March 15, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s golf team continues its spring schedule as it travels to play at the fifth annual Cleveland Golf Collegiate Golf Championship at the Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, S.C. The event begins with 36 holes of play on March 18 and concludes with 18 holes on March 19. The Seminoles are competing in their second event in as many weeks as the team approaches the Atlantic Coast Conference (April 19-21) and NCAA East Regional (May 16-18) tournaments later in the season.
THE CLEVELAND GOLF COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
Florida State is joined by Furman, Georgia State, Kansas, Maryland, Pfeiffer, South Florida, Southeastern Louisiana, Texas-Arlington, Texas Pan-American, Texas Tech, Tulane, Virginia Commonwealth, Virginia Tech and host South Carolina-Aiken in the 15-team tournament. Wake Forest captured the team title last season in the rain-shortened 36-hole event.
FLORIDA STATE AT THE SEMINOLE INTERCOLLEGIATE
Junior Peter Mitchell (Miami, Fla.) led Florida State as he finished in a career-best ninth place in the individual standings in last week’s Seminole Intercollegiate. His strong individual finish led the Seminoles to an 11th-place team finish in the event. Mitchell was strong in the second and third rounds with scores of 70 and 71 and finished with an even-par score of 216. Freshman Eric Beaty (Germantown, Tenn./Memphis University School) led a trio of Seminoles who finished with identical scores of 232. Beaty shot a tournament-best 72 in the second round. He finished tied with senior Rick Westbrook (Alto, Ga./Habersham Central) and sophomore Alan Beers (Midlothian, Va./Mercy Cross).
MITCHELL ON A SPRING TIME ROLL
Junior Peter Mitchell has finished as the top ranking Seminole in two of Florida State’s three tournaments this spring and is averaging a career-low 73.3 strokes in nine rounds during the 2002 spring season. He has established career-best marks for lowest round (70 in the second round of the Seminole Intercollegiate), lowest tournament score (216 in both the Gator Invitational and Seminole Intercollegiate) and highest finish (ninth at the Seminole Intercollegiate). He has played in all three of the Seminoles tournaments this spring to match his career high for events played in one season and has recorded six of Florida State’s top 10 single round scores on the season.
BEATY AND BEERS CONTINUE TO PLAY WELL FOR SEMINOLES
Freshman Eric Beaty and sophomore Alan Beers, a pair of Seminole newcomers, have earned their way into the Seminole starting five and are ranked second and third on the team in stroke average this spring. Beaty, who earned the Seminoles’ highest individual finish (18th) at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship, is ranked second on the team with a 74.89 stroke average in nine rounds. Beer, who carded a career-best round of 70 in the second round of the Gator Invitational, is ranked third on the team with a 76.00 stroke average. Beaty is ranked second on the team with four rounds of 75 or better while Beers is tied for third with three rounds of 75 or better.
Freshman Eric Beaty’s score of 67 in the third round of the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate is the lowest single round score for the Seminoles this season…Sophomore Brad Lusenhop is averaging 74.53 strokes per round in 15 rounds during the fall and spring seasons combined.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Peter Mitchell 3 9 3 8 70 660 73.33
Eric Beaty 3 9 1 4 67 674 74.89
Alan Beers 3 9 1 3 70 684 76.00
Rick Westbrook 3 9 0 3 71 690 76.67
Brad Lusenhop 3 9 0 2 73 692 76.89
Matt Ackley 1 3 0 1 75 238 79.67