Florida State is tied for sixth after 36 holes on Monday.
Florida State is part of a 15-team field competing in the two day event.
Florida State tied for second with USF, six strokes behind first place Mercer.
Florida State sits in fourth place, eight strokes behind first place Mercer.
The Seminoles have swept the last two tournaments at Southwood.
High School: Attended Wildern School...youngest English amateur champion in 2012 at the age of 16...member of the Men's Homes Internationals Team in 2012...member of the European Boys and Boy's Home International member in 2013...two-time county junior champion in 2009 and 2013...runner-up of the French Boys International Championship.
Personal: Born September 10, 1995...son of Murray and Tracey Ellis...standout soccer player...began playing golf at only 18 months of age...majoring in sport management.