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Golf At Gary Koch

Sept. 30, 2010



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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State continues its fall season as it travels to play at the Gary Koch Intercollegiate at the Old Memorial Golf Club in Tampa, Fla., Oct. 2-3. The Seminoles begin play in the event as the defending tournament champions after taking a 16-stroke win over Texas Tech in 2009. The Seminoles established the tournament record with an 834 (-30) total for the three round tournament in winning the event last season – one of three team wins during the 2010-11 fall and spring seasons. Following their spectacular regular season, the Seminoles finished in a tie for third place at the NCAA Championship at The Honors Course at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

THE GARY KOCH INTERCOLLEGIATE FIELD
Florida State is joined by No. 20 Auburn, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Georgia Southern, Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State, North Carolina, UNC Greensboro, North Florida, South Florida and Virginia in the field for the 2010 Gary Koch Intercollegiate. The event will be played at the 7,400 yard, par 72 Old Memorial Golf Club in Tampa. Over the course of the two day event, the teams will play 36 holes on Oct. 2 and 18 holes on Oct. 3.

FLORIDA STATE WINS 2009 GARY KOCH INTERCOLLEGIATE
Florida State set a 54 hole Tournament record in winning the team championship of the Gary Koch Invitational at the Old Memorial Golf Club as play in the three round event came to a close Sunday. The Seminoles began the day four strokes behind Texas Tech and, with the best team round of the third round, finished an amazing 16 strokes ahead of the Red Raiders in the final standings. Seminole senior Seath Lauer, who earned All-ACC honors in 2010, finished in second place in the individual standings as he carded a two-under par score of 70 in the final round and finished with a career-best 201 score for the three-round tournament. He finished two strokes behind Kyle Kopsick of Auburn who carded a tournament record 203 individual score. Florida State’s victory was its second of the year after claiming the championship of the season-opening GolfWeek Conference Challenge.

GRAHAM LEADS SEMINOLES AT OLYMPIA FIELDS INVITATIONAL
Junior Wesley Graham led the Seminoles with a tied for 24th place finish at the season opening Olympia Fields Invitational. It marked the second time in his career that he had finished as Florida State’s team leader in an event during his career. Graham also led the Seminoles with a 22nd place finish at the spring 2010 Linger Longer Invitational in leading the Seminoles to a top 10 finish in the event. Graham carded an even par 70 in the second round and a one over par 71 in the third round. He finished the final 36 holes of the tournament with 31 holes at par or better with four birdies.

KITTLESON FINISHES WELL AT OLYMPIA FIELDSM
Senior All-American candidate Drew Kittleson carded a 69 in the final round and a 142 total in the final two rounds of the Olympia Fields Invitational. It marked the seventh time in his career that Kittleson has closed a tournament with a score in the 60’s including the 2010 NCAA Central Regional Championship when he recorded all three of his scores in his 60’s on his way to regional medalist honors.

LOLAS MAKES HIS FIRST APPEARANCE AS A SEMINOLE
Sophomore Joaquin Lolas made his first appearance as a Seminole at the fall season opening Olympia Fields Invitational. He finished with a 76.00 stroke average for the tournament including a career-low score of 74 in the second round of the tournament. He joined the Seminoles during the spring season of 2010 and did not appear in any tournaments during his first semester as a Seminole.

FLORIDA STATE MEN'S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2010)
Name               Tourn.   Rds    Par   -75    Low    Stks.    Avg.
Wesley Graham      1        3      2     3      70     216      72.00
Drew Kittleson     1        3      1     2      69     220      73.33
Doug Letson        1        3      1     2      70     222      74.00
Brooks Koepka      1        3      0     3      74     223      74.33
Joaquin Lolas      1        3      0     1      74     228      76.00

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