Florida State Men's Golf - 2007 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Golf - 2007 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Trey Jones, Head Coach
Chris Malloy, Assistant Coach

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2006-07 Men's Golf


2007 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Cameron Knight, 5-9, Wesley Chapel

Seath Lauer, 6-4, Huntington, IN


2007 Roster - By Name

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T                                  PY
R Name                  Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* Jonas Blixt           5-11  Jr   **   Hammaro, Sweden (Tingvalla Gymnasiet)
* Song Jeon             5-10  Jr   **   Seoul, South Korea (Saint John's Lutheran)
* Cameron Knight        5-9   Fr        Wesley Chapel (Wesley Chapel)
* Seath Lauer           6-4   Fr        Huntington, IN (Huntington North)
* Torstein Nevestad     5-9   Sr   **   Oslo, Norway (Ullern VGS/Florida Atlantic)
  Bradley Ruch          6-0   Sr   ***  Louisville, KY (Saint Xavier)
* Tommy Rymer           6-3   Jr-R **   Hastings, MN (The Pendleton School/Texas)
* Matt Savage           5-10  So   *    Louisville, KY (Saint Xavier)
* Nicholas Smith        5-10  So   *    Ocala (Belleview)

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Men's Golfers Blixt And Savage Earn All-America Honors.

Blixt is an All-America second-team -- Savage is honorable mention.

June 6, 2007

TALLAHASSE, FL - Florida State University golfers Jonas Blixt and Matt Savage, who helped lead the Seminoles to a tie for 13th place finish in last week's NCAA Championship finals, have been named to the Ping Division I All-America teams. Blixt earned All-America Second-Team honors and Savage earned All-America Honorable Mention accolades.

It marks the first time since 1995 that two Florida State golfers have earned All-America honors in the same season and the first time since 1998 that at least one Seminole has been named to one of the All-America teams. Blixt was named as a member of the 10-member second team while Savage was one of 29 golfers to earn honorable mention honors.

Both Blixt (a junior) and Savage (a sophomore) have now earned All-America, Regional All-America and All-ACC Honors this season. Blixt led the team with a career-low 71.80 stroke average while Savage ranked second with a career-low 72.16 stroke average. The Seminoles finished in a tie for 13th at the NCAA Division I Championship, fifth place in the NCAA East Regional Championship and in a tie for fourth at the ACC Championship. The Seminoles' finish at the Division I Championship marked only the fourth time since 1980 that they have finished in the top 15 in the final standings of the national tournament.

Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) earned individual medalist honors at the 2007 ACC Championship to become the first golfer in Florida State history to win the ACC title. He then finished in a tie for eighth place in the regional championship and in a tie for 29th place in the national championship. Incredibly, he finished at even par for the entire spring season in a total of eight events. He turned in the most outstanding performance of the first three years of his career in winning the ACC Championship at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C. Blixt carded his single-round career-best score of 65 in the final round, his career best three-round tournament score of 208 and his career-best three-round tournament score vs. par of minus eight in winning the event by one stroke.

Blixt begins play Thursday in the Palmer Cup -- the annual Ryder Cup-style competition between American collegiate golfers and their counterparts from Europe at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md.

Savage (Louisville, Ky.) finished in a tie for ninth at the NCAA Championship which was held last week at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg, Va. It was the highest individual finish for a Seminole since Andy Purnell finished sixth at the NCAA's in 1990. Nolan Henke finished in second place in the individual standings in 1987. Savage earned 11 top-25 finishes in his 12 events this season and finished no lower than 37th place in any of the tournaments he played as a sophomore. He was a cumulative total of five strokes over par in the Seminoles' big three events this spring - the ACC Championship, the NCAA East Regional and the NCAA Championship.

"I am honored to be selected as an All-American as a sophomore" said Savage. "The honor is great but a lot of the credit has to go to Coach Jones whose vision for the golf program here at Florida State is one that I really believe in and to my teammates who played so well all season long. This is just the beginning for the Seminole golf program; our ultimate goal is to win the national championship. With the caliber of players on our roster and with the incoming freshmen, I only hope I can keep myself in the line-up next season."

The Seminoles enjoyed their best season under fourth-year Head Coach Trey Jones. The team advanced to the NCAA Championship finals for the first time since 1996, played in consecutive NCAA Regional championships for the first time since the 1995 and 1996 seasons and earned seven top-five team finishes in 12 events during the fall 2006 and spring 2007 seasons.

"Both Jonas and Matt really worked hard this season and I am happy to see them earn this recognition," said Jones. "Both players value being named All-American understand what the honor means. I am proud of them and all of the players on our team because individual honors are not won without team success."


2007 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Jonas Blixt              Golf Coaches Association of America - 2nd Team All-American
                         Golf Week - 2nd Team All-American

Matt Savage              NCAA - All-American - 9th place
                         Golf Coaches Association of America - All-American - Honorable Mention

All-Americans -  2

2007 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
09/12
Ref
N
INVERNESS INTERCOLLEGIATE
September 11-12, 2006, Toledo, Oh
9th Place
09/26
Ref
N
SHOAL CREEK INTERCOLLEGIATE
September 25 & 26, 2006, Shoal Creek Golf Club, Birmingham, AL
3rd Place
10/10
Ref
N
NOTRE DAME GOLF CLASSIC
October 9-10, 2006, South Bend, Ind
4th Place
10/24
Ref
N
ISLEWORTH-UCF INVITATIONAL
October 22-24, 2006, Windermere, Fl
8th Place
02/11
Ref
N
GATOR INVITATIONAL
February 10-11, 2007, Gainesville, Fl
2nd Place
03/06
Ref
H
SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL
March 4-6, 2007
3rd Place
03/27
Ref
N
HOOTIE AT BULLS BAY INTERCOLL
March 25-27, 2007, Awendaw, SC
3rd Place
04/11
Ref
N
US COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP
April 9-11, 2007, Alpharetta, Ga
15th Place
04/22
Ref
N
ACC CHAMPIONSHIP
April 20-22, 2007, New London, NC
4th Place
05/14
Ref
N
LINGER LONGER INVITATIONAL
May 13-14, 2007, Greensboro, Ga
3rd Place
05/19
Ref
N
NCAA EAST REGIONAL
May 17-19, 2007, Alpharetta, Ga
5th Place
06/02
Ref
N
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
May 30-June 2, 2007, Williamsburg, Va
13th Place
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS    0- 0     0- 0     0- 0     0- 0


2007 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1t GEORGIA TECH          854
 1t VIRGINIA TECH         854
 3  CLEMSON               858
 4t FLORIDA STATE         863
 4t DUKE                  863
 6  NORTH CAROLINA        869
 7  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  874
 8  WAKE FOREST           876
 9  VIRGINIA              878
10  MARYLAND              910
11  BOSTON COLLEGE        913

2007 EOY Stats

Name Tournaments Rounds Par Low Strokes Wins Top10 Ave ======================================================================== Jonas Blixt 12 37 16 65 2,673 2 7 72.24 Matt Savage 12 37 16 65 2,698 0 5 72.92 Torstein Nevestad 6 19 6 71 1,414 0 0 74.42 Seath Lauer 10 31 8 67 2,308 0 1 74.45 Cameron Knight 11 34 9 67 2,538 0 0 74.65 Nicholas Smith 6 18 2 69 1,371 0 1 76.17 Tommy Rymer 2 6 1 71 467 0 0 77.83 Song Jeon 4 12 1 70 934 0 0 77.83

INVERNESS INTERCOLLEGIATE, 9th place
09/12/2006, September 11-12, 2006, Toledo, Oh

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Men's Golf Team Claims Top-10 Finish At Inverness Collegiate Classic.

Savage leads Florida State with top-20 finish.

TOLEDO, OH - Florida State University sophomore golfer Matt Savage finished tied for 20th in the individual standings to lead the Seminole men's golf team to a ninth place finish at the Inverness Intercollegiate at the Inverness Golf Club as play in the event came to a close Tuesday afternoon. Savage and teammate Jonas Blixt both earned top 30 individual finishes in leading the Seminoles to a top-10 team in their first event of the fall season.

Southern California rallied from eight strokes down entering the third round to defeat TCU and win the team championship. The Trojans were led by two golfers - Jamie Lovemark and Tom Glissmeyer - in the top five of the individual standings in earning the team title. Jon McLean of TCU claimed individual medalist honors as he carded a two-over par score of 214 to defeat Manuel Villegas of Florida by four strokes.

Savage (Louisville, Ky.) played well in the second and third rounds of the event as he carded identical scores of 75 and finished with a three-round total of 229. He moved up six positions in the individual standings as he carded a 75 in the final round to the fifth top 20 finish of his career. Savage advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2006 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship and played in the prestigious 2006 U.S. Amateur Tournament this past summer.

Seminole junior Jonas Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) was the biggest mover in the tournament in the third round as he carded a one-over par 72 to finish tied for 29th in the individual standings. He moved from a tie for 58th place after the second round into a tie for 29th place in the final standings - an amazing move of 29 positions. Blixt cut eight strokes off his first round score of 80 as he grew comfortable with the golf course in the first event of the year for the Seminoles.

Junior Tommy Rymer (Hastings, Minn.) earned the fifth top-40 finish of his career as he placed tied for 37th in the individual standings. He carded a junior-season best score of even par 71 in the first round of the event. Sophomore Nicholas Smith (Ocala, Fla.) and junior Song Jeon (Seoul, Korea) also participated in the event for the Seminoles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Inverness Intercollegiate/Sept. 11-12, 2006/Par 71                                                                                                                                                      
Inverness Club of Toledo/Toledo, Ohio/Final Results                                                                                                                                                     
1.   Southern Cal.  896   9.   Florida State     923                                                                                                                                                    
2.   TCU            899   10.  Nebraska          924                                                                                                                                                    
3.   Florida        900   11.  Michigan State    929                                                                                                                                                    
4.   Coastal Car.   901   T12. Illinois          931                                                                                                                                                    
5.   Georgia        904   T12. Toledo            931                                                                                                                                                    
6.   UNLV           906   14.  Virginia Tech     932                                                                                                                                                    
7.   Texas A&M      914   15.  New Mexico        953                                                                                                                                                    
8.   Kent State     922                                                                                                                                                                                 
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Matt Savage                 20t    79    75    75    229
Jonas Blixt                 29t    80    79    72    231
Tommy Rymer                 37t    71    80    81    232
Nicholas Smith              50t    80    76    77    233
Song Jeon                   64     78    80    84    242

SHOAL CREEK INTERCOLLEGIATE, 3rd place
09/26/2006, September 25 & 26, 2006, Shoal Creek Golf Club, Birmingham, AL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles' Blixt Earns Medalist Honors; FSU Finishes Third At Shoal Creek Intercollegiate.

Blixt captures medlaist honors for second time in career.

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Florida State University junior Jonas Blixt claimed individual medalist honors and the Seminole men's golf team finished third in the team standings as play at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate at the Shoal Creek Golf Club finished on Tuesday. Blixt carded a career-best 67 in the final round to win the individual championship. The individual championship marked the second of Blixt's career; he also won medalist honors at the Gator Invitational during the spring of 2005.

Alabama led the event wire-to-wire and won the team championship with a three-round score of 869. The Crimson Tide defeated Tennessee by six strokes and Florida State by 13 strokes. Blixt outdistanced Brian Noonan of LSU by three strokes to win the individual championship. He entered the final day tied for seventh and four strokes behind Noonan who began the day in third place. Blixt gained seven strokes on Noonan over the final 18 holes to claim the win.

Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) played his best round of golf as a collegian with his final round 67 and finished with the second best tournament score of his career to win the event. He shot a career-best 67 in the final round and finished with a 211 tournament score. He missed tying his personal tournament score best of 209 which he carded in winning the Gator Invitational during the spring of 2005.

Sophomore Matt Savage (Louisville, Ky.) finished in third place in the individual standings to earn the best finish of his Seminole career. He carded a two-over par 74 in the final round and finished with a three-round total of 215. Savage carded a three-under par 69 in the first round and an even-par 72 in the second round. His pervious best finish of tied for 10th place came at the Linger Longer Invitational during the spring of 2006.

Freshman Cameron Knight (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) finished well after carding a two-under par 70 in the second round. He finished tied for 37th in the first event of his collegiate career. Knight shot a final round 76 to finish with a 226 total for the event. Senior Torstein Nevestad (Oslo, Norway) and junior Tommy Rymer (Hastings, Minn.) finished in tied for 62nd and in 65th place respectively.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Shoal Creek Intercollegiate/Par 72/Sept. 25-26, 2006                                                                                                                                                    
Shoal Creek Golf Club/Birmingham, Ala./Final Results                                                                                                                                                    
1.   Alabama         869   9.    SMU                899                                                                                                                                                 
2.   Tennessee       875   10.   UAB                900                                                                                                                                                 
3.   Florida State   882   T11.  LSU                901                                                                                                                                                 
4.   UCF             885   T11.  Virginia           901                                                                                                                                                 
5.   Auburn          886   13.   Georgia Southern   906                                                                                                                                                 
6.   Michigan State  893   14.   North Florida      909                                                                                                                                                 
7.   Baylor          894   15.   Samford            918                                                                                                                                                 
8.   NC State        896                                                                                                                                                                                
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Jonas Blixt                  1     68    76    67    211
Matt Savage                  3     69    72    74    215
Cameron Knight              37t    80    70    76    226
Torstein Nevestad           62t    77    76    81    234
Tommy Rymer                 65     79    78    78    235

NOTRE DAME GOLF CLASSIC, 4th place
10/10/2006, October 9-10, 2006, South Bend, Ind

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Finish Fourth At Notre Dame Gridiron Men's Golf Classic.

Junior Blixt earns third career top-five individual finish.

NOTRE DAME, IN - Florida State University junior Jonas Blixt finished tied for fifth in the individual standings and the Seminole men's golf team finished fourth in the team standings as play at the inaugural Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic at the Warren Golf Course came to a conclusion Tuesday. Blixt earned the third top-five individual finish of his career as he carded a five-over par 75 in the final round to finish with a three-round total of 217.

Florida State has now finished in the top four in its last two events as the Seminoles finished third at the Shoal Creek Invitational in September.

Lamar led the event from start to finish to claim the team title. The Cardinals carded three of the top four team rounds to win the championship by 29 strokes over Notre Dame. Lamar's Justin Hardin earned medalist honors despite firing a five-over par 75 in the final round. He finished with a 213 total which stood one stroke better than the runner-up golfers and four strokes better than Florida State's Blixt.

Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) finished the tournament with the sixth-best tournament score of his career (217) after carding an even par 70 in the first round, a two-over par 72 in the second round and a five-over par 75 in the final round. He endured his toughest stretch of golf during the event over the final nine holes as he finished his third round at four-over par. Blixt has now earned two consecutive top-five finishes in the last two events after earning medalist honors at the Shoal Creek Invitational.

Freshman Seath Lauer (Huntington, Ind.) finished tied for 16th in the individual standings in his first career event with a seven-over par 77 in the final round and a 225 total for the 54-hole tournament. He, too, had trouble on the back nine in the final round as he finished the final nine holes of the tournament at seven-over par. Lauer was playing as an individual and his score did not count towards the Seminoles' final team score.

Sophomore Matt Savage (Louisville, Ky.) played the second-best round of the day for the Seminoles as he closed with a six-over par 76. He finished tied for 21 in the individual standings to earn the sixth top-20 finish of his 12-event Florida State career. Fellow sophomore Nicholas Smith (Ocala, Fla.) finished tied for 31st in the individual standings with a 230 total for the event. His best round - a two-over par 72 - came in the second round. Freshman Cameron Knight (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) and junior Song Jeon (Seoul, Korea) also competed in the event for Florida State.

Florida State plays next at the Isleworth Intercollegiate in Orlando beginning Oct. 22.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic/Oct. 9-10, 2006/Par 70                                                                                                                                       
Warren Golf Course/Notre Dame, Ind./Final Round Team Results                                                                                                                                            
1.   Lamar            860   7.    Virginia              909                                                                                                                                             
2.   Notre Dame       889   8.    Col. of Charleston    911                                                                                                                                             
3.   Baylor           896   9.    Western Kentucky      920                                                                                                                                             
4.   Florida State    897   10.   Rice                  926                                                                                                                                             
5.   Vanderbilt       906   T11.  Illinois State        931                                                                                                                                             
6.   Augusta State    908   12.   Louisiana Monroe      931                                                                                                                                             
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Jonas Blixt                  5t    70    72    75    217
Seath Lauer               * 16t    75    73    77    225
Matt Savage                 21t    74    76    76    226
Nicholas Smith              31t    77    72    81    230
Cameron Knight              41t    74    85    74    233
Song Jeon                   53t    80    76    82    238

ISLEWORTH-UCF INVITATIONAL, 8th place
10/24/2006, October 22-24, 2006, Windermere, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Blixt Finishes In 6th; Florida State In 8th At Isleworth-UCF Invitational.

Blixt earns third consecutive top-six individual finish.

WINDERMERE, FL - Seminole junior Jonas Blixt finished in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings to lead the Florida State men's golf team to a tie for eighth place finish in the team standings as play in the Third Annual Isleworth-UCF Invitational at the Isleworth Country Club came to a close Tuesday. Blixt carded a third consecutive score of one-over par 73 to finish with a 216 total to earn his third consecutive top-six individual finish. The Seminoles earned four top-10 team finishes in their four events this fall.

Texas, which entered the tournament ranked lowest out of the entire field of 18 in Golfstat's latest rankings (No. 69), and second lowest in Golfweek's poll (No. 57), won the team championship as they out-distanced second-place Florida by 12 strokes. Brian Harman of Georgia won the individual competition with an even par score of 216. Harman held off SEC rival Billy Horschel of Florida and Wake Forest's Dustin Groves as that duo finished tied for runner-up with respective scores of 217 (+1).

Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) was very consistent throughout the event as he carded scores of 73-73-73 to finish with a three-over par score of 219. He finished only three strokes behind Harman for individual medalist honors. Blixt survived a double-bogie on hole No. 2 and a pair of bogies on the back nine to finish at one-over par for the day. He has now earned five career top-10 finishes.

Sophomore Matt Savage (Louisville, Ky.) shot a three-over par 75 in the third and final round to finish in a tie for 25th place. He finished in the top 25 in each of he Seminoles' four events this fall. Savage played well and also survived a double-bogie and four bogies to finish with a 75. He did card three birdies and 10 holes at par in the final round.

Freshman Seath Lauer (Huntington, Ind.) and freshman Cameron Knight (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) played well during the event. Lauer carded an even par 72 in the first round while Knight scored a two-over par 74 in the second round. Sophomore Nicholas Smith (Ocala, Fla.) also played in the event for the Seminoles.

Florida State closed their fall campaign with the conclusion of the Isleworth Invitational. The team opens their spring 2007 season at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville Feb. 10-11.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Third Annual Isleworth-UCF Invitational/Oct. 22-24/Par 72                                                                                                                                               
Isleworth Country Club/Windermere, Fla./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                              
1.   Texas           876   T8.    North Carolina      900                                                                                                                                               
2.   Florida         888   T8.    Wake Forest         900                                                                                                                                               
3.   Texas A&M       890   12.    Georgia Tech        903                                                                                                                                               
4.   Oklahoma St     892   13.    Duke                905                                                                                                                                               
5.   Georgia         893   14.    Georgia State       906                                                                                                                                               
6.   Clemson         894   15.    Arizona             914                                                                                                                                               
7.   Kentucky        896   16.    South Carolina      915                                                                                                                                               
T8.  Florida State   900   17.    Texas Tech          917                                                                                                                                               
T8.  Tennessee       900   18.    UCF                 924                                                                                                                                               
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Jonas Blixt                  6t    73    73    73    219
Matt Savage                 25t    77    72    75    224
Seath Lauer                 53t    72    78    80    230
Cameron Knight              66t    81    74    78    233
Nicholas Smith              72t    75    78    82    235

GATOR INVITATIONAL, 2nd place
02/11/2007, February 10-11, 2007, Gainesville, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Men's Golf Team Finishes In Second Place At Gator Invitational.

Savage leads Florida State with fourth place finish.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Led by a pair of top 10 individual finishes by sophomore Matt Savage (tied for fourth) and junior Jonas Blixt (tied for seventh) the Florida State men's golf team finished in second place in the team standings at the spring season opening Gator Invitational at the University of Florida Golf Course. Savage tied his career-best with a five-under par 65 in the final round to earn the best individual finish of his career.

The second place finish for the Seminoles is tied for the best team finish under fourth-year head Coach Trey Jones. The Seminoles also finished in second place at the Naples Invitational during the spring of 2006 and, with this weekend's finish, continued the momentum they have built which carried them into the 2006 NCAA East Regional Championship Tournament.

Florida successfully defended its tournament title on its home course as they bested the Seminoles by 11 strokes. The Seminoles finished as the highest ranking of the two ACC teams in the event as Wake forest finished third. Manuel Villegas of Florida earned individual medalist honors with a six-under par 204 score.

Savage saved he best round of golf for the final round as he carded as 65 in the final round. He began play in the final round in a tie for 42nd place and improved his standing by an incredible 38 positions to earn the best individual finish of his career. Savage tied his career-best score of 65 -- he also carded a 65 in the third round of the 2006 NCAA East Regional.

Blixt finished in a tie for seventh place with a 213 total for the 36-hole event. It marked the fourth top-10 finish of his career.

The Seminoles continue the spring schedule as they play host to the Seminole Intercollegiate on March 4-5-6 at Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
SunTrust Gator Invitational/Feb. 10-11, 2007/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                         
University of Florida Golf Course/Par 70                                                                                                                                                                
1.   Florida            850   T7.   Georgia State     871                                                                                                                                               
2.   Florida State      861   9.    North Florida     872                                                                                                                                               
3.   Wake Forest        862   10.   Kentucky          881                                                                                                                                               
4.   Coastal Carolina   864   11.   Ohio State        882                                                                                                                                               
5.   Georgia Southern   866   12.   Louisiana State   884                                                                                                                                               
6.   UAB                869   13.   UCF               887                                                                                                                                               
T7.  Tulsa              871   14.   Purdue            906                                                                                                                                               
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Matt Savage                  4t    72    75    65    212
Jonas Blixt                  7t    70    67    76    213
Seath Lauer                 29t    72    73    72    217
Cameron Knight              40t    70    72    79    221
Song Jeon                   61t    74    76    77    227

SEMINOLE INVITATIONAL, 3rd place
03/06/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, March 4-6, 2007

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Auburn Claims Team Title At Seminole Intercollegiate Men's Golf Tournament.

Seminoles earn third place finish at Golden Eagle.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Auburn rallied from a one-stroke deficit entering the final round and defeated North Carolina by five strokes to claim the team championship at the Seminole Intercollegiate men's golf tournament at Golden Eagle Country Club. The Tigers were tied for the team led after the first round, dropped to second behind the Tar Heels after the second round and won the event in the final round as they outscored the Tar Heels by six strokes to win the event. The individual competition was won by East Tennessee State's Rhys Davies who finished with a 210 total for the 56-hole event to claim medalist honors in the event for the second time in the last three seasons.

Florida State, the host school, finished in third in the final team standings. The Seminoles steadily climbed the standings after a ninth place standing after the first round and a tied for fourth place standing after the second round. A pair of Seminole sophomores - Matt Savage and Nichols Smith - finished tied for 10th in the individual standings to lead Florida State. Savage was one of three Seminoles who carded one-under par scores of 71 in the final round. He was joined by freshmen Cameron Knight (tied for 23) and Seath Lauer (tied for 50th) who both carded under par scores in the final round.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Seminole Intercollegiate/March 4-6/Final FSU Results                                                                                                                                                    
Golden Eagle Country Club/Tallahassee, Fla./Par 72                                                                                                                                                      
1.   Auburn           865   T9.   Vanderbilt       889                                                                                                                                                  
2.   North Carolina   870   T9.   Northwestern     889                                                                                                                                                  
3.   Florida State    875   11.   UCF              892                                                                                                                                                  
T4.  E. Tennessee St. 878   12    Mississippi St.  894                                                                                                                                                  
T4.  UAB              878   13.   Charleston       890                                                                                                                                                  
6.   Virginia         880   14.   NC State         897                                                                                                                                                  
7.   Ole Miss         885   15.   Toledo           920                                                                                                                                                  
8.   LSU              887                                                                                                                                                                               
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Matt Savage                 10t    72    76    71    219
Nicholas Smith              10t    73    70    76    219
Cameron Knight              23t    78    73    71    222
Jonas Blixt                 23t    77    68    77    222
Seath Lauer                 50t    81    75    71    227
Torstein Nevestad         * 50t    79    74    74    227
Song Jeon                 * 50t    70    80    77    227

HOOTIE AT BULLS BAY INTERCOLL, 3rd place
03/27/2007, March 25-27, 2007, Awendaw, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Savage Leads Seminoles To Third Place Finish At Hootie At Bulls Bay Invitational

Sophomore Savage finishes tied for ninth in individual standings.

AWENDAW, SC - Led by sophomore Matt Savage's third top 10 individual finish of the spring season, the Florida State men's golf team finished in third in the team standings at the Third Annual Hootie at Bull Bay Invitational at the Bulls Bay Golf Club. Savage carded an even-par 71 in the final round and finished with a team-leading total of 210 for the three round event - he finished only five strokes behind Wallace Booth of Augusta State who earned individual medalist honors. Wake Forest and Baylor shared the team title.

Florida State, which is ranked No. 25 in this week's Golf Week / NGCA Poll, has now finished in the top-10 of each of its three tournaments this spring. The Seminoles finished in second place at the Gator Invitational earlier this spring.

Savage (Louisville, Ky.) enjoyed the best tournament of his Seminole career in finishing tied for ninth in the individual standings. He earned his fourth career top-10 finish, the best three-round tournament score of his collegiate career (210 / -1 vs. par) and finished as the Seminoles' leader for the third time in three events this spring. In addition, his second round score of 67 came within two of tying his collegiate best score of 65 which came during the 2006 NCAA East Regional, the 2007 Gator Invitational and the 2007 Seminole Intercollegiate.

Freshman Seath Lauer (Huntington, Ind.) also played the best tournament of his Seminole career as he finished tied for 11th. He led the Seminoles with a career-best 69 in the final round and finished with a 54-hole total of 211. Lauer earned the second top-20 finish of his career - he also finished tied for 16th at the Note Dame Gridiron Classic during the fall of 2007.

Junior Jonas Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) recovered nicely after a second round 76 as he closed with a one-under par 70 in the final round. He finished tied for 17th in the individual standings with a 213 total. Blixt has shot a cumulative total of even par golf in the first three events of the spring season.

Sophomore Nicholas Smith (Ocala, Fla.) and freshman Cameron Knight (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) finished tied for 26th and tied for 31st, respectively, in the individual standings. Smith has earned two top30 finishes in the last two events and Knight earned the best tournament score of his seven-event Seminole career with a 72 in the final round and a 217 total for the event.

The Seminoles play next as the travel to the U.S. Collegiate Championship April 9-11 in Alpharetta, Ga.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Third Annual Hootie at Bulls Bay Invitational/Par 71/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                 
Bulls Bay Golf Club/Awendaw, S.C./March 25-27, 2007                                                                                                                                                     
T1.   Wake Forest        840   9.    South Carolina        866                                                                                                                                          
T1.   Baylor             840   10.   Louisiana State       870                                                                                                                                          
3.    Florida State      845   11.   NC State              871                                                                                                                                          
4.    UCF                846   12.   Col. of Charleston    875                                                                                                                                          
5.    Augusta State      855   13.   Kentucky              876                                                                                                                                          
6.    Duke               860   14.   Vanderbilt            885                                                                                                                                          
T7.   North Carolina     862   15.   Arkansas              894                                                                                                                                          
T7.   Coastal Carolina   862                                                                                                                                                                            
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Matt Savage                  9t    72    67    71    210
Seath Lauer                 11t    67    75    69    211
Jonas Blixt                 17t    67    76    70    213
Nicholas Smith              26t    69    73    73    215
Cameron Knight              31t    71    74    72    217

US COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP, 15th place
04/11/2007, April 9-11, 2007, Alpharetta, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Savage Leads Seminoles On Final Day of U.S. Collegiate Championship.

Sophomore earns eighth consecutive top-25 finish.

ALPHARETTA, GA - Florida State sophomore Matt Savage finished in a tie for 24th place in the individual standings and the Seminole men's golf team finished in 15th place as play in the Second Annual U.S. Collegiate Championship on the Lakeside Course at the Golf Club of Georgia came to a close Wednesday. Savage carded a 76 in the final round and finished with three of the Seminoles' top six individual scores as the Seminoles played their final event before participating in the annual ACC Championship April 20-22.

No. 2 ranked Georgia won the team championship as the Bulldogs outdistanced No. 5 ranked UCLA by eight strokes. The Bulldogs counted three golfers, led by Hudson Swafford in second place, who all finished in the top-16 of the individual standings. Webb Sampson of Wake Forest earned individual medalist honors with a one-under par total of 215.

One of the more high powered events of the men's collegiate golf season, the U.S. Collegiate played host to seven of the top 10 ranked teams in the current GolfWeek / Sagarin rankings - led by No. 2 Georgia and No. 3 Alabama. The Seminoles entered the event ranked No. 22 in the nation.

Savage (Louisville, Ken.) was the most consistent Seminole during the 54-hole event as he averaged just over 75 strokes per round. He carded a personal best 74 in the second round as he earned his eighth top-25 individual finish in eight tournaments this year. Savage has been the Seminoles' top finisher in each event this spring.

Seminole freshman Seath Lauer (Huntington, Ind.) carded a two-over par 74 and finished with a three-day total of 234. He finished seven strokes better over the final 18 holes than he did in the second round after shooting an 81. Lauer finished with 14 holes at par or better (including two birdies) and finished at one-under par over his final 12 holes of the third round.

Junior Jonas Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) finished as the Seminoles' second ranked player with a 230 total for the event. He carded a personal tournament best 73 and was slotted in the top 15 of the individual standings after the first round of the event.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Second Annual United States Collegiate Championship/Par 72/Final Team Results                                                                                                                           
Lakeside Course - The Country Club of Georgia/April 9-11, 2007                                                                                                                                          
1.   Georgia            884   T8.   Oklahoma State          901                                                                                                                                         
2.   UCLA               892   10.   Florida                 903                                                                                                                                         
3.   Wake Forest        894   11.   Brigham Young           909                                                                                                                                         
T4.  Georgia Tech       896   12.   Southern California     910                                                                                                                                         
T4.  Georgia State      896   13.   Texas                   916                                                                                                                                         
6.   Clemson            898   14.   TCU                     917                                                                                                                                         
7.   E. Tennessee St    899   15.   Florida State           921                                                                                                                                         
T8.  Alabama            901                                                                                                                                                                             
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Matt Savage                 24t    76    74    76    226
Jonas Blixt                 48t    73    79    78    230
Seath Lauer                 62t    79    81    74    234
Cameron Knight              64t    82    76    77    235
Nicholas Smith              76     80    77    82    239

ACC CHAMPIONSHIP, 4th place
04/22/2007, April 20-22, 2007, New London, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles' Blixt Wins ACC Men's Golf Championship; Team Finishes Tied For Fourth.

Blixt ACC win is first-ever by a Florida State golfer.

NEW LONDON, NC - Florida State University junior Jonas Blixt shot a career-best seven-under par 65 in Sunday's third round and became the first Seminole to win the individual Atlantic Coast Conference men's golf championship as the event came to a close at the Old North State Club. Blixt finished with a career-best eight-under par tournament score of 208 to defeat Georgia Tech's Cameron Tringale by one stroke to claim individual championship. His outstanding performance led the Seminoles to a tie for fourth place finish in the team standings - the best for Florida State since finishing in fourth in the 1996 conference championship. Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech finished tied for the team championship.

Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) shot 73-70-65=208 to claim the third individual championship of his career. He also won individual medalist honors at the spring 2005 Gator Invitational and the fall 2006 Shoal Creek Intercollegiate. Blixt began the final round of the event in a tie for 10th place and four strokes behind the individual leaders. He began the round on fire with an eagle three on the par-five first hole and counted three more birdies on the front nine to finish the first half of his day at five under. Blixt remained on fire in the back nine with birdies on the first three holes to move to eight under. After falling to six under with bogies on holes 14 and 17, he closed his championship day with a birdie on 18 to close his day and earn medalist honors.

"It's a great honor to win the championship of the ACC," said Blixt after winning the event. "I knew I had to get off to a good start and when I did, I just took if from there. I was aggravated at myself after making the two bogies but I just had to keep playing. I knew I had to come back and continue playing well. I told myself I was not going to look at the scoreboards during the round because you can't do anything about the scoreboards. The first time I saw a scoreboard was after my round was over. I am hoping that this result for our team puts all of my teammates into a positive frame of mind as we move ahead during the month of May."

Florida State played its' second best round of the year as they turned in a 279 team score while not counting a single score above a 72. The Seminoles' team round was tied for the best of the tournament - tied with Virginia Tech - with both teams shooting 279 on the final day. Florida State's 279 allowed them to finish in a tie for fourth place - an improvement of five places after placing ninth after the first round and standing sixth after the second round. It marks only the third time since joining the ACC for the 1992 season that Florida State has finished fourth or higher in the ACC men's golf championship. The Seminoles finished third in 1994 and fourth in 1996.

Freshman Cameron Knight (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) carded a two-under par 70 in the final round and finished in a tie for 25th place in the individual standings. He played his best round of golf during the final round with five birdies and only three bogies. Knight played the final 36 holes of the event at three-under par and finished with a 219 total - the second best of his Seminole career.

Senior Torstein Nevestad (Oslo, Norway) and sophomore Matt Savage (Louisville, Ky.) played even-par golf on the final day and finished in a tie for 19th and a tie for 25th, respectively. Nevestad carded even par scores of 72 in the second and third rounds and finished with a three-round total of 218 - the best of his senior season. He played even par golf on the front and back nines of the final round. It was Nevestad's best tournament score since carding a 211 at the spring 2006 Lexus/Naples Intercollegiate. Savage earned his ninth consecutive top-25 finish as he carded an even-par 72 in the final round and finished with a 219 total. After a slow start to his final round, he played his final 12 holes at two-under par to finish even on the afternoon and only three over for the tournament. Savage has now earned two consecutive top-25 ACC Championship places after finishing in a tie for 12th as a freshman in 2006.

Freshman Seath Lauer (Huntington, Ind.) carded his second consecutive round of 74 to finish with a 225 total and in a tie for 40th place. His 225 tournament score is tied for the third best of his freshman season and is the fifth top-50 individual finish of his seven-event Seminole career.

"I am extremely proud of the way we came out and competed today," said Head Coach Trey Jones. These guys came out today believing they could make run and win this thing and we were not that far off. Jonas came out today and proved why he is an All-America candidate."

Florida State closes out its regular season May 13-14 at the Linger Longer Invitational in Greensboro, N.C. The Seminoles will then play in the NCAA Regional Championships May 17-19.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
54th Annual ACC Men's Golf Championship/Par 72/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                       
Old North State Club/New London, N.C./April 20-22, 2007                                                                                                                                                 
1.  Georgia Tech       854  7.  NC State          874                                                                                                                                                   
2.  Virginia Tech      854  8.  Wake Forest       876                                                                                                                                                   
3.  Clemson            858  9.  Virginia          878                                                                                                                                                   
T4. Florida State      863  10. Maryland          910                                                                                                                                                   
T4. Duke               863  11. Boston College    913                                                                                                                                                   
6.  North Carolina     869                                                                                                                                                                              
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Jonas Blixt                  1     73    70    65    208
Torstein Nevestad           19t    74    72    72    218
Cameron Knight              25t    78    71    70    219
Matt Savage                 25t    74    73    72    219
Seath Lauer                 40t    77    74    74    225

LINGER LONGER INVITATIONAL, 3rd place
05/14/2007, May 13-14, 2007, Greensboro, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Finish Third At Linger Longer Men's Golf Invitational.

Lauer leads Seminoles in pre-NCAA Regional Championship tune-up.

GREENSBORO, GA - Florida State freshman Seath Lauer played the best tournament of his collegiate career in finishing in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings to lead the Seminoles to a third place finish in the Linger Longer Invitational at the Oconee Course at the Reynolds Plantation. The Seminoles had three of their five players finish under par for the 54-hole tournament that is serving as a tune-up for the teams' second consecutive appearance in the NCAA East Regional Championship beginning Thursday at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta.

No. 1 ranked Georgia carded the two best team rounds of the tournament including a 12-under par 276 in the third round to win the event by 19 strokes over second place Georgia State and 21 over the third place Seminoles. Georgia's Chris Kirk finished with a 10-under par 206, including a 65 in the first round, to claim medalist honors. Nine of the 15 teams who participated in the Linger Longer will play in one of the three NCAA Regional championships including Georgia, Florida State, Chattanooga, Georgia State and Charlotte - the top five finishing teams in the tournament.

Lauer (Huntington, Ind.) was the Seminoles' standout as he set personal-best marks for 36-hole score (138), gross tournament score (210), tournament score vs. par (minus 6) and best finish (tied for fourth) in leading the Seminoles to their fourth top three team finish of the year. Lauer carded an even par 70 and only a bogie on his final hole of the tournament kept him from firing three-sub par rounds in the same tournament for the first time in his career. He had three birdies and was one-under par over the front nine and had one bogie and was one-over par on the back nine to finish with an even-par score of 72. Lauer played so well over the course of the 54-hole tournament that he was never over par at any point during the event. His individual finish marked the third top-20 finish of his eight-tournament Seminole career.

Junior Jonas Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) continued to play well as he finished in a tie for eighth place with a four-under par tournament score of 212. He finished the event with an even par 72 in the third round - a round that included four birdies and only three holes over par. Blixt, who became the first Florida State golfer to win an ACC championship in April, is a total of 12-under par in his last six rounds. Blixt now has six top-10 finishes this year and eight for his career.

Senior Torstein Nevestad (Oslo, Norway) continued to play the best golf of his Florida State career as he closed the event with an even-par 72 in the final round. His 215 tournament total is tied for the second best of his Seminole career and was his best score since firing a 211 at the spring 2006 Lexus/Naples Intercollegiate. Nevestad finished in a tie for 17th place to earn his second consecutive and 14th top-20 placing of his collegiate career. He finished in a tie for 19th place in the recently played ACC Championship.

Seminole sophomore Matt Savage (Louisville, Ky.) and freshman Cameron Knight (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) finished tied for 37th and tied for 44th respectively. Savage closed the event with a 79 after carding a 70 in the first round and a 72 in the second round while Knight closed with a 79 after carding a 71 in the first round and a 72 in the second round.

"I am extremely happy with our guys and how they are playing right now," said Head Coach Trey Jones. "We were the only team in a pretty good field with all of our guys at or below par and only two hiccups on the back nine in the third round put two players above par."

The Seminoles begin play in the NCA East Regional Championship Thursday with this same set of five players. The quintet has played together in the last two events for the Seminoles and has earned a tied for fourth place finish in the ACC Championship and a third place finish in the Linger Longer. Florida State is looking to advance to NCAA Championship final round for the first time since 1996.

"We are right where we want to be going into the regional," said Jones. "Seath Lauer is a great example of the spirit of this team. He was not the low man last week (at the ACC Championship) and competed to become the low man this week. We are excited about going back to the Country Club of Georgia. If we play like we played all year long we will be just fine in the regional."

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Second Annual Linger Longer Invitational/Par 72/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                      
Reynolds Plantation/Oconee Course/Greensboro, Ga./May 13-14, 2007                                                                                                                                       
1.   Georgia              835   9.   Augusta State      870                                                                                                                                             
2.   Georgia State        854   10.  Memphis            875                                                                                                                                             
3.   Florida State        856   11.  Louisville         876                                                                                                                                             
4.   Tenn.-Chattanooga    863   12.  North Carolina     881                                                                                                                                             
T5.  Charlotte            864   13.  Louisiana State    889                                                                                                                                             
T5.  Alabama              864   14.  Kennesaw State     907                                                                                                                                             
7.   Mississippi State    868   15.  Mercer             927                                                                                                                                             
8.   Georgia Southern     869                                                                                                                                                                           
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Seath Lauer                  4t    70    68    72    210
Jonas Blixt                  8t    72    68    72    212
Torstein Nevestad           17t    72    71    72    215
Matt Savage                 37t    70    72    78    220
Cameron Knight              44t    71    72    79    222

NCAA EAST REGIONAL, 5th place
05/19/2007, May 17-19, 2007, Alpharetta, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Men's Golf Team Earns First Trip To NCAA Finals Since 1996.

Jones leads Seminoles to fifth place finish in NCAA East Regional Championship.

ALPHARETTA, GA - The Florida State men's golf team finished in fifth place in the team standings at the NCAA East Regional Championship on the Lakeside Course at the Golf Club of Georgia and earned a spot in the NCAA Championship finals for the first time since 1996. The Seminoles played their best round and counted four under par individual scores to finish with a seven-under par 281 team score in Saturday's third and final round. Florida State will now play in the championship finals for the 18th time in school history and the first time under fourth-year Head Coach Trey Jones. The Seminoles begin play in the NCAA Championship finals May 30-June 2 at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg, Va.

"The resiliency of our players is main thing I am going to remember about them from this tournament," said Head Coach Trey Jones. "As we look back on how we played this course the previous two times we were here and how we played this week - I can't say enough or commend our players enough for playing so well under pressure."

"I'm not really surprised by how well we played," continued Jones. "I'm also not surprised that we had one of the lowest rounds of the tournament. One of the goals I had as a coach today was to have all of our players shoot par or better in the last round. You have to play this course almost perfectly to have only one guy shoot above par.

Florida State shot 281 as a team with three individual scores of 70 by junior Jonas Blixt, sophomore Matt Savage and freshman Seath Lauer. The Seminoles also counted a 71 by senior Torstein Nevestad toward the team score. The only score not counted in the team score was a two-over par 73 by freshman Cameron Knight. The Seminoles' 281 team score was their fourth best of the season. In addition, the 281 team score put up by the Seminoles in the third round was tied for the top team score of the event along with the 281 total by Georgia in the third round. The Bulldogs, currently ranked as the nation's No. 1 team, won the regional championship by 12 strokes over second place Florida.

"We are ahead of schedule in the maturation of our program," said Jones. "Advancing to the finals was a major goal of our program and we knew we had the team to do it this season. Our players just had to compete. They proved that if you want something you have to go out and get it - and they did."

Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) finished as the Seminoles' top golfer with a one-under par total of 215 - the fifth lowest tournament score of his junior season. He improved his scores on the second and third days of the event. After carding a one-over par 73 in the first round, he totaled an even-par 72 in the second round and finished with a two-under par 70 in the final round. Blixt was one under par with two birdies and one bogie on the front and back nines to earn his team-leading seventh score of the 70 or less this season.

Blixt, an All-ACC selection, finished in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings to earn his career-high seventh top-10 finish of the season.

"I am rally happy that we advanced on as a team," said Blixt. "All of the guys on our team produced this week and showed what we are all capable of. I knew that we could be successful what I first came to Florida State and I knew that we could do it quickly. Our advancing to the finals is a tribute to Coach Jones and his vision for golf at Florida State. I knew when I first spoke with him that there were big things in store for this program and this is just the beginning of many great things to come for Seminole golf."

Savage (Louisville, Ky.) played his best round of golf in the third round as he carded a two-under par 70 and finished in a tie for 24th place with a 220 total for the three round event. He also improved his single round scores throughout the event. After carding a 78 in the first round he finished with an even-par 72 in the second round and an even-par 70 in the final round. Savage closed the event as strong as any player in the field with a five-under par total over his final 12 holes of the round.

Savage, who was also an All-ACC selection in 2007, moved from a tie for 56th place after two rounds into a tie for 24th place in the final standings. He led the Seminoles with 12 birdies during the regional championship.

Lauer (Huntington, Ind.) continued his strong postseason play as he closed the event with a two-under par 70 and a 222 total - the fourth best tournament score of his first collegiate season. He began his stellar third round performance with a birdie and was under par throughout the round. He carded three birdies and was at three-under par at the turn after nine holes and pared eight of his nine holes on the back nine. Lauer played his final 39 holes of the event at one-under par.

Lauer begin the third round in a tie for 71st place and finished in a tie for 40th place in the final standings - an improvement of 31 places in the individual standings. Lauer is averaging 72.00 strokes in his last six rounds played.

Knight (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) played well and finished his play with a one-over par 73 in the third round. He was very consistent over each day of the event as he averaged 74.00 strokes per round and did not finish with a score above 75. Knight was below par for his first 14 holes of the third round and finished at one-over par top earn his best single round score of the event. Knight ranked second on the team with 11 birdies over the 54-hole tournament.

Knight is a total of 15 strokes over par in his last three tournaments and averages 73.67 strokes in his last nine rounds.

Nevestad (Oslo, Norway) tied his season-best single-round score with his one-under par 71 in the final round. He birdied two of his final four holes (including the 18th) to move under par for the round. After a birdie on his second hole of the round, Nevestad reeled off 12 consecutive pars and closed with birdies on 15 and 18 to earn his best single-round score of the event.

Nevestad finished with a six-over par score of 222 - the third consecutive event he has finished at six-over par or better. He is a total of seven-over par and averages 72.78 strokes since returning to the Seminoles' starting line-up for the ACC Championship.

"This is an awesome feeling," said Nevestad. "I have always wanted to play in the national finals and now my teammates have made that possible for me. It doesn't get much better for me than to know that I will play my last round of golf in college in the national tournament.

"I have to give a lot of credit to our freshman - Seath Lauer and Cameron Knight - who played like they were seniors in this tournament," continued Nevestad. "With Jonas and Matt our team is stacked and stacked for the future. You have to play well to make this line-up and I am just happy to have a chance to play with these guys. To be able to go with Coach Jones to the finals is a great feeling. To know how successful Florida State golf is going to be with him as the head coach is something that I will be able to look back on and be very proud of when my golfing days are over."

Led by tournament co-medalist Brendon Todd, the No. 1-ranked Georgia men's golf team won the regional championship. Georgia finished 12 shots ahead of Florida, Auburn and Georgia Tech. Todd shared medalist honors with Billy Horschel of Florida.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
NCAA East Regional Championship/Par 72/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                               
Golf Club of Georgia/Alpharetta, Ga./May 17-19, 2007                                                                                                                                                    
1.     Georgia            855                                                                                                                                                                           
T2.    Florida            867                                                                                                                                                                           
T2.    Auburn             867                                                                                                                                                                           
T2.    Georgia Tech       867                                                                                                                                                                           
5.     Florida State      873                                                                                                                                                                           
6.     Duke               874                                                                                                                                                                           
7.     Charlotte          875                                                                                                                                                                           
8.     North Carolina     877                                                                                                                                                                           
9.     Georgia State      593                                                                                                                                                                           
T10.   Coastal Carolina   864                                                                                                                                                                           
T10.   Clemson            864                                                                                                                                                                           
12.    Virginia Tech      888                                                                                                                                                                           
13.    UCF                890                                                                                                                                                                           
14.    UAB                898                                                                                                                                                                           
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Jonas Blixt                  9t    73    72    70    215
Matt Savage                 24t    78    72    70    220
Cameron Knight              40t    74    75    73    222
Torstein Nevestad           40t    75    76    71    222
Seath Lauer                 40t    79    73    70    222

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP, 13th place
06/02/2007, May 30-June 2, 2007, Williamsburg, Va

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Men's Golf Team Finishes Tied For 13th At NCAA Division I Championship.

Savage earns ninth place finish in individual standings.

WILLIAMSBURG, VA - The Florida State University men's golf team finished in a tie for 13th place in the final team standings at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship which was played on the Gold Course at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. The finish marked the highest for the Seminoles since finishing in seventh in 1995 and marked the 11th time in school history they have finished in the top 15 of the team standings in the NCAA Championship tournament.

Seminole sophomore Matt Savage (Louisville, Ken.) finished in a tie for ninth in the individual standings to mark the highest individual finish by a Florida State golfer since Nolan Henke finished in second place in the individual standings in 1997.

Playing just over 12 hours after they survived a three-team playoff in order to advance to the final day of the 72-hole event, the Seminoles finished with a 289 team score in the fourth and final round. The Seminoles finished tied with Duke and just behind Georgia Tech in the race among ACC teams who played in the championship. North Carolina and Wake Forest were also in the event but did not make the cut from 30 teams to 15 in order to play in the final round.

Savage carded a two-over par 72 in the fourth and final round and finished with a two-under par total of 278. He was at or below par in three of the four rounds and was one of only 19 players in the entire event that finished under par for the event. It marked the fourth time this season, and first-time in a four-round event, that he had finished under for an entire tournament. Savage played extremely well down the stretch of the season and was a total of nine-over par in his last four events.

Junior Jonas Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) finished in a tie for 29th in the individual standings as he led Florida State in the final round with a one-over par 71. He completed the event with a two-over par total of 282 and did not shot a scored above 71 in any of the four rounds of the event. Blixt, who was an All-ACC and All-Region selection, displayed his outstanding abilities late in the season as he was a cumulative total of 11 strokes under par in the final four events of the season.

Senior Torstein Nevestad (Oslo, Norway) closed his career with a two-over par 72 in the final round of the event and finished in a tie for 78th place. The only graduating senior in the Seminoles' starting line-up, Nevestad had his individual score counted twice during the four rounds of the championship. He concluded his collegiate career with a 73.75 stroke average in 16 rounds during five events this spring.

Freshman Cameron Knight (Wesley Chapel, N.C.) finished in a tie for 49th place after firing a four-over par 74 in the final round. He finished with a 288 total to ranks as the Seminoles' third leading golfer in the championship. Knight led the Seminoles in the third round with a career-low 67 to help the team make the top 15 and allow them to play on the final day of the event. Seath Lauer (Huntington, Ind.) carded a two-over par 72 in the third round and finished with a 307 total for the four-round event.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
101st NCAA Division I Men's Championship/Par 70/Final Team Result                                                                                                                                       
Gold Course/Golden Horseshoe Golf Club/Williamsburg, Va./May 30-June 2, 2007                                                                                                                            
1.    Stanford           1,109   T9.    Minnesota           1,133                                                                                                                                       
2.    Georgia            1,121   T9.    Florida             1,133                                                                                                                                       
T3.   Lamar              1,125   T11.   Texas               1,136                                                                                                                                       
T3.   Charlotte          1,125   T11.   South Carolina      1,136                                                                                                                                       
5.    Coastal Carolina   1,128   T13.   Duke                1,140                                                                                                                                       
6.    Alabama            1,129   T13.   Florida State       1,140                                                                                                                                       
7.    UCLA               1,130   15.    Oklahoma State      1,142                                                                                                                                       
8.    Georgia Tech       1,131                                                                                                                                                                          
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Rnd4  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Matt Savage                  9t    67    69    70    72    278
Jonas Blixt                 29t    69    71    71    71    282
Cameron Knight              49t    75    72    67    74    288
Torstein Nevestad           78t    72    80    74    72    298
Seath Lauer                 81     79    76    72    80    307