Oct. 8, 2010
MACON, Ga. –
Florida State University junior Brooks Koepka shot a one over par 73 and is in a tie for 23rd place in the individual standings and the Florida State men’s golf team is in a tie for 11th place in the team standings after one round of the Brickyard Invitational at the Brickyard Golf Course. Koepka is looking to led the Seminoles for the second consecutive week after finishing in second place at last week’s Gary Koch Invitational which tied him for the best individual finish if his career.
Georgia, with three players in the top 15 of the individual standings, is the team leader after the first round as the Bulldogs finished as the only team under par in the first round. The Bulldogs holds a one stroke lead over North Florida and a two stroke lead of 2010 national runner-up Augusta State. A trio of players – Carter Newman of Augusta State, Kyle Scott of Georgia Tech and Hudson Swafford of Georgia – are tied for first place in the individual standings with identical scores of four under par 68.
Koepka (Wellington, Fla.) was the most consistent of the five Seminole players in the first round as he finished with a one-over par score of 73. He finished at even par over his first nine and was one over par after making the turn to the back nine. Koepka closed the round well as he was one under par over the final six holes of the round with two birdies and one bogey.
Junior Wesley Graham (Port Orange, Fla.) continues to enjoy a strong fall season as he carded a two over par score of 74. He is in a tie for 30th place in the individual standings. Graham led the Seminoles with four birdies in the round but was undone with a pair of double bogeys on the first and 10th holes of the round. Without the two double bogeys, Graham could have been four strokes under par and listed among the leaders.
The Seminoles, who are only seven strokes out of a tie for fourth place entering the second round, are looking to earn their second consecutive top five team finish. Florida State finished in fifth place at the Gary Koch Invitational.
In an all-ACC team pairing in the second round, the Seminoles will play with Clemson (who is in a tie for fourth place) and Virginia Tech (who is in a tie for 11th place with Florida State).
Brickyard Invitational/Par 72/First Round Florida State Results Brickyard Golf Course/Macon, Ga./Oct. 8-10, 2010 T11/15. Florida State 298 T23 Brooks Koepka 73 T30. Wesley Graham 74 T38. Kyle Cobb 75 T46. Doug Letson 76 T46. Drew Kittleson 76Brickyard Invitational/Par 72/First Round Florida State Results Brickyard Golf Course/Macon, Ga./Oct. 8-10, 2010 1. Georgia 287 9. Colorado State 295 2. North Florida 288 10. Ole Miss 297 3. Augusta State 289 T11. Florida State 298 T4. Georgia Tech 291 T11. Virginia Tech 298 T4. Clemson 291 T11. Gonzaga 298 T6. Chattanooga 292 14. Mercer 305 T6. Texas Arlington 292 15. Boston College 317 8. Oklahoma 293