Oct. 7, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s golf team plays in its third event of the fall season as it travels to Macon, Ga., to play the fourth annual Brickyard Collegiate Golf Championship Oct. 8-10, 2010. The Seminoles finished in fifth place in their most recent outing at the Gary Koch Intercollegiate and will play for their second consecutive top five team finish at the Brickyard Championship. The Seminoles finished in seventh place at this event in 2009.
THE 2010 BRICKYARD COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
Florida State is joined by No. 3 Augusta State, No. 17 Georgia Tech, No. 19 Georgia, Boston College, Chattanooga, Clemson, Colorado State, Gonzaga, Mercer, Ole Miss, North Florida, Oklahoma, Texas-Arlington and Virginia Tech in the 2010 Brickyard Collegiate Championship. Augusta State, which finished as the national runner-up in 2010 (and defeated Florida State in the national semifinals) is the defending national champion. The event will be played on the par 72, 7,128 yard course at Brickyard At Riverside golf Course. The event is a three-round, 54 hole tournament.
KOEPKA LEADS THE SEMINOLES TO FIFTH PLACE FINISH AT GARY KOCH
Seminole junior Brooks Koepka (Wellington, Fla.) shot a 71 in the final round and finished in second place in the individual standings to lead the Seminole men’s golf team to a fifth place finish in the team standings at the Gary Koch Invitational. Koepka made up four strokes on Ben Kohles, the individual medalist, in the final round but fell one stroke short of earning the first win of his All-American career as a Seminole. He has now finished in second place four times in his 25 career events.
KITTLESON FINISHES IN TOP 20 AT GARY KOCH
Seminole senior Drew Kittleson (Scottsdale, Ariz.) finished in a tie for 19th place in the individual standings to earn the 17th top 20 finish of his career in last week’s Gary Koch Invitational. He carded a 68 in the second round to tie teammate Brooks Koepka for the best round of the event by a Seminole. Kittleson led the Seminoles at the 2010 NCAA Championship where he tied for sixth place in the stroke play portion of the event. Florida State finished third overall at the 2010 NCAA Championship.
COBB EARNS HIS WAY INTO THE SEMINOLES STARTING LINE-UP
Junior Kyle Cobb (Tallahassee, Fla.) will play as a member of the Seminoles’ starting line-up for the second consecutive week at the Brickyard Intercollegiate. After transferring to Florida State from UCF to begin the fall 2009 semester, Cobb played in one event (the Seminole Intercollegiate) as an individual in his first season as a Seminole. He earned his way into the starting line-up for the first time in his Florida State career for last week’s Gary Koch Invitational where he finished in a tied for 49th place in the individual standings. Cobb carded his career low score of 69 in the 2010 Seminole Intercollegiate.
LOLAS CONTINUES TO PLAY WELL
Sophomore Joaquin Lolas (Lima, Peru), who will play as an individual in this week’s Brickyard Collegiate Championship, played in his first event as a Seminole in the fall season opening Olympia Fields Invitational. He carded a 74 in the second round of the event and finished with a 28 total for the 54 hole event.
DID YOU NOLE?
Did you know that during the last two tournaments the Seminoles have carded four rounds in the 60’s with All-Americans Brooks Koepka and Drew Kittleson carding two each. The Seminoles earned their best team score of the fall season in the second round of both their early tournaments and are averaging 285 strokes in the middle round of their tournaments so far this season.
Florida State Men's Golf Statistics (Combined - Fall 2010) Name Tourn. Rds Par -75 Low Stks Avg Wesley Graham 2 6 3 5 70 437 72.83 Drew Kittleson 2 6 2 6 68 438 73.00 Doug Letson 2 6 1 2 70 448 74.66 Brooks Koepka 2 6 3 6 68 431 71.83 Joaquin Lolas 1 3 0 1 74 228 76.00 Tyler Sluman 1 3 1 1 72 227 75.66 Kyle Cobb 1 3 0 0 73 229 76.33