UF alum McCumber wins Florida Open Championship


Published: Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 11:27 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 11:27 p.m.

Former Florida men's golfer Tyler McCumber scored his first professional victory at the Quail Valley Golf Club and Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in the Florida Open Championship in Vero Beach on Sunday.

McCumber shot 12-under par (204) to finish atop the 156-man field and claim the 67th Florida Open Championship.

Ending the second round one stroke off of the lead, McCumber shot consistently in round three and made four straight birdies to advance to 5-under on the day and capture the title by two strokes.

McCumber is off to a strong start with his first Florida State Golf Association tournament of the year under his belt.

The Gator alumnus has also participated in two eGolf Professional Tour events this year. He finished tied for 17th (9-under) in the Southern Open in Kannapolis, N.C., on Jul. 10-13 and tied for fourth (even par) in the Mimosa Hills Open in Morganton, N.C., on Jun.19- 21.

The next eGolf Professional Tour event is the River Run Classic in Davidson, N.C., scheduled for Jul. 31- Aug. 2.

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