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Seminole Women’s Golf Team Opens Spring Season At Lady Gator Invitational

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Feb. 23, 2005

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Fresh from three consecutive top-10 team finishes to close out its fall season, the Florida State women’s golf team begins its spring season at the 33rd annual Suntrust Lady Gator Invitational at the University of Florida Golf Course March 4-6, 2005. The tournament is annually considered to be one of the top women’s collegiate events in the nation. Three players who participated in the event at least once during the collegiate career went on to earn Rolex Player of the Year honors on the LPGA Tour including Nancy Lopez, Pat Bradley and Betsy King. Former Seminole Karen Stupples, who won the 2004 British Open, claimed medalist honors in the 1995 Lady Gator Invitational.

THE 2005 LADY GATOR INVITATIONAL FIELD
Florida State is joined by No. 1 Duke, No. 3 Auburn, No. 5 Georgia, No. 7 Ohio State, No. 10 Tulane, No. 15 Furman, No. 18 Wake Forest, No. 19 Arkansas, No. 22 Florida, UCF, Michigan State, South Florida, Vanderbilt, and Virginia in the 33rd annual Suntrust Lady Gator Invitational. The event will be played on the par 70, 5,773 yard University of Florida Golf Course in Gainesville.

BURCH LEADS SEMINOLES THROUGH FALL SEASON
Sophomore Jaclyn Burch (Wildwood, Mo.) participated in all four tournaments during the fall 004 season and enjoyed the best season of her two-year Seminole career. She finished as the Seminoles’ stroke leader during the fall season with a career-best 75.33 stroke average. In addition, she was Florida State’s top finisher in two of the four events and finished among the top three Seminoles in all four events during the fall season. Burch’s top finish came at the ACC/SEC Challenge where she finished in a tie for 15th place. She finished the ACC/SEC Challenge with a career-best seven-over par score of 220.

FRESHMAN BRUMMETT READY FOR SPRING SEASON
Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) was another of the four Seminoles to participate in all four tournaments during the fall season. She ranked second on the Seminoles with 75.50 stroke average and turned in her best performance at the Lady Paladin International where she tired for fourth place with a team-leading 54-hole total of 218. Brummett finished tied with sophomore Jaclyn Burch for the team lead with seven with scores of 75 or better during the fall season.

ON THE WRIGHT PATH
Whitney Wright (Rockingham, NC), the second star freshman on the team, also played in all four tournaments this past fall. She had a 79.17 stroke average for the season. Wright performed best at the Lady Paladin Tournament where she shot a 225, second best on the team, and helped lead the Noles to a 7th place finish.

LARSSON DOESN’T MISS A DAY
Junior Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) played in every tournament this past fall for the second season in a row. Larsson has played in fifteen tournaments for the Seminoles in the last two years. This past season Larsson earned a 77.17 stroke average for and helped lead the team to an eighth place finish in the ACC/SEC Challenge. Larsson tied for 23rd in the tournament and came in second on the team with a total stroke score of 223. Larsson has earned scores of 223 or better five times during her Florida State career.

SEMINOLE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2004)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.

Jaclyn Burch 4 12 1 7 73 904 75.33
Whitney Brummett 4 12 3 7 72 906 75.50
Caroline Larsson 4 12 0 4 72 926 77.17
Whitney Wright 4 12 1 2 72 980 79.17
Tyler Johnson 1 3 0 0 80 243 81.00
Kristin Sordel 3 9 0 0 77 751 83.44

By Sarah Christmas
Sports Information Student Intern
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