TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – A tremendous second-round turnaround punctuated No. 20 Florida State Men’s Golf’s day at the Seminole Intercollegiate held at Golden Eagle Country Club. FSU is in first place through two rounds at 19-under (287-270), eight strokes ahead of second-place Jacksonville.
Sophomore Jamie Li is continuing his torrid start to the spring, shooting a career-low 66 in the second round to end the day as the tournament leader at 7-under (71-66). Playing a par-5 hole on eight occasions on Saturday, Li shot under par on four of the eight long holes, including an eagle on the 527-yard 15th hole in the second round.
The Bath, England, native finished with a flurry in the second round, carding a 32 on the back nine which ended with a birdie on the 532-yard 18th hole. His 7-under score of 137 is tied for the fifth-lowest two-round score in program history.
Li is coming off a co-title with teammate Harry Ellis at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate, and is looking to capture another crown on Sunday.
Freshman John Pak keeps defying his age, joining Li with a 66 in the second round to finish 6-under (72-66). The Scotch Plains, N.J., native totaled eight birdies in the second round and nearly tied his career low of 65 in what was his first collegiate tournament played at The Doc Gimmler this past fall.
Florida State’s 19-under score is tied for the third-lowest vs. par through two rounds in program history.
Redshirt senior Harry Ellis’ 4-under 140 (72-68) is tied for sixth in the tournament field. The Southampton, England, native totaled nine birdies and tied for the fourth-lowest score on par 4 holes with a 3.90 scoring average.
Tallahassee native Bennett Baker, playing as an individual, also shot 4-under and is tied for sixth. Redshirt sophomore Jonathan Keppler is tied for 14th at 2-under.
Behind second-place Jacksonville (-11) is James Madison (-10), Arkansas State (-4) and Cincinnati (-2) to round out the Top 5.
As a team, FSU will tee off beginning at 9:50 a.m. on the first hole on Sunday. Individuals Parker Reddig (8:11am – first hole), Greyson Porter (8:22am – first hole) and Baker (8:44am – first hole) will get things started for the Seminoles in earlier time slots.