Notebook: Florida ties for third at Shoal Creek

Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 8:39 p.m.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Florida men's golf team saw success Tuesday as they came away with a shared spot for third at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate.

Junior J.D. Tomlinson, an Oak Hall graduate, led the way for the Gators, finishing in a tie for third place individually. Tomlinson, who had a stellar round Monday, fed off of that momentum and propelled himself to a career-best finish and a new low tournament score of 210 after shooting rounds of 73-68-69 and finishing the event six-under.

Freshman Victor Tarnstrom matched his six birdies from the second round, to grant him his first under-par finish of the year at one-under, tied for 12th place.

Playing their best round of the Windy City Collegiate Classic, the No. 5 Gators improved by nine strokes from round one (300) and three strokes from round two (294) to complete the final round (291) at Northmoor Country Club. Florida finished the event in ninth place, behind five top-25 ranked opponents, out of the 15 teams competing.

UF women's golf

At Highland Park, Ill., redshirt sophomore Katie Mitchell battled at the Windy City Collegiate Classic to shoot the only under-par round of 70 for the Gators, capping it off with an eagle on the 16th hole. She finished eight-over (221) for the tournament. Junior Sarah Schober remained consistent on the course this week (72-74-73), and made five birdies, including four in a row, in the final round of the competition. She claimed the lone top-25 finish for Florida.

Sophomore Ursa Orehek finished just one-over (72) in the last round of her first tournament of the season, while freshman Karolina Vlckova and junior Anna Young both took a step back from their game at the 2013 Cougar Classic, shooting six-over and five-over on the day, respectively.

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