Oct. 11, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State participates in its third tournament of the fall season as it travels to the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate in Tampa, Fla., Oct. 15-16. The event is being played at the par-72, 7236 yard Old Memorial Golf Course. The Gary Koch Invitational is named for former University of Florida golfer Gary Koch. He won over $1 million in career earnings and is now a television broadcaster for NBC-TV.
THE GARY KOCH INTERCOLLEGIATE FIELD
Florida State is joined by Central Florida, the College of Charleston, Florida, Georgia State, Kentucky, Louisiana State, Mississippi, NC State, North Florida, Ohio State, Rhode Island, South Florida, Texas A&M and Texas Christian in the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate field.
LUSENHOP AND BEATY LEAD SEMINOLES AT MASON RUDOLPH
Sophomore Brad Lusenhop (Gloversville, N.Y.) and freshman Eric Beaty (Germantown, Tenn.) finished in a tie for 22nd place in the individual standings and the Florida State men’s golf team finished in 11th-place in the team standings at the inaugural Mason Rudolph Collegiate Championship at the Legends Club. It marked the second consecutive tournament this fall that Lusenhop had finished as the highest-ranking Seminole. Lusenhop and Beaty both played well over the two-day, 54-hole tournament. Lusenhop carded a career-best 69 in the first round and finished with a career-best 215 score. He finished in a tie for 22nd-place in last week’s Kiawah Island Invitational with a score of 217.
LUSENHOP ENJOYING HIS BEST GOLF AS A COLLEGIAN
Sophomore Brad Lusenhop, who is averaging a team-leading 72.00 strokes per round, is playing the best golf of his Seminole career. He has shot two sub-par rounds and six rounds of 75 or below. Lusenhop has played in as many rounds this fall (six) as he did during the first two years of his Seminole career. His 72.00 average is nearly five strokes better than his career average (72.82) entering the fall season and he has as many rounds of 75 or below (six) as he had during his first two years and 17 rounds of golf as a Seminole. Lusenhop’s previous low score was a 72 during the spring 2000 Bridges All-American Tournament.
BEATY PLAYS WELL IN HOMECOMING
Eric Beaty, who competed in only his second collegiate tournament at the Mason Rudolph Collegiate, established career-bests for single-round scores (69 in round one), three-round score (215), score vs. par (+5) and individual finish (tied-22nd). He finished in a tie for 57th-place with a score of 227 in his first tournament, the Kiawah Island Invitational. Beaty was playing in his home state of Tennessee at the Mason Rudolph Invitational, he hails from Germantown, Tenn.
FRESHMAN ADCOCK PLAYS WELL AT MASON RUDOLPH
Freshman Matt Adcock (Apopka, Fla.), a transfer from Mississippi State University, enjoyed his best career outing as he finished in a tie for 54th-place with a three-round score 226 at the Mason Rudolph Collegiate. He carded a three-over par 73 in the tournament’s final round. Adcock participated in both of the Seminoles’ tournaments during the month of September and averaged 76.67 strokes in six rounds.
BEERS PLAYS WELL IN FIRST TWO TOURNAMENTS
Sophomore Alan Beers (Midlothian, Va.) is ranked third on the team with a 73.67 scoring average. He scored a career-best 71 in the second round of the Kiawah Island Invitational and carded a 72 in the second round of the Mason Rudolph Collegiate.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Brad Lusenhop 2 6 2 6 69 432 72.00
Eric Beaty 2 6 1 4 69 442 73.67
Alan Beers 2 6 1 5 71 442 73.67
Matt Adcock 2 6 0 1 73 460 76.67
Rick Westbrook 2 6 0 1 73 464 77.33