Sept. 3, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s golf team opens its fall season at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at the Ridges in Johnson City, Tenn., Sept. 11-12. The field consists of nine of the top 30 teams in the country, including No. 2 Clemson. The ACC will be represented by seven of its 11 teams. Florida State finished in the top ten in each of their last three tournaments of the spring 2004 season and will look to continue that trend as the fall 2004 season begins.
THE 2004 RIDGES INTERCOLLEGIATE FIELD
Florida State is joined by No. 2 Clemson, No. 10 Texas Christian, No. 15 South Carolina, No. 18 Oklahoma, No. 21 Wake Forest, No. 23 Duke, No. 24 Kansas, No. 28 Louisiana State, No. 30 Tennessee, No. 31 North Carolina, East Tennessee State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Alabama at the seventh annual Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate. It marks the first time in the six year history of the tournament the Seminoles have played in the event. Florida won the team championship and Bill Haas of Wake Forest the individual championship in 2003. The event is held at the Ridges Golf and Country Club – a 7,001 yard, par 72 course designed by Arthur Hills.
PREVIEWING THE 2004-05 SEASON FOR THE SEMINOLES
Head Coach Trey Jones enters his second season at Florida State looking to blend a veteran group of returning golfers with an exciting group of newcomers into a competitive team as he continues to mold the Seminoles into one of the nation’s up-and-coming programs. With seven returning players who have played a great deal of golf at Florida State and three first-year players who have competed at the highest levels of golf during their careers, Jones has assembled a talented group of golfers who will all battle for playing time as the team continues to strive to become competitive in both the ACC and nationally. Florida State’s roster includes four veteran seniors who have played in a combined total of nearly 100 career tournaments including 10 ACC Championships. Those four players – Matt Adcock, Alan Beers, Rusty Mosley and Mark Sestilio – have become the cornerstones of Jones’ building process and will be the leaders of this year’s team. Add in sophomore Bradley Ruch who ranked as one of the top freshmen in the ACC last year and the Seminoles will field a competitive starting lineup during the 2005 season. Florida State’s incoming class which includes junior Jacob Davis and talented freshmen Jonas Blixt and Song Jeon will only serve to increase the competition for playing time throughout the season. As a trio Davis, Blixt and Jeon combine to form one of the top recruiting classes in the recent history of the program.
ADCOCK NAMED TO ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR TEAM IN 2004
Matt Adcock was been named to the 2004 Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar Athlete team by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Adcock was one of only five golfers in the ACC and one of only 82 golfers nationally to earn the prestigious academic honor. A mechanical engineering major, Adcock is a three-time Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll and Florida State University Director of Athletics Honor Roll honoree.
SEMINOLES DISPLAY IMPROVEMENT IN JONES’ FIRST SEASON
Florida State was one of the most improved teams in the ACC during Head Coach Trey Jones’ first season in 2004. The Seminoles earned eight top-10 team finishes and improved their overall team stroke average by more than one full stroke as compared to the 2003 season. The Seminoles displayed improvement in every area of the program in 2004 and must continue that development for the team to reach its goals.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (03-04 FALL AND SPRING COMB.)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Rusty Mosley 11 31 8 22 67 2,299 74.16
Matt Adcock 11 31 6 22 70 2,303 74.29
Bradley Ruch 8 24 5 18 69 1,785 74.38
Mark Sestilio 7 19 3 8 72 1,427 75.11
Brad Lusenhop 2 6 1 3 71 455 75.83
Alan Beers 6 18 3 8 71 1,371 76.17
Tim Vickers 5 13 1 4 71 1,006 77.38
Gonzalo Ibarraran 3 7 0 2 79 548 78.29
Adam Wallace 3 9 1 3 70 716 79.56