Jan. 31, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State opens its 2004 spring season as it travels to play in the 27th Annual Sun Trust Gator Invitational at the University of Florida Jan. 31-Feb. 1. The event will be played at the University of Florida Golf Course – a 6,701 yard, Par 70 course located in Gainesville, Fla. The Seminoles are one of 15 teams competing in the event with four of the teams having won tournament championships during the fall season. Led by No. 1 ranked Florida, nearly half of the field for the 2004 Gator Invitational is ranked in the nation’s top 50. The first two rounds and 36 holes of the event are scheduled to be played Jan. 31 with the final round of 18 holes scheduled for Feb. 1.
THE GATOR INVITATIONAL FIELD
Florida State is joined by Alabama, Alabama Birmingham, Baylor, Central Florida, the College of Charleston, Florida, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Kentucky, Louisiana State, North Florida, Ohio State, Purdue and Tennessee in the 27th Annual Sun Trust Gator Invitational.
TOP OF THE TEAM
Junior Matt Adcock (Apopka, Fla.) earned the lowest scoring average for the Seminoles during the fall 2003 season with a 73.50 mark. He shot four rounds at or below par with eight rounds coming in with scores under 75. He enjoyed his best tournament at Kiawah Island where he finished tied for fifth in the individual standings. Adcock was also consistent for the Seminoles during the spring 2003 season as he earned five consecutive top 30 finishes and finished 11th at the Seminole Intercollegiate.
ACADEMICS AS WELL
In addition to playing well on the golf course, senior Brad Lusenhop (Gloversville, N.Y.) was named to the ACC Academic Honor Role as both a freshman and sophomore. He shot a low round of 69 in the first round of the Mason Rudolph Collegiate Championship during the fall of 2001 while finishing in a tie for 22nd place in the individual standings. He finished in a tied for 32nd place at the Landfall Tradition during the fall of 2003
MOSLEY A GREAT FINISHER
Rusty Mosley (Vidalia, Ga.) has displayed a penchant for finishing tournaments well during his career. He had a 74.75 stroke average in the final round of four tournaments during the fall 2003 season. During the 2002-03 season, Mosley played in nine tournaments and finished with a stroke average of 73.76.
SESTILIO A REGULAR
Mark Sestilio (Punta Gorda, Fla.) has accomplished quite a bit in his short time since breaking into the Seminoles’ starting lineup last season. He shot a low round of 70 this while earning a stroke average of 76.94. His best finish was came at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate where he shot for even par in the two rounds that he played and finished in a tied for 10th place in the individual standings.