June 17, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (seminoles.com) - Florida State senior Brooks Koepka shot a second consecutive score of 77 and missed the cut by a mere five strokes as the field of 156 was cut down to 60 after the first two rounds of the 112th U.S. Open at the Olympic Club. The three-time Seminole All-American played noticeably better in the second round of the event with eight holes scored at par and two birdies as he finished tied for fifth among the seven amateurs in the event.
Playing in his first U.S. Open and on one of the most difficult layouts in Open history, Koepka finished only one stroke behind Vijay Singh, two strokes ahead of Trevor Immelman (winner of the 2008 Master's Championship) and four strokes ahead of Miguel Angel Jiminez (second place at 2008 U.S. Open).
Koepka (Wellington, Fla.) played outstanding golf on his back nine with a 1 over par total with two birdies and four holes at par or better. His two birdies on the back nine were one more than he totaled for the entire first round in carding a 7 over par score of 77. For the two rounds in his first career major, Koepka carded 21 holes at par or better with three birdies.
Koepka suffered only two double bogeys over his 36 holes played for an outstanding outing in his first post collegiate event.
Koepka, a three-time All-American, finished his career as Florida State's all-time leading golfer with a school record low 71.85 stroke average for his four year career.