Sept. 29, 2008
TOLEDO, Ohio –
Florida State’s Matt Savage shot an even par 71 and moved into a tie for 13th place in the individual standings and the Seminole men’s golf team moved into a tie for 10th place in the team standings as the second of three rounds of the PING / GolfWeek Preview at the Inverness Club came to a close. Savage has a two-day total of 143 and is only six strokes from moving into the top five in the individual standings.
In addition to Savage’s even par score, the Seminoles counted a 72 by freshman Brooks Koepka, a 73 by sophomore Drew Kittleson and one of the scores of 76 by junior Seath Lauer and freshman Wesley Graham. The Seminoles shot four strokes better in the second round as compared to the first round.
With two players in the top five including the current individual leader, Oklahoma State holds the team lead with a seven stroke lead over Tennessee. The Cowboys and the Volunteers are the only two teams under par through the first 36 holes of the tournament. Morgan Hoffman of Oklahoma State, who shot a five-under par 66 in the second round, is the individual leader. He has a two day total of 135.
Savage (Louisville, Ky.) shot an even par 71 as he worked his way around the course by staying at or under par for the entire round. He was two-under par with two birdies on his first three holes and was even par at the turn. Savage then played even par golf with one birdie, one bogie and seven holes of par to finish his round with his team-leading second round of par or better in the first two events of the fall season. After finishing in a tie for 11th place at the season-opening Olympia Fields Invitational, he is looking to earn a top-15 finish for the 16th time in his collegiate career in this event.
Koepka (Wellington, Fla.) played the best round of his short Seminole career as he carded a one-over par 72. He has a two-day total of 148 and is in a tie for 34th place in the individual standings. With 15 holes at par or better (including three birdies) Koepka improved his placing in the individual standing by 10 positions.
Kittleson (Scottsdale, Ariz.) matched Koepka with a four stroke improvement in the second round with a two-over par 73. He shot a very un-Drew Kittleson-like 77 in the first round. He is in a tie for 42nd place following the first two rounds of play after finishing first round play in a tie for 56th place.
Junior Seath Lauer (Huntington, Ind.) and freshman Wesley Graham (Port Orange, Fla.) both shot identical scores of 76. Lauer was one-under par over his final seven holes while Graham was even-par over his last eight holes of the round.
The 54-hole event finishes Tuesday as the 15-team field will play the final set of 18 holes.
PING / GolfWeek Preview/Sept. 28-30, 2008/Par 71 The Inverness Club/Toledo, Ohio/Second Round FSU Results T10/15. Florida State 296 292 591 T13. Matt Savage 72 71 143 T34. Brooks Koepka 76 72 148 T42. Drew Kittleson 77 73 150 T48. Seath Lauer 75 76 151 T51. Wesley Graham 76 76 152
PING / GolfWeek Preview/Sept. 28-30, 2008/Par 71 The Inverness Club/Toledo, Ohio/Second Round Team Results 1. Oklahoma State 559 9. Florida 588 2. Tennessee 567 T10. Florida State 591 T3. Georgia 575 T10. Kent State 591 T3. Clemson 575 12. Charlotte 592 5. Southern Cal 577 13. Chattanooga 599 6. Georgia Tech 579 14. Texas A&M 602 7. Alabama 582 15. Toledo 613 8. Arizona State 584