Feb. 28, 2012
NEW ORLEANS, La. (seminoles.com) –
Florida State junior Malin Jansson shot a two under par 70 in the final round and finished in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings and the Florida State women’s golf team finished in 12th place in the team standings as play in the AllState Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate at the English Turn Golf and Country Club came to a close on Tuesday. The finish marked her third career top five placing and best finish as a Seminole after transferring to Florida State from Western Carolina this past fall.
No. 13 Duke rallied from four strokes down after two rounds to win the team championship by three strokes over No. 17 ranked Colorado. No. 4 ranked Southern California, which led the event after the first and second rounds, finished in third place in the team standings. Duke placed four players in the top 20 of the individual standings and was led by Lindy Duncan who finished in a tie for fourth place with a three round score of 215. Alex Stewart of Colorado won the individual championship with a one stroke victory of Cassy Isagawa of Oregon. Stewart carded a five under par score of 67 in the final round of the event.
Jansson (Nykvarn, Sweden) played her best golf of the 54 hole tournament in the final round as she concluded her play with a two under par score of 70. She played her final 17 holes of the round at three under par with three birdies and 17 straight holes played at par or better. Jansson quickly made up for a bogey on her first hole of the day with a birdie on her second hole – from there she played stellar golf. She moved back to even par with the birdie on her second hole, moved under par five holes later and moved to two under par with another birdie on her 17th hole.
Jansson’s score of 70 is her best as a Seminole and came within one stroke of tying her career best score of 69 which she carded in the Great Smokie Intercollegiate during the fall of 2009.
Freshman Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) carded a 76 in the final round and finished with a three round total of 228. She carded her best score of the tournament in the first round as she scored a two over par score of 74. Castelain carded two birdies in the third round and led the Seminoles with nine birdies during the tournament. She played well late in the third round and finished play at two under par over her last five holes of the round.
Florida State played the final round without senior Maria Salinas who had to withdraw from the event after the second round because of an injured wrist.
“We didn’t play up to our capabilities in this tournament,” said head coach Amy Bond. “But playing in this tournament was a great learning experience for our entire team. We now have two weeks before the Lady Gator Invitational to work on the things we know we need to work on – I continue to be very encouraged by what I see on the golf course from all of our players.”
Florida State continues their spring season as they travel to play in the Lady Gator Invitational at the University of Florida March 16-18.
AllState Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate/Par 72/Final Florida State Results English Turn Golf and Country Club/Feb. 26-28, 2012 12/15. Florida State 301 301 308 910 T4. Malin Jansson 73 72 70 215 T42. Laure Castelain 74 78 76 228 T55. Jessica Negron 81 72 80 233 74. Alex Milan 79 81 82 243 75. Carlton Kuhlo 82 81 81 244* 83. Maria Salinas 75 79 W W *playing as an individual
AllState Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate/Par 72/Final Round Team Results English Turn Golf and Country Club/Feb. 26-28, 2012 1. Duke 877 T8. Oregon 897 2. Colorado 880 10. Florida 898 3. Southern California 881 11. Tulsa 910 4. Alabama 884 12. Florida State 910 5. Baylor 887 13. Kennesaw State 917 6. Tulane 893 14. East Carolina 922 7. Texas A&M 896 15. Ole Miss 923 T8. Auburn 897