EUGENE, Oregon (Seminoles.com) – The 13th-seeded Florida State Men’s Golf team concludes its run in the NCAA Golf Championship on Sunday evening as it finished one stroke outside of the Top 15 cutline at Eugene Country Club.
The Seminoles were 9-over on Sunday and finished at 28-over for the championship to tie for 19th with Houston and Auburn. An opportunity to get into the Top 15 tie-breaker was had on the 18th hole, but a missed putt from a not-so-easy distance foiled that chance.
“It came down to the last guy and the last putt and that does not always go your way,” FSU head coach Trey Jones said.
Junior Josh Lee was the top performing Seminole once again, shooting 1-over for the Sunday round and finishing at 4-over for the tournament to tie for 30th so far. His birdie putt attempt on the 18th to possibly put FSU in the Top 15 for Monday was not converted, but he kept FSU in the hunt all weekend with a superb display.
“The underclassmen gave us something to be excited about,” Jones added. “All Seminoles should be very proud of this golf team. They gave everything they had this week and fought to the very end. They never stopped believing in themselves or their teammates.”
Lee executed well on the par 5s all weekend, shooting 4-under overall. The highlight of his tournament was a hole-in-one on the par 3, 205-yard 16th hole that gave FSU life into advancing to Monday’s final stroke play round. Lee also birdied the first hole, a 401-yard par 4 hole.
Redshirt junior Cristobal Del Solar concluded his tournament shooting 6-over overall, including 1-over on Sunday. He tied for the tournament lead with two eagles, including one on the 10th hole that was 395 yards out. He is currently tied for 50th among all players, and ended his round with an important birdie on the 18th hole.
Freshman Corey Carlson played well in his first NCAA Championship, shooting 9-over. On par 5 holes he shot 6-under for the tournament, currently tied for the best among all players.
Senior Hank Lebioda wraps up his top-notch FSU career with a 2-over 72 on Sunday, shooting 10-overall altogether. Lebioda’s next stop includes a trip to the Mackenzie Tour in Canada.
Senior Rowin Caron finished 14-over for the tournament.
Lebioda, Del Solar Named to Division I PING All-Southeast Region Team
Earlier on Sunday afternoon, Florida State senior Hank Lebioda and redshirt junior Cristobal Del Solar were named to the Division I PING All-Southeast Region Team.
Both Lebioda and Del Solar were also named to the All-ACC Team, while Lebioda was honored as the ACC Player of the Year.
The Division I PING All-Southeast Region Team is named by the Golf Coaches Association of America. A total of 156 players were honored across six regions.