May 9, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. –
Senior All-American Caroline Westrup and freshman Whitney Wenglasz carded identical scores of 74 to lead the Florida State women’s golf team through the third and final round of the 2009 NCAA East Regional Championship at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. The Seminoles, however, finished in 15th place in the team standings and fell just short of qualifying for the NCAA championship round.
The University of Denver, which was led by the individual medalist Dawn Shockley, won the regional championship by four strokes over the University of Alabama. Joining Denver and Alabama in the national championship as representatives of the East Region are Tennessee, Virginia, Tulane, Duke, North Carolina and Georgia. Shockley carded a finished with a one-under par total of 209 to win the regional championship.
Westrup saw her collegiate career come to an end as she finished in a tie for 30th place in the individual standings with an 11-over par total of 221 for the three round event. She carded scores of 73-74-74. Westrup carded two birdies and nine holes of par in her final round as a Seminole.
Westrup closed her career as one of the all-time great golfers in school history and the first to earn All-American honors three times and the first to earn All-ACC honors in each of her four years as a Seminole.
Freshman Whitney Wenglasz, who was competing in her first NCAA Tournament, displayed her strong future potential as she finished the event with a score of 74. She improved her score by 13 strokes over her score in the second round and finished with a three-day total of 235.
Sophomore Macarena Silva, who will be Florida State’s leader next season with the graduation of Westrup, enjoyed a nice tournament and finished in a tie for 57th place with a three-round score of 226. She carded a 73 in the second round and a 76 in the third round to close as the Seminoles’ second highest finisher.
The Seminoles finished as the highest placing team from the state of Florida as they finished ahead of Florida, UCF and Stetson.
The East Regional proved to be one of the toughest of the three regional championships in this year’s tournament. Among those teams not advancing were No. 7 ranked Auburn, No. 23 ranked Vanderbilt and No. 30 ranked Florida who was playing on its home course.
NCAA East Regional Championship/Mark Bostick Golf Course Gainesville, Fla./May 7-9, 2009/Par 70/Final Florida State Results 15/21. Florida State 307 297 303 907 T30. Caroline Westrup 73 74 74 221 57. Macarena Silva 77 73 76 226 T72. Hannah Thomson 78 73 79 230 T84. Lacey Agnew 79 77 79 235 T95. Whitney Wenglasz 80 87 74 241
NCAA East Regional Championship/Mark Bostick Golf Course Gainesville, Fla./May 7-9, 2009/Par 70/Final Team Results 1. Denver 862 12. South Carolina 897 2. Alabama 866 13. Coastal Carolina 898 3. Tennessee 873 14. Furman 903 4. Virginia 874 15. Florida State 907 5. Tulane 876 16. Florida 908 T6. Duke 881 T17. Ole Miss 909 T6. North Carolina 881 T17. UCF 909 8. Georgia 889 19. Stetson 916 9. East Carolina 892 20. Charleston 924 10. Auburn 893 21. Jackson State 990 11. Vanderbilt 894