TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Tallahassee native Connor Futrell of the Florida State Men’s Golf team was FSU’s lone winner in match play vs. Arizona on Wednesday at the Stephens Cup, defeating his opponent 2&1 at the Alotian Club in Roland, Ark.
The win by Futrell over Jackson Norwich of Arizona moves his record to 3-0-1 in match play competition this season, going 2-0-1 at the Barbara Nicklaus Cup in FSU’s last tournament. Futrell got ahead by as many as three holes on the front nine vs. Norwich, then stayed steady on the back nine.
“Connor really wants to leave his legacy at Florida State,” FSU Head Coach Trey Jones said. “Being very close last year to playing in the national championship, he is starting to figure out what is needed to be successful at our level. He is gaining confidence and will use this week to take another step forward.”
Norwich cut his deficit to one hole through 16, but Futrell responded by winning the 17th hole to seal the match.
Overall, the Seminoles fell to Arizona, 1.5-3.5, in what was a battle between third and fourth seeds, respectively.
Futrell, who attended Chiles High School and then starred at Troy University from 2017-20, ended on a high note in stroke play as well. He carded a 4-under 68 in Tuesday’s final round, the lowest round by a Seminole at the tournament.
Notre Dame emerged as The Stephens Cup champions after defeating Arkansas, 4-1, in the championship match.
Sophomore Frederik Kjettrup is the other Seminole who did not lose his match, halving with Arizona’s Aidric Chan.
Florida State returns for its final tournament of the fall season on Oct. 31-Nov. 1 when it heads to the Daniel Island Invitational in South Carolina.