April 7, 2009 - by
Koepka Finishes In A Tie For 7th At US Collegiate Championship.

April 7, 2009

Florida State University freshman Brooks Koepka earned his third consecutive top-10 finish as he carded a 74 in the final round of the U.S. Collegiate Championship and finished in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings as the final round of the event was played at the Golf Club of Georgia. Koepka finished second at the Florida State Spring Break Invitational and in second place during the stroke play competition at the Callaway Match Play Championship earlier this month and has not carded a score above 74 in his last seven rounds.

No. 5 Clemson rallied from a tie for sixth place after two rounds to claim the team championship. The Tigers turned in the only sib-par team score of the third round to climb past six teams to win the team title. Bud Cauley of Alabama and Erick Flores of UCLA tied for the individual championship with four under par scores of 212.

Koepka was Florida State’s leader throughout the event after carding a two-under par 70 in the first round of the event. He maintained his top-10 standing in the second round with a two-over par 74 and closed with a second strong score of 74. Koepka was poised to shoot one of the best rounds of his short collegiate career and was two strokes under par through his first 11 holes of the final round before carding four bogeys over his final seven holes to finish at two over par for the afternoon.

Koepka is minus nine strokes under par in his last three tournaments and seven total rounds. He carded his career low score of 65 in the second round of the Florida State Spring Break Invitational on March 12.

Junior Cameron Knight carded an equally strong score of 74 in the final round and finished in a tie for 43rd place with a 227 total for the 54 hole event. He carded scores of 74 in the first and third rounds. Knight was at even par through his first 13 holes before giving back two shots on bogeys over the final five holes of the event.

With its regular season now complete, Florida State sets its sights on defending its ACC Championship on April 17-19 at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C. The Seminoles won the first ACC golf championship in school history on the same course in 2008.

US Collegiate Championship/Par 72/Final Florida State Results
Golf Club of Georgia/Alpharetta, Ga./April 5-7, 2009
15/15.  Florida State    302   309   304   915
T7.     Brooks Koepka    70    74    74    218
T41.    Cameron Knight   74    79    74    227
T64.    Matt Savage      79    76    77    232
73.     Seath Lauer      79    80    79    238
T77.    Wesley Graham    88    80    79    247

US Collegiate Championship/Par 72/Final Team Results
Golf Club of Georgia/Alpharetta, Ga./April 5-7, 2009
1.   Clemson        876   9.    Southern Cal.        888
2.   Stanford       878   10.   Oklahoma State       895
3.   Georgia Tech   881   11.   South Carolina       897
4.   Georgia        883   12.   East Tennessee St.   906
T5.  Alabama        886   13.   Florida              909
T5.  Washington     886   14.   Indiana              910
T5.  Texas A&M      886   15.   Florida State        915
8.   UCLA           887

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