Florida Men’s Golf leading in NCAA Golf Regional

OCALA – Senior Bank Vongvanij shot four under par to lead the Florida men’s golf team to a first-place standing after the first round of the NCAA Regional Tournament in Ocala on Thursday.

Vongvanij made five birdies and one bogey on the day to finish in a tie for fourth place, only two strokes behind leader Jack Dukeminier of Oregon.

Sophomore Phillip Choi finished one stroke behind Vongvanij with a score of 69 in eighth place after making six birdies and three bogeys on the day.

Redshirt senior Andres Echavarria shot a 71 to finish in a tie for 11th.

“We had a really solid day,” Florida head coach Buddy Alexander said. “As I said earlier in the week, this has been a nervous week and today was a particular nervous day with Tyler (McCumber) out and Echavarria sick. I really wasn’t sure what to expect, but I thought we played solidly and I am happy with our start.”

Team Results After Round One

Place Team Score Par

1 FLORIDA 282 -6

2 Arkansas 283 -5

T3 Baylor 284 -4

T3 N.C. State 284 -4

T5 Oregon 285 -3

T5 Georgia Southern 285 -3

7 Notre Dame 288 E

T8 SE Louisiana 290 +2

T8 Kennesaw State 290 +2

T8 Augusta State 290 +2

T11 Missouri 294 +6

T11 Jacksonville State 294 +6

13 UCF 298 +10

14 Jackson State 325 +37

Top 10 Individual Results After Round One

Place Player (School) Score Par

1 Jack Dukeminier (Oregon) 66 -6

T2 Ben Greene (Kennesaw State) 67 -5

T2 Philipp Westermann (SE La.) 67 -5


T4 Mitchell Sutton (N.C. State) 68 -4

T4 Niall Platt (Notre Dame) 68 -4


T8 Logan Blondell (Georgia Southern) 69 -3

10 Cody Paladino (Baylor) 70 -2

Florida Results

Place Player Score Par

T4 Bank Vongvanij 68 -4

T8 Phillip Choi 69 -3

T11 A. Echavarria 71 -1

T48 Tommy Mou 73 +2

T48 Michael Furci 73 +2