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Blixt Earns Top-10 Finish At U.S. Collegiate Men’s Golf Championship

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

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