TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Battling the unseasonable cold on Saturday, the Florida State Men’s Golf team hung tough at 4-over (288-292) and is tied for second through two rounds at the Seminole Intercollegiate held at Golden Eagle Country Club.
The Seminoles are just three strokes behind first-place Washington (+1), setting up an exciting finish on Sunday. FSU’s final round tee times begin at 9:10 a.m.
Junior John Pak had a dominant day, shooting 8-under (70-66) to lead the field by five strokes. Pak’s second-round 66 was highlighted by his eagle approach on the 18th hole, where he stuck his approach shot roughly 10 feet away from the hole, then buried his next putt.
Pak’s second round included four birdies, an eagle and no bogeys despite the blustery conditions. Redshirt freshman Cole Anderson (72-70) was also impressive with a 2-under showing, currently tied for fourth. Anderson’s second round included five birdies, which ended with a strong finish of his own on the par-5 18th hole.
Rounding out the Top 5 are North Florida (+4), James Madison (+6), East Tennessee State (+6) and Liberty (+6). This year’s field includes seven teams ranked in the Top 50, and six of them hold the top six spots on the leaderboard.
Pak and Anderson were just two of seven players who shot under par through the first two rounds. Trailing Pak on the leaderboard are Liberty’s Jonathan Yaun (-3) and Washington’s Petr Hruby (-3).
Freshman Fletcher Wunderlich, playing as an individual, had an exceptional first day. The freshman is tied for 19th (74-73) after shooting 3-over. Senior Jamie Li is also tied for 19th at 3-over (72-75).
Sophomores Alberto Martinez (+11) and Calvin Sierota (+13) finish out the FSU leaderboard.
Sierota tees off Sunday at 9:10 a.m., followed by Martinez (9:20), Li (9:30 a.m.), Anderson (9:40) and Pak (9:50). All five Seminoles will go off the first hole. Wunderlich tees off at 8:10 a.m. from the first hole.