April 1, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s golf team competes in its final regular season tournament of the spring season at the 2005 Courtyard by Marriott Intercollegiate April 8-9. The tournament is hosted by NC State University and will be played at the 7,002 yard, par 72 Devil’s Ridge Golf Club. This is the first time the tournament will be held at the course. Duke is the reigning champion, while Wake Forest’s Bill Haas won the individual championship last season. The Seminoles will compete at the Atlantic Coast Conference championship April 15-17 at Uwharrie Point, N.C.
THE COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT FIELD
Florida State is joined by eight of the nation’s top 50 teams in the Courtyard By Marriott Intercollegiate including No. 9 Wake Forest, No. 11 Duke, No. 12 Tennessee, No. 18 Georgia Southern, No. 31 North Carolina, No. 33 Kansas, No. 39 East Tennessee State, Colorado, NC State, North Florida, Northwestern, Tulsa, Virginia and Virginia Tech. The ACC is represented by seven teams.
BLIXT CONTINUES TO SET THE PACE
Freshman Jonas Blixt (Nassjo, Sweden) finished in a tie 32nd place at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate. His finish marks the third time in four tournaments this spring that Blixt has finished atop the leader board for the Seminoles. Blixt carded two sub-par rounds of 71 at the Hootie, finishing the tournament with 223 total.
RUCH REMAINS STRONG
Sophomore Bradley Ruch (Louisville, Ky.) helped lead the Seminoles at the Hootie at Bulls Bay as he earned the seventh top 40 finish of his Florida State career. He finished in 32nd place in the individual standings. Ruch carded a one-under par 71 in the second round of the event. That score matched his best performance of the spring season, the other coming at the Seminole Intercollegiate, where he shot a 71 in the second round.
MOSELY COMES OUT IN SPRING
Senior Rusty Mosley (Vidalia, Ga.) competed in his first tournament of the 2005 spring season at the inaugural Hootie At Bulls Bay Intercollegiate. Mosley finished in a tie with teammate Torstein Nevestad for 40th place in the individual standings. He shot his best score of the event in the second round, a 73, and finished the event with a 226 total for the three-round event. Mosely has competed in 34 tournaments during his four-year Seminole career.
SEMINOLES FINISH PLAY AT BULLS BAY
Florida State finished 11th out of 15 teams at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate. Kentucky won the team championship with a total team score of 866. Scott Jamieson of Augusta State won the individual tournament with a 205 stroke, eight-under par performance. Due to inclement weather, the first round was pushed back causing the 54-hole tournament to be played in 2 days. After two rounds the Seminoles were tied for sixth with Georgia Tech and were ahead of five teams ranked in the nation’s top 35.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (SPRING 2005 SEASON)
Name Tourn. Rds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Jake Davis 1 3 2 2 71 220 73.33
Bradley Ruch 2 6 2 3 71 443 73.83
Jonas Blixt 4 12 4 7 68 887 73.92
Torstein Nevestad 2 6 1 4 71 445 74.17
Song Jeon 4 12 1 8 69 892 74.33
Tommy Rymer 1 3 1 2 69 225 75.00
Rusty Mosley 1 3 0 1 73 226 75.33
Mark Sestilio 1 3 0 2 75 228 76.00
Matt Adcock 2 6 0 2 73 462 77.00
Tommy Rymer 2 6 0 2 74 465 77.50
Adam Wallace 2 6 0 3 73 485 80.83