DESTIN, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State’s fall golf season continues this week as eight Seminoles (four women and four men) play in the Golfweek Sandestin Amateur at the Raven Course at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The event, which is part of Golfweek’s Collegiate Series, will be played in both a men’s and women’s division. It will be played on the same course that on which Florida State hosted the ACC/SEC Challenge from 2000-03.
The Seminole women will be represented by senior Kathleen Sumner (Charleston, S.C.), sophomore Elle Johnson (Inman, S.C.) and freshmen Alice Hodge (Larchmont, N.Y.) and Taylor Roberts (Parkland, Fla.). The Florida State men are well represented by freshmen Gray Albright (Ocala, Fla.), Brett Roberts (Coral Springs, Fla.), Cavin Sierota (Melbourne, Fla.) and James Tureskis (Naples, Fla.).
The Golfweek Collegiate Series is a 10-tournament run of events which accommodates any amateur player looking for competition. The lineup includes longtime Golfweek stops as well as new venues in different regions. Each of the 10 tournament stops are 54-hole events and will be included in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.
The Golfweek Sandestin Amateur will be played over three days – Oct. 18 (18 holes), Oct. 19 (18 holes) and Oct. 20 (18 holes). The participant list (both men’s and women’s) includes players from more than 35 colleges and universities including Florida State, Towson University in Maryland, Florida Gulf Coast, Purdue, Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, University of Houston and Illinois Wesleyan.
For Sumner, the Seminoles’ only senior, it’s a chance to get back out on the course after the Seminoles’ fall season was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I’m looking forward to playing in a tournament with my teammates, even though we are not competing as a team,” said Sumner. “I am just going to do my best and take on the course with confidence.”
Florida State’s golfers have found success this fall playing around the country as individuals. Taylor Roberts won the championship at the FSGA Event in Gainesville and Hodge earned medalist honors at the GCAA event at Pinehurst.