Sept. 30, 2008
TOLEDO, Ohio –
Senior Matt Savage finished in a tie for 21st place in the individual standings to lead the Florida State University men’s golf team to a 10th place finish at the PING/GolfWeek Invitational at the Inverness Club. Savage led the Seminoles with his 22nd career top-25 finish as he carded a five-over par 218 total for the 54-hole event.
In addition to Savage’s score of 75, the Seminoles also counted the scores of sophomore Drew Kittleson (72), junior Seath Lauer (73) and freshman Brooks Koepka (75) as they finished with a team total of 295 on the final day.
Oklahoma State led the event wire-to-wire and earned a 16-stroke victory over runner-up Tennessee. The Cowboys had three players finish in the top five of the individual standings including the co-medalist Morgan Hoffmann. Hoffmann finished in a tie for first in the individual standings with Robin Wingardh of Tennessee. Both golfers finished with six-under par scores of 207.
Kittleson (Scottsdale, Ariz.) led the Seminoles in the final round with a one-over par score of 72. He played his final two rounds of the event at three over par after playing the first round at six over par. Kittleson finished his first nine holes of the afternoon at even par and was one over par on his back nine. Included in his 15 holes at par or better during the round were three birdies.
Lauer (Huntington, Ind.) played his best round of the tournament in the final round as he carded a two-over par score of 73. He was two over in the final round after completing his first two rounds and a combined nine strokes over par. Lauer finished the third round well with a four-under par score over his final eight holes as he carded three birdies and an eagle two on the par five eighth hole.
Savage (Louisville, Ky.) and Koepka (Wellington, Fla.) carded identical scores of 75 in the final round. It marked the first time in six rounds this fall that Savage had carded a round above 74 while Koepka was a total of four over par in his final two rounds of the event. Graham (Port Orange, Fla.) recorded three scores of 76 and finished with a total of 228.
The Seminoles will play their final event of the fall season as they travel to play at the Brickyard Collegiate in Macon, Ga., Oct. 11-13.
PING / GolfWeek Preview/Sept. 28-30, 2008/Par 71 The Inverness Club/Toledo, Ohio/Final FSU Results 10/15. Florida State 296 292 295 886 T21. Matt Savage 72 71 75 218 T34. Drew Kittleson 77 73 72 222 T38. Brooks Koepka 76 72 75 223 T42. Seath Lauer 75 76 73 224 T52. Wesley Graham 76 76 76 228
PING / GolfWeek Preview/Sept. 28-30, 2008/Par 71 The Inverness Club/Toledo, Ohio/Final Team Results 1. Oklahoma St 843 9. Florida 879 2. Tennessee 859 10. Florida State 876 3. Georgia 861 11. Chattanooga 893 4. Southern Cal. 867 12. Charlotte 894 5. Alabama 868 13. Texas A&M 895 6. Arizona State 870 14. Kent State 897 T7. Clemson 874 15. Toledo 923 T7. Georgia Tech 874