Sept. 13, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s golf team travels to The Legends Club of Tennessee in Franklin, Tenn., to participate in the Mason Rudolph Championship presented by Bell South. The event will take place on the Roper’s Knob Course, a par-70, 6,953 yard course that has hosted numerous championship tournaments including the Tennessee State Open and Tennessee Challenge Cup matches.
THE MASON RUDOLPH CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
Florida State is joined by Alabama, Central Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Mississippi State, North Carolina, N.C. State, Rice, Vanderbilt and Virginia in the Mason Rudolph Championship. Due to the tragic events of the week, the number of participating teams may change up until tee-off time. Teams may choose not to attend and others could be added to replace them.
SEMINOLE MEN AND WOMEN AT THE SAME SITE
The Mason Rudolph Championship is the only Division I intercollegiate tournament in the nation that will concurrently host men’s and women’s events at the same site. While the Seminole men play the Roper’s Knob Course, the Seminole women will play the Ironhorse Course which is also located at the Legends Club.
SEMINOLES PLAY WELL AT KIAWAH ISLAND INTERCOLLEGIATE
Sophomore Brad Lusenhop (Gloversville, N.Y.) shot a 73 in third round of the Cleveland Golf/Kiawah Island Invitational en route to a career-best tournament score of 217 and a career-best finish of tied for 22nd-place. He led a trio of Seminole players with one-over par scores of 73 as Florida State men’s golf team finished in 13th-place in the team standings. Lusenhop, who shot a career-best two-under par 70 in the first round, played the best golf of his collegiate career in the Seminoles’ first tournament of the fall season. He established career-bests for single-round score (70), two-round score (144), tournament score (217) and tournament finish (tied for 22nd). It was his best tournament score by eight strokes and his best finish by 12 positions. Sophomore Alan Beers (Midlothian, Va.) enjoyed a strong tournament as he finished in a tie for 27th-place with a score of 219. He shot a one-under par 71 in the second round and finished strong with a one-over par 73 in the final round. Senior Rick Westbrook (Alto, Ga.), Florida State’s top golfer year ago, also finished with a flourish as he carded a one-over par 73 in the final round.
NEWCOMERS MAKE THEIR MARK IN KIAWAH ISLAND INTERCOLLEGIATE
A trio of Seminole newcomers – Matt Adcock, Eric Beaty and Alan Beers – was in the Seminole lineup at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate. All three players were competing in their first tournament as Seminoles last week. Beers finished as the highest-ranking newcomer as he averaged 73.00 strokes in three rounds and finished in a tie for 27th-place in the individual standings. He shot a one-under par 71 in the second round and a one-over par 73 in the third as he totaled a 219. Beaty (Germantown, Tenn.) also performed well and carded an even par 72 in the second round of the event. Adcock (Apopka, Fla.) also performed well as he showed improvement through each of the three rounds of the event.
HEAD COACH NICKY GOETZE
Nicky Goetze, one of the most respected young coaches in the nation, is in his second season as the head coach at Florida State. His success has come in both the Southeastern and Atlantic Coast Conferences – a pair of conferences that are renowned as the most competitive in the nation.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Brad Lusenhop 1 3 1 3 70 217 72.33
Alan Beers 1 3 1 2 71 219 73.00
Rick Westbrook 1 3 0 1 73 230 76.67
Eric Beaty 1 3 1 1 72 227 75.67
Matt Adcock 1 3 0 0 77 234 78.00