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Larsson Leads Seminoles In First Day Of NCAA Women’s Golf Championship

May 23, 2006




COLUMBUS, Oh. –
Florida State senior Caroline Larsson shot an even par score of 72 and is in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings and the No. 24 Seminole women’s golf team is tied for 15th in the team standings after the first day of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships on the Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University. Larsson is only four strokes behind Pepperdine’s Elaine Vargas who carded a four-under par 68. The Seminoles are only four strokes out of the top 10 and only 14 strokes behind Southern California — the overall team leader.

Southern Cal – the No. 3 ranked team in the nation entering the championship – finished with a three-over par score of 291. The Trojans lead No. 4 ranked Arizona State by one stroke and No. 11 Florida by two strokes. No. 1 ranked Duke is tied for fifth heading into Wednesday’s second round and is six strokes behind Southern Cal. Vargas leads Florida’s Tiffany Chudy by one stroke in the race for the individual championship.

Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) was even par on both sides of the course as she continued to play well for the Seminoles in the post season. She carded four birdies, 10 holes of par or better and only four bogies. Larsson bogied the final hole of the day to move to par; otherwise she would have finished with the second under-par score of her career in three NCAA Championship appearances. In her last three rounds (two in the NCAA East Regional Championship and one in the first round of the NCAA Championship) Larsson is a total of two over par with two scores of 72 and one of 74.

Larsson became the first player in school history to play in three NCAA Championship finals when she began play in Tuesday’s first round. She also played in the NCAA Championship in 2003 and 2004.

Florida State also counted scores of four-over par 76 by Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo,), six-over par 78 by freshman Caroline Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) and a 79 by Jaclyn Burch (Ellisville, Mo.). Junior Kayla Shaul (Cumming, Ga.) finished with an 80.

NCAA Division I Women's Championship/Par 72/May 18-23, 2006
Scarlet Course/The Ohio State University/Columbus, Ohio
T15/24.  Florida State        305
T7.      Caroline Larsson     72
T46.     Whitney Brummett     76
T86.     Caroline Westrup     78
T100.    Jaclyn Burch         79
T107.    Kayla Shaul          80

NCAA Division I Women's Championship/Par 72/May 18-23, 2006
Scarlet Course/The Ohio State University/Columbus, Ohio
1.  Southern Cal     291   13.  Texas A&M           302
2.  Arizona State    292   14.  Tennessee           303
3.  Florida          293   T15. Washington          305
4.  Arizona          296   T15. California          305
T5. Wake Forest      297   T15. Florida State       305
T5. Duke             297   18.  Georgia             306
7.  Louisiana State  299   T19. Stanford            307
8.  Arkansas         299   T19. Alabama             307
T9. Purdue           301   T21. Oklahoma State      311
T9. UCLA             301   T21. Nebraska            311
T9. Auburn           301   23.  Kent State          312
T9. Pepperdine       301   24.  UNLV                313

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