Nov. 3, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s golf team closes out its fall 2004 season as it plays in the Carpet Capital Collegiate hosted by Georgia Tech Nov. 5-7. The Seminoles, who were not originally scheduled to play in the event, joined the 18-team field after it was postponed from earlier this season by Hurricane Ivan. A total of seven of the nation’s top 25 teams – including the No. 1-ranked Yellow Jackets – will play in what has become one of the nation’s top tournaments. The Seminoles have played in four events this fall and earned their best team finish of tied for fourth at the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate. Florida State opens its spring season playing in the Gator Invitational (Feb. 5-6) at the University of Florida and plays host to the Seminole Intercollegiate (March 7-8) at Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee during its five-match spring schedule.
CARPET CAPITAL COLLEGIATE FIELD
Florida State is joined by Auburn, Augusta State, Clemson, Duke, East Tennessee State, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, New Mexico, NC State, South Carolina, Southern California, TCU, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest. The event is played on the par-72, 7,010-yard Farm Golf Club course in Rocky Face, Ga. Florida begins the event as the defending champion. The Gators defeated Texas and Clemson by five strokes in last year’s event. Jason Hartwick of Texas, who shot a 65 in last years second round, earned individual medalist honors.
NEW LINEUP COMBINATION FOR FLORIDA STATE AT CARPET CAPITAL
Florida State will field a new starting lineup of seniors Rusty Mosley and Mark Sestilio, junior Jacob Davis, sophomore Bradley Ruch and freshman Song Jeon at the Carpet Capital Collegiate. Ruch, who will play in his fifth event of the season, is the only Seminole to play in each tournament this fall.
BLIXT CONTINUES TO SET THE PACE
After four tournaments, freshman Jonas Blixt (Nassjo, Sweden) remains the leader of the Seminole men’s golf team. He has the lowest stroke average (74.33), the most rounds at par or better (five), and is tied with senior Matt Adcock (Apopka, Fla.) for most rounds at 75 or under (eight). Only Adcock and sophomore Bradley Ruch (Louisville, Ky.) have shot a better rounds this season, each with a 69, one better than Blixt’s 70.
SEMINOLES FINISH 12TH AT ISLEWORTH COLLEGIATE
Senior Rusty Mosley (Vidalia, Ga.) led Florida State with a 38th place finish in the individual standings as the Seminoles finished in 12th place at the Inaugural Isleworth Classic. He finished with a three-day total of 228 after carding a one-over par 73 in the first round. Jonas Blixt shot an even par 72 in the third round and finished in a tie for 41st place. It marked the team-leading fifth round of part or better in four tournaments this fall for Blixt and the third time in four events that Blixt had finished either first or second among the Seminoles this fall.
MOSELY FINISHES AT TOP OF THE BUNCH
Senior Rusty Mosley was the top finisher for the Seminoles at the inaugural Isleworth Collegiate. With rounds of 73, 77, and 78, Mosely tied for 38th place in the individual standings at the event. It marked the fifth time in the last nine events that Mosley had finished as the Seminoles top golfer. Mosley lowered his stroke average for the fall season to 74.89 and is one of two Seminoles to hold a stroke average of lower than 75.00 strokes per round.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2004 SEASON)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Jonas Blixt 4 12 5 8 70 892 74.33
Rusty Mosely 3 9 2 5 70 674 74.89
Matt Adcock 4 12 3 8 69 900 75.00
Bradley Ruch 4 12 3 7 69 901 75.08
Adam Wallace 1 3 1 2 72 224 74.67
Song Jeon 1 3 0 1 75 232 77.33
Jacob Davis 2 6 0 2 73 467 77.83
Mark Sestilio 1 3 0 0 77 241 80.33