South Florida builds lead at Gator Invitational

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The University of South Florida men’s golf team finished 36 holes at the Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday with a 2-under 558 to open the SunTrust Gator Invitational. South Florida was the only squad in the 14-team field to finish the day under par, and the Bulls will take a two-shot lead on Arkansas into Sunday’s final round.

Florida State and Florida are within five and nine shots of South Florida, respectively, but the next closest team after that, Vanderbilt, is 25 shots off the lead.

The highlight of South Florida’s day was a hole-in-one from Claudio Correa. The freshman holed out at the par-3 15th hole on his way to an opening 5-under 65. Correa backed that up with 3-over 73, and is tied for fourth with teammate Chase Koepka (71-67).

Three players are tied for the individual lead at 3-under 137 – Kolton Crawford of Arkansas, Martin Rohwer of Alabama-Birmingham and J.D. Tomlinson of Florida.

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