October 19, 2021 - by

Seminoles Move Up to Third at Stephens Cup

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – A productive final round of stroke play elevated Florida State Men’s Golf up to third place at the Jackson Stephens Cup on Tuesday. FSU enters Wednesday’s match as the No. 3 seed and faces No. 4 seed Arizona at the Alotian Club in Roland, Ark.

The Seminoles shot 3-under in the final stroke play round, the second-lowest among the six participating programs on Tuesday.

“I am happy for the players to see a good round and make a run at the championship match,” FSU Head Coach Trey Jones said. “It shows a lot about their pride and competitive spirit.”

Senior Connor Futrell shot the round of the tournament so far for FSU, carding a 4-under 68. He recorded an eagle on the par-5, 598-yard 17th hole to go along with five birdies in the third round.

Futrell is tied with Frederik Kjettrup and Brett Roberts among the team’s leaders at 5-over for the tournament and tied for eighth apiece. Kjettrup shot a 2-over 74 on Tuesday while Roberts recorded an even-par 72 at the difficult golf course.

Roberts had a stretch of three consecutive birdies to finish his third round. He totaled five birdies and five bogeys in his round.

Dan Bradbury (+6) and Michael Mays (+6) are each tied for 15th in the tournament.

Top-seeded Notre Dame and No. 2 seed Arkansas will play in one of the matches on Wednesday, and Alabama (5) faces San Diego State (6) along with FSU battling Arizona in match play.

“We felt like we had the biggest adjustment with the elevations and green speeds but they are tournament golfers, and they have to learn how to adapt to wherever they travel,” Jones said. “They all learned a lot and we learned more about them. Now on to play a very good Arizona team in a match tomorrow.”

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