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Ellis' Big Finish Caps Strong Day for Noles

Seminoles.com | March 11, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – 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.

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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.

Li, who joins Porter and Carlson playing individually, will begin the action for Florida State with an 8 a.m. tee time off hole 10. Carlson tees off at 8:11 a.m. on hole 10, while Porter goes off at 8:22 a.m. on the first hole.

For the team portion, all five Seminoles begin at the first hole. They include Carter (9:50 a.m.), Baker (10:01 a.m.), Lee (10:12 a.m.), Keppler (10:23 a.m.) and Ellis (10:34 a.m.).

Live scoring will be available all weekend on Golfstat.com.

Follow the FSU Men’s Golf Team on its official Twitter handle (@FSUGolf) as well as on the team’s official Facebook page (Facebook.com/FSUMensGolf).

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