March 29, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State closes out its regular season as its plays in the 14-team Ryder/Florida Collegiate Championship at Don Shula’s Golf Club and Resort in Miami Lakes, Fla., April 1-3. The Seminoles have won the team championship in two of the last three years with back-to-back titles coming in 2002 and 2003. Florida State finished fourth in the event in 2004 and has won the event three times since 1998. The event is the Seminoles’ final tournament of the regular season and leads the team into the 17th annual ACC Championship April 15-17 at the Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, N.C.
THE RYDER/FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Florida State is joined by Barry University, Bethune-Cookman, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Florida Southern, Jacksonville, Lynn, Nova Southeastern, Miami, Rollins, South Florida, Stetson and UCF at the Ryder/Florida Championship. The event will be played at the par-72, 6,317 yard course at Don Shula’s Golf Club and Resort. Competition begins with shotgun starts at 7:30 a.m. Friday and 8:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
BURCH LEADS SEMINOLES AT LIZ MURPHEY
Sophomore Jaclyn Burch (Wildwood, Mo.) finished as the Seminoles’ top ranking player at the Liz Murphey Collegiate. It marked the fourth time during her career she had led the Seminoles in the individual standings with the first two coming earlier this fall at the Cougar Fall Classic and the Florida State hosted ACC/SEC Challenge and another coming at this springs Lady Gamecock Classic. Current Seminole freshman Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) has led the Seminoles three times (Lady Paladin and Tar Heel Invitational in the fall of 2004 and the Lady Gator in the spring of 2005) while junior Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) led the Seminoles at the Lady Gamecock Classic during the spring 2004 season.
LARSSON CARDS SEMINOLES’ BEST ROUND OF SPRING SEASON
Junior Caroline Larsson enjoyed her best round and the best round by a Seminole as she carded a one-over par 73 in the first round of the Liz Murphey Collegiate March 25. Her score was the Seminoles’ best gross score and best score vs. par (+1) this season. Larsson has now carded nine rounds with scores of 73 or better during her Florida State career.
LINEUP REMAINS CONSISTENT FOR DILLMAN AND SEMINOLES
The Seminoles’ lineup has remained very consistent through the first seven events of the fall 2004 and spring 2005 seasons. Four Seminoles – Whitney Brummett, Jaclyn Burch, Caroline Larsson and Whitney Wright (Rockingham, N.C.) – have played in all seven events while junior Kristin Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) has played in four, Michelle Steakin (Wellington, Fla.) in two and Tyler Johnson (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) has played in one.
JOHNSON EARNS SPOT IN STARTING LINEUP FOR RYDER/FLORIDA
Senior Tyler Johnson has earned her way into the Seminoles’ starting lineup for this week’s Ryder/Florida Collegiate Championship. It will be her first event of the spring with Florida State’s “A” squad after playing with the Seminoles’ “B” squad at the Lady Seminole Invitational in February which was played at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course Feb. 21-22. Johnson finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual standing. She finished in a tie for 57th place as a member of the Seminoles’ starting lineup at the 2004 Ryder/Florida Collegiate Championship and has played in five events as a member of the Seminoles’ starting five during her career.
SEMINOLE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (SPRING 2005)
Name Tourn. Rds. Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Jaclyn Burch 3 9 0 0 76 704 78.22
Whitney Brummett 3 9 0 1 75 722 80.22
Caroline Larsson 3 9 0 1 73 724 80.44
Whitney Wright 3 9 0 0 77 739 82.11
Michelle Steakin 2 6 0 0 83 528 88.00
Kristina Prestipino 1 3 0 0 84 255 85.00
Kristin Sordel 1 3 0 0 84 271 90.33