March 4, 2001
SETTING THE SCENE
Florida State travels to the inaugural Louisiana State Spring Invitational for its third tournament of the spring season beginning Monday March 5 and concluding Tuesday March 6. The event will played at The University Club, a par-72, 7,274-yard course in Baton Rouge.
THE LOUISIANA STATE SPRING INVITATIONAL FIELD
The Seminoles are joined by Southeastern Louisiana, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, McNeese State, Troy State, South Alabama, Rhode Island, South Florida, Central Florida, Texas-Arlington, Oral Roberts, Tulane, Southern Mississippi, the College of Charleston, Arkansas State and the host school, Louisiana State in inaugural LSU Spring Invitational.
SEMINOLES AT THE MERCEDES BENZ COLLEGIATE
Senior Rick Westbrook (Alto, Ga.) finished in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings and the Seminoles finished in 15th place at the 10th-annual Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship at the Sawgrass Country Club. Westbrook enjoyed a phenomenal tournament and finished with a four-under par score of 212 for the three rounds. He shot below par in two of the three rounds and averaged 70.67 strokes per round for the tournament. Westbrook entered the final round of 18 holes in a tie for 10th place and shot the seventh-best individual score of the day, a two-under par 70. He improved his individual standing by two places with his performance in the final round.
WESTBROOK LEADING SEMINOLES
Senior Rick Westbrook, who has shot four of the five best rounds of the spring season for the Seminoles, is averaging a team-leading 73.16 strokes per round. He earned the best score of his Seminole career (three-under par 69) in the first round of the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate on Feb. 19
TALLAHASSEE NATIVE HANNAH STARTS SEASON ON FIRE
Senior Kris Hannah (Tallahassee, Fla.), who shot a spring-season low 75 in the third round of the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate on Feb. 20, is ranked third on the team with a 78.00 strokes per round average. Hannah cut 14 strokes from his overall score in the Seminoles’ first tournament of the spring (241 at Beau Rivage) to the second tournament (227 at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate).
SEMINOLE NEWS AND NOTES
Mark Donaldson (Kirkaldy, Scotland), Westbrook and Hannah are the only three golfers who have played in both early season tournaments this spring…Donaldson’s tied for seventh place finish at the Beau Rivage College Classic is the highest finish of the season and highest by a Florida State golfer since George McNeil finished second at the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate at Auburn University during the1998 spring season…Westbrook has carded three rounds (out if six) at even par or below.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Rick Westbrook 2 6 3 4 69 439 73.16
Mark Donaldson 2 6 1 2 72 453 75.50
Kris Hannah 2 6 0 0 75 468 78.00
Jason Lopez 1 3 0 0 78 240 80.00
Rusty Mosley 1 3 0 0 76 234 78.00
Peter Mitchell 1 3 0 0 76 245 81.67
Brian Hawver 1 3 0 0 80 254 84.67