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Noles At Olympia Fields

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

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