Oct. 25, 2010
ALPHARETTA, Ga. –
Florida State University junior Wesley Graham shot a one under par 71 in the second round and has moved into a tie for 23rd place in the individual standings and the Seminole men’s golf team is in 11th place in the team standings heading into Tuesday’s final round of the U.S. Collegiate Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia. Graham was three under par on his final four holes of the second round as he jumped 11 spots in the individual standings and is looking to finish as the Seminoles’ top golfer for the second time in four fall tournaments.
No. 17 Georgia Tech continued to lead the tournament and holds an 11 stroke lead over Southern California with 18 holes of the 54 hole tournament remaining to be played. The Trojans played the best team round of the afternoon and moved up from fourth in the team standings after the first round to second after the second round, but still trail the hot shooting Yellow Jackets. Led by the current overall individual leader, James White, the Yellow Jackets are the only team in the field with three players currently in the top 10 of the individual standings. White carded a two under par 70 in the second round and has a two day total 12 under par 132.
Graham (Port Orange, Fla.) led the Seminoles with a 71 to mark the fourth time this season he has carded a score of 71 or better. He was one over par on his first nine and two under on his second nine to finish at one under par. Graham led the Seminoles with five birdies and nine holes at par during the round.
Graham, who entered the U.S. Collegiate Championship with a stoke average of 72.78, in the first three tournaments of the fall, finished as the Seminoles’ overall leader in the season-opening Olympia Fields Invitational and has earned three top 30 individual finishes so far this season.
Junior Brooks Koepka (Wellington, Fla.) shot an uncharacteristic 77 in the second round and is now in a tie for 33rd place in the individual standings. He carded a 71 in the first round and has a two day total of 148. He is followed closely by senior Drew Kittleson who has a two day total of 149 and is in a tie for 40th place in the individual standings. Kittleson carded a one over par 73 in the first round and a 76 in the second round.
Florida State closes play in the U.S. Collegiate on Tuesday as its fall season comes to a close. The Seminoles have earned two top five team finishes this season. Florida State then opens the 2011 spring season at the Hawaii Hilo Invitational Feb. 2-4.
U.S. Collegiate Championship/Par 72/Second Round Florida State Results Golf Club of Georgia/Alpharetta, Ga. 11/15. Florida State 298 298 596 T23. Wesley Graham 75 71 146 T33. Brooks Koepka 71 77 148 T40. Drew Kittleson 73 76 149 T60. Kyle Cobb 79 74 153 77. Doug Letson 75 85 167
U.S. Collegiate Championship/Par 72/Second Round Florida State Results Golf Club of Georgia/Alpharetta, Ga. 1. Georgia Tech 556 9. Wake Forest 591 2. Southern Cal. 567 10. Washington 594 3. Texas A&M 570 11. Florida State 596 4. UCLA 573 12. East Tennessee St. 602 5. Cal 581 13. Clemson 603 6. Virginia 582 14. South Carolina 607 7. Duke 582 15. Georgia State 613 8. Kent State 590