March 10, 2002 - by
Seminoles Men’s Golf Team Plays Host To Seminole Intercollegiate March 11-12, 2002

March 10, 2002

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State plays host to the annual Seminole Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament at Golden Eagle Country Club, March 11-12, 2002. The event will be played on the par 72, 6,847-yard Golden Eagle Course in Tallahassee, Fla. Virginia’s Steve Marino won individual medallist honors in leading the Cavaliers to the tournament championship in last year’s event. Florida State, led by current Seminole assistant coach Mark Donaldson, finished seventh in the event a year ago.


THE SEMINOLE INTERCOLLEGIATE FIELD


Florida State is joined by Alabama Birmingham, Central Florida, College of Charleston, Duke, East Tennessee State, Georgia State, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia in the 2002 Seminole Intercollegiate


MEDIA IS INVITED TO COVER THE TOURNAMENT


All media, local and national, are encouraged to cover the Seminole Intercollegiate at Golden Eagle. Press passes are not required for entry onto the course. Please see Chuck Walsh of the Florida State Sports Information Office when you arrive at the course for any informational material you may need.


THE SEMINOLE INTERCOLLEGIATE RESULTS A YEAR AGO


Florida State senior Mark Donaldson finished in a tie for 10th place and the Seminole men’s golf team finished in a tie for seventh place at the seventh annual Seminole Intercollegiate at the Golden Eagle Country Club. Individual medallist Steve Marino led Virginia to the team championship during the three-round, 54-hole tournament. Marino was spectacular throughout the Event carding three below-par scores of 70-68-67 for an 11-under par total of 205. Cavalier teammate Rusty Kennedy (73-70-70, 213) finished in a tied for third place while Cameron Yancy (78-70-73, 221, tied for 15th) and Kevin O’Connell (77-71-74, 222, tied for 19th) all posted top-20 individual finishes. Virginia was the only team in the tournament to finish with four golfers in the top-20 of the individual standings.


SEMINOLES AT THE MERCEDES-BENZ COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP


Freshman Eric Beaty (Germantown, Tenn.) shot a career-low 67 in final round and finished in a tie for 18th-place in the individual standings of the 11th Annual Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship at Sawgrass Country Club. Beaty’s stellar round led Florida State to a third round team total of 289 and elevated the Seminoles to an 11th-place finish in the team standings. Beaty, whose collegiate career-low prior to today’s stellar round was a 69 during last fall’s Mason Rudolph Invitational, earned the third lowest single round score of the tournament. Only two scores – a 64 by Jason Hartwick of Texas and a 66 by Camilo Villegas in round two – were better the Beaty’s during the 54-hole event. Beaty’s individual placement of tied -18th was the best of his career while his tournament score of 221 was his second best.


MITCHELL PLAYS WELL AT MERCEDES-BENZ


Junior Peter Mitchell (Miami, Fla.) played well at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship as he shot an even-par 72 in the final round and finished in a tie for 44th-place. Mitchell finished the tournament with two rounds under 75 and improved his individual position by five positions during the final round of competition.


FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.

Eric Beaty 2 6 0 3 67 442 73.67
Peter Mitchell 2 6 1 5 72 444 74.00
Alan Beers 2 6 1 2 70 452 75.33
Brad Lusenhop 2 6 0 2 73 457 76.16
Rick Westbrook 2 6 0 2 71 458 76.33
Matt Ackley 1 3 0 1 75 238 79.67
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