Sept. 16, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
On the heels of the most successful season in school history, No. 16 Florida State will open its 2010-11 fall season at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational Sept. 17-19, 2010. The field includes 2010 NCAA team champion Augusta State, runner-up Oklahoma State, semifinalist Florida State and NCAA qualifiers Arizona State, California, Duke, Florida, Illinois and Stanford. This tournament sets up as one of the most power-packed tournaments in the nation on an annual basis and this season is no different. Of the 15 teams in the 72 hole tournament are 10 of the top 25 ranked teams in the nation. Florida State finished fifth in the team standings in the event in 2009.
THE 2010 OLYMPIA FIELDS INVITATIONAL FIELD
No. 16 Florida State is joined by No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 4 Stanford, No. 5 Augusta State, No. 6 Florida, No. 8 Texas, No. 12 Illinois, No. 15 Arizona State, Alabama, Cal-Berkeley, Duke, Indiana, Northwester, Ohio State and Purdue in the 2010 Fighting Illini Invitational. The event will be played on the par 70, 7,085 yard North Course at the Olympia Fields Country Club.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF TEAM EARNS PERFECT APR
Since the 2003 inception of the APR (Academic Progress Rate) the Florida State Seminoles have received a perfect APR average. Most recently for the 2006-2009 period the men’s and women’s golf teams were both received perfect APR honors.
KOEPKA NAMED ACC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Junior Brooks Koepka was named Atlantic Costal Conference Player of the Year in 2010 and led the Seminoles to their best finish in program history. After being named Freshman of the Year in 2009 Koepka became only the seventh player in ACC history to be named both Player and Freshman of the Year honors. As a junior, Koepka looks to become the first Seminole to be named ACC Player of the Year in two consecutive seasons.
SEMINOLES PREPARE FOR COLLEGIATE SEASON AT US AMATEUR
Two members of the Florida State men’s golf team – Drew Kittleson and Brooks Koepka — played in the 2010 U.S. Men’s Amateur Championship. Kittleson, who was playing in his fourth US Amateur, finished in the top 25 during stroke play and continued on to match play while Koepka had the honor of playing in his first US Am.
FLORIDA STATE TO HOST NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2013
Florida State University will host a NCAA Regional Championship for the first time in 2013. The tournament will be held at the Golden Eagle Country Club and will be one of six regional tournaments leading to the NCAA Championship finals.
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