Florida State Men's Golf - 1948 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Golf - 1948 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Ed Burleson, Head Coach

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1948 Florida State Signees/Newcomers


1948 Roster - By Name

L
T                            PY
R Name                  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* Eddie Andrews                   Tallahassee
* Jack Campbell                   Chipley
* Ralph Cowart                    Tallahassee
  Rocky Mead                      Pensacola
* Hank Mercer                     Fort Lauderdale
* Bill Rice                       Tallahassee
* Sonny Tinney          Fr        Tallahassee
* Walter Wells                    Stuart

From the Sunday-News Democrat, March 28, 1948, page 6.

Sonny Tinney won the first annual state inter-collegiate golf championship held in Deland, Fl.


From the Sunday-News Democrat, May 30, 1948, page 9.

Varsity awards for baseball, golf, tennis, and swimming have been presented to 47 Florida State University players and managers.

Golf lettermen are: Edwin Andrews, Jr, Tallahassee; Jack Campbell, Chipley; Ralph Cowart, Tallahassee; Harold Mercer, Fort Lauderdale; William Rice, Tallahassee; Robert Tinney, Tallahassee; Walter Wells, Stuart.


1948 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
/
 
OKLAHOMA A&M L 3.5-14.5
03/26
 
H
STETSON L 10.5-16.5
03/27
Ref
N
FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE
March 25-27, 1948, Deland, Fl
 
03/27
Ref
H
MERCER L 8.5-9.5
04/03
Ref
A
ROLLINS COLLEGE L 4-23
04/22
 
A
MERCER L 1.5-19.5
04/24
Ref
A
GEORGIA-SAVANNAH W 12.5-5.5
05/01
 
N
SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE
April 29-May 1, 1948, Athens, Ga
 
05/03
 
A
STETSON L 11.5-15.5
05/15
Ref
H
GEORGIA-SAVANNAH W 15-3
05/20
Ref
A
SOUTHERN L 8.5-12.5
05/23
Ref
H
ROLLINS COLLEGE W 14.5-3.5
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    3- 7     2- 2     1- 4     0- 0


1948 EOY Stats

Name Tournaments Rounds Par Low Strokes Wins Top10 Ave ======================================================================== Ralph Cowart 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 Jack Campbell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 Sonny Tinney 7 5 0 72 373 1 1 74.60 Hank Mercer 7 5 0 72 374 0 0 74.80 Eddie Andrews 6 3 0 76 230 0 0 76.67 Bill Rice 4 2 0 78 156 0 0 78.00

FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE
03/27/1948, March 25-27, 1948, Deland, Fl

From the Sunday-News Democrat, March 28, 1948, page 6.

Robert L. (Sonny) Tinney, outputted Pete Dye of Rollins to annex the first annual state inter-collegiate golf championship. The championship started with a field of 29 from five colleges. Tinney was the only Florida State golfer in the field.

Name                       Place  Total
=========================  =====  =====
Sonny Tinney                 1       0

MERCER 9.5, FLORIDA STATE 8.5
03/27/1948, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Individual scores:
Morgan (Mercer) over Hank Mercer (FSU), 2-1
Eddie Andrews (FSU) over Glassman (Mercer), 3-0
Jack Furet (Mercer) over Bill Rice (FSU), 3-0
Jack Gillon (Mercer) over Ralph Cowart (FSU), 2-1

Match scores:
Eddie Andrews-Hank Mercer (FSU) over Morgan-Glassman (Mercer), 3-0
Furet-Gillon (Mercer) over Ralph Cowart-Bill Rice (FSU) 2.5-.5

Name                       Place  Total
=========================  =====  =====
Hank Mercer                          0
Eddie Andrews                        0
Bill Rice                            0
Ralph Cowart                         0

ROLLINS COLLEGE 23, FLORIDA STATE 4
04/03/1948, WINTER PARK, FL

Pete Dye (RC) over Sonny Tinney (FSU) 3-0
Claude Kelley (RC) tied Hank Mercer (FSU) 1.5-1.5
Goodwin (RC) over Eddie Andrews (FSU) 3-0
O'Hara (RC) over Bill Rice (FSU) 2-1
Knauer (RC) over Ralph Cowart (FSU) 2.5-.5
Robbins (RC) over Jack Campbell (FSU) 3-0
Rollins won best ball 8-1

Name                       Place  Total
=========================  =====  =====
Sonny Tinney                         0
Eddie Andrews                        0
Bill Rice                            0
Ralph Cowart                         0
Jack Campbell                        0
Hank Mercer                         72

FLORIDA STATE 12.5, GEORGIA-SAVANNAH 5.5
04/24/1948, SAVANNAH, GA

Sonny Tinney (FSU) d Stevens (UGaS) 3-0
Faulkner (UGaS) d Ralph Cowart (FSU) 3-0
Hank Mercer (FSU) d Sharpley (UGaS) 3-0
Eddie Andrews (FSU) d Inhulsen (UGaS) 3-0
Faulkner-Stevens (UGaS) d Cowart-Tinney (FSU) 2.5-.5
Andrews-Mercer (FSU) d Inhulsen-Sharpley (UGaS) 3-0

Name                       Place  Total
=========================  =====  =====
Ralph Cowart                         0
Sonny Tinney                        74
Eddie Andrews                       78
Hank Mercer                         79

SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE
05/01/1948, April 29-May 1, 1948, Athens, Ga

Name                       Place  Total
=========================  =====  =====
Eddie Andrews                        0
Ralph Cowart                         0
Hank Mercer                          0
Sonny Tinney                        72

STETSON 15.5, FLORIDA STATE 11.5
05/03/1948, DELAND, FL

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Sonny Tinney                       74     74
Hank Mercer                        74     74

FLORIDA STATE 15, GEORGIA-SAVANNAH 3
05/15/1948, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Tinney (FSU) d Jimmy Stevenson (UGaS) 2.5-.5
Faulkner (UGaS) d Mercer (FSU) 2-1
Andrews (FSU) d Tommy Sharpley (UGaS) 3-0
Rice (FSU) d Bernie Inhulson (UGaS) 2.5-.5

Mercer-Tinney (FSU) d Faulkner-Stevenson (UGaS) 3-0
Andrews-Rice (FSU) d Inhulson-Sharpley (UGaS) 3-0

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Hank Mercer                        74     74
Sonny Tinney                       75     75
Eddie Andrews                      76     76
Bill Rice                          78     78

SOUTHERN 12.5, FLORIDA STATE 8.5
05/20/1948, LAKELAND, FL

FLORIDA STATE 14.5, ROLLINS COLLEGE 3.5
05/23/1948, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Kelly (RC) d Tinney (FSU) 2-1
Mercer (FSU) d Brinson (RC) 3-0
Andrews (FSU) d Shatz (RC) 3-0
Rice (FSU) d Robbins (RC) 3-0

Mercer-Tinney (FSU) d Brinson-Kelly (RC) 2-1
Andrews-Rice (FSU) d Robbins-Shatz (RC) 2.5-.5

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Hank Mercer                        75     75
Eddie Andrews                      76     76
Bill Rice                          78     78
Sonny Tinney                       78     78