Gators Set for Runs at SEC and NCAA


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GatorGolfAfter the success Florida experienced with a young squad in the fall season, the Gators are looking to bigger and better things in the spring portion of their 2002-03 schedule.
This spring could be pretty interesting, Gator coach Buddy Alexander said. We had 10 of our 13 guys on the roster play in at least one tournament in the fall. In fact, all four of our freshmen (Matt Every, Ryan Cochran, Brett Stegmaier and James Vargas) played in at least two tournaments. That experience
will definitely help in the spring.
As is the goal every year, UF will look to be a force at both the Southeastern Conference Championship (Apr. 25-27) and the NCAA Championships (May 28-31). Before the Gators start to think about the post-season, they must focus on a schedule that will take them throughout the United States and outside of
the country.
We are going to be playing in some pretty good tournaments against some pretty good teams, Alexander added. If you want to compete with the Clemsons and the Georgia Techs at the NCAAs, then youve got to play the best teams early-on. It will only help us to get better.
Gator Golf: By The Numbers
2-- NCAA Championship Individual Medalists
3-- SEC Player of the Year Winners
4-- NCAA Titles won by the Gators
4-- U.S. Amateur Titles won by Gator golfers
4-- SEC Coach of the Year Winners (Buddy Alexander,
13-- SEC Team Championships
17-- Former Gators who have won over $1 million on
the PGA Tour
18-- SEC Championship Individual Medalists
27-- PGA Pros coached by Buddy Alexander
40-- Individuals that have been named NCAA All-Americans
57-- UF Individual Medalists since 1975
73-- NCAA All-American honors
93-- All-SEC Honors
113-- Tournament wins since 1965