TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 17 Florida State men’s golf team opens the season at the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational Sept. 12-14. The Seminoles tee off Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. on the par-70, 7,142 yard Olympia Fields Country Club North Course.
“It’s always exciting to start a season and it’s especially exciting to get Olympia Fields,” said head coach Trey Jones. “It’s something we’ve done for the last nine years and we’re all looking forward to getting this season underway.”
Competing in the tournament this weekend are juniors Hank Lebioda, a two-time member of the All-ACC team, and Rowin Caron, sophomores Jack Maguire, last season’s ACC Freshman of the Year, Cristobal Del Solar and Josh Lee. Del Solar starts the day for the Seminoles as he tees off at 9:00 a.m. from the first hole.
“We’re looking for leadership right now because we don’t have a senior on the team,” continued Jones. “The roles are changing for each player each year. Last year we had three freshmen. We basically have the same team right now that we had last year, but they’re a year older. We expect more out of them, and we need more production out of them on a more consistent basis.”
This year’s field features 10 of the 15 teams ranked in the nation’s top-25 Golf Coaches Association of America Preseason poll. Joining Florida State is No. 1 Alabama (last year’s National Champion), No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 4 Texas, No. 6 Illinois, No. 7 Stanford, No. 11 Oklahoma, No. 19 Texas A&M, No. 21 Arkansas, No. 23 Virginia Tech, Baylor, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana and Michigan.
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Ninth-annual Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational
Olympia Fields Country Club North Course in Olympia Fields, Ill.
Yardage: 7,142 yards
Round 1: Friday, Sept. 12, 9 AM CT first tee time
Round 2: Saturday, Sept. 13, 9 AM CT first tee time
Round 3: Sunday, Sept. 14, 8 AM CT first tee time
Live scoring on Golfstat: http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=6158