April 4, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State travels to play in the 2002 Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate to play in its fifth tournament of the spring season. The 12-team tournament will be played at the par 72, 6,689 yard Saugahatchee Country Club in Auburn, Ala. The Seminoles finished ninth in the team standings and current Florida State assistant coach Mark Donaldson led the team as he finished in a tie for 17th-place in the individual standings. Auburn won the team title and Allen Thompson of Georgia State earned individual medallist honors. Following its play this weekend, Florida State competes in the ACC Championship April 19-21 at the Old North State Golf Club at Uwharrie Point in New London, N.C.
THE BILLY HITCHCOCK INTERCOLLEGIATE FIELD
Florida State is joined by Auburn, Georgia State, Jacksonville State, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southeastern Louisiana, Southern Methodist, Tulane and Vanderbilt in the 2002 Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate.
FLORIDA STATE AT THE CLEVELAND GOLF COLLEGIATE
Sophomore Alan Beers (Midlothian, Va.) shot a career-low 68 and freshman Eric Beaty (Germantown, Tenn.) shot a 69 to lead the Seminole men’s golf team to a season’s-best round of 287 in the third and final round of the Cleveland Golf Collegiate Championship at the Palmetto Golf Club. The Seminoles’ 287 team score was nine strokes better than their second round score of 298 and five strokes better than their round one score of 298. Florida State finished in a tie for 11th-place in the team standings. Beers shot the best round of his career, a three-under par 68, and finished the tournament with a career-best 219 score for the three-round tournament. He finished in a tie for 39th-place with teammate Rick Westbrook. Beaty shot a two-under par 69 in the third round and finished with a tournament score of 220. He nearly tied his career-best score of 67, which he carded in the third round of the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship earlier this season.
WESTBROOK PLAYS HIS BEST IN LAST OUTING
Senior Rick Westbrook (Alto, Ga.) played his best tournament of the spring season as he finished in a tie for 39th-place at the Cleveland Golf Collegiate Championship. His 219 tournament score was tied for the third lowest of his Florida State career. Westbrook totaled a two-over par 144 for the first 36 holes of the event. His 71 in the first round tied his season low and ranks tied for the fourth lowest score of his Seminole career. Westbrook’s 144 two-round total was tied for the second lowest 36-hole score in his 19-tournament FSU career.
LUSENHOP CONTINUES TO ENJOY FINE SPRING SEASON
Sophomore Brad Lusenhop (Gloversville, N.Y.) carded a stellar one-over par 72 in the second round of the Cleveland Golf Collegiate Championship and finished with his second-best tournament score of the spring season. His 13-over par finish was also his best of the spring season.
Junior Peter Mitchell (Miami, Fla.) sophomore Brad Lusenhop and freshman Eric Beaty lead the Seminoles with two top-25 individual finishes during the 2001-02 fall and spring seasons…Mitchell has two top-25 finishes in five tournaments…Senior Rick Westbrook is shooting nearly two strokes better this spring than he did during the fall season (77.33-75.75)…Beers and Eric Beaty, a pair of Seminole newcomers, have carded six of the top seven rounds for the Seminoles during the spring season.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Peter Mitchell 4 12 3 9 70 888 74.00
Eric Beaty 4 12 2 6 67 894 74.50
Alan Beers 4 12 3 5 68 903 75.25
Rick Westbrook 4 12 1 6 71 909 75.75
Brad Lusenhop 4 12 0 3 72 918 76.50
Matt Ackley 1 3 0 1 75 238 79.67