March 10, 2006
BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. –
Florida State University freshman Caroline Westrup, who is playing in just the second event of her collegiate career, is in first place in the individual standings with a career-best two-under par 70 and the Seminole women’s golf team is in a tie for third place at the Lady Gamecock Classic at the University Club. The Seminoles are tied with Virginia for third place and are only two strokes behind Tennessee, the overall team leader.
Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) holds a one-shot lead over Lorraine Ballerano of NC State and a two-shot advantage over Golda Johansson of Tennessee in the individual standings. Seminole sophomore Caroline Larsson is in a tie for fourth in the individual standings with a one-over par score of 73. The Florida State is one of four ACC teams competing in the event and is tied four third with Virginia; one stroke ahead of NC State and three strokes ahead of Wake Forest. In addition, the Seminoles lead No. 6 ranked Auburn by two strokes after the first 18 holes.
Westrup carded five birdies and 10 holes of par during Friday’s first round. She played the first nine holes at two under par and finished the round at even par. Westrup has now shot three consecutive rounds of outstanding golf with a 70 in the first round of the Lady Gamecock and a 73 and a 74 in the final two rounds of last weekend’s LSU/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate.
Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) tied her season best score with a one-under par 73 and is in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings. She carded 13 holes with scores of par or better and played her final nine holes of the day at one under par. Larsson is only three strokes behind the lead of Westrup in the individual standings.
Seminole senior Jaclyn Burch (Ellisville, Mo.) is in a tie for 18th place with a score of 77. Junior Kayla Shaul (Cumming, Ga.) and sophomore Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) are also competing for the Seminoles.
The second round of the event begins Saturday morning with third round action scheduled for Sunday.
Lady Gamecock Classic/Par 72/March 10-12, 2006
University Club/Blythewood, S.C./First Round Florida State Results
T3/11 Florida State 302
1. Caroline Westrup 70
T4. Caroline Larsson 73
T18. Jaclyn Burch 77
T49. Kayla Shaul 82
T51. Whitney Brummett 83
Lady Gamecock Classic/Par 72/March 10-12, 2006 University Club/Blythewood, S.C./First Round Team Results 1. Tennessee 300 7. Wake Forest 305 2. Furman 301 T8. Augusta State 314 T3. Florida State 302 T8. South Carolina 314 T3. Virginia 302 10. E. Tennessee State 319 5. NC State 303 11. Minnesota 330 6. Auburn 304