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No. 25 Women’s Golf To ACC Championships

April 11, 2012







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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
No. 25 Florida State, which finished in third place at last week’s Bryan National Collegiate, travels to play in the 24th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championship tournament at the Sedgefield country Club in Greensboro, N.C., April 13-15. The Seminoles arrive at the ACC Championship with a third place finish at the Lady Gator Invitational and a third place finish at the Bryan National Collegiate in two of their last three tournaments. Florida State enters the 2012 ACC Championship looking to win its first ACC championship in the sport of women’s golf.

THE 24TH ANNUAL ACC CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
No. 25 Florida State is joined by No. 6 North Carolina, No. 8 Duke, No. 22 NC State, Virginia Wake Forest, Boston College, Maryland, Miami and in the 24th Annual ACC Championship. The championship will be played at the Par 71, 6,185 yard course at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. It marks the fourth consecutive season the tournament will be played at Sedgefield. North Carolina is the defending champion as they defeated Duke by 24 strokes last year. Cheyenne Woods of Wake Forest won the individual championship with a seven stroke win over North Carolina’s Allie White.

FLORIDA STATE LOOKING FOR FIRST TEAM ACC CHAMPIONSHIP
Florida State, which has earned five top five team finishes in their last six appearances in the ACC Women’s Golf Championship, finished in fifth place in the 2011 ACC Championship. Florida State enter the 2011 ACC Championship looking to win the first ACC women’s golf championship in school history. The Seminoles have finished as high as second (1992, 1995 and 1999) and have earned four third place finishes since joining the nation’s top conference for the 1992 season.


Florida State's Team Finishes In The ACC Championship
1992    2nd    923       2002    4th    911
1993    4th    941       2003    5th    909
1994    4th    957       2004    5th    887
1995    2nd    908       2005    6th    949
1996    4th    944       2006    5th    918
1997    4th    937       2007    3rd    913
1998    4th    935       2008    3rd    880
1999    2nd    902       2009    6th    933
2000    3rd    974       2010    4th    901
2001    3rd    936       2011    5th    911

SEMINOLES LOOKING FOR FIRST ACC CHAMPION
Florida State has had one player finish in the top 10 of the individual standings in each of the last 11 and 18 of the last 19 ACC Championship tournaments and is looking for a Seminole to take home the individual ACC Championship for the first time.


Florida State's Individual Finishes In The ACC Championship
1992   Mary Lee Cobick         2nd     2002   Kristiin Tamulis      T4th
1993   Kelly Pittman           6th     2003   Kristin Tamulis       T4th
1994   Karen Stupples          T4th    2004   Katie Quinney         T5th
1995   Tiffany Faucette        2nd     2005   Jaclyn Burch          T10th
1996   M. Pascual-Del-Pobil    4th     2006   Caroline Westrup      4th
1997   Amy Spooner             T8th    2007   Caroline Westrup      2nd
1998   Sarah Capie             T9th    2008   Caroline Westrup      2nd
1999   Amy Spooner             3rd     2009   Macarena Silva        T10th
2000   Kristin Tamulis         11th    2010   Maria Salinas         10th
2001   Kristin Tamulis         T3rd    2011   Macarena Silva        T9th

FIRST TIME WITH THIS COMBINATION
Florida State will play with the starting line-up of seniors Maria Salinas and Hannah Thomson, junior Jessica Negron and freshmen Laure Castelain and Alex Milan at the 2012 ACC Championship. It marks the first time that second year head coach Amy Bond will utilize this combination of players in an event.

ENTERING THE ACC’S WITH CONFIDENCE
With a third place finish and victories over four of the five teams from the ACC who played in last week’s Bryan National Collegiate, the Seminoles arrive at Sedgefield Country Club with a great deal of confidence. Florida State finished ahead of four ACC teams in the event – North Carolina, Wake Forest, Virginia and NC State and finished ahead of five teams ranked ahead of it in the national rankings: No. 6 North Carolina, No. 19 Ohio State, No. 21 NC State, No. 24 Michigan State and No. 25 Virginia.

TWO TOP 10 INDIVIDUAL FINISHES AT BRYAN PARK
Junior Jessica Negron earned the best finish of her junior season as she finished with a 3 over par total of 219 and in a tie for fifth place in the individual standings at last weekend’s Bryan National Collegiate. Negron has now earned three career top five finishes with her most recent (tied for third) coming at the NCAA East Regional Championship during the spring of 2011. Freshman Laure Castelain finished in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings of the Bryan National with a three round score of 221. She finished a total of five strokes over par with scores of 74-73-74 to earn her second career top 10 finish. Castelain finished in a career best tied for third place at the University of Oklahoma Tournament during the fall season. Her 221 score is the third best of her burgeoning collegiate career.

THREE HAVE ACC CHAMPIONSHIP EXPERIENCE
Florida State brings one of the most experience line-ups – three of its players have played in a total of seven ACC Championships – to the 2012 league championship tournament. Seniors Maria Salinas (10th place finish in 2010) and Hannah Thompson (tied for 21st place in 2011) and Jessica Negron (tied for 11th place in 2011) have all played in at least two championship while freshman Laure Castelain and Alex Milan will make their ACC Championship debuts this weekend.

SALINAS NAMED GOLFER OF THE MONTH OF MARCH
Senior Maria Salinas, who won her first career individual championship at the Lady Gator Invitational, was named the ACC Golfer of the Month of March – along with North Carolina’s Catherine O’Donnell. Salinas won her first career individual championship with a 4-under par score of 206 at the SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational, played March 16-18 in Gainesville, Fla. She helped the Seminoles finish in third place in the team standings and her final 66 score on the last day ranked as her career low. The Seminoles, ranked No. 34 nationally at the time of the tournament, finished ahead of four teams in the top 15 of the national ranking including No. 4 Auburn (tied for sixth), No. 11 Duke (fifth) and No. 14 Baylor (ninth).

SALINAS WITH CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT SUCCESS
Senior Maria Salinas has known nothing but success in conference championship tournaments. As a freshman at Tennessee Chattanooga in 2009 she finished in a tie for third place in the Southern Conference Championship and, after transferring to Florida State, finished in a tie for 10th place at the ACC Championship in 2010. She finished in a tied for 17th place in the individual standings in the 2011 ACC Championship.

SEMINOLE WOMEN'S GOLF STATISTICS (Fall 2011 / Spring 2012)
Name             Tourn    Rounds   Par    -75    Low    Strokes   Avg.
Maria Salinas    7        20       3      11     66     1,491     74.55
Laure Castelain  7        21       2      13     70     1,574     74.95
Malin Jansson    6        18       1      10     70     1,353     75.17
Jessica Negron   7        21       5      11     69     1,591     75.76
Alex Milan       6        17       1      2      72     1,324     77.88
Hannah Thomson   4        12       2      2      70     937       78.08
Carlton Kuhlo    4        12       0      2      74     969       80.75

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