May 26, 2022 - by

Men’s Golf Begins NCAA Title Pursuit

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ( – The 17th-seeded Florida State Men’s Golf Team gets its turn to tame Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., as it begins the NCAA Championship Final on Friday, May 27. The first tee time for FSU is at 9:10 a.m. ET/6:10 a.m. MT.

Official pairings are not yet available for the NCAA Championship Final. In Saturday’s second round, the Seminoles begin teeing off at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. MT.

Following Sunday’s third round of stroke play, the Top 15 teams will move on to the final round of stroke play on Monday. From there, the Top eight teams advance to match play, which begins Tuesday. Quarterfinal and semifinal matches take placed all day on Tuesday.

The championship match takes place on Wednesday, June 1.

GOLF Channel begins providing coverage of the event on Monday, May 30, for the individual national championship from 5-9 p.m. ET. The network provides a large amount of coverage for the match play portion of the tournament on Tuesday (Noon-2:30 p.m. ET; 5-9 p.m. ET) and Wednesday (5-9 p.m. ET).

The Seminoles make their 27th appearance at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship, including their second in as many years. Since 2010, Florida State has reached the Final 30 nine times including its upcoming 2022 appearance.

FSU reached the NCAA Championship after an impressive second-place finish at the Palm Beach Regional at PGA National, shooting 8-under (297-279-280). Over the last two rounds, FSU quickly moved up the scoreboard by shooting 17-under.

Sophomore Brett Roberts won the Palm Beach Regional when he carded a score of 7-under (74-68-67), becoming the fourth Seminole to win an NCAA Regional. He became the first Seminole to win a regional since Drew Kittleson in 2010 in South Bend, Ind.

Roberts has combined to shoot 19-under over his last seven stroke-play rounds heading into Friday.

FSU’s starting five for the NCAA Championship Final includes Roberts, sophomore Frederik Kjettrup, senior Dan Bradbury, senior Michael Sakane and redshirt sophomore Cole Anderson. Kjettrup, Roberts and Anderson competed for FSU in last year’s finals, while Sakane played as an individual for Jacksonville.

Kjettrup (pronounced Catch-Rupp) has been FSU’s No. 1 golfer all year, earning a spot
on the 2022 All-ACC Men’s Golf Team. Kjettrup hails from Aabybro, Denmark, and leads the Seminoles with an average score of 70.94.

Kjettrup was on the Haskins Award Watch List, is a two-time ACC Golfer of the Month
this year and was named to the 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup Team.

FSU has been impressive in its two postseason tournaments this year, not only finishing second at the NCAA Palm Beach Regional, but also reaching the match play semifinals at the ACC Championship in Panama City Beach. FSU reached the semifinals without Bradbury, who was forced to miss the action due to an appendectomy.

The Seminoles have twice reached the match play portion of the NCAA Championship, reaching the semifinals with Brooks Koepka in 2010 and the quarterfinals last year in 2021 when John Pak led the way.

Florida State is one of 12 schools to have both its men’s and women’s programs participating in the NCAA Championship, joining Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest. The FSU Women are coming off a historic finish in the match play quarterfinals, tying for fifth.

Every round of the NCAA Championship Final can be followed via Golfstat.

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