The Gators men’s and women’s golf teams finished the second round of the Blessings Collegiate Invitational Tuesday.
The women’s team is currently in sixth place in team competition after shooting a collective 16-over-par. The Gators entered Tuesday in third place but were unable to hold their position. They trail the leaders, the Arkansas Razorbacks, by 23 strokes entering the final round Wednesday.
Individually, sophomore Marina Escobar Domingo leads the Gators. She shot 1-under-par Tuesday, and is at 1-over-par for the tournament. She is tied for 4th overall going into the final round Wednesday. Freshman Maisie Filler is tied for 14th at 5-over-par, while sophomore Annabell Fuller is a stroke behind her at 6-over-par.
The men’s team fell back two more spots Tuesday and is now in 11th place. It improved on its day one score, shooting 5-over-par — seven strokes better than Monday. The Gators are now 17-over-par, 20 strokes behind the leading Crimson Tide of Alabama.
Sophomore Ricky Castillo leads the way for Florida, sitting tied for 20th at 2-over-par. He shot a 3-under-par 69 Tuesday to get back into contention after his first round 77. Freshman Joe Pagdin is tied for 29th after shooting 3-over-par Tuesday to put him at 4-over-par for the tournament.
The tournament ends in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Wednesday. The women’s team tees off at 10:26 a.m. The men’s team begins its final round at 9:04 a.m., according to GolfStat. The tournament will be broadcasted live on the Golf Channel from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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After two days at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational, the women's golf team sits in sixth place.
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