June 20, 2011
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.
FLORIDA STATE PLAYS IN NCAA INDIANA REGIONAL
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.
FLORIDA STATE FINISHES IN FIFTH PLACE AT ACC 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.
KITTLESON AND KOPEKA EARN REGIONAL ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
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.
KITTLESON AND KOEPKA EARN ALL-ACC HONORS
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