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Blixt Leads Seminole Men’s Golf Team At U.S. Collegiate Championship

April 10, 2006




ALPHARETTA, Ga. –
Florida State sophomore Jonas Blixt is in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings with a two-under par 142 score and the Seminole men’s golf team is in a tie for 12th place in the team standings after the first two rounds of the United States Men’s Collegiate Golf Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia. Blixt is one of 10 golfers in the 69-player field who carded an under par score for the first two rounds and is only one stroke from moving into the top five in the individual standings.

Clemson, ranked 13th nationally in this week’s GolfWeek/Sagarin rankings, holds the team lead after the first two rounds of the three round event. The Tigers hold a one stoke lead over No. 3 Florida and No. 20 Wake Forest. Webb Sampson of Wake Forest holds the individual lead with a nine-under par score of 135 for the first 36 holes. The Seminoles are ranked 41st in this week’s GolfWeek rankings.

Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) shot an even par 72 in the first round and came back with a two-under par 70 in the second round. He played 28 of his 36 holes on the day at par or better with nine birdies on the day. Blixt leads the Seminoles with seven rounds of par or better scores in 13 rounds this spring.

Junior Torstein Nevestad (Oslo, Norway) shot an even par score of 72 in the second round and is in a tie for 37th place in the individual standings with a two-round total of 147. He improved his score by three stokes in the second round after carding a 75 over the first 18 holes.

The event concludes Tuesday with a final round of 18 holes.

United States Collegiate Championship/April 10-11, 2006
Golf Club of Georgia/Alpharetta, Ga./Par 72
T12/13.  Florida State       306   299   605
T6.      Jonas Blixt         72    70    142
T37.     Torstein Nevestad   75    72    147
T58.     Tommy Rymer         81    75    156
T64.     Song Jeon           80    78    158
69.      Nicholas Smith      79    86    165

United States Collegiate Championship/April 10-11, 2006
Golf Club of Georgia/Alpharetta, Ga./Par 72
1.   Clemson         574   8.    Alabama             592
T2.  Florida         575   9.    Texas Christian     596
T2.  Wake Forest     575   10.   E. Tennessee St.    599
4.   Georgia State   583   11.   Tennessee           604
5.   Georgia Tech    588   T12.  Florida State       605
T6.  Georgia         591   T12.  Brigham Young       605
T6.  Texas           591
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