TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Men’s Golf begins the 2019 spring season with the Sea Best Invitational hosted by Jacksonville University at TPC Sawgrass from Feb. 4-5. The tournament will be played on Dye’s Valley Course.
All 14 teams in the field will start play on Monday with an 8 a.m. shot-gun start, with the second round continuing later in the day. Tuesday’s final round will include a double tee start at 8 a.m.
Aside from the Seminoles, the other teams in the tournament include Arkansas
Campbell, East Carolina, Florida, Jacksonville, Liberty, Lipscomb, McNeese State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, North Florida, UNLV and USC-Upstate.
“This time of year attitudes affect more scores than golf games,” FSU head coach Trey Jones said. “We have had some good short game work and I like where their games are out around the green. We need to trust our long games and let the short games keep us in the tournaments.
“In this lineup our seniors need to play like seniors,” Jones added. “John (Pak) needs to contend as a medalist, Jamie (Li) and Calvin (Sierota) need to play their games.”
FSU will be traveling seniors Bennett Baker and Corey Carlson, junior Jamie Li, sophomores John Pak and Parker Reddig and freshman Calvin Sierota.
Pak led the Seminoles with a 71.11 scoring average in the fall, winning the Rod Myers Invitational at 13-under. Baker has proven in his career that he is always capable of low scores, and Li has worked hard to improve his game tremendously during his time in Tallahassee.
Carlson is also a proven golfer who has come up big in critical moments for the Seminoles, while Reddig and Sierota hope to add to their collegiate resumes with impressive showings at TPC Sawgrass.
Live stats for all three rounds will be displayed on golfstat.com.