March 14, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 12 Florida State men’s golf team is in fourth place through one round of the Seminole Intercollegiate. Sophomore Jack Maguire leads the team and is tied for second place after a 2-under on Friday. After a great front nine to put the team in second place, the team faltered as they closed out the round at the Southwood Golf Course.
“Our guys just didn’t look like they we comfortable today for some reason or another,” said head coach Trey Jones. “We didn’t execute holes that we usually get up on top of and play well. We have to get passed that and come out tomorrow and play good golf. The course held up well today, it was challenging but we didn’t hit the shots we needed to hit. Coming down the stretch we lost our patience. They got frustrated, they’re a young group and we’ve got to learn from that. They just need to get over that when things aren’t going as easy as they thought it should.”
The tournament concludes Saturday with the second round beginning at 8:30 a.m. Because of weather concerns in the Tallahassee area on Sunday, the third round will be played in the afternoon immediately following the conclusion of the second round.
Maguire is one stroke behind first place Trey Rule of Mercer after the freshman turned in a 70. The St. Petersburg native played a solid round of golf all day with three birdies and only one bogey to sit at 2-under.
Sophomore Rowin Caron is tied for tenth with an even par 72. Caron struggled a bit on the front nine with three bogeys, but was able to keep control and finish the second half with two birdies. Sophomore Hank Lebioda is tied for 19th after his 1-over 73. Lebioda led the team with six birdies on the day but was hindered by a double bogey on six and a triple bogey on 17.
“We left a lot of shots out there today whether it was on the greens or off the tee,” said Lebioda. “We’re a little disappointed with this round, we didn’t come out with our best stuff but it’s going to motivate us going into the weekend. We know that we control our destiny. We have the most talented young team in the entire country. All of us know that, all of us believe that, it’s just a matter of getting out of our own way, doing what we need to do, going what we know how to do and going out and winning this tournament.”
Cristobal Del Solar sat at even par through 16 holes today until he went 3-over on the last two. Finishing the day with a 3-over 75, the junior is tied for 34th. Freshman Harry Ellis started the morning with a birdie on hole one and then back to even par after a bogey on three. He played solid golf the remainder of the round except a pair of double bogeys to slide him back tied for 41st with a 4-over 74.
Florida State has four individuals playing in the tournament with freshman Josh Lee tied for tenth with an even par 72. Senior Joaquin Lolas is tied for 24th with a 2-over 74 while freshman Collin Engelhardt is tied for 54th with a 6-over 78. Freshman Anthony Alex, a late addition due a player pulling out with an injury, has an 8-over 80 to sit tied for 67th.
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