Tomlinson finishes in top 5 to close out Old Waverly

Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 11:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 11:24 p.m.

WEST POINT, MISS. — After shooting even in round one, junior J.D. Tomlinson fired consecutive 70s to pace his way toward the top of the leaderboard and finish off the afternoon in a shared spot for fifth place at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship.

An Oak Hall alum, Tomlinson finished with his third top-five placing of the season while he shot under-par for the second-straight event.

“J.D. is having a solid year and he’s a solid player," UF coach Buddy Alexander said. "It doesn’t appear to me as though there’s a lot in his game that should ever go bad.”

Florida shot an 866 (+2) as a team to seal a fourth-place finish in its final regular season event of the spring. Tournament host Mississippi State came away with the win with an 859 (-5).

Junior Eric Banks concluded competition at even-par, carding rounds of 69-73-74 (216) to tie for 13th place while freshman Ryan Orr shot a 220, his third-best performance of the year.

Rounding out the five-man lineup were sophomore Richard Donegan and freshman Victor Tarnstrom who both shot 73s in the third round to end play with a 222 (+6).

“Probably our best tournament of the year in terms of consistency," Alexander said. "All five guys were kind of in every round at least to a certain extent. I thought that was a positive. ... Again, I see this team improving and unfortunately we just ran out of time.”

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