March 26, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State plays in its fifth tournament of the spring season as it travels to play in the fifth annual Atlanta Intercollegiate Men’s Golf Tournament at Eagles Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Ga., March 29-30. The Seminoles are looking to earn their third top-10 team finish in five tournaments this spring with its best finish coming at the Seminole Intercollegiate. The team finished in sixth place in the 12-team field with a score of 906 at its home tournament. Florida State finished in a tie for seventh place at the season-opening Gator Invitational and has earned five top-10 team finishes in eight tournaments under first-year head coach Trey Jones.
THE ATLANTA INTERCOLLEGIATE FIELD
Florida State is joined by No. 1 Florida, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Georgia, No. 4 Georgia Tech, No 14 South Carolina, No. 15 Augusta State, No. 35 Georgia State, No. 38 Vanderbilt, Alabama, Auburn and the College of Charleston in the Fifth Annual Atlanta Intercollegiate. The tournament, which was started by current Seminole head Coach Trey Jones when he was the head coach at Georgia State, will play host to eleven team which made appearances at the 2003 NCAA Regional including eight which advanced to the NCAA National Championship, where Clemson claimed the NCAA title. The 54-hole tournament will be played at the 72, 6,899 yard Eagles Landing Country Club course.
RUCH ON TOP OF SEMINOLES’ LEADERBOARD
Freshman Bradley Ruch (Louisville, Ken.) enters the Atlanta Intercollegiate as the Seminoles’ leader in numerous statistical categories including stroke average (74.83). Ruch, who joined the team last fall, leads the team in stroke average, rounds of 75 or less (nine) and low round (70). He averages two rounds of 75 or better in each event and finished with all three of his rounds at 75 or below at the season-opening Gator Invitational. Ruch carded his career low round of 70 in the second round of the Gator Invitational.
MOSLEY CONTINUES HIS CONSISTENCY FOR SEMINOLES
Junior Rusty Mosley (Vidalia, Ga.) has carded seven rounds with scores of 75 or lower and enters the Atlanta Intercollegiate with a 75.25 stroke average. He ranks second on the team and is one of three Seminoles with a stroke average below 76.00 strokes per round. Mosley carded his season-low round, a 71, during the second round of the Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship. It marked the 17th he had carded a single-round score of 72 or better during his career. Mosley ranked second on the team with a 74.30 stroke average in four tournaments during the fall 2003 season.
BEERS BREAKS INTO SEMINOLES’ STARTING LINEUP
Junior Alan Beers (Warner Robbins, Ga.) will compete in his third consecutive tournament as the Seminoles play in the Atlanta Intercollegiate. Beers has played in 17 tournaments as a Seminole and carded a 74 in the third round of last week’s Palmetto Intercollegiate.
SEMINOLES FINISH WELL AT PALMETTO INTERCOLLEGIATE
Freshman Bradley Ruch carded a 72 in the third and final round and finished in a tie for 35th place in the individual standings and the Seminole men’s golf team finished in 11th place in the team standings as the Palmetto Intercollegiate at the Palmetto Golf Club. Ruch led a trio of Seminoles with four-over par or better scores as the team played their best round of the 54-hole tournament. The Seminoles’ 279 team score in the third round of the event ranks as its best of the season through its first four spring events. Ruch was very consistent during the two-day event.
FLORIDA STATE MEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (SPRING 2004)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Bradley Ruch 4 12 1 9 70 898 74.83
Rusty Mosley 4 12 1 7 71 903 75.25
Matt Adcock 4 12 0 7 71 904 75.33
Tim Vickers 3 9 1 3 71 693 77.00
Alan Beers 2 6 0 1 74 469 78.00
Adam Wallace 3 9 1 3 70 716 79.56