After the first victory of the year in Kiawah, S.C., the UF men’s golf team traveled to Windemere, Fla. this weekend for the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational. The No. 10-ranked Gators wrapped up the first round today, finishing tied for sixth at 7-over (295).
Florida struggled collectively, racking up 17 bogeys over the first 18 holes. Coming off of a second-place finis, junior Tyler McCumber finished the day at 5-over (77). McCumber came out of the front nine holes recording six double- bogeys and two birdies and one double-bogey on the back nine.
Tommy Mou also finished the first round at 5-over par (77). For the day, Mou made two birdies on two bogeys and two doubles.
Junior T.J. Vogel had a rough start this morning, carding three double-bogeys on his first nine holes. Vogel picked up momentum on the final nine—with three birdies and finished the round at 2-over (74) and tied for 31st.
After starting the morning off strong with one birdie and one bogey, freshman Eric Banks finished the final nine holes with two birdies on four bogeys. Banks moved into the 31st place tie, alongside Vogel, wrapping up at 2-over (74).
The Gators’ most impressive start to the tournament came from freshman J.D. Tomlinson, who sits in a tie for fifth at 2-under (70). Tomlinson’s solid game was backed up by four birdies on two bogeys.
Opening up a nine-shot lead, the Texas Longhorns proved their top-national ranking by firing a 10-under 278, finishing at the top of the leaderboard. Texas’ Jordan Spieth set an ICI record with a 7-under 65.
The Gators will be out early again at the course tomorrow morning. Tee times for rounds two and three at the par-72, 7,544 yard course will begin at 8 a.m. Live scoring from Isleworth is available at golfstat.com.
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