April 6, 2009 - by
Koepka Continues To Lead Seminoles At US Collegiate Men’s Golf Championship

April 6, 2009

Seminole freshman Brooks Koepka continued his stellar play as he carded a two over par 74 in the second round and is in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings with a 144 total for the first 36 holes at the US Collegiate Championship at the Country Club of Georgia. Koepka has carded the two best rounds for the Seminoles in the first two rounds and enters the final round of the event only five strokes out of the individual lead.

No. 7 ranked Stanford surged into the team lead as they carded a 290 team score and moved into first after finishing the first round in a tie for fifth place. A pair of Cardinal players – David Chung and Steve Ziegler – are tied for third place in the individual standings with 36-hole scores of 141. Erick Flores of UCLA and Bud Cauley of Alabama are tied for first in the individual standings with scores of 139.

Koepka played well as he carded two early birdies (on his first two holes) and finished with 12 holes at par over his final 16 holes of the round. He was one-over par after the first nine and closed well with only one hole over par on his back nine to finish at two-over par. Koepka has now carded a team-leading eight birdies over the first 36 holes of the tournament.

Senior All-American Matt Savage played his best round of the event with a four-over par 76. He bettered his first round score by three strokes and has a 153 total for the first two rounds.

The Seminoles are playing without sophomore Drew Kittleson who is playing in the Master’s at Augusta this week. Kittleson played his first practice round on Monday.

US Collegiate Championship/Par 72/Second Round Florida State Results
Golf Club of Georgia/Alpharetta, Ga./April 5-7, 2009
15/15.   Florida State    302   309   611
T7.      Brooks Koepka    70    74    144
T47.     Cameron Knight   74    79    153
T57.     Matt Savage      79    76    155
T72.     Seath Lauer      79    80    159
78.      Wesley Graham    88    80    168

US Collegiate Championship/Par 72/Second Round Team Results
Golf Club of Georgia/Alpharetta, Ga./April 5-7, 2009
1.   Stanford       579   T8.   Southern Cal.       593
2.   Texas A&M      583   T10.  Oklahoma State      594
3.   Washington     585   T10.  South Carolina      594
4.   Georgia        587   12.   Indiana             600
5.   UCLA           589   13.   East Tennessee St   609
T6.  Alabama        592   14.   Florida             610
T6.  Clemson        592   15.   Florida State       611
T8   Georgia Tech   593

Related Articles