October 10, 2022 - by

Seminoles in Second at Stephens Cup

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – It was a strong day for the No. 14 Florida State Men’s Golf Team at the Jackson T. Stephens Cup on Monday in Juno Beach, Fla. The Seminoles ended the 36-hole stroke play round in second place, following a first-round score of 7-under and an improved second round score of 8-under, totaling 15-under for the tournament at Seminole Golf Club.

Junior Brett Roberts was the top scoring Seminole, combining his two rounds for a 7-under par performance and securing third place. North Carolina currently leads at 32-under par.

Roberts had a rocky start to his first round, carding two bogeys in his first five holes, but quickly bounced back with six birdies to shoot a 3-under par 69. His second round was bogey free, capturing four birdies, with three being on the same holes as round one; No. 7 – a 430-yard par 4, No. 14 – a 510-yard par 5, and No. 15 – a 555-yard par 5.

His spectacular performance not only puts him toward the top of the 42-player field, but he also leads the Seminoles in par-4 scoring, averaging a 3.90 (-2). This is Roberts’ sixth time shooting in the 60’s this season.

Junior Frederik Kjettrup enjoyed two great rounds which put him near the top of the leaderboard in a tie for fourth place (69-69, -6). He totaled twelve birdies for the day, as well as an eagle on No. 14 – the 510-yard par 5. His first round consisted of three back-to-back birdies, followed by a magnificent back-nine performance in his second round that awarded him with his lowest scoring nine of the day (-3,33).

Kjettrup led the Seminoles in par-5 scoring, averaging a 4.13 (-7). Monday’s play marked Kjettrup’s second best performance this season, tagging along with his 4-under par 66 in the Maui Jim Intercollegiate.

Junior Cole Anderson sits in a tie for 17th place after carding a first round 2-under 70 and an even-par second round. Anderson started off strong with two back-to-back birdies on his first two starting holes, continuing steady to finish his first 18 at 2-under par.

Although he had a rough start to his final nine, Anderson ended the day with two back-to-back birdies on No. 8 – a 250-yard par 3 and No. 9 – a 545-yard par 5. He leads the six-team field in par-3 scoring, averaging a 2.75 (-2).

His second round marked the second time this season he has shot even-par, with all other seven rounds being under-par.

Freshman Luke Clanton hangs tight in a tie for 20th after finishing even-par for the day. Clanton totaled seven birdies and improved by two strokes in the second round. Sophomore Patrick McCann is tied for 24th at 3-over par. His best-nine of the day came in his second round front-nine, capturing three birdies to finish the nine at 3-under.

Florida State finishes stroke play on Tuesday with 18 more holes before trying to qualify for a Top 4 seed on Wednesday in match play.

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