Oct. 26, 2010
ALPHARETTA, Ga. –
Florida State teammates Brooks Koepka and Kyle Cobb carded identical scores of 71 to lead the Seminole men’s golf team to a tied for ninth place finish in the team standings as play in the U.S. Collegiate Championship at the Country Club of Georgia came to a close on Tuesday. Koepka carded his second score of 71 in the event and finished in a tie for 20th place in the individual standings while Cobb carded his best score of the 54 hole tournament in finishing in a tie for 39th place.
No. 17 ranked Georgia Tech won the event by an amazing 27 strokes over UCLA as it led the event wire to wire to win the team championship. The Yellow Jackets had all five of their golfers finish under par and in the top seven of the individual standings. James White of Georgia Tech won the individual title with a five stroke victory over T.J. Vogel of Southern California.
Koepka (Wellington, Fla.) shot a one under par 71 in the final round to finish in a tie for 20th place which helped him earn his third consecutive top 20 finish. He also finished in second place in the individual standings in the Gary Koch Invitational and in a tie for third place at the Brickyard Invitational. Koepka closed the fall season as the Seminoles’ top ranked golfer with a 71.75 stroke average in 12 rounds during four events.
In the final round of the U.S. Collegiate, Koepka spent his entire day at or under par. After a birdie on hole No. 2 he was as many as two strokes under par and never above even par. Koepka carded three birdies on his front nine and was very consistent on his back nine with eight holes at par. He finished tied with teammate Wesley Graham as the Seminoles’ leaders with nine birdies during the tournament.
Cobb (Tallahassee, Fla.) played his best round of the fall season and came within two strokes of tying his career best score as he carded a one under par score of 71. He finished in a season-best tied for 39th place in the individual standings. Cobb played as consistently as he has during his career with three birdies and 16 holes at par or better during the third round. Cobb birdied his first hole of the round, and he too, spent the entire round below or at par.
Cobb birdied his final hole of the afternoon to finish under par for the third time in his Florida State career.
Senior Drew Kittleson (Scottsdale, Az.) finished in a tie for 33rd place as he carded a three under par score of 74 in the final round.
Florida State will now concentrate on its academics for the reminder of the semester as it closed its fall season with three top 10 and two top five team finishes. The Seminoles will begin their 2011 spring schedule at the University of Hawaii Hilo Invitational Feb. 2-4.
U.S. Collegiate Championship/Par 72/Final Florida State Results Golf Club of Georgia/Alpharetta, Ga. T9/15. Florida State 298 298 293 889 T20. Brooks Koepka 71 77 71 219 T33. Drew Kittleson 73 76 74 223 T39. Wesley Graham 75 71 78 224 T39. Kyle Cobb 79 74 71 224 76. Doug Letson 82 85 77 244
U.S. Collegiate Championship/Par 72/Final Florida State Results Golf Club of Georgia/Alpharetta, Ga. 1. Georgia Tech 836 T9. Kent State 889 2. UCLA 863 T9. Florida State 889 3. Texas A&M 866 11. Washington 894 4. Southern Cal. 867 12. Clemson 905 5. Virginia 870 13. E. Tennessee St. 907 6. Wake Forest 871 14. Georgia State 909 7. Duke 872 15. South Carolina 919 8. Cal 876