Schenkel Invitational: Florida enters the five-time club
Florida Men's Golf team (Florida Athletics Photo)
Florida Men's Golf team (Florida Athletics Photo)

The Florida men’s golf team, the Gators, shot 27-under 837 with rounds of 277-277-283, securing the team championship at the Schenkel Invitational held at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Ga.

Gators won by four shots as the victory is also the fifth all-time at the Schenkel Invitational, tied for second most by a school in the event and one behind leaders Oklahoma State and Wake Forest.

The Gators shot a season-low of 27-under par, which is tied for 9th lowest all-time by par in program history, last set in the 2001 NCAA Regional.

This also marks the Gator's fifth win of the season, following their team titles at - Georgetown Intercollegiate, Pablo Creek Collegiate, Sea Best Invitational, and Gators Invitational.

Notre Dame shot rounds of 283-274-284, finishing as the runner-up at 23-under par, followed by Middle Tennessee St. with rounds of 277-281-285 for a third-place finish at 21-under.


In the individual competition, Nathan Franks of South Carolina shot 69-66-68 to win the title at a total score of 13-under 203.

Max Green, a junior at West Virginia, Wisconsin senior Daniel Aas, and Florida sophomore Parker Bell shot a matching total of 10-under par for a joint runner-up finish at the tournament. Green carded rounds of 71-68-67, Aas posted rounds of 66-70-70, and Bell finished with rounds of 67-67-72.

Franks currently ranks No. 161 in the Golfweek/ US Rankings.

On the stats front, Florida ranked top on par 5s with a scoring average of 4.53 and also recorded the highest number of eagles, with four, in the tournament. Parker Bell of Florida stood second on the par 5s with a scoring average of 4.17 and shared the top spot with his teammates for most eagles, with two each coming from him, John DuBois, and Ian Gilligan.

Results: Schenkel Invitational
1SCNathan FranksRoebuck, SC60069-66-68=203
T2SCMax GreenHilton Head Island, SC40071-68-67=206
T2NorwayDaniel AasNorway40066-70-70=206
T2FLParker BellTallahassee, FL40067-67-72=206
T5PAPalmer JacksonMurrysville, PA30073-69-66=208

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54 hole men's college tournament hosted by Georgia Southern University. Team (best four scores of five players each round) and individual competitions.

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