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2010-11 Men’s Golf Review

June 20, 2011

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
Trey Jones, the head men’s golf coach and director of golf at Florida State, led the Seminoles to a sixth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championship tournament, to a fifth place finish in the ACC Championship Tournament and to six top five team finishes during the 2010-11 fall and spring seasons. The Seminoles finished in second place in the USF invitational, in third place in the Brickyard Intercollegiate and in third place in the Seminole Intercollegiate and earned a fifth place finish in the ACC Championship. The Seminoles were led by senior Drew Kittleson (72.72 stroke average) and junior Brooks Koepka (71.72 stroke average) – who both earned All-Southeast Region All-American and All-ACC Honors. It marked the school record fifth consecutive season at least one Seminole player has earned regional All-American honors and the school record fifth straight season that at least one Seminole has earned All-ACC honors.

The Florida State men’s golf team fell short in its effort to earn a second consecutive bid the NCAA Division I Championship finals as it finished in a tie for eighth place at the NCAA Indiana Regional Championship at Wolf Run Golf Course. The Seminoles finished 17 strokes behind Iowa and Tennessee (who both finished in a tie for fourth place) in the race for one of the top five spots in the in the regional championship.

Senior Drew Kittleson finished in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings and the Seminoles finished in fifth place in the team standings at the 57th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference men’s golf championship at the Old north State Club at Uwharrie Point. Kittleson tied his best career ACC finish and his fourth top five finish of his senior season to lead the Seminoles. Teammate Brooks Koepka carded an under par score of 71 and finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings to earn his second career top 10 finish in three ACC Championships. The Seminoles played well and moved into third place in the team standings for a short time during the third round but finished the tournament in fifth place. It marked the second consecutive season the Seminoles have finished in fifth place and the fourth time in the last five seasons that they have finished in fifth place or higher including winning the 2008 conference championship. Georgia Tech ran away with the team championship to claim its third straight ACC title.

Florida State golfers Drew Kittleson and Brooks Koepka were named to the Division I PING Southeast Regional All-American team as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of American. It marked the second regional All-American selections for both Kittleson (2009 and 2011) and Koepka (2010 and 2011) and the fifth consecutive season at least one Seminoles has earned the honor. A total of 26 players were named to the Southeast Regional All-American team and 154 players across six regions earned regional All-American honors in 2011.

Florida State University golfers Drew Kittleson and Brooks Koepka were named to the All-ACC Men’s Golf Team in a vote by the league’s 11 head coaches and announced by the league office. It marks the second time both players have earned All-ACC honors in their career and the school record fifth consecutive season that two Seminoles have been named to the All-ACC team. Kittleson and Koepka are the ninth and 10th Seminoles to earn All-ACC honors in the last five year under head coach Trey Jones. Prior to Jones’s arrival in 2004 a total of five players had earned All-ACC honors in men’s golf since Florida State joined the ACC for the 1992 golf season. Since his arrival as head coach, the Seminoles have earned 10 All-ACC selections.

Florida State Men's Golf Statistics (Combined Fall 2010/Spring 2011)
Name              Tourn.   Rds   Par    -75   Low   Strokes     Avg
Brooks Koepka     12       36    14     33    67    2,582       71.72
Drew Kittleson    12       36    19     31    66    2,618       72.72
Joaquin Lolas     9        27    6      18    68    2,002       74.15
Bjorn Hellgren    8        24    6      16    70    1,781       74.21
Wesley Graham     11       33    9      22    69    2,461       74.58
Kyle Cobb         7        21    3      14    71    1,574       74.95
Doug Letson       5        15    3      5     70    1,141       76.07
Tyler Sluman      3        9     2      5     71    686         76.22

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