Tuesday, April 06, 2010
MADISON, Miss. – After being down seven strokes following the second round, the University of North Florida golf team shot 278 in the third round and finished with an 18-under, 846 (286-282-278) in the tournament to defeat Florida by one stroke on Tuesday at the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate, hosted by Ole Miss at the Reunion Golf and Country Club in Madison, Miss.
All five players shot under par for the Ospreys in the third round. Leading the team were seniors J.C. Horne and Jordan Gibb who finished tied for fourth with 5-under, 211s. Horne shot 69-73-68 while Gibb posted scores of 71-69-71 over the three rounds.
Sophomore Sean Dale finished just behind Horne and Gibb with a 4-under, 212 (75-68-69) for sixth place. Freshman Kevin Phelan also placed in the top-10, finishing ninth with a 2-under 214 (71-72-71).
“We played great today,” said head coach Scott Schroeder. “All five guys broke par and I could go on and on about the great things done by the guys today. To beat Florida by a shot is a great win when you start the day seven back. We now have to get ready to win a conference championship.”
Rounding out the scoring for the Ospreys was freshman Joe Byun with a 5-over 221 (78-74-69), finishing tied for 32nd.