April 15, 2006 - by
Burch Leads Seminole Women’s Golf Team Into Third At ACC Championship

April 15, 2006




PINEHURST, N.C. –
The Florida State University women’s golf team is in third place after the first two rounds of the 18th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Golf Championship and will begin play in Sunday’s third and final round only one stroke behind second place Virginia. The Cavaliers were seven strokes better than the Seminoles in Saturday’s second round and lead the race for second place in the team standings by the slimmest of margins. Seminole sophomore Jaclyn Burch carded a one-over par 73 in the second round and is tied for second in the individual standings and will begin play on Sunday only eight strokes off the individual lead.

No. 1 ranked Duke, with two players including the leader in the top five of the individual standings, leads Virginia by 17 strokes and Florida State by 18 strokes. The Blue Devils are looking to win their 11th consecutive conference championship. Duke’s Amanda Blumenherst carded her second consecutive under-par round and looks to be cruising toward medalist honors with a 140 score through the first 36 holes. She is the only player in the field who has carded a round of under par golf.

Burch (Wildwood, Mo.) played well throughout the round and was one of only three golfers to score 73 or better during the second round. She began play in the second round in a tie for seventh and improved her standing by five positions as she improved her score by three strokes. Burch was even through the first nine but was bothered with bogies on holes No. 13 and 17 to move above par. Still, her score of 73 was tied for her fourth best in 14 rounds this spring.

Freshman Caroline Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) maintained her top-10 stature in the individual standings but fell to eighth with an uncharacteristic seven-over par score of 79. Her score of 79 matched her highest score of the season. She shot a 79 in the first round of the LSU/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate — her first collegiate round. She has a two day total of 151 and begins play in the final round only two strokes from moving into the top five and earning her fourth consecutive top-five finish.

Sophomore Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) continued her top-20 status and begins play in the final round tied for 17th the individual standings. She carded a 76 in Friday’s first round and a 79 in Saturday’s second round. Senior Caroline Larsson (Denderyd Sweden) improved by one stroke as she finished the second round with a 78 and has two-day total of 157. Sophomore Whitney Wright (Rockingham, N.C.) improved her score by 11 strokes (88-77) and her individual standing (41-T38) with a 77 – the Seminoles’ second-best score of the day.

Florida State’s best finish in the ACC Tournament – second place in 1992 and 1995 – will be well within reach when the Seminoles tee off in the final wave of teams in Sunday’s final round. Burch is also chasing the Seminoles’ best ever individual finish in the event – second place by Mary Lee Cobick in 1992 and by Tiffany Faucette in 1995.

18th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Golf Championship/Par 72
Pinehurst No. 8/Pinehurst Golf Resort/April 14-16, 2006/Second Round Florida State Results
3/9.   Florida State      302   307   609
T2.    Jaclyn Burch       75    73    148
8.     Caroline Westrup   72    79    151
T17.   Whitney Brummett   76    79    155
T26.   Caroline Larsson   79    78    157
T38.   Whitney Wright     88    77    165

18th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Golf Championship/Par 72
Pinehurst No. 8/Pinehurst Golf Resort/April 14-16, 2006/Second Round Team Results
1.   Duke           591   6.   Wake Forest        615
2.   Virginia       608   7.   North Carolina     621
3.   Florida State  609   8.   Miami              626
4.   Maryland       612   9.   Boston College     653
5.   NC State       614
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