Oct. 9, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s golf team, with three top-10 finishes in three tournaments this fall, continues its schedule as it travels to play in the third annual Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate at the Old Memorial Golf Course in Tampa, Fla. The tournament includes three top-10 teams (No. 2 Florida, No. 6 College of Charleston and No. 8 Vanderbilt), a fourth team in the top-20 (No. 19 Toledo) and another ranked in the top-50 (No. 48 Arkansas) in this week’s national GolfWeek/Sagarin poll. Florida State finished ninth in the 15 team field last season as senior Matt Ackley (Lake Mary, Fla.) finished in a tie for 32nd-place in the individual standings. Florida, the event co-host, is the defending tournament champion.
THE 2002 GARY KOCH/CLEVELAND GOLF INTERCOLLEGIATE
Florida State is by joined Arkansas, Central Florida, the College of Charleston, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana State, Mississippi, North Florida, Ohio State, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tennessee, Toledo and Vanderbilt in the 15-team event.
FLORIDA STATE AT THE WINDON MEMORIAL
Florida State finished in tenth place in the team standings at the Windon Memorial Classic. Junior Brad Lusenhop (Gloversville, N.Y.) earned the fourth top-25 finish of his career as he led the Seminoles in the individual standings. Lusenhop carded a three-over par 75 in the third round to finish with a 223 total for the 54-hole event. The three-round score was the fourth best of his collegiate career and marked the fourth time in his last nine tournaments that he has averaged 75.00 strokes per round or better for a 54-hole event. Sophomore Alan Beers (Midlothian, Va.) also carded a 75 in third round action and finished in 30th place. His three-round total of 224 was only one stroke from Lusenhop’s team leading total. Beers carded two rounds of 75 or better during the event.
MOSLEY ATOP THE SEMINOLES’ LEADERBOARD
Sophomore Rusty Mosley (Vidalia, Ga.) leads Florida State with a 73.00 stroke average through the first three tournaments of the fall season. Mosley has competed in two of the Seminoles’ three events this season and earned a 14th-place finish at the Mason Rudolph Championship and finished in 36th-place at the Windon Memorial. Mosley has tied his career-low round with scores of 71 in the first round in both of his tournaments. Mosley finished with a career-low tournament score of 211 in the Mason Rudolph Championship. The sophomore is averaging more than 4.00 strokes per round better this fall (73.00) than he did during the first eight tournaments of his career (77.57).
BEATY IS FLORIDA STATE’S IRONMAN
Sophomore Eric Beaty (Germantown, Tenn.) is the only Seminole to have competed in all three tournaments during the fall season for the Seminoles and has played in 15 consecutive tournaments for the Seminoles. He has played in every Seminole tournament during his career since his arrival as a freshman last season. Beaty finished the tournament with a three-over par 75 in the third round for a three-round total of 222 at the season-opening Kiawah Island Intercollegiate. His individual finish of tied for 16th was two places better than his previous best finish of 18th at the 2001 Mason Rudolph Championship.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2002)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Rusty Mosley 2 6 2 4 68 438 73.00
Matt Adcock 1 3 1 3 69 213 71.00
Tim Vickers 1 3 0 3 73 221 73.67
Brad Lusenhop 2 6 2 4 71 447 74.50
Eric Beaty 3 9 1 7 71 673 74.78
Alan Beers 2 6 0 3 73 453 75.50
Gonzalo Ibarraran 2 6 0 3 73 455 75.83
Peter Mitchell 1 3 0 1 75 237 79.00
Mark Sestilio 1 3 0 0 76 239 79.67