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