Junior Matt Every (Daytona Beach) once again led the Gators by firing a second round, one-over par score of 73. Every currently sits in third-place overall as he owns an even par total score of 144.
Junior Ryan Cochran (Paducah, Ky.) sliced a stroke off his first round score of 75 to card a two-over par score of 74 in the second round. For the tournament, Cochran is five-over par with a two-round total of 149. By carding a four-over par score of 76, junior Brett Stegmaier (Madison, Conn.) will begin the final round tied with Cochran in 19th-place.
James Vargas (Miami) shot a seven-over par score of 79 to go with his first round score of 75 to sit in a tie for 55th-place with a total score of 154.
Richard Treis (Baden-Baden, Germany) carded a 10-over par score of 82 in the second round to bring his tournament total to 155. Treis will begin the final round in a tie for 60th-place.
Playing as an individual, Duke Butler (Ponte Vedra) had a challenging day as he fired a 13-over par score of 85. Currently in a tie for 68th-place, Butler has a 13-over par total score of 157.
The Gators enter the final round of play six strokes back of Alabama, which carded the team-best round of 291 today despite the windy conditions to move into the top spot with a 12-over par team total of 588.
"If we can play a good round and post some good numbers tomorrow, we can make it very tough on them," Alexander said.
The 2005 Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship concludes tomorrow with the final round at the Sawgrass Country Club.
1. Alabama 588; T2. UCLA 592; T2. South Carolina 592; 4. FLORIDA 594; 5. LSU 595; T6. Augusta State 596; T6. Tennessee 596; T8. North Florida 601; T8. Kentucky 601; T8. UCF 601; 11. Duke 604; 12. UAB 608; T13. Coastal Carolina 611; T13. Georgia State 611; 15. Arkansas 612; 16. Florida State 627; 17. Northwestern 628
Florida Results 3. Matt Every 71-73 --- 144; T19. Ryan Cochran 75-74 --- 149; T19. Brett Stegmaier 73-76 --- 149; T55. James Vargas 75-79 --- 154; T60. Richard Treis 73-82 --- 155; T68. Duke Butler (I) 72-85 --- 157