May 24, 2006
COLUMBUS, Ohio –
Florida State senior Caroline Larsson continues to sit on top of the Seminoles’ team leader board with a two-day total of 151 after shooting a 79 in the Wednesday’s second round of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship at The Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course. Larsson is tied for 39th in the individual standings and the Seminoles are tied for 16th in the individual standings with two days and 36 holes remaining in the event. The Seminoles head into the final two rounds looking to earn the programs best-ever team finish in this event besting a 13th place finish during the 1999 season.
Florida State enters the third round within four strokes 10th-place California who has a team score of 606. The Seminoles have a two-day total of 610.
No. 4 Arizona State leads No. 1 Duke by three strokes in the team standings. The Sun Devils surpassed Southern Cal for the team lead while the Blue Devils moved from a tie for fifth place into second with a four-over par score of 292 on Wednesday. Duke’s score was the second best team score of the day behind Tennessee’s 290.
Eileen Vargas of Pepperdine maintained her lead in the individual standings with a five-under par total of 139 through the first 36 holes. She carded a one-under par 71 in the second round to go with a three-under par 68 in the first round. She is followed by Jennifer Osborn of Arizona State who is four strokes back. Florida State’s Larsson is tied for 39th in the individual standings.
Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden), who is playing in her school record third NCAA Championship finals event, shot a 79 and has a two-day total of 156. In addition to playing in her third NCAA Championship, Larsson is playing in the 42nd and final event of her Seminole career. She has never missed playing in an event since her arrival in Tallahassee as a freshman for the fall of 2002.
Freshman All-American candidate Caroline Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) was nearly back to her normal form as she carded a two-over par 74 in the second round. She rebounded from an uncharacteristic 78 in the second round. Westrup was even on the front nine and finished the more difficult back-nine at plus two. She played three holes under par and carded only two holes over par.
Junior Kayla Shaul (Cumming, Ga.) shot a three-over par 75 over the second set of 18 holes and has a 155 total for the first two days of the event. She has now carded scores of 75 three times in five postseason rounds in the last two events after carding one round of 75 in the first four events of her Florida State career. Shaul helped the Seminoles advanced out of the NCAA East Regional last weekend with a 12-over par 228 total which is tied for the best three-round score of her Florida State career.
Sophomore Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) carded a 77 while senior Jaclyn Burch (Ellisville, Mo.), who is playing in her second NCAA Championship, has a 163 total for the first two rounds of the championship. She carded a 79 in the first round and an 84 in the second.
NCAA Division I Women's Championship/Par 72/May 23-26, 2006 Scarlet Course/The Ohio State University/Columbus, Ohio T16/24. Florida State 305 307 612 T39. Caroline Larsson 72 79 151 T49. Caroline Westrup 78 74 152 T67. Whitney Brummett 76 77 153 T85. Kayla Shaul 80 75 155 T118. Jaclyn Burch 79 84 163
NCAA Division I Women's Championship/Par 72/May 23-26, 2006 Scarlet Course/The Ohio State University/Columbus, Ohio 1. Arizona State 586 T12. Stanford 608 2. Duke 589 T14. Wake Forest 609 3. Southern Cal. 591 T14. Washington 609 4. Tennessee 593 T16. Oklahoma State 610 T5. Purdue 596 T16. Florida State 610 T5. Pepperdine 596 18. Georgia 611 7. Auburn 599 19. Arkansas 612 8. Florida 600 20. UNLV 614 9. Louisiana State 605 21. Arizona 615 10. California 606 22. Nebraska 616 11. UCLA 606 23. Kent State 619 T12. Texas A&M 608 24. Alabama 624