Oct. 10, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. –
Seminole sophomore Jessica Negron shot a season low 69 in the final round and the Florida State women’s golf team finished in 16th place in the team standings as play in the Tar Heel Invitational came to a conclusion. Negron finished the final two rounds with a five under par total of 139 but, after having been disqualified in the first round because of an incorrect drop on an embedded ball, counted only two of her three rounds toward her individual score and finished in 96th place.
No. 3 Alabama won the team championship as it led wire-to wire and defeated No. 1 ranked LSU by 12 strokes. The Crimson Tide finished with three players in the top six and four players in the top 25 of the individual standings. Alabama’s Brooke Pancake and Megan McChrystal of LSU finished in a tie for first place in the individual standings with identical scores of 205. Pancake defeated McChrystal on the second playoff hole to win the individual championship.
Florida State was led by junior Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru) who finished in a tied for 42nd place with a three round total of 221. She carded a two over par score of 74 in the final round. Her best round of the tournament was an even par score of 72 in the opening round of the tournament.
Junior Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) finished in a tied for 47th place with a 54 hole total of 222. She carded the best round of the tournament for the Seminoles with a 71 in the first round.
Both Salinas (Peru) and Silva (Chile) will represent their respective countries in the upcoming Women’s World Amateur Championships in Argentina Oct. 20-23. Salinas is making her first appearance in the event with Silva is representing Chile for the second time in her career.
Florida State wraps up its three match fall schedule at the Landfall Tradition Oct. 22-24.
Tar Heel Invitational/Par 72/Final Florida State Results Finley Golf Course/Chapel Hill, N.C./Oct. 8-10, 2010 16/18. Florida State 299 292 299 890 T42. Maria Salinas 72 75 74 221 T47. Macarena Silva 71 74 77 222 T66. Hannah Thomson 75 73 79 227 95. Whitney Wenglasz 81 92 81 254 96. Jessica Negron DQ 72 69 --
Tar Heel Invitational/Par 72/Final Team Results Finley Golf Course/Chapel Hill, N.C./Oct. 8-10, 2010 1. Alabama 836 10. Wake Forest 876 2. LSU 848 T11. South Carolina 878 3. Duke 851 T11. Louisville 878 4. Virginia 862 T13. Auburn 880 5. North Carolina 866 T13. Texas A&M 880 6. Michigan State 870 15. Florida 881 7. Tulane 872 16. Florida State 890 T8. Vanderbilt 874 17. Denver 898 T8. Georgia 874 18. NC State 908