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Sunday March 2, 2014Gators Look to Rebound in Round Two

Dade City, Fla.

With a shaky round one performance to open the USF Invitational, Florida sits in 12th place, three-under (291). No. 17 Florida State and UNC Greensboro jumped out front and are currently sharing first place with a 13-under performance on the day. The Seminoles have two players in the top-10, while Roy Dixon of UNCG sits atop the leaderboard after firing a 63 today.

 

Despite being outside the top-10 after round one, Florida has three players that sit T25. Redshirt junior Santiago Gavino, freshman Ryan Orr and junior J.D. Tomlinson all carded a 71 this afternoon, however Gavino is competing as an individual for the Gators.

 

Freshman Victor Tarnstrom shot one-over (73) and finished the day in a tie for 45th while freshman Richard Donegan carded a 76 and junior Eric Banks checked in with a 78.

 

Florida will look to improve in round two competition tomorrow beginning at approximately 9 a.m.

 

Buddy’s Bite: “Pretty disappointing day, the golf course couldn’t have been easier. It was a beautiful day. The greens were good, there was no wind and we had no reason not to score. Obviously, the field did a good job. I know there’s a good one out there for us in one of these rounds. We worked on some stuff after the round like always and we’re hoping to improve tomorrow.”

 

The Orange and Blue Crew:

USF Invitational – Florida Player Results after Round One

Place

Player

Score

T25

Santiago Gavino*

-1 (71)

T25

Ryan Orr

-1 (71)

T25

J.D. Tomlinson

-1 (71)

T45

Victor Tarnstrom

+1 (73)

T76

Richard Donegan

+4 (76)

T83

Eric Banks

+6 (78)

 

*competed as an individual

 

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

USF Invitational – Team Scores After Round One

Place

Team

Score

T1

UNC Greensboro

-13 (275)

T1

Florida State (17)

-13 (275)

3

Memphis

-11 (277)

T4

Illinois

-8 (280)

T4

Mercer

-8 (280)

6

South Florida

-7 (281)

7

Auburn

-6 (282)

8

Purdue

-5 (283)

T9

College of Charleston

E (288)

T9

Wisconsin

E (288)

11

Ohio State

+1 (289)

12

FLORIDA

+3 (291)

T13

Eastern Michigan

+5 (293)

T13

DePaul

+5 (293)

T13

Cincinnati

+5 (293)

16

Air Force

+6 (294)

17

Marquette

+7 (295)

 

Follow the Gators: Play will continue tomorrow with the second round of the USF Invitational as Florida is set to tee off at 9 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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