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Blixt Leads Seminoles In Final Round Of Hootie At Bulls Bay Invitational.

March 28, 2006




AWENDAW, S.C. –
The Florida State men’s golf team finished in 11th place in the team standings as play in the Hootie at Bulls Bay Invitational came to a conclusion Tuesday. It marked only the second time in five events this spring that the Seminoles did not finish in the top five in the team standings. The Seminoles were led in the final round by junior Torstein Nevestad who carded a two-under par 69 and sophomore Jonas Blixt who carded a one over par 72.

Wake Forest led the event wire-to-wire and won the team championship by 16 strokes over UCF. The Demon Deacons shot two of the three best team rounds during the tournament and won the championship going away. Jamie Miller of Augusta shot a one-under par 70 in the third and final round to overtake Webb Simpson of Wake Forest for the individual championship. Miller defeated Simpson by one stroke in the race for individual medalist (204-205).

Nevestad (Oslo, Norway) enjoyed his best round of the tournament as he carded his first sub-par round of the event and finished in a tie for 42nd place in the individual standings. He improved in each of the three rounds of the tournament after carding a 78 in round one and a 75 in round two. Nevestad’s round of 69 was his best outing since shooting a personal-best 65 during the first round of the Lexus/Naples Intercollegiate on Feb. 27, 2006.

Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) shot a one-over par 72 and finished as the top ranking Seminole with a 219 total for the 54-hole event. He finished in a tie for 26th place in the individual standings. Blixt played the first and third rounds at a one-under par 141 total. His finish marked the first time during the sprig season he had led the Seminoles and sixth time in eight tournaments this year that he had finished within the top 30 in the individual standings.

Florida State competes next at the United States Collegiate Golf Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia on April 10-11.

Hootie At Bulls Bays Invitational/Par 71/March 26-28, 2006
Bulls Bay Golf Club/Awendaw, S.C/Final Florida State Results
11/15.  Florida State       293   293   295   881
T26.    Jonas Blixt         69    78    72    219
T42.    Torstein Nevestad   78    75    69    222
T53.    Song Jeon           75    72    77    224
T58.    Tommy Rymer         71    74    80    225
T71.    Nicholas Smith      83    72    77    232

Hootie At Bulls Bays Invitational/Par 71/March 26-28, 2006
Bulls Bay Golf Club/Awendaw, S.C/Final Team Results
1.   Wake Forest        842   T9.   Alabama              879
T2.  UCF                858   T9.   Clemson              879
T2.  South Carolina     858   11.   Florida State        881
4.   Augusta State      860   12.   Kentucky             883
5.   North Carolina     866   13.   Col. of Charleston   884
6.   Louisiana State    874   14.   Virginia             885
7.   NC State           875   15.   Auburn               886
8.   Vanderbilt         877
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