Florida jumps out to huge lead in Sea Best Invitational
Gator Tosti helped put his Florida team in front
University of North Carolina freshman and Pinehurst native Joshua Martin got off to a great start at the Sea Best Invitational, being played at the 6,873-yard, par 70 Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedre, FL.
Martin's opening round of 64 put him at 6-under, which he followed up with a 2-under 68 in the afternoon round, giving him a one-stroke lead over Florida teammates Alejandro Tosti and Sam Horsfield. Martin had eight birdies and two bogeys in the opening round for his 64.
Tosti, a sophomore, matched Martin’s opening 64 with one of his own, and came back to post a 69 in the afternoon for a total of 133. Freshman Horsfield fired a 65 in the morning and 68 in the afternoon to finish his day tied with Tosti at 133. Fellow freshman Jorge Garcia carded a first round 66 and followed it up with a 68 to finish at 138.
Today’s final round leaves Florida sitting comfortably. With the Tarheels 19 strokes back, the third-place team from Liberty stands at +9, 26 strokes behind the leaders. North Florida is in 4th place (+14) while Texas A&M is in 5th at +15.
ABOUT THE Sea Best Invitational
54-hole men's college tournament
by the University of Jacksonville at TPC
Sawgrass. Team (best four out of five players each
round) and individual competitions.
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