Oct. 26, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State closes its fall season as it travels to play in the Country Club of Louisiana Intercollegiate at the CCLA Golf Course Oct. 29-30. The event is being played on the par-72, 6.972-yard CCLA course in Baton Rouge. The Seminoles finished 13th in the event last season. Louisiana State, the host school is the defending tournament champion. David Bennett of the University of North Florida is the defending individual champion. A new individual champion will be crowned as Bennett finished his collegiate eligibility following the 2001 season.
THE COUNTRY CLUB OF LOUISIANA INTERCOLLEGIATE FIELD
Florida State is joined by Alabama, Auburn, Alabama-Birmingham, Arkansas, College of Charleston, Mississippi, Mississippi State, North Florida, Southeastern Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee and Tulsa in the 2001 Country Club of Louisiana Intercollegiate.
GIEBLER LEADS SEMINOLES AT TENNESSEE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Senior Al Giebler (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) finished as Florida State’s highest-ranking player in the individual standings at last week’s Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions. He finished in a tie for 48th-place with a three-round total of 222. Giebler shot a three-over par 73 in the first round and closed the competition with a five-over par score of 75 in the final round.
LUSENHOP AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME
Junior Brad Lusenhop (Gloversville, N.Y.), who leads the Seminoles with a 73.75 stroke average, is only 33 strokes over par for the fall season. His best finish of the season came at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate as he shot a one-over par score of 217 and finished in a tie for 22nd-place in the individual standings. Lusenhop is becoming a fixture in the Seminoles’ starting lineup and has played in nearly as many tournaments this fall (four) as he did during the first two competitive seasons of his Florida State career (six). Lusenhop leads Florida State in stroke average (73.75), rounds of par or below (three), rounds of 75 or below (ten) and is tied for the team lead for the season with a low score of 69.
BEATY PLAYING WELL IN FIRST COLLEGIATE SEASON
Freshman Eric Beaty (Germantown, Tenn.) shot a three-over par 73 to lead four Seminole players who all carded 75 or below during the final round of the Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions. Beaty finished in a tie for 58th-place in the individual standings. Beaty played his best round of the tournament during the final 18 holes as he carded a 73. He shot a 74 in the first round and is now second on the team with eight rounds of scores below 75 during the 2001 fall season.
ACKLEY CNTINUES TO PLAY WELL DURING FALL SEASON
Junior Matt Ackley (Lake Mary, Fla.) continued to play well this season as he finished in a tie for 54th-place in the individual standings in the Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions. He shot a career-low tying 70 in the first round of the tournament. Ackley finished as the second highest ranking Seminole marking the second consecutive week he has placed among Florida State’s top two. He led the Seminoles in the individual standings at the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Brad Lusenhop 4 12 3 10 69 885 73.75
Al Giebler 1 3 0 3 73 222 74.00
Eric Beaty 4 12 2 8 69 891 74.25
Matt Ackley 2 6 2 3 70 446 74.33
Alan Beers 3 9 1 6 71 672 74.67
Peter Mitchell 1 3 1 2 71 224 74.67
Matt Adcock 2 6 0 1 73 460 76.67
Rick Westbrook 3 9 0 2 73 692 76.89