TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Men’s Golf team prepares for another year of hosting the Seminole Intercollegiate, playing in the tournament for the 44th time on Feb. 22-23 at Golden Eagle Country Club.
An outstanding field that consists of seven teams ranked in the Golfstat Top 50 and 14 teams altogether visits Tallahassee this weekend. They include in order of rank Washington (17), East Tennessee State (24), North Florida (26), Liberty (29), Florida State (46), West Virginia (47), James Madison (49), Kent State (59), South Alabama (101), Troy (105), Chattanooga (123), Jacksonville (141), Southern Illinois (181) and North Alabama (N/A/).
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“We travel a lot, and there’s several reasons you do this,” FSU head coach Trey Jones said. “To give our guys the opportunity to play in front of their friends and families… It’s basically our homecoming, our parent’s weekend all in one.”
The tournament will be the third straight year Golden Eagle Country Club has hosted. Two years ago, Florida State won the Seminole Intercollegiate behind a first-place finish from John Pak. FSU is looking to take back its home course after finishing second to Wake Forest in 2019.
FSU is off to another strong start in the spring after winning the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate for the third straight year. Pak, who was named to the Ben Hogan Award Watch List, won his sixth collegiate tournament after finishing 15-under in Mobile and winning by six strokes.
“This is still probably my favorite event,” Pak added. “To have all your families and friends coming is just awesome.”
FSU’s lineup this weekend includes Pak, senior Jamie Li, sophomores Alberto Martinez and Calvin Sierota and redshirt freshman Cole Anderson. Freshman Fletcher Wunderlich will also be playing as an individual.
Tee times on Saturday are at 8 a.m. for everyone, with a shot-gun start being implemented. Teams will go off as early as 7:30 a.m. on Sunday in what will be a fixed pairing format based on Saturday’s results.
The event is free and open to the public, as fans are invited to follow along each team.
Following the Seminole Intercollegiate, FSU gets ready for the Cabo Collegiate held March 1-3 in Los Cabos, Mexico.