Mobile, AL – (seminoles.com) — The Florida State men’s golf team, which came into the day sitting in fourth place, successfully defended their Mobile Bay Intercollegiate title capturing the championship Tuesday. It is the fourth consecutive year FSU has taken home the title as the squad improved by 16 strokes from round one and 13 strokes from round two to come back and capture the title. Dan Bradbury, who placed third in the tournament, led FSU as he posted a score of 848 (-16), and an outstanding third-round total score of 273 (-15).
“We had a team meeting last night and the consensus was just stay patient, believe in yourself, and have confidence, and they all did,” said FSU Head Coach Trey Jones. “We came out today and played like the golf team that we have seen around here for a while. A lot of heart. We talked about wanting to get better as the tournament goes on and we want our best golf to be at the end is one thing, but to go out and give yourself this chance late and then close it off speaks a lot of them and who they are and everything about them as people and competitors.”
Bradbury shot a stellar third round of 67 (-5) as he went through the entire round without a single score over par. He began his tremendous play on the third hole, with an eagle on a par four, keeping that momentum, he birdied the following par five. Bradbury went on to birdie holes twelve and thirteen and finished his play concurrently. Bradbury led FSU shooting -7 on par five’s. Bradbury had rounds of 72-70-67, finishing with a total of 209 (-7), contributing heavily to the Florida State victory and posting his best performance as a Seminole.
Senior team captain, Calvin Sierota, who played individually, placed T-13. Sophomore Brett Roberts also placed T-13, with both finishing the tournament with a total of 214 (-2). Both had a terrific third round. Sierota carded a 68 (-4), shooting his best score on the final day, 73-73-68. Sierota also led the team in birdies, having 14 in three rounds. Roberts shot his best score of the tournament on the final day, carding a 69 for final scores of 72-73-69.
Frederik Kjettrup shot an impressive five-under, 67, to finish off play at the Intercollegiate. He carded scores of 76-72-67 (215, -1) for the two-day, three-round event. He had a total of six birdies in the final round alone, going on a birdie train on holes fifteen, sixteen and seventeen to finish the tournament T-18.
Michael Sakane placed T-23. He started off the tournament strong, carding a three-under 69. Although Sakane had a rough second round, he came back with a final round of two-under, finishing with scores of 69-77-70, for a total of 216 (E). He joined Bradbury in the eagle club for the tournament, eagling the first par five of the course. He led the team in eagles, with two in the tournament, as well as tying the tournament lead for pars, with 41.
Patrick McCann competed individually in his first college tournament, finishing with scores of 72-71-76, for a total of 219 (+3), placing T-37. Cole Anderson placed T-69 shooting his best score in round two, with a 71.
The Seminoles will compete next in the Watersound Invitational on February 20-22 at the Camp Creek Golf Club in Panama City Beach, Florida.