February 11, 2018 - by
Men’s Golf Begins Spring in Mobile

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Men’s Golf team begins its spring season on Monday as it participates in the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate held Feb. 12-13 at Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course in Mobile, Ala.

The 16-team tournament includes fellow ACC school Notre Dame. Florida State is the highest-ranked team in the tournament, showing up at 29th in the latest Golfstat Top 25.

The course is a par-72, 7,212-yard venue. The schedule includes playing 36 holes in a shot-gun start format on Monday, followed by 18 holes on Tuesday. Both days will begin at 9 a.m. ET/ 8 a.m. CT.

Redshirt senior Harry Ellis leads Florida State into another season, having climbed up to second in the latest Arnold Palmer Cup rankings for the International Team. Ellis played in three tournaments in the fall, earning a co-championship at the Marquette Intercollegiate at Erin Hills on Oct. 3, 2017. Ellis was second on the team with a 71.00 scoring average in the fall.

Freshman sensation John Pak hopes to continue his superb start with the Seminoles, leading FSU with a 70.50 scoring average in the fall. Pak finished in the Top 10 in three of his four fall tournaments, highlighted by a second-place finish at the season-opening Doc Gimmler that FSU won as a team.

Monday will mark just the third time FSU has played in a golf tournament in Mobile. The Seminoles won the 1967 Buckhaults Golf Tournament as legendary golfer Hubert Green placed second. FSU also finished in sixth at the 1972 Senior Bowl Golf Tournament.

Following FSU’s season-opening tournament, the Seminoles will prepare for the Seminole Intercollegiate held Feb. 24-25 at Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee, Fla.

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