May 30, 2007
TALLAHASSE, Fla. –
Florida State golfers Jonas Blixt and Matt Savage, who are both competing in the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship in Williamsburg, Va., have been named as Regional All-Americans as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Blixt and Savage are now eligible to earn All-America honors which will be announced at the conclusion of the Division I Championship on June 2.
Blixt and Savage are looking to become the first Seminole golfers to earn All-America honors since 1995 when current PGA Tour Pro George McNeil earned All-America honors in 1998. The last Seminole to earn All-America First-Team honors was Christian Raynor in 1994. Nolan Henke, a three-time All-American during his Seminole career earned First-Team honors in 1987 – the same season he finished in second in the individual standings at the NCAA Championship.
Blixt and Savage earned All-ACC honors this season – the first par of Seminoles to earn All-ACC honors in the same season since 1994.
Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) earned individual medalist honors at the ACC Championship as he shot a career best tournament score of eight-under par 216 with his career low round of 65 in the final round. He became the first Seminole golfer to win the ACC individual title. During the spring season he has earned four top-10 finishes and an individual championship and has finished five of seven tournaments at even par or better. Blixt is averaging a career-best 72.05 strokes in 21 rounds during seven tournaments this spring.
Savage (Louisville, Ken.) has also had an impressive spring showing and is ranked sixth in the ACC in the latest individual head-to-head rankings by GolfStat. He has earned three top 10 finishes and six top-25 placings this season. He has finished three events this season under par. Savage is averaging a career-low 72.67 strokes in 21 rounds during seven tournaments this spring.
Watch live scoring for the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship on golfstat.com.