Oct. 7, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s golf team, which is playing with three newcomers in its starting lineup, travels to Chapel Hill, N.C. to play in the Franklin Street Partners/Tar Heel Invitational. The event is a three-day, 54-hole event played at Finely Golf Course on the campus of the University of North Carolina. The Seminoles did not play in the event in 2004 but finished ninth in the 15 team field during the fall 2003 season. Florida State’s lineup of sophomore Jaclyn Burch, freshmen Whitney Brummett and Whitney Wright, junior Kristin Sordel and junior Caroline Larsson are playing together for the second time this season.
THE TAR HEEL INVITATIONAL FIELD
Florida State is joined by No. 4-ranked Auburn, No. 1 Duke, North Carolina, NC State, No. 36 South Carolina, No. 17 Texas, No. 41 Texas A&M and No. 40 Wake Forest in the 2004 Tar Heel Invitational. The event is played at the Finley Golf Course on the campus of the University of North Carolina. The course plays to 6,285 yards and is a par 72 layout.
SEMINOLE SOPHOMORE BURCH LEADS FLORIDA STATE AT COUGAR CLASSIC
Sophomore Jaclyn Burch (Wildwood, Mo.) finished in a tie for 36th place at the Cougar Fall Classic to begin the fall 2003 season. She finished as the Seminoles top performer for the fourth time during her career with a career-low 224 (+12) total in which she averaged 76.00 stokes in three rounds of play. Her consistent play included her best round of 74 to mark of one of two rounds at 75 or below by the Seminoles’ five individuals in the event.
LARSSON IS CONSISTENT PLAYER IN SEMINOLES’ LINEUP
Junior Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) will play in her 24th consecutive tournament for the Seminoles at the Tar Heel Invitational. She has not missed playing in a tournament since her arrival at Florida State as a freshman.
SORDEL ENJOYS BEST CAREER TOURNAMENT
Junior Kristin Sordel (Windermere, Fla.), who was playing in her first event as a Seminole, carded her career-best tournament score of 237 in the season opening Cougar Fall Classic. She transferred from UCF to begin the fall semester after earning two varsity letters as a member of the Lady Knight golf team. Sordel closed out the event with a tournament-best 77 in the final round of the tournament. She played in 16 events at UCF and carded her career-low round of 75 in the John Kirk/Lady Panther Invitational as a freshman during the fall of 2002.
FRESHMEN BRUMMETT AND WRIGHT IN THE STARTING LINEUP
A pair of freshman – Whitney Brummett and Whitney Wright – have earned their way into the Seminoles’ starting lineup for the first two events of the season. Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) finished as Florida State’s second leading golfer at the Cougar Fall Classic with a 234 total and a 78.00 strokes per round average. She led Florida State with a 77 in the second round and with a 74 in the final round and enjoyed a nine stroke improvement from the first round through the third round. Wright (Rockingham, N.C.) earned a top-60 individual finish with a pair of 78’s and a 79 in her first career event.
LEARN MORE ABOUT FRESHMEN PAIR ON SEMINOLES.COM
Learn more about Florida State’s fabulous pair of freshmen – Whitney Brummett and Whitney Wright – at Whitneys’ Worlds on seminoles.com. Click onto the link on the women’s golf page of Seminoles.com and read weekly diaries written by the two newcomers to the Florida State family.
SEMINOLE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2004)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Jaclyn Burch 1 3 0 1 74 224 76.00
Whitney Brummett 1 3 0 1 74 234 78.00
Whitney Wright 1 3 0 0 78 235 78.33
Kristin Sordel 1 3 0 0 77 237 79.00
Caroline Larsson 1 3 0 0 77 242 80.67