TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Men’s Golf team has announced its 2019-20 schedule, once again including some of the best tournaments collegiate golf has to offer.
“When you come to Florida State, this is the schedule you expect to play,” FSU head coach Trey Jones said. “We play championship golf courses against college golf’s top teams and have a couple trips to the desert to prepare for the National Championship.”
Many of the familiar tournaments return, but there are some intriguing new ones as well. Florida State begins the year at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Sept. 13-15. It will be Florida State’s fourth trip out to Arizona and its first since Brooks Koepka participated in the Patriot All-America Invitational on Dec. 28-30, 2011.
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Concluding the fall schedule will be the White Sands Intercollegiate held Nov. 1-3 in Atlantis at The Bahamas. In between are returning tournaments at the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational (Sept. 20-22) as well as the prestigious Jack Nicklaus Collegiate Invitational on Oct. 7-8.
Florida State’s host tournament, the Seminole Intercollegiate, will be played on Feb. 22-23 at Golden Eagle Country Club on the north side of Tallahassee.
The first four tournaments in the spring will all be familiar ones for the Seminoles, playing the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate on Feb. 8-11, the Seminole Intercollegiate, the Cabo Collegiate (March 1-3) and the Valspar Collegiate Invitational (March 16-17).
FSU will wrap up the regular season rooting itself in the state of North Carolina, playing in the Stitch Intercollegiate in Cary, N.C., on April 9-10 and following with the ACC Championship held April 17-20 in New London, N.C.
The Seminoles are expected to return six letterwinners from last year, headlined by rising junior All-American John Pak. As a sophomore, he put together the greatest single year in FSU Golf history, culminating with the lowest single-year scoring average at 69.56.
Also returning for the Seminoles are Calvin Sierota, Jamie Li, Greyson Porter, Parker Reddig and Alberto Martinez. Li (71.75) and Sierota (73.00) each finished second and third in scoring average last year, respectively.
Last year, FSU completed its 14th consecutive season of earning an NCAA Regional appearance. The Seminoles finished the year ranked 24th in the final Golfstat poll, securing yet another Top 25 finish.
Three newcomers are also expected to contribute this upcoming year in freshmen Fletcher Wunderlich (Port St. Lucie, Fla.), Cole Anderson (Camden, Maine) and Alan Klenor (Longboat Key, Fla.).