NASSAU, BAHAMAS (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Men’s Golf team exited its fall season on a high note, finishing in second place at the White Sands Invitational in The Bahamas after shooting 24-under (275-288-277) over the three-day tournament.
This weekend’s strong showing was by far Florida State’s best performance of the fall. FSU capped its trip by shooting 11-under on Sunday. FSU’s three-day total was better than several other nationally-ranked programs including No. 1 Wake Forest (21-under), No. 22 Arkansas (22-under) and second-ranked SMU (12-under).
Three Seminoles finished in the Top 11, headlined by junior John Pak. The Scotch Plains, N.J., native shot a season-low 65 on Sunday and finished 9-under overall (70-72-65) to tie for sixth. Pak totaled an eagle, six birdies and just one bogey in his final-round performance.
Senior Jamie Li tied for 11th at 6-under (71-69-70) as he ends a productive fall season. Li used three back-nine birdies and shot a 34 on the back end to boost his performance. His performance this weekend combined with tying for fourth at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational on Sept. 22 proves he is ready to help carry the Seminoles through the spring.
Li tied with Wake Forest’s Parker Gillam for the lowest par 5 scoring among all golfers at the tournament, with each shooting 10-under.
Sophomore Calvin Sierota’s 6-under 210 (66-73-71) marks his lowest tournament score of his short career. Sierota gained plenty of confidence in The Bahamas, shooting a steady final-round score of 71 to end a very productive tournament.
Sophomore Alberto Martinez also shot his first tournament under par, going 3-under (68-74-71) to tie for 25th. Individual Cole Anderson tied for 40th at even par, and Parker Reddig tied for 73rd at 9-over.
Florida State prepares for the spring season that begins at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate from Feb. 10-11.