March 26, 2006
AWENDAW, S.C. –
The Florida State men’s golf team is in a tie for sixth place after the first 18 holes of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Invitational at the Bulls Bay Golf Club. Seminole sophomore Jonas Blixt is in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings after shooting a two-under par 69 while teammate Tommy Rymer is in a tie for 13th after carding an even par 71 in the first round.
Wake Forest, currently ranked 34th in the nation, holds the team lead after the first 18 holes with a 275 total. The Demon Deacons are four strokes better than South Carolina, 13 strokes ahead of third-place North Carolina, and 18 better than the Seminoles. Eirik Tage Johansen of South Carolina holds the individual lead with a four-under par total of 67 through the first 18 holes.
Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) is the Seminoles’ individual lead with a first-round score of 69 – his best score of the fall 2005 and spring 2006 seasons. He played a very consistent round with par or better scores on 17 of the 18 holes during the round. Blixt birdied three holes and was over-par on only one hole during the round.
Rymer (Hastings, Minn.) played even par golf during the round and saved his best for the final hole with an eagle two on the 18th hole to finish at 71. His eagle on the final hole allowed him to play the back nine at one under and finish the round at even par. Rymer carded his career-best of 67 in the third round of the Lexus/Naples Intercollegiate on Feb. 28.
Hootie At Bulls Bays Invitational/Par 72/March 26-28, 2006 Bulls Bay Golf Club/Awendaw, S.C/First Round Florida State Results T6/15 Florida State 293 T4. Jonas Blixt 69 13. Tommy Rymer 71 T41. Song Jeon 75 T65. Torstein Nevestad 78 74 Nicholas Smith 83
Hootie At Bulls Bays Invitational/Par 72/March 26-28, 2006 Bulls Bay Golf Club/Awendaw, S.C/First Round Florida State Results 1. Wake Forest 275 T9. Auburn 296 2. South Carolina 279 T9. Augusta State 296 3. North Carolina 288 T11. Virginia 297 4. UCF 289 T11. Vanderbilt 297 5. Kentucky 292 13. NC State 298 T6. Col. of Charleston 293 14. Alabama 299 T6. Florida State 293 15. Louisiana State 300 T6. Clemson 293