May 28, 2022 - by

Men’s Golf at 20th in Second Round of NCAAs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – No. 18 Florida State continued to fight hard despite a challenging day in the second round of the NCAA Championship, moving to 20th place after shooting 20-over par for the day. The Seminoles are six strokes out of 15th place moving into round three, having to be one of the top 15 teams in order to advance to the final round of stroke play on Monday.

Cole Anderson once again led the team with his low score of a 2-over par 72. He is 3-over for the tournament and tied for 18th.

The No.1 team in the nation, Oklahoma, was one of only two teams to shoot under par in the entirety of the tournament thus far, shooting a 5-under par 275 to take the lead by two over Vanderbilt.

Anderson started off his round with seven straight pars, only bogeying No. 8 on the front-nine to finish his first nine holes at 1-over par. He was off to a great start on his back-nine, continuing his 1-under streak after two birdies on holes 11 & 15, but ended with bogeying his last two holes.

Dan Bradbury carded a 5-over par 75 to close out round two of stroke play. After a rough start on the front-nine, he captured a birdie on No. 4 and had a great recovery on the turn. His improved performance on the back-nine resulted in two birdies on holes 10 & 17, allowing him to shoot even-par on the back. Bradbury is currently T65 and persevered throughout the day.

Brett Roberts tied his round one score, shooting a 6 -over par 76 for the day. His round was once again off to a great start with a birdie early on at hole No. 2.

No. 18 has proven to be one of the toughest holes on the golf course in round two, averaging a +0.66 relative to par, with four out of five Seminoles either bogeying or double-bogeying the final hole.

Michael Sakane and Frederik Kjettrup each carded a pair of 7-over 77s for round two.

Sakane was the only Seminole to beat the 520-yard par 4 No. 18 and finish off his round with a solid par.

Florida State averaged a -2 (4.90) score on par 5’s and totaled 113 pars for the tournament, keeping them near the top for team stats. Bradbury, Sakane, and Anderson have all been shooting under par on par 5s, with Bradbury averaging -2 (4.50) and Sakane and Anderson averaging -1 (4.75).

The Seminoles will return Sunday for the third round of stroke play for all thirty teams. The teams that finish in the top 15 on Sunday will advance for a final round of stroke play on Monday.

Patrick McCann will start off round three for Florida State with tee times beginning at 2:42 p.m. ET/ 11:42 a.m. MT.

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