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Sept. 30, 1997

FSU Golfer George Mcneill Wins Tournament, Team Finishes Tied for Fourth

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George McNeill shot a final round 66 to win the individual tournament. (File photo)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Senior George McNeill shot a final round 66 to win the individual championship at the Tennessee Tournament of Champions. McNeill, a native of N. Fort Myers, finished the tournament with a three-round total of 207, one stroke better than Chad Wellhausen of Mississippi State and Tim Clark of North Carolina State. This was McNeill's first tournament victory at Florida State. McNeill's previous best was a second place finish at the ACC Championships in 1996.

The Seminoles finished tied for fourth with a team score of 859 with North Carolina State. The Tribe used a final-round low total of 282, to finish three strokes behind South Carolina and seven strokes behind winner Mississippi State University.

Jason Pool, a senior from Great Falls, VA, posted a two-day total of 217 to place tied for 17th with three other golfers. Sophomore Nathan Bertsch carded a final-round 71 to tie him for 21st. Barry Dyche and Mark Monroe rounded out the scoring for the Seminoles, finishing tied for 24th and 40th, respectively.

The Seminoles will have a weekend off before traveling to the Kroger Intercollegiate in Memphis, TN.

Florida State Team Score       285-292-282      859 (t4)
FSU Individual Scores
George McNeill                    72-69-66      207 (1)
Jason Pool                        70-74-73      217 (t17)
Nathan Bertsch                    72-75-71      218 (t21)
Barry Dyche                       71-74-74      219 (t24)
Mark Monroe                       75-76-73      223 (t40)

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