May 19, 2010 - by
Golf Tied For 8th At NCAA

May 19, 2010


The Florida State women’s golf team is in a tie for eighth place in the team standings of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship and is in the midst of a rain delay that has postponed play in the second round until Wednesday morning at 7:30. Once the second round is completed – including the Seminoles who have four players yet to complete their rounds – the course will be repaired, the pairings will be set and the third round will begin. A total of nine groups of three players each (27 total players) did not finish play when competition was stopped at 7:27 with darkness quickly setting in.

The Seminoles, who began the day in a tie for sixth place, are now in a tie for eighth place with Vanderbilt who finished play earlier in the day after teeing off with the first wave of teams. Florida State continues to be led by freshman Jessica Negron who is in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings. She is three over for the round with five holes remaining to be played and at even par for the tournament.

The Seminoles endured two weather delays that amounted to a total of 1:47 before play was stopped for good. The first stoppage of play came after Lacey Agnew and Macarena Silva had teed off in the final group of the afternoon and the second came soon after Florida State’s No. 1 golfer – Jessica Negron – had teed off to begin her second round of play.

“The girls are in great spirits after a really long, wet and grueling day,” said interim coach Kate Golden. “We had three weather delays and didn’t get off the course until almost 8:00 p.m. Coach (Chris) Malloy and I are very proud of the way the team handled the adversity. This is a great group and there’s a lot of golf yet to play. We are very excited about the opportunity ahead of us in the next two days.”

Southern Cal maintained and extended its lead to seven strokes in the team standings. The Trojans led Purdue by two strokes after the first round and will take a seven stroke lead of Alabama into the third of four rounds. Southern Cal carded the best team score of the first day and was tied with Alabama for the best team score of the second day. Purdue fell to third and begin play in the third round eight strokes behind Southern Cal and one stroke behind Alabama.

Negron (Ocala, Fla.) continued to play very efficiently in the second round with 10 of her 13 holes being scored at par with three bogeys. She is at three over par for the first 13 holes of the second round and even par for the tournament.

In her first 31 holes of the first NCAA Championship of her career, Negron has carded 28 holes ate par or better with three birdies. Negron was at or below par for the first 20 holes of the event.

Florida State’s Hannah Thomson (Perth, Australia) is enjoying her second consecutive strong round and was a two over par after 15 holes when play was stopped. She had settled into a late round groove with two birdies on her final three holes of the rain shortened day before play was stopped. Over her last 20 holes in the last two days she is a total of two strokes under par with four birdies, one eagle and 10 holes scored at par.

“I was playing really well and I am mad,” said a drenched Thomson after play was stopped. “I made a lot of up and downs on the front nine and I made two good birdie putts on the last couple of holes and I hit a lot of greens. I made it a point not to look at any scoreboards boards today but I trust in my teammates that they all played well today.”

Sophomore Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru) and junior Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) are both a three over par with four and two holes remaining to be played, respectively. Salinas was a two under par through her first 10 holes before a triple bogey and a double bogey on holes No. 2 and No. 3 temporarily derailed her round. Salinas recovered with a par in her last hole before play was halted. Silva was at one over par on her first 10 holes before suffering through birdies on three of her next four holes to move to three over par. She, too, recovered with two consecutive holes at par before play was halted.

“The rain delays hurt me a little bit,” said Silva. “I had a birdie on the first hole and then had to sit through a 45 minute rain delay. Then my play was not very good and we had another stop but I felt like I was playing well until it started raining at the end and then it was miserable. I was happy overall with my round and will hope to finish well tomorrow in the second round and play well in the third round.”

NCAA Division I Women's Golf Champ./May 18-21, 2010/2nd Round FSU Results
Country Club of Landfall/Wilmington, N.C. Par 72
T8/24.  Florida State     289   245  634
T12.    Jessica Negron    69    55   124
T20.    Maria Salinas     70    59   129
T46.    Hannah Thomson   74    63   137
T70.    Macarena Silva    76    68   144
T114.   Lacey Agnew       78    81   159

NCAA Division I Women's Golf Champ./May 18-21, 2010/2nd Round Team Results
Country Club of Landfall/Wilmington, N.C. Par 72
1.   Southern Cal     -6   T13.  TCU              +18
2.   Alabama          +1   T13.  Texas A&M        +18
3.   Purdue           +2   15.   Texas            +19
4.   UCLA             +4   16.   South Carolina   +21
5.   Arizona State    +5   17.   New Mexico       +23
6.   Arizona          +6   18.   Pepperdine       +27
7.   Virginia         +9   T19.  Tulane           +28
T8.  Vanderbilt	      +12  T19.  Tennessee        +28
T8.  Florida State    +12  21.   Stanford         +29
T10. Auburn           +13  22.   San Jose State   +32
T10. Oklahoma State   +13  23.   Kent State       +34
12.  Duke             +15  24.   Oregon           +35

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