Oct. 3, 2008
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. –
The No. 14 ranked Florida State University women’s golf team is in seventh place after the first round of the Tar Heel Invitational at the Finely Golf Course. Caroline Westrup, the Seminoles’ senior All-American, is in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings after carding a one-over par 73 in the first of the three rounds of 18 holes.
Westrup, the No. 1 ranked women’s collegiate golfer in the nation, is only two strokes off of the pace set by five different golfers. Westrup carded four birdies including two on her final six holes of the round to pull within two stokes of the leaders. The group of five leaders includes two golfers from Virginia, two from Wake Forest and one from Kent State.
The Seminoles are in seventh place in the team standings and are 12 strokes behind the co-leaders, Wake Forest and Virginia. The Demon Deacons and Cavaliers have three players placed in the top 10 of the individual standings.
Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) played well and would have spent the entire round at or under par if she had not carded a double bogey on her ninth hole. That hole soured an otherwise under par round. Westrup was one over par on her front nine and even par on her back nine.
Thomson, a freshman playing in her second match as a Seminole, also played well. She got off to a great start with three birdies on her first nine holes and finished her front nine at even par. Thomson’s (Perth, Australia) only difficult hole on her front nine was a double bogey on the par three fifth hole. She was then two over par on her back nine.
Cousart (Athens, Ga.) shot a five over par 77 with par on 10 of her last 13 holes. She began the day well and was one under after her first three holes. Agnew (Jonesboro, Ga.) finished with an 82 while Whitney Wenglasz, who is playing in her first event as a Seminole carded an 83.
“The golf course won today,” said head coach Debbie Dillman. “It was tough for all of the teams out there, but overall I am not disappointed because I know there are some good things coming for our players. We played well, had a great attitude and worked hard on each hole. We are all looking forward to tomorrow’s round.”
Florida State begins Saturday’s second round well within striking distance of the team leaders. The Seminoles are only five strokes out of moving into the top five and are only 12 strokes behind the leaders, Wake Forest and Virginia.
Tar Heel Invitational/Oct. 3-5, 2008/Par 72
Finley Golf Course/Chapel Hill, N.C./First Round FSU Results
7/18. Florida State 306
T10. Caroline Westrup 73
T14. Hannah Thomson 74
T37. Lauren Cousart 77
T74. Lacey Agnew 82
T83. Whitney Wenglasz 83
Tar Heel Invitational/Oct. 3-5, 2008/Par 72 Finley Golf Course/Chapel Hill, N.C./First Round Team Results T1. Wake Forest 294 T9. Kent State 308 Virginia 294 T11. UCF 309 3. North Carolina 299 T11. Michigan State 309 T4. Louisville 301 13. South Carolina 310 T4. Texas A&M 301 14. Tulsa 311 6. Vanderbilt 302 T15. NC State 312 7. Florida State 306 T15. Kentucky 312 8. Ohio State 307 17. Furman 315 T9. Auburn 308 18. UNC Greensboro 324