September 12, 2006 - by
Seminole Men’s Golf Team Claims Top-10 Finish At Inverness Collegiate Classic

Sept. 12, 2006




TOLEDO, Ohio –
Florida State University sophomore golfer Matt Savage finished tied for 20th in the individual standings to lead the Seminole men’s golf team to a ninth place finish at the Inverness Intercollegiate at the Inverness Golf Club as play in the event came to a close Tuesday afternoon. Savage and teammate Jonas Blixt both earned top 30 individual finishes in leading the Seminoles to a top-10 team in their first event of the fall season.

Southern California rallied from eight strokes down entering the third round to defeat TCU and win the team championship. The Trojans were led by two golfers – Jamie Lovemark and Tom Glissmeyer – in the top five of the individual standings in earning the team title. Jon McLean of TCU claimed individual medalist honors as he carded a two-over par score of 214 to defeat Manuel Villegas of Florida by four strokes.

Savage (Louisville, Ky.) played well in the second and third rounds of the event as he carded identical scores of 75 and finished with a three-round total of 229. He moved up six positions in the individual standings as he carded a 75 in the final round to the fifth top 20 finish of his career. Savage advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2006 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship and played in the prestigious 2006 U.S. Amateur Tournament this past summer.

Seminole junior Jonas Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) was the biggest mover in the tournament in the third round as he carded a one-over par 72 to finish tied for 29th in the individual standings. He moved from a tie for 58th place after the second round into a tie for 29th place in the final standings – an amazing move of 29 positions. Blixt cut eight strokes off his first round score of 80 as he grew comfortable with the golf course in the first event of the year for the Seminoles.

Junior Tommy Rymer (Hastings, Minn.) earned the fifth top-40 finish of his career as he placed tied for 37th in the individual standings. He carded a junior-season best score of even par 71 in the first round of the event. Sophomore Nicholas Smith (Ocala, Fla.) and junior Song Jeon (Seoul, Korea) also participated in the event for the Seminoles.

Inverness Intercollegiate/Sept. 11-12, 2006/Par 71
Inverness Club of Toledo/Toledo, Ohio/Final Results
9/15.   Florida State    308   310   305    923
T20.    Matt Savage      79    75    75     229
T29.    Jonas Blixt      80    79    72     231
T37.    Tommy Rymer      71    80    81     232
T50.    Nicholas Smith   80    76    77     235
64.     Song Jeon        78    80    84     240

Inverness Intercollegiate/Sept. 11-12, 2006/Par 71
Inverness Club of Toledo/Toledo, Ohio/Final Results
1.   Southern Cal.  896   9.   Florida State     923
2.   TCU            899   10.  Nebraska          924
3.   Florida        900   11.  Michigan State    929
4.   Coastal Car.   901   T12. Illinois          931
5.   Georgia        904   T12. Toledo            931
6.   UNLV           906   14.  Virginia Tech     932
7.   Texas A&M      914   15.  New Mexico        953
8.   Kent State     922
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