February 28, 2006 - by
Seminoles Finish Second At Lexus/Naples Intercollegiate Men’s Golf Tournament

Feb. 28, 2006




NAPLES, Fla. –
Florida State junior Torstein Nevestad finished sixth and sophomore Jonas Blixt finished in a tie for seventh in the individual standings to lead the No. 38 ranked Seminole men’s golf team to a second place finish at the second annual Lexus/Naples Intercollegiate at the Hammock Bay Country Club. The Seminoles have earned two top three team finishes in the first two events of the spring season – second at this event and third at the season-opening Gator Invitational.

Baylor University, ranked 20th nationally, carded a team score of 279 in the third round and defeated Florida State by four strokes. The Seminoles finished with 278 team score in the final round but were unable to catch the Bears. Ryan Baca of Baylor earned individual medalist honors as he finished with an 11-under par score of 205 to defeat Kyle Reifers of Wake Forest by two strokes. Nevestad finished only six strokes out of the lead.

Nevestad (Oslo, Norway) finished the event with a career-low tying five under par score of 211. He carded a career-best single-round score of 65 in the first round and closed the event with an even par score of 72. In finishing in sixth place, Nevestad has now posted consecutive sixth place finishes and now has seven top-10 finishes during his career.

Sophomore Jonas Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) finished in a tie for seventh place with a four-under par score of 212. His score, rivaled only by his 209 score in earning medalist honors at the 2005 Gator Invitational, ranks as the second best of his career and earned him the second top five finish of his career.

The low score of the day, and of the tournament for the Seminoles, was posted by sophomore Tommy Rymer (Hastings, Minn.). He carded a career-best five-under par 67 and finished in a tie for 15th place with a one-under par score of 215. He showed improvement throughout the event with scores of 75-73-67. The finish for Rymer was the best of his career. Freshman Matt Savage (Louisville, Ky.) also played well as carded a career-best four-under par score of 68 and finished with a four-over par scored of 220. Freshman Nicholas Smith (Ocala, Fla.), who carded a three-under par 69 in the second round, finished in a tie for 20th place with a score of 217.

Florida State plays host to the Seminole Intercollegiate beginning March 5 at Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee.

Lexus/Naples Intercollegiate/Hammock Bay Golf and Country Club/Par 72
Hammock Bay Country Club/Naples, Fla./Final FSU Results

2/12. Florida State 286 285 278 849
6. Torstein Nevestad 65 74 72 211
T7. Jonas Blixt 71 70 71 212
T15. Tommy Rymer 75 73 67 215
T20. Nicholas Smith 75 69 73 217
T26. Matt Savage 79 73 68 220

Lexus/Naples Intercollegiate/Hammock Bay Golf and Country Club/Par 72
Hammock Bay Country Club/Naples, Fla./Final Team Results

1. Baylor 845 7. Wisconsin 877
2. Florida State 849 8. St. Mary’s 884
3. Wake Forest 850 9. Rhode Island 893
4. Illinois State 870 10. Ohio State 900
5. Notre Dame 872 11. Navy 939
6. Florida Gulf Coast 874 12. Portland 948
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