TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The 20th-ranked Florida State Men’s Golf Team got a pair of Top 10 finishers at the difficult Querencia Cabo Collegiate on Tuesday. Freshman John Pak tied for seventh while sophomore Jamie Li placed ninth.
The Seminoles finished ninth overall (+17), with the final round being the most challenging day for several teams. Pak ended his tournament shooting a 2-over 73 and shot a 2-under 211 overall, his sixth Top 10 finish in seven tournaments played. Pak has quickly emerged as not just one of the best freshman golfers nationally, but toward the upper echelon of top collegiate golfers.
Pak made good on four birdies in his final round. His average score of 2.92 throughout the tournament on par 3s was tied for the fourth-lowest among all golfers.
Li continues his extraordinary run with a ninth-place finish at one of the “Who’s Who” tournaments in collegiate golf. His final round 73 included minimal mistakes when compared to many other golfers whose scores shot upward. Li added a birdie on the par-5 ninth hole in addition to a bogey and a double bogey.
Li has three consecutive Top 10 runs, winning a co-title at the spring-opening Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate and finishing runner-up at the Seminole Intercollegiate at Golden Eagle Country Club. His best finish in the 2016-17 season was tying for 18th as a freshman.
Redshirt senior Harry Ellis, who will make his debut at The Masters as an amateur in just under a month, tied for 36th at 6-over (219). Junior Bennett Baker finished 70th and redshirt sophomore Jonathan Keppler was 80th.
Florida State continues its spring schedule with the Southern Intercollegiate hosted by Georgia on Monday, March 12, at Athens Country Club.