March 11, 2012
Tallahassee, Fla. – Seth Reeves fired a 3-under-par 68, and four Georgia Tech golfers broke par for the fourth consecutive day, but host Florida State shot a 12-under-par round Sunday and overtook the 8th-ranked Yellow Jackets to win the Seminole Intercollegiate by one stroke.
Brooks Koepka shot a 5-under 66, Kyle Cobb shot a 68 and Daniel Berger Wesley Graham added 69s to lead the Seminoles from a five-shot deficit and post a round of 272, giving FSU a tournament total of 829, 23 strokes below par. The Yellow Jackets received a trio of 1-under-par 70s from James White, Anders Albertson and Bo Andrews in support of Reeves, finishing the day with a 6-under 278 and a 54-hole score of 830 (-22).
Kennesaw State, which shot 11-under-par Sunday, finished in third place at 10-under 842, followed by Mercer (-3) and North Carolina (+5) in the 18-team field.
Tech and FSU each placed four golfers in the top 10 individually. Koepka (-9) and FSU teammate Chase Seifert (-8) finished 1-2 in the individual race. Tech All-American James White tied for third place at 7-under 206, while Albertson and Reeves finished the tournament tied for sixth at 5-under 207. Jeff Karlsson of Kennesaw State was eighth at 4-under 208, and the Yellow Jackets’ Bo Andrews was in a group of three players at 3-under 210.
White earned his fourth consecutive top 10 finish, while Andrews notched his fourth in the last five events. Albertson picked up his third of the year, and Reeves his second.
We just didn’t make enough birdies today,” said head coach Bruce Heppler. “Scoring conditions were very good. It came down to the last couple of shots. This will be a great learning experience as the year moves forward.”
Yellow Jacket freshman Ollie Schniederjans, competing at an individual, closed with a 3-under 68 Sunday and tied for 20th place at even-par 213.
Tech returns to action next week with a spring break trip to California, which includes a dual match with UCLA and the Barona Collegiate Cup.
Southwoods Country Club, Tallahassee, Fla.
Florida State 829 (-23), Georgia Tech (-22), Kennesaw State (-10), Mercer (-3), North Carolina (+5), Jacksonville (+8), Michigan State (+10), Mississippi State (+11), Arkansas State (+12), Troy (+14), Charlotte (+15), Georgia State (+28), South Florida (+31), Toledo (+41), James Madison (+44), Florida Atlantic (+51), Cincinnati (+59), Boston College (+65)
Brooks Koepka. Florida State (-9); Chase Seifert, Florida State (-8); James White, Georgia Tech (-7); Trey Valentine, South Florida (-7); Matt Nagy, Kennesaw State (-6); Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech (-5); Seth Reeves, Georgia Tech (-5); Jeff Karlsson, Kennesaw State (-4); Bo Andrews, Georgia Tech (-3); James Beale, Mercer (-3); Doug Letson, Florida State (-3)