Feb. 28, 2011
VALDOSTA, Ga. (seminoles.com) –
Florida State University sophomore Jessica Negron carded a double eagle on her final hole of the afternoon and finished with a two under par 71 to move into a tie for 10th place in the individual standings and the Seminoles women’s golf team has moved into a tie for second place in the team standings after two rounds of the Kinderlou Forest Challenge at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club. The Seminoles begin play in Tuesday’s third and final round tied with Chattanooga and only six strokes behind Coastal Carolina.
Florida State moved up into a tie for second place from their position in a tie for fourth place in the team standings after the first round of play. The Seminoles played the second best team round of the afternoon and are in contention for their first team win of the year and first under first-year head coach Amy Bond. The Seminoles finished in third place in the spring season opening Lady Puerto Rico Challenge last week.
Coastal Carolina held onto its team lead as the Chanticleers carded the best team score of the second round. The Chanticleers actually increased their lead from one stroke after one round to six strokes after two rounds. The Seminoles are in a tie for second place in the team standings with Chattanooga. Three players – Charlotte Guilleux of Georgia State, Casey Kennedy of Augusta State and Laura Weam of Furman – are tied atop of the individual player leader board with identical scores of 146.
Florida State’s Hannah Thomson (Perth, Australia) is Florida State’s leading golfer with a two round total of two over par 149. She carded a two under par 71 in the first round and completed the second set of 18 holes with a 78. She totaled one birdie and 11 holes of par in the second round as compared to one eagle, five birdies and 10 holes at par.
Negron (Ocala, Fla.) played her best round of the spring season as she carded a score of 71 in the second round. Her second round score, couple with her first round 79, has her in a tie for 10th place with a 36-hole total of 150. Negron picked up three strokes with her double eagle on hole No. 18 that took her from one over par after 17 holes to two under par at the completion of the round. She had five holes at birdie or better during the round.
For the Seminoles, hole No. 18 has been very special in this tournament. In addition to Negron’s double eagle on the par 5, 501 yard hole in the second round, Thomson scored an eagle on the very same hole in the first round. The Seminoles’ starting five is a cumulative total of four under par through the first two rounds of the event on the hole.
Senior Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) finished with an even par 73 in the second round and moved into a tie for 10th place with a two day total of 150. With four birdies and 10 holes at par she was never above par during the second round in improving her individual standing by 34 positions.
Sophomore Mary Beth Ramsay (Orlando, Fla.) – who is playing as an individual in the tournament — is a tie for seventh place in the individual standings with a two round total of 149. She has carded back to back scores of 73 and 76 and has a three over par total of 149.
The Seminoles are paced with four players (three countable scores) in the top 10 and five (three countable) in the top 25 of the individual standings entering the final 18 holes on Tuesday.
The final round of the event – an 18 hole round with a shotgun start – begins at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday. The Seminoles will play with No. 12 Georgia and Chattanooga as they look to earn the team championship.
Second Annual Kinderlou Forest Challenge/Feb. 27-March 1. 2011/Second Round FSU Results
Kinderlou Forest Golf Club/Valdosta, Ga,/Par 73
T2/14. Florida State 306 300 606
T7. Hannah Thomson 71 78 149
T10. Jessica Negron 79 71 150
T10. Macarena Silva 77 73 150
T35. Maria Salinas 79 78 157
T59. Andrea Kaelin 79 83 162
T7. Mary Beth Ramsay 73 76 149
T25. Whitney Wenglasz 76 79 155
*playing as an individual
Second Annual Kinderlou Forest Challenge/Feb. 27-March 1. 2011/Second Round Team Results Kinderlou Forest Golf Club/Valdosta, Ga,/Par 73 1. Coastal Carolina 600 8. Western Carolina 623 T2. Chattanooga 606 9. UCF 624 T2. Florida State 606 10. Georgia 626 4. East Carolina 611 11. Texas Tech 631 5. Augusta State 613 12. Illinois 633 6. Georgia State 616 13. Kennesaw State 636 7. Furman 618 14. Wisconsin 642