Sept. 14, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State University women’s golf
team will participate in the he NCAA Fall Preview, Sept. 15-17, at the
Mission Inn Golf & Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. The Seminoles
will compete along with fifteen of the nation’s top 25 teams, including
eight of the top 10, in one of the top women’s collegiate golf tournaments
of the fall season.
In cooperation with the Central Florida Sports Commission, Stetson
University (the host of the event) is gearing up to host the 2001 NCAA
Women’s Golf Championship, May 23-26. The Fall Preview will serve as a
precursor to the national championship tournament in the spring. Both
tournaments will be played on Mission Inn’s El Campeon Course.
Reigning national champion and preseason No. 1-ranked Arizona
highlights the field NCAA Preview Field. The Wildcats won their second
national title in five years last may at the Sunriver (Ore.) resort with a
dominating performance. Arizona’s four-round total of 23-over 1,175 gave
them a 21-stroke victory over runner-up Stanford. It was the third largest
margin of victory in the tournament’s 19-year history.
Florida State, which is coached by Debbie Dillman, placed seventh
at the Auburn University Tiger Derby Invitational last week in Auburn, Ala.
Senior Louise Wright (Ipswich, England) shot a two-over par 74 in Sunday’s
final to move into a tie for 12th place and help the Seminoles to their
seventh place finish. Wright improved her score by two stokes each round
and improved her individual place by 27 spots after she finished day one in
a tie for 39th place.
Wright finished the tournament tied for 12th with teammate Beth
McCumber. McCumber was very consistent throughout the three-day tournament
as she scored 75-76-77 to total a career-best 228. The 12th place finish
was McCumber’s highest during her Seminole career and her first career
Florida State will host the Dodge/ACC-SEC Invitational Shootout at
the SanDestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla., Sept. 28-Oct. 1.