TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Men’s Golf team has announced its 2018-19 schedule, which is highlighted by its home tournament, The Seminole Intercollegiate, occurring on Feb. 23-24, 2019, at Golden Eagle Country Club.
Overall, the Seminoles play in 10 quality regular-season tournaments before beginning ACC Championships at Old North State Club in New London, N.C., on April 18-20.
“You come to Florida State to play against the best teams and players in the country on championship golf courses,” head coach Trey Jones said. “This schedule will challenge us and help us prepare for the postseason.”
The Seminoles begin the year with four fall tournaments, including an exclusive one at the Jack Nicklaus Collegiate Invitational held Oct. 8-9 in Dublin, Ohio. Nicklaus, professional golf’s major leader with 18, has a strong lineage of Florida State Alums in his family. Florida State will have an opportunity to play at Muirfield Village.
FSU’s other three golf tournaments in the fall are at familiar places: the season-opening Rod Myers Invitational on Sept. 8-9 in Durham, N.C., the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational on Sept. 14-16 at Olympia Fields, Ill., and the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational on Oct. 19-21 in Alpharetta, Ga.
Florida State returns an experienced roster in 2018-19 with eight letterwinners, headlined by rising sophomore All-American John Pak and senior Tallahassee native Bennett Baker.
Pak and Baker, along with the rest of their talented teammates, will look to conquer another tough spring schedule. The Sea Best Invitational will occur Feb. 4-5, 2019, at Ponte Vedra Beach, followed by the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate held Feb. 11-12 in Mobile, Ala.
Last year, Florida State Alum Harry Ellis and rising junior Jamie Li co-won the tournament in Mobile, while Baker won the corresponding individuals tournament.
The Seminole Intercollegiate held Feb. 23-24 is once again free for all fans to attend. Florida State won the tournament last year, while Pak emerged as the individual winner after shooting 8-under.
Two difficult tournaments in the Querencia Cabo Intercollegiate (March 3-5) and the Valspar Collegiate Invitational (March 17-19) follow on the schedule. Both tournaments are two top-notch tests in collegiate golf, and have been played several times by FSU teams over the years.
The regular season wraps up with the Seminoles returning to the Cabarrus County Irish Creek Collegiate held April 6-7 in Kannapolis, N.C.
Following the ACC Championship, NCAA Regionals will be played May 13-15. The NCAA Championships are held May 17-22 at the Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.