June 15, 2014
PINEHURST, N.C, – Former All-Americans Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger both played some of their best golf this weekend at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. Koepka finished tied for fourth while Berger carded the lowest round of the day.
“I am always proud of each of them,” said head coach Trey Jones. “I am positive both players will use this experience and will be back in this situation in the near future. They are both tough, young men and this was evident of how they handled the challenges of a U.S. Open.”
Florida State has now had three top four finishers in the past three major championships. Jonas Blixt finished fourth in the 2013 PGA Championship and tied for second at the 2014 Masters. With today’s finish, Koepka receives an invitation to the 2015 Masters to join Blixt.
Koepka, the 2012 and 2010 ACC Player of the Year, secured his status on the PGA Tour next year as he finished tied for fourth. Koepka was at 2-over par when he reached the 18th hole. He birdied the final hole to finish the tournament 1-over par and locked his spot in for a top four finish.
“Brooks played steady all week and that is a credit to his talent and maturity,” continued Jones.
Berger, a 2013 first team All-American, had the second-best round of the U.S. Open and Sunday’s low round with a 4-under 66. He made five birdies on the day to move him up the scoreboard 29 spots and finished the day tied for 28th.
“Daniel’s bounce back round shows why I have always considered him the best I have coached at putting a bad shot behind you and moving on,” concluded Jones.
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