March 20, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State University men’s golf team, with three top-10 finishes this spring, travels to play in its fifth event of the season at the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate hosted by Auburn University April 11-13. The event is played at the Saugahatchee Country Club in Opelika, Alabama. The Seminoles have finished ninth (Palmetto Intercollegiate, March 17-18) and tied for eighth (Seminole Intercollegiate, March 10-11) in their last two events and are playing their best heading into the final three events scheduled of the regular season. Florida State finished in sixth place at last year’s Hitchcock Intercollegiate with Peter Mitchell finishing in a tie for seventh in the individual standings.
THE 2003 BILLY HITCHCOCK INTERCOLLEGIATE PARTICPIANTS
Florida State is joined by Auburn, Alabama, Alabama-Birmingham, College of Charleston, Arkansas, Georgia State, Memphis, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Southeastern Louisiana and Vanderbilt in the 2003 Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate.
ADCOCK A STANDOUT DURING SPRING SEASON
Sophomore Matt Adcock (Apopka, Fla.) is enjoying his best season as a Seminole this spring. He is averaging a career-low 73.82 strokes in 11 rounds and carded his career-low round of 71 in the second and third rounds of the Seminole Intercollegiate (March 17-18). Adcock has been the Seminoles’ top individual finisher in each of the last three events (and three of four this season) and leads the team with seven scores of 75 or below. After finishing out of the top 50 in the individual standings in the first three events of his career, Adcock has earned two consecutive top-15 finishes. Adcock finished in a career-best tie for 11th-place at the Seminole Intercollegiate and tied for 15th at the Palmetto Intercollegiate.
SESTILIO EARNS PLAYING TIME IN SEMINOLES’ LINEUP
Sophomore Mark Sestilio (Punta Gorda, Fla.) has competed in Florida State’s last two tournaments and is ranked first in stroke average for the Seminoles this spring. He has carded four rounds with scores of 75 or lower (in five total rounds) this spring and is averaging a team-leading 73.80 strokes per round entering the Hitchcock Intercollegiate. Sestilio has competed in three of the Seminoles’ nine events during the 2002-03 fall and spring seasons.
WALLACE CONTINUES TO PLAY WELL IN HIS FRESHMAN SEASON
Freshman Adam Wallace (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.), who has competed in all four of Florida State’s spring tournaments, shot a career-low one-under par 70 in the second round of the Palmetto Intercollegiate and finished in a tie for 37th-place in the individual standings. He totaled 148 for the 36-hole event and finished as the second-highest ranking Seminole in the field of 81. Wallace improved his individual standing by 29 positions with his stellar play in the second round. Wallace has carded 74 or better in three of the last five rounds during the last two events.
SEMINOLES LAST TIME OUT AT THE PALMETTO INTERCOLLEGIATE
The Seminoles, led by Matt Adcock, finished in ninth place at the sixth annual Palmetto Intercollegiate at the Palmetto Golf Club. It marked the second top-10 finish of the season for the Seminoles, who also finished 10th at the Gator Invitational. Adcock finished in a tie for 15th-place to mark the second consecutive event he has finished in the top 15 of the individual standings. Adcock (Apopka, Fla.) was consistent during the two-round tournament with one-over par scores of 72 in both rounds.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (SPRING 2003)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Mark Sestilio 2 5 2 4 70 369 73.80
Matt Adcock 4 11 3 7 71 812 73.82
Rusty Mosley 2 5 1 3 71 370 74.00
Peter Mitchell 2 6 2 3 70 450 75.00
Brad Lusenhop 3 9 0 2 74 689 76.56
Tim Vickers 3 8 0 3 73 614 76.75
Adam Wallace 4 11 1 5 70 845 76.82