February 20, 2018 - by
2018 Seminole Intercollegiate: What You Need to Know

Looking to attend this weekend’s Seminole Intercollegiate? Here are some things you need to know:

What days are the tournament being played? The 42nd Seminole Intercollegiate will be played on Saturday, Feb. 24, and Sunday, Feb. 25.

Where is the tournament this year? This year’s tournament takes place at Golden Eagle Country Club for the first time since 2009. Golden Eagle will be hosting an NCAA Men’s Golf Regional in 2021 and is one of the top courses in the North Florida area.

Is there any cost to attending the tournament? Absolutely not! Come out to Golden Eagle Country Club and watch some quality golf!


What teams are participating this year? Besides Florida State, the other teams include Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Kansas State, Western Kentucky, West Virginia, Troy, Arkansas State, Illinois State, Winthrop, Southern Illinois, James Madison, Nicholls State and Western Carolina. You’re looking at a 14-team field, plus individuals.

How can I follow the leaderboard at the tournament? Head to Golfstat.com on your phone, tablet or any other device and follow the action. Scoring will be updated every three holes played.

What is the playing format? A shot-gun style format where each teams tees off at once will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Thirty-six holes will be played on Saturday, and 18 holes will be played on Sunday in the final round also beginning at 8 a.m.

When are the practice round times? The practice rounds at Golden Eagle Country Club will be held on Friday, February 23. They are as follows:

  • West Virginia (8am & 8:10am)
  • Southern Illinois (8:20am & 8:30am)
  • James Madison (8:40am)
  • Illinois State (8:50am)
  • Western Kentucky (9am)
  • Winthrop (9:10am)
  • Western Carolina (9:20am)
  • Nicholls State (9:30am)
  • Kansas State (9:40am)
  • Cincinnati (9:50am)
  • Arkansas State (10am)
  • Troy (10:10am)
  • Jacksonville (10:20am)

How has Florida State fared historically in this event? Under Head Coach Trey Jones, Florida State has won the Seminole Intercollegiate five times since the 2008 tournament, with notable alums Brooks Koepka, Daniel Berger and Hank Lebioda having strong performances during that time span in Tallahassee.

What are some intriguing storylines for this year’s tournament? Here are a few:

  • Junior Bennett Baker is a Tallahassee native and Chiles High School graduate who practically grew up at Golden Eagle Country Club. Baker is coming off an individual title at the season-opening Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate and is poised for another big tournament run.
  • Fans can get a chance to watch redshirt senior Harry Ellis play. The England native and loyal Seminole earned exemptions this past summer to play in the 2018 Masters and the 2018 U.S. Open, and also played last year’s 2017 Open Championship. Ellis earned a co-championship with teammate and fellow Englishman Jamie Li at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate.
  • Freshman John Pak has already emerged as one of the best freshman golfers in the country after recording three Top 10 finishes in the fall.
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