VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. – The Florida men’s golf team concluded play at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, posting a 7-over par overall score of 847 to finish in 10th place.
Joe Pagdin led the way for the Gators, finishing 2-under par and acting as the lone Florida men’s golfer under par at the conclusion of the tournament. The freshman recorded his highest finish of the season, ending the tournament in a tie for 16th place.
Sophomore Ricky Castillo was next in line for Florida, using a strong 2-under par finish in the final round of competition to end the tournament with an even scorecard.
Giovanni Manzoni, Fred Biondi and Tyler Wilkes rounded out the Gators lineup, finishing T35, T44 and T63, respectively.
Florida will now head into the off-season with their sights set on the spring season and improvement.
Head Coach JC Deacon’s Take
On the final round…
“Not a good final round for the Gators. We had some ice-cold putters and it crushed us. We have a talented team and our standards are the highest, we just have to be better and we will be.”
On the off-season…
“We’ve got a few months in great Florida weather to make the necessary corrections. This is a good golf team,