April 5, 2007 - by
Seminole Women’s Golf Team Ranked 24th Nationally

April 5, 2007

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s golf team, which begins play Friday in the 10th annual Bryan National Collegiate at Browns Summit, N.C., is ranked 24th in this week’s Golf World / NGCA Coaches’ Poll. The Seminoles moved up one spot from last week’s poll after a strong outing at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in their last event.

Florida State has earned three top-10 team finishes this spring including the championship of the Chrysler Challenge in Destin, Fla.

Duke remains the top ranked team, securing 28 of the 30 first-place votes. The Blue Devils have won their last two starts–the UCF Invitational and the LSU/Cleveland Classic. They play one more regular season event — this week’s Bryan National Collegiate — before going for their 12th straight ACC Championship title. Texas A&M is responsible for the biggest jump in the poll, moving from No.20 to No.15. The Aggies won the Donnis Thompson Invitational in Hawaii in their last start.

Florida State is led by sophomore All-America Caroline Westrup, the No. 3 ranked collegiate women’s player by Golf Week Magazine. She has earned five top three individual finishes including individual championships at the Tar Heel Invitational during the fall and the Chrysler Challenge during the spring. In 12 rounds this spring she has a 72.58 stroke average and leads the team with four rounds at par or better and nine rounds with scores of 75 or less.

Golf World / NGCA Coaches' Poll
Women's Division 1 (April 5, 2007)
Rank    Team (FPV)            Points   Last Week
1.      Duke (28)             748       1
2.      Arizona State (1)     718       2
3.      Auburn (1)            680       5
4.      Georgia               650       3
5.      Pepperdine            596       4
6.      Vanderbilt            585       7
7.      Southern California   561       6
T8.     Arizona               486       10
T8.     Stanford              486       9
10.     Oklahoma State        485       8
11.     Florida               468       11
12.     UCLA                  416       12
13.     Tennessee             389       13
14.     Purdue                342       14
15.     Texas A&M             299       20
16.     Mew Mexico            292       15
17.     Brigham Young         286       16
18.     Wake Forest           237       18
19.     Virginia              228       19
20.     Denver                155       17
21.     North Carolina        147       22
22.     Michigan State        123       21
23.     Arkansas              87        24
24.     Florida State         64        25
25.     San Jose State        57        23
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