Mar. 2, 1998
JACKSONVILLE, FL–The Florida State men’s golf team finished in a tie for
fourth place with Florida Southern College at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate
Championship at the Queen’s Harbour Country Club in Jacksonville, FL. The
Seminole team score of 867 was one stroke behind the University of Florida
and three behind second-place Augusta State University.
The Seminoles were led by senior George McNeill. McNeill, a native of N.
Fort Myers, finished tied for second with Mike Vallillo of Louisiana State
University. Both golfers ended the day one stroke behind individual
winner, Phil Walker of Arkansas. It marked the second highest finish of
the season for McNeill. He captured the Tennessee Tournament of Champions
earlier in the fall.
Barry Dyche continued his steady play, recording three-rounds of 72 to
finish tied for 16th with four other golfers. Senior Jason Pool fired a 75
for the second day in a row to end tied for 31st at 220. Mark Monroe
struggled with a 77 in today’s round to finish with a three-round total of
221. That total tied him for 36th. Ryan Felty rounded out the scoring for
the Seminoles, finishing tied for 53rd with a 225.
The University of South Carolina ran away with the team competition,
beating Augusta State by 15 strokes.
The Seminoles will continue tournament play with the Seminole Classic
next week at the Golden Eagle Country Club.