TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Men’s Golf team prepares for its first regular-season match-play tournament in three years when it travels to Muirfield Village Golf Club for the Jack Nicklaus Invitational held Oct. 8-9 in Dublin, Ohio.
Match play will include six golfers per team. Florida State’s six include senior Corey Carlson, juniors Jake Carter and Jamie Li, sophomore John Pak and freshmen Calvin Sierota and Alberto Martinez.
The prestigious tournament named after one of golf’s greatest legends will mark the collegiate debut of Sierota, who hails from Melbourne, Fla.
The rest of the field includes Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kent State, South Carolina and Stanford.
The last time the Seminoles played in a match-play tournament in the regular season was on Sept. 27, 2015, when they defeated No. 12 Georgia, 3.5-1.5, at the ACC-SEC Challenge in Nashville.
The coaches will set their 1-6 order by Sunday evening and that order will be used throughout the day on Monday. There will be three tee times per match in both the first and second rounds on Monday as they will play in groups of four.
The coaches will then have a chance to change their order prior to Tuesday’s final round. The players will be in twosomes on Tuesday.
Pak leads Florida State through the first two tournaments with a 70.67 scoring average, winning the season-opening Rod Myers Invitational.