Florida and NFU's Nick Gabrelcik claim titles at Sea Best Invite
Credit Florida Men's Golf
The Florida Gators carded a final round of 4-under 276 to win the Sea Best Invitational at TPC Sawgrass (Dye's Valley Course) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. on Tuesday to earn a six-shot win over 22nd-ranked Liberty.
It was the Gators' fifth Sea Best team title and their first since 2017.
At 10-over 570 following a 36-hole day on Monday, the Gators found themselves three strokes back of the College of Charleston, which topped a tightly-packed leaderboard at 7-over par.
Led by strong 3-under final rounds turned in by Ricky Castillo
and John DuBois
, the Gators closed with a final round of 4-under 276 to finish at 6-over 846, which was good for a six-stroke win over the Flames, while the College of Charleston dropped down the leaderboard into a tie for fifth at 18-over 858.
Another difference-maker for Florida was Yuxin Lin's
hole-in-one on the 203-yard 14th, which highlighted his even-par 70 Tuesday, which was the Gators' third-lowest round of the day.
Paced by medalist Nick Gabrelcik's
final round 65, the North Florida Ospreys jumped five spots up the leaderboard into solo third after turning in the lowest round of the day at 6-under 274.
Gabrelcik, last year's Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman Award winner, finished the 54-hole event at 7-under 203 on rounds of 69-69-65, successfully defending his individual title from a year ago. It was the fourth collegiate title of his career following wins last year at The Hayt, General Hackler Championship and 2021 Sea Best Invitational.
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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