April 16, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
No. 28 Florida State travels to the prestigious LPGA International complex to play in the 20th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championship. It marks the 16th consecutive season the Seminoles have played in the event with its best finishes (second place) coming in 1992, 1995 and 1999. Tiffany Faucette (1995) and Mary Lee Cobick (1992) have earned the Seminoles’ top individual finishes of second place in the event. The Seminoles have won one team championship this year with its victory coming at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic.
THE 20TH ANNUAL ACC CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
No. 28 Florida State is joined by No. 2 Duke, No. 14 Wake Forest, No. 22 Virginia, No. 32 North Carolina, No. 38 NC State, Maryland, Miami and Boston College in the 20th annual ACC Women’s Golf Championships. The event will be played on the Legends Course at LPGA International — a beautiful par 72, 6,315 yard course that also hosted the 2007 NCAA Women’s Championship. Florida State earned its best ACC finish of second place in 1992 (at the Bermuda Run Country Club in Advance, N.C.) and in 1995 (at the Killearn Country Club in Tallahassee). Duke is the 12-time defending champion in the event – the Blue Devils have won the event each season since 1996. Amanda Blumenhurst of Duke is the defending individual champion.
LOW STROKE AVERAGES
This season the Seminole women’s golf team has steadily improved their play. In fact, four players have managed to lower their stroke averages from the fall season to the spring. The most improved stroke average comes from All-American junior Caroline Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) who brought her stroke average down from 74.00 to 73.20. Senior Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) also brought her average down from 76.78 to 76.67. In her first year, freshman Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) has lowered her stroke average from an admirable 77.83 in the fall to 77.27 this spring.
SEMINOLE SUCCESS UNDER DILLMAN
Florida State won the team championship at the Louisiana State/Cleveland Golf Classic in March. The team championship marked the 21st and third in the last two years under Head Coach Debbie Dillman. The Seminoles have won at least one tournament championship in six of the last seven years.
WRIGHT PLAYING THE BEST GOLF OF HER CAREER
Florida State senior Whitney Wright (Rockingham, N.C.) is playing the best golf of her career as the spring 2008 season moves into the postseason. She shot her career low for a single round with a 68 in the first round of the fall 2007 Cougar Classic. At the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic she shot the lowest 36-hole score of her career (145) and recorded the third best finish (tied for 11th) of her career.
SEMINOLE WOMEN’S GOLF TEAM AT THE ANNUAL GOLDEN NOLE BANQUET
Seminole Senior Ashley Kemp (Tampa, Fla.) was honored at the Golden Nole Awards Banquet for her outstanding commitment to community service. She earned two prestigious awards, The Team Golden Nole and The Shining Star Award for her dedication to the university and to serving the community. The Shining Star Award recognizes a student-athlete who makes a major commitment to community service. During her four-year career Kemp donated more than 1100 hours to community service. The Seminole women’s golf team won its seventh consecutive Athletic Director’s Cup for Community Service.
SEMINOLE WOMEN'S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2007/SPRING 2008 COMBINED) Name Tourn. Rds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg. Caroline Westrup 8 24 8 17 66 1,762 73.42 Whitney Brummett 8 24 4 8 71 1,842 76.75 Whitney Wright 8 24 2 9 68 1,849 77.04 Macarena Silva 7 21 2 6 72 1,626 77.43 Lauren Cousart 4 12 1 2 70 940 78.33 Lacey Agnew 5 15 0 1 74 1,190 79.33