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Seminole Intercollegiate In Tallahassee March 9-11

March 8, 2012

The Florida State men’s golf team, which has finished in the top 10 of four of their first five tournaments of the 2011-12 fall and spring seasons, plays host to the jewel of its schedule – the Seminole Intercollegiate – at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee, March 9-11. The Seminoles welcome 17 opponents including No. 8 Georgia Tech to the capital city of Florida for three days of exciting college golf. The event will begin with a practice round and a junior golf clinic on March 8 and three days of 18 holes of golf to decide the team and individual champions of the 2012 Seminole Intercollegiate.

No. 28 Florida State is joined by No. 8 Georgia Tech, Arkansas State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Florida Atlantic, Georgia State, Jacksonville, James Madison, Kennesaw State, Mercer, Michigan State, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Toledo, Troy, UNC Charlotte and USF in the 2012 Seminole Intercollegiate. The event will be played at the Southwood Golf Course in Tallahassee – which was named one of the Top 35 New Courses in America by Golf Magazine and among America’s Best New Courses by Golf Digest.

Then No. 18 ranked Arkansas won the team title finishing with an eight-under score of 844 in the 18-team field to claim the 2011 Seminole Intercollegiate team championship. Kennesaw State (847) turned in a top performance in the final round shooting eight-under 276 to take second place. No. 35 North Texas (850) finished fourth while Houston (865) finished fifth. Florida State’s Drew Kittleson saved his best round of golf for the final round to earn a share of the individual title. He finished tied with Arkansas’ Sebastian Cappelen and Kennesaw State’s Jeff Karlsson.

Director of Golf and Head Men’s Golf Coach Trey Jones has added two new professionals to the Seminole staff: Robert Duck as an assistant coach and Chad Smith as the Golf Operations Manager. Duck comes to Florida State from The Hambric Sports Group where he had work as a player manger since 2003. He has been a top amateur player in his native England and earned All-American honors at Augusta State where he played from 1998-2001. Duke led the Jaguars to three NCAA Championship appearances and was the interim head coach at his alma mater in 2003. Smith, who graduated from Florida State in 2005, will oversee operations for the men’s and women’s teams and coach staff, manages all business administration and coordinates team travel. He is also the assistant director of the Seminole Intercollegiate Men’s Golf Tournament.

Florida State Men's Golf Statistics (Fall 2011 / Spring 2012)
Name              Tourn.  Rounds   Par    -75    Low    Strokes    Avg
Brooks Koepka     5       15       6      13     66     1,074      71.67
Chase Seiffert    2       6        2      6      68     433        72.17
Bjorn Hellgren    2       6        4      4      69     436        72.67
Wesley Graham     4       12       4      10     71     882        73.50
Doug Letson       4       12       3      8      69     887        73.92
Kyle Cobb         2       6        1      2      72     445        74.17
Daniel Berger     4       12       2      8      70     899        74.92
Joaquin Lolas     5       15       2      11     71     1,133      75.53

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