Florida Men’s Golf Team Victorious at Pablo Creek Collegiate Cup: Spring 2023 Opener

2024-01-23 02:02:07

Florida opened the spring season with its second victory of the season.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida men’s golf team defeated Jacksonville 6-1 in the spring opener at the Pablo Creek Collegiate Cup on Monday.

The Gators earned its second win of the 2023-24 season and fourth straight spring opening victory. Florida has now won 23 tournaments all-time under head coach J.C. Deacon and are 13-8-1 in match play since 2017.

Quentin Debove grabbed the Gators first point with a dominant 9&7 victory. He didn’t lose a single hole and only halved twice.

He was followed by John DuBois with a 6&4 win to push Florida ahead 2-0. The victory by DuBois was his ninth in his career, which is the most by a Gators since 2017. He now owns a career match play record of 9-2 and has won his last six straight matches, including an undefeated record (3–0) at the NCAA Championships last season.

Playing in his second tournament, freshman Jack Turner responded to Jackonsivlle’s victory in match 1 by a 7&5 win. The Orlando native didn’t not drop a hole against his opponent.

A minute separated the next points for the Gators with Matthew Kress winning the match-clinching point 4&3 followed by  Ian Gilligan securing his match 2Up.

Tyler Wilkes wrapped up the final match at Pablo Creek Club in a 4&2 victory.

Florida returns to Jacksonville for the Sea Best Invitational next week (Jan. 29-30) at TPC Sawgrass.

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