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Seiffert Leads FSU on Day 1 of Seminole Intercollegiate

March 9, 2012

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Led by junior Chase Seiffert’s 4-under 67, the Florida State men’s golf team is tied for first with Georgia Tech after day one of competition at the 2012 Seminole Intercollegiate at Southwood Golf Club on Friday.

The Seminoles and Yellow Jackets fired round one scores of 6-under-par 278 to lead the 18-team field, three shots ahead of third-place Mercer (281) and five shots ahead of Kennesaw State (283) and Charlotte (283), who are tied for fourth.

“I’m proud of our guys,” Florida State head coach Trey Jones said. “Especially, considering our physical condition…we have three guys battling the flu, and two guys just getting over it. They showed a lot of heart and a lot of determination. It means a lot to them to be able to come out and play well in front of their friends and family. It was a great start for us.”

Seiffert had a bogey-free first round, tallying four birdies in the first 10 holes en route to his season-low round. He is tied for second.

Senior Brooks Koepka is tied for seventh after firing a 2-under 69, while graduate student Kyle Cobb also went under-par, shooting a season-best 1-under 70 to put himself in a tie for 13th.

Koepka began his day with a birdie on No. 1 and played 1-under golf on both the front and back. Cobb had five birdies, including back-to-back on holes No. 10 and 11.

Rounding out FSU’s top five were senior Wesley Graham and freshman Daniel Berger, who both recorded 1-over 72s and are tied for 30th. Berger made 15 pars, second-most among the field on day one.

FSU’s two individuals, sophomore Joaquin Lolas and junior Doug Letson, both fired 1-under 70s. Letson started off his day with an eagle on the par-5, 547-yard first hole. The pair is tied for 13th.

Kennesaw State’s Jeff Karlsson fired a 6-under 65 to sit atop the individual leaderboard after day one. He holds a two-shot lead over Seiffert and USF’s Trey Valentine (67).

The Seminoles will tee off with Georgia Tech, Mercer and Kennesaw State from hole No. 1 at 8:47 a.m. on Saturday during round two action.

Seminole Intercollegiate/Mar. 9,  2012/First Round
FSU Results Southwood Golf Club/Tallahassee, Fla./Par 71
T1/18.   Florida State   278
T2.      Chase Seiffert  67
T7.      Brooks Koepka   69
T13.     Kyle Cobb       70
T13.     Doug Letson     70
T13.     Joaquin Lolas   70
T30.     Daniel Berger   70
T30.     Wesley Graham   72

Seminole Intercollegiate/Mar. 9,  2012/First Round
FSU Results Southwood Golf Club/Tallahassee, Fla./Par 71
T1.   Florida State      278   10.   Cincinnati           291
T1.   Georgia Tech       278   11.   Troy                 292
3.    Mercer             281   T12.  Mississippi St.      293
T4.   Kennesaw State     283   T12.  USF                  293
T4.   Charlotte          283   T14.  Georgia State        296
6.    North Carolina     286   T14.  Toledo               296
7.    Michigan State     287   16.   James Madision       297
8.    Jacksonville       288   17.   Florida Atlantic     303
9.    Arkansas State     289   18.   Boston College       305

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