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Seminoles Finish In 10th Place At PING/GolfWeek Preview

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

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