Oct. 11, 2009
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. –
Florida State junior Macarena Silva and sophomore Hannah Thompson finished in a tie for 21st place in the individual standings and the No. 19 Florida State women’s golf team finished in 14th place in the team standings as play in the 34th Annual Tar Heel Invitational at Finley Golf Course at the University of North Carolina came to a close. The event was the final tournament of the fall season for the Seminoles who earned one team victory and three top-two team finishes in its four events since beginning play in September.
No. 3 Michigan State claimed the team victory with a 12 stroke victory over No. 2 Auburn. The Spartans led the event wire-to-wire in claiming the victory. Sara-Maude Juneau of Louisville won the individual championship with a 10-under par score of 206.
Silva (Santiago, Chile) led Florida State with a final round score of 75. She finished with three scores at 75 or better in the event with her best score of one-under par 71 coming in the first round. Silva was the only Seminole player to finish all three rounds of the Tar Heel Invitational with scores at 75 or better.
Thomson (Perth, Australia) closed out a stellar fall season as she carded scores of 70 and 74 in the first two rounds and closed with a 221 total for the three day event. She earned four top-25 finishes in the Seminoles’ four events during the fall season.
Freshman Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) closed out her first season in strong fashion with scores of 75-76-76 for a 227 total. She earned three top 20 finishes in her first four collegiate tournaments as she finished in a tie for 16th place at the Cougar Classic, a tie for 17th in the Eat A Peach Collegiate and in a tie for 19th at the Kentucky Invitational .
Senior Lacey Agnew (Jonesboro, Ga.) and freshman Mary Beth Ramsay (Orlando, Fla.) also competed in the event for the Seminoles. Agnew finished in second place in the individual standings at the Cougar Classic, in fifth at the Kentucky Invitational and in a tie for eighth place at the Eat A Peach Collegiate. In only her first season as a Seminole, Ramsay competed in each of the Seminoles four events during the fall season and finished in a tie for 21st place in the individual standings at the Eat A Peach Collegiate.
Tar Heel Invitational/Par 72/Oct. 9-11, 2009/Final FSU Scores Finley Golf Course/University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill, N.C. 14/18. Florida State 294 297 307 898 T21. Macarena Silva 71 75 75 221 T21. Hannah Thomson 70 74 77 221 T53. Jessica Negron 75 76 76 227 T64. Lacey Agnew 79 72 79 230 T86. Mary Beth Ramsay 78 77 82 237
Tar Heel Invitational/Par 72/Oct. 9-11, 2009/Final Team Scores Finley Golf Course/University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill, N.C. 1. Michigan St. 860 10. Louisville 887 2. Auburn 872 11. North Carolina 892 3. Alabama 875 12. Denver 893 T4. Texas A&M 880 13. South Carolina 893 T4. Vanderbilt 880 14. Florida State 898 6. Tennessee 881 15. NC State 900 7. Duke 883 16. UNC Wilmington 903 8. Virginia 884 17. Kent State 905 9. Wake Forest 885 18. East Carolina 946