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Gators Finish Fall Season at East Lake Cup

Gators Finish Fall Season at East Lake Cup

Dates: Monday, Oct. 30 – Wednesday, Nov. 1
Location: Atlanta, Ga. – Atlanta Athletic Club – Highlands Course
Host: Atlanta Athletic Club
Course Par/Yardage: 72 / 7,308 yards
Format: 18-holes on Monday, match play on Tuesday and Wednesday 
Tee Times: 11:30 a.m. on Monday, 11 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday
Scoring: Golf Stat
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The Florida men’s golf team finishes the fall season at the East Lake Cup at the Atlanta Athletic Club from Oct. 30 – Nov. 1.


No. 1 –Matthew Kress

No. 2 – Ian Gilligan

No. 3 – Luke Poulter 

No. 4 – Tyler Wilkes

No. 5 – Parker Bell 


The tournament format features 18 holes of stroke play to determine an individual male and female champion, and to set seedings for team match play. There will then be two rounds of match play to determine a team champion, along with a consolation match to determine third place.


Florida Florida State, Georgia Tech and North Carolina


Since 2015, the East Lake Cup is considered one of the premium college golf tournaments. Schools earn a spot in the field after making it to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships the year prior. Florida will be making its East Lake Cup debut this week at Atlanta Athletic Club.

The Atlanta Athletic Club was founded in 1898 and opened East Lake Golf Club in 1904 as a complement to their downtown Atlanta fitness club. 2023 marks the 125th anniversary of Atlanta Athletic Club. The Atlanta Athletic Club has hosted numerous national and international golf events, including: three PGA Championships (1981, 2001 and 2011), U.S. Open Championship (1976), Ryder Cup Matches (1963), U.S. Women’s Open Championship (1990), and the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (2021). The Club will host the 2025 U.S. Girls’ Junior, 2030 U.S. Amateur and 2035 U.S. Women’s Amateur championships.


The Gators took care of business at the Georgetown Intercollegiate with a 17-shot victory behind Matthew Kress’ first collegiate victory. Florida led after round two of 281 (-7) and finished with a 54-hole score of 864 (E) and won the field by 17 shots. The victory marked the first of the 2023-24 season and the 22nd all-time under head coach J.C. Deacon.


Trailing the lead by four shots entering today, Kress flipped it and won the event by four strokes. The All-SEC Freshman selection last season, he shot…


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