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