Aug. 24, 2011
ERIN, Wis. (seminoles.com) –
Florida State’s trio of current golfers – Kyle Cobb, Wesley Graham and Brooks Koepka – all performed well at the 111th U.S. Amateur Championship but did not advance to match play and have all now turned their attention to preparing to the Seminoles’ fall season which begins Sept. 16 at the Olympia Fields Invitational at the famed Olympia Fields Country Club in Illinois. Graham and Brooks missed the cut by only two strokes as both players carded scores of 71 during second round play.
Cobb, who finished play in the second round on Wednesday after a delay because of darkness on Tuesday, finished with a two round total of 153 after carding a 75 in his first round.
Graham finished with a two round total of 145 with a two over par score of 74 on the Erin Hills course on day one and a one over par score of 71 on the Blue Mounds course on day two. He carded six birdies over the course of his 36 holes played – two in his first round and four in his second round. Graham was at or below par on 28 of the 36 holes he played during the stroke play portion of the tournament.
“It was a great experience for me, Kyle and Brooks,” said Graham. “It’s a great tune-up for Olympia Fields because the greens are very similar. I’m looking forward to getting back to school and practicing with my teammates as we get ready for a great season.”
Koepka began his tournament with a three over par score of 74 on the Blue Mounds course on day one and finished with a one under par score of 71 on the Erin Hills course on day two. His second round score included 17 holes at par or better with only one bogey. Koepka was one under par over his last 16 holes to finish play in his second career U.S. Amateur.
Two former Seminoles – Matt Adcock (2003, 04, 05) and Christian Raynor (1991, 92, 93, 94) – also competed in the 2011 U.S. Amateur to bring Florida State’s total to five golfers who played in the event. Adcock finished with scores of 80 and 71 for a 153 total for his 36 holes played.
Raynor finished as the low Seminole for the event with a two-day total of 144 which included a one over par score of 71 on the Erin Hills Course on day two. He was the low Seminole in the first round with a three over par score of 73 on the Blue Mounds Course.