Oct. 10, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State University Men’s golf team is ranked seventh in this week’s head-to-head rankings by GolfStat – the ranking source utilized by the NCAA in picking the teams who will play for the 2008 NCAA Championship. The Seminoles are ranked in the top 10 for the second consecutive week – they were ranked No. 5 last week – their season high.
Florida State began the fall season with a victory at the Inverness Intercollegiate – a win that marked the first team championship for the program since 1998. Senior All-America Jonas Blixt finished in a tie for first place in the individual standings to earn the fourth individual championship of his collegiate career. Florida State took the lead late in the first round and held the top spot for most of the remainder of the event. In defeating second place Michigan State by six strokes, Florida State set a tournament record with its team total of 862.
At the Ping/Golf Week Preview, Florida State shaved twenty one strokes from their first round score to finish the tournament in eleventh place. The tournament was held on Kampen Course at the Birk Boilermaker Golf Complex at Purdue University. A total of twelve of the top twenty five ranked teams played in the event which is set as the preview of the possible national championship participants on the course where the 2008 NCAA Championship will be held.
The Seminoles earned their second top five finish of the season at the Fighting Illini Invitational where they placed fourth among the competition. All Americans Jonas Blixt and Matt Savage led the Seminoles with top five finishes in the individual standings. The Seminoles finished ahead of four teams ranked in the nation’s top fifteen and lost to Oklahoma State who claimed the team championship.
Florida State will play their next event of the fall season at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational on October 21-22, 2007 in Windermere Florida.
Golfstat/NCAA Division I Men's Rankings Rank Team Fall 2007 Tournament Wins 1. Charlotte 2 2. Alabama 2 3. Georgia Tech 0 4. Oklahoma State 1 5. Georgia 1 6. South Carolina 1 7. Florida State 1 8. Southern California 0 9. Auburn 0 10. Duke 1 11. Penn State 2 12. Tennessee-Chattanooga 1 13. Wake Forest 0 14. Pepperdine 1 15. UAB 0 16. Michigan State 1 17. Oregon State 2 18. Florida 0 19. Texas A&M 0 20. Stanford 0 21. Lamar 1 22. Washington 0 23. San Diego State 1 24. Indiana 0 25. UT Arlington 2