Orlando, FL- The Coker College Invitational at Orange County National concluded today with great success. “This tournament was definitely a success and it was great to host a tournament of this magnitude, with an elite field, including the top teams in the country, at a superior golf resort”, said Coker Golf Coach John Handrigan.

 

Florida Southern University was the big winner at the tournament, taking both the team and individual championships. As a team Florida Southern shot a 560 two day total, while Greg Koch took the individual championship with a two day total of 134, 10 under par.

 

The University of West Florida came in second with a team total of 564 and Rollins College and Columbus State University tied for third place, each shooting 574 for the two days. The top ten players in the tournament were named to the Coker College Invitational All-Tournament Team, Greg Koch (Florida Southern), Kevin Johnson (Delta St.), Tim Acquavia (Rollins), Blake Slaughter (St. Edwards Univ.), Marc France (Florida Southern), Matthew Galloway (West Florida), Brandon Kuban (Columbus St.), Matthew Bookatz (Lynn Univ.), Will Grace (West Florida) and Drew Pierson (Florida Gulf Coast). Twenty total players finished under par for the tournament.

 

Coker finished tied for 12th place with Barry University with a two day total of 598. Leading the Cobras was Vincent Dumouchel, who tied for 15th place, with a one under par 143 for the two days. He was followed by Johary Raveloarison, who finished tied for 23rd, with a two day total of 145. Finishing out the field for the Cobras were Blain Rogers (149),   Benoit Gordon (153), Keith Wallace (154), Stephen Thomson (154), Gary Morgan (154) and Andrew Efird, who had the biggest improvement on the day, dropping 19 strokes from his score the previous day to finish with a total of 167.

 

The Coker Invitational highlights can be seen on the Golf Channel’s College Central on Thursday, September 29, at 10:30 p.m. EST.

 

FINAL RESULTS           Coker College Invitational   

 * Individual            Orange County National   Orlando, FL   

                         Dates: 09/26 - 09/27     (Today:09-27-2005)

                                   Par:        72               

                                   Yardage:  6800               

 

      Fin.   Top 20 Teams               Scores 

         1   Florida Southern Col        277  283    560    

         2   West Florida, U. of          284  280    564    

         3   Rollins College                283  291    574    

             Columbus State              279  295    574    

         5   St. Edward's U.              290  287    577    

         6   Lynn University              287  291    578    

         7   Florida Gulf Coast U        284  297    581    

         8   Armstrong Atlantic          290  292    582    

         9   Eckerd College               286  301    587    

             Delta State U.                295  292    587    

        11   Nova Southeastern U.     292  296    588    

        12   Coker College                295  294    589    

             Barry University              295  294    589    

        14   Florida Inst of Tech        283  310    593     

        15   Belmont Abbey Coll.        305  293    598    

        16   Valdosta St. U.              296  304    600    

        17   Barton College               306  295    601    

 

 

   Fin.    Top 20 Players                           School       Scores 

      1    Greg Koch                                 Fl. South       67   67   134

      2    Kevin Jones                               Delta St.       68   68   136

           Tim Aquaviva                             Rollins           66   70   136

      4    Blake Slaughter                          St.Edwards    71   68   139

           Marc France                              Fl. South       69   70   139

           Matthew Galloway                      W. Florida      69   70   139

           Brandon Kuban                           CSU              67   72   139

           Mathew Bookatz                         Lynn U.         69   70   139

           Will Grace                                  W. Florida      71   68   139

     10    Drew Pierson                             FL GulfCoU    71   69   140

     11    Fredrik Lundberg                        W. Florida      72   69   141

           Christian Ries                             CSU              70   71   141

           Sebastian Salem                         Lynn U.         71   70   141

     14    Anthony Klingensmith                 FL Tech         70   72   142

     15    Vincent Dumouchel                    Coker            72   71   143

           Jeff Howard                               St.Edwards    71   72   143

           Dan Walters                              Rollins           69   74   143

           Donnie Troy                              Eckerd          69   74   143

           Tim Reed                                  Fl. South       71   72   143

           Nick Cristea                              St.Edwards    71   72   143