TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Sophomore John Pak and senior Corey Carlson led the way for Florida State Men’s Golf in its season-opening spring tournament at the Sea Best Invitational held at Dye’s Valley Course in TPC Sawgrass.
While the Seminoles are in fifth at 9-over (287-282), Pak remains in contention as he is tied for 11th at even par (70-70). Carlson is tied for 17th at 2-over (72-70), finishing with a lower second round that included 16 pars, one birdie and one bogey.
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Dye’s Valley Course has just two par 5s on the first and 16th holes, with par being 70 for the 6,858-yard course.
“I thought we were really rusty early but regrouped and played OK in the afternoon,” FSU head coach Trey Jones said. “I really like how we are pitching the ball and overall around the greens. We need to get a few rounds under par to compete tomorrow.”
Ahead of the Seminoles are tournament leader Florida (-1), UNF (+1), NC State (+4) and Liberty (+8).
Florida State did improve in its second round by five strokes, as Carlson, Pak and junior Jamie Li all finished with even-par scores. Pak registered five birdies in his second round, including back-to-back ones on holes 5-6 and 15-16.
Playing as an individual, sophomore Parker Reddig has held his own on a difficult course. The Minneapolis, Minn., native is tied for 31st at 2-over, shooting an eventful 2-over 72 in the opening round but following with a steadier 72 in the second round that included 15 pars, a birdie and a double bogey.
Freshman Calvin Sierota is tied for 39th at 6-over, while senior Bennett Baker is tied for 36th at 5-over. Li is tied for 47th at 8-over.
Florida State continues its final round on Tuesday at 8:45 a.m.