May 25, 2014
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Florida State men’s golf team finished the second round of the NCAA Championships Sunday afternoon. After teeing off at 7:00 a.m., the Seminoles were able to make it through nine holes until weather stopped play at the Prairie Dunes Country Club at 10:00 a.m. for the fourth delay of the tournament.
The teams went back out on the course at 11:40 a.m. and Florida State finished the round with a 21-over 301. The Seminoles tee off at 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon with a shotgun start for the last round of stroke play. The individual round of play originally scheduled for Monday has been cancelled due to the weather conditions.
“This was probably the worst putting in a tournament I’ve seen to this point,” said head coach Trey Jones. “If you look at the birdies, we only made five birdies today. Our top players have only made one and three for the weekend and you just can’t compete out here doing that because you’re going to make some bogeys and things are going to happen.”
The team went 8-over on the back nine after starting the round from the 10th hole. After the weather delay, the young team lost some patience and only recorded one birdie on the front nine. The team finished the round in 27th place.
“This is a young team but our weaknesses got exposed and one of those weaknesses is patience,” continued Jones. “We lost that in several aspects of our game and then that just piled on top of it and only made it worse from there. We have one round to go, everyone’s frustrated with themselves but we have pride to play for. We’re going to go out this afternoon and see if we can’t leave here and put up a low number and see what happens.”
Sophomore Hank Lebioda led the team in the second round with a 3-over 73 and is at a combined 4-over for the tournament. Freshman Cristobal Del Solar started the day tied for eighth but shot a 76 to drop in a tie for 63rd. Freshman Jack Maguire and sophomore Rowin Caron both carded a 76 while senior Joaquin Lolas had a 78.
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