TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Men’s Golf Team has an uphill climb if it wants to take home the team title at the Calusa Cup at Calusa Pines Golf Club in Naples, Fla.
The top-ranked Seminoles are fifth in the tournament at 8-over, shooting 6-over in Monday’s second round. FSU trails second-ranked Oklahoma (+1) by seven strokes, while Georgia Tech (+2), Texas (+3) and Florida (+5) help make up the top five.
Freshman Brett Roberts was FSU’s top performer on Monday, shooting a 1-under 71. He is tied for seventh overall at even par. On the front nine, the Coral Springs, Fla., native recorded two birdies and a bogey. Roberts then played a clean back nine with nothing but pars.
Despite shooting four strokes higher than his first round, senior John Pak is also tied for seventh at even par (70-74). Pak overcame three bogeys on the front nine by picking up one birdie and just one bogey on the back nine, showing much more consistency following the turn.
Vincent Norrman (+4) is tied for 20th overall, while Frederik Kjettrup (+5: T26) and Connor Futrell (+8: T34) also show respectable scores.
Florida State has been able to take advantage of the short holes at Calusa Pines, ranking second among all teams with a par 3 average of 3.20.
FSU begins teeing off in Tuesday’s final round at 8:34 a.m.