April 5, 2011
Tallahassee, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
Florida State’s Drew Kittleson, who earned the third individual victory of his career at the Seminole Intercollegiate, was named the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s golfer for the month of March along with Mitchell Sutton of NC State and James White of Georgia Tech. It marked the first time Kittleson has earned the honor and the first time a Seminole men’s golfer has been so honored by the ACC.
Kittleson (Scottsdale, Az.) earned two top three finishes in three tournaments with his tied for first place performance at the Seminole Intercollegiate and his third place finish at the USF Invitational helping Florida State climb back into the race for the national championship. His outstanding individual placings allowed the Seminoles to earn three top five team finishes. Kittleson was a total of 10 strokes under par for the month – he was eight under at the USF Tournament, five under at the Florida State Tournament and three over par at the Longer Longer Invitational. He carded two eagles during the month and was not above par in four of the nine events he played in during the month.
Kittleson is the Seminoles’ top golfer this spring with a career low and team leading 70.33 scoring average. He has played 10 of his 15 rounds during the spring at par or better and has played all 15 of his rounds at 75 or better. Kittleson enters the month of April averaging a career low 72.26 strokes in 27 rounds during the fall 2010 and spring 2011 seasons. He ranks first on the team for rounds played at par (14) and rounds played with scores of 75 or better (25).
Florida State travels to play in the Thunderbird Invitational at Arizona State beginning on April 9. The event will be played on ASU’s Karsten Golf Course in Tempe which is located less than 10 miles from Kittleson’s home in Scottsdale.