TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 11 Florida State Men’s Golf Team fought back in the final round of the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational, scoring their lowest total of the three-day tournament with a 3-under par 277 to place sixth. The Seminoles led the 15-team field on day three, with only two other teams shooting under par for the day.
Stanford was the team champion, shooting even-par in the final round and totaling 9-under par for the tournament.
What a day for @coleagolf 🔥
He fires a final-round 6️⃣4️⃣ which ties for the lowest round of the tournament at this year’s OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational.
Cole ties for sixth at 3-under, while the #Noles finish in sixth at 12-over #OneTribe pic.twitter.com/YvW4VH6ElU
— FSU Golf (@FSUGolf) September 18, 2022
Juniors Cole Anderson and Brett Roberts led the team in the final round at Olympia Fields. The pair both shot under par for the day, with Anderson shooting his best round of a 6-under 64 and Roberts joining him with a 3-under 67. Anderson’ 64 ties his career low set last weekend at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate, and ties for the lowest round of this year’s tournament.
Anderson totaled seven birdies for the day, capturing four on his bogey-free front-nine and three on the back-nine. His twelve birdies put him at the top of the stats leaderboard, with only two other golfers in the 78-player field having the same.
He was the top player in the field for par 3 scoring, averaging a 2.67 (4-under). Anderson’s phenomenal play tied him for sixth, which earned him his fourth Top six finish as a Seminole. In only two tournaments this fall, Anderson has shot in the 60’s four times.
Roberts started off his front-nine strong, securing two back-to-back birdies, followed by three in a row at the turn. He led the team in pars, totaling 38 for the tournament. His 1-over par three-day finish placed him tied for 12th, marking this as his 15th top-20 finish as a Seminole.
Freshman Luke Clanton enjoyed another even-par round in the Fighting Illini Invite. He excelled in par 5 scoring, leading the Seminoles with a 4.67 (2-under) average. Totaling 3-over for the tournament, Clanton secured his first top-20 finish at Florida State, tying for 17th.
Junior Frederik Kjettrup tied for 50th at 11-over. Freshman Jack Bigham shot a final round 7-over par 77.
The Seminoles travel next to Grand Haven, Mich., for the Folds of Honor Collegiate at American Dunes Golf Club, taking place on Sept. 26-28. Florida State competes in the inaugural tournament which allows proceeds to benefit the Folds of Honor and the Golf Coaches Association of America Presidential Scholarship Fund.