October 8, 2004 - by
Burch Leads Florida State At Tar Heel Women’s Golf Invitational

Oct. 8, 2004




CHAPEL HILL, N.C. –
Florida State University sophomore Jaclyn Burch is in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings and the Seminole women’s golf team is in sixth place after the first round of the Tar Heel Invitational at Finely Golf Course on the campus of the University of North Carolina. Burch tied her season-low as she carded a 74 for the second time in four rounds during the fall season. She is only five strokes off the pace set by Maggie Simons of Wake Forest who leads the event with a three-under par 69.

No. 1 ranked Duke leads the field of nine teams after totaling a first round score of 294. The Blue Devils lead No. 4 ranked Auburn by one stroke heading into Saturday’s second round. The Seminoles are close behind and are only seven strokes behind fourth place Wake Forest and 10 behind third place Texas. Simmons of Wake Forest owns the individual lead after the first 18 holes as she carded a three-under par 69 and leads Liz Janangelo of Duke and Perry Swenson of Texas by three strokes.

Burch (Wildwood, Mo.) lead the Seminoles with a strong afternoon as she finished with 16 of her 18 holes at par or better. She began her round with pars on nine consecutive holes and closed the round with a birdie put to finish at two over par. Burch came within two strokes of tying her career-best of 72 which she carded during the fourth round of the 2004 NCAA Championship.

Junior Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) played her best round of the fall season and finished with a four-over par score of 76. She is in a tie for 17th place in the individual standings and looking to earn the ninth top-20 finish of her Seminole career.

Freshman Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) continued to play well during her first season as a Seminole and is in a tie for 22nd place after the first round of the event. She carded a five-over par 77and is mixed in with a group of four players listed just outside of the top 20 on the leader board.

Freshman Whitney Wright (Rockingham, N.C.) and junior Kristin Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) are also playing in the event for the Seminoles. Wright is playing in her home state for the first time as a collegian.

The second round of the event begins at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning with the final 18 holes set to be played Sunday.

Tar Heel Invitational/Oct. 8-10, 2004/Par 72
Finley Golf Course at the University North Carolina/Chapel Hill, N.C. (first round FSU results)

6/9 Florida State 307
T8 Jaclyn Burch 74
T17 Caroline Larsson 76
T22 Whitney Brummett 77
T33 Whitney Wright 80
44 Kristin Sordel 92

Tar Heel Invitational/Oct. 8-10, 2004/Par 72
Finley Golf Course at the University North Carolina/Chapel Hill, N.C. (first round team results)

1. Duke 294 6. Florida State 307
2. Auburn 295 7. Texas A&M 308
3. Texas 300 8. South Carolina 315
4. Wake Forest 301 9. NC State 317
5. North Carolina 304
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