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Ruch Leads Seminoles At Gary Koch Intercollegiate

Oct. 10, 2005

TAMPA, Fla. –
Florida State junior Bradley Ruch shot back-to-back scores of 72 and is in a tie for 17th place in the individual standings after the first two rounds of the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament at the Old Memorial Golf Course. Ruch is one of 22 players in the 60-person field who shot even par or better for the 36 holes played on Monday. After finishing the first round in a tie for fifth place, the Seminoles are in eighth place in the team standings heading into Tuesday’s final round.

The No. 6 ranked Florida Gators, the host school, extended its team lead to 11 strokes over second-place Kentucky as they fired a 12-under par team score of 276 in the second round. The Gators fired the two best team scores of the day. Gator freshman Toby Ragland shot a team-low 67 in the second round and holds the clubhouse lead with a two-round total of 136.

Ruch (Louisville, Ky.) is tied for 17th and is in a pack of six golfers who played even-par golf over the course of the first two rounds. He is one of only two golfers in the pack who played two rounds of even-par golf with identical scores of 72 in the first and second rounds. Ruch missed tying his career-best score for 36 holes (143) which he shot at the Fall 2004 Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate by one stroke. He begins play in the third and final round within four strokes of the top five and within eight strokes of the overall individual leader.

Sophomore Jonas Blixt (Hammaro, Sweden) also played well and turned in a two-over par total of 146 for the first 36 holes. He shot an even par score of 72 in the first round. Seminole freshman Matt Savage (Louisville, Ky.) is in a tie for 31st place, and only one stroke behind Blixt, with a two-round total of 147. Savage has finished in the top 40 of his first two collegiate events. His opening round score of 70 was the best individual score for the Seminoles during the first day of the event.

Junior Torstein Nevestad (Oslo, Norway) played well in the second round with a one-over par 73 and is in a tie for 35th place with a 148 total score. Sophomore Tommy Rymer (Hastings, Minn.) shot a two-over par 74 in the second round for a two-round total of 153.

Gary Koch-Cleveland Golf Invitational/Oct. 10-11, 2005/Par 72
Old Memorial Golf Course/Tampa, Fla./Second Round FSU Results

8/12. Florida State 289 293 582
T17. Bradley Ruch 72 72 144
T26. Jonas Blixt 72 74 146
T31. Matt Savage 70 77 147
T35. Torstein Nevestad 75 73 148
T52. Tommy Rymer 79 74 153

Gary Koch-Cleveland Golf Invitational/Oct. 10-11, 2005/Par 72
Old Memorial Golf Course/Tampa, Fla./Second Round Team Results

1. Florida 553 T6. Texas A&M 580
2. Kentucky 564 8. Florida State 582
3. South Florida 575 9. UCF 584
4. Louisiana State 577 10. College of Charleston 588
5. Toledo 579 11. North Florida 590
T6. Georgia State 580 12. Arkansas 595
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