MOBILE, Ala. (Seminoles.com) – With inclement weather causing conditions to be unplayable early in the final round, the Florida State Men’s Golf team won its second consecutive tournament as it took home the trophy at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate held at Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course.
The Seminoles held a five-stroke advantage over second-place Louisville entering the day, using their tremendous 17-under second round to break into the lead. Along with their repeat title in Mobile as well as their second straight tournament won, sophomore John Pak won his fourth tournament after shooting 11-under (70-63) in the first two rounds.
FSU finished at 23-under (282-271). Freshman Calvin Sierota tied for sixth at 5-under, followed by Corey Carlson (tied for ninth; 4-under), Jamie Li (tied for 27th; even par), Parker Reddig (tied for 42nd; 2-over), Bennett Baker (tied for 52nd; 5-over) and Alberto Martinez (tied for 64th; 8-over).
“I’m proud of the guys for a great round yesterday and in the afternoon,” FSU head coach Trey Jones said. “Unfortunately, we’re disappointed we weren’t able to play all 54 holes, and we didn’t get to play in some weather. Either way, that’s the hand we were dealt, but I’m glad we’ve gotten off to a good start in the spring.”
Pak and the Seminoles will now get a chance to defend another tournament title as they host the Seminole Intercollegiate held Feb. 23-24 at Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee. The 14-team tournament will also include Jacksonville, James Madison, Louisville, Illinois State, Cincinnati, Kansas State, Princeton, West Virginia, Wake Forest, Kentucky, Nicholls State, Troy and Morehead State.
“John Pak winning his second straight golf tournament heading into our home tournament is a new thing for John’s growth,” Jones added. “We’re looking forward to seeing how he prepares for and handles the next event. We hope to get a good crowd and get a lot of people to come out to our only home tournament of the year at Golden Eagle Country Club.”
With conditions being unplayable very early in the final round, #FSUGolf defends its 🏆 in Mobile!
— FSU Golf (@FSUGolf) February 12, 2019
Last year, Florida State won its home tournament after shooting 20-under and winning by nine strokes. Pak won his first title at Golden Eagle as well, shooting an 8-under 208 (72-66-70). It is the second straight spring season in which FSU has begun with consecutive tournament wins.
FSU will attempt to win three consecutive tournaments for the first time since winning four straight in the 2015 spring season.
Admission to the Seminole Intercollegiate is free to the general public. More information about the tournament will be released leading up to the event.