TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (SEMINOLES.COM) — A strong performance by freshman Brett Roberts puts the Florida State men's golf team in first place following the first round of the Seminole Intercollegiate at Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee.
Roberts sits at second overall on the player leaderboard after the first day, shooting a 5-under 67 on Friday afternoon. His 5-under 67 score is the lowest score in any round for the freshman so far this season.
Senior All-American John Pak was another Nole that placed in the top five in first round, as he shot 3-under 69 and is tied for fifth overall. He was also one of the five players today that shot an eagle with his occurring on the 15th hole.
Freshman Frederik Kjettrup had a stellar day of play, shooting 2-under 70 and being tied for ninth overall. Both Graduate transfer Vincent Norrman and redshirt sophomore Cole Anderson also played well to round out the day for the Seminoles with each of them scoring 1-under 71 and placing 12th overall.
All five golfers for the Noles scored under-par with three players placing in the top nine spots after the first day of competition. FSU also leads the field with 22 birdies in the first round with Roberts, Kjettrup, and Norrman each shooting five birdies.
The FSU B-team performed well in the first round, as they start out in ninth out of the 15 teams total in this tournament. Junior Calvin Sierota and sophomore Fletcher Wunderlich were the standout players for the Noles for their B-team, in which they both recorded even-par 72s on the day. They are also both tied for 20th overall on the player's leaderboard.
The Seminoles currently hold a four-stroke lead at first place in the 15-team field, which includes eight top 50 teams, after the opening round of play at 11-under (277). Liberty is right behind FSU at second after shooting 7-under (281) and Oklahoma State is in third after today's round coming in at 5-under (283).
The second round of the Seminole Intercollegiate will tee off tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Golden Eagle Country Club.