TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State senior men’s golfer Rowin Caron continued his fine play at the Valspar Intercollegiate as he finished the tournament with a 2-over 215 to place 10th among all individuals on Tuesday afternoon at Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City, Fla.
Caron finished his second round with a 2-over 73 and ended the tournament with a 1-over 72 in Tuesday’s final round. His 10th-place finish is his best showing of the 2015-16 year, guiding the Seminoles in one of the nation’s most exclusive tournaments where all 15 teams were ranked in the Golfstat Top 50.
Overall, Florida State finished 11th with an aggregate score of 882 (+30). After a tough second round where the Seminoles shot 20-over (304), FSU came back on Tuesday by shaving 14 strokes off its overall score with a 290 (+6) in the final round.
Texas won the 2016 Valspar Intercollegiate with a 3-over 855 final score. LSU’s Zach Wright defeated Texas A&M’s Chandler Phillips on the first playoff hole to earn medalist honors.
Caron’s ability to attack the always-difficult par 3 holes helped him post one of the stronger individual scores of the entire tournament. He averaged an even-par three strokes in all short-hole situations, while Florida State finished third among all teams with a 12-over score on par 3 holes.
Caron’s 37 pars throughout the tournament also tied for third-most among all individuals.
Senior Hank Lebioda posted FSU’s second-lowest score of the tournament at 8-over (221). He battled back from a tough second round where he shot a 77 to post a 72 in the final 18 holes. Despite a triple bogey on hole 11, his second hole of the final round, he came back with three birdies and was steady with 12 pars.
Redshirt junior Cristobal Del Solar tied for 44th after finishing his final round with a 2-over 73, his best score of the tournament. Junior Josh Lee, who posted an impressive 73 (+2) in his second round, shot a 76 in the final 18 holes and tied Del Solar with a final score of 10-over (223).
Florida State prepares for the Irish Creek Intercollegiate in Kannapolis, North Carolina, on April 9-10.