Sept. 11, 2007
HANAHAN, S.C. –
Junior All-American Caroline Westrup led the Florida State women’s golf team to an eighth place finish in the team standings at the fall 2007 season opening Cougar Classic at Yeaman’s Hall Golf Club. Westrup finished in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings to mark the eighth consecutive time the two-time All-American has finished as the Seminoles’ leader in an event. She finished eight strokes behind Lisa Maunu of Notre Dame who claimed individualist honors in leading the Fighting Irish to the team championship.
Notre Dame rallied from three strokes down after two rounds to defeat Tennessee by one stroke in the team competition. The Irish entered the event unranked and finished ahead of nine of the top 35 teams in the nation including Florida State which began the event ranked 26th nationally. Maunu earned medalist honors for the first time in her career as she defeated teammate So-Hyn Park by three strokes. Florida State’s Westrup finished eight strokes behind Maunu.
Florida State finished as the second ranked ACC team in the event behind only North Carolina and ahead of NC State, Miami and Maryland.
Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) finished in a tie for 12th place with a three-round total of 218. She climbed into the individual race after shooting a two-under par score of 70 to move into a tie for 12th place after two rounds. Westrup shot a two-over par 74 and was in a tie for 35th place after the first round of the event. She moved into a tie for 12th place in the second round and that’s where she finished as she carded another two-over par 74 in the third round.
Junior Lauren Cousart (Athens, Ga.) played the best round of her Seminole career as she carded a career-low two-under par 70 in the final round. She moved from a tie for 83rd place after two rounds into a tie for 54th place in the final standings with her team-leading score in the third round. Cousart’s pervious career-best score was a 72 in the third round of the spring 2007 Lady Gator Invitational.
Seniors Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) and Whitney Wright (Rockingham, N.C.) finished in a tie for 35th place in the individual standings. Brummett finished with a final round 76 for a 228 total while Wright finished with a 228 total after a career-low 68 in the first round of the event. Sophomore Lacey Agnew (Jonesboro, Ga.), who carded a 77 in the second round of the event, finished in a tie for 79th place with a 54-hole total of 238.
Florida State plays in its next event at the Lady Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Oct. 5-7.
Cougar Classic/Sept. 9-11, 2007/Par 72 Yeamans Hall Golf Club/Charleston, S.C./Final FSU Results 8/20. Florida State 292 299 299 890 T12. Caroline Westrup 74 70 74 218 T35. Whitney Brummett 71 77 76 224 T35. Whitney Wright 68 75 81 224 T54. Lauren Cousart 79 79 70 228 T79. Lacey Agnew 81 77 79 238
Cougar Classic/Sept. 9-11, 2007/Par 72 Yeamans Hall Golf Club/Charleston, S.C./Final Team Results 1. Notre Dame 870 11. Texas A&M 897 2. Tennessee 871 12. Mississippi State 900 T3. Texas 875 13. Maryland 907 T3. Alabama 875 14. Miami 910 5. Louisiana State 883 T15. Charleston 912 T6. North Carolina 889 T15. South Florida 912 T6. South Carolina 889 17. UNC Greensboro 922 8. Florida State 890 18. Ole Miss 925 9. NC State 892 19. Penn State 939 10. Furman 893 20. Richmond 970