March 16, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State travels to Awendaw, S.C. to compete in the inaugural Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate at the Bulls Bay Golf Course March 27-29. The tournament field includes seven teams currently ranked in the Precept/Coaches’ Division I Men’s Poll. The event includes a pro-am before the collegiate event begins and a concert by Hootie and the Blowfish following the awards presentation on the final day. The event benefits the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation which supports music programs nationwide.
THE HOOTIE AT BULLS BAY INTERCOLLEGIATE FIELD
As one of 30 teams competing in the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, Florida State is joined by No. 2 Georgia, No. 3 Georgia Tech, No. 5 Auburn, No. 6 Wake Forest, No. 15 Augusta State, No. 17 Clemson, No. 19 Kentucky as well as Augusta State, Kentucky, Louisiana State, North Carolina and Vanderbilt among the nation’s top teams playing in the event.
ADD NEVESTAD AND RYMER TO THE SEMINOLES’ ROSTER
A pair of players – Torstein Nevestad and Tommy Rymer – was added to the Seminoles’ roster to begin the spring semester. Both are transfer students from Division I institutions. Nevestad (Oslo, Norway) competed for three semesters (fall 2003, spring 2004 and fall 2004) at Florida Atlantic University while Rymer (Hastings, Minn.) was a redshirt member of the men’s golf team at the University of Texas. Nevestad finished in a tie for 12th place in the Seminole Intercollegiate as he played in his first event as a Seminole. Rymer competed as a member of the Seminoles’ starting five at the Gator Invitational where he finished in 43rd place and played as an individual in the Seminole Intercollegiate and finished in a tie for 29th place.
PAIR OF FRESHMEN CONTINUE TO RANK AMONG SEMINOLES’ LEADERS
A pair of freshmen – Song Jeon and Jonas Blixt – have competed in all three events for the Seminoles’ this spring and are among the team leaders in most statistical categories. Jeon (Seoul, Korea), who finished in a tie for fifth place in the individual standings at the Gator Invitational, leads the team with seven rounds with scores at 75 or better. Blixt, who earned medalist honors at the Gator, has shot the team’s lowest single round score of 68 so far this season.
FLORIDA STATE FINISHES SIXTH AT SEMINOLE INTERCOLLEGIATE
Coastal Carolina cruised to a 12-stroke team victory with a team score of 866 at the 2005 Seminole Intercollegiate, held at Tallahassee’s Golden Eagle Country Club. Rhys Davies of East Tennessee State easily won the individual title as he recorded three rounds under par. Davies shot 69, 67, 61 for a -9 total of 207. The Seminoles, who missed fifth place by one stroke, were led by Torstein Nevestad’s three-day score of 219.
RUCH COMPETES IN FIRST EVENT OF SPRING SEASON
Sophomore Bradley Ruch (Louisville, KY) finished second among the Seminoles and tied for 15th in the individual standings at the 36th annual Seminole Intercollegiate at Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee. Ruch finished with a final score of 220. His best single-round score came in the second round were he carded a one-under par 71. Ruch last played in the Carpet Capital Collegiate in early Nov. where he carded a three round score of 231.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (SPRING 2005 SEASON)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Torstein Nevestad 1 3 1 3 71 219 73.00
Jacob Davis 1 3 2 2 71 220 73.33
Bradley Ruch 1 3 1 2 71 220 73.33
Song Jeon 3 9 1 7 69 662 73.56
Jonas Blixt 3 9 2 5 68 664 73.78
Tommy Rymer 1 3 1 2 69 225 75.00
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 73 223 80.83