Oct. 30, 2011
WILMINGTON, N.C. (seminoles.com) –
Senior co-captain Maria Salinas finished in 23rd place in the individual standings and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in a tie for 10th place in the team standings as play in the 10th Annual Landfall Tradition on the Jack Nicklaus at the Country Club of Landfall came to a close Sunday. Salinas carded three identical scores of 77 to lead Florida State to its third consecutive top 10 team finish in three events during the fall season. With the end of the Landfall Tradition came the end of their fall season; the Seminoles will now set their sights on the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge to open their spring season in February.
Purdue, which took the team lead in the second round, claimed the team championship with a 14 stroke win over Auburn. Purdue entered the tournament ranked 49th nationally by GolfStat – a ranking that will certainly change after besting the 15 teams ranked in the top 50 including the No. 3 ranked Tigers. Paula Reto of Purdue won the individual championship with a two over par total score of 218.
“Overall the fall season was a success for our team,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We used three different line-ups and which allowed eight different players to gain experience. We enjoyed some really great rounds as a team and had some great individual efforts. The girls worked really hard and this fall and I am really proud of their efforts. We will start immediately on our winter projects and we begin to gear everything towards our spring schedule.”
Salinas (Lima, Peru) finished as the Seminoles’ leader in the individual standings as she closed the event with a third consecutive score of 77 and a three round total of 231. She carded a tournament high three birdies in the third round after carding a total of three in the first two rounds of the event. It was the 20th top 25 finish for the senior.
Junior Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) carded the best round of the day and the best round of the tournament for the Seminoles with a one over par score of 73. After consecutive scores of 80 in the first and second rounds of the event, she earned her best score by seven strokes. Negron was never more than one stroke over par during the round, totaled four birdies and was at or below par of 13 of her 18 holes. She had four birdies in the third round of the tournament as compared to a total of only one birdie in her first two rounds combined.
Florida State earned three top 10 team finishes this fall with a tie d for third place finish at the Susie Berning Maxwell Classic, a fifth place finish at the Mo Morial Tournament and a tied for 10th place finish at the Landfall Tradition. Three different players led the Seminoles in the individual standings with junior Malin Jansson lead the Seminoles at the Mo Morial, freshman Laure Castelain taking the honors at the Susie Berning Maxwell Classic and Salinas leading the Seminoles in the final event of the season.
Landfall Tradition/Par 72/Final Florida State Results Country Club of Landfall/Nicklaus Course/Wilmington, N.C./Oct. 28-30, 2011 T10/18. Florida State 315 309 310 934 23. Maria Salinas 77 77 77 231 T29. Jessica Negron 80 80 73 233 T34. Alex Milan 78 76 81 235 T66. Laure Castelain 82 80 79 241 T71. Hannah Thomson 80 76 86 242Landfall Tradition/Par 72/Final Team Results Country Club of Landfall/Nicklaus Course/Wilmington, N.C./Oct. 28-30, 2011 1. Purdue 904 T10. Notre Dame 934 2. Auburn 918 T10. Wake Forest 934 3. Ohio State 919 T10. Florida State 934 4. South Carolina 922 13. Virginia 938 T5. Iowa State 923 14. Ole Miss 943 T5. Michigan State 923 15. Tulane 948 7. Duke 932 16. Northwestern 950 T8. NC State 934 17. Chattanooga 955 T8. North Carolina 934 18. UNC Wilmington 969