Orlando, FL- Valdosta State clung to a narrow one stroke to win the 2006 Coker College Invitational at Orange County National on Tuesday. The Blazers finished with a two day total of 572, while Florida Southern finished with a score of 573, followed by third place University of West Florida at 575.

Valdosta’s Josh Tompkins was the tournament medalist shooting a second round tournament low of 67 for a two day total of 136. Four golfers tied for second place with combined scores of 140; Andrew Georgiou of Columbus State, Patrick Townes of Presbyterian, Federico Damus of West Florida and Justin May of Eckerd College.

For the Cobras, as a team they finished in 17th place after a day two score of 302 and two day total of 602. Leading the pack for Coker were seniors Blaine Rogers and Stephen Frisch, with scores of 148 (+4) and 149 (+5) respectively. Keith Wallace was next for Coker with a two day score of 150 (+6), followed by Chris Marsh and Patrick Kirby each shooting 155 (+11) and 157 (+13) respectively.

The Cobras now prepare for their next tournament of the fall at Columbus State University starting on Monday, October 2.