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Seminole Men’s Golf Team In Second At Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate

April 5, 2002




AUBURN, Ala. –
The Florida State University men’s golf team is in second place in the team standings after the first round of the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate at the Saugahatchee Country Club. The Seminoles trail Auburn by only four strokes after shooting their best round of the year, an even par 288. Sophomore Brad Lusenhop and senior Rick Westbrook, a pair of Seminoles, are tied for fifth place after shooting identical one-under par scores of 71.


Florida State is in second place in the team standings as it received four scores of 74 or below from its top players. In addition to Lusenhop (Gloversville, N.Y.) and Westbrook (Alto, Ga.), junior Peter Mitchell (Miami, Fla.) is in a tie for ninth place and freshman Eric Beaty (Germantown, Tenn.) is in a tie for 22nd place. Only one stroke behind that pack is sophomore Alan Beers (Midlothian, Va.) who carded a three-over par 75.


Lusenhop’s first round score of 71 is only two strokes off his career-best of 69 he shot at the Mason Rudolph Invitational last September. It marks the second time in the last three rounds he has shot 72 or better.


Westbrook also carded a 71 marking the second time in the last four outings he had earned a score of 71. He is averaging an outstanding 72.50 strokes per round during his last two tournaments. Mitchell, Florida State’s most consistent golfer this spring, has now carded eight rounds out of 16 at 72 or under this spring.


The second of three rounds begin Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m.


Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate/March 5-7, 2002
Saugahatchee Country Club/Auburn, Ala. (Individual Results – First Round)

2/12 Florida State 288
T5 Brad Lusenhop 71
T5 Rick Westbrook 71
T9 Peter Mitchell 72
T22 Eric Beaty 74
T35 Alan Beers 75


Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate/March 5-7, 2002
Saugahatchee Country Club/Auburn, Ala. (Team Results – First Round)

1. Auburn 284 7. Middle Tennessee 295
2. Florida State 288 8. Jacksonville 297
3. Mississippi State 289 9. Memphis 300
4. Southern Methodist 291 10. Tulane 302
Southeastern La. 291 11. Georgia State 305
6. Mississippi 294 12. Vanderbilt 307

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