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Florida State Men’s Golf Team Travels To Mason Rudolph Championship

Sept. 11, 2002

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State plays in its second tournament of the fall season as it travels to compete in the 2002 Mason Rudolph Championship hosted by Vanderbilt University. The event will be played on the par-70, 6,970 yard Roper’s Knob Course at the Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn. The event will be played in 36 holes (two rounds) Monday and 18 holes (one final round) Tuesday. Alabama won the 2001 team championship with a one stroke victory over Virginia.


THE 2002 MASON RUDOLPH CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPANTS
Florida State is joined by Alabama, Belmont, the College of Charleston, Georgia State, Mississippi State, North Florida, Mississippi, Rice, Vanderbilt and Virginia in the 2002 Mason Rudolph Championship.


FLORIDA STATE AT THE KIAWAH ISLAND INVITATIONAL
Sophomore Eric Beaty finished in 16th place to lead the Seminole men’s golf team to a ninth place finish in the team standings at the Cleveland Golf/Kiawah Island Invitational at Turtle Pond Golf Course. Beaty and teammate Brad Lusenhop (tied for 23rd-place) led Florida State as both finished in the top 25 to lead the team to its first top-10 team finish of the season. Beaty (Germantown, Tenn.) finished the tournament with a three-over par 75 in the third round for a three-round total of 222. His individual finish of tied for 16th is two places better than his previous best finish of 18th at the 2001 Mason Rudolph Championship. He averaged 74.00 strokes per round for the event. Beaty’s tied for 16th-place individual finish marks the best finish of his career.


BEATY RETURNS HOME FOR MASON RUDOLPH
Sophomore Eric Beaty returns to his home state as the Seminoles play in the Mason Rudolph Championship. Beaty hails from Germantown, Tenn., which is just outside of Memphis. The Mason Rudolph Championship is played in Franklin, Tenn., which is just outside of Nashville. The cities are separated by approximately 200 miles. Beaty fared well in last year’s Mason Rudolph Championship. He carded his career-best tournament score of 215 and finished in a tie for 22nd place in the individual standings to gain his second best finish of his first collegiate season.


LUSENHOP CONTINUES TO PLAY WELL
Junior Brad Lusenhop earned his third career top-25 finish at the season opening Kiawah Island Invitational as he finished in a tie for 23rd place. He finished as the second-highest ranking Seminole with a 224 score. Lusenhop finished the event with a final round even-par 72 to mark the third time during his Seminole career he has carded a 72 or better single round score.


SISTILIO COMPETES FOR THE FIRST TIME AS A SEMINOLE
Junior Mark Sestilio (Punta Gorda, Fla.) competed for the Seminoles for the first time during his collegiate career at the Kiawah Island Invitational. He earned his best round of the tournament, a four-over par 76, in the second round of the event. Sestilio averaged 79.67 strokes per round for the three-round tournament.


BEERS IN STARTING LINEUP FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE SEASON
Junior Alan Beers (Midlothian, Va.) has earned his way into the Seminoles’ starting lineup for the second consecutive season. He helped Florida State to a top-10 team finish at the season-opening Kiawah Island Invitational. Beers carded a 74 in the first round of the tournament to mark the 12th time during his Seminole career he had shot 74 or better for a single round.


FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2002)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.

Eric Beaty 1 3 0 3 73 222 74.00
Brad Lusenhop 1 3 1 2 72 224 74.67
Alan Beers 1 3 0 1 74 229 76.33
Peter Mitchell 1 3 0 1 75 237 79.00
Mark Sestilio 1 3 0 0 76 239 79.67

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