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Seminoles Play Host To Seminole Intercollegiate Men’s Golf Tournament

Feb. 29, 2008




TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State University men’s golf team, which is ranked No. 11 in the nation by GolfStat and No. 13 in the GolfWeek/Sagarin Power Rankings, plays host to the Seminole Intercollegiate at the Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee March 2-4. The Seminoles are the highest ranked of the 12 teams in the field which includes two ranked in the nation’s top 10 (Florida State and Auburn), five teams ranked in the top 25 (Florida State, Auburn, Louisville, North Carolina and Mississippi State) and six total team ranked in the nation’s top 50. The event will consist of three rounds (18 holes each day beginning March 2) with tee times beginning at 7:30 on Sunday and Tuesday and 10:00 a.m. on Monday. Play begins off the first tee on Sunday and off the first and 10th tees on Monday and Tuesday. Admission to the event is free and spectators and welcome.

THE 2008 SEMINOLE INTERCOLLEGIATE FIELD
No. 11/13 Florida State will play host to No. 12/9 Auburn, No. 20/23 Mississippi State, No. 24/31 Louisville, No. 26/21 North Carolina, No. 31/26 UAB, No. 32/24 Ole Miss, No. 44/45 Louisiana State, the College of Charleston, Maryland, Vanderbilt and Virginia in the Seminole Intercollegiate. The national rankings are listed from GolfStat and Golf Week Magazine. Golden Eagle’s foremost attraction is its 18-hole golf course, designed by world renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio. The course sprawls 7,041 yards from the back tees and was rated “the most challenging course in Florida” by the United States Golf Association just six months after opening in December 1986. Golfweek Magazine has ranked Golden Eagle among the top 50 real-estate development courses in the Southeast, citing its distinctive design and enhancement of the property’s natural beauty as “a cut above the rest.”

THE 2007 SEMINOLE INTERCOLLEGIATE RESULTS
Auburn rallied from a one-stroke deficit entering the final round and defeated North Carolina by five strokes to claim the team championship at the 2007 Seminole Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament at Golden Eagle Country Club. The Tigers were tied for the team lead after the first round, dropped to second behind the Tar Heels after the second round and won the event in the final round as they outscored the Tar Heels by six strokes to win the event. The individual competition was won by East Tennessee State’s Rhys Davies who finished with a 210 total for the 56-hole event to claim medalist honors in the event for the second time in the last three seasons. Florida State finished third in the team standings. The Seminoles were led by Matt Savage (Louisville, Ky.) and Nicholas Smith (Belleview, Fla.) who finished tied for 10th in the individual standings.

BLIXT RANKED NO. 10 NATIONALLY AMONG DIVISION I INDIVIDUALS
Senior All-American Jonas Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden), who finished in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings at the spring-season opening Gator Invitational, is ranked 10th in this week’s individual national rankings by Golf Week Magazine.

BLIXT NAMED TO BEN HOGAN AWARD WATCH LIST
Senior All-American Jonas Blixt is one of 24 players on the Watch List for the Ben Hogan Award presented by Chesapeake energy. The Hogan Award semifinalists will be announced on April 16 with three finalists named on May 7 and invited to the Colonial Country Club in Ft. Worth, Texas for the Hogan Award presentation on May 18.

FLORIDA STATE MEN'S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2007/SPRING 2008 COMBINED)
Name             Tourn.  Rounds   Par   -75   Low   Strokes   Avg
Jonas Blixt      5       15       8     14    67    1,067     71.13
Matt Savage      5       15       8     12    66    1,083     72.20
Drew Kittleson   5       13       2     9     68    959       73.77
Seath Lauer      4       12       3     8     67    886       73.83
Nicholas Smith   1       3        0     2     72    222       74.00
Cameron Knight   1       3        0     1     73    226       75.33
Tommy Rymer      3       9        1     3     70    679       75.44
Song Jeon        2       6        1     2     72    456       76.00

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