Oct. 5, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s golf team continues
its fall schedule as it travels to the Franklin Street Trust/Tar Heel
Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C., with play beginning in the three-day
event on Oct. 6. The 17-team event takes place on the par-72, 6,181-yard
Finley Golf Course on the University of North Carolina campus.
The event features three of the nation’s top 10 teams and four of
the top 20 in the latest Mastercard Collegiate Golf rankings. Among the
highly ranked teams competing for the championship are Duke (No. 2),
Tennessee (No. 4), Wake Forest (No. 6) and Georgia (No. 13).
Individually, nine players currently ranked in the nation’s top 25
will compete for medalist honors. Marta Prieto of Wake Forest (No. 4),
Young-A Yang of Tennessee (No. 6) and Virada Nirapathpongporn of Duke (No.
9) are all ranked among the top 10.
In addition to Florida State, other participating teams include
Duke, North Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest from the ACC, Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt of the SEC,
Furman and UNC Greensboro of the Southern Conference and Memphis, Tulane,
UNC Wilmington and South Florida of Conference-USA.
Duke enters the tournament as the three-time defending tournament
champion. The Blue Devils established the tournament record for 54 holes
with a score of 854 in 1998. Danielle Downey of Auburn won the individual
championship last season. Kelly McCall of North Carolina established the
individual tournament record with a 211 in 1997.
The 54-hole event follows a format of 18 holes played each day.
Tee times are set for 9:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. on