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Ricky Castillo put together an exceptional 18 holes, but the Gators still have ground to make up following round one.
The Gators’ season was filled with struggles and a triumph but ultimately fell short of their championship bid aspirations.
Despite a valiant final effort from freshman Maisie Filler, the Gators came up one stroke short of advancing to the NCAA National Championship.
The Gators can see the NCAA Championship on the horizon with one round of play remaining.
The Gators are four strokes out of the match play tournament entering Friday.
Freshman Joe Pagdin is tied for fifth individually entering the second round after a 2-under-par showing Wednesday.
After a long season full of wins, losses and COVID-19 cancellations, the Florida Gators finally travel to St. Simons Island, Georgia, to compete in the 2021 SEC Championship.
The Gators are in a tie for fourth and sit seven shots back of the leader entering day two of the 2021 SEC Championship
Joe Pagdin finished in fifth place individually while Florida came in fourth in the team’s last regular season tournament.
The Gators shot a collective 8-over-par Monday and sit four shots behind the leading Oklahoma Sooners. Freshman Joe Pagdin ties for the individual lead in Naples.
Florida finishes its regular season in the Bayou at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic.