DUBLIN, OHIO (Seminoles.com) – Redshirt freshman Cole Anderson and sophomore Parker Reddig carried Florida State Men’s Golf during the first day of match play vs. Duke at Muirfield Village Golf Club at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational.
The foursome and four-ball pairing of Anderson and Reddig finished 1-0-1 on the day, but the Seminoles fell to the seventh-ranked Blue Devils, 4.5-1.5, and will battle for third place on Tuesday against Ohio State.
In the morning foursome matches, Anderson and Reddig took down Duke’s Quinn Riley and Qi wen Wong 5&4 to deliver Florida State’s lone match-play win. Reddig and Anderson never let their opponents take a lead, going up three holes when they birdied on the eighth hole. They put the match out of reach when a par was recorded on the 14th hole to match Duke’s score, staying up five with four holes remaining to end the match.
Anderson and Reddig then held strong in the afternoon four-ball match against Riley and Wong. Through 12 holes, the Seminoles held a two-hole lead, but lost three of their next four holes to go down by one with two holes remaining. Both teams halved on the 17th to keep the one-hole deficit for FSU, but the Seminoles wound up halving the match by recording a 4 to Duke’s 5 on the 18th.
The 1.5 points garnered by Anderson and Reddig were all that FSU could muster. The combination of Greyson Porter and Fletcher Wunderlich lost both matches on Monday, as did John Pak/Jamie Li.
Tuesday’s final day vs. Ohio State will consist of six single matches starting at 9:30 a.m.