AUBURN, AL–The Florida State golf team is in third place after the first
round of the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate at the Saugahatchee Country
Club. The Seminoles fired a team score of 290 and trail second-place
Auburn by seven shots. The Seminoles are coming off their first victory of
the year at the U.S. Collegiate Championships last week.
Senior George McNeill carded an opening-round 69 to stand alone in fourth
place, two strokes behind leader Michael Morrison of Georgia. Mark Monroe
continued to play steady on Friday with a first-round even-par 72. Monroe
is tied for 11th. Barry Dyche stood two-under through nine, but finished
the day at one-over at 73 and tied for 14th. Jason Pool, a senior from
Great Falls, VA, opened the tournament with a 76 and is tied for 39th.
Nathan Bertsch rounded out the Seminole scoring with a round of 77.
The University of Georgia leads second-place Auburn by five strokes after
one round of play. Morrison of Georgia has a one stroke advantage over
teammate Ryuji Imada and Scott Weatherly of Auburn.
The second round of the tournament will take place tomorrow morning.