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Seminole Men’s Golf Team Plays In Mason Rudolph Championship

Sept. 17, 2003

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s golf team, only a week removed from its seventh place finish at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate, travels to Kingtson Springs, Tenn. to play in the Mason Rudolph Golf Championship. The event will be played at the Golf Club of Tennessee on Sept. 22 and 23. The competing teams are scheduled to play 36 holes Monday and 18 holes Tuesday. The Golf Club of Tennessee is a par 71, 6,844-yard course located about 20 miles southwest of Nashville.


THE 2003 MASON RUDOLPH CHAMPIONSHIP
Florida State is joined by Alabama, Alabama-Birmingham, College of Charleston, Furman, Georgia State, Kentucky, Louisiana State, Mississippi, North Florida, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Carolina-Aiken, Texas A&M, The U.S. Naval Academy, Virginia and the host school Vanderbilt. The Seminoles finished in seventh place in the team standings and Rusty Molsey finished in a tie for 14th place in the individual standings at the 2002 Mason Rudolph Championship.


SEMINOLES FINISH SEVENTH AT KIAWAH GOLF INTERCOLLEGIATE
Junior Matt Adcock (Apopka, Fla.) shot a career-low 68 in the second round and finished in a career-best tie for fifth place in the individual standings to lead the Florida State men’s golf team to a seventh place finish at the Cleveland Gold/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate at Turtle Point Golf Course in the Seminoles’ first event of the fall season. The event was shortened from three rounds to two after torrential rain forced the field to play only one round.


ADCOCK EARNS FIFTH PLACE FINISH AT KIAWAH ISLAND INTERCOLLEGIATE
Junior Matt Adcock finished in a tie for fifth place in the individual standings at the season-opening Kiawah Island Intercollegiate to earn the best finish of his collegiate career. Adcock’s previous best finish was 11th at the spring 2003 Seminole Intercollegiate. In addition, Adcock established a career-best single-round score of 68 in the first round of the tournament and averaged 71.00 strokes for the two-round rain-shortened event.


SESTILIO EARNS FIRST CARER TOP-10 INDIVIDUAL FINISH
Junior Mark Sestilio (Punta Gorda, Fla.) finished in a tie for tenth place at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate to earn the best individual finish of his collegiate career. He shot a near career-low 71 in the first round and a 73 in the second round to finish with a 144 total over the two rounds of the event. Sestilio had never finished within the top 20 in any of the six previous events during his Seminole career.


JONES BEGINS SEMINOLE COACHING CAREER IN STYLE
Newly appointed Seminole head coach Trey Jones began his Florida State coaching career on a very positive note in leading the Seminoles to a seventh place finish at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate. The Seminoles shot a 291 in the second round and moved up by four positions in the second day standings after finishing the first round in a tie for 11th place. Jones was named the Seminoles’ Head Coach and Director of Golf Operations in July.


FLORIDA STATE FINISHES SECOND AMONG ACC TEAMS AT KIAWAH ISLAND
Florida State finished second among the three Atlantic Coast Conference teams that competed at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate. The Seminoles finished the tournament with a two-round score of 595 and were three strokes ahead of Maryland and three strokes behind Virginia.


FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2003)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.

Matt Adcock 1 2 1 2 68 142 71.00
Mark Sestilio 1 2 1 2 71 144 72.00
Rusty Mosley 1 2 0 1 73 152 76.00
Tim Vickers 1 2 0 0 77 157 78.50
Gonzalo Ibarraran 1 2 0 0 80 162 81.00
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