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March 12, 2011

Round 2 Results and Day 3 Tee Times Get Acrobat Reader

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Junior Brooks Koepka and senior Drew Kittleson each shot two-under par 69 and Florida State made up seven strokes to pull within three strokes of the team lead after the second round of the Seminole Intercollegiate Saturday at Southwood Golf Club. The Seminoles are still second at one-under par 567 heading into Sunday’s final round.

Arkansas maintains the lead in the 18-team field at three-under par 564 for the tournament. Florida State (567), who entered the day 10 stroke backs, is second followed by Kennesaw State (571), North Texas (572) and Mississippi State (578) to finish out the top five.

“We got off to a really good start this morning to kind of set the pace,” FSU head coach Trey Jones said. “We had a player come out and birdie his first four holes which obviously isn’t something that you knew you would be playing on. Most of everyone on the team had been under par by the time we got to five so we weren’t battling out of something which was a nice change for us. We cut down the lead some. If we play well tomorrow, we’ll have a chance but it’s going to take a really good round. We’re going to have to have five guys play and we haven’t had five guys play just yet.”

Koepka’s quick start set the pace for the Seminoles as he birdied the first four holes and was two-under par 34 when he made the turn. He picked up two more birdies and shot even par 35 on the back nine.

“I got off to a really good start,” Koepka said. “I birdied the first four holes and had a little hiccup on six, made double, but overall it was pretty good. I’ve just got to learn to keep my putts in the hole. I’ve been struggling with putting a little bit but I’ll be fine.”

Kittleson matched the play of Koepka as the tandem along with freshman Bjorn Hellgren finished under par on the day to help rally the Seminoles. Kittleson was one-under par on both the front and back nine. He birdied four times and shot par 12 times.

Hellgren topped his season-best round that he recorded Friday by shooting one-under par 70. He looked his best on the first nine holes going two-under par 34 with a pair of birdies and shooting par on the other seven holes. He was one-over par after the turn on the last nine holes.

Senior Kyle Cobb picked up some momentum after the first day and carded a one-over par 72 to tie for 29th place after round two. He shot one-under on the first nine holes which included one birdie. He was two-over par on the back side.

Junior Wesley Graham finished four-over par 75 after his second round. FSU’s Joaquin Lolas, Tyler Sluman and Doug Letson participated as individuals. Lolas and Sluman are both tied for 44th. Lolas shot four-over par 75. Sluman was three-over par 74 while Letson shot five-over par 76 in the second round.

The final round of the tournament will now tee off at 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Florida State is slated to tee off at 10 a.m. with Arkansas and Kennesaw State.

Seminole Intercollegiate/Mar. 12. 2011/Second Round
FSU Results Southwood Golf Club/Tallahassee, Fla./Par 71

2/18. Florida State 287 280 567
T2. Brooks Koepka 70 69 139
T6. Bjorn Hellgren 71 70 141
T6. Drew Kittleson 72 69 141
T29. Kyle Cobb 74 72 146
T44. Joaquin Lolas* 74 75 149
T44. Tyler Sluman* 75 74 149
T56. Wesley Graham 76 75 151
T84. Doug Letson* 80 76 156

Seminole Intercollegiate/Mar. 12. 2011/Second Round
Team Results Southwood Golf Club/Tallahassee, Fla./Par 71

1. Arkansas 277-287 564 -4
2. Florida State 287-280 567 -1
3. Kennesaw State 290-281 571 +3
4. North Texas 292-280 572 +4
5. Mississippi State 289-289 578 +10
6. Houston 296-283 579 +11
7. Troy 295-287 582 +14
8. North Carolina 300-284 584 +16
9. James Madison 302-286 588 +20
10. Georgia State 296-293 589 +21
T11. Charlotte 303-289 592 +24
T11. Cincinnati 296-296 592 +24
13. Jacksonville 301-296 597 +29
14. Florida Atlantic 307-291 598 +30
15. USF 306-296 602 +34
16. Nicholls State 316-301 617 +49
17. Mount St. Mary’s 318-306 624 +56
18. Florida A&M 328-301 629 +61

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