April 17, 2005 - by
Jeon And Blixt Lead Seminoles At ACC Men’s Golf Championship

April 17, 2005

Florida State freshmen Song Jeon finished in a tie for 12th place and Jonas Blixt in a tie for 18th to lead the Seminoles to a seventh place finish at the 52nd Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championship at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point. Jeon earned the highest finish by a Seminole since the Peter Mitchell finished in ninth place during the 2002 conference championship.

Duke won its first ACC title since 1966 as it defeated Georgia Tech by four strokes in the final team standings. The Blue Devils and the Yellow Jackets were tied after two rounds at 583. Duke outscored Georgia Tech, 282-286, in the final round to win the championship. Duke’s Ryan Blaum, who led the individual race wire-to-wire, became the first Blue Devil to win the individual championship since 1999.

Jeon (Seoul, Korea) finished in a tie for 12th place as he carded a two-over par 74 in the third round for a 221 total. He played three rounds at 74 or better (74-73-74) during the event to earn the second top 15 finish of his Seminole career. Jeon finished in a career-best tied for fifth place at the Gator Invitational earlier this spring.

Blixt (Nassjo, Sweden) and Torstein Nevestad (Oslo, Norway) led the Seminoles in the third round with identical one-over par scores of 73. Both players played their best golf of the event during the final round. Blixt was on par for a sensational score until finishing two of the final three holes with a pair of double-bogies. After a tough early start in the third round, Nevestad played the final 16 holes of the championship at two-under par.

Senior Rusty Mosley (Vidalia, Ga.) and sophomore Bradley Ruch (Louisville, Ky.) carded scores of 75’s to round out the Seminoles’ afternoon. Mosley, playing in his fourth career ACC Tournament, earned his second best conference championship finish at tied for 33rd. He carded an even par 72 in the first round of the event. Ruch earned his best score of the tournament with his three-over par 75 over the final 18 holes. He was competing in the second ACC Championship of his career.

52nd Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf Championship/Par 72
Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point/New London, N.C./(Final FSU Results)

7/10 Florida State 297 306 295 898
T12. Song Jeon 74 73 74 221
T18. Jonas Blixt 74 76 73 223
T30. Torstein Nevestad 78 76 73 227
T33. Rusty Mosley 72 81 75 228
T44. Bradley Ruch 77 84 75 236

52nd Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf Championship/Par 72
Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point/New London, N.C./(Final Team Results)

1. Duke 865 6. Wake Forest 889
2. Georgia Tech 869 7. Florida State 898
3. NC State 880 8. North Carolina 906
4. Clemson 883 9. Maryland 915
5. Virginia 884 10. Virginia Tech 922
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