DUBLIN, OHIO. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Men’s Golf team begins preparations for its third fall tournament, playing at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational held at Muirfield Village Golf Club on Monday and Tuesday.
The style of the Jack Nicklaus Invitational is unique, being a four-team match-play tournament between Florida State, Duke, Clemson and Ohio State. Seventh-ranked Duke battles FSU on Monday at 8:30 a.m., with three foursome matches taking place in the morning and three four-ball matches in the afternoon.
No. 15 Clemson and Ohio State will also play in the same format. The winners of the two Monday matches will play for the championship on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., and the losers will play for third place on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
On Florida State’s travel roster are seniors Jamie Li and Greyson Porter, junior John Pak, sophomore Parker Reddig, redshirt freshman Cole Anderson and freshman Fletcher Wunderlich.
Li has been the trend-setter so far, leading the Seminoles with a 69.50 scoring average this fall. At the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational, the England native led FSU by tying for fourth place with an even-par 210 (68-71-71) at Olympia Fields. Li also finished atop the Seminole leaderboard with a 24th-place showing at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate.
In last year’s Jack Nicklaus Invitational, FSU split its two matches when it lost to Georgia, 2-4, but rebounded with a 3.5-2.5 win over host Ohio State. Li came up big in those two matches as well, defeating both his opponents from Georgia and Ohio State. In the win over the Buckeyes, he earned a 1UP win by calmly sinking two par putts on his final two holes.
Follow all of Monday and Tuesday’s action on golfstat.com.