Nov. 3, 2006
ORLANDO, Fla. –
The Florida State University women’s golf team soundly defeated the University of Florida, 5-0, in the first round of the National Collegiate Golf Coaches’ Association match Play Championship at Eagle Creek Golf Club. The victory by the Seminoles sent them ahead in the winners bracket where they will face Duke in Friday’s second round.
Florida State dominated Florida in winning all five matches contested between the two teams. The Seminoles played so well that only three of the five individual matches went the entire 18 holes one and one lasting only 15 holes.
Seminole All-America Caroline Westrup, playing in the featured match of the top two players on each team won her match four and three over Ornella Jouven. Westrup took the look lead on the fourth hole of the match and never looked back. She increased her lead throughout the match and led by four holes with only three remaining to earn the victory.
Juniors Whitney Brummett and Whitney Wright also won their matches going away for the Seminoles. Both players won their matches three and one. Brummett led her match for the first seven holes and while losing the lead for two holes regained her lead and closed out Florida’s Eleanor Tucker over the last five holes. Wright feel behind on her first hole, tied it on her second hold and led during the final 14 holes of the match. Wright defeated Florida’s Mallory Blackwelder to gain the victory.
Florida State senior Jaclyn Burch led wire-to-wire and defeated Florida’s Sandra Gal 1-up. Burch won the first hole and never relinquished the lead opening up as much as a four-hole lead during the match.
Seminole senior Kayla Shaul earned a victory over Florida’s Tiffany Chudy as she won the final hole to earn the 1-up win. Shaul led for 10 holes in the middle of the match before falling into a tie on four holes and winning with a score of three as compared to Chudy’s four on the final hole of the match.
Log back onto seminoles.com to find the results of Friday afternoon’s match against Duke.