February 21, 2005 - by
Freshman Blixt Leads Seminole Men’s Golf Team At Mercedes Benz Championship.

Feb. 21, 2005




PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. –
Florida State freshman golfer Jonas Blixt shot a one-over par 73 as he improved his score by six strokes and improved his individual standing by more than 30 positions in the second round of the 15th annual Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship at Sawgrass Country Club. Blixt and fellow freshmen Song Jeon both moved into the top 50 in the individual standings and are in a tie for 42nd place heading into Wednesday’s third and final round. Florida State is in 16th place in the team standings.

Alabama leads the team competition after firing the best round of the second day. The Crimson Tide’s 291 was nine shots better than the rounds posted by UNF, UCF and UCLA. Augusta State’s Major Manning (2-under) leads all individuals after firing a tournament best 69 on Monday. Manning is one stroke ahead of Alabama’s Clint Provost for the individual lead. Florida’s Matt Every is two strokes behind him at even par, while Brown leads a pack at 1-over.

Blixt (Nassjo, Sweden) led the Seminoles with his score of 73. It marked the fourth time in five rounds this fall he had led the Seminoles and the fourth time in five spring rounds he had shot 73 or better. Blixt averages 72.20 strokes per round in five rounds during the spring season after leading the Seminoles with a 74.33 strokes per round average during the fall season – his first as a member of the Seminole men’s golf team.

The final round of the event begins at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship/Sawgrass Country Club
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Par 72/Feb. 20-22 (Second Round FSU Results)

16/17 Florida State 322 305 627
T42 Jonas Blixt 79 73 152
T42 Song Jeon 77 75 152
T77 Tommy Rymer 84 76 160
82 Matt Adcock 82 81 163
90 Adam Wallace 85 97 182

Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship/Sawgrass Country Club
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Par 72/Feb. 20-22 (Second Round Team Results)

1. Alabama 588 11. Duke 604
T2. UCLA 592 12. UAB 608
T2. South Carolina 592 T13. Coastal Carolina 611
4. Florida 594 T13. Georgia State 611
5. Louisiana State 595 15. Arkansas 612
T6. Augusta State 596 16. Florida State 627
T6. Tennessee 596 17. Northwestern 628
T8. North Florida 601
T8. Kentucky 601
T8. UCF 601
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