July 13, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s golf team fell to Augusta State, 4-1, in the semifinals of the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship at The Honors Course thus ending the Seminoles’ run at the first national championship in the sport of men’s golf in school history. Despite the loss the Seminoles finished in a tie for third place at the national championship finals to earn the best finish in the history of the program. The Seminoles led the stroke play of the tournament and finished in second place to earn the No. 2 seed in the math play portion of the event. Florida State then defeated Texas Tech in the first round of match play before falling to Augusta State in the semifinals. The third place finish at the national Tournament marked the best finish in school history – one place better than the Seminoles fourth place national finish in 1957 and tied for fourth place finish in 1958.
FLORIDA STATE RANKED SIXTH IN FINAL GOLFSTAT POLL
Florida State finished the 2009-10 season ranked No. 6 in the final GolfStat poll of the season and No. 16 in the final poll by GolfWeek. The GolfStat poll was released following the Seminoles’ third place finish in the NCAA Championship while the GolfWeek poll came out before the beginning of the NCAA Championship. The Seminoles’ national ranking of No. 6 is the highest final ranking since head coach Trey Jones’ arrival for the 2004 season.
KOEPKA AND KITTLESON EARN ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
Florida State University golfers Brooks Koepka and Drew Kittleson, who helped lead the Seminoles golf team to a third place finish in the NCAA Championship finals, were named to the PING All-America team announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. It marked the first time both golfers had been rewarded with All-American honors during their careers. Koepka earned All-American Third Team honors while Kittleson earned All-American honorable mention honors.
KOEPKA NAMED SOUTHEAST REGIONAL ALL-AMERICA
Sophomore Brooks Koepka was named to the Division I Southeast Regional All-American Team by Ping and the Golf Coaches Association of America.
KOEPKA NAMED ACC GOLFER OF THE YEAR
Seminole sophomore Brooks Koepka was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year – an award which he shared with Virginia’s Ben Kohles in a vote by the ACC 11 head men’s golf coaches. Koepka was the first Seminole since Bobby Cochran in 1994 to be named the ACC Player of the Year. He was ranked as the nation’s No. 1 golfer for two weeks during the months of February and March. Koepka has a career-low 71.97 stroke average entering the 2010 NCAA Championship finals. Koepka was named the ACC Freshman of the Year in 2009. He is only the seventh player in ACC history to earn ACC Freshman and Player of the Year honors.
FLORIDA STATE MEN'S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2009/SPRING 2010) Name Tourn. Rds Par -75 Low Stks. Avg. Brooks Koepka 12 33 18 28 65 2,373 71.91 Seath Lauer 13 37 14 30 66 2,687 72.62 Drew Kittleson 12 34 16 28 67 2,468 72.59 Kyle Cobb 1 3 2 2 69 219 73.00 Wesley Graham 12 34 13 23 68 2,486 73.11 Michael Hebert 10 28 9 17 64 2,060 73.57 Doug Letson 10 28 9 16 68 2,089 74.61 Cameron Knight 2 6 2 2 70 456 76.00