Sept. 26, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
Jonas Blixt, who led the Florida State men’s golf team to the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship in 2008, is closing in on earning his PGA Tour card as he is in sixth place on the money leaders list on the 2011 Nationwide Tour. Blixt finished in fourth place in the Saboba Golf Classic on Sunday in San Jacinto, Calif. to move into sixth place on Nationwide earning list this season.
Blixt finished his best season on the Nationwide Tour since earning his degree in multinational business operations and All-American honors at Florida State in 2008. He competed in his first professional tournament in 2008 and steadily moved up the earnings list until breaking through this season. He has played in 19 tournaments, made 13 cuts and earned six top 10 finishes including a pair of tied for second place finishes at the Cox Classic presented by Lexus of Omaha and the Midwest Classic presented by Tim Warner Cable. Blixt has also finished in third place at the Albertson’s Boise Open presented by Kraft in 2011.
Blixt is averaging a career-best 69.49 strokes in earning 21 top 25 finishes and a total of $229, 722. One of the top putters on the Nationwide Tour, Blixt is ranked first on the tour with an average of just over 28 putts per round and is second in putting average. He is also ranked ninth on the tour with nine eagles and was second among all players as he earned six top 10 finishes.
During his Florida State career, Blixt was a two-time All-America – First Team in 2008 and Second Team in 2007 -and was a two-time All-ACC selection as one of the top golfers in the history of the Florida State University men’s golf program. He was the 2007 ACC Individual Champion – the first golfer in Florida State history to earn medalist honors at the ACC Championship and was .the runner-up finisher for ACC Player of the Year honors in 2008. As a senior, Blixt was a semifinalist for the Jack Nicklaus, the Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson Awards as the nation’s top collegiate golfer.