TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Guiding Florida State Men’s Golf all weekend, sophomore Frederik Kjettrup came away from the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational with something to build on. The native of Aabybro, Denmark, tied for 20th at Olympia Fields, while FSU finished 13th as a team.
“Obviously, not a good result,” FSU Head Coach Trey Jones said. “We were not a good golf team this week, but we will be. I am confident this will make us better.”
Kjettrup finished at 4-over (69-72-73) for the tournament to easily lead the Seminoles, nabbing his fifth career Top 20 placement since beginning his time at FSU with the Timuquana Collegiate in Jan. 2021. Highlighting his three-day stay was his opening-round 69. In Sunday’ final round, he used three birdies to his advantage, with his last coming on the par-5, 576-yard 15th hole.
Kjettrup fared the best of all 81 competing golfers on par 5 holes, shooting 4-under over the three days.
Senior Michael Sakane finished strong with an even-par 70 on Sunday, tying for 35th overall at 8-over (74-74-70) in his first tournament played as a Seminole. On a difficult golf course, Sakane’s card was pretty clean in the final round with two birdies and two bogeys.
Fellow senior transfer Dan Bradbury tied for 39th at 9-over (73-73-73), playing consistently all weekend. The Wakefield, England, native had one birdie on Sunday at the tricky par-4, 396-yard 11th hole.
Cole Anderson tied for 51st at 11-over, while Brett Roberts shot 15-over and tied for 64th.
Florida State shot its lowest round of the tournament on Sunday, shooting 7-over in the final round and 32-over (291-294-287) overall.
North Carolina took home the title at Olympia Fields after shooting 2-over, holding off second-place Arizona State (+5) by three strokes. UNC’s Austin Greaser won the tournament at 4-under and was one of just five golfers to shoot under par overall.
Florida State’s next event is just over two weeks away but is well worth the wait. Both the men’s and women’s teams will participate in a mixed-team collegiate event at the inaugural Barbara Nicklaus Cup held Oct. 4-5 at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.
The event is a round-robin competition between four schools in FSU, Ohio State, Auburn and Arizona State.