Oct. 11, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State travels to Tampa, Fla. to compete in the 2004 Gary Koch Invitational at the Old Memorial Golf Course Oct. 11-12. The Seminoles are playing in their third event of the fall season after finishing in a tie for fourth place at the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate – the highest finish for the team since finishing in third place at the spring 2001 Cavalier Classic. The Seminoles are playing in their third of four fall tournaments before beginning their traditional spring season Feb. 5-6 at the Gator Intercollegiate at the University of Florida.
THE GARY KOCH/CLEVELAND GOLF INVITATIONAL FIELD
Florida State is joined by Arkansas, the College of Charleston, Florida, Georgia State, Kentucky, LSU, North Florida, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Tennessee, Toledo, South Carolina, South Florida and UCF in the 2004 Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Invitational. The event will be played at the Old Memorial Golf Course, a par 72, 7,028 yard course designed by Steve Smyers. The course opened in 1997.
FLORIDA STATE FINISHES IN A TIE FOR FOURTH AT MASON RUDOLPH
Florida State finished in a tie for fourth place at the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate at the Legends Club at Vanderbilt University. It marked the highest team finish for the Seminoles since finishing in third place at the spring 2001 Cavalier Classic. Florida State was led by seniors Matt Adcock (Apopka, Fla.) and Rusty Mosley (Vidalia, Ga.) who finished in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings. It marked the first time since the spring 1998 Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate that two Seminoles had finished in the top-10 in the same tournament.
MOSLEY MAKES FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE FALL SEASON
Senior Rusty Mosley played in his first tournament of the fall season at the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate. He helped lead the Seminoles with a 54-hole score of 212 (-1) as he finished in a tie for ninth place along with senior Matt Adcock. Mosley started the tournament by shooting two one-under par rounds and finished with a one-over par third round.
SEMINOLES ARE GROWING UNDER COACH TREY JONES
In coach Trey Jones’ second year as head of the program, the Seminoles are shoeing tremendous improvement. The team’s overall stroke average for the last tournament, the Mason Rudolph, was a just above par at 71.17. Last fall’s Mason Rudolph stroke average was a 74.75. The current stroke average this season is a 72.71which is a significant improvement from the team’s 74.56 stroke average after two tournaments last season. Last year’s final team stroke average was 74.23.
PAR IS COMING EASIER IN `04
In last year’s season opener none of the five Seminoles in the starting lineup was able to break par. In their first tournament this season, four different Seminole golfers finished with one round at par or better. At the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate the Seminoles had a four under-par rounds and one even par round. The Seminoles have shot 11 par or better rounds this fall in only two tournaments. Last fall, Florida State carded eight rounds at par or better in four events.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2004 SEASON)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Rusty Mosley 1 3 2 3 70 212 70.67
Bradley Ruch 2 6 3 5 69 437 72.83
Matt Adcock 2 6 3 5 69 438 73.00
Jonas Blixt 2 6 2 5 70 439 73.17
Adam Wallace 1 3 1 2 72 224 74.67
Jacob Davis 1 3 0 2 73 226 75.33
Mark Sestilio 1 3 0 0 77 241 80.33