Camden’s Cole Anderson to compete in NCAA golf national championship

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 4:30pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Camden native Cole Anderson has had a successful second season as part of the Florida State University men’s collegiate golf program this spring, and will be among five Seminoles competing in Scottsdale, Arizona from May 28 to June 2 in the NCAA National Championships at the Grayhawk Golf Club.

Finals play consists of three days of stroke play Friday, May 28 through Sunday, May 30 (54 holes), after which the top 15 teams and nine individuals not on an advancing team will be determined.

That is followed by a final day of 18 holes of stroke play Monday, May 31 to determine the top eight teams that will advance to match play as well as the 72-hole individual champion.

The team national champion will be determined by a match-play format that will consist of quarterfinals and semifinals conducted Tuesday, June 1, followed by finals Wednesday, June 2.

For the Tallahassee, Florida university, the goal is to win the program’s first national championship. 

This season, Anderson has found success on the golf course with the Seminoles. 

Anderson tied for 15th (215 total score), tied for 26th (215), tied for sixth (210) and tied for 43rd (225) in the four regular season tournaments he placed in. During a fifth tournament, Anderson did not finish. 

Recently, in the NCAA regional tournament, Anderson tied for 14th (212) as the top-ranked Florida State men’s golf team capped off a spectacular week of play with a combined score of 34-under (271-281-278) to win their first NCAA Regional in program history at the Seminole Legacy Golf Club.