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Seminoles And Westrup In First Place At Ryder/Florida Women’s Golf Championship

April 1, 2006





MIAMI LAKES, Fla. –
Florida State freshman Caroline Westrup is in first place in the individual standings and the Seminole women’s golf team is in first place in the team standings after the first two rounds of the Ryder/Florida Women’s Collegiate Golf Championship at Done Shula’s Golf Course. Westrup and the Seminoles moved from second place in the individual and team standings in the second round and begin play in the third round looking for victory on both leader boards.

Florida State shot a tournament-best 294 in the second round and is now four strokes ahead of Rollins College – the first round leader. The Seminoles are four strokes ahead of Rollins College and 11 strokes in front of USF. The Seminoles counted four scored at 75 or better for the first time this season and enter the final round looking for their first team championship since the winning the title at the Ann Rhoads/University of Alabama Intercollegiate during the fall of 2003. Westrup enters the final round of the tournament looking to win her second consecutive event after capturing medalist honors at last weekend’s Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University Georgia. Westrup is one stroke ahead of three golfers – teammate Caroline Larsson, Charlotte Campbell of Rollins and Christina Jones of USF.

Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) shot a second straight 73 in the second round and leads the individual standings with a two-over par total of 146. She was three-over par after the first four rounds of the day and finished the final 14 holes at two-under par to finish at 73. Westrup has finished at 73 or better in four consecutive and five of her last six rounds.

Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) carded a 73 in the second round and has a two-round total of 147. She was three-over after the first four rounds and finished the final 14 rounds at three-under par. Larsson is second on the team with seven rounds of scores under 75 this spring. Her best career finish of tied for 4th came at the spring 2003 Ryder Championship.

Junior Jaclyn Burch (Ellisville, Mo.) and sophomore Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) enter Sunday’s third round tied for 12th place in the team standings. Burch shot a one-over par 73 while Brummett carded a four-over par 76. The pair is only five strokes off the leaders pace set by Westrup. Sophomore Whitney Wright (Rockingham, N.C.) shot a 3-over par 75 in the second round and is in a tie for 19th in the individual standings with a 154 total for the first 36 holes.

The event concludes with a shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday morning

27th Annual Ryder/Florida Women's Collegiate Championship/Par 72/March 31-April 2, 2006
Don Shula's Golf Course/Miami Lakes, Fla./Second Round Florida State Results
1/12.   Florida State      300   298   620
1.      Caroline Westrup   73    73    146
T2.     Caroline Larsson   74    73    147
T12.    Jaclyn Burch       78    73    151
T12.    Whitney Brummett   75    76    151
T19.    Whitney Wright     79    75    154

27th Annual Ryder/Florida Women's Collegiate Championship/Par 72/March 31-April 2, 2006
Don Shula's Golf Course/Miami Lakes, Fla./Second Round Team Results
1.   Florida State        594   7.    Miami             620
2.   Rollins College      598   8.    Lynn              636
T3.  USF                  605   9.    Fla. Atlantic     639
T3.  Florida Southern     605   10.   Barry             646
5.   Fla. International   606   11.   Jacksonville      660
6.   UCF                  617   12.   Stetson           672

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