March 23, 2006
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s golf team will play its third event of the spring 2006 season as it travels to play in the 34th Annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga. March 24-26. The Seminoles earned their highest finish of the 2005-06 season as they finished in third place at the Lady Gamecock Classic in their last event. Florida State has now earned three top-10 team finishes in six events this year. Seminole freshman Caroline Westrup finished in second place in the individual standings to lead Florida State to its highest finish since it finished in a tie for second at the Ryder/Florida in 2005.
THE 2006 LIZ MURPHEY COLLEGIATE CLASSIC FIELD
Florida State (ranked 45th in the nation by GolfWeek Magazine) is joined by No. 5 Auburn, No. 6 Georgia, No. 9 Arkansas, No. 11 Vanderbilt, No. 13 Wake Forest, No. 19 Ohio State, No. 23 Kent State, No. 25 Washington, No. 27 Michigan State, No. 31 South Carolina, No. 37 Furman, No. 40 Alabama, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Mississippi, Mississippi State and Oklahoma in the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. The course is a Par 72, 6,228 yard layout and the event will be played over three days and 54 holes. Kelly Froelich of Georgia won in the individual title and led the Bulldogs to the team championship in 2005. Froelich will be in the Bulldogs’ lineup as she attempts to defend her title this weekend.
WESTRUP LEADS SEMINOLES AT LADY GAMECOCK
Seminole Freshman Caroline Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) finished in second place in the individual standings at the Lady Gamecock Classic – the highest individual finish by a Florida State golfer since All-American Kristin Tamulis earned medalist honors at the spring 2005 Ryder/Florida Championship. Westrup finished with an even par 216 for the three-round event and finished only five strokes behind Maria Martinez of Auburn, the individual champion. She was the individual leader after the first 18 holes of the event as she carded a two-under par score of 70. Westrup became a student at Florida State and joined the golf team in January.
LARSSON EARNS 4TH CAREER TOP 10 FINISH AT LADY GAMECOCK
Senior Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) finished in a tie for sixth place finish in the individual standings at the Lady Gamecock Classic. She carded a 72 in the second round of the event – her best score since the fall of 2004 where she shot a 72 in the first round of the fall 2004 ACC/SEC Challenge. Larsson’s three-day average of 73.33 at the Lady Gamecock was nearly four strokes per round below her career average. Her finish at the Lady Gamecock was the second best of her career rivaled only by a tied for fourth finish at the 2003 Ryder/Florida Championship.
HAUL COMPETES IN FIRST TWO EVENTS OF SPRING SEASON
Seminole junior Kayla Shaul (Cumming, Ga.) played in the first two events of the spring season for the Seminoles and earned her way into the starting line-up at the Lady Gamecock Classic. She competed as an individual at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic where finished in a tie for 36th place. She then finished in a tie for 50th place at the Lady Gamecock in helping the Seminoles to a third place finish in the team standings. Shaul has now earned three top-50 individual finishes during the four tournaments she has competed in since transferring to Florida State from Dayton Beach Community College during the fall of 2005.
NEXT UP FOR THE SEMINOLES
Florida State closes out its regular season as it plays in the Ryder/Florida Championship at Don Shula’s Golf Resort in Miami Lakes, Fla., April 1-3. The Seminoles enter the event looking for the fourth team title in the last five seasons in the event.
SEMINOLE WOMEN'S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2005) Name Tourn. Rds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg. Caroline Westrup 2 6 2 5 70 442 73.67 Caroline Larsson 2 6 1 4 72 448 74.67 Jaclyn Burch 2 6 1 4 72 458 76.33 Kayla Shaul 2 6 0 2 75 466 77.67 Whitney Brummett 2 6 1 1 72 475 79.17 Whitney Wright 1 3 0 1 76 241 80.33