April 10, 2010
RALEIGH, N.C. –
Seminole junior Brooks Koepka finished in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings and the No. 10 Florida State men’s golf team finished in fourth place in the team standings as play in the Wolfpack Intercollegiate came to a close on the Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State. Koepka carded a one-under par 70 in the final round to finish to a 217 total and earn his third top-15 individual finish of the spring season.
North Carolina won the team championship with a 17 stroke victory over Duke. The Tar Heels finished first among the nine ACC teams that participated in the event. Florida State finished four strokes out of third place and nine strokes behind the second place Blue Devils. Adam Long of Duke, who shot a 68 in the final round, took home the individual medalist honors.
“The objective this week was for each player to get their games going in the right direction as we head to the ACC Championship,” said head coach Trey Jones.
Koepka played his best golf of the three round tournament over the final 18 holes as he finished with a one under par score of 70. He was one under after his first nine and put an exclamation on his round with an eagle on the par five 15th hole to move to under par for the round.
“Brooks continues to show his development as he gave himself a chance to win the golf tournament going into the final 9 holes without playing at his best,” said Jones.
Senior Seath Lauer, a candidate for the Ben Hogan Award as the nation’s top collegiate golfer, finished in a tie for 18th place in the individual standings. He closed the tournament with scores of 71 in the second round 72 in the third round for a total of 220. Lauer was one over par over the final two rounds of the event.
“Seath is close to playing well,” said Jones. “His ball striking was better than last week. He made a few birdies but missed a few to many short puts that prevented him from scoring well.”
Sophomore Wesley Graham also closed the event well as he carded a one-over par 72 in the final round. After shooting an uncharacteristic 78 in the first round, he closed with scores of 74 and 72 for a 224 total. Graham moved up by 12 spots in the individual standings with his final round score.
With its fourth place finish, the Seminoles have finished in the top 10 in each of their five events this spring and have earned six top five team finishes.
The Seminoles will next play in the ACC Tournament at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point in Greensboro, N.C. April 23-25. The Seminoles won the first ACC Championship in school history on that course in 2008.
Wolfpack Invitational/Par 71/Final Florida State Results Lonnie Pool Golf Course/Raleigh, N.C./April 9-10, 2010 4/18. Florida State 303 286 287 876 T7. Brooks Koepka 74 73 70 217 T18. Seath Lauer 77 71 72 220 T41. Wesley Graham 78 74 72 224 T51. Drew Kittleson 74 68 85 227 70. Doug Letson 79 78 73 230
Wolfpack Invitational/Par 71/Final Team Results Lonnie Pool Golf Course/Raleigh, N.C./April 9-10, 2010 1. North Carolina 860 10. Wake Forest 892 2. Duke 867 11. Virginia 893 3. NC State 872 12. Michigan 896 4. Florida State 876 13. New Orleans 898 5. Purdue 885 14. Maryland 900 6. Georgia Tech 887 15. Virginia Tech 901 7. Coastal Carolina 888 16. Charleston 908 T8. VCU 890 17. UNC Wilmington 909 T8. East Carolina 890