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Sunday March 14, 2004Men's Golf Finishes 2nd; Villegas Wins Southern Highlands

Las Vegas, Nev.

Senior Camilo Villegas (Medellin, Colombia) tied a school record by winning his seventh career tournament, while the No. 1 ranked Florida Gators finished second on Sunday at the Southern Highlands Collegiate at Southern Highlands Golf Club.

Florida finished two shots behind tournament winner Arizona State as the Gators posted their ninth top-five finish of the season in as many tournaments. The Sun Devils shot a 293 (+5) on Sunday to finish at 848 (-16) for the tournament. Florida shot a 292 (+4) in the final round and ended at 850 (-14) at the par 72, 7,440-yard course.

"Today was a little disappointing because we had our chances," Florida coach Buddy Alexander said. "Still, our plight stayed the same – every time we’ve played, we’ve played well and finished high and that’s what you’re looking for."

Villegas carded a final round score of 69 (-3) to win the tournament by one stroke over Wake Forest’s Bill Haas with a three-round score of 205 (-11). His win is the seventh of his career, which ties Villegas with Chris DiMarco for the most in school history. His score by par was the third best of his career and it also tied for the fourth-best score in school history.

"It was a special day for Camilo," Alexander said. "He was very aware of the record and he’s already making plans to beat it. He’s been a great player for four years here at Florida and I’m very proud of him."

Sophomore Matt Every (Daytona Beach, Fla.) carded a final round 72 (E) to finish in a tie for sixth – his sixth top-10 finish of the season. He shot a three-round total of 211 (-5), which stands as his third-best tournament score of the season.

Florida had three finish inside the top 20 as sophomore Brett Stegmaier (Madison, Conn.) shot a final round 77 (+5) to end in a tie for 15th at 214 (-2). It was Stegmaier’s third top-20 finish in his last four tournaments.

Sophomore Ryan Cochran (Paducah, Ky.) shot a final round 76 (+4) to end up tied for 32nd with a three-round score of 222 (+6), while freshman Jessie Mudd (Louisville, Ky.) tied for 61st after his third round score of 75 (+3) left him at 229 (+13) for the tournament.

Florida returns to action when the Gators play in the Schenkel E-Z Go Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club on March 20-21.

TEAM STANDINGS

Place

Team

1st Round

2nd Round

3rd Round

Total

Over/Under Par

1.

Arizona State

279

276

293

848

-16

2.

Florida

277

281

292

850

-14

3.

Clemson

279

292

288

859

-5

4.

Georgia

284

286

293

863

-1

5.

Washington

289

284

297

870

+6

T6.

UCLA

282

291

298

871

+7

T6.

Georgia Tech

291

286

294

871

+7

T8.

Wake Forest

295

287

293

875

+11

T8.

Arizona

284

290

301

875

+11

T8.

UNLV

289

290

296

875

+11

11.

New Mexico

302

283

294

879

+15

12.

Augusta State

289

300

298

887

+23

13.

North Carolina State

294

297

298

889

+25

14.

Auburn

300

297

295

892

+28

15.

North Carolina

302

286

306

894

+30

FLORIDA RESULTS

Place

Player

1st Round

2nd Round

3rd Round

Total

Over/Under Par

1.

Camilo Villegas

67

69

69

205

-11

T6.

Matt Every

71

68

72

211

-5

T15.

Brett Stegmaier

68

69

77

214

-2

T32.

Ryan Cochran

71

75

76

222

+6

T61.

Jessie Mudd

77

77

75

229

+13

 

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