February 20, 2019 - by
2019 Seminole Intercollegiate: The Info

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Looking to attend this weekend’s Seminole Intercollegiate? Here are some things you need to know:

What days are the tournament being played? The 43rd Seminole Intercollegiate will be played on Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24.

Where is the tournament this year? This year’s tournament takes place at Golden Eagle Country Club for the second consecutive year. Golden Eagle is widely known as one of the top courses in North Florida.

Is there any cost to attending the tournament? Absolutely not! Come out to Golden Eagle Country Club and watch some quality golf!

What teams are participating this year? There are 14 teams participating in this year’s Seminole Intercollegiate. Based on their golfstat rankings, they include in order Wake Forest (6), Florida State (26), Louisville (27), West Virginia (38), Jacksonville (69), Cincinnati (70), Illinois State (77), Kentucky (97), James Madison (101), Kansas State (126), Princeton (141), Troy (165), Morehead State (183) and Nicholls (201). There will be eight Top 100 teams at this year’s tournament, more than last year’s field that included five Top 100 teams.

How can I follow the leaderboard at the tournament? Head to Golfstat.com on your phone, tablet or any other device and follow the action. Scoring will be updated every three holes played.

What is the playing format? A shot-gun style format where each teams tees off at once will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Thirty-six holes will be played on Saturday, and 18 holes will be played on Sunday in the final round also beginning at 7:30 a.m.

When are the practice round times? The practice rounds at Golden Eagle Country Club will be held on Friday, February 22. They are as follows:

  • Wake Forest (9 am and 9:10 am)
  • Louisville (9:20 am and 9:30 am)
  • Kentucky (9:40 am and 9:50 am)
  • James Madison (10 am)
  • Illinois State (10:10 am)
  • Cincinnati (10:20 am)
  • Kansas State (10:30 am)
  • Princeton (10:40 am)
  • West Virginia (10:50 am)
  • Nicholls (11 am)
  • Morehead State (11:10 am)
  • Troy (11:20 am)
  • Jacksonville (11:30 am)
  • Florida State (11:40 am and 11:50 am)

How has Florida State fared historically in this event? Under Head Coach Trey Jones, Florida State has won the Seminole Intercollegiate six times since the 2008 tournament, with notable alums Brooks Koepka, Daniel Berger and Hank Lebioda having strong performances during that time span in Tallahassee. Current sophomore John Pak is the defending Seminole Intercollegiate champion.

What are some intriguing storylines for this year’s tournament? Here are a few:

    • Senior Bennett Baker is a Tallahassee native and Chiles High School graduate who practically grew up at Golden Eagle Country Club.
    • The Seminoles have won two consecutive tournaments in the spring-opening Sea Best Invitational and the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate. A third straight title this weekend would mark the first time FSU has won three consecutive tournaments since winning four straight in the Spring 2015.
    • Sophomore John Pak goes for the repeat at Golden Eagle Country Club, and also comes in having won two consecutive tournaments. Last year, Pak shot an 8-under 208 at the Seminole Intercollegiate. He has already won three tournaments in the 2018-19 year and has four for his career.
    • Great competition will be flowing in Tallahassee this weekend, including with Top-30 ACC clubs Wake Forest, Louisville and FSU. This year’s 14-team field is loaded with quality golfers and should make for some competitive scores under sunny skies on Saturday and Sunday.

Will there be any tournament programs? Fans can pick up tournament programs beginning on Friday at Golden Eagle Country Club. Or you can download it.

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