Feb. 13, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. –
Florida State University Michael Hebert carded a two-round total of 142 and is in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings and the No. 9 ranked Seminole men’s golf team is in third place heading into the final round of the Gator Invitational at the Mark Bostic Golf Course at the University of Florida. Herbert, who carded scores of 67 and 75 in Saturday’s two rounds of play is only one stroke behind a trio of individual leaders while the Seminoles are 12 strokes behind Florida in the race for the team championship.
Florida, the host team, leads the team standings by nine strokes over Chattanooga and by 12 strokes over Florida State. The Gators have four players in the top four of the individual standings led by Tyson Alexander who is in a three-way for first place with a one over par score of 141. Alexander is tied with Julian Suri of Duke and John Darby of UAB.
“Competitive golf in the winter often requires more patience for several reasons,” said head coach Trey Jones. “We had some guys make some mistakes and let it get to them and you can not do that and expect to pay your best. The mistakes that I noticed are not new and are correctable if the players set there mind to it.”
Each of the five players in the Seminoles’ starting line-up is within six strokes of the individual lead entering Sunday’s final round of play.
Hebert, a freshman, carded a career-best 67 in the second round and followed that score with a 75 in the second round. He was very consistent in the first round with three birdies and 15 holes of par. Hebert was never above par and was as much as three strokes under par in earning hid score of 67 on the par 70 course.
“Michael gave us a good first round 67,” said head coach Trey Jones. “He showed his potential when you play that well in really cold and windy conditions.”
Sophomore Brooks Koepka continued to play well early in the spring season and is in a tie for 11th place with a two round total of 143. He carded scores of 71 and 72 in the first two rounds and is only two strokes out of the individual lead. Koepka finished in second place at the spring season opening Mauni Lani Invitational last weekend.
Senior Seath Lauer is in a tie for 17th place with a two round total of 145 and is followed closely by junior Drew Kittleson who is in a tie for 22nd place with a two round total of 146. Sophomore Wesley Graham is in a tie for 26th place with a two round total of 147.
“Seath is close to playing well,” said Jones. “I think a couple of good rounds will go a long way for him.”
Gator Invitational/Par 70/Second Round Florida State Results Mark Bostic Golf Course/Gainesville, Fla./Feb. 13-14, 2010 3/14. Florida State 283 291 574 T4. Michael Hebert 67 75 142 T11. Brooks Koepka 71 72 142 T17. Seath Lauer 73 72 145 T22. Drew Kittleson 72 74 146 T26. Wesley Graham 74 73 147 T72. Doug Letson 81 79 160 * * playing as an individual