March 16, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s golf team, fresh from its fourth top-10 finish this year at the Lady Gamecock Invitational, plays in its third event of the spring season at the 33rd annual Liz Murphey Intercollegiate at the University of Georgia March 25-27. The LMCC will be played at the Par 72, 6,104 yard University of Georgia Golf Course. The Seminoles finished ninth in the 18 team field last season as junior Caroline Larsson finished in a tie for 20th place in the individual standings. Following their participation in the Liz Murphey Intercollegiate, the Seminoles will play in the Ryder/Florida Championship (April 1-3) before playing in the annual ACC Championship
THE LIZ MURPHEY INTERCOLLEGIATE FIELD
Florida State is joined by Alabama, No. 17 Arkansas, No. 2 Auburn, No. 47 East Carolina, No. 20, Furman, No. 7 Georgia, No. 32 Kent State, No. 22 Kentucky, No. 16 Louisiana State, No. 8 No. 49 Michigan State, No. 31 Mississippi State, No. 10 Ohio State, Ole Miss, No. 39 South Carolina, No. 9 Tennessee and No. 13 Tulane in the 33rd annual Liz Murphey Intercollegiate. Georgia, the host school, is the defending tournament champion. The Bulldogs defeated Ohio State by 11 strokes in last year’s event.
BURCH LEADS SEMINOLES AT GAMECOCK CLASSIC
Sophomore Jaclyn Burch (Wildwood, Mo.) led the Seminoles at the Lady Gamecock Classic as she finished in 15th place in the individual standings of the event. Burch finished with a 238 total for the three round event, with her best score coming in the second round (a four-over par 76). She improved her individual finish in this year’s Lady Gamecock as compared to last season when she finished in a tie for 41st place. The finish was the second career top-15 finish for Burch who improved on her individual placement at the season opening Lady Gator where she finished in a tie for 33rd place.
BRUMMET’S TOP 25 FINISH IS SECOND OF THE SEASON
Freshman Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) has been a huge asset to the Florida State women’s golf team this spring season. Brummet earned her second top-25 finish of the season at the Lady Gamecock Classic. She came in 24th place – nearly matching her impressive finish of tied for 21st at the Lady Gator. Brummet has earned four top-25 finish in six tournaments during her first season as a collegian.
WRIGHT HAS SECOND BEST FINISH OF HER CAREER
Whitney Wright (Rockingham, NC), one of two standout freshman playing for the Seminoles this season, earned her second best individual finish of her Florida State career at the Lady Gamecock. She finished in 44th place as she displayed marked improvement from her finish at the season opening Lady Gator Invitational. It marked the second top-50 finish of her career following her 40th place finish at the fall 2004 Tar Heel Invitational.
LADY SEMINOLES IMPROVE OVER LAST YEARS PERFORMANCE
The Lady Seminoles golf team improved on last year’s performance with a seventh place finish at the Lady Gamecock Classic. Last year the Lady Noles came in ninth place at the tournament and had only one player in the top 25. This season, not only did the Seminoles place higher than last year, they had two players with top 25 finishes.
SEMINOLE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (SPRING 2005)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Whitney Brummett 2 6 0 1 75 470 78.33
Jaclyn Burch 2 6 0 0 76 471 78.50
Caroline Larsson 2 6 0 0 77 489 81.50
Whitney Wright 2 6 0 0 77 496 82.67
Michelle Steakin 2 6 0 0 83 528 88.00
Kristina Prestipino 1 3 0 0 84 255 85.00