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Thursday May 30, 2013Gators Match Second Round Score on Final Day at NCAA Championships

Woodstock, Ga.

The University of Florida men’s golf team recorded a 283 (+3) on the final day of stroke play of the 2013 NCAA Championships on Thursday, May 30 in Woodstock, Ga. UFscored a 857 (+17) for the three rounds of stroke play. The top-eight teams advance to match play, which will decide the national champion. Florida finished in 25th place and did not advance to match play. 

 

“Unfortunately, more of the same,” head coach Buddy Alexander stated. “We actually got off to a great start this morning. There’s a tough stretch of holes, the 15th through the 18th. I knew if we got by that then maybe we could have a special day, but those holes just ate us alive. The last nine was just so-so.”

 

As Alexander stated, the Gators got off to a great start. The team was five-under par through the first two holes. Four of the five players in the lineup recorded at least one birdie in the first two holes. Again, as Alexander said, once the team got to the crucial stretch at the end of the first nine, they could not maintain the positive momentum.

 

Sophomore Eric Banks (Truro, Canada) was the team’s lowest scorer for the final round of stroke play at the Capital City Club – Crabapple Course. Banks used two birdies on his back nine to propel him to lowest score of the 2013 NCAA Championships. The sophomore finished stroke play in 214 strokes (+4).

 

Senior T.J. Vogel (Cooper City, Fla.) finished at even par, his best round of the national tournament. Vogel opened his round with birdies on three of the first five holes. He struggled on the latter part of the front nine, finishing the first nine at even par. Vogel matched Banks’ score of 214 (+4) for stroke play.

 

Fellow senior Tommy Mou (Bradenton, Fla.) put together his finest round of the event, as well. Mou recorded a one-over par on Thursday at the par 70, 7,319 yard course. After scoring two bogeys and one double-bogey in the first six holes, Mou registered three birdies to bring his total to one-over for the day. The senior finished at 11-over par.

 

Senior Tyler McCumber (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) and sophomore J.D. Tomlinson (Gainesville, Fla.) wrapped up the Gators’ lineup on the final day of stroke play. The pair each recorded a 73 (+3). McCumber tied Banks and Vogel for the best three-round total on the team, scoring a 214 (+3). Tomlinson finished stroke play in 222 strokes (+12).

 

With the Gators not qualifying for the match play portion of the 2013 NCAA Championships, the 2012-13 season is complete. The team recorded a victory in the season-opening Invitational at The Ocean Course and eight top-five finishes. In addition, the senior duo of McCumber and Vogel both garnered All-SEC and All-Southeast Region honors for the second straight year.

 

McCumber, Mou, and Vogel will all depart Gainesville, but the team returns a strong foundation for next season. Banks and Tomlinson will be back for the junior years, while A.J. Crouch (Jacksonville, Fla.) will be a sophomore with solid experience.

 

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Final Results

Place

Team

To Par

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Total

1

California

-16

277

272

275

824

2

Georgia Tech

-10

274

274

282

830

3

Alabama

-7

275

276

282

833

 

Texas

-7

279

271

283

833

5

Illinois

-5

276

281

278

835

6

New Mexico

+2

292

274

276

842

 

UNLV

+2

286

284

272

842

 

Arizona State

+2

270

288

284

842

Top-eight advance to match play

 

Texas A&M *

+2

285

275

282

842

10

Arkansas

+3

286

271

286

843

11

Oklahoma

+5

278

284

283

845

 

Florida State

+5

287

277

281

845

13

Auburn

+6

292

279

275

846

14

Texas Tech

+7

288

283

276

847

 

Oklahoma State

+7

279

293

275

847

16

Washington

+8

281

283

284

848

 

UCF

+8

287

274

287

848

18

North Florida

+9

281

282

286

849

19

TCU

+10

294

272

284

850

 

Georgia

+10

286

283

281

850

 

Tennessee

+10

286

277

287

850

22

Coastal Carolina

+11

293

275

283

851

23

LSU

+14

285

282

287

854

 

USC

+14

291

278

285

854

25

Florida

+17

291

283

283

857

26

UCLA

+18

289

281

288

858

27

South Carolina

+28

286

296

288

868

 

Kent State

+28

282

293

293

868

29

St. Mary’s

+29

287

294

288

869

30

Ball State

+32

290

289

293

872

* Texas A&M tied for sixth place, but was eliminated for match play in a playoff

 

Top-10 Individuals

Place

Player (Team)

To Par

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Total

1

Max Homa (California)

-9

70

65

66

201

2

Daniel Berger (Florida State)

-6

69

67

68

204

 

Dominic Bozzelli (Auburn)

-6

71

67

66

204

 

Rick Lamb (Tennessee)

-6

68

67

69

204

 

Kevin Penner (UNLV)

-6

69

67

68

204

 

Jon Rahm (Arizona State)

-6

61

72

71

204

 

Brandon Stone (Texas)

-6

68

68

68

204

8

Five players tied

-5

N/A

N/A

N/A

205

 

Florida Results

Place

Player

To Par

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Total

t69

Eric Banks

+4

72

73

69

214

t69

Tyler McCumber

+4

72

69

73

214

t69

T.J. Vogel

+4

72

72

70

214

t134

Tommy Mou

+11

75

75

71

221

t136

J.D. Tomlinson

+12

80

69

73

222

 

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