UF's Vogel shoots 77 at Masters

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 4:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 4:05 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Florida senior T.J. Vogel completed the first round of the Masters Tournament in 77 strokes (+5) on Thursday at Augusta National Golf Club.

Vogel earned a spot in the exclusive tournament after winning the 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

Former UF golfer Brian Guy shot an even-par 72.

Vogel began his opening round with three consecutive pars. He was four-over par over the next four holes, recording two bogeys and one double-bogey. He recovered after this stretch and birdied the par-5, eighth hole to bring his score to three-over par.

Heading into the final nine holes of play, Vogel was three-over par. A bogey on the 10th hole and two consecutive bogeys on the 12th and 13th holes put the 2012 PING Division I Second Team All-American six-over with five holes remaining.

The UF senior rebounded and recorded birdies on the par-5, 15th hole and par-3, 16th hole. Vogel had an eagle putt on the 15th hole, narrowly missed, and settled for his second birdie of the day. On the next hole, he converted a 15-foot birdie putt to bring his score back to four-over par for the day.

For his final two holes of his opening round, Vogel tallied a par on the par-4, 17th hole and bogeyed the par-5, 18th hole.

Vogel returns to action at the par-72, 7,435 yard course Friday afternoon. He will tee off at 12:35 p.m. with two-time champion Jose Maria Olazabal and current leader Marc Leishman.

ESPN will begin its broadcast at 3 p.m.

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