TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – It was another super outing for freshman John Pak of the Florida State Men’s Golf team. He recorded his second straight 3-under 69 and is currently tied for ninth at 6-under overall through two rounds of the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate in Alpharetta, Ga.
While the Scotch Plains, N.J., native showed off his remarkable accuracy from the tee on Friday, Saturday he proved his ability to scramble and get out of tough situations.
“John opened with a very easy 69 in round one,” FSU head coach Trey Jones said. “He hit all but one fairway and two greens in regulation. Today he didn’t drive the ball as well but showed he has a complete game and made some nice par saves late in the round. This is a great course for John and I would not be surprised if he gets a low one tomorrow.”
Pak began at the first hole on Saturday and shot a 33 on the front nine, getting three birdies. He shot an even-36 on the back nine, with his only blemish being a bogey on the par-4, 432-yard 14th hole.
Pak is tied for third among all participants in par 3 scoring, shooting 2-under through the first two rounds.
Overall, the Seminoles have a total score of 571 (287-284) and are 5-under, but are in 13th place in the 15-team field. Wake Forest leads the tournament at 23-under. Fourteen of the 15 teams are under par.
Sophomore Jamie Li put together two birdies and three bogeys on Saturday, shooting a 1-over 73. He is tied for 43rd at even-par.
Sophomore Jake Carter improved greatly in the second round with a 2-under 70, making three birdies to just one bogey. Carter and redshirt senior Harry Ellis are both tied for 53rd at 2-over. Ellis’ highlight came with FSU’s second eagle of the season, putting it in the cup with just two shots on the second-hole, par-4, 339-yarder.
Redshirt sophomore Jonathan Keppler is tied for 72nd at 7-over.
FSU tees off in Sunday’s final round beginning at 10:36 a.m.