouge. Mou tied for 34th place in his second regional tournament of his collegiate career.

 

Sophomore J.D. Tomlinson (Gainesville, Fla.) wrapped up the Gators’ lineup, finishing in 232 strokes (+16).

 

““You have to give credit to Alabama,” said Alexander. “They are a great team who have won six of seven starts this semester. When their No. 4 guy wins on a difficult course, you have to give them credit. At the end of the day though, it is always good to be going to the NCAA Championships.”

 

The Gators will be back in action on Tuesday, May 28 at the 2013 NCAA Championships in Woodstock, Ga. The national tournament will begin with three rounds of stroke play. The top-eight teams after stroke play will advance to match play, which will determine the winner of the team championship.

 

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Final Results

Place

Team

To Par

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Total

1

Alabama

+4

296

290

282

868

2

Florida

+10

286

292

296

874

3

LSU

+26

303

294

293

890

4

Tennessee

+28

300

304

288

892

5

Coastal Carolina

+30

302

295

297

894

The top-five teams advance to the NCAA Championships

6

Houston

+32

300

296

300

896

 

South Alabama

+32

296

297

303

896

8

Northwestern

+43

303

304

300

907

9

UAB

+44

308

300

300

908

10

Mississippi State

+45

310

302

297

909

11

Wichita State

+56

304

309

307

920

12

Southeastern Louisiana

+61

308

309

308

925

13

Houston Baptist

+69

313

311

309

933

 

Top-10 Individuals

Place

Player (Team)

To Par

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Total

1

Scott Strohmeyer (Alabama)

-4

70

73

69

212

2

Bobby Wyatt (Alabama)

-2

75

73

66

214

3

Tyler McCumber (Florida)

-1

70

72

73

215

 

T.J. Vogel (Florida)

-1

70

71

74

215

5

Oliver Goss (Tennessee)

E

73

73

70

216

6

Jonathan Grey (Georgia State)

+2

72

75

71

218

 

Tyler Klava (South Alabama)

+2

76

70

72

218

 

Justin Thomas (Alabama)

+2

73

72

73

218

 

Peter Valasek (Coastal Carolina)

+2

74

74

69

218

10

Blake Morris (Mississippi)

+4

75

72

73

220

 

Curtis Thompson (LSU)

+4

75

71

74

220

 

Florida Results

Place

Player

To Par

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Total

t3

Tyler McCumber

-1

70

72

73

215

t3

T.J. Vogel

-1

70

71

74

215

t17

Eric Banks

+8

72

71

81

224

t34

Tommy Mou

+12

74

82

72

228

t48

J.D. Tomlinson

+16

77

78

77

232

 

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