March 29, 2006
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University Freshman Caroline Westrup (Ahus, Sweden), who earned medalist honors at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, has been named the National Division I Women’s Collegiate Player of the Week by GolfWeek Magazine. Westrup won the individual title and the Seminole women’s golf team finished fourth in the team standings at the prestigious Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia Golf Course.
Westrup’s (Ahus, Sweden) victory marked the first individual title by a Seminole golfer since current PGA touring member Kristin Tamulis won the championship at the 2003 Ryder/Florida Championship. Since 1990 only two Seminoles have earned multiple career wins – Kristin Tamulis (spring 2003 Lady Gator and spring 2003 Ryder/Florida) and Karen Stupples (Spring 1994 Spalding/Peggy Kirk Bell and spring 1995 Lady Gator). Both Tamulis and Stupples are currently playing on the LPGA Tour. The last time a Seminole golfer was victorious in consecutive tournaments was during the fall 1991 season when Erica Firnhaber won the Lady Seminole Invitational and Mary Lee Cobick won the Beacon Woods Invitational.
Florida State closes out its regular season as it travels to play in the Ryder/Florida Women’s Collegiate Golf Championship at Don Shula’s Golf Club in Miami Lakes, Fla., April 1-3. The Seminoles enter the event looking to claim the team championship for the third time in the last five years. Florida State won the team title back-to-back titles coming in 2002 and 2003. Florida State finished fourth in the event in 2004 and has won the event three times since 1998. The event is the Seminoles’ final tournament of the regular season and leads the team into the 18th annual ACC Championship April 14-16 at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C.