February 17, 2017 - by

Men’s Golf Prepares for Gator Invitational

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Men’s Golf team looks to come away with a good showing this weekend as it competes in the SunTrust Gator Invitational held Feb. 18-19 at Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla.

The 15-team tournament includes host and rival Florida, as well as ACC member Wake Forest and fellow in-state teams UNF, USF, UCF and Jacksonville. The Seminoles are bringing redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar, senior Josh Lee, redshirt junior Harry Ellis, senior Anthony Alex and redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler.

A shot-gun start will be conducted on Saturday morning, with all golfers teeing off at 8 a.m.  The golf course is a par-70, 6,701-yard landscape. It has been played frequently by Florida State over the years, as FSU has competed in the SunTrust Gator Invitational 28 times.

The Seminoles last won the Gator Invitational in 2013, shooting 15 strokes better than second-place UNF to go 8-under par. Current PGA Tour professional Daniel Berger finished first in the tournament with a 7-under 203, his first individual victory as a Seminole.

In FSU’s first tournament of the spring at the Sea Best Invitational, it finished tied for seventh. Del Solar recorded his eighth career Top 10 finish, placing seventh among all individuals at 1-under.

Alex makes his first start since competing at the 2016 Seminole Intercollegiate at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee. The Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., native will be playing his 15th career event as a Seminole this weekend.

The SunTrust Gator Invitational can be followed via live stats on golfstat.com.

Follow the FSU Men’s Golf Team on its official Twitter handle (@FSUGolf) as well as on the team’s official Facebook page (Facebook.com/FSUMensGolf).

Men’s Golf Prepares for Gator Invitational

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