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Florida men's golf in first after first day of NCAA South Regional

The Florida men’s golf team played one of its best rounds of the season on Thursday, setting itself up into first place after the first day at the NCAA South Regional in Baton Rouge.

The Gators shot a 286 (-2) as a team. Florida was the only team in the field to record a score under par on the first day of competition and holds a 10-stroke advantage over second place Alabama.

“We have been waiting for a day like today,” UF coach Buddy Alexander said. “Today was solid from the get-go.”

The top of the individual leaderboard was held by Florida golfers: seniors Tyler McCumber and T.J. Vogel share the top spot after Thursday’s round. Both shot an opening round 70 (-2). In total, three Gators are in the top-10 after the first day.

“It was a solid start,” Alexander said. “Hopefully, we can continue it because it has been a long time coming.”

Play will resume Friday morning with the second round of the NCAA South Regional. Live scoring will available on


[Last modified: Thursday, May 16, 2013 6:14pm]


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