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Sunday April 22, 2001Men's Golf Finishes Second at the SEC Championship

St. Simons Island, Ga.

The 10th-ranked University of Florida men's golf team fought off a late charge from Auburn University to finish second with a three round total of 857 (+17) at the Southeastern Conference Golf Championship at the Sea Island Golf Club Seaside Resort in St. Simons Island, Ga., April 22.

Georgia won the SEC Championship with a three round score of 841 (+1). Florida finished second followed by Auburn and Alabama. Bryant Odom of Georgia took home medalist honors with a score of 207 (-3).

Florida shot an opening round 285 (+5) to stand in second place, 10 stroke behind number one ranked Georgia, after the first round. The second round brought more of the same as UF shot a consistent round of 286 (+6). It remained in second place with a two round score of 571 (+11). Florida liked the 285 (+5) score and shot it again in the third round.

"We played a solid three-day tournament and hung with the number one team in the country the last two rounds. We gave them to big of a lead in the first round," said Head Florida Men's Golf Coach Buddy Alexander. "You are always disappointed with a second place especially in a conference play, but we will work hard and hopefully do better in the NCAA Regional and NCAA Championship.

Individually, Florida was led by 2000 SEC Freshman of the year, sophomore Bubba Dickerson (Hilliard, Fla./West Nassau H.S.). He shot a final round 66 (-4) to post a three round total of 211 (+1). He finished second to improve on his finish from a year ago.

Freshman Camilo Villegas (Medellin,Colombia/ The Columbus School) had a strong showing in his first SEC Championship. He fired a final round 72 (+2) to go along with a 69 (-1) in the first round and a 70 (E) in the second round. Villegas finished second with a score of 211 (+1).

Junior Camilo Benedetti (Medellin, Colombia/ Instituto Jorge Robledo) finished tied for 12th for Florida with a score of 217 (+7). Senior Nick Gilliam (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville H.S.) shot a third round 73 (+3) to finish with a total of 220 (+10) in a tie for 24th place in his final SEC Championship.

Florida will return to the course to take part in the Atlanta Intercollegiate in Stockbridge, Ga., at the Eagle's Landing Country Club May 10-11.

FINAL TEAM SCORES

1. Georgia 275-284-282=841 (+1)

2. Florida 285-286-286=857 (+17)

3. Auburn 291-283-287=861 (+21)

4. Alabama 294-286-289=869 (+29)

5. Mississippi 290-292-298=878 (+38)

6. Tennessee 289-292-298=879 (+39)

7. South Carolina 292-294-294=880 (+40)

8. LSU 295-295-297=887 (+47)

9. Vanderbilt 301-297-293=891 (+51)

10. Arkansas 305-301-303=909 (+69)

11. Mississippi St. 304-297-309=910 (+70)

12. Kentucky 295-310-317=922 (+82)

FINAL INDIVIDUAL SCORES

1. Bryant Odom Georgia 67-70-70=207 (-3)

2. Bubba Dickerson Florida 71-73-67=211 (+1)

Camilo Villegas Florida 69-70-72=211 (+1)

4. Nick Cassini Georgia 73-70-69=212 (+2)

5. Erik Compton Georgia 70-76-67=213 (+3)

6. Jay Mundy Auburn 73-69-72=214 (+4)

Ernie Rose South Carolina 70--70-74=214 (+4)

8. Will Swift Auburn 72-70-73=215 (+5)

9. Kyle Thompson South Carolina 73-71-72=216 (+6)

Jan Are Larsen Alabama 75-69-72=216 (+6)

Craig Taylor LSU 73-75-68=216 (+6)

12. Adrew Medley Mississippi 67-73-77=217 (+7)

Lee Williams Auburn 75-70-72=217 (+7)

Camilo Benedetti Florida 71-72-74=217 (+7)

David Miller Georgia 68-73-76=217 (+7)

J.J. Tkhompson Mississippi 73-71-73=217 (+7)

17. Ryan Grant Vanderbilt 72-75-71=218 (+8)

Jason Powell Tennessee 72-73-73=218 (+8)

Ryan Hybl Georgia 70-71-77=218 (+8)

Phil Caravia Mississippi 73-75-70=218 (+8)

21 Craig Lile Arkansas 74-71-74=219 (+9)

Wes Furnish Kentucky 70-73-76=219 (+9)

Lars Brovold Alabama 72-77-70=219 (+9)

24 Kaven Haefner Auburn 76-74-70=220 (+10)

Alan Morgan LSU 75-70-75=220 (+10)

Nick Gilliam Florida 74-73-73=220 (+10)

Mac Butler Alabama 72-75-73=220 (+10)

28. Codie Mudd Mississippi State 73-74-74--221 (+11)

29. Nick Rousey Alabama 79-69-74--222 (+12)

Andy Brimer Tennessee 69-77-76--222 (+12)

31. Brandon Skeen Tennessee 77-73-73--223 (+13)

Andrew Pratt Tennessee 71-74-78--223 (+13)

Jonathan Dismuke Auburn 71-76-76--223 (+13)

34. Wesley Pate Alabama 75-73-76--224 (+14)

35. Adam Wing Arkansas 78-76-71--225 (+15)

Jeffery Yeckes Vanderbilt 78-74-73--225 (+15)

Nathan Goulding LSU 77-72-76--225 (+15)

Ben Banks Florida 79-71-75--225 (+15)

39. John Bloomfield South Carolina 72-79-75--226 (+16)

Ian Parnaby Tennessee 78-72-76--226 (+16)

Tommy Clement Mississippi 77-73-76--226 (+16)

42. Andrew Saft Mississippi State 76-77-74--227 (+17)

Jason Dallas Vanderbilt 80-74-73--227 (+17)

Brandt Snedeker Vanderbilt 76-75-76--227 (+17)

45. John Humphries LSU 70-79-79--228 (+18)

46. Johan Kok South Carolina 81-75-73--229 (+19)

John Pitt Vanderbilt 75-74-80--229 (+19)

48. Nash Elliott South Carolina 77-78-75--230 (+20)

49. T. J. Washburn Miss. State 78-76-78--232 (+22)

Beau Galyean Arkansas 75-77-80--232 (+22)

51. Drew Higginbothom Arkansas 78-77-78--233 (+23)

John-Gordon Beckett Kentucky 71-78-84--233 (+23)

Garrett Prather LSU 77-78-78--233 (+23)

54. Pat Kelly Kentucky 77-82-75--234 (+24)

Jason McKenzie Miss. State 81-70-83--234 (+24)

Troy Muller Mississippi 77-77-80--234 (+24)

57. Scott Shelton Miss. State 77-78-83--238 (+28)

Ryan Wilson Kentucky 77-77-84--238 (+28)

59. Kyle Vance Arkansas 81-81-82--244 (+34)

60. Andy Dustman Kentucky 89-85-82--256 (+46)

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