Sept. 5, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s golf team begins its 2003 fall season as it travels to play in the Cleveland Golf/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate at the Turtle Point Course at the Kiawah Island (S.C.) Resort. The event marks the beginning of the Trey Jones coaching era at Florida State. Jones became the fourth men’s golf coach in school history when he was named to succeed Nicky Goetze on July 10.
THE 2003 KIAWAH ISLAND INTERCOLLEGIATE PARTICIPANTS
Florida State is joined by Alabama Birmingham, Charleston Southern, the College of Charleston, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Kent State, Southern Methodist, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, South Carolina Aiken, Virginia and Vanderbilt in the 2003 Cleveland Golf/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate. The event is being played at the Par 72, 7,000 yard Turtle Point Course at the Kiawah Island Resort. Florida State finished ninth in the event last season as, Charleston, the host team won the team title. Former Seminole Eric Beaty finished in a tie for 16th place in the individual standings. Junior Mark Sestilio is the only Seminole who competed for Florida State in last season’s event who is competing for Florida State is this years Kiawah Island Intercollegiate.
THE SEMINOLES’ STARTING LINEUP
Florida State’s lineup for the Cleveland Golf/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate includes senior Tim Vickers (Alpharetta, Ga.), juniors Matt Adcock (Apopka, Fla.), Rusty Mosley (Vidalia, Ga.) and Mark Sestilio (Punta Gorda, Fla.) and sophomore Gonzalo Ibarraran (Saltillo, Mexico).
PREVIEWING THE 2003-04 SEASON
Florida State’s 2003-04 men’s golf team returns all five starters from a squad that earned five top-10 finishes, a tied for eighth place finish in the Florida State hosted Seminole Intercollegiate and had three golfers (including returners Matt Adcock and Rusty Mosley) finish the season with stroke averages of 75.00 or better. The Seminoles’ roster includes four upperclassmen with extensive collegiate playing experience and a sophomore who played in eight matches during his freshman season. During their collegiate careers, the Seminoles’ five returning players have played in a cumulative total of 59 matches and have all carded multiple rounds of 70 or below.
INTRODUCING HEAD COACH TREY JONES
Trey Jones, who has excelled at every level and at every aspect of collegiate coaching during his career, was named the men’s golf coach at Florida State in 2003. Jones spent eight highly successful years as the director of golf operations and head coach at Georgia State. Jones brings 17 years of experience with him to Florida State including eight years as Director of Golf Operations and Head Coach at Georgia State, five years as an assistant golf coach at Wallace State Junior College and one as an assistant at North Alabama along with extensive teaching, coaching and recruiting experience. In his first two seasons at Georgia State, every school record was broken. In 1998, Jones led Georgia State to its first-ever Atlantic Sun Conference Golf Championship with only his second recruiting class. He guided the Panthers to their first ever NCAA regional appearance in 1999, which began a streak of three straight NCAA regional appearances and four over his last five years at the Atlanta-based University. His 2000 team earned a fifth-place finish in the NCAA East Regional and made the school’s first ever NCAA Championship appearance.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FINAL SPRING 2003)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Matt Adcock 7 20 5 12 71 1,488 74.40
Rusty Mosley 5 14 4 7 70 1,047 74.79
Peter Mitchell 2 6 2 3 70 450 75.00
Tim Vickers 6 17 1 7 71 1,294 76.12
Mark Sestilio 5 14 2 6 70 1,069 76.36
Brad Lusenhop 4 12 0 3 74 929 77.42
Adam Wallace 6 17 1 7 70 1,325 77.94