Oct. 24, 2004
The Florida State men’s golf team travels to Windermere, Fla. to compete in the inaugural Isleworth Collegiate Invitational Oct. 25-26. The Seminoles enter the event looking to earn their second top five team finish of the fall season after its fourth place finish at the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate in September. The Isleworth Collegiate is the fourth of five tournaments of the fall season for the Seminoles. The team closes out its fall season at the Carpet Capital Collegiate hosted by Georgia Tech Nov. 5-7 in Rocky Face, Ga. Florida State will play in the Gator Invitational, Feb. 5-6, to begin the spring 2005 season.
THE ISLEWORTH COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL FIELD
Florida State is joined by Augusta State, Clemson, Florida, Furman, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, North Carolina, NC State, Oklahoma State, Texas, Toledo, UCF, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest in the inaugural Isleworth Collegiate Invitational. The event will be played at the Isleworth Country Club. The course was originally designed by Arnold Palmer in 1984 and redesigned by Steve Smyers in 2003, making it the one of the longest and toughest courses in Florida. Ten of the sixteen teams competing are ranked in the top 25 in the nation, including the top six teams in the nation.
BLIXT CONTINUES TO LEAD SEMINOLES
Jonas Blixt finished as the Seminoles’ top golfer for the second time in his three career starts at the Gary Koch Invitational. Blixt knocked 10 strokes off his first round score and penciled in a 71 for the second and third rounds, finishing with 223 for the tournament. Blixt has finished at par or better four times this season and continues to set the pace for the Seminoles with a team leading 73.55 stoke average.
JONG MAKES HIS FIRST APPEARANCE AS A SEMINOLE
Freshman Song Jeon (Seoul, Korea) made his first start for Florida State at the Gary Koch Invitational. He finished in an overall tie for 62nd place and was fourth among his Seminole teammates with a score of 232. Jeon showed improvement from round to round, starting the first round with a 79, moving to the second round with a 78 and finishing strong in the third round with a 75.
FLORIDA STATE BY THE NUMBERS
Four different Seminole golfers have carded a total of 10 rounds below par in three events during the fall 2004 season – a total of five golfers carded a total of 11 rounds below par in six events during the spring 2004 season…seniors Matt Adcock (Apopka, Fla.) and Rusty Mosley (Vidalia, Ga.) have finished have combined for more tournament scores under par (one each for a total of two) this fall than Florida State did as a team (one by Rusty Mosley at the Atlanta Intercollegiate) during the spring of 2004.
FLORIDA STATE FINISHES 13TH AT GARY KOCH
The Seminoles finished 13th at the Gary Koch Invitational at the Old Memorial Golf Course in their last event. Kentucky, ranked fourth in the nation, won the tournament and had the individual medalist. Freshman Jonas Blixt (Nassjo, Sweden) finished in a tie for 28th place with a score of 223. Senior Matt Adcock finished in a tie for 48th place with rounds of 74, 73 and 81.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2004 SEASON)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Jonas Blixt 3 9 4 7 70 662 73.55
Matt Adcock 3 9 3 7 69 666 74.00
Bradley Ruch 3 9 3 6 69 667 74.11
Rusty Mosley 2 6 2 4 70 446 74.33
Adam Wallace 1 3 1 2 72 224 74.67
Jacob Davis 1 3 0 2 73 226 75.33
Song Jeon 1 3 0 1 75 232 77.33
Mark Sestilio 1 3 0 0 77 241 80.33