April 16, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. (seminoles.com) –
Florida State senior Macarena Silva moved into a tie for sixth place in the individual standings and the Seminole women’s golf team is in fourth place in the team standings with one round remaining to be played in the 23rd Annual Atlantic Coast Conference women’s golf championships at the Sedgefield Country Club. Silva enters the final round looking for her best career finish in the event and is looking to become the 10th consecutive Seminole to finish in the top 10 of the individual standings in the ACC Championship.
Play started at 8:30 a.m. with a shot-gun start as inclement weather was projected for the day. Play was suspended at 1:00 p.m. due to the weather and was resumed at 4:00 p.m. as a few groups needed to complete their final rounds of the day.
North Carolina shot a two-over 286 today for a two-day total of seven-over 575 and extended their lead after 36 of the 54 holes were played. The Tar Heels hold a 24 stroke lead over both Duke and Virginia who are in a tie for second place in the team standings. Cheyenne Woods of Wake Forest and Allie White of North Carolina are in a tie for first in the individual standings with identical scores of two under par 140. They are the only two golfers in the 45 player field who are under par after the first two rounds.
Silva (Santiago, Chile) moved up one spot in the individual standings as she carded a 75 in the second round. She matched her birdie total from the first round with two and has carded scores of 73 of 75. Despite the treacherous conditions, she was only one stroke over par over her final 12 holes of the round with scores of par on seven her last eight holes.
Junior Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru) also carded a 75 in the second round and begins play in the final round in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings. She moved up six positions in the individual standings in the second round and has a two day total of 150 with consecutive scores of 75. She carded 12 holes at par or better with three birdie.
Salinas finished in 10th place in the individual standings in the 2010 ACC Championship will play for a second consecutive top 10 finish in the event on Sunday.
Junior Hannah Thomson (Perth, Australia) and sophomore Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) are both in a tie for 18th place in the individual standings with identical two day scores of 152. Thomson carded a 78 in the second round while Negron finished with a 79.
“We didn’t handle the tough conditions very well today,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “However, I think they each learned some valuable lessons that will make us better in the long run. Tomorrow is a new day and one on which we should embrace the challenge and move up the leader board.”
Florida State will play with Wake Forest and Maryland as the look to secure its fourth top four finish in the last five years in this event.
23rd Annual ACC Women's Golf Tournament/Par 71/Second Round Florida State Results Sedgefield Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./April 15-17, 2011 4/9. Florida State 295 307 602 T6. Macarena Silva 73 75 148 T12. Maria Salinas 75 75 150 T18. Hannah Thomson 74 78 152 T18. Jessica Negron 73 79 152 T41. Andrea Kaelin 81 82 163
23rd Annual ACC Women's Golf Tournament/Par 71/Second Round Team Results Sedgefield Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./April 15-17, 2011 1. North Carolina 575 6. Maryland 607 T2. Duke 599 7. NC State 614 T2. Virginia 599 8. Miami 629 4. Florida State 602 9. Boston College 636 5. Wake Forest 606