Florida State Men's Golf - 2017 Year In Review
Trey Jones, Head Coach
Robert Duck, Assistant Coach, Player Development
Mary Michael Maggio, Assistant Coach
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Jamie Li, 5-10, Bath, England
Greyson Porter, 5-6, Clearwater
2017 Roster - By Name
R Name Hgt Cl Ltr Hometown (Prior School)
Anthony Alex 6-0 Sr ** Ponte Vedra Beach (Saint Johns Virtual School)
* Bennett Baker 6-2 So * Tallahassee (Chiles)
Tyler Bakich So * Valrico (Newsome)
* Corey Carlson 5-7 So * Green Cove Springs (Clay)
* Jake Carter 5-11 Fr Aiken, SC (South Aiken)
* Cristobal Del Solar 6-1 Sr-R *** Vina del Mar, Chile (IMG Academies)
* Harry Ellis 5-11 Jr-R ** Southampton, England (Wildern School)
* Jonathan Keppler 6-0 Fr-R Marietta, GA (Kennesaw Mountain)
* Josh Lee 5-10 Sr *** Orange Park (Fleming Island)
* Jamie Li 5-10 Fr Bath, England
* Greyson Porter 5-6 Fr Clearwater (Shorecrest Prep)
Cristobal Del Solar Golf Week - 3rd Team All-American
All-Americans - 1
2017 Schedule and Results
|ROD MYERS INVIATIONAL
September 10-11, 2016, Durham, NC
|OLYMPIA FIELDS INVITATIONAL
September 16-18, 2016, Olympia Fields, Il
|JERRY PATE INVITATIONAL
October 3-4, 2016, Birmingham, Al
|SEA BEST INVITATIONAL
February 6-7, 2017, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl
|SUN TRUST GATOR INVITATIONAL
February 18-19, 2017, Gainesville, Fl
|QUERENICIA CABO COLLEGIATE
February 26-28, 2017, Los Cabos, Mexico
March 10-12, 2017
|VALSPAR COLLEGIATE INVITE
March 19-21, 2017, Palm City, Fl
|IRISH CREEK COLLEGIATE
April 8-9, 2017, Kannapolis, NC
April 21-22, 2017, Clinton, SC
|NCAA SAMMAMISH REGIONAL
May 15-17, 2017, Sammamish, Wa
May 26-29, 2017, Sugar Grove, Il
RefOverall Home Away Neutral ------------------------------------------------ FSU RECORD IS 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0
2017 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS 1 DUKE 850 2 CLEMSON 862 3 WAKE FOREST 867 4 FLORIDA STATE 868 5 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 873 6 VIRGINIA 874 7t GEORGIA TECH 883 7t NORTH CAROLINA 883 9 VIRGINIA TECH 893 10 NOTRE DAME 900 11 LOUISVILLE 905 12 BOSTON COLLEGE 921
2017 EOY StatsName Tournaments Rounds Par Low Strokes Wins Top10 Ave ======================================================================== Cristobal Del Solar 10 31 17 65 2,203 1 5 71.06 Harry Ellis 13 39 24 65 2,793 0 3 71.62 Josh Lee 13 39 12 66 2,834 0 1 72.67 Bennett Baker 7 21 9 68 1,537 0 2 73.19 Jonathan Keppler 10 29 8 68 2,139 0 2 73.76 Anthony Alex 1 3 1 70 222 0 0 74.00 Corey Carlson 10 30 10 68 2,225 0 1 74.17 Jamie Li 4 11 4 69 816 0 0 74.18 Jake Carter 3 9 2 70 673 0 0 74.78 Greyson Porter 3 9 2 69 677 0 0 75.22
Seminoles in Third Place Through Two Rounds at Rod Myers Invitational
Redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler (-4) and redshhirt senior Cristobal Del Solar (-3) post top 5 individual scores to keep FSU toward the top of the field.
September 10, 2016
DURHAM, NC – A strong second round by the 18th-ranked Florida State Men’s Golf team leaves it in sole possession of third place through two rounds at the Rod Myers Invitational held at Duke University Golf Club.
Florida State’s 4-under overall score includes some ground to make up in order to catch first-place Wake Forest (-18), which leads by 14 strokes. Liberty is second among the 14-team field at 6-under.
Bolstering Florida State on Saturday afternoon were redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler and redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar. In his first official collegiate event, Keppler shot even-par in the opening round but carded a 68 in round two. Keppler has played particularly well on par-4 holes, averaging 3.90 (-2).
“We had a nice bounce back today from a poor finish to our first round,” FSU head coach Trey Jones said. “The second round of a 36-hole day shows me a lot about a player. Cristobal being our top returning player is leading by example. They are feeding off his competitive spirit. Jonathan Keppler played a very solid day. He has all the skills to be a great player.”
Keppler’s 4-under overall score has him tied for fourth individually. Del Solar continues to pick up where he left off, tying for fifth at 3-under. He shot a pair of 1-under 71s in each round, and leads all competitors with a 2-under score on par 3 holes.
Del Solar’s two rounds under par give him 38 for his career, moving into ninth on the FSU list.
Senior Josh Lee is even through two rounds, shooting a 73 (+1) in the first round and a 71 (-1) in round two. His highlight of the day came on the par-5, 493-yard ninth hole in the second round. Lee recorded one of FSU’s two eagles on the day, being joined by sophomore Corey Carlson’s eagle on the same hole.
Redshirt junior Harry Ellis shot 3-over on the day, finish well with an even-par second round where he birdied five of his first nine holes. Ellis is tied for 29th.
Carlson (+10) will look to finish strong in Sunday’s final round, while sophomore Bennett Baker is 7-over and playing unattached.
“This is a challenging golf course that requires excellent touch around the greens,” Jones added. “The greens are sloping and very fast. We had some big numbers today and didn't play
the par 5's like I want. We will need to clean that up in order to win golf tournaments.”
September 11, 2016
DURHAM, NC - A third-place finish at this weekend's Rod Myers Invitational at Duke University Country Club signaled an encouraging start to the 2016-17 season for 18th-ranked Florida State Men's Golf.
The Seminoles shot 6-under in their final round on Sunday, led by redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar's 6-under 66. The Chile native's impressive score is tied for his lowest single round of his career, also recording a 66 at the Gary Koch Invitational in 2015. For the tournament, he shot 9-under (70-71-66).
While FSU finished third overall at 10-under, Del Solar tied for second for his best finish of his career. It's the second Top-5 finish of his career as he placed fourth at the 2014 USF Intercollegiate.
"Cristobal had a great day today," FSU head coach Trey Jones said. "It's a tribute to him that he wasn't comfortable with his golf swing early and made eight birdies today and finished runner up."
In his final round, Del Solar had a run of five consecutive birdies from the fifth to ninth holes, which consisted of two par 4s, two par 5s and a par 3. His 32 on the front nine was complemented by his 34 on the back nine.
Wake Forest held on to win the 14-team tournament, shooting 23-under overall. Second-place Liberty shot 12-under for second place. Fellow ACC schools North Carolina (-6) and Duke (+2) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler had a memorable tournament debut, shooting 73 (+1) on Sunday and finishing 3-under (72-68-73) overall. The Marietta, Ga., native recorded a Top 10 finish, placing seventh in the field.
"Jonathan head three solid rounds and a top 10 finish. I believe we are going to see more of that in the future," Jones added.
Redshirt junior Harry Ellis had one of the best tournament performances of his career, shooting 1-over (75-72-70) to tie for 18th. He carded four birdies in his final round.
Senior Josh Lee tied for 27th at 4-over and finished his round with a 76, while sophomore Corey Carlson tied for 58th at 11-over. Fellow sophomore Bennett Baker golfed individually and also shot 11-over for the tournament.
"I am proud of the guys' effort this week," Jones said. "We had a lot of positives this week and several things were identified that we need to improve."
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Cristobal Del Solar 2t 70 71 66 207 Jonathan Keppler 7 72 68 73 213 Harry Ellis 18t 75 72 70 217 Josh Lee 27t 73 71 76 220 Corey Carlson 58t 81 73 73 227 Bennett Baker * 58t 75 80 72 227
Carlson, Lee Post Strong First Rounds at OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational.
Sophomore Corey Carlson (+2) and senior Josh Lee (+2) lead Florida State into a tie for sixth on the first day at Olympia Fields.
September 16, 2016
OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL - A couple of solid individual performances by sophomore Corey Carlson and senior Josh Lee have helped No. 18 Florida State Men's Golf into a tie for sixth place through the first round of the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational at Olympia Fields.
Playing on a difficult championship golf course, both student-athletes have been able to tame the arduous features that the course offers. Carlson (72/+2) and Lee (72/+2) are tied for 16th so far as tournament host Illinois carries a six-stroke advantage over Texas A&M at 6-under overall.
Texas A&M (E) is followed by Oklahoma State in third (+7), Purdue in fourth (+11), Baylor in fifth (+13) and FSU (+14), Texas and UNC in a share of sixth. The Seminoles shot 294 total, their highest score of the young season.
Carlson delivered a birdie on the par-4, 461-yard third hole, while Lee's lone birdie came at the par-4, 444-yard 10th hole. They each had three bogeys apiece and kept things steady with a bevy of pars.
Redshirt junior Harry Ellis continues to show development in his game, shooting a 4-over 74. After recording a 5-over 40 on the front nine, he battled back and shot 1-under on the back nine. His back nine included two birdies on the 13th and 17th holes, a par 4 and par 5, respectively.
Redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar, coming off a good showing in his first tournament in Durham, shot a 6-over 76. Talented redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler shot a 9-over 79.
Florida State led the
15-team field with 63 pars recorded, and is tied for first so far averaging an even score on the course's par 3 holes.
September 17, 2016
OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL - Redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar shot a 2-under 68 on Saturday to help push No. 18 Florida State Men's Golf into fifth place through the second round of the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational at Olympia Fields.
Del Solar's 68 on Saturday is his career low at Olympia Fields Country Club, with it being his eighth round played as a Seminole. The Chile native's previous low score at the championship course was a 74 in 2013.
"Cris is one of the best competitors I have coached," FSU head coach Trey Jones said. "He finds a way and never gives up on a hole. Our young guys are learning a lot from him."
Overall, the Seminoles shot eight strokes better with a 6-over 286. Del Solar is now tied for 18th at 4-over, using three birdies to his advantage with just one bogey in the second round. Illinois remains in first place at 6-under, followed by Texas A&M (+15), Oklahoma State (+17), UNC (+19) and FSU.
Senior Josh Lee is FSU's overall leader at 3-under, shooting a 71 on Saturday. He birdied the par-5, 576-yard 15th hole to help his steady round. Through two rounds he is shooting 1-under on par 5 holes at Olympia Fields.
Lee (29) and Del Solar (27) are first and second, respectively, in pars among all individuals.
"Our seniors carried us today. Their experience in this tournament and environments like this is so important," Jones added."
Redshirt junior Harry Ellis is tied for 36th at 8-over after finishing with a 74. His lone birdie came on the 17th hole, par-4, 455-yarder. Included in his round was a 36 on the back nine.
Redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler rebounded with a 3-over 73 in the second round and is 12-over total. Sophomore Corey Carlson is currently 11-over.
September 18, 2016
OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL - The No. 18 Florida State Men's Golf team ended its stay at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational with a fifth-place finish on Sunday, shooting 27-over for the three-day tournament at Olympia Fields.
Florida State shot an 867 overall (294-286-287), including a 7-over 287 in the final round. Redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar shot under par for the second consecutive day, closing with a 1-under 69 and tying for 12th overall at 3-over. He recorded four birdies in his final round and his only notable blemish was a double bogey on the final 18th hole.
Del Solar is off to a good start in the fall season, tying for second at the Rod Myers Invitational last weekend and following with a good performance in Illinois. This weekend, he shot 1-under on par 3 holes and 1-under on par 5 holes.
Lee turned in a 1-over 71 on Sunday and shot 4-over cumulatively to tie for 15th. He finished his final round in style with consecutive birdies to close out the day.
Redshirt junior Harry Ellis tied for 29th at 9-over, shooting a 1-over 71. He delivered four birdies in his final round. Sophomore Corey Carlson (+17) and redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler ended with a tie for 54th and a 71st-place finish, respectively.
This weekend was FSU's ninth consecutive season participating in the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational. Tournament host Illinois won the invite at 5-over, followed by Oklahoma State (+18) in second, Texas A&M (+24) in third and North Carolina (+26) in fourth.
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Cristobal Del Solar 12t 76 68 69 213 Josh Lee 15t 72 71 71 214 Harry Ellis 29t 74 74 71 219 Corey Carlson 54t 72 79 76 227 Jonathan Keppler 71 79 73 81 233
Ellis Eyeing Best Finish.
October 03, 2016BIRMINGHAM, AL – Redshirt junior Harry Ellis of the 17th-ranked Florida State Men’s Golf team is tied for fourth through two rounds at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate located at Old Overton Golf Club in Birmingham, Ala. FSU is seventh overall.
Ellis is 3-under overall after shooting a 68 (-2) in the first round followed by a 69 (-1) in round two as 36 holes of golf were played throughout Monday. The Southampton, England, native is two shots off leader Matthew Perrine (-5) of Baylor heading into Tuesday’s final round.
Ellis’ career-low single round score is 67 at the 2014 Seminole Intercollegiate. He has shown good development through his first two tournaments played in the fall, sitting third on the Seminoles with a 72.76 scoring average entering Monday’s rounds. His lowest tournament score at FSU is a 215 at the 2014 Seminole Intercollegiate, while his best finish is tied for 16th at last year’s FSU tournament.
The FSU veteran golfer strung together nine birdies through the first two rounds, tying for the most of anyone in the tournament. In his second-round 69, he recorded six birdies including two sequences on holes 1-2 and 15-16 where they came in back-to-back fashion.
He posted three birdies in his first round played. Ellis was especially impressive on the Old Overton Golf Club’s 12 par-4 holes, combining to shoot 5-under which was tied for fourth best among all golfers in the field.
Florida State remains 15 shots back of tournament leaders Baylor (-2) and Auburn (-2). UAB (+4) is in third place, followed by UNLV (+7), Arkansas (+10) and Michigan (+12). Tournament host Alabama is in eighth (+14), followed by South Alabama (+18) and Charlotte (+18), Mississippi State (+19) and UTSA (+25).
The Seminoles are +13 overall (573), which includes a first-round 291 and a second-round 282 that was eight strokes lower.
Tee times for Tuesday’s final round include freshman Jake Carter at 9:50 a.m., sophomore Corey Carlson (10 a.m.), senior Josh Lee (10:10 a.m.), redshirt junior Cristobal Del Solar (10:20 a.m.) and Ellis (10:30 a.m.).
Del Solar is tied for 25th at 4-over, which included a 1-over 71 in the first round. Lee shot a 75 in the first round but rebounded with an even-par 70 in the second, recording five birdies over his final 18 holes played.
Carlson got off to an inauspicious beginning when he carded a 9-over 79 through his first 18 holes. But the Green Cove Springs, Fla., native battled back with a 70 in the second round, also aided by five birdies in the frame.
Carter made his collegiate debut and shot a 77 and 73 in his first and second rounds, respectively.
October 4, 2016
BIRMINGHAM, AL - After two good rounds on Monday, redshirt junior Harry Ellis followed with a 1-over 71 in his final round on Tuesday to tie for fifth (-2 overall) at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate held at Old Overton Golf Club in Birmingham, Ala.
The fifth-place finish is a career best for Ellis, eclipsing his previous best finish of 16th at the 2014 Seminole Intercollegiate. The Southampton, England, native's three-day score of 208 (68-69-71) was seven strokes better than his former career low of 215.
Ellis' ability to put himself in good position off the tee allowed him for easier shots on several holes. Known as one of FSU's longest drivers, he played the course well in all three rounds on Monday and Tuesday.
"The golf course allowed me to play to my strengths, that being distance off the tee and iron play," Ellis said following his fifth-place finish. "I only hit one driver this whole tournament around a course that measures 7,200 yards, par 70. Putting myself in good position off the tee always allowed me to play aggressive with my iron play."
His tee shots were key to setting the tone for the rest of each hole. Even when he missed on a few approach shots, he at least avoided higher scores. In 54 holes played he only double bogeyed once.
"I felt I was swinging really good," Ellis added. "At times I missed a few approach shots in spots that were tough up and downs, but generally I executed extremely well over this tournament and made a good bunch of birdies, meaning I holed some good putts too."
Ellis recorded 12 birdies in his three rounds played, and tied for the course lead by shooting 3-under on par-5 holes. Ellis also tied for second in par-4 situations, shooting 5-under.
Florida State recorded its highest score of the tournament in the final round, shooting 16-over on Tuesday. FSU finished 10th out of the 12 teams in the tournament. Auburn won the tournament at even par, while UNLV finished second at 1-over. The Running Rebels were the only team to finish under par in the final round, shooting 6-under.
Redshirt junior Cristobal Del Solar shot a 3-over 73 on Tuesday and tied for 24th overall at 7-over. Senior Josh Lee shot a 74 in the final round and tied for 28th at 9-over.
Sophomore Corey Carlson tied for 53rd at 17-over while freshman Jake Carter finished his first tournament tying for 55th (18-over).
Despite posting a 10th-place finish on Tuesday, FSU recorded a pair of Top-5 showings in its previous two fall tournaments. The Seminoles were third at the Rod Myers Invitational at Duke and fifth at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational.
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Harry Ellis 5t 68 69 71 208 Cristobal Del Solar 24t 71 73 73 217 Josh Lee 28t 75 70 74 219 Corey Carlson 53t 79 70 78 227 Jake Carter 55t 77 73 78 228
Noles Tied at Fourth Through Two Rounds at Sea Best Invitational.
Redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar is tied for fourth among all golfers at 3-under.
February 6, 2017
PONTE VEDRA, FL - Redshirt senior golfer Cristobal Del Solar ignited Florida State Men's Golf on Day one of the season-opening Sea Best Invitational held at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He is tied for fourth at 3-under (70-67) through two rounds while the Seminoles are also tied for fourth.
Florida State shot 2-over (281-281) through the first two rounds of action at the Dye's Valley course. Florida (-8) currently has a one-stroke lead over second-place North Carolina (-7), while Lipscomb (+1) sits in third.
Del Solar finished the day with a good second round, shooting a 3-under 67 as he capitalized with four birdies to just one bogey. He is one of 10 golfers in the field shooting under par on par 4 holes, with an average score of 3.96 (-1) in the category. His eight birdies are tied for fifth amongst the field.
The Chile native shot an even-par 70 in his first round, adding four birdies in the round. Del Solar has birdied the 5-par, 559-yard 16th hole in both rounds.
Redshirt junior Harry Ellis is tied for 14th at 1-over (67-74). He tied his lowest career score in a round with a 3-under 67 in the opening round, tying the 67 he put up in the 2014 Seminole Intercollegiate. Despite recording a quadruple bogey on the first hole in round two, he battled back to shoot a 74 and keep himself in contention.
Sophomore Corey Carlson is tied for 25th at 4-over (74-70), while redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler joins him at 4-over (72-72). Senior Josh Lee (72-72) is also 4-over and tied for 25th.
unattached is freshman Greyson Porter, who won the Florida Junior title at TPC Sawgrass while in high school. The Clearwater, Fla., native debuted at 7-over (69-78) and is tied for 12th.
February 7, 2017
PONTE VEDRA, FL - The Florida State Men's Golf team tied for seventh in the season-opening Sea Best Invitational as the final round finished on Tuesday afternoon at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar continued his efficiency all around the course, finishing 1-under overall (70-67-72) to place seventh among all individuals. Del Solar's Top 10 finish is the eighth of his career. He was also one of just seven golfers to finish under par in the tournament.
"While the result was not up to our standards, there are always positives that you can take from every tournament," FSU head coach Trey Jones said. "The guys prepared well going into the event. The important thing is to trust what we are doing, not look for quick fixes, and results will come.
"There is nothing more important than confidence and we are not where we need to be in that area."
Florida won the Sea Best Invitational at 4-under overall, shooting 4-over in the final round to preserve the win. Lipscomb (+5) finished second, followed by Liberty (+9), Arkansas (+13), North Carolina (+15) and host Jacksonville (+17) in sixth.
Tying with FSU was UNF (+18), followed by Tennessee (+23), Campbell (+35), SMU (+41), East Carolina (+46), Charleston Southern (+57), Winthrop (+75) and USC Upstate (+82).
Senior Josh Lee tied for 25th after shooting a 3-over 73 in the final round on Tuesday. The Orange Park, Fla., native shot a 7-over 217 overall and preserved an even-par 35 on the back nine of the final round.
Redshirt junior Harry Ellis tied for 30th with a 9-over 219, joining redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler. Sophomore Corey Carlson finished at 10-over and tied for 36th, while freshman Greyson Porter shot 22-over and tied for 72nd unattached.
Ellis continued his marksmanship on par 3 holes, tying for third among all golfers at 2-under for the whole tournament. FSU posted an average score of 3.03 (2-over) on par 3s, and finished third overall with 179 total pars.
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Cristobal Del Solar 7 70 67 72 209 Josh Lee 25t 72 72 73 217 Jonathan Keppler 30t 72 72 75 219 Harry Ellis 30t 67 74 78 219 Corey Carlson 36t 74 70 76 220 Greyson Porter * 72t 69 78 85 232
Del Solar’s 65 Highlights First-Day Showing by Seminoles.
Redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar shot an opening-round 65 (-5) as FSU Men’s Golf sits in fifth place through two rounds in Gainesville.
February 18, 2017
GAINESVILLE, FL – Redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar’s opening-round 65 (-5) highlighted Florida State Men’s Golf’s fifth-place showing through the first two rounds of the SunTrust Gator Invitational on Saturday at Mark Bostick Golf Course.
Del Solar is currently tied for third among all participants through two rounds, finishing even on the day after shooting a 5-over 75 in the second round. But the Chile native’s first-round 65 was a career low, and included six birdies and just one bogey.
Del Solar tied for the best score throughout the day on par 4 holes, shooting 3-under.
FSU shot an 8-over 288 in the first round, then a 10-over 290 in the second round. Its +18 score trails current leader Arkansas (+6) by 12 strokes. Missouri (+11) is in second, followed by Florida (+13) and Jacksonville (+16).
Redshirt junior Harry Ellis is tied for 19th at 5-over, finishing strong with a 1-under 69 in the second round. He recorded four birdies in his final round of the day, including three that occurred on par-4 holes.
Senior Josh Lee is tied for 33rd at 6-over, and redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler is tied for 53rd at 9-over. Senior Anthony Alex shot 12-over, and Jamie Li is 15-over through the first two rounds.
GAINESVILLE, FL - The Florida State Men's Golf team recorded its best round of the SunTrust Gator Invitational on Sunday, shooting a 2-over 282 to finish fifth in the tournament held at Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla.
Redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar shot even-par for the entire tournament, shooting 70 on Sunday to tie for fourth overall. It is the third Top-5 finish of Del Solar's career, including his second of the year after tying for second at the Rod Myers Invitational in the fall 2016.
Sunday's final round was an adventurous one for Del Solar, who totaled seven birdies along with a triple bogey, a double bogey and two bogeys. The experienced Seminole was third among all individuals with 14 total birdies in the tournament.
Through five tournaments since the fall, the native of Chile has an average score of 70.40 and already has five rounds in the 60s.
Florida State shot 20-over (288-290-282) for the tournament, including a low score of 2-over on Sunday. Redshirt junior Harry Ellis had the best score of the final round for FSU, shooting a 1-under 69. The Southampton, England, native and team captain recorded his second consecutive sub-70 round for the Seminoles and finished tied for 12th at 4-over.
Ellis' finish is the second-best of his career, only supplanted by his fifth-place finish at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate this fall. He recorded three birdies and just two bogeys in his final round and matches Del Solar with five sub-70 rounds since the fall.
Senior Josh Lee tied for 39th at 9-over (74-72-73). Fellow senior Anthony Alex had his best round of the SunTrust Gator Invitational with an even-par 70 and tied for 58th overall at 12-over. Redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler shot a 3-over 73 on Sunday and matched Alex with a 12-over score.
Freshman Jamie Li, who played individually, also recorded his best round at 5-over 75. He shot 20-over (78-77-75) over three rounds.
FSU has finished in the top five of 54 of its last 77 tournaments played, equivalent to 70.1 percent.
Arkansas won the tournament shooting 5-over (845). Missouri and Jacksonville tied for second at 12-over, followed by Florida (+13) and FSU (+20).
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Cristobal Del Solar 4t 65 75 70 210 Harry Ellis 12t 76 69 69 214 Josh Lee 39t 74 72 73 219 Anthony Alex 58t 78 74 70 222 Jonathan Keppler 58t 73 76 73 222 Jamie Li * 77 78 77 75 230
Men's Golf Tied for Eighth in Cabo.
February 27, 2017
LOS CABOS, MEXICO – Through two rounds of play at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate, the Florida State Men’s Golf team is tied for eighth at 12-over (288-292). FSU shot an 8-over 292 in the second round on Monday afternoon.
Senior Josh Lee was able to produce one of his best rounds of the 2016-17 year, shooting a 1-under 70 in the second round. Lee is tied for 29th overall at 2-over. He closed his round with two birdies in his final four holes, totaling four birdies on the day.
Freshman Greyson Porter also recorded a good round, shooting a 2-over 73 to leave him at 2-over and also tied for 29th. The Clearwater, Fla., native began the round in rough fashion, triple-bogeying his first hole followed by another bogey on a par 5. But the freshman bounced back with five birdies, which included three in four holes on the back nine, to turn his score around.
Redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler shot 2-over on Monday and is tied for 35th at 3-over for the tournament. The Marietta, Ga., native ended his round strong with a birdie on the sixth hole, a par-4, 439-yard setup.
Redshirt junior Harry Ellis had a 5-over 76 on Monday and is tied for 42nd at 5-over. Freshman Jake Carter shot 6-over and is also 5-over for the tournament.
Oklahoma State (16) leads by
three strokes over Texas (-13), followed by Baylor (-4), Washington (even), Wake Forest (+4), Vanderbilt (+6) and Duke (+7) in seventh. FSU is tied with Houston for eighth.
February 28, 2017
LOS CABOS, MEXICO - Redshirt junior Harry Ellis recorded a career-low 6-under 65 in Tuesday's final round at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate to finish tied for 21st overall. Florida State Men's Golf placed 10th in the tournament, finishing 14-over (288-292-286).
Ellis started hot and remained that way in the final round, carding an eagle on the par-5 ninth hole, which was his second hole of the day. The team captain and England native had five more birdies, and now has six rounds in the 60s in his quality 2016-17 year.
Ellis' 65 tied for the low round of the tournament among all players, matching Wake Forest's Paul McBride and his first-round 65 as well as USF's Claudio Correa's third-round score.
Senior Josh Lee finished with a 2-over 73 on Tuesday and tied for 35th at 4-over. Redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler shot a 1-over 72 on the final day and also tied for 35th at 4-over for the tournament.
Freshman Greyson Porter had a 76 and tied for 50th (7-over 220), while freshman Jake Carter tied for 56th at 9-over through his three rounds. Sophomore Corey Carlson was 16-over for the tournament.
The Seminoles recorded the most pars of any other team at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate with 175. Lee tied for the most of any individual with 41, while Keppler was tied for third with 40.
Oklahoma State won in Cabo after shooting 29-under par (273-279-271).
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Harry Ellis 21t 71 76 65 212 Jonathan Keppler 35t 72 73 72 217 Josh Lee 35t 74 70 73 217 Greyson Porter 50t 71 73 76 220 Jake Carter * 56t 70 77 75 222 Corey Carlson 68t 75 76 78 229
Florida State Shines in First Round at Seminole Intercollegiate.
Seven of the eight competing Seminoles shoot under par as FSU Men's Golf is second at 14-under.
March 10, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, FL - Friday's first round of the Seminole Intercollegiate was a good one for Florida State Men's Golf. The Seminoles shot a 14-under 274 at Southwood Golf Club to sit one shot out of first place.
Seven of the eight competing Seminoles shot under par on one of their home courses, consistently putting together quality scores. FSU trails tournament leader Penn State (-15) by one stroke, while Georgia Tech (-12) sits in third place and West Virginia (-11) in fourth.
FSU's 14-under 274 total was its best single round of the 2016-17 year. Redshirt junior Harry Ellis continues his great ascension with a 5-under 67, now his seventh round in the 60s this year. The England native collected seven birdies and shot a 33 on the back nine. Another strong showing for Ellis boosts his chances for competing at the Arnold Palmer Cup on the European side.
Ellis' seven birdies is tied for the most among individuals with VCU's Alister Balcombe and Georgia Tech's Luke Schniederjans. The leaders among the field include Schniederjans (66) and Penn State's Cole Miller (66).
Sophomore Bennett Baker emerged with a strong round on Friday, shooting a 4-under 68 to tie for eighth among the field. The Tallahassee and Chiles High School native recorded four of his six birdies on the front nine, where he shot a 33.
Sophomore Corey Carlson and senior Josh Lee each shot 3-under 69s. Redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler produced a 2-under 70, while freshman Jake Carter started Florida State off on the right foot with a 70 of his own.
Freshman Jamie Li was steady with a 1-under 71, while freshman Greyson Porter shot a 2-over 74.
The Seminoles lead the field with 27 birdies through the first round, and also dominated the course's 10 par-4 holes. FSU combined to shoot 10-under on par 4s and 9-under on par 5s.
March 11, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State Men's golfer Harry Ellis recorded a six-under 66 in the second round of the Seminole Intercollegiate on Saturday afternoon at Southwood Golf Club. His big day leaves FSU (-24) two shots behind first-place Penn State (-26).
Ellis finished in the 60s for the third consecutive round, leaving him tied with Penn State's Cole Miller for the player lead at 11-under. The England native recorded a huge finish in his final three holes, collecting an eagle on the par-5 16th, a birdie on the par-3 17th and another birdie on the par-4 18th.
Ellis' big finish helped the Seminoles gain three strokes on the Nittany Lions. In third place is Georgia Tech (-20), followed by Troy (-15) and West Virginia (-13).
Ellis and the Seminoles lead the field in par 4 scoring, shooting 11-under in the first two rounds. FSU has also used 46 birdies to its advantage, the most among any team in the Seminole Intercollegiate. Ellis is tied for the player lead on par 4 scoring at 5-under.
Redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler is also in the Top 10, tying for 10th through two rounds at 5-under overall. On Saturday, the Marietta, Ga., native strung together five birdies to just two bogeys and carded a 3-under 69. It is Keppler's third round under par this year.
Playing as an individual, sophomore Corey Carlson is also tied for 10th at 5-under after posting a 2-under 70 on Saturday. The Green Cove Springs, Fla., native got off to a big start with a 32 on the front nine which included four birdies.
Senior Josh Lee is tied for 13th along with freshman Jamie Li, both showing overall scores at 4-under. Li was solid in the second round with a 3-under 69, where he recorded six birdies. It was Li's best round of his young career.
Sophomore Bennett Baker has kept himself in the hunt as well, shooting an even-72 and staying at 4-under overall and tied for 13th. He is one of six Seminoles in the Top 15 of the Seminole Intercollegiate standings.
Freshman Jake Carter is tied for 57th at 4-over. Fellow freshman Greyson Porter is also at 4-over.
The Seminoles will attempt to win their second Seminole Intercollegiate in the last three years on Sunday, and will go for their 12th
win at their home tournament.
March 12, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, FL - There was an enormous amount of quality golf that took place this weekend in Tallahassee, and Florida State Men's Golf was right in the thick of it. The Seminoles broke their own course record by shooting 28-under to tie for second at the Seminole Intercollegiate on Sunday afternoon.
Penn State shot a 31-under 833 (273-277-283) to win the team title, while Georgia Tech tied FSU shooting a 28-under 836 (276-280-280). Penn State's Cole Miller won the individual title at 15-under, but FSU redshirt junior Harry Ellis placed second with an impressive 13-under score.
Florida State's aggregate 28-under 836 breaks its previous low at Southwood Golf Course held by the 2013 team that included both Daniel Berger and Hank Lebioda. That team shot a 25-under 839 to win the tournament by seven shots.
Ellis' 13-under 203 (67-66-70) score is the lowest of his career, while his second-place finish is also the best of his career. It is his second Top-5 finish of his career, as he tied for fifth at the 2016 Jerry Pate Intercollegiate. He finished with 16 birdies in the tournament, tying for the most in the field.
"Our goal was to compete to win 54 holes and we did that," FSU head coach Trey Jones said. "We are a better team now than we were a month ago and we will keep improving. I want to thank all Seminoles who came out and supported us."
Three Seminoles finished in the Top 15, including Ellis, redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler (-8; tied for eighth) and sophomore Corey Carlson (-6: tied for 14th; individual). Keppler shot FSU's best round on Sunday with a 3-under 69, which included two birdies in his last three holes played to help FSU stay in the hunt for the team title.
"We had a great week," added Keppler. "It's a good feeling having a chance to win the tournament coming down the stretch. Obviously it wasn't the outcome we wanted but it is something we can build off of. I had a very steady week. I am pleased with how I played. I am looking forward to the rest of this semester."
Carlson had himself a very good three-day performance at Southwood, with his six-under 210 being the lowest score of his young career. The Green Cove Springs, Fla., native finished his round with a 1-under 71 and tied for his lowest round of his career with a first-round 69 on Friday.
Sophomore and Tallahassee native Bennett Baker tied for 20th after going 4-under over his three rounds. Baker collected four birdies and shot an even-par 72 on Sunday.
Senior Josh Lee tied for 22nd shooting a 3-under 213. Freshman Jamie Li tied for 34th (+1) and freshman Jake Carter tied for 63rd at 7-over. Fellow freshman Greyson Porter tied for 69th.
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Harry Ellis 2 67 66 70 203 Jonathan Keppler 8t 70 69 69 208 Corey Carlson * 14t 69 70 71 210 Bennett Baker 20t 68 72 72 212 Josh Lee 22t 69 71 73 213 Jamie Li * 34t 71 69 77 217 Jake Carter 63t 70 78 75 223 Greyson Porter * 69t 74 74 77 225
Carlson Leads Men's Golf to Second.
ATHENS, GA – Sophomore Florida State men’s golfer Corey Carlson shot a 5-under 139 (71-68) to help the Seminoles to a second-place finish at Monday’s two-round Southern Intercollegiate held at Athens Country Club.
The Seminoles continued their good ball-striking from this past weekend’s Seminole Intercollegiate, shooting 9-under (289-278) and only trailing tournament champion Lipscomb (-12). It is the second time FSU finished second in as many days after tying for the runner-up spot at the Seminole Intercollegiate.
Carlson was among the best in par 3 scoring, shooting 2-under on the shorter holes. His 11 birdies in 36 rounds played tied for the third-most in the field. The Green Cove Springs, Fla., native’s tied-for-third finish is the best of his career.
Florida State shot 22-under on par 5 holes, only supplanted by Oklahoma (-23). Collectively it shot 2-over on par 3s, aided tremendously by redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler’s hole-in-one on the par-3 eighth hole that is 176 yards.
Redshirt junior Harry Ellis had another good showing, going 2-under (71-71) on Monday. He registered eight birdies on the day.
Sophomore Bennett Baker continues to improve, tying for 18th at even par (76-68). His 68 in the second round included an eagle on the par-5, 444-yard sixth hole.
Senior Josh Lee tied for 23rd at 1-over and freshman Jamie Li played individually and compiled another good round. The young talent shot 1-under in his two rounds, finishing with a 71 to end his day well.
Six teams in the Golfstat Top 50 competed in Monday’s event, including Lipscomb (43), FSU (30), Oklahoma (13, third), Arkansas (24, fourth), Kennesaw State (44, fifth) and Georgia (19, seventh).
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ===== Corey Carlson 3t 71 68 139 Harry Ellis 12t 71 71 142 Jamie Li * 18t 73 71 144 Bennett Baker 18t 76 68 144 Josh Lee 23t 71 74 145 Jonathan Keppler 44t 79 71 150
Florida State Men's Golf Tied for 11th at Valspar.
Cristobal Del Solar is tied for 21st with a 3-over 74.
March 19, 2017
PALM CITY, FL - The Florida State Men's Golf team is tied for 11th through the first round at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational that took place on Sunday afternoon at Floridian National Golf Club.
The Seminoles shot a 19-over 303 on a day where none of the field finished below par. Ten of the 14 teams competing in the tournament are ranked in the Golfstat Top 50, showing just how difficult the course has played so far.
Texas A&M leads at 4-over, followed by Wake Forest (+7), North Texas (+8), Texas (+11) and Houston (+11).
Redshirt junior Cristobal Del Solar shot a 3-over 74 to sit in 21st place, recording an eagle on the par-5 seventh hole to highlight his day. Redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler went 4-over on Sunday, collecting four birdies.
Senior Josh Lee joined Keppler at 4-over, stringing together 13 pars on a day where anything even was a positive.
Redshirt junior Harry Ellis is tied for 59th at 8-over, while sophomore Corey Carlson is tied for 71st at
March 20, 2017
PALM CITY, FL - An improvement was made in the second round of the Valspar Collegiate Invitational for Florida State Men's Golf, shooting a 3-over 287 on Monday as it sits in 10th place at one of the nation's toughest tournaments.
FSU is currently at 22-over through two rounds, but shaved 16 strokes off its aggregate score from Sunday. Senior Josh Lee was one of just 13 golfers who shot under par in the second round, carding a 1-under 70. Lee is tied for 18th overall at 3-over.
Lee recorded just two holes above par on Monday and drained four birdies. Two came on par 4 holes while the other two came in par 5 situations.
Redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler had another solid round, shooting an even par 71 which included four birdies on the back nine. Keppler shot 33 on the back nine at Floridian Golf Club.
Redshirt junior Cristobal Del Solar had a 3-over 74 and is tied for 33rd at six-over through two rounds. Redshirt junior Harry Ellis swung it well with a closing 1-over 72 in the second round, and is tied for 49th at 9-over. Ellis tied with Keppler for the most birdies on the day with four.
Sophomore Corey Carlson is tied for 71st at 16-over.
Florida State leads the field in par 5 scoring at 8-under while sitting second with 110 pars made in the first two rounds.
March 21, 2017
PALM CITY, FL - The Florida State Men's Golf team completed one of the nation's toughest tournaments on Tuesday afternoon, finishing 10th at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational held at Floridian Golf Club in Palm City, Fla.
ACC counterpart Wake Forest (+7) won the arduous 14-team event, while Georgia Tech (+8), Oklahoma State (+9), Texas (+12) and LSU (+12) posted Top-5 finishes.
"We felt like we were playing well coming here this week," FSU head coach Trey Jones said. "This is a very good golf course that will expose a weakness if you're not sharp. As with most young golfers, our misses were too big and resulted in scores worse than bogey. We didn't make enough birdies to create momentum."
Creating a little momentum for himself in the final round was redshirt junior Cristobal Del Solar, who shot a 1-under 70 and tied for 20th at 5-over for the tournament. The Chile native's final round was one where he had minimal mistakes, totaling two birdies, one bogey and 15 pars.
In all six tournaments Del Solar has played this year, he has finished 24th or higher. This includes three Top-10 and two Top-5 finishes.
Senior Josh Lee tied Del Solar for the team's lowest score overall at 5-over, shooting a two-over 73 on his final day. He tied with Del Solar, sophomore Corey Carlson and redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler for the team lead with three final-round birdies. His only blemish was a double bogey on the long par-4, 493-yard 18th hole.
Keppler tied for 35th overall at 8-over, finishing with a 4-over 75 on Tuesday. Redshirt junior Harry Ellis shot an even 71 in the final round and went 9-over during the three rounds. Carlson tied for 68th at 18-over.
FSU ended the tournament as the leader in the field with 172 pars, as Del Solar led all golfers with 39.
"Our effort is never in question. We need this to be a learning experience and be better prepared when we meet a similar challenge in the post-season," Jones added. "We will be ready to play in Charlotte."
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Cristobal Del Solar 20t 74 74 70 218 Josh Lee 20t 75 70 73 218 Jonathan Keppler 35t 75 71 75 221 Harry Ellis 40t 79 72 71 222 Corey Carlson 68t 82 76 73 231
Josh Lee Leads the Field at Irish Creek.
The senior golfer for Florida State shot a 7-under through two rounds at the Cabarrus County Irish Creek Intercollegiate, sitting in first place.
April 8, 2017
KANNAPOLIS, NC - It was an epic Saturday for Florida State Men's golfer Josh Lee, as his 7-under 135 (66-69) through two rounds leads the field at the Cabarrus County Irish Creek Intercollegiate played at the Club at Irish Creek.
The Orange Park, Fla., native opened the tournament with a season-low 66, catching fire with five consecutive birdies from holes 2-6. He totaled seven birdies to just two bogeys. His eye-opening 66 is behind only teammates Cristobal Del Solar and Harry Ellis for the low round by a Seminole this year, with both of them shooting 65s.
Lee added a 2-under 69 to finish the day strong in the second round.
Lee is in first place (-7), followed by FSU sophomore Bennett Baker in second (-6) and Del Solar (-5) is tied for third. The Seminoles are in second place at 9-under overall (286-273), shooting 11-under as a unit in the second round to put themselves right in contention.
Kennesaw State is two strokes ahead of FSU at 11-under, while UNF (-8) is in third place and UNCG (-4) and Wake Forest (-4) are tied for fourth.
Baker, a Tallahassee native, was in a groove on Saturday. He shot an opening-round 68 where he totaled seven birdies, then followed with another 68 in the second round that featured four birdies and steadier play with 13 pars made. Baker is playing this weekend's tournament individually, and his scores do not count toward the team results.
Del Solar carded his second eagle of the season in his second round, needing just three shots to get to the bottom of the cup on the par-5, 541-yard sixth hole. Del Solar and Baker are tied for the lead in par 3 scoring at 2.75, while FSU is tied for the team lead in par 3 scoring at +1.
Redshirt junior Harry Ellis is tied for 14th after shooting 1-under Saturday, recording a 2-over 73 in the first round and following with a 3-under 68 in the second.
Redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler is tied for 54th at 4-over, while freshman Jamie Li is tied for 86th at +12.
April 9, 2017
KANNAPOLIS, NC - Redshirt senior Florida State Men's golfer Cristobal Del Solar won his first tournament title on Sunday, shooting an 8-under 205 (72-65-68) to finish on top at the Cabarrus County Irish Creek Intercollegiate at the Club at Irish Creek.
It was a 1-2 finish for the Seminoles, as senior Josh Lee shot 7-under overall to take second place. As a team, Florida State finished in third place at 10-under (286-273-283).
Del Solar entered this weekend's tournament with two Top-5 finishes already this year, including a runner-up spot at the Rod Myers Invitational in Durham, N.C. The win on Sunday is the first of his career, shooting a 3-under 68 in his final round. He was bolstered by his 65 in the second round.
The Chile native recorded four birdies in his final round. A key to his sharp-shooting weekend was his efficiency on par 3 holes, leading the field with an aggregate 3-under score on the short holes. Del Solar began the weekend as Golfstat's 18th-ranked individual in the country, a ranking that is sure to rise following his win.
Del Solar's aggregate score of 205 is his lowest this season. His career best score is a 203 at the 2014 USF Invitational.
Florida State's 1-2 finish between Del Solar and Lee is the first time FSU has swept first and second place in a tournament since 2013. In that year, current PGA Tour golfer Daniel Berger (first) and Chase Seiffert (tied for second) went 1-2 at the Seminole Intercollegiate.
Lee recorded an even-par 71 on Sunday, shooting a 7-under 206 (66-69-71) overall. He finished in the Top 4 in par 3 (tied for fourth at 1-under) and par 5 (tied for third at 6-under) scoring. His 206 tournament score is a career low.
Sophomore Bennett Baker delivered the second Top 10 finish of his career, tying his low tournament score with a 2-under 211 (68-68-75). The Tallahassee, Fla., native tied for ninth overall with 12 total birdies over his three rounds. Baker played individually, so his score did not count toward FSU's team total.
Redshirt junior Harry Ellis tied for 25th at 1-over (214), while redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler (+6) tied for 47th. Freshman Jamie Li finished 12-over.
UNF won the tournament shooting 14-under. Wake Forest (-12) finished in second place, followed by FSU in third, Kennesaw State (-9) in fourth and North Carolina (-2) in fifth.
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Cristobal Del Solar 1 72 65 68 205 Josh Lee 2 66 69 71 206 Bennett Baker * 10t 68 68 75 211 Harry Ellis 25t 73 68 73 214 Jonathan Keppler 47t 75 71 73 219 Jamie Li 74t 77 77 71 225
Noles Impress in First Round at ACC Championship.
Florida State Men's Golf is in second place after shooting a 10-under 278 through the first day at Musgrove Mill Golf Club.
April 21, 2017
CLINTON, SC - The Florida State Men's Golf team got itself off to a strong start in the first round of the ACC Championship, shooting a 10-under 278 to sit one stroke off the lead at Musgrove Mill Golf Club in Clinton, S.C.
The Seminoles trail only Duke, which shot 11-under on the first day. Leading FSU is redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar, who is tied for second place with a 5-under 67. Redshirt junior Harry Ellis is tied for fourth shooting 4-under in his first ACC Championship appearance.
Behind Duke and FSU is Clemson (-9), Georgia Tech (Even) and NC State (+3) in the Top five.
"We had a great month of preparation so I am glad to see it is starting to show," FSU head coach Trey Jones said after Friday's opening round. "We believe in each other, and that is a powerful thing this time of the year."
Del Solar proved once again why is deemed one of the top collegiate golfers in the nation, playing nearly bogey-free golf. The native of Chile and returning All-ACC golfer delivered six birdies and shot a 33 on the back nine. His 5-under showing on Friday is tied for his third-lowest round of the season, only eclipsed by a pair of 65s.
"Cris did what an All-American does and led the team out of the gate," Jones added.
Ellis' career year continues as he led the Seminoles with seven birdies. The England native and Arnold Palmer Cup selection helped FSU from the start, carding a 33 on the front nine before finishing up with a solid 35 on the back nine.
"Harry is capable of doing that on any day and on any course," Jones said with approval.
One of the X-factors for the Seminoles has been sophomore Bennett Baker, who is tied for 12th with a 2-under 70. Like Ellis, the Tallahassee native was aided by a quick start when he shot 34 on the front nine. Four of the last five rounds played by Baker have been under par.
Senior Josh Lee played a huge role in helping FSU move up the team leaderboard. The senior from Orange Park, Fla., shot a 5-over 41 on the front nine, including five bogeys in his first nine holes. But the senior leader turned things around dramatically, carding a 4-under 32 on the back nine to finish 1-over (75) on the day.
Redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler added a 7-over 79 on Friday.
April 22, 2017
CLINTON, SC - The Florida State Men's Golf team ended its stay in South Carolina with a fourth-place finish at the ACC Championship, which hosted the final two rounds on Saturday at Musgrove Mill Golf Club.
The Seminoles totaled 4-over par (278-300-290) on a day where most scores across the board were higher. Sophomore golfer Bennett Baker completed his good weekend by shooting a 2-under 214 (70-73-71) over the three rounds, tying for eighth place. Over the course of his two rounds on Saturday, the Chiles High School product moved up three spots from his starting position.
Redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar completed his fifth Top 10 finish of the year, tying for 10th at 1-under (67-74-74) overall. Baker and Del Solar were two of just 13 individuals in the field to finish under par. Del Solar tied for the lowest average score among all golfers on par 4 holes, averaging 3.93. His 15 birdies recorded were also tied for the most.
Duke ran away with the ACC title after shooting 14-under. Clemson was a distant second-place finisher at 2-under, followed by Wake Forest (+3), FSU, NC State (+9), Virginia (+10), Georgia Tech (+19), North Carolina (+19), Virginia Tech (+29), Notre Dame (+36), Louisville (+41) and Boston College (+50).
Among all teams, FSU finished second in par 5 scoring (-18) and birdies (50).
Redshirt junior Harry Ellis tied for 18th overall after shooting 3-over, which ended with an even-par 72 in his final round. Senior Josh Lee tied for 22nd at 4-over, and redshirt freshman Jonathan Keppler tied for 56th at 21-over.
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Bennett Baker 8t 70 73 71 214 Cristobal Del Solar 10t 67 74 74 215 Harry Ellis 18t 68 79 72 219 Josh Lee 22t 73 74 73 220 Jonathan Keppler 56t 79 80 78 237
Lee's Play Sparks Men's Golf in Round One.
May 15, 2017
SAMMAMISH, WA – Senior Josh Lee came up big once again in NCAA postseason play, this time shooting a 4-under 67 to spark No. 24 Florida State Men's Golf to a two-stroke lead through the first round of the NCAA Washington Regional on Monday afternoon.
Playing at a difficult course at Aldarra Golf Club in Sammamish, Wash., Lee continued his stint of NCAA postseason success with a strong showing on Monday. He totaled five birdies and bogeyed just one hole, sitting in second place overall in the individual leaderboard.
It was in last year's NCAA Kohler Regional where Lee secured an important 3-under 69 in the final round to help FSU reach its fifth consecutive NCAA Championship. His play has helped FSU stay clear of a Top-5 finish by nine strokes.
Lee executed the most in his nine par 4 holes played, sitting second among all golfers at 3-under in par 4 scoring.
Top-ranked Southern California (-4) is in second place, followed by Alabama (-1), Kent State (+3) and Texas A&M (+3).
“We talked about getting all five guys in the round and we did that,” FSU head coach Trey Jones said. “This is a very hard golf course that requires execution and discipline. The seniors did what they needed to do today.”
Redshirt senior and All-ACC Team member Cristobal Del Solar is tied for sixth after shooting a 2-under 69. The native of Chile tied Lee for the team lead with five birdies, carding a 35 on the back nine and a 34 on the front.
It was Del Solar's ninth round recorded in the 60s this year. In his nine tournaments played, including the NCAA Regional so far, he has posted at least one round in the 60s in seven of those tournaments played.
Sophomore Corey Carlson came up with a good first-round performance, shooting a second-round 69 that ties for his second-lowest of the year. The Green Cove Springs, Fla., native is tied for 10th individually, recording three birdies and two bogeys on the day.
Sophomore Bennett Baker is tied for 21st at 1-over, but the shot of the day came from his club. On a par-4,
475-yard 16th hole, he carded an eagle. Redshirt junior Harry Ellis came back from an off start by recording a 34 on the front nine after starting out at 39 on the back. He is tied for 27th at
May 16, 2017
SAMMAMISH, WA - Redshirt junior Harry Ellis produced a clutch second-round performance in a rain-delayed day at the NCAA Washington Regional, shooting a 5-under 66 on Tuesday. No. 24 Florida State Men's Golf is second overall at 2-under and trails top-ranked USC by only three strokes.
Ellis ended his first round on Monday as the non-counting score after going 2-over at Aldarra Golf Club. Despite battling the rainy conditions that produced over a four-hour delay on Tuesday, Ellis' story was much different. The England native collected six birdies and shot a pair of 33s on the front and back nines to head into the final round with great momentum.
Ellis, an All-ACC Team and Arnold Palmer Cup selection, is fourth overall at 3-under. His 66 is the lowest score by a Seminole in NCAA postseason play since Chase Seiffert shot the same score at the 2013 NCAA Tallahassee Regional held at Golden Eagle.
The cutline is 12-over with Alabama in fifth place. Following USC at 5-under and FSU at 2-under is third-place Kent State (+1) and Penn State (+10).
Senior Josh Lee is at even-par overall after shooting a 4-over 75 on Tuesday. Lee's lone birdie came on the par-5, 12th hole that is 516 yards in length. He is tied for seventh in the field.
Redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar is tied for 13th at 1-over, carding a 3-over 74 on Tuesday. Sophomore Corey Carlson hung in there with a 3-over 74 on Tuesday, tying for 16th through two rounds at 2-over.
Sophomore Bennett Baker is tied for 27th at 4-over.
Florida State leads all teams in par 5 scoring at 15-under, averaging 4.63 on par 5 holes. With Ellis' substantial day, he is second among all golfers at the regional with a 3.89
scoring average on par 4s.
May 17, 2017
SAMMAMISH, WA - Golfing once again in chilly conditions in Wednesday's final round at the NCAA Washington Regional, Florida State Men's Golf did what it needed to do to clinch a sixth consecutive trip to NCAA Nationals.
The Seminoles shot 12-over in the final round, but it was plenty good enough to keep them in the top five of a tough regional that included five teams in the Golfstat Top 30 and nine in the Top 50. FSU shot 10-over in its three rounds of play (278-288-296).
With Wednesday's clincher to next week's NCAA Championships in Sugar Grove, Ill., the Seminoles extended their impressive NCAA Finals appearances streak. Only five other programs have a current streak as long as FSU's, including Southern California, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and Auburn.
FSU's current streak is also the longest active one in the ACC.
"The team pulled through this week and produced some great golf," redshirt junior and team captain Harry Ellis said. "These events are never easy and we did what we needed to do from the start to end."
Ellis was the steady presence the Seminoles needed over the last two rounds, especially on Wednesday. He tied for fifth overall at 3-under, but his even-par 71 in the final round was much needed on a day when only Alabama was able to finish under par in the round.
Ellis was able to close his final round with two birdies in his final four holes. In what is an always-challenging par 3 on the 15th, he delivered a two on a 234-yard hole. On the par-4, 340-yard 17th, he also delivered a timely birdie. He collected four in the round and 13 overall, tying for the fourth-most among all individuals.
"I felt some pressure coming down the stretch because I thought Washington was making a charge, but the way I played the final four holes is the reason why I practice each day," Ellis added.
Ellis also tied for second among all golfer on par 4 holes for the regional, finishing 2-under in 27 holes of play this week.
Senior Josh Lee proved that playing par golf was just fine on Wednesday, finishing 2-over for the regional and tying for 15th. After carding a 2-over 37 on the front nine, his consistent back end play was another big factor in FSU clinching an NCAA Finals spot. He recorded seven pars on the back nine to go along with a birdie and bogey that evened each other out.
Lee tied for sixth overall with 36 pars recorded during the week.
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Harry Ellis 5t 73 66 71 210 Josh Lee 15t 67 75 73 215 Cristobal Del Solar 26 69 74 76 219 Corey Carlson 29t 70 74 77 221 Bennett Baker 34t 72 74 76 222
Florida State Men's Golf Tied for 14th at NCAA Championships.
Redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar and sophomore Corey Carlson each shoot 1-under as the Seminoles produce a 1-over score in the first round.
May 26, 2017
SUGAR GROVE, IL - The 21st-seeded Florida State Men's Golf team was satisfied with its first round of play at the NCAA Championships on Friday morning, shooting 1-over to tie for 14th at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.
A 3-hour, 1-minute rain delay in the afternoon prevented every school from finishing the first round, and play was suspended due to darkness. The afternoon field consisting of 15 teams, although not FSU, will resume its first round tomorrow and likely push back previously scheduled tee times.
"We got off to a good start," FSU head coach Trey Jones said. "We had five guys in the round all day long. On a hard golf course that's what you're going to need to have."
Steady first rounds by redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar and sophomore Corey Carlson aided the Seminoles. In his 28th rounds played this season, Del Solar recorded his 15th round at par or better after ending the first day with a 1-under 71. Carlson also added a 71 on the day, his first under-par round in his brief NCAA Championships career.
Both student-athletes are tied for 24th individually. Although Vanderbilt leads the field at 8-under, FSU leads all ACC teams.
Del Solar's first round was filled with 15 pars made, two birdies and one bogey. The Jack Nicklaus Award Semifinalist capitalized on two of his four par 5's played, recording birdies on the second-hole, 562-yarder as well as the 11th-hole, 575-yard format. His 51st career round at par or better moves him past Jack Maguire for seventh in program history.
Carlson posted the shot of the day for the Seminoles, picking up his sixth career eagle on the par-5, 575-yard 11th hole. The Green Cove Springs, Fla., native is tied for 12th with teammate Josh Lee and Torstein Nevestad (2005-07) in career eagles.
Carlson executed two birdies on the front nine, then used his back-nine eagle and birdie to even out three bogeys.
Redshirt junior Harry Ellis used some late momentum to finish with an even-par 72. After the Arnold Palmer Cup selection shot an even 36 on the front nine, he bogeyed holes 11 and 14 on the back nine. However, he battled back to record two birdies on the par-4 15th and 17th holes to end the round respectably.
Lee shot a 3-over 75, finishing with a double bogey on the par-5 18th. The Orange Park, Fla., native tied with Del Solar and Carlson for the team high with three birdies, with two coming on par 5s. Del Solar, Lee and Bennett Baker each birdied the par-5 second hole while Ellis and Carlson made pars.
Baker finished with a 4-over 76, totaling a 41 on the back nine that included a triple bogey on the par-4, 17th hole. The Tallahassee native and Chiles High School product went through a stretch where he made par on 11 straights hole from 3-13.
"I know this is a hard enough golf course where we shoot one over par," Jones added. "We played a better round than that but kind of messed up the last hole. If we go out the next two or three days and do about the same, we're going to be right where we need to be.
"We want to get better as the week
goes on. We can do that, but it's easier said than done."
May 27, 2017
SUGAR GROVE, IL - From start to finish, redshirt junior Harry Ellis seized nearly every opportunity in the second round of the NCAA Championships held at Rich Harvest Farms on Saturday. His 6-under 66 leaves him tied for sixth overall while Florida State Men's Golf is 11th at 2-under.
Ellis' performance is very significant: His 66 on Saturday is the lowest round vs. par recorded by a Seminole in an NCAA Final. He is tied for sixth individually amongst the 156-player field, with his 6-under overall score behind the lowest 36-hole total vs. par in an NCAA Final as well.
Ellis' 66 tied UCF's Kyler Tate for the low round of the day and also ties Ole Miss' Braden Thornberry for the low round of the Championships.
"To compete at this level against these guys, you're going to have to have a guy that matches the other team's top guy," FSU head coach Trey Jones said. "Harry Ellis is becoming our guy. He did it at the regionals, he did it at the ACC Championship. He's playing as well as any guy in the country and I wouldn't trade him for anybody right now."
The All-ACC Team selection recorded five birdies in addition to an eagle on the par-5 18th hole. On that hole, a sharp drive down the left side of the fairway left him 203 yards from the pin. His second shot with a 5-iron positioned him about 15 feet from the hole downhill. His accurate read resulted in a putt to the dead center of the cup.
The assertiveness of Ellis, redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar and sophomore Corey Carlson over the final six holes was big for the Seminoles. Ellis holed in three straight birdies on holes 5-7 (FSU started on the back nine), while Del Solar posted a birdie on the par-4 eighth hole. Carlson took advantage of the seventh hole that was a par-5, 562 yarder.
"One thing about going out in the second wave is when you have the Top 15 seeds in the country go out and jump all over the golf course, the players say 'Oh my God what do we have to do?' Jones said. "We had to have a little patience talk with them knowing it was out there, but you still have to execute. This is a big-boy golf course where you're not going to just make some free birdies."
Del Solar had another productive showing by recording a 2-under 70, and he is tied for 19th at 3-under overall. Through his first two rounds, the Chile native and U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying entrant has totaled just two bogeys to his five birdies.
Carlson is tied for 50th with an even par score, shooting 1-over on Saturday. He shot a 37 on the back nine where he started off, but improved by one stroke with a front-nine showing at 36. He added two birdies and bounced back nicely from a double bogey on the 17th hole, his ninth hole of the day.
Ellis (tied for sixth), Del Solar (tied for 19th) and Carlson (tied for 50th) are all in the Top 50 individually.
UNLV leads the field at 14-under. The rest of the Top 10 includes Oklahoma (-13), Illinois (-11), Auburn and Vanderbilt (-10 each), Southern California (-9), LSU and Baylor (-8 each), Oklahoma State (-7) and Virginia (-5).
Sophomore Bennett Baker (+8) is tied for 124th while senior Josh Lee (+10) is tied for 139th.
"We've got to keep getting better," Jones added. "These are guys that have to feel better about the golf course, better about themselves tomorrow morning than they did this morning. If that happens, we'll be fine."
Sunday's stroke play round is of great importance. The
Seminoles must finish within the Top 15 in order to play the final stroke play round on Monday, with the goal then being to finish in the Top eight and advance to match play.
May 28, 2017
SUGAR GROVE, IL - The Florida State Men's Golf team executed in critical moments on Sunday afternoon, and as a result the Seminoles have an opportunity to play for a match-play spot on Monday at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.
Florida State is in 12th place in the stroke play portion of the NCAA Championships, holding a 4-under overall score which included a 2-under showing in Sunday's third round. The Seminoles assured themselves a Top 15 spot needed to advance to Monday's final stroke-play round. The top eight finishers in Monday's round will advance to the match play quarterfinals on Tuesday.
"I thought we had a consistent day," FSU head coach Trey Jones said. "We could tell at breakfast this morning that this was going to be a day where we had to get the ball close. We had a lot of pars, maybe a little too many, but all five guys gave us a good score today."
Florida State's Monday tee time has not been announced yet.
Sunday's third round featured a clutch performance from redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar, who shot a 2-under 70 and boasts a 5-under score that is tied for 17th. Once again, the Chile native limited his mistakes with just one bogey and capitalized with three birdies.
Redshirt junior Harry Ellis continues to lead the Seminoles overall with a 6-under score, shooting an even-par 72 on Sunday. The England native totaled three birdies and three bogeys in his third round, and with the season riding on the line his even-par score did no harm to the Seminoles' pursuit of a Top 15 spot. Ellis is currently tied for 10th.
Senior Josh Lee saved his best round of the NCAA Championships at a crucial time, shooting an even-par 72 which included two birdies and two bogeys. The senior leader posted a big birdie on his second-to-last hole, a par-4 eighth hole that is 416 yards.
Lee's big birdie on the eighth started with a good drive down the middle of the fairway, leaving him 103 yards left to the pin. He used a sand wedge to help play to a downwind where he hit a 100-yard shot, resulting in a three-foot putt that he holed in.
Sophomore Corey Carlson has stepped up his game the entire NCAA postseason, and Sunday was no different. He also shot a 72 and is tied for 44th individually, shooting even for the NCAA Championships.
Sophomore Bennett Baker shot a 3-over 75 in his third round.
"It comes down to this - last day of college golf and you have to be in it to win it," Jones added. "Our team is looking forward to tomorrow. They're confident and they believe in themselves. Our first team meeting out here, it was very evident they didn't want a participation award."
Florida State reaches the fourth round of stroke play for the second time in the last three
years, also making it in 2015.
May 29, 2017
SUGAR GROVE, IL - Howling winds and overall difficult course conditions were too tough to overcome on Monday afternoon as the Florida State Men's Golf team ended its season tied for 14th place in the fourth round of the NCAA Championships held at Rich Harvest Farms.
With winds whipping to nearly 30 miles per hour through much of Monday's round, higher scores were shown across the board. Florida State shot 29-over for the NCAA Championships, including 33-over on Monday in what was a grueling day for every team at the course.
"While we feel like we missed a great opportunity today, I am very proud of this team," FSU head coach Trey Jones said. "There are some quality golf teams that didn't make it to Chicago and even more who didn't earn the right to play on the final day of stroke play in collegiate golf. All Seminoles should be proud of the way this team competed over the last month. It was obviously a challenging day and one they will learn from."
Vanderbilt (-13), Oklahoma (-1), Illinois (+2), Oklahoma State (+3), Oregon (+6), Southern California (+6), Baylor (+7) and UNLV (+7) will participate in match play beginning on Tuesday.
Of the 15 teams left in the field, no school shot under par on Monday. And of the 84 individual golfers remaining, only four managed to shoot under par.
Redshirt senior Cristobal Del Solar finished his career shooting 2-over for the NCAA Championships and tying for 28th. He had the lowest score of any Seminole in Monday's final stroke-play round, which included birdies on the par-4 12th and 17th holes.
Del Solar ends his outstanding career as a two-time All-ACC Team member. His next pursuit will be qualifying for the U.S. Open on June 5 in the sectional qualifier.
Senior Josh Lee also ended his career, tying for 81st at 23-over for the tournament. The Orange Park, Fla., native possesses a bright future ahead both on the golf course and in the working field, being an academic All-American for the Seminoles.
"It's been an honor to coach Cristobal and Josh for four years," Jones added. "To see their development as men and golfers is a tribute to our entire staff."
Redshirt junior Harry Ellis went 6-over for the NCAA Championships to tie for 43rd. He put together a career year that goes down as one of the best comeback stories in FSU Golf history.
Sophomores Corey Carlson (+6) and Bennett Baker (+19) also ended their seasons, but give Florida State a bright future moving forward.
The Seminoles enjoyed another successful season that saw them reach the fourth and final round of NCAA Championships stroke play for the second time in the last three years.
Since the 30-team NCAA Championship format was introduced in 1989, Florida State has finished in the Top 15 eight times including this season.
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ==== ===== Cristobal Del Solar 28t 71 70 70 79 290 Corey Carlson 43t 71 73 72 78 294 Harry Ellis 43t 72 66 72 84 294 Bennett Baker 78t 76 76 75 80 307 Josh Lee 81t 75 79 72 85 311