MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
Record setting day leads Florida to JU Invitational
Led by Bank Vonvanij’s six-under par performance, top-ranked Florida owns a 17-shot lead after two rounds at the 2011 JU Invitational hosted by Mark McCumber.

Vonvanij carded a pair of three-under par 69s to take a three shot lead into final round over Wake Forest’s Evan Beck, who shot 71 in the morning an 70 in the afternoon to finish at three-under par.

The Gators broke the team record with a two-under par 286 to lead by eight shots after the first round. The second round saw Florida break the record again, posting a five-under par 283, to expand its lead.

Florida finished the day with four players in the top 10, with Andres Echavarria and Phillip Choi at tied for third at one-under par and Tyler McCumber tied for eighth at one-over par.

Vonvanij is one of seven players at even-par or better entering the final round.

Host Jacksonville University is tied for 11th place after rounds of 311 and 306 to sit at 41-over par. Freshman Dillon Batsel led JU, finishing in a tie for 21st at five-over par, 149. Batsel opened the tournament with a two-over par 74 and finished with a three-over par, 75.

“This is extremely difficult golf course and when you make a mistake, it will make you pay,” said JU head coach Mike Blackburn. “This is a good learning experience for our guys and something that we can build on for the rest of the spring.”

Gavin St. John Frost is tied for 33rd at nine-over par after carding rounds of 77 and 76 to finish at nine-over par. Bobby Fredeking shot an 82 in the opening session and a 76 in the afternoon to tie for 52nd at 13-over par, 157.

Jamey Salmon improved on his opening round 82 with a 76 in the afternoon to tie for 56th at 14-over par, 158. Will Braude, playing in his first event of the season, is tied for 68th at 19-over par after rounds of 83 and 80.

Tee times begin on the first and 10th tee at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Fans can follow the action with live scoring on Golfstat.com.