Green, MTSU sweep USF Invite titles
Monday, March 7, 2011
DADE CITY, Fla. - Hunter Green led Middle Tennessee State to a 19-shot win at the USF Invitational at Lake Jovita Resort on Sunday. The win was the Blue Raiders’ third in the last four years at the event.
Green, who closed in 1-under 71, finished at 11 under and won the individual title by two shots, topping Central Florida’s Greg Eason and Florida State’s Drew Kittleson (8 under). Green played steady in the final round, making birdies on his first two holes and playing the front nine in even par. After birdies at Nos. 10 and 11, Green made six consecutive pars before closing with a bogey at the final hole.
• MTSU wore green ribbons to promote lymphoma awareness this week at the USF Invite. Read the story here.
Brooks Koepka also finished in the top five for the Seminoles, tying for fourth at 7 under.
Florida State finished second in the team standings, improving its head-to-head record to 50-51-1 as postseason play draws near.
Florida Gulf Coast took third at even par, while North Texas and Arkansas State tied for fourth (3 over). After Connor Arendell withdrew before the second round, UCF finished sixth at 5 over.