ORLANDO, Fla. – This season a new round of golf for Florida State means a new player emerges as the team leader. Monday’s second round of the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational was no different as junior Rowin Caron helped keep the No. 2 Seminoles in second place, only two strokes behind first place Vanderbilt.
Caron’s 4-under 68 on Monday went towards the team’s 6-under 282. Florida State now has a two-day total of 552 at the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club.
“We have played two good rounds and have put ourselves in a position to win tomorrow,” said head coach Trey Jones. “We got off to a slow start today but did a good job of staying positive.”
Caron’s first round score of a 69 did not go towards the team score yesterday because his teammates shot lower rounds. He improved on his first round score and jumped up 11 spots into a tie for fifth place with a two round total of 137 (-7). Carson Jacobs of Vanderbilt is leading the tournament with an 11-under 133.
Sophomore Jack Maguire started his round off with a birdie and never looked back as he finished the day with a 2-under 70. He is currently in a tie for seventh place with a 138 (-6). Also tied for seventh is his brother MJ Maguire of UNF.
After leading the team yesterday, sophomore Anthony Alex injured his hand Sunday night but decided to play on Monday. He shot an 81 and is currently tied for 50th.
“I am proud of all the guys but I am especially appreciative of Anthony for his effort today,” continued Jones. “His toughness is going to be a great asset to this team. A lot of guys would not have played today and definitely not finished.”
The Seminoles tee off from the first hole at 9:40 a.m. tomorrow.
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2014 Tavistock Collegiate Invitational
Lake Nona Golf & Country Club (Par 72, 7,200 yards)
Team Standings (54 holes)
1. Vanderbilt– 550 (-26)
2. Florida State – 552 (-24)
3. Texas Tech – 554 (-22)
4. Illinois – 565 (-11)
5. North Florida – 566 (-10)
6. California – 569 (-7)
7. New Mexico – 570 (-6)
T8. Baylor – 571 (-5)
T8. GRU Augusta – 571 (-5)
10. Florida – 576 (E)
T11. UCF – 578 (+2)
T11. UNLV – 578 (+2)
13. Georgia – 583 (+7)
14. Indiana – 586 (+10)
15. Arkansas – 587 (+11)