Florida State wins Fighting Illini Invitational
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. — Florida State got their 2015-2016 collegiate season rolling at the site of this year's U.S. Amateur — Olympia Fields Country Club — with a three-stroke win over a talented field at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational.
Junior Jack Maguire and true freshman Bennett Baker led the team, with a fourth and ninth place finish, respectively. Maguire fired 69-72-67 while Baker opened with 66 and posted 74-71 on the weekend.
Oklahoma State entered the final day tied with Florida State, and despite Wyndham Clark's third-round 65, the Cowboys fell three strokes short. Clark tied for sixth while Walker Cup team member and 2015 British Open low-am honoree Jordan Niebrugge shot three consecutive 71s and tied for 13th.
Maverick McNealy won the individual title by three over Illinois' Thomas Detry. He led Stanford to a fourth place finish, 10 back of the Seminoles, and one back of third-place finishing Arizona State. The Belgian Detry paced his host Illini team to a fifth place showing, just a stroke behind Stanford.
ABOUT THE Fighting Illini Invitational
54-hole elite collegiate event hosted at Olympia
Country Club by the University of Illinois. Olympia
Fields has hosted the 2015 U.S. Amateur. two U.S.
Opens, two PGA Championships, five Western Opens
and a U.S. Senior Open.
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