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