October 3, 2010 - by
Seminoles Fifth At Gary Koch

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

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