January 28 2012
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Jonas Blixt grew up in Sweden but he came to the United States to play golf at Florida State.
The Nationwide Tour grad credits the Seminole golf program as being instrumental in his development as a golfer. So Blixt was pleased to learn that the 65 he shot Saturday in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open would help Florida State, as well as move him up 35 spots on the leaderboard.
That's because Saturday was University Day at Torrey Pines and the player who shot the lowest score earned $20,000 for his college program. Cameron Tringale’s 66 meant Georgia Tech would receive $10,000, as well, and all the pros wearing their school colors received $500 for their college teams..
"When I can help my college out, I want to do that," said Blixt, who will start the final round at 11 under and trailing Kyle Stanley by seven strokes. "Without them, I would never be here.
“I grew up a lot over there. They helped me with everything. I mean, I got to be a lot better player there, and I had a lot of fun there too. So I hope I can help them."