ALPHARETTA, Ga. – After the first round of the NCAA Championships, the No. 15 Florida State men’s golf team is tied for 19th at the Crabapple Course at the Capital City Club. Sophomore Daniel Berger leads the team with a 1-under 69 while the team finished with a 7-over 287.
“I am proud of the way we competed today,” said head coach Trey Jones. “Nothing came easy for us but we competed to the end. Golf is a hard game and when you lose confidence or doubt yourself, it becomes increasingly difficult. Our young guys have played well all year and will come out ready to compete tomorrow.”
The Seminoles teed off at 2:00 p.m. from the 10th hole and will tee off at 8:40 a.m. from the first tee on Wednesday. The team is eight strokes behind Thursday’s cutoff of 8th place. Arizona State leads the tournament with a 10-under 270 in the 30 team field.
Right after the Seminoles teed off, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) released the Division I PING All-Region honorees with Chase Seiffert and Berger being named in the Southeast Region.
Berger started the day with three birdies through six holes and ended up finishing the back nine 2-under. After bogeys on the first and third hole, he finished the day tied for 20th and is only four strokes back from second place.
Seiffert is tied for 33rd after shooting an even par 70. The senior was 2-over on the back nine but finished with two birdies on the first and fourth hole to finish on par. Senior Doug Letson finished the day with a 1-over 71 to tie for 49th. Letson made back-to-back birdies on holes 14 and 15.
Hank Lebioda bogeyed six straight holes after a birdie on the 12th hole to finish the back nine 6-over. The freshman bounced back after the turn with a birdie on the second hole to finish the day with a 7-over 77. Freshman Rowin Caron finished the day with a 12-over 82 after a quadruple bogey on the 13th hole.
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