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Junior Matt Every fired a career-best round of 63 at the NCAA East Regional

Friday May 20, 2005No. 7 Men?s Golf Storms Into Second-Place @ NCAA East Region

Nashville, Tenn.

Junior Matt Every fired a career-best round of 63 at the NCAA East Regional

The No. 7 Florida men’s golf team fired a tournament-best 14-under par second round at the 2005 NCAA East Regional Golf Tournament, to move into second-place with an 11-under par total score of 557. The Gators trail Wake Forest by only three strokes entering the final round of play that is scheduled for tomorrow at The Golf Club of Tennessee.

 

Florida’s stellar second round comeback gave the Gators their best competitive round of the season in relation to both score and par, however the 14-under par score of 270 tied for the fifth-best round since 1981-82 in relation to par and the seventh-best round when classified only by the score. 

 

“Today was a very good day,” Head Coach Buddy Alexander said. “We had two guys account for a terrific day, while the other three guys played reasonably well. I think we’ve conceivably placed ourselves in a position to win the tournament, which will be our goal tomorrow.”

 

Junior Matt Every (Daytona Beach, Fla.) fired a career-best eight-under par 63 to storm into third-place overall and move to eight-under par for the tournament. Every, fired the best round by a Gator this season and the best round by a Florida golfer since Camilo Villegas fired a 62 on May 8, 2003 at the Atlanta Intercollegiate. The historic round by Every became the third-best round since 1981-82 in terms of score and tied for third-best at eight-under in relation to par. Every now owns the second-best round in terms of score by a UF junior since 1981-82.

 

“Matt hit a bunch of quality shots today,” Alexander said. “He made a couple great putts and really played his best golf today.”

 

Matching his career and season-best round of 65, junior James Vargas (Miami, Fla.) moved to six-under par with a total score of 136. Vargas had his best stuff as he traversed the 6,864-yard course without a bogey.

 

It is the first time since Feb. 13, 1999, that two Gators fired rounds of 65 or better in the same tournament round. The last UF duo to record rounds of 65 or better in the same round was Steve Scott and Taylor Walsh as they opened the 1999 Gator Invitational with scores of 63 and 65 respectively.

 

Redshirt senior Richard Treis (Baden-Baden, Germany) had a strong second round as he notched a one-under par score of 70. The second round effort by Treis moved him to two-over par for the tournament and gives him a two-round total of 144.

 

Junior Brett Stegmaier (Madison, Conn.) duplicated his one-over par opening round score of 72 in the second round to give him a two-over par tournament total of 144.

 

Having a steady tournament, redshirt senior Duke Butler (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) carded a three-over par score of 74 in the second round to go with his opening two-over par effort of 73. For the tournament Butler is five-over par and on pace to have his best tournament of the season.

 

The 2005 NCAA East Regional Tournament concludes tomorrow with the final 18 holes at The Golf Club of Tennessee. The top 10 teams from each of the three competing regions will advance to the 2005 NCAA Championships at the Caves Valley Country Club in Baltimore, Md. on May 31-June 3.

 

Team Results:

Place

Team

Round 1

Round 2

Total

Relation to Par

1.

Wake Forest

271

283

554

-14

2.

Florida

287

270

557

-11

T3.

Georgia

275

283

558

-10

T3.

Tennessee

282

276

558

-10

5.

Duke

287

272

559

-9

6.

East Tennessee State

281

285

566

-2

T7.

Alabama

280

287

567

-1

T7.

Louisville

285

282

567

-1

9.

Georgia Tech

285

283

568

E

10.

Georgia Southern

281

288

569

+1

11.

Georgia State

279

291

570

+2

T12.

Virginia

290

282

572

+4

T12.

Clemson

285

287

572

+4

14.

Coastal Carolina

284

289

573

+5

15.

North Carolina

276

298

574

+6

T16.

Charlotte

291

289

580

+12

T16.

UCF

278

302

580

+12

18.

Indiana

294

292

586

+18

19.

Towson

293

295

588

+20

20.

Penn State

293

299

592

+24

T21.

Vanderbilt

301

294

595

+27

T21.

Maryland

304

291

595

+27

23.

Rutgers

306

291

597

+29

24.

UNC-Wilmington

298

304

602

+34

25.

Army

298

306

604

+36

26.

Rhode Island

309

315

624

+56

27.

Boston College

318

315

633

+65

 

 

Florida Results:

Place

Player

Round 1

Round 2

Total

Relation to Par

T3.

Matt Every

71

63

134

-8

T9.

James Vargas

71

65

136

-6

T48.

Richard Treis

74

70

144

+2

T48.

Brett Stegmaier

72

72

144

+2

T72.

Duke Butler IV

73

74

147

+5

 

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