October 28, 2014 - by
Seminoles Lead FGCU Classic After 36 Holes

ESTERO, Fla. –After playing 36 holes on Monday, the No. 1 Florida State men’s golf team leads the Homewood/Hilton Garden Airport & FGCU Classic at the Old Corkscrew Golf Club. The Seminoles conclude the tournament Tuesday as they tee off at 8:30 a.m.

With a 2-over 578 on the first day, Florida State has an eight stroke lead over second place Florida and a 15 stroke lead over third place Loyola (Md.). All five Seminoles are in the top 20 of the individual standings.

“This is a very difficult golf course,” said head coach Trey Jones. “You have to drive the ball well to have any chance of playing well. A ball off the fairway is likely lost or unplayable. The green designs are equally demanding. You have to pay attention to the slopes and execute a solid iron shot.”

Aiming for his second top ten finish of the year is sophomore Josh Lee who is tied for first place after carding a two-under 142. He is tied with AJ Crouch of Florida and Jeremy Wall of Loyola (Md.).

“Josh played beautifully today from tee to green,” continued Jones. “He is as good a driver of the ball as there is in college golf and that is mandatory out here. I am proud he has the lead and look forward to seeing how he handles that tomorrow.”

With an even par 144, sophomore Jack Maguire is in fifth place while junior Hank Lebioda is tied for seventh after turning in a 2-over 146.

Lee and Lebioda are currently leading the tournament with 11 birdies a piece while Maguire leads the field in par five scoring at 6-under.

Tied for 15th is junior Rowin Caron as he finished the day with a 4-over 148. Sophomore Anthony Alex is tied for 17th with a 5-over 149.

“As a team we made too many big numbers and didn’t execute on the par fives at times,” concluded Jones. “We are looking forward to finishing this fall season with a solid team round tomorrow.” 

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Homewood/Hilton Garden Airport & FGCU Classic
Old Corkscrew Golf Club (Par 72, 7,393 yards)
Team Standings (36 holes)
1. Florida State – 578 (+2)
2. Florida – 586 (+10)
3. Loyola (MD) – 593 (+17)
4. Florida Gulf Coast – 598 (+22)
T5. St. John’s – 600 (+24)
T5. St. Mary’s (CA) – 600 (+24)
7. Stetson – 602 (+26)
8. Ohio (OH) – 603 (+27)
9. Ball State – 614 (+38)
10. Arkansas State – 616 (+40)
11. Bethune-Cookman – 627 (+51)
T12. Murray State – 631 (+55)
T12. Florida Atlantic – 631 (+55)
14. Ohio – 635 (+59)

Florida State Players
T1. Josh Lee – 142 (-2)
5. Jack Maguire – 144 (E)
T7. Hank Lebioda – 146 (+1)
T15. Rowin Caron – 148 (+4)
T17. Anthony Alex – 149 (+5)


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