April 6, 2014
FRANKLIN, Tenn. –Jack Maguire turned in a 5-under 66 on Sunday to cement his seven-stroke win at the Mason Rudolph Men’s Championship. This marks the freshman’s second medalist honor of the spring. The 12th-ranked Florida State men’s golf team moved up two spots during the day to finish eighth at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.
“It’s obvious that Jack played a great three rounds of golf this weekend,” said head coach Trey Jones. “To win a tournament by seven strokes is amazing, but to win one by seven with 12 players in the field ranked in the top 100 is a testament to his talent level.”
Starting the day on the 10th hole, Maguire once again got out to a remarkable start with four birdies in six holes. He finished the round with a total of eight birdies to finish with a 66. He led the field with 18 birdies in three rounds to finish the tournament with a 10-under 203.
“I’m really proud of how I handled myself over the last two rounds,” said Maguire. “Playing in a tournament with many high caliber players is always a great challenge and to come out on top is an honor. It’s unfortunate the team didn’t play well, but we know what we need to work on. I will definitely use this momentum going into postseason.”
The team posted its best round of the weekend with a 5-over 289, a nine stroke improvement from the previous round. They finished the tournament with a 35-over 887 with No. 1 Alabama winning the team title with a 5-under 847.
“We tell our guys you have to be good in three areas, drive, wedge game and putter,” continued Jones. “We hit our wedges well this week.”
Freshman Josh Lee played his best round of the tournament Sunday as he added a 2-over 73 to the team score. He finished the tournament with a 17-over 230 to finish 59th. Sophomore Hank Lebioda carded a 5-over 76 and finished tied for 42nd with a 12-over 225.
Senior Joaquin Lolas also played his best round of the tournament Sunday with a 3-over 74. He finished tied for 60th with an 18-over 231. Wrapping up the line-up was sophomore Rowin Caron as he carded a three-day total of 25-over 238 to finish tied for 76th.
Playing as an individual, freshman Cristobal Del Solar finished the tournament tied for 70th with a 21-over 234.
The Seminoles return to the golf course April 19th in a one-day tournament, the Capital City Club Match Play in Milton, Ga., at the Capital City Club Crabapple Course.
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