TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Men’s Golf team ended the first day of the Seminole Intercollegiate with optimism, shaving seven strokes off its first-round total to finish the second round at 1-under and in sixth place at Golden Eagle Country Club.
The Seminoles shot a 4-under 284 in the second round of the day and are one of six teams currently under par in their home tournament. Jacksonville (-12) had a strong showing and is in first place, followed by West Virginia and Louisville (-7 each), Wake Forest (-6), Kansas State (-3) and FSU (-1).
Sophomore John Pak is tied for sixth overall at 6-under, ending his day emphatically with an eagle on the par-5, 532-yard 18th hole. Pak shot a 3-under 69 in the second round, nailing three birdies in addition to his day-ending eagle.
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Pak is six strokes behind tournament leader Austin Squires of Cincinnati, who carded an opening-round 66 to help him shoot 9-under through the first two rounds.
Junior Jamie Li posted a good second round as well, matching Pak with a 3-under 69 over the final 18 holes of the day. He rebounded from an opening-round 75 with three birdies and no bogeys on the back nine. Li is tied for 23rd at even par.
Florida State’s two individuals who do not count as part of the team scores were Jonathan Keppler (-1) and Parker Reddig (-1). Both golfers are tied for 17th overall and join Pak as the Seminoles shooting under par through the first two rounds.
Senior Corey Carlson (+1) and freshman Calvin Sierota (+1) are each tied for 27th. They both recorded opening-round 72s and followed with 1-over 73s in the second round.
Florida State will be looking for another big comeback in Sunday’s final round, which begins at 8:20 a.m. on the first hole for senior Bennett Baker. Carlson (8:30), Sierota (8:40), Li (8:50) and Pak (9 a.m.) all follow.
Keppler (7:50) and Reddig (8 a.m.) tee off individually on the first hole.