October 16, 2001 - by
Ackley Leads Seminole Men’s Golf Team To Ninth Place Finish At Gary Koch

Oct. 16, 2001

TAMPA, Fla. –
Florida State junior Matt Ackley shot a career-low tying two-under par 70 in the third round and the Seminoles finished in ninth place in the team standings at the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate as play concluded Tuesday. Ackley led the Seminoles with a 32nd place finish in the individual standings. It was his highest since finishing in 27th place in the 1999 Louisiana State Invitational. A trio of Florida State golfers followed Ackley – Brad Lusenhop, Peter Mitchell and Eric Beaty – who all finished tied for 42nd-place.

Ackley (Lake Mary, Fla.) enjoyed his best round of the tournament after posting consecutive scores of 76 in the first two rounds. His 54-hole total of 222 was the second best of his career. Ackley shot a career-best 219 at the 1999 Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate. He entered this week’s tournament averaging 76.66 strokes in 18 previous career rounds and averaged 74.00 strokes in the three rounds over the course of the last two days.

Junior Peter Mitchell (Miami, Fla.) shot a career-low 71 in the third round and finished in a tie for 42nd-place with a score of 224. His tournament score of 224 marked the best of his career and his finish in the individual standings was the second best of his career. Mitchell stood in a tie for 64th-place in the individual standings after the first round of play and averaged 72.50 strokes in rounds two and three to improve his placement by 22 positions.

Sophomore Brad Lusenhop (Gloversville, N.Y.) and freshman Eric Beaty (Germantown, Tenn.) finished tied for 42nd-place along with Mitchell. Lusenhop shot a two-over par 74 while Beaty carded a five-over par 77 in the third round. Both Lusenhop and Beaty shot even-par scores of 72 in Monday’s second round.

Florida’s Camilo Villegas sank a 20-foot putt on the final hole to claim individual medallist honors in leading Florida to the team championship. It marked the second consecutive year the Gators had won the event. Florida finished the three-round event with an 843 total, 16 strokes ahead of North Florida and Texas Christian which both tied for second place at 869. The victory was the second of Villegas’ collegiate career.

The Seminole men continue their fall schedule at the Tennessee Tournament of Champions in Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 22-23.

Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate/Oct. 15-16, 2001/(Final Results)
Old Memorial Golf Course/Tampa, Fla.

9/15 Florida State 306 294 289 889
T32 Matt Ackley 76 76 70 222
T42 Brad Lusenhop 78 72 74 224
T42 Peter Mitchell 79 74 71 224
T42 Eric Beaty 75 72 77 224
T59 Rick Westbrook 77 77 74 228

Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate/Oct. 15-16, 2001/(Team – Final Results)
Old Memorial Golf Course/Tampa, Fla.

1. Florida 843 8. Louisiana State 886
2. North Florida 869 9. Florida State 889
Texas Christian 869 10. Col. of Charleston 891
4. Kentucky 872 11. Rhode Island 893
5. Ohio State 873 12. Texas A&M 894
6. Mississippi 877 13. Georgia State 902
NC State 877 14. South Florida 905
15. UCF 915
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