June 3, 2010
OOLTEWAH, Tenn. - The Florida State men's golf team finished in second place in stroke play and will face Texas Tech in the first round of match play as the first phase of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship concluded at The Honors Course. The Seminoles advanced to match play as one of the top eight finishing teams in stroke play and will begin three potential rounds of match play Friday.
The first seven teams that will participate in match play were determined through stroke play with a three way tie for eighth place bringing on a playoff Friday morning. Oklahoma State, the stroke play champion will face the winner of the playoff between Stanford, Arizona State and San Diego. No. 2 Florida State will face No. 7 Texas Tech, No. 3 Georgia Tech will face No. 6 Augusta State and No. 4 Washington will face Oregon. In a quarterfinal, semifinal, final match play tournament, the field will be whittled down from eight to four to two to a national champion on Sunday.
Friday's playoff between the three teams in scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m.
"I think I am more proud of our guys and the way they fought back today that I was after they played so well over the first two days," said head coach Trey Jones. "Our guys really battled and finished second against the best teams in the country. It's a testament to our guys and shows how far our program has come in the last six years to have played this well over the first 54 holes.
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