New London, NC - With the rain falling and the wind swirling around, the No. 13 Florida State men’s golf team was just two holes away from the ACC Championship title. Unfortunately the wet conditions at the Old North State Club were just too tough as the Seminoles went 7-over on the last two holes to lose first place.
The Seminoles ended the tournament with a three-day total of 22-under 842 to finish three strokes behind Duke. Florida State tied with Virginia Tech after the Seminoles posted a 3-over 291 on Sunday. This marks the ninth finish of the year in the top five for FSU.
“Duke played really well,” said head coach Trey Jones. “The conditions on the final three holes were brutal and we didn’t do what was needed to win. I am proud of the way the guys competed. This one hurts but it will be a distant memory in two weeks.”
Senior Chase Seiffert finished the tournament tied for second place with a tournament total of 10-under 206. Seiffert played well in the rain on Sunday posting three birdies but fell just short with a bogey on hole 17 to finish the day with a 1-under 71.
Daniel Berger started the day with a huge eagle on one and continued to play just as well with a 4-under but faltered on the last two holes to finish the day with a 2-under 70. The sophomore finished the tournament with a 9-under 207 to finish fourth.
Freshman Hank Lebioda played up and down the course all day with four birdies and six bogeys. He finished with a 2-over 74 on the day after a wet golf club slipped out of his hands on hole 18. He finished tied for tenth with a 3-under 213.
Playing similar to Lebioda was his fellow freshman teammate Rowin Caron who had two bogeys on the front nine and then finished the back nine 2-over after a double bogey on 17. He finished tied for 29th after a tournament total of 3-over 219.
Senior Doug Letson closed out the Seminoles today finishing in 41st place. He was even on the day but posted a quintuple bogey on 18 to finish the day with a 5-over 77.
The Seminoles were part of an 11-team field including No. 9 Georgia Tech, No. 10 Duke, No. 29 Clemson, No. 37 Wake Forest, No. 38 Virginia Tech, No. 42 North Carolina, No. 45 NC State, Virginia, Maryland and Boston College.
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