March 21, 2008 - by
Brummett Leads Seminole Women’s Golf Team At Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic

March 21, 2008




ATHENS, Ga. –
Florida State University senior Whitney Brummett is the Seminoles’ leading golfer and the Seminoles are in a tie for 15th place in the team standings after the first round of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia Golf Course. Brummett carded a five-over par 77 and is the Seminoles’ leading golfer after the first round for the second consecutive week.

Louisiana State, with two players in the top 12 of the individual standings, is in first place in the team standings. The Tigers hold a five stroke lead over Alabama, Georgia and Purdue who are all tied for second in the team standings. Megan McChrystal of LSU holds the individual lead as she carded a three-under par score of 69 in the first round. She holds a two stroke lead over Stephanie Connelly of UCF.

It was a very tough day on the course for each of the 18 teams and 96 golfers. Louisiana State leads the event and finished with a nine-over par score of 297. No. 1 ranked Duke, the overwhelming favorite to win the event, is in a tie for 10th in the individual standings and only three strokes ahead of the Seminoles who are ranked 29th nationally this week. In the individual standings, only three golfers finished blow par and more than half of the field finished with scores at 80 or higher.

Brummett (Eureka, Mo.), who is in a tie for 32nd place in the individual standings, was the Seminoles’ most consistent player in the first round as she carded a five-over par score of 77. She carded 12 holes of par or better with one birdie on the afternoon. Brummett earned seven holes of par on her back nine as she closed her day at two-over par on the back nine.

Play continues on Saturday and Sunday with tee times beginning at 9:00 a.m. Sunday’s final round will feature a shotgun start.

Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic/Par 72/First Round FSU Results
University of Georgia Golf Course/Athens, Ga.
T15/18.  Florida State       317
T32.     Whitney Brummett    77
T51.     Lauren Cousart      80
T51.     Whitney Wright      80
T51.     Caroline Westrup    80
T68.     Macarena Silva      81

Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic/Par 72/First Round FSU Results
University of Georgia Golf Course/Athens, Ga.
1.    Louisiana St. 297   T10.  Duke             314
T2.   Alabama       302   T10.  Virginia         314
T2.   Georgia       302   12.   UCF              315
T2.   Purdue        302   T13.  South Carolina   315
T5.   Kent State    303   T13.  Vanderbilt       315
T5.   Auburn        303   T15.  Florida State    317
7.    Arkansas      305   T15.  Texas A&M        317
T8.   Tennessee     309   17.   Furman           318
T8.   Wake Forest   309   18.   Kentucky         339

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