April 6, 2009
ALPHARETTA, Ga. –
Seminole freshman Brooks Koepka continued his stellar play as he carded a two over par 74 in the second round and is in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings with a 144 total for the first 36 holes at the US Collegiate Championship at the Country Club of Georgia. Koepka has carded the two best rounds for the Seminoles in the first two rounds and enters the final round of the event only five strokes out of the individual lead.
No. 7 ranked Stanford surged into the team lead as they carded a 290 team score and moved into first after finishing the first round in a tie for fifth place. A pair of Cardinal players – David Chung and Steve Ziegler – are tied for third place in the individual standings with 36-hole scores of 141. Erick Flores of UCLA and Bud Cauley of Alabama are tied for first in the individual standings with scores of 139.
Koepka played well as he carded two early birdies (on his first two holes) and finished with 12 holes at par over his final 16 holes of the round. He was one-over par after the first nine and closed well with only one hole over par on his back nine to finish at two-over par. Koepka has now carded a team-leading eight birdies over the first 36 holes of the tournament.
Senior All-American Matt Savage played his best round of the event with a four-over par 76. He bettered his first round score by three strokes and has a 153 total for the first two rounds.
The Seminoles are playing without sophomore Drew Kittleson who is playing in the Master’s at Augusta this week. Kittleson played his first practice round on Monday.
US Collegiate Championship/Par 72/Second Round Florida State Results Golf Club of Georgia/Alpharetta, Ga./April 5-7, 2009 15/15. Florida State 302 309 611 T7. Brooks Koepka 70 74 144 T47. Cameron Knight 74 79 153 T57. Matt Savage 79 76 155 T72. Seath Lauer 79 80 159 78. Wesley Graham 88 80 168
US Collegiate Championship/Par 72/Second Round Team Results Golf Club of Georgia/Alpharetta, Ga./April 5-7, 2009 1. Stanford 579 T8. Southern Cal. 593 2. Texas A&M 583 T10. Oklahoma State 594 3. Washington 585 T10. South Carolina 594 4. Georgia 587 12. Indiana 600 5. UCLA 589 13. East Tennessee St 609 T6. Alabama 592 14. Florida 610 T6. Clemson 592 15. Florida State 611 T8 Georgia Tech 593