October 8, 2019 - by
Men’s Golf Defeats Ohio State in Match Play

DUBLIN, OHIO (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Men’s Golf team will return to Tallahassee with a match-play victory, taking down tournament host Ohio State at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational held at Muirfield Village Golf Club on Tuesday.

The Seminoles defeated the Buckeyes, 3.5-2.5, to secure third place at the tournament. No. 15 Clemson defeated No. 7 Duke, 3.5-2.5, to win the Jack Nicklaus Invitational title.

Overall, Florida State split its two matches after falling to Duke on Monday. But sophomore Parker Reddig completed a nice couple of days in Ohio, finishing 2-0-1 overall to lead the Garnet and Gold.

Reddig, a Minneapolis native, won his singles match on Tuesday against Ohio State’s Grant Engle, 2&1. Reddig secured the win on the 17th hole, registering a par while Engle ended his run with a bogey. Through 15 holes, the match was tied until Reddig recorded a par on the par-3 16th opposite of Engle’s bogey to go up by one hole.

Reddig combined with playing partner Cole Anderson to go 1-0-1 in foursome and four-ball action vs. Duke on Monday. The two-day tournament completes a productive showing for Reddig, who has worked hard to crack the Seminole starting five.

Anderson finished 1-0-2 at the invitational, halving Tuesday’s singles match vs. Ohio State’s Jackson Chandler. Anderson completed a startling comeback as he was down by three holes with only three remaining, but managed to defeat Chandler on the 16th, 17th and 18th holes to tie.

Senior Greyson Porter picked up a big win for the Seminoles, defeating Jonerik Alford 3&2. After initially going down by two holes in the first two holes played, Porter slowly chipped away before going up by three holes on the 14th when he registered a birdie. Both golfers then recorded par on their next two holes to finish the match.

Senior Jamie Li picked up the other FSU win as he defeated Felix Kvarnstrom 4&3.

Florida State finishes the fall with the White Sands Intercollegiate held Nov. 1-3 at The Ocean Course in Paradise Island.

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