April 9, 2007
ALPHARETTA, Ga. –
Junior Jonas Blixt shot a one-over par 73 and is tied for 13th in the individual standings after the first round of the second annual United States Collegiate Championship on the Lakeside Course at The Golf Club of Georgia. The Seminoles, who are ranked 19th in the latest GolfStat / Sagarin Rankings, are tied for 14th in the team standings and begin play in Tuesday’s second round only 12 strokes from moving into the top five in the team standings.
Georgia Tech and Clemson hold the first round team lead after both ACC teams shot identical scores of 292. Clemson is looking to win the event for the second consecutive year and emerge as the only team champion the event has ever known after 54 holes when play is completed on Wednesday. Tanner Ervin of Clemson and Chris Kirk of Georgia are tied atop the individual leader board with two-under par scores of 70.
Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) was the Seminoles’ best golfer during the first round and is only three strokes off of the individual lead. After a somewhat shaky front nine during which he carded two birdies and four bogies, he calmed down and finished the back nine at one under for his first round score of 73. Blixt was one-under over his final 10 holes of the round.
Sophomore Matt Savage (Louisville, Ky.) played well and carded a four-over par 76 over the first 18 holes of the tournament. He was one over on the front nine with two birdies and three over on the back nine with one birdie and four holes of par golf.
“Today was a day where experience and talent where a necessity,” said Seminole Head Coach Trey Jones. “When you play against the best teams in the country on a hard golf course it takes four players who are all playing well to compete. I think our freshmen learned a great deal today and will bounce back tomorrow. Jonas showed once again that he can compete with anyone in the country.”
Second Annual United States Collegiate Championship/Par 72/First Round FSU Results Lakeside Course - The Country Club of Georgia/April 9-11, 2007 T14/14. Florida State 310 T13. Jonas Blixt 73 T36. Matt Savage 76 T56. Seath Lauer 79 T71. Cameron Knight 82 78. Nicholas Smith 90
Second Annual United States Collegiate Championship/Par 72/First Round Team Results Lakeside Course - The Country Club of Georgia/April 9-11, 2007 T1. Georgia Tech 292 9. East Tennessee State 300 T1. Clemson 292 T10. Southern California 304 T3. Georgia 296 T10. Florida 304 T3. Wake Forest 296 12. Texas 305 T5. Georgia State 298 13. TCU 309 T5. Oklahoma State 298 T14. Brigham Young 310 T7. UCLA 299 T14. Florida State 310 T7. Alabama 299