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