Dates: Sunday, Feb. 26 – Tuesday, Feb. 28
Location: Las Vegas, Nev. – Southern Highlands
Host: University of Nevada – Las Vegas
Course Par/Yardage: 72 / 7,510 yards
Format: 18 holes each day
Tee Times: 12 p.m. ET on Sunday and TBA Monday and Tuesday
Scoring: Golf Stat
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After back-to-back victories to start the spring season for the second consecutive year, the No. 7 /11 Florida men’s golf team travels to the Southern Highlands Collegiate (Feb. 26-28)
No. 1 – Fred Biondi
No. 2 – Ricky Castillo
No. 3 – Yuxin Lin
No. 4 – John DuBois
No. 5 – Giovanni Manzoni
Ind. – Quentin Debove
COMPETING TEAMS (Golfstat rankings)
No. 4 North Carolina, No. 7 Illinois, No. 8 Georgia Tech, No. 9 Oklahoma,, No. 14 Pepperdine, No. 15 Texas A&M, No. 16 Texas, No. 25 San Diego State, Georgia, New Mexico, SMU, TCU, UCF and UNLV (host)
The Gators will make their 20th appearance all-time in the tournament as they won in their debut in the fall of 1992. Florida claimed the title again in 2018 and won by four strokes to finish 5-under. The last appearance two outings (2020 & 2022) were both fourth-place finishes as last season Fred Biondi shot 11-under to end runner-up.
For the third time, the individual champion will receive an exemption into the Shriners Children’s Open, which will take place Oct. 12-15, 2023, at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas
LAST TIME OUT
Ricky Castillo claimed his third collegiate victory via playoff as Florida defended its home course and won the VyStar Credit Union Gators Invitational.
The Gators finished 14-under and won the event for the 29th time in program history by 18 strokes. Florida has won the first two spring tournaments by a combined 41 strokes.
Fred Biondi and Miguel Leal collected some early honors to start the spring slate. Biondi earned his third career SEC Golfer of the Week award as Leal received his first, being named SEC Freshman of the Week.
The Gators added more with Ricky Castillo earning conference golfer of the week award last week, marking back-to-back seasons that Florida has claimed the award to start the spring season.
IN THE RANKINGS
The Gators are ranked No. 7 by Golfweek and No. 11 by Golfstat.
Individually, the first spring Arnold Palmer Cup Rankings came out with four in the Orange and Blue ranked for the International team; No. 9 Yuxin Lin, No. 10 Giovanni Manzoni, No. 18 Fred…
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