Nov. 21, 2007
EL PASO, TEXAS –
Florida State University senior Jonas Blixt shot a five under par 66 in the final round and finished in a tie for third place at the Western Refining All-America Golf Classic at the El Paso Country Club. Blixt’s final round 66 gave him a three-round total of 204 and helped him move from a tie for seventh place after two rounds in his final placing of tied for third in the individual standings.
Blixt, the 13th ranked individual male college golfer in the nation, finished only six strokes behind individual medalist Webb Simpson of Wake Forest and only three strokes behind Aaron Goldberg of San Diego State. Simpson entered the event as the 18th ranked golfer in the nation while Goldberg was ranked 68th beginning the event. Blixt finished ahead of three golfers ranked ahead of him in the national standings including No. 1 ranked Chesson Hadley of Georgia Tech.
Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) closed the event with six birdies and one eagle in carding his five-under par score of 66. He was never higher than even-par and was as many as seven strokes under par after his eagle on the par four 15th hole.
Florida State’s Matt Savage (Louisville, Ky.), the 44th highest ranked collegiate golfer in the nation, finished in 26th place in the individual standings. He carded a 73 in the final round and finished with a 218 total for the three round event.