The Florida Gators are keeping up their reputation as an everything school after bringing home two national championships from the golf course in the last three days.
Getting it started was Fred Biondi, who won the NCAA Individual National Championship on Sunday. The senior from Brazil put on a show and won the competition with a score of -7.
But these past two days were a different kind of competition with the five-man team taking on other schools in a match-play format.
After taking out Virginia and making a fantastic comeback against FSU in the semifinals, the Gators faced Georgia Tech yesterday in the finals.
After Yuxin Lin, a senior for the Gators logged the first point of the day, things started going downhill for Florida.
Tech stormed back and took the lead in three of the four remaining matches before the Gators turned back into their clutch selves.
Freshman Matthew Kress staved off elimination, winning the final two holes of his round to force a playoff and keep the Yellow Jackets off the board.
John DuBois played from behind until tying his match on the 15th hole and then winning it on the 18th green with a par putt to make it 2-0 Gators.
At this point, it was all going right for UF. DuBois got the Gators to one point shy of the win with Bioni and Ricky Castillo both up one with one hole to play.
Then, the same man who won the individual championship just a few days before, Biondi completed his par on 18 to seal the deal and finalize a 3-1 win for the Gators.
Winning a championship is always fun, no matter the sport.
Plus, what’s the only thing better than winning one title on the golf course?
Winning two of them.
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