March 10, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–The Florida State Seminoles are in second place after
two rounds of the Seminole Classic at the Golden Eagle Country Club. The
Seminoles shot rounds of 297 and 296 to stand ten strokes behind
first-place University of North Carolina. Southeastern Louisiana
University is currently in third, three strokes behind the Seminoles.
The Seminoles were led by sophomore Nathan Bertsch. Bertsch, a native of
Gulf Breeze, FL fired an opening round 69 and held on to a share of the
lead with a 74 in the afternoon round. He is currently tied with James
Driscoll of Virginia with two-round totals of 143.
Jason Pool used a one-under round of 71 in the afternoon to move into a
tie for third with Tim Clark of MC State and Ross Bain of North Carolina.
NC State’s Clark fired the low round of the day with a 66 in the second
Seminole junior Mark Monroe remained steady with rounds of 75 and 73
today to stand tied for 11th with the final round being played tomorrow.
Barry Dyche and George McNeill struggled in the opening round of the day,
shooting 80 and 81, respectively. Both golfers fired 78’s in the second
round. Dyche is tied for 52nd, while McNeill is tied for 56th.
Several individuals from Florida State also participated in the first two
rounds. Freshman Kris Hannah, a native of Tallahassee, FL, shot
back-to-back rounds of 76 to finish tied for 20th. Craig Cochran, a junior
from Rosemont, PA, is tied for 39th at 156. Ryan Felty is also tied for
39th after recording an opening round 72. Mark Donaldson, Tommy Cochran
and Blair Jarrard rounded out the scoring for individuals participating in
the Seminole Classic.
The final round of the Seminole Classic will take place tomorrow morning
at Golden Eagle. The tournament is free and open to the public.
Team Scores 1. North Carolina 292-291 583 2. Florida State 297-296 593 3. Southeastern Louisiana 301-295 596 4. North Florida 298-300 598 5. North Carolina State 305-299 604 Individual Scores t1. James Driscoll Virginia 73-70 143 t1. Nathan Bertsch Florida State 69-74 143 t3. Tim Clark NC State 78-66 144 t3. Ross Bain North Carolina 69-75 144 t3. Jason Pool Florida State 73-71 144 t6. Jack Boeckx Charleston 74-71 145 t6. Max Harris North Carolina 72-73 145 8. Don Hill North Carolina 74-72 146 t9. Jacque Chevallier SE Louisiana 74-73 147 t9. Eric Labitzke North Florida 73-74 147