March 31, 2023
Gray Albright wins title, FSU takes team title at Seminole Intercollegiate

Gray Albright wins title, FSU takes team title at Seminole Intercollegiate

Gray Albright had the best performance of his career, the only golfer to shoot three rounds in the ’60s and win a tournament title on his home course.

Often an afterthought on a Florida State deep roster, Albright closed with the only sub-par final round: a 3-under 69 to conclude the three-round tournament. Albright shot 69-68-69 and finished at 10-under-par 206 on Tuesday afternoon to win the Seminole Intercollegiate.

“I was very consistent all week,” Albright said. “I made all the putts I needed, all the short putts I needed. I was blowing here. It was very difficult to stay focused at all times, but I think I did a very good job of staying really focused on the task at hand.”

Albright hadn’t had much success in his career, claiming a 24th place finish with 222 over 2 at the Maui Jim Individual in Arizona in September 2022. This could change his entire outlook.

“There are different ways that you can be confident,” FSU coach Trey Jones said. “Someone can tell you, you can always believe it, and sometimes you just have to see it. Gray is a guy who needs to see it. He just saw that he could play and win a college golf tournament. And he earned it.” “

The Ocala junior had 17 birdies, including seven in the final round. He had just five bogies in the three rounds, winning the tournament by five shots over teammates Frederik Kjettrup and Luke Clanton.

“I played it very well,” Albright said. “I was rolling exactly on my line for the 54 holes. That was nice to see. That and my driving. My driving was really consistent, I didn’t hit any foul balls. It was nice to see.”

Albright was playing individually, but the Seminoles still clinched the team title with a 14-under-par 850. The Seminoles were the only under-par team in the tournament, dominating the 15-team field and finishing 38 shots ahead of the runner-up. Northern Alabama.

Kjettrup and Clanton tied for second with 5-under 211. Kjettrup closed with 73, while Clanton shot 75.

Three more Seminoles finished in the top 10: Brett Roberts at 1-under for fifth, Jack Bigham at par to tie for sixth, and Cole Anderson at 2-under for eighth.

“There were no negatives this week,” Jones said. “Golf course did its job. Our players showed up. Great supporting cast. It was wins all the way around. Couldn’t be happier.”

Seminole Intercollegiate Team Final Leaderboard

Seminole Intercollegiate Individual Leaderboard

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