Gator Locker Room
Gator Ticket Office

Men's Golf Headline

Junior J.D. Tomlinson shot a 75 in round one of the East Regional

Thursday May 15, 2014Tomlinson in Good Position After Round One of Regionals

Auburn, Ala.

Junior J.D. Tomlinson shot a 75 in round one of the East Regional

Shooting a 75 (+3) in opening round action of the East Regional at Auburn University Club, junior J.D. Tomlinson ended the day as the second-best individual of the group of five competing at a spot to advance to the NCAA Championship.

 

Tomlinson bogeyed twice on both the front and back nine, sinking just one birdie on the par-5 12th hole to land in a shared spot for 28th overall and trails only Austin Peay’s Marco Iten who shot 1-under. Iten, just two strokes off the leader, closed out round one inside the top-five at T4.

 

Ole Miss’ Blake Morris started off the day strong, but double bogeyed three times, carding an 81 to match Harvard’s Theodore Lederhausen, while Troy’s Jared Bettcher shot an 89.

 

As for the field of 14 vying to move on, No. 1 Alabama was the only squad to shoot under-par and sits in first place, six strokes ahead of second place Texas.

 

Buddy’s Bite: “J.D. drove the ball extremely well, but other than that he didn’t have his good stuff with his irons today. He didn’t chip particularly well. He putted well, but he missed a couple of short ones which is always a little disappointing. If he can drive the ball the way he did today the next two days, I think he has a chance to rebound and have a good tournament.” 

 

The Race at Regionals:

Auburn Regional – Individual Results After Round One

Place

Player

Score

T4

Marco Iten (Austin Peay)

-1 (71)

T28

J.D. Tomlinson (FLORIDA)

+3 (75)

T63

Blake Morris (Ole Miss)

+9 (81)

T63

Theodore Lederhausen (Harvard)

+9 (81)

75

Jared Bettcher (Troy)

+17 (89)

 

 

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

Auburn Regional – Team Scores After Round One

Place

Team

Score

1

Alabama (1)

-1 (287)

2

Texas (17)

+5 (293)

3

Auburn (25)

+6 (294)

4

Colorado

+8 (296)

T5

Kennesaw State

+9 (297)

T5

Louisville

+9 (297)

7

UNC Greensboro

+10 (298)

8

BYU

+11 (299)

T9

UC Davis

+12 (300)

T9

Sam Houston State

+12 (300)

11

Virginia Tech (12)

+13 (301)

12

New Mexico (22)

+14 (302)

13

Alabama State

+23 (211)

14

St. John’s

+27 (315)

 

Full Leaderboard

 

Follow the Gator: Play will continue tomorrow with round two of the 2014 Auburn Regional at 8 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.

 

For complete coverage of the Gators’ men’s golf program visit GatorZone.com, follow @GatorZoneGolf on Twitter and ‘like’ the University of Florida Men’s Golf page on Facebook.

 

 

 

Florida Athletics - A Championship Experience with Integrity - Vision Statement
  • University of Florida
  • NCAA
  • Sun Sports / Fox Sports Florida
  • IMG
  • SEC on ESPN

© 1998 - 2014 University Athletic Assoc., Inc., Sun Sports & IMG College. All Rights Reserved.