FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Gators concluded competition today at the debut of the Blessings Collegiate Invitational.
Freshman Tyler Wilkes led the way for Florida in Fayetteville, posting a 6-over par score of 222 over three rounds. In the final round of competition, Wilkes carded only one bogey against three birdies. He was the only Gators golfer to record an under-par final round (-2).
Wilkes freshman teammate Joe Pagdin recorded the next lowest scorecard for the Gators. Pagdin finished competition 7-over par and placed tied for 30th on the leaderboard.
Sophomore Ricky Castillo paced the Gators, finishing tied for 32nd individually behind an 8-over par performance. Castillo remained the only player in the field to record two eagles over the course of the tournament.
Head Coach JC Deacon’s Take
“First off, we are all so grateful to be back competing. Many times over the past six months this event did not seem possible. We can’t thank the SEC and everyone here in Arkansas for hosting a first-class event and giving our student-athletes a chance to do what they love!”
On the team performance…
“It’s obviously disappointing to start the year like this as we all have high expectations for this team, but that’s golf. You’re not always