March 5, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s golf team will host the
sixth annual Seminole Classic on Monday and Tuesday at Killearn Country
“It is always a great event and we are looking forward to another
outstanding tournament,” said FSU head coach Dr. Ernie Lanford. “We have
an excellent field, the course is in great shape and we should have some
Fifteen teams will compete in the 54-hole tournament: Central
Florida, College of Charleston, East Tennessee State, Florida A&M, Florida
State, Mississippi State, North Carolina State, North Florida, Louisiana
State, South Alabama, South Carolina-Aiken, Southeastern Louisiana,
Southern Mississippi, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
South Carolina, which won last year’s tournament with a two-round
total of nine-over par, 585, is not back to defend its title but four of
the top six in last year’s field are back (North Carolina State, Tennessee,
South Alabama and Mississippi State).
Leon High graduate Kris Hannah leads the Florida State team. The
junior finished in a tie for third at last year’s Seminole Classic with a
one-over par, 145. Hannah, the 1996 and 1997 Tallahassee Democrat Big Bend
Player of the Year, has one Top 10 finish this season and owns a stroke
average of 73.6 this year. He carded a career-low of 68 at last week’s San
Juan Shootout when he finished in a tie for 18th.
Play begins on Monday morning with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. The
teams will play 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday.