Oct. 13, 2008
MACON, Ga. –
Seminole junior Cameron Knight finished in a career-best tied for third place in the individual standings and the Florida State men’s golf team finished in fourth place in the team standings as play in the Second Annual Brickyard Collegiate Championship at the Brickyard Golf Course came to a close. Knight carded back-to-back scores of 69 in the second and third rounds of the event to move from a tie for 57th place in the individual standings after shooting a 77 in the first round to his final standing of tied for third after playing the final 36 holes of the tournament at two under par.
Knight (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) earned the best finish if his career, came within two strokes of tying the best single single-round score of his career and earned the best tournament score of his career (215) in finished as the Seminoles’ top finisher for the second time in his career.
In addition to Knight’s score of 69, the Seminoles also counted the scores of 72 by Matt Savage and Drew Kittleson and a 73 by Brooks Koepka. Florida State finished with a 286 team score – its best of the tournament and the second best on the final day of the 15 teams competing in the event. Florida State moved from a tie for 10th place after one round into seventh place after two rounds to its final standing of fourth place.
Georgia won the event as they posted a five-stroke victory over Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs carded a third-round best team score of 282 and finished with three players in the top-10 of the individual standings. Georgia Tech’s Cameron Tringale finished first in the individual standings with a one-over par total of 211. Tringale defeated Virginia Tech’s Drew Weaver by one stroke.
Knight proved to be the most consistent of the five Seminoles in the event over the course of the final two rounds. In carding consecutive scores of 69, he was never more than two strokes over par and carded only five bogeys – only three on his final 27 holes of the tournament. Knight was three under par over his final 10 holes of the final round to bring his score under par for the second straight round. It marked the second time in his Florida State career that he carded consecutive under par rounds.
Sophomore Drew Kittleson (Scottsdale, Ariz.) finished well with a two-over par 72 in the final round and finished in a tie for 21st place in the individual standings. He finished with three scores at 74 or better for the second time in three events this fall. Kittleson finished with eight of his nine scores at 74 or below this fall.
Senior All-American Matt Savage (Louisville, Ky.) also finished with a score of 72 in the final round and a 219 total for the 54-hole event. He finished in a tie for 46th place. Savage was a total of six strokes over par during the final 36 holes of the event after finishing the first round with a nine-over par 79.
Junior Seath Lauer (Huntington, Ind.) finished in a tie for 21st place as he finished play with a score of 75 in the final round. The Seminoles’ leader during the first and second rounds of the event, he finished with a three-round total of 219. Freshman Brooks Koepka, the only Seminole freshman to play in all three of the team’s fall events, finished in a tie for 54th place with a 73 in the final round and a 227 total for the event.
The Seminoles will open the spring season at the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational at the Mauni Lai Resort Feb. 4-6, 2009.
Second Annual Brickyard Collegiate Championship/Par 70 The Brickyard Golf Course/Macon, Ga./Oct. 11-13, 2008/Final FSU Results 4/15. Florida State 299 288 286 873 T3. Cameron Knight 77 69 69 215 T21. Drew Kittleson 73 74 72 219 T21. Seath Lauer 73 71 75 219 T46. Matt Savage 79 74 72 225 T54. Brooks Koepka 76 78 73 227
Second Annual Brickyard Collegiate Championship/Par 70 The Brickyard Golf Course/Macon, Ga./Oct. 11-13, 2008/Final Team Results 1. Georgia 859 9. Charlotte 882 2. Georgia Tech 864 10. Wake Forest 883 3. Clemson 866 11. Chattanooga 886 4. Florida State 873 12. Hartford 898 5. Virginia Tech 875 13. Mercer 899 6. Penn State 877 14. Oregon 902 7. Duke 878 15. Kennesaw St. 905 8. Augusta State 881