MSU Heads To Tallahassee To Wrap Up Spring Break
Tallahassee, Fla., - Coming off a dominating performance at the Tiger Invitational, Mississippi State heads south for the Florida State-hosted Seminole Intercollegiate held on March 15-17.
The 54-hole, three-day event from Tallahassee will feature 11 teams, seven of which qualified for the 2012 NCAA Championships. The Bulldogs will face off against three top 50 ranked squads at the Seminole Intercollegiate.
"We were excited about winning at Auburn, but we all know that we start from scratch on Friday morning," Coach Clay Homan said. "We have to put together a good game plan for this particular golf course and go execute it. Several of our players have played in this tournament in the past, so we are familiar with the course; which never hurts."
The No. 40 ranked Bulldogs will be the lone SEC squad to travel to the par-72, 7,172-yard Southwood Golf Club. After defeating five ranked teams in Opelika, Ala., MSU will look for the dominance to carry over to the Florida State-hosted tournament.
After his 3-under-par win at Grand National, SEC Player of the Week and junior Bulldog Chad Ramey will gun for his fifth top-five finish of the year. Ramey has finished with at least a top-10 performance five out of his last seven tournaments. Ramey is 468-99-18 on the year.
Fellow juniors Joe Sakulpolphaisan and Axel Boasson both posted a top-15 performance from the Tiger Invitational on Tuesday. Sakulpolphaisan has a team leading seven top-25 finishes on the year after his 8-over-par, 224 14th-place performance. Boasson turned in a 7-over-par, 223 to finish with a 10th-place tie, to give him his second top ten of the season.
Rounding out the Maroon and White lineup from Tallahassee will be senior Robi Calvesbert and sophomore Fletcher Johnson. Calvesbert turned in a 13-over-par, 229 from Opelika to finish tied for 35th. The Tupelo, Miss., native Johnson fired off a 24-over-par, 240 at the Grand National course, finishing tied for 71 overall.
The Bulldogs will tee off from Southwood at 8 a.m.
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