Koepka, Kennesaw State win Rees Jones titles

Koepka, Kennesaw State win Rees Jones titles

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Koepka, Kennesaw State win Rees Jones titles

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South Florida sophomore Chase Koepka fired a 4-under 212 total for his first collegiate victory at the Rees Jones Invitational on Tuesday at the par-72 Haig Point Club in Daufuskie Island, S.C.

Kennesaw State won the team title, firing a 10-over 298 on Tuesday to clear Koepka’s Bulls and host South Carolina by two shots.

USF held a four-shot lead heading into the final round, but Kelby Burton’s 1-under 71 helped Kennesaw State pull ahead.

Koepka — younger brother of former Florida State All-American Brooks Koepka, a three-time pro winner in Europe in 2013 — fired a 4-under 68 in the first round and never looked back, adding rounds of 70-74 to clear North Carolina Wilmington’s Payne McLeod by four shots.

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