October 9, 2010 - by
Negron Leads Noles At Tar Heel

Oct. 9, 2010

Sophomore Jessica Negron shot a two-under par 70 to lead the Florida State women’s golf team in the second round of the Tar Heel Invitational at the Finley Golf Course. Negron was never more than one stoke over par for the round as she led the Seminoles with five birdies. The Seminoles improved their team score by seven strokes and are in 15th place in the team standings with one round remaining to be played.

No. 3 ranked Alabama continues to lead the team standings and will enter the third and final round with an 11 stroke lead over Duke. The Crimson Tide also hold a 17 stoke lead over No. 1 ranked LSU.

Negron, who was unfortunately disqualified in the first round after taking an incorrect drop on an embedded ball, played her best round of the fall season in Saturday’s second round. She closed the second round extremely well as she was three under par on the final six holes of the round with three birdies and three holes of par. After a bogey on her first hole of the afternoon, she was three stokes under par on her final 17 holes of the afternoon.

Because of her disqualification in the first round, Negron (Ocala, Fla.) will not finish among the leaders in the individual standings even with another stellar round on Sunday.

Senior Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) continues to lead the Seminoles in the individual standings with a two round total of 145. She has carded back to back scores of 71 and 74 and is in a tie for 32nd place in the individual standings. Silva scored three birdies and 10 holes at par in her second round and has carded seven birdies in her first two rounds of the event.

Junior Hannah Thomson (Perth, Australia) played her best golf of the tournament as she carded a 73 in the second round. She improved her score by two strokes after carding a 75 in the first round. Thomson cut her birdie count to one in the second round after carding four in the first round. She was one under par on her back nine and one under par for her final 10 holes of the afternoon.

The Seminoles will wrap up play in the event Sunday.

Tar Heel Invitational/Par 72/Second Round Florida State Results
Finley Golf Course/Chapel Hill, N.C./Oct. 8-10, 2010
15/18.  Florida State      299   292   591
T31.    Macarena Silva     71    74    145
T42.    Maria Salinas      72    75    147
T50.    Hannah Thomson     75    73    148
95.     Whitney Wenglasz   81    92    173
96.     Jessica Negron     DQ    72    --

Tar Heel Invitational/Par 72/Second Round Team Results
Finley Golf Course/Chapel Hill, N.C./Oct. 8-10, 2010
1.   Alabama            551   T9.   Texas A&M          583
2.   Duke               566   T11.  Tulane             585
3.   LSU                570   T11.  Vanderbilt         585
4.   North Carolina     578   13.   South Carolina     588
T5.  Virginia           579   14.   Florida            590
T5.  Wake Forest        579   15.   Florida State      591
T7.  Auburn             581   16.   Louisville         592
T7.  Michigan State     581   17.   Denver             594
T9.  Georgia            582   18.   NC State           605

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