Oct. 9, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. –
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