March 6, 2012
DADE CITY, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
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. http://www.seminoles.com/sports/m-golf/seminoleintercollegiate.html —
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