Feb. 21, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State University women’s golf team opens its spring season at the Lady Puerto Classic hosted by Purdue University at the Coco Beach Golf and Country Club in Rio Grande Puerto Rico Feb. 24-26. The event will be played over three days with 18 holes being played each day. All three rounds will begin at 8:00 a.m. (AST) which is one hour ahead of the time in the eastern United States. Junior Caroline Westrup, a two-time All-American at Florida State, begins the tournament looking to earn the third individual championship of her career and looking to lead the Seminoles to their first team championship since the spring of 2007 when the Seminoles won the Chrysler Challenge in Destin, Fla.
THE 2008 LADY PUERTO RICO OPEN FIELD
No. 43 Florida State is joined by No. 6 Arkansas, No. 11 Tennessee, No. 12 Georgia, No. 13 Purdue, No. 14 Kent State, No. 20 Alabama, No. 27 Louisiana State, UCF, Iowa State, Michigan, Minnesota, NC State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, TCU, Texas Tech and Wisconsin in the 2008 Lady Puerto Rico Open. The event will be played at the at the Par-72, 6000-yard Coco Beach Golf and Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico from Feb. 24-26. The field consists of 18 universities ready to take on the Tom Kite designed Coco Beach Golf Course. The course will host the Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular – a new PGA Tour event — March 17-23, 2008. Auburn won the event in 2007 and there was a five-way tie for the individual championship with Jenny Suh (Alabama), Aline Lee (Georgia), Valentine Derrey (TCU), Pernilla Lindberg (Oklahoma State) and Mariana Macias (Auburn) all finishing tied with three round scores of 217.
NOTING THE FLORIDA STATE WOMEN’S GOLF TEAM
Junior All-American Caroline Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) has been the Seminoles top finishing player in 10 consecutive events…Senior Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) has played in 32 of 33 tournaments during her career…Senior Whitney Wright (Rockingham, N.C.) shot the low round score of the fall 2007 season for the Seminoles – a career-low 68 – during the first round of the Cougar Classic…Sophomore Lacey Agnew (Jonesboro, Ga.) will play in her fourth consecutive event in Puerto Rico – she played in a total of three events as a sophomore.
BRUMMETT EARNS WEAVER-JAMES-CORRIGAN POST-GRADUATE AWARD
Senior Whitney Brummett has been awarded a prestigious Weaver-James-Corrigan Scholarship by the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Weaver-James-Corrigan Scholarships are awarded to student-athletes throughout the ACC who intend to pursue a Graduate level degree. Brummett is one of 40 student-athletes in the ACC and one of three at Florida State to receive the award this year. Recipients will be honored April 16, 2008 in Greensboro, N.C. during an awards luncheon.
SEMINOLE GOLF TEAM HONORED AT GOLDEN TORCH GALA
The Seminole women’s golf team was honored last fall at the university’s annual Golden Torch Gala for outstanding academic performance. The formal event is presented by the Department of Athletics at Florida State University and the Seminole Boosters, Inc., and is a way for the university to recognize the hard work and academic performances of both team and individual student-athletes. The women’s golf team finished in a tie with the women’s cross country team for the highest team GPA which was identical to the fourth decimal point. Golden Torch Awards are also presented to the top academic performers in each sport and the winner for women’s golf was senior education major Ashley Kemp who maintained a 4.0 GPA for the 2006-2007 academic year.
SEMINOLE WOMEN'S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2007) Name Tourn. Rds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg. Caroline Westrup 3 9 2 7 70 666 74.00 Whitney Wright 3 9 1 4 68 690 76.67 Whitney Brummett 3 9 2 2 71 692 76.78 Lauren Cousart 1 3 1 1 70 228 76.00 Macarena Silva 2 6 1 1 72 467 77.83 Lacey Agnew 3 9 0 1 74 716 79.56