Sunday July 21, 2013Former Gator Men's Golfer McCumber Captures First Professional Victory
Former Gator and two time All-American men's golfer Tyler McCumber scored his first professional victory at the Quail Valley Golf Club and Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in the Florida Open Championship in Vero Beach on Sunday.
McCumber shot an impressive 12-under par (204) to finish atop the 156-man field and claim the 67thFlorida Open Championship.
Ending the second round one stroke off of the lead, McCumber shot consistently in round three and made four straight birdies to advance to five-under on the day and capture the title by two strokes.
McCumber is off to a good start with his first Florida State Golf Association tournament of the year under his belt.
The Gator alumni has also participated in two eGolf Professional Tour events this year. He finished T17 (nine under) in the Southern Open in Kannapolis, N.C., on Jul. 10-13 and T4 (even par) in the Mimosa Hills Open in Morganton, N.C., on Jun.19- 21.
The next eGolf Professional Tour event is the River Run Classic in Davidson, N.C., scheduled for Jul. 31- Aug. 2.