Florida State men’s golf completes opening round at NCAA national tournament

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The No. 18 Florida Point out Men’s Golf Staff experienced a strong effectiveness in round one of the NCAA Championship in Scottsdale, Arizona at Grayhawk Golfing Club.

Capturing a combined 11-above par 291, the Seminoles concluded the working day tied for 11th.

Cole Anderson was the lead scorer for the day, shooting a staff very low 1-less than par 71.

The par 70 course proved just how challenging of a problem it is by not making it possible for a solitary group to shoot beneath par. Vanderbilt is the workforce leader of the match at +2, with the lowest men and women, Harry Hillier of Kansas and Brendan Valdes, taking pictures a 2-beneath par 68.

Anderson performed a great round of golf immediately after capturing a 1-over par 71, capturing three birdies for the working day with two on the back again to finish the nine at just one under. His existing placement at 15th was because of to his excellent even par enjoy on par 3’s and par 5’s, as nicely as his +1 engage in on par 4’s, putting him around the top of the participant stats leaderboard.

In his 4 occupation rounds performed in the NCAA Championship Ultimate, his rating of 71 on Friday was his cheapest nevertheless.

Anderson places himself in terrific position for spherical two, beating his personal rating of a 74 (+4) in spherical one particular from past year’s NCAA Championship at Grayhawk. He carries on to be a very important asset to the workforce with his regular enjoy around the period.

Senior transfers Daniel Bradbury and Michael Sakane are each and every tied for 42nd after taking pictures two pairs of a 3-around 73. Both teammates birdied No. 4 for the day, the only a single of their rounds.

Sakane begun off his entrance-nine with a around excellent slate up right up until his bogey on No. 18, which seemed to be one particular of the hardest holes for the Seminoles. No. 18 price the staff a complete of five strokes, with Anderson remaining the only participant to par it.

Sophomore Frederik Kjettrup had a wonderful front-nine, capturing an opening birdie on No. 10 and a further on gap 17. Immediately after taking pictures 1-around on the entrance, Kjettrup faced difficulties at the convert, double-bogeying No. 1 adopted by a bogey on hole 2. He recovered properly, taking pictures even-par on his previous seven holes. Kjettrup is at the moment T62.

Kjettrups’ freshman yr general performance at the Championship proved to be a single of great significance right after taking pictures four- day rounds of 71-75-69-71, supporting advance the workforce into match participate in.

The team’s calendar year-spherical No. 1 golfer and freshly acquainted 2022 All-ACC Men’s Golfing Crew member is one to glimpse out for to go low in the times forward.

Sophomore Brett Roberts shot just one of his maximum scores because the Watersound Invitational in February. The NCAA Palm Beach front Regional Winner commenced off each individual of his nines in terrific vogue immediately after birdying No. 10 and No. 1, but struggled to continue to be dependable with a double bogey on equally the front and again-nine.

Even though Roberts isn’t at this time in the vicinity of the top of the leaderboard, his phenomenal engage in of 19-under in his preceding 7 rounds is evidence that he can assist the crew bounce back again in spherical two of the NCAA Championship.

Florida Point out mixed for a whole of nine birdies in round 1, tying the prime of the leaderboard for team stats on par 5’s with Vanderbilt at -2 (4.80), as well as full range of pars with 58.

Anderson will once all over again start out off the group in spherical two on gap No. 1, with tee moments starting at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. MT. Florida State will play with Auburn and Ole Overlook.