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Men's Golf in Second Place at Seminole Classic

Bertsch tied for individual lead.

March 10, 1998

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.--The Florida State Seminoles are in second place after two rounds of the Seminole Classic at the Golden Eagle Country Club. The Seminoles shot rounds of 297 and 296 to stand ten strokes behind first-place University of North Carolina. Southeastern Louisiana University is currently in third, three strokes behind the Seminoles.

The Seminoles were led by sophomore Nathan Bertsch. Bertsch, a native of Gulf Breeze, FL fired an opening round 69 and held on to a share of the lead with a 74 in the afternoon round. He is currently tied with James Driscoll of Virginia with two-round totals of 143.

Jason Pool used a one-under round of 71 in the afternoon to move into a tie for third with Tim Clark of MC State and Ross Bain of North Carolina. NC State's Clark fired the low round of the day with a 66 in the second round.

Seminole junior Mark Monroe remained steady with rounds of 75 and 73 today to stand tied for 11th with the final round being played tomorrow. Barry Dyche and George McNeill struggled in the opening round of the day, shooting 80 and 81, respectively. Both golfers fired 78's in the second round. Dyche is tied for 52nd, while McNeill is tied for 56th.

Several individuals from Florida State also participated in the first two rounds. Freshman Kris Hannah, a native of Tallahassee, FL, shot back-to-back rounds of 76 to finish tied for 20th. Craig Cochran, a junior from Rosemont, PA, is tied for 39th at 156. Ryan Felty is also tied for 39th after recording an opening round 72. Mark Donaldson, Tommy Cochran and Blair Jarrard rounded out the scoring for individuals participating in the Seminole Classic.

The final round of the Seminole Classic will take place tomorrow morning at Golden Eagle. The tournament is free and open to the public.

Team Scores

1.  North Carolina          292-291 583
2.  Florida State           297-296 593
3.  Southeastern Louisiana  301-295 596
4.  North Florida           298-300 598
5.  North Carolina State    305-299 604



Individual Scores

t1.  James Driscoll     Virginia        73-70   143
t1.  Nathan Bertsch     Florida State   69-74   143
t3.  Tim Clark          NC State        78-66   144
t3.  Ross Bain          North Carolina  69-75   144
t3.  Jason Pool         Florida State   73-71   144
t6.  Jack Boeckx        Charleston      74-71   145
t6.  Max Harris         North Carolina  72-73   145
8.   Don Hill           North Carolina  74-72   146
t9.  Jacque Chevallier  SE Louisiana    74-73   147
t9.  Eric Labitzke      North Florida   73-74   147
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