TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Men’s Golf team looks to start fall play on the right note this weekend as it readies for the Maui Jim Intercollegiate held Sept. 13-15 at the Mirabel Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Seminoles will play 18 holes each day on the par-70, 7,081-yard course. The field also includes Georgia State, Arizona, Arizona State, Augusta, Minnesota, Illinois, Utah, Kent State, NC State, Pepperdine, Southern Cal, Clemson, LSU and Colorado. Six of the 15 teams competed in the NCAA Championship last year.
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Florida State’s five-member lineup includes senior Jamie Li, junior Parker Reddig, sophomores Calvin Sierota and Alberto Martinez and redshirt freshman Cole Anderson.
The corresponding Mea Lanakila Individual at Desert Forest is also going on but will not include live scoring via Golfstat. Playing as individuals are senior Greyson Porter and freshman Fletcher Wunderlich.
Florida State junior John Pak will miss the opening tournament after getting back from England earlier this week, helping Team USA to its first Walker Cup win on international soil since 2007.
The Seminoles will be making their first trip out to Arizona since Brooks Koepka competed in the Patriot All-America Invite on Dec. 28-30, 2011, in Litchfield Park, Ariz.
Li will play a big role in carrying Florida State this year. The senior registered a 71.75 scoring average last year and is nearly ranked among the Top 100 world amateur golfers, showing a 109 rank. At last year’s NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional, Li placed third out of 75 competitors and almost qualified as an individual for the NCAA Championship.
Sierota has a promising career ahead of him. The Melbourne, Fla., native finished third on the team last year with a 73.00 scoring average. He garnered a Top 10 finish and ranked second on the Seminoles in par 3 scoring (3.16), par 5 scoring (4.75) and pars per round (11.15).
Head coach Trey Jones begins his 17th year at the helm of the FSU Men’s golf program. His teams have garnered Top 5 finishes in 73 of their last 111 tournaments played entering the upcoming season.