The Gators earned the No. 3 seed in Saturday’s quarterfinals after they finished in the top eight Friday.
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The No. 18 Florida Gators fell in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Women’s Golf Championship at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama. UF lost to the No. 5 Texas A&M Aggies 4-1 in team match play after qualifying as a six seed in stroke play during the week.
Three seniors from the Florida men’s golf team are ranked in the top 20 of the PGA Tour University rankings. As of April 5, Fred Biondi is ranked third, Yuxin Lin sits at ninth and Ricky Castillo at 15.
The No. 12-ranked Florida men’s golf team traveled to Augusta, Georgia, to compete in the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational. The Gators took a five-shot lead into Sunday and finished in first by 12 shots to score 39-under-par.
Leal moved to Gainesville from Guatemala City, Guatemala, by himself to play Division I golf after high school. For years, he made trips to the U.S. to compete in several amateur tournaments annually in hopes of getting noticed by recruiters.
The Gators sat in a tie for fifth after 36 holes on day one. The team shot a 282 in round one and a 285 in round two to finish nine-under-par.
The No. 21-ranked Florida women’s golf team traveled to Augusta, Georgia, to compete in the Valspar Augusta Invitational Saturday.
The Florida men’s golf team traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Southern Highlands Collegiate. The tournament began Sunday and wrapped up Tuesday.
Florida’s women’s golf team traveled to Melbourne, Florida, to compete in the tournament Feb. 19. After finishing in 12th last week, the Gators secured third place — trailing Louisiana State and Northwestern — with an 18-under-par 864.
The Florida women’s golf team placed 12th in its first tournament of the season at the Therese Hession Regional Challenge.
The Florida Gators men’s golf team took first place at the Vystar Credit Union Gators Invitational Sunday for the fourth consecutive time and the 29th time in program history. The invitational took place, Feb. 11-12, at the Mark Bostick Golf course. The first 36 holes were set to take place on Saturday, and the last 18 holes Sunday.
The Gators sat in fourth place after day one. The team shot a 287 in round one- and a 283 in round two. Florida trailed Charleston by three strokes before it came back on day two to secure the win.
Saturday's event was held for a six-year-old boy named Noah. He and his family were welcomed into the Guy Bostick Clubhouse. The entire men’s team, along with head coach JC Deacon, greeted him with a whole table full of toys for Noah.
The Florida men’s golf team was in Windermere, Florida, Sunday through Tuesday for the Isleworth Collegiate. The Gators ended the tournament 15-under par. UF also boasted four individuals — Yuxin Lin, Quentin Debove, Fred Biondi and John DuBois — finishing inside the top 25.
The Florida women's golf team competed in its final tournament of the fall season this past weekend. The Gators won't see action until February of next year.
The Florida men's golf team competed in Fort Worth, Texas, Monday and Tuesday. The Gators were led by senior Fred Biondi's final round 6-under-par 64. The team finished tied for ninth.
The Florida women’s golf team shot its best round to finish the Windy City Classic on Tuesday at Exmoor Country Club. Senior Annabell Fuller recorded her third straight top-15 finish of the fall.