March 26, 2007
AWENDAW, S.C. –
Florida State University sophomore Matt Savage shot a four-under par 67 and moved into a tie for fourth place in the individual standings and the Seminoles maintained their standing as a top five team as play in the second round of the Third Annual Hootie at Bulls Bay Invitational came to a close. Savage led the Seminoles individually in the second round and is only six strokes out of the individual lead while Florida State is tied for third and only five strokes out of the team lead heading into Tuesday’s third and final round.
Savage (Louisville, Ky.) is only six strokes behind Greg Forest of UCF in the race for the individual lead. Forest holds the individual lead with a 36-hole total of 133. Savage and Forest carded identical scores of 67 in round two. Florida State is tied for third and only five strokes behind UCF in the team standings. The Seminoles are tied with Baylor and only one stroke behind second-place Wake Forest.
The Seminoles are ranked No. 25 in this week’s Golf Week / NGCA national poll.
Savage came within two strokes of tying his career best with a 67 in the second round. He began play on Monday tied for 28th place after carding a one-over par 72 and moved up 24 spaces in the individual standings with his play in the second round. Savage was nearly flawless on the day; he was one under on the front nine and three under on the back nine. He earned four birdies and only one bogie over his final nine holes of the afternoon.
Freshman Seath Lauer (Huntington, Ind.) and sophomore Nicholas Smith (Ocala, Fla.) are tied for 15th in the individual standings with two-round scores of 142. Lauer carded a 67 in round one and a 75 in the round two while Smith finished with a 69 in the first round and a 73 in the second round. Both Seminole golfers played well as Lauer played 13 holes of par or better golf while Smith was par or better on 14 of the 18 holes on the day.
All five of the Seminoles golfers are in the top 30 in the individual standings and all five Seminoles are within 12 strokes of the overall individual lead heading into the final round of 18 holes.
Third Annual Hootie at Bulls Bay Invitational/Par 71/Second Round FSU Results Bulls Bay Golf Club/Awendaw, S.C./March 25-27, 2007 T3/15. Florida State 274 289 563 T4. Matt Savage 72 67 139 T15. Seath Lauer 67 75 142 T15. Nicholas Smith 69 73 142 T21. Jonas Blixt 67 76 143 T29. Cameron Knight 71 74 145
Third Annual Hootie at Bulls Bay Invitational/Par 71/Second Round Team Results Bulls Bay Golf Club/Awendaw, S.C./March 25-27, 2007 1. Central Florida 558 9. North Carolina 580 2. Wake Forest 562 10. South Carolina 583 T3. Florida State 563 T11. Col. of Charleston 586 T3. Baylor 563 T11. Kentucky 586 5. Coastal Carolina 575 13. NC State 590 6. Louisiana State 576 14. Vanderbilt 592 7. Augusta State 578 15. Arkansas 600 8. Duke 579