February 11, 2007 - by
Seminole Men’s Golf Team Finishes In Second Place At Gator Invitational

Feb. 11, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –
Led by a pair of top 10 individual finishes by sophomore Matt Savage (tied for fourth) and junior Jonas Blixt (tied for seventh) the Florida State men’s golf team finished in second place in the team standings at the spring season opening Gator Invitational at the University of Florida Golf Course. Savage tied his career-best with a five-under par 65 in the final round to earn the best individual finish of his career.

The second place finish for the Seminoles is tied for the best team finish under fourth-year head Coach Trey Jones. The Seminoles also finished in second place at the Naples Invitational during the spring of 2006 and, with this weekend’s finish, continued the momentum they have built which carried them into the 2006 NCAA East Regional Championship Tournament.

Florida successfully defended its tournament title on its home course as they bested the Seminoles by 11 strokes. The Seminoles finished as the highest ranking of the two ACC teams in the event as Wake forest finished third. Manuel Villegas of Florida earned individual medalist honors with a six-under par 204 score.

Savage saved he best round of golf for the final round as he carded as 65 in the final round. He began play in the final round in a tie for 42nd place and improved his standing by an incredible 38 positions to earn the best individual finish of his career. Savage tied his career-best score of 65 — he also carded a 65 in the third round of the 2006 NCAA East Regional.

Blixt finished in a tie for seventh place with a 213 total for the 36-hole event. It marked the fourth top-10 finish of his career.

The Seminoles continue the spring schedule as they play host to the Seminole Intercollegiate on March 4-5-6 at Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee.

SunTrust Gator Invitational/Feb. 10-11, 2007/Final FSU Results
University of Florida Golf Course/Par 70
2/14.   Florida State    284   287   290   861
T4.     Matt Savage      72    75    65    212
T7.     Jonas Blixt      70    67    76    213
T29.    Seath Lauer      72    73    72    217
T40.    Cameron Knight   70    72    79    221
T61.    Song Jeon        74    76    77    227

SunTrust Gator Invitational/Feb. 10-11, 2007/Final Team Results
University of Florida Golf Course/Par 70
1.   Florida            850   T7.   Georgia State     871
2.   Florida State      861   9.    North Florida     872
3.   Wake Forest        862   10.   Kentucky          881
4.   Coastal Carolina   864   11.   Ohio State        882
5.   Georgia Southern   866   12.   Louisiana State   884
6.   UAB                869   13.   UCF               887
T7.  Tulsa              871   14.   Purdue            906
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