Florida State Men's Golf - 1968 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Golf - 1968 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Don Veller, Head Coach

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1967-68 Men's Golf & Tennis


From the Tallahassee Democrat, September 8, 1967, page 14.

Dr. Don Veller was today named golf coach at Florida State.

Veller, who previously served as the Seminole golf coach (1953-58), will replace Keith Pitchford, who served as interim coach last year. Pitchford had taken the post when Hugh Durham succeeded the late Bud Kennedy as basketball coach.

"We feel very lucky to have a person of Don Veller's capabilities back with us," said Athletic Director Vaughn Mancha. "His success with the team in the past (43 wins and eight losses) is the best indication of his ability."

Since leaving the coaching ranks, Veller has been primarily concerned with setting up the first undergraduate coaching curriculum in the United States, and was recently given the Distinguished Service Award by the Florida High School Coaches Association.

He came to Florida State in 1948 and served as the Seminoles second modern-day football coach, from 1948-52. His teams won 30 of 42 games in that span.

"Getting back into the coaching ranks again is going to be an exciting challenge," said Veller, who is a four-handicapper himself.


1968 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

John Calabria, 6-4, 195, Rochester, NY

Mike Cheek, Whispering Pines, NC

Bob Huber, 6-0, 150, Lititz, PA

Mike Karl, 5-10, 155, Endicott, NY

Bob Neiberding, 5-10, 150, Ferguson, MO

Ed Nuneville, 5-11, 170, Upper Darby, PA

Mickey Redd, Enterprise, AL

Ronald Self, 5-11, 145, Montgomery, AL

Andy Thompson, 6-2, 185, Newtown Square, PA

James Walker, 6-1, 170, Louisville, KY

Mike Whistler, 6-0, 170, Largo


1968 Roster - By Name

L
T                                       PY
R Name                  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* Ted Berghaus          5-11  175  Jr   *    West Palm Beach
* John Calabria         6-4   195  So        Rochester, NY
* Mike Cheek                       So        Whispering Pines, NC
* Jim Conace            6-4   185  Sr-R **   East Williston, NY
* Carl DiCesare         6-2   215  Sr   **   Rochester, NY (West)
* Bob Duval             5-11  160  Sr   **   Schenectady, NY
* Hubert Green          6-1   150  Sr   **   Birmingham, AL (Shades Valley)
* Bob Huber             6-0   150  So        Lititz, PA (Warwick)
  Mike Karl             5-10  155  So        Endicott, NY
* Jay Morelli           5-6   145  Sr   **   Farmingdale, NY (Farmingdale)
* Bob Neiberding        5-10  150  So        Ferguson, MO
  Ed Nuneville          5-11  170  Fr        Upper Darby, PA
* Ron Philo             5-10  185  Jr   *    Scotia, NY
  Mickey Redd                      Fr        Enterprise, AL
  Howard Rorbacher      5-10  135  Jr        Ocala
  Ronald Self           5-11  145  Fr        Montgomery, AL
* Andy Thompson         6-2   185  So        Newtown Square, PA
  James Walker          6-1   170  So        Louisville, KY
  Mike Whistler         6-0   170  Fr        Largo

1968 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Hubert Green             Golf Coaches Association of America - 2nd Team All-American

All-Americans -  1

1968 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
02/10
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE W 23-4
02/18
Ref
N
FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE
February 17-18, 1968, Gainesville, Fl
2nd Place
03/02
Ref
H
FLORIDA L 12-15
03/23
Ref
N
CAPE CORAL INVITATIONAL
March 21-23, 1968, Cape Coral, Fl
2nd Place
03/30
Ref
N
MIAMI INVITATIONAL
March 27-30, 1968, Miami, Fl
1st Place
04/06
 
N
JACKSONVILLE
Tri-Match, Gainesville, Fl
W 368-411
04/06
 
A
FLORIDA
Tri-Match
L 368-356
04/12
Ref
N
LSU INVITATIONAL
April 11-12, 1968, Baton Rouge, La
5th Place
04/29
 
A
AUBURN L 371-370
05/11
Ref
H
AUBURN W 440-468
06/22
Ref
N
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
June 19-22, 1968, LasCruces, NM
10th Place
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS    3- 3     2- 1     0- 2     1- 0


1968 EOY Stats

Name Tournaments Rounds Par Low Strokes Wins Top10 Ave ======================================================================== Bob Duval 2 1 1 71 71 0 0 71.00 Hubert Green 7 18 3 68 1,309 2 3 72.72 Carl DiCesare 6 13 3 69 957 0 1 73.62 Jay Morelli 1 1 0 74 74 0 0 74.00 Ron Philo 5 9 1 71 674 0 1 74.89 Mike Cheek 1 1 0 76 76 0 0 76.00 Jim Conace 4 8 1 71 610 0 0 76.25 Andy Thompson 3 4 0 73 305 0 1 76.25 Bob Huber 3 8 0 72 612 0 0 76.50

FLORIDA STATE 23, JACKSONVILLE 4
02/10/1968, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Hubert Green                       73     73
Jim Conace                         73     73
Ron Philo                          76     76
Andy Thompson                      76     76
Carl DiCesare                      79     79
Bob Huber                          81     81

FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE, 2nd place
02/18/1968, February 17-18, 1968, Gainesville, Fl

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Ron Philo                    4t    73    77    75    225
Hubert Green                 6t    75    75    78    228
Andy Thompson                8t    78    73    78    229
Carl DiCesare               11t    79    74    80    233
Bob Huber                   16t    78    74    83    235
Jim Conace                  32t    82    79    79    240

FLORIDA 15, FLORIDA STATE 12
03/02/1968, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Name                       Place  Total
=========================  =====  =====
Andy Thompson                        0
Ron Philo                            0
Jim Conace                           0
Carl DiCesare                        0
Bob Duval                            0
Hubert Green                        72

CAPE CORAL INVITATIONAL, 2nd place
03/23/1968, March 21-23, 1968, Cape Coral, Fl

Lost to Florida, 1127 to 1129

Hubert Green beat second place finisher John Darr of Florida by 8 strokes.

2nd out of 24

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Rnd4  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Hubert Green                 1     71    71    74    78    294

MIAMI INVITATIONAL, 1st place
03/30/1968, March 27-30, 1968, Miami, Fl

Beat Florida by 5 strokes

1st out of 44

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Rnd4  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Hubert Green                 1     72    68    68    68    276
Carl DiCesare                2     72    69    70    70    281

LSU INVITATIONAL, 5th place
04/12/1968, April 11-12, 1968, Baton Rouge, La

5th out of 25

AUBURN 468, FLORIDA STATE 440
05/11/1968, TALLAHASSEE, FL

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Total
=========================  =====  ====  =====
Carl DiCesare                      70     70
Bob Duval                          71     71
Hubert Green                       72     72
Jay Morelli                        74     74
Mike Cheek                         76     76
Ron Philo                          77     77

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP, 10th place
06/22/1968, June 19-22, 1968, LasCruces, NM

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Rnd4  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Carl DiCesare                      69    69    79    77    294
Hubert Green                       73    68    79    74    294
Ron Philo                          73    76    71    76    296
Bob Huber                          73    76    75    72    296
Jim Conace                         71    73    73    80    297