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Noles Finish Fourth

March 1, 2011




VALDOSTA, Ga. (seminoles.com) –
Junior Hannah Thomson finished in a career best tied for eighth place in the individual standings to lead the Florida State women’s golf team to a fourth place finish in the team standings at the Kinderlou Forest Challenge at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Course. It marked the second consecutive top four finish for the Seminoles who finished in third place at the spring season opening Lady Puerto Rico Challenge.

Chattanooga proved to be a very consistent team as they improved their team standing in each round to claim the team championship. The Mocs were in third after the first round, tied for second after two rounds and took over the lead in the third round to claim the team championship. Casey Kennedy, who helped Augusta State to a third place finish in the team standings, earned medalist honors as she carded a one under par score of 218.

“We struggled today and just couldn’t get anything going,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “We had some good individual efforts during the tournament but in the end we just didn’t get the job done. We will regroup quickly and get ready to compete in the Gator Invitational this weekend.”

Thomson (Perth, Australia) earned the best finish of her collegiate career as she finished with a seven over par score of 226. She carded her best round of the event – a two under par 71 — in the first round. Thomson counted her score towards the team score in each of the three rounds of the tournament. She counted 14 of 18 holes in the final round with scores of par.

The tied for eighth place finish in this event marked the second top 10 finish of her career. She finished in a tie for 10th place in the Bryan National Collegiate during the spring of 2010.

Sophomore Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) and senior Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) both finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings with identical scores of 227. The individual finishes by Negron and Silva allowed the Seminoles and Chattanooga to finish as the only two teams with three golfers in the top 10 of the final individual standings.

Negron has now earned three top 10 individual finishes during his career while Silva is the current team leader with 10 career top 10 finishes.

Junior Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru), who finished in second place in the individual standings at the Lady Puerto Rico Challenge, finished in a tie for 19th place. She carded a team best 73 in the third round of the Kinderlou Forest Challenge. Sophomore Mary Beth Ramsay (Orlando, Fla.), who was playing as an individual, also finished in a tie for 19th place to earn the first top 20 finish of her career.

The Seminoles will continue their spring schedule as they travel to play in the Lady Gator Invitational March 6-7 at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Second Annual Kinderlou Forest Challenge/Feb. 27-March 1. 2011/Final FSU Results
Kinderlou Forest Golf Club/Valdosta, Ga,/Par 73
4/14.   Florida State      306   30   304   910
T8.     Hannah Thomson     71    78   77    226
T10.    Jessica Negron     79    71   77    227
T10.    Macarena Silva     77    73   77    227
T19.    Maria Salinas      79    78   73    230
T62.    Andrea Kaelin      79    83   81    243
T19.    Mary Beth Ramsay   73    76   81    230*
T39.    Whitney Wenglasz   76    79   80    235*
*playing as an individual

Second Annual Kinderlou Forest Challenge/Feb. 27-March 1. 2011/Final Team Results
Kinderlou Forest Golf Club/Valdosta, Ga,/Par 73
1.   Chattanooga       806  8.    Western Carolina   931
2.   Coastal Carolina  905  9.    UCF                935
3.   Augusta State     909  T10.  Illinois           938
4.   Florida State     910  T10.  Texas Tech         938
T5.  Furman            920  12.   Kennesaw State     944
T5.  East Carolina     920  13.   Wisconsin          954
7.   Georgia State     930  14.   Georgia            W

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