FSU, Ga. Tech lead Seminole event
Two teams sit three shots clear of third-place Mercer
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --- Led by junior Chase Seiffert's 4-under 67, Florida State is tied for first with Georgia Tech after day one of competition at the Seminole Intercollegiate at Southwood Golf Club on Friday.
The Seminoles and Yellow Jackets fired round one scores of 6-under-par 278 to lead the 18-team field, three shots ahead of third-place Mercer (281) and five shots ahead of Kennesaw State (283) and Charlotte (283), who are tied for fourth.
"I'm proud of our guys," Florida State head coach Trey Jones said. "Especially, considering our physical condition...we have three guys battling the flu, and two guys just getting over it. They showed a lot of heart and a lot of determination. It means a lot to them to be able to come out and play well in front of their friends and family. It was a great start for us."
Seiffert had a bogey-free first round, tallying four birdies in the first 10 holes en route to his season-low round. He is tied for second.
Kennesaw State's Jeff Karlsson fired a 6-under 65 to sit atop the individual leaderboard after day one. He holds a two-shot lead over Seiffert and USF's Trey Valentine (67).
All-American James White fired a 3-under-par 68 to lead Georgia Tech, which had four players break par.
"This was a good start for the team," said head coach Bruce Heppler. "Everyone had a good chance to shoot under par. We've got a lot of positive things going on within the team. Our guys travel well together, and I couldn't be happier with their commitment to succeed and their preparation. We're looking forward to the next couple of days.