2006 Florida Open – Eagle Creek G.C.
Benedetti leads Open
September 29, 2006
Camilo Benedetti of Orlando fired a 7-under-par 64 for the first-round lead in the 61st annual Florida Open at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando. Benedetti takes a one-stroke lead into the second round today. Adam Neville of Pensacola shot 65 and was second among 130 starters.
Florida Open: First Round Results
The Colorado Virginian
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Orlando resident Camilo Benedetti leads the tournament with a blazing 7-under 64.
Benedetti was born in Medellin, Colombia, but moved to the US as a sophomore in high school. He starred at the University of Florida and was the first freshman in UF history to win the SEC Championship. He, Nick Gilliam, Bubba Dickerson and current PGA Tour pro Camilo Villegas were part of a dominant UF golf team that won the 2001 NCAA Championship. Benedetti tied the course record by posting a 65 in the final round of that tournament, and finished second overall, ahead of such familiar names as Lucas Glover, Ricky Barnes, D.J. Trahan, and Bryce Molder.
Benedetti's group, which included David Kirkpatrick (two-under 69) and Joseph Alfieri (two-under 69), shot the lights out in the first round.