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Florida Ends Regular Season at Calusa Cup

Florida Ends Regular Season at Calusa Cup


Sunday, April 7 – Tuesday, April 9
Location: Naples, Fla. – Calusa Pines Golf Club
Host: University of Iowa
Course Par/Yardage: 72 / 7,320  yards 
Format: 18 holes each day
Tee Times: 1:30 p.m. on Sunday and TBD on Monday and Tuesday
Scoring: Golf Stat
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The No. 16 Florida men’s golf team ends the regular season at the Calusa Cup starting on Sunday at Calusa Pines Golf Club. 
No. 1 – Ian Gilligan
No. 2 – Matthew Kress
No. 3 – Parker Bell
No. 4 – Jack Turner
No. 5 – Tyler Wilkes
Individual – Luke Poulter


The Gators last appeared in the event in spring of 2022 and finished runner-up behind Fred Biondi’s solo victory. UF also participated in the tournament in 2021 and placed T4. 


Iowa, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, Miami (Ohio), Nebraska, Purdue and Wake Forest.


The Gators shot a season-low of 27-under par to win the Schenkel Invitational, which is tied for 9th lowest all-time by par in program history, last set in the 2001 NCAA Regional. Florida won by four shots as the victory is also the fifth all-time at the Schenkel Invitational, tied for second most by a school at the event and one behind leaders Oklahoma State and Wake Forest. 

Of the eight total UF golfers competing this weekend, seven shot even par or better in the final round with the only one being a 1-over 73 from Matthew Kress, who placed T14 and finished with a 54-hole score of 211 (-5). Across the tournament, the Gators had a combined 19 of out 24 (8 players X 3 rounds) rounds at par or better. 

The Orange and Blue have now claimed 26 team titles under head coach J.C. Deacon in 10 seasons. This is the seventh season under Deacon UF has won multiple tournaments in a year and fourth of three-plus. Five tournament wins in a season is tied second-most under Deacon, one behind last year’s six, that included an SEC and National Championship. Deacon’s Gators last won five events in a year in 2016-17, which included a win at the Schenkel Invitational. 

Five finished in the top-21 led by Parker Bell’s runner-up outing at 10-under. The finish marked a career best. The sophomore shot all three rounds of par or better behind back-to-back 67s (-5) in the first two rounds. He averaged 2.92 on par3s and 4.17 on par5s in addition to 34 pars, 12 birdies and two eagles. 


Ian Gilligan was named to the first Spring Haskins Award…


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