TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Graduate transfer Vincent Norrman shot the low round of the day and is at the top of the player leaderboard as the Florida State Men’s Golf team moved up to second place after the second round of the Cabo Collegiate at TPC San Antonio.
The third-ranked Seminoles shot 1-under overall as a team on Tuesday afternoon and are a combined 9-over (298-287) after the second day of play.
The Noles have jumped ahead of No. 10 Texas (+20) and No. 19 Texas A&M (+10) for second place. They only trail No. 1 Oklahoma by three strokes going into the final round of the tournament.
Norrman, who started the second round at 1-over, strung together four birdies and an eagle on the back nine to push him to 4-under 68 on the day. He is now in first place on the leaderboard at 3-under (73-68) and holds a three-stroke lead over three golfers who are tied for second.
“Another impressive back nine by our guys,” FSU Head Coach Trey Jones said. “We only made one birdie on the front as a team, but I guess they saved them today for the end. Vincent showed the explosiveness that we have seen at home. You don’t see a lot of 30’s on the scorecard. He as well as all our new guys are still adapting to this level of competitive collegiate golf.”
Norrman’s 68 is the low round of the tournament so far. He is one of just three golfers who has shot in the 60s so far in San Antonio.
The Georgia Southwestern transfer is on track to win his second tournament of the season, as he won the Timuquana Collegiate earlier this year.
Senior All-American John Pak shot no worse than par on the back nine to conclude an impressive second round of 2-over 74. His 1-over (71-74) combined score has him holding steady within the top five of the leaderboard heading into tomorrow’s round.
Freshman Frederik Kjettrup, along with Norrman, was the only other Seminole to shoot below par in the second round at 1-under 71. He improved his score from the first round by 10 strokes and now holds a combined score of 8-over (81-71).
“Freddy’s maturity and patience are at an elite level for first-year players, as this was evident with him coming in with a 33 on the final nine,” Jones added.
Redshirt sophomore Cole Anderson improved late in the day with three birdies in four holes to put him at 3-over 75 for the round and 7-over (76-75) combined. Freshman Brett Roberts played a balanced round with 2-over 74 on the day and 8-over (78-74) overall.
“Brett is close to playing really well and giving us steady play,” Jones said. “John fought all day as he always does and is only four back from the leader Vincent.”
Senior Connor Futrell, who is playing as an individual in this tournament, shot 3-over 75 today and leads all individuals in this tournament at 4-over (73-75). He also is tied for 19th overall on the player leaderboard and is the only individual placed in the top 40.
Two Seminole golfers are placed in the top five on the player’s leaderboard and all five golfers are within the top 40 spots overall. Through the first two rounds, FSU also holds the best average of scores on par three holes and is tied for third for the most pars and birdies so far in this tournament.
FSU returns for the third and final round beginning at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday.