April 11, 2006
ALPHARETTA, Ga. –
Florida State University sophomore Jonas Blixt finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings as competition in the inaugural U.S. Collegiate Men’s Golf Championship came to a conclusion at the Golf Club of Georgia. The Seminoles finished 13th in the team standings. Blixt carded a three-over par 75 in the third and final round and finished with a one-over par total of 217. He finished only six strokes behind the individual medalist in earning his second top-10 finish of the spring season and the third of his career.
No. 13 ranked Clemson held its team lead through the second and third rounds and finished three strokes ahead of Florida and 11 strokes ahead of third-place Wake Forest. The Tigers were led by Stephen Poole who earned individual medalist honors with a 211 total for the 54-hole event. Poole shot a 71 in the final round to overtake Webb Sampson of Wake Forest who shot a 77 in the final round.
Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) played strong golf to begin the event with an even par 72 in the first round and a two-under par 70 in the second round. He finished with his second best tournament score of the spring. Blixt finished with a 212 tournament score and in a tie for seventh place at the Lexus/Naples Intercollegiate in March.
Junior Torstein Nevestad (Oslo, Norway) finished in a tie for 48th place with a total of 230 for the three-round event while sophomore Song Jeon (Seoul, Korea) carded a team-low 76 in the third round and finished with a 234 total.
The Seminoles will play their next event as they compete in the ACC Championship at Uwharrie Point, N.C. on April 23-24.
United States Collegiate Championship/April 10-11, 2006 Golf Club of Georgia/Alpharetta, Ga./Par 72 13/13. Florida State 306 299 311 916 T10. Jonas Blixt 72 70 75 217 T48. Torstein Nevestad 75 72 79 230 T59 Song Jeon 80 78 76 234 T63. Tommy Rymer 81 75 81 237 69. Nicholas Smith 79 86 84 249
United States Collegiate Championship/April 10-11, 2006 Golf Club of Georgia/Alpharetta, Ga./Par 72 1. Clemson 864 8. E. Tennessee St. 895 2. Florida 867 9. Alabama 896 3. Wake Forest 875 10. Texas 899 T4. Georgia Tech 876 11. Brigham Young 903 T4. Georgia 876 12. Tennessee 913 6. Georgia State 885 13. Florida State 916 7. Texas Christian 890