September 16, 2017 - by
Pak Continues Par or Less Streak at Olympia Fields

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ( – Freshman John Pak’s even-par 70 in the second round of the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational highlighted Florida State Men’s Golf’s day at Olympia Fields on Saturday afternoon.

The Seminoles are currently 10-over through two rounds (282-288), sitting solely in sixth place at one of the top tournaments in collegiate golf. Alabama is first at even par, followed by Baylor (+3), Texas A&M (+6), Oklahoma State (+7), Illinois (+7) and FSU.

“I liked our composure and game plan today,” FSU head coach Trey Jones said. “We didn’t execute on the par 5’s but that’s about it. We have a good opportunity tomorrow.”

Pak extended his streak of par or less rounds to five, and tied for 12th in the field at even-par overall (70-70). The Scotch Plains, N.J., native recorded two birdies and just one bogey while adding 15 pars. He birdied the opening par-5, 626-yard hole and added another one on the 11th-hole, 396-yard par 4.

Junior Bennett Baker is tied for 16th among all participants, shooting 1-over and recording a 3-over 73 on Saturday. The Tallahassee native made two birdies on the back nine, including a difficult par-4, 455-yard 17th.

Redshirt senior Harry Ellis played well, shooting a 2-over 72 in the second round. He is tied for 37th at 6-over, using three birdies on the back nine to his advantage.

Redshirt sophomore Jonathan Keppler is tied for 24th overall at 3-over, shooting a 73 on Saturday. Sophomore Greyson Porter is 19-over.

Porter tees off for FSU at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday.

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