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Sunday March 25, 2001Men's Golf Fifth at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invite

Statesboro, Ga.

The fifth- ranked University of Florida men's golf team finished fifth at 870 (+6) at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational at the Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Ga.

Georgia won the Invitational at 854 (-10) and host Georgia Southern finished second at 858 (-6). Nick Cassini from Georgia took medalist honors with a three round total of 210 (-6).

Florida opened the Invitational with a opening round 281 (-7) to take the early lead. The second round was not as kind to UF as it shot a second round total of 296 (+8). The Florida team started to find its swing in the third round as it improved its score to 293 (+5) in the third round to finish with a three-round total of 870 (+6).

Individually for Florida, sophomore Bubba Dickerson (Hilliard, Fla.,/ West Nassau H.S.) opened the Invitational with a 66 (-6) in the first round to grab the early lead. He followed it up with a 74 (+2) in the second round and a 72 (E) in the third round to finish with a 212 (-4) to tie for third place.

Junior Camilo Benedetti (Medellin, Colombia/ Instituto Jorge Robledo) and freshman Camilo Villegas (Medellin Colombia/ The Columbus School) each shot a 73 (+1) the final round. Villegas tied for 30th with a three-round total of 220 (+4) and Benedetti finished with a total of 223 (+7) to tie for 45th. Senior Nick Gilliam (Gainesville, Fla) tied for 17th at 217 (+1) and sophomore Jordan Code (Tampa, Fla.,/ Home Education Program) shot a three-round total of 228 (+12) to tie for 61st.

Florida's men's golf team will have next weekend off before they travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to play in the U.S. Collegiate April 6-8 at the newly opened Vista Vallarta Golf Club. The Jack Nicklaus designed course will open April 1.

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS

1 Georgia 286-281-287=854 (-10)

2 Georgia Southern 285-286-287=858 (-6)

3 Clemson 283-284-292=859 (-5)

4 Augusta State. 300-284-283=867 (+3)

5 Florida 281-296-293=870 (+6)

6 Northwestern 295-287-291=873 (+9)

7 East Tennessee St. 290-294-292=876 (+12)

8 South Carolina 291-292-297=880 (+16)

9 Duke 293-290-298=881 (+17)

10 North Carolina State 296-291-297=884 (+20)

11 Auburn 296-293-297=886 (+22)

12 Tennessee 305-292-291=888 (+24)

13 Louisiana State 299-293-298=890 (+26)

14 North Carolina 297-296-298=891 (+27)

15 Ohio State 308-295-297=900 (+36)

TOP 10 INDIVIDUAL SCORES

1 Nick Cassini Georgia 71-67-72=210 (-6)

2 Erik Compton Georgia 73-69-69=211 (-5)

3 D.J. Trahan Clemson 70-70-72=212 (-4)

Bubba Dickerson Florida 66-74-72=212 (-4)

Chris Wisler E Tenn. St 71-70-71=212 (-4)

Bryant Odom Georgia 68-71-73=212 (-4)

7 Travis Mobley Ga. South 72-70-71=213 (-3)

8 Justin Kolumber Ga. South 71-72-71=214 (-2)

David Sanchez NC State 71-71-72=214 (-2)

Lucas Glover Clemson 71-71-72=214 (-2)

GATOR GOLFERS

T 3 Bubba Dickerson 66-74-72=212 (-4)

T 17 Nick Gilliam 70-72-75=217 (+1)

T 30 Camilo Villegas 71-76-73=220 (+4)

T 45 Camilo Benedetti 74-76-73=223 (+7)

T 61 Jordan Code 76-74-78=228 (+12)

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