PONTE VEDRA, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – After sitting in the bottom half of the field through the first round, Florida State Men’s Golf turned the beat around with a superb 14-under showing in the second round at Timuquana Country Club on Monday. FSU is fourth in the Timuquana Collegiate at 14-under (288-274).
“We struggled early on and didn’t have a lot of momentum, and this is a precision golf course that requires patience and executing shots,” FSU Head Coach Trey Jones said. “I don’t feel like we did a good job early in the day of doing that. Once we got the first round behind, we came out and played a really fine second round. For us to be where we want to be, we can’t wait for the scorecard change to figure out that we’re going to play like we’re supposed to play.”
“I am proud of the way we fought. I knew we would. The guys left everything out there. We’ll go out tomorrow and keep this momentum going that we have. It’s nice to know that we have that explosiveness as a team to go from not playing well to near the top of the leaderboard in a short period of time.”
The Seminoles are 10 shots behind tournament leader Virginia (-24). Florida (-17) is in second place, followed by Liberty (-16), FSU and tournament co-host Jacksonville (-11).
Norrman carried Florida State on Monday, shooting 10-under (68-66) to cap a tremendous two-round performance. He leads the field in par 5 scoring, remarkably shooting under par in seven of his eight par 5 holes faced in the first two rounds. As part of his second-round 66, he had consecutive eagles on his two back-nine par 5 holes.
The Stockholm, Sweden, native is one shot behind Purdue’s Joe Weiler, who carded an 11-under (67-66) through two rounds.
“Vincent Norrman led us all day today,” Jones added. “He’s a phenomenal player. He played a great day. He couldn’t have shot much higher than he did, truthfully. He had a phenomenal ball-striking day. I’m looking forward to seeing him go out and compete tomorrow and hopefully get his first collegiate win at Florida State.”
After recording an opening round score of 71, senior John Pak heated up in the second round with a 4-under 68 to end the day at 5-under and tied for 12th. He carded four consecutive birdies on holes 15-18.
Denmark native Frederik Kjettrup made his FSU debut as an individual and did not disappoint, shooting 6-under (68-70) through his first two rounds. Cole Anderson and Connor Futrell are both tied for 32nd after shooting even par.
Greyson Porter and Brett Roberts each shot 3-over on the day, and are tied for 51st.
The Seminoles wrap up the Timuquana Collegiate on Tuesday. Live scoring is available on Golfstat.com.