March 16, 2021 - by
No. 1 Noles Win the Valspar Collegiate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – A phenomenal final round by freshman Frederik Kjettrup helped the first-ranked Florida State men’s golf team bring home the team title for The Valspar Collegiate at The Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City, Fla.

This is the Seminoles’ third team win of the season and the fifth consecutive tournament with at least one FSU player placing in the top three of the player’s leaderboard.

The Noles finished the final round with a score of 7-under 277, which was the best team score of the day, and completed the three-round tournament at 21-under (279-275-277).

The Seminoles won by four strokes ahead of No. 3 Wake Forest (-17) and Ohio State (-14). They also placed ahead of a few top 10 teams, including No. 7 Arizona State (-9), No. 9 Clemson (-5), and No. 4 Pepperdine (-4).

Kjettrup put together the lowest score of any round from any player at 7-under 64 during the third round of the tournament and finished the week at 9-under (72-68-64). The native of Denmark tied for second.

This is the freshman’s career-best round as Seminole, as he recorded eight birdies and an eagle during the final round.

Senior All-American John Pak had his best round of the tournament today shooting 4-under 67 to bring his three-round total to 5-under (71-70-67).

Pak’s nine birdies on the day, including four on the final six holes, helped him tie for seventh overall on the leaderboard. He also had the second-highest scoring average on par-4 holes over the course of the week (-4).

Freshman Brett Roberts had a strong outing in the final round at 2-over 72 to finish the week at -3 (69-68-73) combined. He led the tournament in pars with 28 total and tied for 11th place overall in the tournament.

Graduate transfer Vincent Norrman recorded five birdies on his way to a 2-over 73 score during the final round to bring his total score to even-par (68-72-73). Senior Connor Futrell also finished with 2-over 73 on the day and even-par (71-69-73) combined, as both he and Norrman came in tied for 22nd overall.

Redshirt sophomore Cole Anderson, who was an individual-based player unattached to FSU’s team score, withdrew from the third round of the tournament and finished at 3-over (73-72) over the first two rounds.

The Seminoles were the only team to have three players place in the top 11 overall and have all five players finish in the top 22. They also were the only team to have no players shoot worse than 2-over 73 during any round and have every player shoot even-par or better throughout the weekend.

FSU had the highest scoring average on par-3 holes (+2) and second-highest average on par-four holes (-7). The Noles also finished the week with the most pars as well with 116 total.

FSU will return to action on Mar. 31-Apr. 1, where they will compete in the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational at the Sawgrass Country Club in Palm City, Fla.

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