February 23, 2018 - by
Men’s Golf Hosts Seminole Intercollegiate


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The 20th-ranked Florida State Men’s Golf team hosts the 42nd Seminole Intercollegiate on Feb. 24-25 at Golden Eagle Country Club on the North side of Tallahassee.

“This golf course is a classic golf course that requires thinking; where you leave your ball in relation to where the hole location is,” FSU head coach Trey Jones said. “It can change from day to day. If you’re out on the fairway or on the tee box, the decision you make to where you hit it means a lot.”

This year’s tournament takes place at Golden Eagle Country Club for the first time since 2009. However, Golden Eagle did host a 2013 NCAA Men’s Golf Regional, and will host again in 2021.

Besides Florida State, the other teams include Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Kansas State, Western Kentucky, West Virginia, Troy, Arkansas State, Illinois State, Winthrop, Southern Illinois, James Madison, Nicholls State and Western Carolina.

Every team tees off on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. in a shot-gun five-some start. Seminoles Harry Ellis, Jamie Li, John Pak, Jonathan Keppler and Jake Carter will begin on the first hole.

Playing as individuals, Bennett Baker, Greyson Porter and Parker Reddig will start on the 18th hole.

Baker is a Tallahassee native who practically grew up playing Golden Eagle. He is coming off an individual title at the Mobile Sport Authority Intercollegiate and hopes to earn another trophy at his hometown tournament.

Admission to the entire tournament is free, as Florida State fans are encouraged to come out and watch the Seminoles. In addition to Florida State, the tournament field includes four other teams in the Golfstat Top 100.

Live scoring for the Seminole Intercollegiate can be accessed on golfstat.com.

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