Roundup: Men's golf moves up leaderboard

UF baseball looks to get back on track Tuesday against North Florida


Published: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:38 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:38 p.m.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH — Coming into the second day of the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational the University of Florida men's golf team was in sixth place. The team then recorded a 295 (+7) on Monday, February 25 to propel them into a four-way tie for fourth place at the Sawgrass Country Club.

“Given the conditions today, we played better than we did yesterday,” head coach Buddy Alexander said. “We got off to a rough start, but made a pretty good comeback.”

Sophomore J.D. Tomlinson (Oak Hall) put together the best round of his season, relative to par, to lead the Gators. Tomlinson began his second round with two bogeys on two of the first three holes of the par-72, 6,910 yard course. He responded with five birdies against one bogey over the final 15 holes to finish with a 70 (-2). It marked his lowest round, relative to par, since last year's SEC Championship when he carded a 68 (-2) in the second round. The Gainesville native is currently in a tie for ninth place going into tomorrow's final round.

Fellow sophomore Eric Banks also rebounded from a rough start. The Canadian was six-over par following his first six holes of the day. He compiled five birdies against one bogey in the 12 holes to finish at two-over par.

Senior T.J. Vogel shot a 75 (+3) on the second day of the event. Vogel is even-par for the tournament and is tied for 12th place.

Classmate Tyler McCumber recorded a 76 (+4) for the second round. The Ponte Vedra native is four-over par for the tournament and is tied for 31st place after two rounds.

Redshirt sophomore Santiago Gavino completed the Gator lineup, registering a 79 (+7) for the second round.

Competing as an individual, freshman A.J. Crouch recorded a 76 (+4) to bring his two-round total to 147 (+3). In his first event of the spring season, Crouch is tied for 28th place.

The tournament will come to a close Tuesday with the final round at the Sawgrass Country Club.

Women's golf: Overnight weather in the New Orleans area has caused damage to the English Turn Golf Course forcing Monday's second round of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational to be cancelled.

The tournament will now be considered a two-round tournament, with the final round expected to start at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Baseball: Florida looks to break a four-game losing streak when it takes on North Florida at 7 p.m. Tuesday at McKethan Stadium.

The Gators, who fell out of the Baseball America Top 25 rankings Monday, were swept at home by Florida Gulf Coast over the weekend and are now 3-5. The Ospreys come in with a 5-2 record.

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