April 18, 2009
NEW LONDON, N.C. –
Junior Seath Lauer carded an even par 72 to lead the Florida State men’s golf team through the second round the 56th Annual ACC men’s golf championship at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point. Lauer is in a tie for 22nd place in the individual standings and is the Seminoles’ leader after the first two rounds of the three round event. The Seminoles are in 10th place in the team standings with one round to be played.
No. 9 ranked Georgia Tech maintained its lead in the team standings and will begin play in Sunday’s third and final round with a five stroke lead over No. 3 ranked Clemson. Georgia Tech’s Cameron Tringale and NC State’s Matt Hill are tied for first in the individual standings with 36 hole totals of 136.
“Today was a frustrating day,” said head coach Trey Jones. “Drew, Matt and Brooks struggled early with their ball striking and never settled down and trusted themselves. Sometimes it easier said than done but we simply did not put the ball in play off the tee and that forced us to work for par instead of being on offense and aiming at pins.”
” We play a good round tomorrow and we can move back up the leader board as fast as we moved down today,” said Jones.
Lauer has a two-round total of 146 with scores of 74 and 72 in the first two rounds. He played very consistently on Saturday with three birdies, three bogies and 12 rounds of par to finish at even par. Lauer was never more than one stroke over par and was as many as one stroke under par during the round. He is playing his best golf of the spring season as he came into the tournament averaging just over 76.00 strokes in 13 rounds.
Lauer has carded four rounds at par or better in his last five rounds in his last two ACC Championships. He finished in a tie for 13th place in leading the Seminoles to the first team ACC championship in school history in 2008.
Junior Cameron Knight matched Lauer’s even par score with a 72 of his own in the second round. He also played very consistently with four birdies, four bogies and 10 rounds of par. Knight was two under par after his first four holes with two birdies and finished his front nine at one under par. He carded a birdie on his final hole of the afternoon to finish with an even par 72.
Knight is in a tie for 29th place in the individual standings and is looking for his second career top 30 finish in his third career ACC Championship.
“Seath and Cam played steady and a good round tomorrow would do their confidence some good,” said Jones.
Drew Kittleson, Matt Savage and Brooks Koepka – who were all in the top 20 of the individual standings after the first round for Florida State – all dropped in the individual standings with scores of 76, 77 and 79 respectively. Kittleson and Savage and tied for 29th and Koepka is in a tie for 46th place in the individual standings.
The third and final round of the event will be played on Sunday. The Seminoles will next play in the NCAA Regional Championships May 14-16. It will mark the fourth consecutive appearance in the regional championship for head coach Trey Jones and the Seminoles.
56th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Golf Championship Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point/New London, N.C./Par 72 Second Round Florida State Results 10/11. Florida State 287 297 594 T22. Seath Lauer 74 72 146 T29. Cameron Knight 75 72 147 T29. Matt Savage 71 76 147 T29. Drew Kittleson 70 77 147 T46. Brooks Koepka 72 79 151
56th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Golf Championship Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point/New London, N.C./Par 72 Second Round Team Results 1. Georgia Tech 565 2. Clemson 570 T3. Wake Forest 572 T3. NC State 572 5. Duke 574 6. Virginia Tech 570 T7. North Carolina 579 T7. Maryland 579 T7. Virginia 579 10. Florida State 584 11. Boston College 609