April 14, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
No. 29 Florida State, which has finished in the top three in the team standings in three of its five tournaments this spring, begins postseason play in April Golf Madness as it travels to participate in the 23rd Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Golf Championship at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensbnoro, N.C. The event will be contested on April 15-17 and will determine the ACC team and individual champions. The Seminoles arrive at the ACC Championship with a second place finish (Lady Gator), a third place finish (Lady Puerto Rico) and a fourth place finish (Kinderlou Forest).
THE 23RD ANNUAL ACC CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
No. 29 Florida State is joined by No. 5 Duke, No. 8 Virginia, No. 12 Wake Forest, No. 20 North Carolina, Boston College, Maryland, Miami and NC State in the 23rd Annual ACC Championship. The championship will be played at the Par 71, 6,185 yard course at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. It marks the third consecutive season the tournament will be played at Sedgefield. Wake Forest is the two-time defending champion in the event and will look to win the event for a third consecutive year in 2011. Michelle Shin of Wake Forest is the defending individual champion.
FLORIDA STATE LOOKING FOR FIRST TEAM ACC CHAMPIONSHIP
Florida State, which has earned four top five team finishes in their last five appearances in the ACC Women’s Golf Championship, finished in fourth place in the 2010 ACC Championship. The Seminoles enter the 2011 ACC Championship looking to win the first ACC women’s golf championship in school history. The Seminoles have finished as high as second (1992, 1995 and 1999) and have earned four third place finishes since joining the nation’s top conference for the 1992 season.
SEMINOLES LOOKING FOR FIRST ACC CHAMPION
Florida State has had one player finish in the top 10 of the individual standings in each of the last 10 and 17 of the last 18 ACC Championship tournaments and is looking for a Seminole to take home the individual ACC Championship for the first time in school history.
BOND IN HER FIRST ACC CHAMPIONSHIP AS HEAD COACH
Amy Bond, who was named as one of the top 50 players in ACC Women’s Golf history in 2003, is in her first season as Florida State’s head coach. She participated in the championship as a player three times (1997-99) and as an assistant coach four times (2003-06). She will lead the Seminoles as their head coach in the ACC Championship for the first time this season.
FOUR SEMINOLES HAVE ACC EXPERIENCE
Florida State brings an experienced line-up to the 2011 ACC Championship as four of its five players who will compete this weekend have played in at least one ACC Championship in their careers entering play this weekend. Senior Macarena Silva (10th place finish in 2009), juniors Maria Salinas (10th place finish in 2010) and Hannah Thompson (tied for 28th place in 2010) and Jessica Negron (tied for 25th place in 2010) have all played in at least one championship while Andrea Kaelin will make her first ACC Championship appearance.
SLIVA PLAYING FOR FOURTH TOP 15 ACC FINISH
Senior Macarena Silva enters the 2011 ACC Championship looking to gain her fourth consecutive top 15 finish in th event. She finished in a career best tied for ninth as a freshman in 2008 and earned her second career top 10 ACC Championship finish of tied for 10th as a sophomore in 2009.
SILVA’S BEST 2011 FINISH CAME AT KINDERLOU
Senior Macarena Silva finished in a tie for 10th place at the Second Annual Kinderlou Forest Challenge to earn the best finish of her senior year. It marked the 11th top 10 finish of her career.
SALINAS WITH CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT SUCCESS
Junior Maria Salinas has known nothing but success in conference championship tournaments. As a freshman at Tennessee Chattanooga in 2009 she finished in a tie for third place in the Southern Conference Championship and, after transferring to Florida State, finished in a tie for 10th place at the ACC Championship in 2010.
SEMINOLE WOMEN'S GOLF STATISTICS (Fall 2010/Spring 2011) Name Tourn. Rds Par -75 Low Stks Avg. Maria Salinas 7 21 7 12 69 1,551 73.86 Hannah Thomson 8 24 8 12 69 1,793 74.71 Macarena Silva 7 21 3 8 72 1,596 76.00 Jessica Negron 8 23 5 10 69 1,753 76.22 Andrea Kaelin 6 18 1 4 72 1,418 78.78 Mary Beth Ramsay 3 9 1 1 73 736 81.78 Whitney Wenglasz 3 9 0 0 76 738 82.00