February 3, 2011 - by
Kittleson Leads Noles

Feb. 3, 2011




WAIKOLOA, Hawaii (seminoles.com) –
Florida State University senior Drew Kittleson shot a one over par 73 and is in a tie for 49th place in the individual standings with a 36 hole total of 144 after two rounds of the Amer Ari Invitational on the Waikoloa Kings’ Course. Florida State is in 20th place in the team standings with one round of 18 holes remaining to be played.

Kittleson enjoyed a second consecutive strong day and is now at even par after two rounds. He carded a one under par score of 71 in the first round and has a 144 total heading into the third and final round. Playing among the leaders in one of the strongest fields in all of college golf this season, Kittleson is only six strokes from moving into the top 10 of the individual standings.

No. 4 ranked Oklahoma State surged into the team lead with a team total of 15 under par 273 in the second round. The Cowboys lead second placed and No. 2 ranked UCLA by seven strokes. A total of six of the nation’s top 25 ranked teams are in the top seven places in the team standing in this event. Daniel Miernicki of Oregon shot a 69 and is the clubhouse leader with a two round total of 131. He shot an amazing score of 10 under par 62 in the first round to grab the individual lead.

“Our freshmen are going improve with this experience,” said Head Coach Trey Jones. “They have competed one college team tournament between the two of them prior to this event. Drew and Brooks are leaving shots around the pin. They have been putting well but have not made the putts they normally make.”

The Seminoles will play in the final round of the event beginning at 12:30 p.m. (EST).

Amer Ari Invitational/Feb. 2-4, 2011/Second Round Florida State Results
Waikoloa, Hawaii/Waikoloa Kings Course/Par 72
20/20.  Florida State    290   299   599
T49.    Drew Kittleson   71    73    144
T73.    Joaquin Lolas    73    74    147
T88.    Brooks Koepka    73    76    149
T88.    Bjorn Hellgren   73    76    149
113.    Wesley Graham    80    83    163

Amer Ari Invitational/Feb. 2-4, 2011/Second Round Florida State Results
Waikoloa, Hawaii/Waikoloa Kings Course/Par 72
1.   Oklahoma State     551   11.   Stanford          571
2.   UCLA               558   12.   Washington        573
3.   Texas Tech         559   T13.  Oregon State      576
T4.  Georgia Tech       560   T13.  Colorado          576
T4.  Texas              560   T15.  San Francisco     580
6.   Arizona State      561   T15.  San Jose State    580
7.   Southern Cal.      563   17.   W. Washington     584
T8.  TCU                568   18.   Hawaii            587
T8.  California Davis   568   19.   Hawaii Hilo       588
T8.  Oregon             568   20.   Florida State     589

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