Mar. 2, 1998
JACKSONVILLE, FL--The Florida State men's golf team finished in a tie for fourth place with Florida Southern College at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship at the Queen's Harbour Country Club in Jacksonville, FL. The Seminole team score of 867 was one stroke behind the University of Florida and three behind second-place Augusta State University.
The Seminoles were led by senior George McNeill. McNeill, a native of N. Fort Myers, finished tied for second with Mike Vallillo of Louisiana State University. Both golfers ended the day one stroke behind individual winner, Phil Walker of Arkansas. It marked the second highest finish of the season for McNeill. He captured the Tennessee Tournament of Champions earlier in the fall.
Barry Dyche continued his steady play, recording three-rounds of 72 to finish tied for 16th with four other golfers. Senior Jason Pool fired a 75 for the second day in a row to end tied for 31st at 220. Mark Monroe struggled with a 77 in today's round to finish with a three-round total of 221. That total tied him for 36th. Ryan Felty rounded out the scoring for the Seminoles, finishing tied for 53rd with a 225.
The University of South Carolina ran away with the team competition, beating Augusta State by 15 strokes.
The Seminoles will continue tournament play with the Seminole Classic next week at the Golden Eagle Country Club.