The Florida men’s golf team finished the first round of play at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate.
VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. – The Florida men’s golf team sits in a tie for ninth place after shooting an even 280 at the conclusion of the first round of play in Alabama.
Joe Pagdin led the way for the Gators, carding a 2-under par 68 to sit in a tie for 12th individually and at the top of the Gators leaderboard. The freshman has demonstrated consistently valiant play throughout fall competition. After beginning shotgun play off of the ninth hole, Pagdin quickly went 1-over par after a bogey shot on the 11th hole. Demonstrating poise beyond his years, he kept his composure and finished the round with three birdies.
Giovanni Manzoni sits right behind his teammate, carding a 1-under par 69 after an eagle hoisted him up on the leaderboard. After a difficult back nine which began with a birdie and ended with two bogeys, the junior locked in, carding a birdie and eagle against one bogey to end the round tied for 18th individually.
Fred Biondi battled the ups and downs of the Old Overton course, finishing the first round even and poised to move