Oct. 3, 2010
TAMPA, Fla. –
Florida State University junior Brooks Koepka shot a 71 in the final round and finished in second place in the individual standings to lead the No. 18 Seminole men’s golf team to a fifth place finish in the team standings at the Gary Koch Invitational at the Old Memorial Golf Course. Koepka made up four strokes on Ben Kohles, the individual medalist, in the final round but fell one stroke short of earning the first win of his All-American career as a Seminole.
“We put ourselves in a good position thru 11 holes and we just didn’t finish
the round,” said head coach Trey Jones.
Kohles, who led Virginia to the team championship, carded a 75 in the final round to finish the 54 hole tournament with a nine under par score of 207. He defeated Koepka, who finished the event with an eight under par score of 208, by one stroke. Koepka and Kohles were named the ACC Co-Players of the Year in 2010. Virginia led wire to wire in claiming the team championship with a nine stroke victory over Auburn.
Koepka (Wellington, Fla.) tied his career best finish as he closed the event in second place in the individual standings. He has now finished in second place four times in his 25 career events. Koepka carded three sub par scores (69-68-71) in earning the third best tournament score of his career. He finished with a career best three round total of 205 in the Gary Koch Invitational during the fall of 2009.
Senior Drew Kittleson (Socttsdale, Az.) finished in a tie for 19th place to earn the 17th top 20 finish of his career. He carded a 68 in the second round to tie Koepka for the best round of the event by a Seminole.
Florida State plays in its third of four fall events at the Brickyard Intercollegiate beginning Oct. 8. The Seminoles close out their fall season at the US Collegiate Challenge at the Golf Club of Alpharetta in Alpharetta, Ga., Oct. 24-26.
Gary Koch Invitational/Par 72/Final Florida State Results Old Memorial Golf Club/Oct. 2-3, 2010 5/12. Florida State 289 283 298 870 2. Brooks Koepka 69 68 71 208 19. Drew Kittleson 75 68 75 218 30. Wesley Graham 72 73 76 221 42. Doug Letson 76 74 76 226 T44. Tyler Sluman 77 72 78 227 * T49. Kyle Cobb 73 74 82 229 * competing as an individual
Gary Koch Invitational/Par 72/Final Florida State Results Old Memorial Golf Club/Oct. 2-3, 2010 1. Virginia 849 7. Coastal Carolina 877 2. Auburn 858 8. Charleston 882 3. North Florida 866 9. Georgia Southern 884 4. UNC Greensboro 868 10. North Carolina 886 5. Florida State 870 11. Kentucky 894 6. Middle Tennessee 874 12. South Florida 919