Sept. 30, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The No. 14 ranked Florida State women’s golf team travels to Chapel Hill, N.C., to play in the 2008 Tar Heel Invitational Oct. 3-5 in its second tournament of the 2008 fall season. The event includes nine of the top 25 ranked teams in this week’s GolfWeek/Sagrain Performance Index. The Seminoles will play as one of those t10 nationally ranked teams and are one of the four nationally ranked ACC teams in the event. Following its participation in the Tar Heel Invitational, Florida State closes out its fall season at the Auburn Tiger Derby (Oct. 24-26).
THE 2008 TAR HEEL INVITATIONAL FIELD
No. 14 Florida State is joined by No. 6 Vanderbilt, No. 8 Virginia, No. 12 North Carolina, No. 13 Auburn, No. 19 South Carolina, No. 20 Kent State, No. 21 Michigan State, No. 22 Wake Forest, No. 26 Louisville, Furman, Kentucky, NC State, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Tulsa, UCF and UNC Greensboro in the 2008 Lady Tar Heel Invitational. The event will be played at the University of North Carolina’s Finley Golf Course – a par 72, 6, 285 yard course. The event is a three-day, 54-hole tournament with 18 holes each played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
SEMINOLES’ WESTRUP IS THE NATION’S NO. 1 RANKED WOMEN’S PLAYER
Three-time All-American Caroline Westrup is the No. 1 ranked women’s collegiate golfer and the Seminole women’s golf team is ranked No. 14 in this week’s GolfWeek/Sagarin Performance Index. Westrup earned medalist honors at the Seminoles’ first tournament of the season – the Cougar Classic – and will play as the nation’s top golfer in this weekend’s Tar Heel Invitational. Westrup is the first three-time All-American in the history of the Seminole women’s program. She earned All-American First Team honors in 2006 and 2007 and was an All-American Second Team selection in 2008. Westrup is also the first player in school history to earn All-ACC honors in her first three seasons and is looking to become the first four-time All-ACC honoree in school history.
SILVA TO REPRESENT CHILE IN WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Sophomore Macarena Silva, who helped lead the Seminoles to a fifth-place finish at the season-opening Cougar Classic, will represent Chile in the 2008 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship, which will be played Oct. 8-11 at the Grange Golf Club’s East and West Courses in Adelaide, Australia. The biannual competition has been played since 1964, with the winner taking home the Espirito Santo Trophy. South Africa is the defending champion, having won the 2006 title in its home country. The United States last won the championship in 1998 and has captured the trophy a record 13 times since 1966. Silva will not be in the Seminoles’ line-up for the Lady Tar Heel Invitational but will return to play for the Seminoles at the Auburn Tiger Derby.
WESTRUP LEADS SWEDEN TO EUROPEAN LADIES TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Caroline Westrup helped lead Sweden to the team championship at the European Ladies’ Amateur Team Championship at Stenungsunds Golf Course in July of 2008. Westrup was undefeated in match play as she led Sweden to victories over France, Spain and the Netherlands in the championship round as Sweden claimed its second consecutive championship in the event.
YOUNG WINS INDIVIDUAL TITLE AT NATIONAL MINORITY CHAMPIONSHIP
Sara Young, a redshirt junior member of the Florida State women’s golf team, won the independent women’s division title at the 22nd Annual PGA Minority Golf Championship at the PGA Golf Club in May. Young earned the title with a nine stroke victory over Alexis Garduno of Old Dominion University.
SEMINOLE WOMEN'S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2008) Name Tourn. Rds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg. Caroline Westrup 1 3 3 3 66 206 68.67 Macarena Silva 1 3 1 2 71 221 73.67 Lauren Cousart 1 3 0 2 73 222 74.00 Hannah Thomson 1 3 0 1 74 227 75.67 Lacey Agnew 1 3 0 0 76 233 77.67