TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 01, 2011
Top-ranked Florida wins JU Invitational
Florida's Bank Vongvanij recorded a one-over par 73 in the final round of the 2011 JU Invitational hosted by Mark McCumbert, but it was enough to win individual medalist honors by two shots at five-under par.
Behind Vongvanij's record-setting performance, the top-ranked Gators won the team title with a tournament record total of 858, six-under par, topping UNF by 25 shots.
Propelled by a strong effort on Monday, Vongvanij's 73 in final round gave him a two-stroke victory over Liberty's Robert Karlsson. Vongvanij, the No.1 player in the country according to Golfstat, led the group of six players to finish under par.
Karlsson had the low round of the day, carding a three-under par 69 in the final round.
Florida had the best showing in the 15-team tournament, with four golfers finishing in the top-8 on the final leaderboard. Phillip Choi, Andres Echavarria and Tyler McCumber also had top-10 finishes.
Clemson's Corbin Mills and North Florida's Kevin Phelan both finished two-under, tying for third place. Phelan's effort pushed the Ospreys to a second-place team finish with a 22-over final score.
Gavin St. John Frost posted the best finish by a JU golfer, finishing tied for 35th by shooting 13-over for the tournament. The senior out of Berkshire, England tied for the team lead with a low-round score of 76, which he accomplished in the second and third rounds. The Dolphins finished tied for 13th overall.
The Dolphins are off until Feb. 12 when take part in the Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla.