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Noles Golf Third At Gator Invitational

By: FSU Sports Information Email
By: FSU Sports Information Email

Gainesville, FL - The No. 20 Florida State men’s golf team opened the season Saturday at the Gator Invitational in third place after two rounds of play. The team is only six strokes out of first place. Sophomore Hank Lebioda is in second place in the individual standings with a 1-under 139 at the 70 par Mark Bostick Golf Course.

“One of our goals each week is to put ourselves in an opportunity to win going into the final round,” said head coach Trey Jones. “I’m excited that we have done that and I look forward to see if we can produce a good round when something is on the line. This course requires discipline and patience; we lost our patience in the final holes.”

Lebioda opened the morning with a 1-under 69 in the first round by carding five birdies, including two in the first five holes. He followed up that round with an even par 70. He is two strokes behind Mercer’s Trey Rule.

“Hank played well today,” continued Jones. “I look for him to go out and execute well tomorrow. If he can get the putter going, he will have a chance to win.”

Florida State was in first place after the first round with a 4-over 284. The team was 12-over in the second round to finish the day with a 16-over 576. No. 21 Arkansas is in the lead with a 10-over 570 while No. 34 Mercer has a 13-over 573.

Freshman Jack Maguire is tied for 15th with a 5-over 145. After a 72 in the first round, he made four birdies in the second round but had two double bogeys and ended up with a 73. Freshman Cristobal Del Solar also posted a 72 in the first round and a 73 in the second. Both sit tied for 15th.

Sophomore Rowin Caron played a strong first round with a 1-over 71 including two birdies on the front nine. In the second round, he posted seven bogeys for a 76. He sits tied for 27th. Also tied for 27th is freshman Harry Ellis who is playing as an individual. He made a 74 in the first round and followed it up with a 73 in the second round.

The team tees off of the first hole at 9:10 on Sunday. Check back to Seminoles.com for all your information on the golf team and follow the team at twitter.com/fsugolf.

SunTrust Gator Invitational /February 15-16, 2014
Mark Bostick Golf Course/Gainesville, Fla./First and Second Round Florida State Results

3/14. Florida State 284 292 576

2. Hank Lebioda 69 70 139

T15. Jack Maguire 72 73 145

T15. Cristobal Del Solar 72 73 145

T27. Rowin Caron 71 76 147

T57. Josh Lee 74 88 152

T27. * Harry Ellis 74 73 147

*playing as an individual

SunTrust Gator Invitational/February 15-16, 2014

Mark Bostick Golf Course/Gainesville, Fla./First and Second Round Florida State Results

1. Arkansas 570 T8. North Florida 588

2. Mercer 573 T8. UCF 588

3. Florida State 576 T8. Florida 588

4. Vanderbilt 577 11. Liberty 591

5 Georgia Southern 583 12. Lamar 597

6 Col. of Charleston586 13. Coastal Carolina 598

7. UAB 587 14. Jacksonville


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