March 29, 2021 - by
Men’s Golf Places Third at The Hayt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The first-ranked Florida State men’s golf team placed third during the third and final round of The Hayt in Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., on Monday afternoon.

The Seminoles finished the final round with a score of even-par 288 and completed the three-round invitational at 1-under (284-291-288).

This is the fourth consecutive tournament that the Noles have placed in the top three as a team. It is also the sixth consecutive time this season that an FSU player has been in the top three of the individual leaderboard.

Among the 14 teams in this week’s invitational, the Seminoles were ahead of three teams ranked in the top 25, including No. 15 Liberty (+4), No. 3 Wake Forest (+11), and No. 23 South Florida (+16). No. 14 Clemson won The Hayt at 19-under and No. 26 North Florida (-8) was a distant second.

Senior John Pak led the Noles this week with a 1-under 71 during this round and 7-under (69-69-71) over the past three rounds. The All-American finished tied for third overall on the leaderboard, which is the third time this season that he’s placed in the top three and the fifth time he’s placed in the top 10.

Pak also put together the most total eagles of the tournament, with two of them coming on the back nine of today’s round.

Freshman Brett Roberts capped off an impressive week with a final round score of 2-over 74. His overall score for the week was even-par (71-71-74) and he was tied for 10th on the overall leaderboard.

Senior Connor Futrell also played great throughout the week, as he recorded 1-over on the day and finished with a total score of 3-over (70-76-73). He placed tied for 20th, which makes him the third Seminole to finish in the top 20 overall.

Graduate transfer Vincent Norrman had his best score of the week with 1-over 73 and finished with a combined score of 6-over (74-75-73). Freshman Frederik Kjettrup tied Pak for FSU’s best score of the third round at 1-under 71 and finished the invitational at 9-over (78-76-71).

Jamie Li, who played unattached to FSU’s team score, came in at 8-over 80 on the day and 22-over (76-82-80) combined.

FSU was one of four teams to have two golfers place in the top 10 and four golfers in the top 35 of the leaderboard. They were also one of five teams to have all five golfers place in the top 50.

The Noles were second in par-three average (+9) and third in par-four average (+17) over the course of this tournament. They also made the most total pars (186) as a team and tied for the most total eagles (3), which were all recorded by Pak.

Pak was first in average par-five score (-10) and Roberts tied for second in average par-three score (-1). Roberts was also first for most pars (43) on the week, followed by Kjettrup who was tied for second (40).

FSU will look to rebound for their fourth team win of the season from Apr. 4-6, where they will be competing at the Calusa Cup at the Calusa Pines Golf Club in Naples, Fla.

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