PALM CITY, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – In just his second year, Florida State Men’s Golfer Freddie Kjettrup achieved a feat that no other Seminole has accomplished as FSU finished in second place at 20-under (274-285-273) in Tuesday’s final round at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational held at Floridian Golf Club.
The native of Aabybro, Denmark, recorded a final-round 64 and shot 13-under (64-72-64) en route to his runner-up finish. Kjettrup becomes the first Seminole to shoot three rounds at 64 or lower in a career, hitting the mark in just his 17th tournament played.
Ironically, all three rounds have come at The Valspar Collegiate Invitational, including two this week and one last season.
The Seminoles recorded their fifth Top-3 finish in their last six tournaments played, continuing their strong spring season run. Collectively, FSU’s final round at 11-under was the lowest of any team on Tuesday, providing more momentum as the Seminoles prepare for their next tournament at the Old Waverly Collegiate held in West Point, Miss., on April 11-12.
Kjettrup has shot under par in seven of his last nine rounds, totaling seven birdies on Tuesday and no bogeys. A pair of 64s in his first and third rounds proved his dominance at this week’s tournament, falling by just one stroke to champion Dylan Menante of Pepperdine (14-under).
Kjettrup is now the 17th-ranked golfer in the country according to Golfstat.
The Seminoles trailed only Pepperdine (34-under) atop the leaderboard.
“We knew going in that this was one of the toughest fields we would see all year,” FSU Head Coach Trey Jones said. “Once again, we played well enough to win. But we don’t always have control of that part. We had a gutsy round today – shooting the low round of the day after a 36-hole, 12-hour day yesterday.
“Everyone was tired but stepped up when we needed them. It shows more about them as competitors than golfers. I’m extremely proud of all of them as it was a total team effort.”
Cole Anderson raised his game in the final round, tying for 17th after shooting a 68 on Tuesday. Anderson went 3-under (68-74-68) for the tournament, recording three birdies and no bogeys.
“Cole is really starting to play well,” Jones added. “He was bogey free in the first and third rounds which were clutch for us.”
Michael Sakane (2-under) tied for 22nd after a final-round 72. Freshman Patrick McCann, playing as an individual, finished 36th at 1-over.
Brett Roberts was bolstered by a round of 69 on Tuesday.
“Brett played well other than a short stretch of holes yesterday afternoon. He’s just starting to realize how good he can be,” Jones said.
Dan Bradbury tied for 37th at 2-over while Gray Albright tied for 68th and shot his best round of the tournament at 72 on Tuesday.