TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 19th-ranked Florida State Men’s Golf Team begins its fall season with a return trip to the Maui Jim Intercollegiate held Sept. 9-11 at the Mirabel Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The team champion of the tournament will be crowned through 54 holes of golf. A 54-hole individual stroke play competition, contested simultaneously, will crown the Maui Jim Intercollegiate Individual Champion. This honor entitles the recipient exemption into a 2023-2024 season Korn Ferry Tour event.
The Seminoles traveled eight student-athletes for the tournament. Juniors Brett Roberts, Cole Anderson and Frederik Kjettrup along with sophomore Michael Mays and freshman Luke Clanton will compete in the team portion of the Maui Jim Intercollegiate. The Seminoles will tee off on Friday at 12:40 p.m. ET/9:40 a.m. MT.
Junior Gray Albright, sophomore Patrick McCann and freshman Jack Bigham will compete as individuals at the simultaneous Maui Jim Individual at Desert Mountain, which is held Sept. 9-10 at the Desert Mountain Outlaw Course.
The Mirabel Club is a par-70, 7,047-yard course. The Seminoles last played at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate in 2019.
“It’s not ironic that we are starting the season in Scottsdale at The Maui Jim at The Mirabel Club. With the National Championship again in Scottsdale we need to become really comfortable with desert golf,” FSU Head Coach Trey Jones said as he enters his 20th season.
“We also built our program on testing our players against the best players in the country and with 10 teams ranked in the preseason top 30 we will certainly accomplish that.”
Including Florida State, 18 teams will compete for the tournament title this weekend including East Tennessee State, Auburn, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Arizona State, Tennessee, Oregon, San Diego State, UCLA, Clemson, Arizona, FSU, Washington, New Mexico, Louisville, NC State, UNLV and Georgia State.
Florida State returns four golfers from last year who competed in five or more tournaments in Kjettrup (12), Roberts (12), Anderson (9) and McCann (5). The Seminoles tied for 21st at last year’s NCAA Finals, their 27th appearance overall.
Kjettrup led FSU last year in scoring average (71.46), average score vs. par (-0.03), rounds at par or less (20) and finish percentage (83.5).
Roberts is one of just 12 Seminoles to earn All-America honors in multiple years.
Coverage of the Maui Jim Intercollegiate is available once again on Golfstat.com along with updates on the Florida State Golf Twitter Account.