Sept. 17, 2010
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. –
Florida State All-American Brooks Koepka shot a 74 and is in a tie for 40th place in the individual standings and led the No. 16 Seminoles through the first round of the Olympia Fields Invitational at the Olympia Fields Country Club. Koepka played his best golf of the round on his back nine with a two under par score that included two birdies and seven holes of par.
“I am curious to see how the guys come back from this start,” said head coach Trey Jones. “The golf course was hard but fair. We simply did not execute today. Every year that we have played well here my upper classmen carried the team. We have to have Drew, Brooks and Wesley re-group, use their experience and execute better shots.”
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. Of the 15 teams in the 72 hole tournament are 10 of the top 25 ranked teams in the nation.
Florida and Augusta State, with three players each in the top 15 of the individual standings, are tied for the team lead. The Gators and the Jaguars hold a two stroke lead over Ohio State in the race for the team standings. Bud Cauley of Alabama is the individual leader with a four under par score of 66.
The Seminoles will tee off at 9:40 (EDT) on Saturday and will play with Purdue and Arizona State in the second round.
Olympia Fields Invitational/Par 72/Sept. 17-19, 2010 Olympia Fields Country Club/Olympia Fields, Ill/First Round Florida State Results 15/15. Florida State 304 T40. Brooks Koepka 74 T51. Wesley Graham 75 T63. Joaquin Lolas 77 T65. Drew Kittleson 78 T71. Doug Letson 79
Olympia Fields Invitational/Par 72/Sept. 17-19, 2010 Olympia Fields Country Club/Olympia Fields, Ill/First Round Team Results T1. Florida 280 T8. Illinois 287 T1. Augusta State 280 10. Texas 299 3. Ohio State 282 T11. Cal 290 4. Alabama 285 T11. Northwestern 290 T5. Indiana 286 13. Purdue 291 T5. Oklahoma State 286 14. Arizona State 296 T5. Duke 286 15. Florida State 304 T8. Stanford 287