Oct. 29, 2006
AUBURN, Ala. –
The Florida State University women’s golf team finished in eighth place in the team standings as play in the rain-shortened Auburn Tiger Derby came to a close Sunday. The Seminoles finished as the second highest ranking ACC team in the field and only one stroke out of the top five and five strokes from finishing in second place. Florida State played the final round of the event without the services of All-American and World Amateur Champion Caroline Westrup who withdrew from the event after Saturday’s round because of an illness.
Auburn, the host team, won the event going away with a 12-stroke cushion over the second-place Alabama. Auburn had three players finish in the top four of the individual standings including Marisa Milligan who carded a one-over par score of 145 in the two-round event. The first round was cancelled because of inclement weather.
Westrup, the nation’s No. 1 ranked collegiate women’s player, shot a four-over par 76 in the first round on Saturday and fell ill after the round. She was unable to participate in the final round on Sunday and was forced to withdraw from the event. Westrup won the individual championship at the World Amateur Team Championship in South Africa earlier this month.
Senior Jaclyn Burch (Ellisville, Mo.) played consistently in the two rounds of the event and carded identical scores of 75 to finish in a tie for 11th place with a 36-hole total of 150. The finish marked her first top-15 finish and second top-20 finish of the fall season. Burch finished in a tie for 18th place at the Lady Tar Heel Invitational in early October.
Senior Kayla Shaul (Cumming, Ga.) earned the best score of the second round for the Seminoles as she cared an even par 72 to finish with a 152 total and in a tie for 21st place. She eagled her next to last hole and birdied her final hole to finish at even par for the day. Shaul bettered her first day score by eight strokes in earning the best finish of her eight-match Seminole career.
Junior Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) played the second best round of the day for the Seminoles as she finished with a two-over par 74. She bettered her first round score by 10 strokes and her individual placing by 22 places with her second round play. Whitney Wright (Rockingham, N.C.) also competed for the Seminoles.
Florida State closes out its fall schedule as it begins play in the NCGA Match-Play Championship Friday against Florida at Eagle Creek Country Club in Orlando. The Seminoles are seeded seventh in the event and the Gators are seeded 10th. The winner of the Seminoles’ match against the Gators will face the winner the Duke/South Carolina match in the second round.
Auburn Tiger Derby/October 28-29, 2006/Par 72 Auburn University Club/Auburn, Ala./Final FSU Results 8/17. Florida State 309 302 611 T11. Jaclyn Burch 75 75 150 T21. Kayla Shaul 80 72 152 T58. Whitney Brummett 84 74 158 T64. Whitney Wright 78 81 159 W Caroline Westrup 76 W --
Auburn Tiger Derby/October 28-29, 2006/Par 72 Auburn University Club/Auburn, Ala./Final Team Results 1. Auburn 594 T9. Nebraska 615 2. Alabama 606 11. Ole Miss 627 3. Tennessee 608 12. Baylor 619 4. North Carolina 609 13. Furman 620 T5. Florida 610 14. Central Florida 625 T5. Louisiana State 610 15. Kansas 636 T5. South Carolina 610 16. Mississippi State 637 8. Florida State 611 17. Texas 654 T9. Birm. Southern 615