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Men's golf: Bulls' Koepka wins again

Over three dazzling days, Chase Koepka's game remained even more blissful than the north central Georgia weather in which he played.

Which is to say, while the afternoon temperatures flirted with 80, Koepka never reached 70.

The USF sophomore secured his second individual title of the fall Tuesday, shooting a final-day 69 to clinch the 54-hole Collegiate Classic in Duluth, Ga. His 10-under-par 206 total was good enough for a two-stroke triumph.

USF finished second as a team with a 17-under 847, two shots behind Georgia State.

"He hit the ball so straight and that's crucial at any level," said Bulls coach Chris Malloy, who coached Chase's older brother -- former FSU All-American Brooks Koepka -- while a Seminoles assistant.

"This course was so tree-lined and it was a shorter course and you had to make sure if you missed the green you missed it in the right place, which he did."

Koepka's triumph came two days after his brother placed third in his inaugural PGA Tour stop, the Open in San Martin, Calif. Brooks Koepka led by four strokes six holes into the final round before being overtaken down the stretch.