April 30, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Ashleigh Anderson and Sara Young, two members of the Florida State University Women’s Golf Team, have been selected to play in the 22nd PGA Minority Golf Championship at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla., May 8-11, 2008. Both student-athletes are competing in the event for the second consecutive year; Young finished in second place and Anderson in sixth place in the women’s individual division at last year’s event.
Young finished the event in a tie for first place with Georgette Rollo of Texas Southern but lost the championship on the first playoff hole. Rollo birdied the hole while Young earned a par. Anderson played her best golf on the final day of the event as she carded an 84 and finished in sixth place in the division.
Anderson (Winter Springs, Fla.) was a four-year member of the Seminole women’s golf team who earned her degree in marketing during the spring of 2008. She certainly made the most of her academic and athletic career at Florida State as she earned her degree in four years and played as a member of the women’s golf team throughout her four year career as a Seminole. Anderson played in three events as a member of the Seminoles’ B team during her career. She helped the women’s golf team earn the Florida State Director of Athletics Cup for service in each of her four years as a member of the team.
Young (Jacksonville, Fla.) will be one of the most experienced upperclassmen on the Seminoles’ roster as a senior during the 2008-09 season who has played in six events during her career. She played as an individual in the Fall 2005 Chrysler Challenge and carded her career-best single-round score of 75 in the third round of that event in Destin, Fla., and has played as one of the top members of the Seminoles’ B team during her first three collegiate seasons.
The three-day, 54-hole stroke-play tournament will consist of four divisions: NCAA Division I and II and NAIA men’s and women’s divisions. In addition, there is an individual invitational in which both Anderson and Young will compete for the national championship. Both the team and individual competitions will be contested on Tom Fazio’s newly renovated Ryder and Wanamaker courses at the PGA Golf Club.