May 5, 2007
TALLAHASSE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s and women’s golf teams will be honored with a lighting of the torch at the “Unconquered” statue on May 7 at 8:00 p.m. for their participation in the 2007 NCAA Golf Championships. Fans are invited to join the golfers and coaching staffs in this special ceremony located in front of University Center B on Florida State’s campus.
The Seminole women’s golf has been selected to participate in the NCAA East Regional Championship May 10-12 at the Louisiana State University Club in Baton Rouge, La. The Seminoles’ selection marks the sixth time in the last seven seasons and 14th time in the last 17 seasons they have been selected to participate in the regional championships which are conducted to determine the top 24 teams in the nation who will then compete at the NCAA Championship tournament at the LPGA International Course in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Florida State is ranked 25th in the latest Golf World / National Golf Coaches’ Association rankings. The Seminoles have earned two tournament championships this year – at the College of Charleston Cougar Challenge during the fall season and at the Florida State hosted Chrysler Challenge during the spring season — and finished third at the ACC Championship. The Seminoles’ third place finish at the ACC Championship is tied for the second best team finish in school history and marks the fourth time the Seminoles have finished third or higher in the event.
The Seminole men’s golf team is expected to be selected to play in the NCAA Regional Championship May 17-19 when the participating teams are announced Monday. The Seminoles are ranked 24th in the latest national rankings by GolfStat – the main ranking service utilized by the NCAA men’s golf selection committee. The Seminoles finished tied for fourth at the 2007 ACC Championship – tied for the second highest finish in school history. The Seminoles also finished second at the Gator Invitational and third at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Invitational during the spring season.