TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Top-ranked Florida State Men’s Golf had a productive first two rounds of play at The Hayt in Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach on Sunday. FSU is third among 14 competing teams entering Monday’s final round.
Senior John Pak headlined the Seminoles on Sunday, sitting in a tie for second place at 6-under (69-69). Pak trails UNF’s Nick Gabrelcik (-7) by just one stroke headed into the final day.
The Scotch Plains, N.J., native finished his back nine in the second round with a scorching 31, ending the 18th hole with an eagle on the par-5, 520-yard hole. In that back nine, he also birdied three of his first four holes. The performance to end his day was impressive because he battled back from a quadruple bogey score of 8 on the par-4, 440-yard ninth hole in his second round.
Pak’s 10 birdies through the first two rounds are tied for the most among all 87 golfers competing.
As a team, FSU shot 1-under (284-291) and is one of three schools shooting under par for the tournament. Leader UNF (-8) and second-place Clemson (-7) are the other programs in negative territory.
Freshman Brett Roberts is tied for seventh at 2-under (71-71). After carding two birdies in his first round, he added three more in his second round to combat a double bogey and leave him with a chance to earn his first career tournament title on Monday. Roberts owns three Top-11 finishes in his five starts this year, including tying for ninth at the season-opening Camp Creek Seminole Invitational.
Senior Connor Futrell (+2) is tied for 20th, while Vincent Norrman (+5) is tied for 35th. Freshman Frederik Kjettrup (+10) is tied for 64th. Senior Jamie Li (+14) is playing unattached as an individual and is tied for 75th.
FSU goes for its fourth tournament title of the spring season in Monday’s final round, which begins at 9:30 a.m.