March 8, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s golf team finished strong on the final day of play at the Seminole Intercollegiate Tournament at Golden Eagle Golf Course to finish third. The Seminoles tied for the best team score of the day (287) and had three players finish in the top fifteen to conclude the weekend.
Ryan Haselden of Vanderbilt was three under par to post the best individual score of a three under par total of 213. Carlos Sainz of Mississippi State finished the day two under par to finish the event in second place with a two under par score of 214. Three players tied for third to conclude the tournament with a one under par total of 215.
Florida State, the host school for the event, finished the event five strokes behind champion Vanderbilt with a four over par total of 868. The Seminoles were four strokes behind fellow ACC school Virginia. Ole Miss, who was leading coming into the final day, finished round three with an 11 over par to fall into fourth with a five over par total of 869 for the event.
“I am proud we came back with the low round score of the day,” head coach Trey Jones said. “We played the last six holes and gave ourselves a chance to come back; we made too many mental mistakes in the first two rounds. We need to build on the good stuff we did today and we are coming closer to put 54 holes together; when we do that we will start winning golf tournaments.”
Sophomore Drew Kittleson, who will play in the The Master’s tournament in April, tied for sixth place in the individual standings with an even par total of 216. Senior All-American Matt Savage also finished tied for sixth. Tied for 13th was junior Cameron Knight who finished two over par for a total of 218.
Junior Seath Lauer finished the event tied for 22nd with a five over par total of 221. After a rough first two rounds, freshman Brooks Koepka came back to lead the team in the third round with a two under par total of 70.
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