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Saturday February 15, 2014Gavino and Orr Sit in Top 10 After Day One of SunTrust Gator Invitational

Gainesville, Fla.

After 36 holes of action this afternoon, redshirt junior Santiago Gavino, who competed as an individual for the Gators, carded a 71 (142) in both rounds to end the day tied for sixth.

 

Gavino connected on four birdies in this afternoon’s windy conditions and consistently fired even-par to land towards the top of the leaderboard.

 

Freshman Ryan Orr was Florida’s five-man high finisher, notching rounds of 72-71 (143).Orr birdied three of his last four holes to claim a shared spot for 10th.

 

Climbing their way into the top-20, juniors Eric Banks and J.D. Tomlinson shot rounds of 71-74 (145) to tie for 15th (+5) at the close of the afternoon.  

 

Buddy’s Bite: “We didn’t play well in the morning and then we played worse in the afternoon. That’s the bottom line… It was a breezy day, the hole locations were difficult and the little ol’ golf course held its own.”

 

On Orr’s performance:

 

“Ryan Orr played pretty solidly all day and he birdied three of the last four holes. So after not playing great all day, at least somebody had the guts to finish off a round there at the end. So, I’m particularly proud and happy for him.”

 

 

The Orange and Blue Crew:

 

SunTrust Gator Invitational – Florida Player Results after Two Rounds

Place

Player

Score

T6

Santiago Gavino*

+2 (142)

T10

Ryan Orr

+3 (143)

T15

Eric Banks

+5 (145)

T15

J.D. Tomlinson

+5 (145)

T61

Richard Donegan*

+14 (154)

T69

Billy Anderson

+16 (156)

T71

Conor Richardson

+17 (157)

 

*competed as an individual

 

Leaderboard (Golf World/Nike Golf Division I Coaches’ Poll):

SunTrust Gator Invitational – Team Scores After Two Rounds

Place

Team

Score

1

Arkansas (23)

+10 (570)

2

Mercer

+13 (573)

3

Florida State (22)

+16 (576)

4

Vanderbilt (21)

+17 (577)

5

Georgia Southern

+23 (583)

6

College of Charleston

+26 (586)

7

UAB (11)

+27 (587)

T8

UCF (8)

+28 (588)

T8

North Florida

+28 (588)

T8

FLORIDA

+28 (588)

11

Liberty

+31 (591)

12

Lamar

+37 (597)

13

Coastal Carolina

+38 (598)

14

Jacksonville

+49 (609)

 

SunTrust Gator Invitational – Top 10 After Two Rounds

Place

Player

Score

1

Trey Rule – Mercer

-3 (137)

2

Hank Lebioda – Florida State

-1 (139

T3

Will Meason – Arkansas

+1 (141)

T3

Greg Eason – UCF

+1 (141)

T3

Hans Reimers – Mercer

+1 (141)

T6

Sebastian Cappelen – Arkansas

+2 (142)

T6

Santiago Gavino – Florida

+2 (142)

T6

Matthias Schwab – Vanderbilt

+2 (142)

T6

Taylor Moore – Arkansas

+2 (142)

T10

Martin Rohwer – UAB

+3 (143)

T10

John Jonas – College of Charleston

+3 (143)

T10

Ryan Orr – Florida

+3 (143)

 

Follow the Gators: Play will continue tomorrow with the third and final round of the SunTrust Gator Invitational at the Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida at approximately 8:00 a.m. Tee times and live scoring will be available on GolfStat.com. A complete recap with full results will be posted on GatorZone.com following the day’s play.

 

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