Former Seminole Jonas Blixt finished three strokes behind first place Bubba Watson.
Former Seminole Jonas Blixt tees off Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Blixt is one of 11 golfers representing the Atlantic Coast Conference.
**Two Time All-American** **Two Time All-ACC Selection**
On Blixt: A two-time All-America -- First-Team in 2008 and Second-Team in 2007...a two-time All-ACC selection as one of the top golfers in the history of the Florida State University men's golf program...the 2007 ACC Individual Champion - the first golfer in Florida State history to earn medalist honors at the ACC Championship...the runner-up finisher for ACC Player of the Year honors in 2008...a semifinalist for the Jack Nicklaus, the Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson Awards during his senior season...led Florida State to a No. 7 national ranking in the final Golf Week / Nike Coaches Poll in 2008...the cornerstone of the re-birth of the Florida State program who led the Seminoles to the 2007 NCAA Championship finals, three NCAA regional championship appearances and to the 2008 ACC Championship...the Seminoles' appearance in the 2007 NCAA Championship finals marked the first time since 1996 that Florida State had qualified for the finals...the Seminoles' three appearances in regional championship competition marked the first time since the 1994, 1995 and 1996 seasons that they had made three consecutive regional championship appearances...the Seminoles' ACC Championship was the first ACC Championship in the sport of golf...earned Ping / Division 1 All-America First-team honors in 2008...the first All-America First-Team selection since Christian Raynor earned All-America First-Team honors in 1995...earned Ping / Division I All-America Second-Team Honors in 2007...the first All-America First or Second team selection at Florida State since Raynor in 1995...the 2007 Individual ACC Champion to mark the first Seminole to win ACC medalist honors...earned All-ACC and All-Southeast Region All-America honors as a junior...finished in a tie for third place at the 2007 Western Refining All-America Classic which included the top college All-Americans during his senior season...led Florida State to three team championships during his senior season - the Inverness Intercollegiate in the fall and the Seminole Intercollegiate and the ACC Championship in the spring...Florida State's victory at the Inverness Intercollegiate was Florida State's first team championship since the 1998 season...the three team wins for the Seminoles in 2007-08 marked the first time since the 1994-95 fall and spring seasons that they had won at least three tournaments in a single year... earned one individual victory, five top five finishes, seven top-10 finishes and finished inside of the top 13 in nine of his 11 tournament outings as a senior...earned a 4-0 record in the Callaway Match Play Championships during the fall of 2007... 32 of his 33 rounds played this year (97 percent) were been counted toward the team round...ACC leader with 11 rounds scored in the 60's as a senior...helped lead Florida State to a tie for 13th placing in the 2007 NCAA Division I Championship as the Seminoles made their first appearance in the championship finals since 1996...career-low single-round score of 65 came in the third round of the 2007 ACC Championship to help him earn medalist honors in the top conference championship in the nation...his final round outing was called: "one of the single greatest performances in a final round of a big tournament that I may ever see in my career" by Seminole Head Coach Trey Jones...earned medalist honors four times during his career - at the Gator Invitational during the spring of 2005, the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate during the fall of 2006, at the ACC Championship during the spring of 2007 and in leading the Seminoles to the team championship at the Inverness Intercollegiate in the fall of 2007...earned 15 career-top-10 finishes including a career-high seven during his junior season and six during his junior season...played for the European Team in the Palmer Cup in both 2007 and 2008... earned four victories, nine top five, 17 top 10, 19 top 15 and 25 top 20 finishes during the course of his career...averaged 72.74 strokes in 135 rounds in 45 tournaments during his water mark setting Seminole career...
Fall 2004: Burst onto the Seminoles' scene with an outstanding first semester...earned the honor of having the Seminoles' low stroke average for the fall season...led the team with five rounds at par or better and eight rounds with scores of 75 or lower...displayed his ability and desire to be one of the Seminoles' top golfers as he was the teams' leading finisher in the first event of his career - the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate...carded a two-under par 70 in his second career round and finished with a six-over par total of 222...earned his best finish of the fall season and the first top-25 individual finish of career at the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate...best tournament score of the fall season (217) came at the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate where he carded two of three rounds at par or better and finished in a tie for 35th place in the individual standings...had 10.5 of his 12 rounds during four tournaments counted towards the team score...finished his first collegiate season with a team-leading 74.42 scoring average in 12 rounds during four tournaments.
Spring 2005: The Seminoles' top golfer who appeared in all six tournaments including the first Atlantic Coast Conference Championship of his career...won his first individual title at the Gator Invitational...the first Seminole to earn an individual title since Mark Donaldson won medalist honors at the 2001 Cavalier Classic... only the third Seminole in tournament history to earn medalist honors at the Gator Invitational joining Paul Azinger in 1981 and Keith Kulzer in 1983...led the team with the most number of scores at 74 or below (11) and low round (career-best 68) in the 3rd round of the Gator Invitational)...his 68 in the third round of the Gator Invitational ranked as the low round by an individual Seminole during the year (both fall and spring seasons)... averaged 69.67 strokes during the three-round tournament and finished at par or better in two of the three rounds...established personal best scores for a single-round (68), 36-holes (141), tournament (209) and finish (first)...earned a top-20 finish in his first career ACC Championship as he finished in a tie for 18th place...among the team leaders with 13.5 countable rounds in 17 total rounds played...carded six of the Seminoles top 12 rounds of the spring semester...averaged 73.82 strokes in 17 rounds during six tournaments.
Fall 2005: Played in four events and earned a pair of top-20 finishes...was a total of 14 over par and did not finish more than six over par in any of his four events...best tournament score of 215 came in the Tennessee Tournament of Champions as he finished in a season's best tied for 21st place in the individual standings...led the team in stroke average, scores at par or better (six) and finished with 11 of 12 rounds with scores at 75 or better...led the team with a 73.00 stroke average in 12 rounds during four tournaments.
Spring 2006: Played in a single-season career-high tying eight tournaments in leading the Seminoles to the NCAA East Regional Championship for the first time since 1998...earned two top-10 finishes with a tied for seventh place standing at the Lexus/Naples Intercollegiate and a tied for 10th place finish at the U.S. Collegiate Championship...carded a 69 in the first round of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Invitational...opened the spring with his second best career score vs. par at -4 in the Lexus/Naples where he finished tied for seventh in the individual standings...was the second top-ten individual finish of his career...best three tournament strong came at the U.S. Collegiate (217, tied for 10th), ACC Championship (214, tied for 20th) and the Linger Longer Invitational (220, tied for 20th)...was a total of three over-par for the three tournaments in succession...a strong outing in the ACC Championship with a 214 total (71-73-70, -2 vs. par) and a tied for 20th finish in the individual standings...knocked nine strokes from his first career ACC Championship as a freshman...counted 20 of his 24 rounds (.833 percent) toward the team score during the season...tied for the team lead as he finished as the top Seminole golfer in three events...averaged a team-leading 73.19 strokes in 36 rounds during eight tournaments.
Fall 2006: Earned three top 10 individual finishes as he helped lead the Seminoles to four top-10 team finishes in four events...earned medalist honors at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate with a season-best 211 score for the 3-round event at the prestigious event at the Shoal Creek Golf Club in Birmingham...carded first and third round scored of 68 and 67 with an unfortunate score of 76 in round two...was nine-under par in rounds one and three and four-over par in round two...rallied from a tie for seventh place after two rounds to win the event in the third round with a five under par 67...season-low score of 67 in the third round of the Shoal Creek tournament...won top-10 individual finishes at both the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic (tied for fifth) and the Isleworth Intercollegiate (tied for sixth)...played consistently well in the Notre Dame and Isleworth events with six scores at 75 or below and an average of 72.67 during the two tournaments...a combined total of five over par for the final three events (Shoal Creek, Notre Dame, Isleworth) of the fall season...counted 11.5 out of 12 rounds (.958 percent) toward the team score during the event...averaged a team-leading 73.17 strokes in 12 rounds during four events.
Spring 2007: Earned Ping / Division I All-America Second-Team honors for his outstanding performance as a junior in 2007...led Florida State to a tie for 13th place finish in the NCAA Championship finals, a fifth place finish in the NCAA East Regional Championship and a fourth place finish in the ACC Championship...earned All-ACC and Regional All-American honors as one of the top golfers in the ACC...finished at even par for the entire spring season...the most outstanding performance of the first three years of his career came in winning the ACC Championship at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C....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...began the final round of the event in a tie for 10th place and four strokes behind the individual leaders....he opened 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...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 earn medalist honors...he defeated Georgia Tech's Cameron Tringale by one stroke to claim individual championship...finished in a tie for 29th in the individual standings of the NCAA Championship as he led Florida State in the final round with a one-over par 71...he averaged 70.50 stokes per round in the first four-round event of his collegiate career...scored 69-71-71-71 to finish the event with a 282 total and a +2 score vs. par...finished as the Seminoles' top golfer with a one-under par total of 215 in leading the Seminoles to a fifth place finish at the NCAA East Regional Championship...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...was one under par with two birdies and one bogie on the front and back nines...finished in a tie for eighth place with a four-under par tournament score of 212 at the Linger Longer Invitational...finished the event with an even par 72 in the third round - a round that included four birdies and only three holes over par...finished in a tie for seventh at the Gator Invitational to mark his second consecutive top-10 finish in the event...his career-best 36-hole score of 137 (70-67) came in the first two rounds of the Gator...counted 23 of his 25 rounds (.920 percent) toward the team round during the season...finished the season ranked 42nd nationally in the Golfstat head-to-head rankings and 18th in the country in the GolfWeek Magazine / Sagarin Power rankings...averaged a team-leading 71.80 strokes in 25 rounds during a career-high tying eight events.
Fall 2007: Florida State's top golfer who led the team to the team championship at the Inverness Intercollegiate and to three top-10 team finished during the season...in addition to their first place team finish at the Inverness Intercollegiate the Seminoles finished in fourth place at the Fighting Illini Invitational and in fifth place at the PING / Golf Week Preview...was a total of four strokes over par in his four tournaments including a three-under par finish at Inverness and even par at the PING Preview...led the Seminoles as their top finisher in all four fall events...finished with a 4-0 record at the Callaway Match Play Championships in leading the Seminoles to a seventh place finish in the event...led Florida State to a victory over then No. 1 ranked Charlotte in the finals of the consolation bracket...finished under par in leading the Seminoles to the team championship at the Inverness Intercollegiate...earned a 36-hole score of 135 (only one off his career best) with scores of 67-68 in the first round of the event...led the event wire-to-wire in earning the fourth of his four career victories...was as much as four-under par in 31 of his first 36 rounds of the tournament...finished in fourth place at the Fighting Illini Invitational with a two-over par score of 212... was the low-man for the Seminoles in the final round and he opened his third round with an eagle three on the par five first hole to get his round off to a good start and had two holes at par or better for the round...shot a four-under par 68 in the second round to lead a Seminole resurgence during the afternoon at the PING/Golf Week Men's Golf Preview tournament on the Kampen Course at the Birk Boilermaker Golf Complex....helped the Seminoles shave 21 strokes from their first round score and closed the day in 11th place in the team standings...recovered from an uncharacteristic 78 in the first round and improved by 10 strokes to move into a tie for 12th place in the individual standings...finished his play in the event with a even-par score of 70 to finish in fifth place in the individual standings...averaged a team-leading 72.67 strokes in 12 rounds during four tournaments...
Spring 2008: Florida State's top golfer who earned All-America First-Team, All-Regional All-America and All-ACC honors in the final season of his highly decorated Seminole career...led the Seminoles to the No. 3 seed in the NCAA West Regional Championship to mark the third consecutive season the Seminoles had earned a regional bid...finished four of his seven events under par during the final season of his career...sanked No. 8 and the highest ranked ACC golfer in the final GolfWeek/Sagarin Performance rankings for the 2007-08 fall and spring seasons...ranked No. 11 in the final GolfStat Cup rankings for 2007-08...led Florida State in every statistical category including stroke average (71.62), rounds at par or better (11), rounds at 75 or better (17) and rounds scored in the 60's (six)...led Florida State to team victories at the Seminole Intercollegiate and the ACC Championship...the Seminoles' victory in the ACC Championship was the first ever ACC title in the sport of golf at Florida State...earned his 13th career top-10 finish as he closed the Gator Invitational with a three-under par total of 207 to finish in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings...his 207 total ranked as the best three-round score of his career... carded back-to-back scores of 67 in the first and second rounds of the event...his 36-hole score of 134 ranks as the best first two-round total of his career...helped lead Florida State to the championship of the Seminole Intercollegiate with a one-under par score of 215 and a tie for sixth placing in the event...was outstanding in the first round and led the individual standings after carding a four-under par 68...was a total of four strokes under par in his first two events of the spring season...was on fire in earning consecutive third place finishes at the River Landing Intercollegiate and the ACC Championship...he was a total of 12 under par in those two events...led the Seminoles in the third of the River Landing event with a two-under par score of 70 to finish with a five-under par total of 211...finished in third place to earn his fourth top-five individual finish of the fall 2007 and spring 2008 seasons...was under par for 17 of the 18 holes played in the final round and was as many as three strokes under par during the round...played the third round with 17 holes at par or better with three birdies and only one bogey...a first round 69 and a second round 70 gave him two-round total of 139 at the ACC Championship...cruised through the round with a five under par score until he carded an uncharacteristic double-bogey on the 17th hole to bring his score back to two under par... was in fifth place and three strokes behind the current individual leader Webb Simpson of Wake Forest...closed the event with a three-under par score of 69 to lead the Seminoles to three stroke victory over Duke and to the first ACC Championship title in golf in school history....averaged a career-low and team-leading 71.62 strokes in 21 rounds during seven tournaments...
Before Florida State: A member of the Swedish National Boys team from 1999-2002 and a member of the men's amateur team in both 2003 and 2004...earned medalist honors at the Swedish national stroke championship in 2003...ranked fifth in his youth division in 2003...runner-up at the Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions in 2004...winner of the Men's Nordic championship in 2003..The boys European champion in 2001 and the runner-up in 2002...winner of the Swedish Nationals in 1998 for the 14-year old Division.
Personal: Born April 24, 1984...Jonas is the son of Hans-ove and Lena Blixt...when Jonas is not golfing, you can find him watching ice-hockey, a sport he has played since he was seven years old...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll during each of his four seasons as a collegian...named the GCAA All-America Scholar Team in 2007...earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second-Team honors in 2007...earned his bachelor's degree in multinational business operations in April of 2008 only five days after leading the Seminoles to the ACC men's golf championship.