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Junior Eric Banks Shot 1-under in Round Two

Saturday April 26, 2014Gators Move Into 10th After Round Two of Conference Championship

St. Simons Island, Ga.

Junior Eric Banks Shot 1-under in Round Two

Improving 11 strokes from yesterday’s team total, the Gators men’s golf squad climbed a few spots on the leaderboard to finish round two of the conference championship in 10th place. Florida ended play with a 281 this afternoon, powered by a collective effort from the Gator five.

 

Shooting 1-under, junior Eric Banks led the Orange and Blue with his 69 to conclude the round just inside the top-25. Banks double-bogeyed on four and bogeyed on 10, but made four birdies and shot even the rest of the way to seal his position.

 

Behind Banks, freshman Ryan Orr carded a 74, slipping to T36 while two other Gators fired even-par. Freshman Victor Tarnstrom notably improved 15 strokes today with his 70 and sophomore Richard Donegan  now sits at 6-over overall after sinking four birdies, three on the back nine.

 

Rounding out the five was junior J.D. Tomlinson who finished off the afternoon with a 72. Tomlinson notched four birdies on the front nine, but bogeyed three times on the back to end play at 5-over.

 

Buddy’s Bite: “A pretty solid day today. The golf course was little bit easier, but we had all five guys hang in there pretty well today so that was a positive. Ryan (Orr) made a couple of bogeys late but he was still in the round until the very end. It was kind of the opposite of yesterday in that we had a couple of guys jump out of the box quickly. Richard (Donegan) got under early as did Victor (Tarnstrom), and in the middle of the round we stumbled a little bit and then kind of got it together again late. So, that was very positive. Victor had an unusually good turnaround and hopefully tomorrow we can continue that trend of solid play.”

 

 

The Orange and Blue Crew:

SEC Championship – Florida Player Results After Round Two

Place

Player

Rounds 1-2

Score

T24

Eric Banks

73-69

+2 (142)

T36

Ryan Orr

70-74

+4 (144)

T43

J.D. Tomlinson

73-72

+5 (145)

T47

Richard Donegan

76-70

+6 (146)

T68

Victor Tarnstrom

85-70

+15 (155)

 

 

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

SEC Championship – Team Scores After Round Two

Place

Team

Round 1-2

Score

1

Alabama (1)

272-266

-22 (538)

T2

South Carolina (24)

277-278

-5 (555)

T2

Auburn (22)

274-281

-5 (555)

4

LSU (22)

284-275

-1 (559)

5

Georgia (5)

277-284

+1 (561)

6

Arkansas (19)

280-287

+7 (567)

T7

Missouri

288-280

+8 (568)

T7

Mississippi State

287-281

+8 (568)

9

Kentucky

287-284

+11 (571)

10

FLORIDA

292-281

+13 (573)

11

Texas A&M (12)

288-286

+14 (574)

12

Vanderbilt (14)

288-288

+16 (576)

13

Tennessee

289-290

+19 (579)

14

Ole Miss

292-293

+25 (585)

 

SEC Championship – Top 10 After Round Two

Place

Player

Rounds 1-2

Score

1

Bobby Wyatt (Alabama)

65-61

-14 (126)

T2

Nicolas Echavarria (Arkansas)

66-68

-6 (134)

T2

Will Murphy (South Carolina)

66-68

-6 (134)

T2

Robby Shelton (Alabama)

67-67

-6 (134)

5

Smylie Kaufman (LSU)

67-68

-5 (135)

6

Niclas Carlsson (Auburn)

67-69

-4 (136)

7

Matthew NeSmith (South Carolina)

65-72

-3 (137)

T8

Michael Cromie (Georgia)

68-71

-1 (139)

T8

Emilio Cuartero (Missouri)

71-68

-1 (139)

T8

Charlie Ewing (Vanderbilt)

71-68

-1 (139)

T8

Will Long (Auburn)

69-71

-1 (139)

T8

Trey Mullinex (Alabama)

72-67

-1 (139)

T8

Cory Whitsett (Alabama)

68-71

-1 (139)

T8

Greg Yates (Texas A&M)

72-67

-1 (139)

 

 

Follow the Gators: Play will continue tomorrow with the third and final round of the 2014 SEC Championship at 7:30 a.m. Tee times and live scoring will be available on GolfStat.com and SECsports.com. A complete recap with full results will be posted on GatorZone.com following the day’s play.

 

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