March 6, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
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 Seminole Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament at Golden Eagle Country Club. The Tigers were tied for the team led 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, the host school, finished in third in the final team standings. The Seminoles steadily climbed the standings after a ninth place standing after the first round and a tied for fourth place standing after the second round. A pair of Seminole sophomores – Matt Savage and Nichols Smith – finished tied for 10th in the individual standings to lead Florida State. Savage was one of three Seminoles who carded one-under par scores of 71 in the final round. He was joined by freshmen Cameron Knight (tied for 23) and Seath Lauer (tied for 50th) who both carded under par scores in the final round.
Seminole Intercollegiate/March 4-6/Final FSU Results Golden Eagle Country Club/Tallahassee, Fla./Par 72 3/15. Florida State 875 T10. Matt Savage 219 T10. Nicholas Smith 219 T23. Jonas Blixt 222 T23. Cameron Knight 222 T50 Seath Lauer 227 T50 Song Jeon 227 * T50 Torstein Nevestad 227 * * played as individuals
Seminole Intercollegiate/March 4-6/Final FSU Results Golden Eagle Country Club/Tallahassee, Fla./Par 72 1. Auburn 865 T9. Vanderbilt 889 2. North Carolina 870 T9. Northwestern 889 3. Florida State 875 11. UCF 892 T4. E. Tennessee St. 878 12 Mississippi St. 894 T4. UAB 878 13. Charleston 890 6. Virginia 880 14. NC State 897 7. Ole Miss 885 15. Toledo 920 8. LSU 887