New London, NC - The Seminoles came out with their best round of the ACC Championship on Sunday but came up short to finish second to Georgia Tech. The No. 19-ranked Florida State men’s golf team carded an 11-under at the Old North State Club on Sunday for a three-day total of 19-under 845. Three Seminoles finished the tournament in the top 10.
“I don’t feel like we lost this golf tournament,” said head coach Trey Jones. “I feel like Georgia Tech played a great round at a time where they needed it. We did what we could do, but they just played a better round than we did today.
“I’m happy with our guys; we did a lot of good things out there. We hung in there; we talked about it before we went out that if we get off to a slow start how to handle it. We did get off to a slow start and they handled it beautifully for a young team.”
Freshman Jack Maguire posted his best round of the tournament to move up five spots and finish tied for fourth. His 5-under 67 on Sunday placed him at 210 for the weekend after making six birdies on the day. Maguire’s tee shot landed in the trees on the second hole, but his next shot landed on the green which allowed him to putt the ball in for birdie. He followed up with back-to-back birdies on seven and eight to finish the front nine at 3-under.
Sophomore Hank Lebioda started the day playing even par golf until the 12th hole when he made birdie. A bogey on 14 set him back to par until the last hole which he birdied after chipping the ball onto the green a foot away from the pin. He finished the tournament tied for fourth place with a three day score of 210.
Redshirt freshman Cristobal Del Solar earned his second top ten finish of the year with a 4-under 212 on the tournament. His best round of the week came on Sunday as he turned in a 3-under 69 after making four birdies on the day.
Senior Joaquin Lolas finished the tournament tied for 18th after a 2-under 70 on Sunday. After a bogey on eight, he turned in three straight birdies to bring him to 2-under. After another bogey on 17, his second shot on 18 ended on the fringe which he proceeded to send close to the hole and putted for birdie. He finished the tournament with a 1-under 215.
Sophomore Rowin Caron turned in a 1-under 71 Sunday to finish the tournament with a 1-over 217 which tied for 23rd. After a double bogey on six, he birdied the short, downhill hole seven to put himself back on par. Caron finished the back nine 1-under after a birdie on 18.
“They know what it takes to win this kind of golf tournament now,” continued Jones. “We’ll learn from it without a question. Hats off to Georgia Tech for the way they played today. Their experience paid off. I’m extremely proud of our guys. It was a great week for us, we played well; we just got beat.”
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Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total Par
1 Georgia Tech 288 278 273 839 -25
2 Florida State 284 284 277 845 -19
3 Clemson 289 281 281 851 -13
4 Virginia Tech 298 284 275 857 -7
5 Virginia 294 292 276 862 -2
6 Wake Forest 290 283 291 864 E
7 Notre Dame 294 287 291 872 +8
8 North Carolina 291 295 290 876 +12
9 NC State 293 296 293 882 +18
10 Duke 293 301 290 884 +20
11 Maryland 299 294 292 885 +21
12 Boston College 291 300 296 887 +23
Individual 1st 2nd 3rd Total Par
T4 Jack Maguire 72 71 67 210 -6
T4 Hank Lebioda 68 71 71 210 -6
T7 Cristobal Del Solar 71 72 69 212 -4
T18 Joaquin Lolas 73 72 70 215 -1
T23 Rowin Caron 76 70 71 217 +1