May 27, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s golf team earned five top-10 finishes, a seasons best tied for eighth-place finish at the Florida State hosted Seminole Intercollegiate and had three golfers finish the spring season with a stroke average of 75.00 or better. Sophomore Matt Adcock led the Seminoles during the fall (72.17) and spring seasons (74.40) and for the entire year. He was followed by sophomore Rusty Mosley and junior Alan Beers in the cumulative statistics for the fall and spring seasons combined.
ADCOCK AND MOSLEY LEAD SEMINOLES IN 2002-03
Sophomores Rusty Mosley (Vidalia, Ga.) and Matt Adcock (Apopka, Fla.) led the Seminole men’s golf team with stroke averages of 73.76 and 73.88 respectively during the 2002-03 fall and spring seasons combined. The pair was the only two Florida State golfers to average less than 74.00 strokes per round for the year. Both golfers played in a career-high nine tournaments and led the team with nine and seven rounds below par and career-low single-round scores of 68 and 69 respectively.
ADCOCK LEADS SEMINOLES DURING SPRING 2003 SEASON
Sophomore Matt Adcock finished the spring 2003 season with a team-low 74.40 stroke average in 20 rounds during seven tournaments. He best outing came at the Florida State hosted Seminole Intercollegiate as he carded his near career-best tournament score (214), best tournament score vs. par (-2) and earned his best career finish. Adcock also finished the season with a team-high 12 rounds with scores of 75 or less. In addition, he carded two of the top three single-round scores for the Seminoles during the spring season.
MOSLEY ENJOYS FINE SPRING SEASON
Sophomore Rusty Mosley averaged 74.79 strokes in 14 rounds during five tournaments during the spring 2003 semester. His fine spring season came on the heels of his career-best 72.45 average during the fall 2002 season. He shot at least one round under par in three of five tournaments during the spring. Mosley carded the team’s lowest round of the year when he shot a career-best 68 during the Mason Rudolph Collegiate championship during the fall season. Adcock shot a team leading 16 rounds at 75 or below during the fall and spring seasons combined.
GOETZE RESIGNS AS FLORIDA STATE’S HEAD COACH
Nicky Goetze resigned as the head coach of the Florida State University men’s golf team May 2 to resume his professional playing career. Goetze had been the Seminoles’ head coach for the last three years. He was the head coach at Texas-El Paso in 1998 and the head coach at Mississippi State in 1999 and 2000. Goetze led the Seminoles to 21 top-10 finishes in tournament play and the stroke average of each of Florida State’s five playing positions fell with the average of the Seminoles’ No. 1 player falling by more than one full stroke during his tenure.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2002 AND SPRING 2003)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Rusty Mosley 9 25 9 16 68 1,844 73.76
Matt Adcock 9 26 7 18 69 1,921 73.88
Alan Beers 4 11 3 7 71 821 74.64
Eric Beaty 4 12 1 8 71 903 75.25
Tim Vickers 7 20 2 10 71 1,515 75.75
Gonzalo Ibarraran 3 8 0 4 73 607 75.88
Brad Lusenhop 7 20 2 7 71 1,526 76.30
Peter Mitchell 3 9 2 3 70 687 76.33
Mark Sestilio 6 17 2 6 70 1,308 76.94
Adam Wallace 8 22 3 11 70 1,694 77.00
FOUR WAY TIE FOR LOW ROUND SCORE
Senior Peter Mitchell (Miami, Fla.), sophomores Rusty Mosley and Mark Sestilio (Punta Gorda, Fla.) and freshman Adam Wallace (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) finished the spring 2003 season tied with team-low single-round scores of 70. The single-round scores were career-bests for Sestilio and Wallace and was the career-low tying score for Mitchell.
MITCHELL CLOSES OUT CAREER
Senior Peter Mitchell, who will earn his bachelor’s degree in sport management during the summer of 2003, closed out his Seminole career as he participated in nine events during the 2002-03 fall and spring seasons. He played in nine rounds during three tournaments and shot rounds of 75 or below in three of his nine rounds. Mitchell twice recorded season-low single-round scores of 70. He led the Seminoles with a season-best finish of tied for 22nd at the Gator Invitational (Feb. 8-9).
LUSENHOP WAS A BUSY SEMINOLE
Redshirt junior Brad Lusenhop (Gloversville, N.Y.) enjoyed a strong year as he played in seven tournaments and averaged 76.30 strokes in 20 rounds of play. He played his best golf during the fall season as he averaged 74.63 strokes in eight rounds during three tournaments. Lusenhop earned a pair of top-25 finishes with an individual placement of tied for 23rd at the Kiawah Island Invitational and a tied for 25th-finish at the Windon Memorial Classic during the fall season.
LUSENHOP AMONG TEAM LEADERS
Redshirt junior Brad Lusenhop finished the 2002-03 year among the Seminoles’ leaders in tournaments played (seven), rounds (20), scores of par or better (two), scores of 75 or lower (seven) and low single-round score (71). He has earned three varsity letters during his Florida State career and will be one of three seniors on the 2003-04 Seminole roster.
VICKERS ADJUSTS WELL TO LIFE AS A SEMINOLE
Junior Tim Vickers (Alpharetta, Ga.) played well during his first year as a Seminole in 2002-03. He finished as the Seminoles’ fourth ranking golfer with a career-best 75.75 stroke average during seven tournaments throughout the 2002-03 fall and spring seasons. Vickers played nearly as many tournaments (seven) and rounds (20) during the fall and springs seasons as he did during the first two years of his collegiate career (eight tournaments and 23 rounds).
VICKERS DISPLAYS CONSISTENCY
Junior Tim Vickers earned back-to-back top-30 finishes at the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate and the ACC Championship as he earned individual finishes of tied for 26th in both events. His individual finishes of tied for 26th marked the second best finishes of his career. Vickers earned a career-best finish of tied for 14th at the Chattanooga Invitational during the fall of 2001.
WALLACE PLAYS WELL DURING FRESHMAN YEAR
Freshman Adam Wallace earned his way into the Seminoles’ starting lineup during the spring season and played in eight tournaments during his inaugural collegiate season. He played in a total of 22 rounds in eight tournaments with half of his single-round scores coming in at 75 or below. Wallace carded his career-low of 70 during the second round of the Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate (March 17-18) as he finished in a tie for 45th-place in the individual standings during the tournament.
WALLACE AS A FRESHMAN
Freshman Adam Wallace finished his freshman season having played in eight tournaments (third most on the team) and 22 rounds (third) while carding three rounds of par or better (tied for third), 11 rounds of scores of 75 or lower (third) and with a 77.00 strokes per round average.
The Best Of Wallace
Category Score Event
Single-Round 70 Cleveland Golf Collegiate
36-Holes 151 Mercedes Benz Collegiate
Tournament 233 Mercedes Benz Collegiate
Season Score 73.80 Fall 2002
Finish Tied 36th ACC Championship
SESTILIO EARNS HIS SPOT IN THE SEMINOLES LINEUP
Redshirt sophomore Mark Sestilio earned playing time for the first time as a Seminole this past season and made the most of his opportunity. He earned his way into Florida State’s starting lineup during the spring season and competed in five of Florida State’s seven events during the season. Sestilio played a total of 17 rounds and carded scores of 75 or below six times. Two of his six lowest rounds came in at par or better with a 70 in the second round of the Seminole Intercollegiate and a 71 in the second round of the Cleveland Golf Collegiate.
SESTILIO DEVELOPS INTO A TEAM LEADER
Redshirt sophomore Mark Sestilio finished among the team leaders in several different statistical categories. His top team finishes were in the team categories of single round score and tournament score. Sestilio carded a career-low 70 during the second round of the Seminole Intercollegiate and finished the event with a career-low 218 scored for the 54-hole event. He earned a career-best tied for 20th-place finish in the individual standings as Florida State finished in eighth place in the event.
Sestilio’s 2002-03 Team Ranks
Category Statistic Team Rank
Single Round Score -2 Second
Tournament Score +2 Second
Tournaments Played 6 Fifth
Par Scores 2 Tied/Fifth
Scores of 75 or less 6 Seventh
BEERS WORKS TO GET BACK IN STARTING LINEUP
Junior Alan Beers (Jacksonville, Fla.) played in four tournaments in the fall season before losing much of the spring season to injuries. He averaged a career-best 74.64 strokes per round in four tournaments and 11 rounds in the fall and did not compete during the spring season. Beers ranked third on the team in stoke average (74.64), tied for third in rounds of par or better (three), tied for fifth in rounds of 75 or less (seven) and carded a career-low 71 during the second round of the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate. Beers’ best finish of the season came at the Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate as he finished in a tie for 28th-place.
IBARRARAN EARNS PLAYING TIME FOR FIRST TIME
Redshirt freshman Gonzalo Ibarraran (Saltillo, Coahulia, Mexico) was one of three Seminoles who earned playing time for the first time as members of the Florida State men’s golf team during the 2002-03 season. He played in three events during the fall season with the first action of his career coming at the Mason Rudolph Championship. He also competed at the Windon Memorial classic and the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate. Ibarraran carded four rounds of scores of 75 or below (in eight rounds) and fired a career-best 74 in the second round of the Windon Memorial.
BEATY ENDS FLORIDA STATE CAREER
Sophomore Eric Beaty (Germantown, Tenn.) earned two varsity letters and was one of the more consistent Seminoles during the 2001-02 fall and spring seasons and the fall 2002 season but decided to end his Florida State playing days and transferred to Mississippi State University at the end of the fall 2003 season. Beaty averaged 75.25 strokes in 12 rounds during four tournaments while carding eight of his 12 rounds with scores of 75 or below. Beaty earned his career-best finish of tied for 16th at the Kiawah Island Invitational.