Fred Biondi leads Florida to the Sea Best Invitational title
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Florida has made a habit of winning the Sea Best Invitational, as the Gators captured the team title for the sixth time on Tuesday at TPC at Sawgrass (Dye's Valley).

While the Gators' 23-stroke victory over North Florida sucked all of the drama out of the team competition, the race for medalist honors between Fred Biondi, currently ranked third in the PGA Tour University rankings, and former U.S. Walker Cup team member Ricky Castillo was far more intriguing.

The Florida teammates found themselves tied at the end of regulation after Biondi birdied the final hole to polish off a round of 64 and join Castillo at 6-under. The Brazilian ultimately prevailed to earn his third collegiate victory.

Eight Gators finished in the top-25, including Giovanni Manzoni, who held the 36-hole lead at 4-under par but let the title slip out of his hands after making bogeys on his final two holes to finish one-stroke out of the playoff.

In his collegiate debut, redshirt freshman Miguel Leal tied for fifth at 3-under 207 following rounds of 66-73-68.

Max Dupree of the College of Charleston was the low non-Gator on the leaderboard, finishing fourth at 4-under 206.

Results: Sea Best Invitational
1BrazilFred BiondiBrazil60072-68-64=204
2CARicky CastilloYorba Linda, CA40065-72-67=204
3ItalyGiovanni ManzoniItaly30069-67-69=205
4GAMax DupreeEatonton, GA30069-73-64=206
T5IrelandMax KennedyIreland30068-72-67=207

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ABOUT THE Sea Best Invitational

54-hole men's college tournament hosted by the University of Jacksonville at TPC Sawgrass. Team (best four out of five players each round) and individual competitions.

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