Ricky Castillo kept Florida afloat in the first round of the NCAA Championship and shot a 2-under-par Friday.
Despite a valiant final effort from freshman Maisie Filler, the Gators came up one stroke short of advancing to the NCAA National Championship.
Florida star Kyle Pitts becomes the highest-selected tight end since Vernon Davis in 2006.
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.