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Men’s Golf Finishes In 10th Place at USF Invitational

March 6, 2012

DADE CITY, Fla. ( –
Florida State senior Brooks Koepka finished in a tie for 24th place in the individual standings and the Seminole men’s golf team finished in a tie for 10th place in the team standings as play in the USF Invitational came to a close on Tuesday.

Seminole Intercollegiate at Southwood Golf Course in Tallahassee March 9-11. —

No. 16 UCF, who took over the lead in the first round, earned the team championship with a six stroke win over Georgia. The Golden Knights had two players finish in the top five and three players complete the tournaments in the top 12 of the individual standings. Justin Doward of Louisville and Chris Pledger of Arkansas State finished in a tie for the individual championship with identical scores of five under par 211.

Koepka (Wellington, Fla.) earned his best score of the three round tournament with a two under par score of 70 in the second round en route to a four over par 54 hole score of 219. He was never more than four strokes over par during the tournament. Koepka led the Seminoles with 12 birdies during the event.

Senior Wesley Graham (Port Orange, Fla.) finished the event as the highest ranking Seminole. He finished in a tie for 12th place – he was competing as an individual and did not count toward the team score. Graham earned two scores of one under par 71 in the first two rounds and finished with a three over par score of 75 in the final round.

Florida State will play host the Seminole Intercollegiate beginning Friday at Southwood Golf Course in Tallahassee. Admission is free to see some of the top golfers from 17 different programs play for both team and individual championships.

USF Invitational/March 4-6, 2012/Final Florida State Results
Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club/Dade City, Fla./Par 72
T10/17.   Florida State     306   284   301   891
T24.      Brooks Koepka     74    70    75    219
T28.      Chase Seiffert    75    70    75    220
T51.      Kyle Cobb         79    72    76    227
T56.      Daniel Berger     81    72    75    228
T70.      Joaquin Lolas     78    75    81    234
T56.      Daniel Berger     81    72    75    228
T12.      Wesley Graham     71    71    75    217*
*playing as an individual

USF Invitational/March 4-6, 2012/Final Team Results
Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club/Dade City, Fla./Par 72
1.   UCF                  854   T10.  Florida State        891
2.   Georgia              860   T10.  Villanova            891
3.   Kentucky             868   12.   Florida Gulf Coast   893
4.   South Florida        874   13.   Arkansas State       895
5.   North Carolina       876   14.   DePaul               908
6.   Middle Tennessee St. 878   15.   Florida Atlantic     921
7.   Louisville           881   16.   Marquette            937
8.   Eastern Michigan     888   17.   Cincinnati           952
9.   Troy                 889

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