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Seminoles In Fifth Place At River Landing Men’s Golf Invitational.

April 12, 2008




WALLACE, N.C. –
The Florida State University men’s golf team is in fifth place in the team standings and senior All-America Jonas Blixt is in fourth place in the individual standings after two rounds of the River Landing Intercollegiate on the Landing Course at the River Landing Golf Course. The Seminoles began the day in a tied for first and now must make up nine strokes to catch to overall team co-leaders NC State and Duke in Sunday’s final round. Blixt is only two strokes behind the overall leader – Webb Sinpson of Wake Forest – who has a two day total of 139.

NC State carded a second round best team score of 286 to move into a tie for first in the team standings with Duke. The Wolfpack moved up from a tie for fourth after the first round into a tie for first with 18 holes left to play. The Blue Devils carded a 290 in the second round and maintained the first place spot in the team standings. Duke was tied for first after the first round and is tied for first after the second round.

Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) led the Seminoles with a one-over par score of 73. After carding a four-under par scored of 68 in the first round, the All-American has a two day total of 141. He was very consistent on the afternoon with 16 holes of par or better, one birdie and only two bogeys. Blixt is looking to earn his sixth top-10 finish of the year and potentially his second individual championship of his senior season. He finished in a tie for first in the individual standings in the fall 2007 season opening Inverness Intercollegiate.

“We had several objectives this week,” said Head Coach Trey Jones. “We wanted to: a – compete to win and we still have a chance at that, b-get 54 holes of competition on bent grass greens in a climate similar to next week’s ACC Championship and c-identify any correctable weaknesses prior to next week. The wind blew exceptionally hard today and got our guys out of there putting routines and rhythms. We generally putt pretty well as a team and putted poorly today.”

River Landing Intercollegiate/Par 72/Second Round Florida State Results
River Landing Golf Club/Landing Course/Wallace, N.C./April 11-13, 2008
5/15.   Florida State     284   299   583
4.      Jonas Blixt       68    73    141
T21.    Drew Kittleson    71    75    146
T21.    Cameron Knight    73    73    146
T52.    Seath Lauer       72    80    152
T56.    Tommy Rymer       75    78    153

River Landing Intercollegiate/Par 72/Second Round Team Results
River Landing Golf Club/Landing Course/Wallace, N.C./April 11-13, 2008
T1.   NC State       574    9.    North Carolina   594
T1.   Duke           574    10.   Virginia         597
3.    Wake Forest    581    11.   Tulsa            598
4.    Memphis        582    12.   Rice             599
5.    Florida St.    583    13.   Houston          608
6.    East Carolina  592    14.   Navy             612
T7.   Maryland       593    15.   Liberty          613
T7.   Kansas         593

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