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Tuesday May 28, 2013UF Trio Leads Team on First Day of NCAA Championships

Woodstock, Ga.

Sophomore Eric Banks (Todd Drexler)

The University of Florida men’s golf team completed its first round of the 2013 NCAA Championships on Tuesday, May 28. UF completed the Capital City Club – Crabapple Course in 291 strokes (+11) and is tied for 25th place with Southern California.

 

“It was a long day today,” head coach Buddy Alexander stated. “We could not seem to get anything going. It was pretty disappointing.”

 

The Gators’ top-three players in their lineup posted the best scores of the day. Seniors Tyler McCumber (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) and T.J. Vogel (Cooper City, Fla.) and sophomore Eric Banks (Truro, Canada) all were two-over par at the par-70, 7,319 yard course.

 

McCumber, the team’s top player statistically, had a solid opening nine holes. He was one-under par after the first nine. In the final nine holes, he finished three-over par to put him at two-over for the day.

 

Fellow senior Vogel recorded a team-best three birdies on the day, but could not capitalize on the positive swing.

 

“He just couldn’t get any momentum,” Alexander commented. “He birdied No. 5, bogeyed No. 7 when he was buried in the lip. He birdied No. 10, then doubled on No. 12. He birdied on No. 15, then a poor drive on No. 16 and makes a bogey.”

 

Banks, like McCumber, had an excellent first nine holes. The Truro, Canada native was one-under par when he made the turn, but a bogey on No. 13 and double-bogey on No. 17 put him at two-over for the first round of action.

 

Senior Tommy Mou (Bradenton, Fla.) was five-over par for the first round, while sophomore J.D. Tomlinson (Gainesville, Fla.) wrapped up the Gators’ lineup with an 80 (+10) on the first day.

 

The team will continue play at the Capital City Club – Crabapple Course tomorrow morning at 8:10 a.m. on the 10th hole. Live scoring will be available through Golfstat.com.

 

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Results after Round 1

Place

Team

To Par

Round 1

1

Arizona State

-10

270

2

Georgia Tech

-6

274

3

Alabama

-5

275

4

Illinois

-4

276

5

California

-3

277

6

Oklahoma

-2

278

7

Texas

-1

279

 

Oklahoma State

-1

279

9

Washington

+1

281

 

North Florida

+1

281

11

Kent State

+2

282

12

Texas A&M

+5

285

 

LSU

+5

285

14

Arkansas

+6

286

 

South Carolina

+6

286

 

Tennessee

+6

286

 

UNLV

+6

286

 

Georgia

+6

286

19

St. Mary’s

+7

287

 

UCF

+7

287

 

Florida State

+7

287

22

Texas Tech

+8

288

23

UCLA

+9

289

24

Ball State

+10

290

25

Florida

+11

291

 

USC

+11

291

27

New Mexico

+12

292

 

Auburn

+12

292

29

Coastal Carolina

+13

293

30

TCU

+14

294

 

Top-10 Individuals after Round 1

Place

Player (Team)

To Par

Round 1

1

Jon Rahm (Arizona State)

-9

61

2

Abraham Ancer (Oklahoma)

-5

65

3

Brandon Hagy (California)

-4

66

4

Ian Davis (Oklahoma State)

-3

67

 

Talor Gooch (Oklahoma State)

-3

67

 

Ollie Schniederjans (Georgia Tech)

-3

67

 

Justin Thomas (Alabama)

-3

67

8

12 players tied

-2

68

 

Florida Results after Round 1

Place

Player

To Par

Round 1

t66

Eric Banks

+2

72

t66

Tyler McCumber

+2

72

t66

T.J. Vogel

+2

72

t126

Tommy Mou

+5

75

t152

J.D. Tomlinson

+10

80

 

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