March 25, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s golf team, which is ranked 29th in this week’s national rankings by GolfWeek Magazine, plays in its fourth event in as many weeks as it travels to play in the 2008 Bryan National Collegiate Classic at Bryan National Park in Browns Summit, N.C., March 28-30. The Seminoles are one week removed from winning the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic and have earned two top-10 team finishes this spring. Florida State is one of four ACC teams which have won at least one tournament championship this season. The Seminoles (LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic) are joined by Duke (NCAA Preview, Tar Heel Invitational, UCF Challenge), Maryland (Spider/University of Richmond Invitational) and Wake Forest (Landfall/UNC Wilmington Invitational) as ACC teams that have earned tournament championships during the fall 2007 and spring 2008 seasons.
THE 2008 BRYAN NATIONAL COLLEGIATE FIELD
No. 29/32 Florida State is joined by No. 1/1 Duke, No. 5/5 Florida, No. 11/8 Auburn, No. 12/10 Arkansas, No. 14/9 Wake Forest, No. 17/18 Tennessee, No. 19/21 Michigan State, No. 24/24 Virginia, No. 31/31 South Carolina, No. 33/29 Texas Christian, No. 34/37 North Carolina, No. 37/36 NC State, The College of Charleston, Furman, UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington and Penn State in the 2008 Bryan National Collegiate women’s golf tournament. The weekly rankings are listed according to GolfWeek Magazine and GolfStat. The event will be played at Bryan National Park in Browns Summit, N.C. The course is a par 72, 6,384 layout that most recently hosted the 2006 East Regional Championship. The Seminoles finished fourth in that regional and advanced to the NCAA Championship final round. Purdue, who is not competing in this year’s event, won the team championship in 2007. Maria Hernandez of Purdue won the individual championship a year ago.
WESTRUP AND SEMINOLES FEATURED IN GOLFWEEK MAGAZINE
Junior All-American Caroline Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) and the Seminoles are featured in the latest issue of GolfWeek Magazine in a feature written by senior writer Dan Mirocha. The story recaps the Seminoles’ victory at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic and can be found at http://www.golfweek.com/college/story/womensnotes-032108.
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 continues to heat up. 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. Her stroke average has continued to improve from 76.67 in the fall of 2007 to a career-low 75.67 in the spring of 2008. She has played in 33 of the 37 events played by Florida State since her arrival in 2004. Wright’s best career finish came at the spring 2005 Ryder/Florida Championship as she finished in a tie for fifth place in the individual standings.
SIVLA ENJOYS BEST EVENT OF HER CAREER AT LIZ MURPHEY
Freshman Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) earned the best finish of her career as she carded a two-over par 74 and finished in a tie for 24th place in the individual standings at last weekend’s Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. She finished with scores of 77 and 74 as she completed play in the event at seven over par in the final two rounds after finishing the first round with a nine over par score of 81. Silva’s finish marked the first top-25 individual finish of her career.
SEMINOLE WOMEN'S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2007/SPRING 2008 COMBINED) Name Tourn. Rds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg. Caroline Westrup 7 21 8 16 66 1,535 73.10 Whitney Wright 7 21 2 9 68 1,604 76.38 Macarena Silva 6 18 2 5 72 1,383 76.83 Whitney Brummett 7 21 3 7 71 1,616 76.95 Lauren Cousart 4 12 1 2 70 940 78.33 Lacey Agnew 4 12 0 1 74 946 78.83