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Seminole Women’s Golf Team In Third At Ryder/Florida Championship

April 1, 2005

Florida State freshman Whitney Brummett tied her career-best with a 72 and is in a tie for third place in the individual standings and the Seminole women’s golf team is in third place in the team standings after the first round of the Ryder/Florida Championship at Don Shula’s Golf Resort. Brummett is two strokes off the pace of the current individual leader, Tina Miller of Miami, with the Seminoles five strokes off the team pace set by Miami. Each of Florida State’s top four golfers is in the top 20 of the individual standings.

Miami, the host school, is the team leader after the first 18 holes of play. The Hurricanes (294) lead South Florida by three strokes (297) and Florida State by five strokes (299). Florida State’s 299 team score is its best team score of the season. Miami’s Miller shot an opening round 70 and leads the individual standings by one stroke over Christina Jones of South Florida two strokes over Florida State’s Brummett, Barry College’s RemiJin Camping and Josie Shinn of Miami.

Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) tied her career-best round as she played her best round of the spring season to earn her way near the top of the leader board. She carded scores of 72 three times during the fall season – once at the Tar Heel Invitational and twice during the Lady Paladin Invitational. Brummett’s best sore this spring had been a 75 during the first round of the Lady Gator Invitational.

Whitney Wright (Rockingham, N.C.) also played her best golf of the spring season as she carded a two-over par score of 74. Her score in the first round is three stokes better than her previous low score of the spring – a 77 during the third round of the Lady Gator Invitational in March. Wright’s best score of the year, a 72, came during the third round of the Lady Paladin Invitational during the fall season. She is in a tie for eighth place.

Jaclyn Burch (Wildwood, Mo.), the Seminoles’ top golfer this spring, played well as she carded a four-over par score of 76. She has now carded four scores of 76 this season – which rank as four of Florida State’s top six scores of the spring season. Burch is in a tie for 14th place.

Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) and Tyler Johnson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) are also competing for the Seminoles in the 54-hole event. Larsson carded a five over par 77 while Johnson shot an 84 in her first round as a member of the Seminoles’ lineup this spring. She is tied for 19th in the individual standings.

The second round of the event begins at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning from the first and 10th tees while the third round is a shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday. Florida State has won this event twice in the last three years and four times since 1998.

Ryder/Florida Championship/April 1-3, 2005/Par 72
Don Shula’s Golf Resort/Miami Lakes, Fla./First Round FSU Results

3/13 Florida State 299
T3 Whitney Brummett 72
T8 Whitney Wright 74
T14 Jaclyn Burch 76
T19 Caroline Larsson 77
T51 Tyler Johnson 84

Ryder/Florida Championship/April 1-3, 2005/Par 72
Don Shula’s Golf Resort/Miami Lakes, Fla./First Round FSU Results

1. Miami (Fla.) 294 T7. Florida International 320
2. South Florida 297 9. Florida Southern 323
3. Florida State 299 10. Barry University 324
4. UCF 304 11. Bethune-Cookman 326
5. Rollins College 305 T12. Lynn 329
6. Florida Atlantic 313 T12. Stetson 329
T7. Nova Southeastern 320 14. Jacksonville 361
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