LOS CABOS, Mexico (Seminoles.com) – The No. 3-ranked Florida State Men’s Golf team ended its stay in Mexico on Tuesday by finishing seventh at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate at Los Cabo Querencia.
Scores for nearly the entire field were higher on Tuesday, and FSU followed suit by shooting a 15-over 299 on the difficult golf course. Shining brightly in the final round of the tournament was redshirt sophomore Harry Ellis, who recorded his best round of the 2015-16 year with a 1-over 72.
In Ellis’ final round, he carded a birdie on his opening hole at the par-5, 595 yarder on nine, followed by another birdie at the par-4, 453 yard hole on 10. He recorded five birdies in the round to finish the tournament strong. Ellis finished 64th among individuals in the competitive field.
Senior Hank Lebioda was Florida State’s top player, shooting a 5-over 218 for the tournament. He finished in a tie for 28th, while redshirt junior Cristobal Del Solar and senior Rowin Caron tied for 34th with aggregate scores of 219 (+6).
Junior Josh Lee recorded a 76 (+5) in his final round to finish tied for 49th at 9-over (222).
Florida State’s seventh-place finish breaks an impressive streak of 15 consecutive regular season tournaments (fall or spring) where the Seminoles placed in the Top five. The last time FSU was out of the Top five was at the Mason Rudolph Championship played April 4-6, 2014, in Franklin, Tenn.
The Seminoles return to host the Seminole Intercollegiate held at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee from March 11-13. Participating teams for the 14-team tournament include FSU, Jacksonville, James Madison, Louisville, Mercer, Penn State, Troy, Ole Miss, East Tennessee State, Illinois State, West Virginia, VCU, Auburn and Penn.
FSU won the Seminole Intercollegiate in 2015, carding a 17-under par in the final round to get the come-from-behind win.