Oct. 31, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s golf team closes its fall season as it travels to the Landfall Tradition at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The Seminoles will compete against four of the top 30 teams in the nation including No. 7 ranked Minnesota, which won the NCAA Championship in 2002. Florida State has finished in the top 10 of two of their first three tournaments of the fall and enters the event looking to close the season on a strong note.
THE LANDFALL TRADITION FIELD
Florida State is joined by East Tennessee State, No. 7 Minnesota, No. 48 Missouri, Memphis, North Carolina Wilmington, Penn State, Purdue, Ohio State, No. 29 Tennessee, No. 25 Tulsa and Virginia Tech in the Landfall Tradition hosted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The tournament will be played on the 6,982-yard, par 72 Jack Nicklaus Course at the Country Club of Landfall.
SESTILIO IS SEMINOLES’ MOST IMPROVED GOLFER
At the end of the fall 2002 season, junior Mark Sestilio (Punta Gorda, Fla.) completed only three rounds with a low round score of 76. After three tournaments into the fall of 2003, Sestilio has played seven rounds in three tournaments with a low round score of 71. His scoring average has also improved from 79.67 during the 2002 fall campaign to 73.71 this fall. Sestilio leads the team with the most rounds under par at two. At the Landfall Tradition, Sestilio will be looking to place in the top ten for the second time this season after his first top ten finish (tied for 10th) at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate. Sestilio has carded nearly as many rounds of scores of 75 or below this fall (four) as he did during the first 17 rounds (six tournaments) of his career.
MOSLEY ENJOYING FINE FALL SEASON
Junior Rusty Mosley (Vidalia, Ga.) performed well and finished in a tie for 39th in the individual standings at the Gary Koch Intercollegiate. He carded an even-par 72 in the first round and closed with a 223 total – the fifth best tournament score of his Florida State career. Mosley is tied for second on the team with four rounds with scores of 75 or better and enters the Landfall Tradition with a 75.00 stroke average in seven rounds. He has averaged 75.00 strokes per in three consecutive seasons and averages 74.02 strokes per round in his last 32 rounds in 12 tournaments.
LUSENHOP MAKES FIRST APPEARANCE OF FALL SEASON
Senior Brad Lusenhop (Gloversville, N.Y.) made his first appearance of the fall season as he played as a member of the Seminoles’ starting five at the Gary Koch Intercollegiate. Lusenhop played well during the first two rounds as he carded a 36-hole total of 150. Lusenhop has now carded 27 rounds with scores of 74 or better as he carded a 74 in the second round of the tournament.
FLORIDA STATE FINISHES NINTH AT GARY KOCH INTERCOLLEGIATE
The Seminoles recorded a team total of 887, to finish ninth at the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate. Junior Matt Adcock led the team with a three round total of 217, giving him a tie for 19th in the individual standings. Two of Adcock’s three rounds were scores of even par 72, which gave the Seminoles three rounds of even par or better for the tournament. Fellow junior Mark Sestilio recorded a second round score of 70.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2003)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Matt Adcock 3 7 3 6 68 511 73.00
Mark Sestilio 3 7 2 4 70 516 73.71
Rusty Mosley 3 7 1 4 72 525 75.00
Alan Beers 1 3 0 1 75 230 76.67
Gonzalo Ibarraran 2 4 0 2 73 309 77.25
Brad Lusenhop 1 3 0 1 74 232 77.33
Tim Vickers 2 4 0 1 73 313 78.25