July 21, 2006
PINEHURST, N.C. –
Florida State junior Whitney Brummett played well in her third round match at the 104th North and South Women’s Amateur Golf Championship Thursday on Pinehurst No. 2 but was unable to advance to the quarterfinal round of the event as she fell to Jennifer Hong of Evanston, Ill, two and one. In advancing through two rounds of stroke play and to the second round of match play, Brummett earned her best career finish in an U.S. Amateur Championship event.
Theevent continues through Saturday with the semifinals and championship round scheduled for that day. Ya-Ni-Tseng of Taiwan, the defending tournament champion, is still alive in the quarterfinal round.
Brummett helped lead the Seminoles to the NCAA Championship and a 16th place national standing in the final national rankings during the spring of 2006. She established her career-best for a single round score with a 70 in the second round of the NCAA East Regional at the Bryan Park Golf Course in Browns Summit, N.C. She enjoyed an outstanding outing at the NCAA East Regional as she finished with a 223 score (tied for second best of her career), a +7 score vs. par (tied for third in her career) and a 146 score for 36 holes (tied for the best of her career). She led Florida State in the second round with a career-best two-under par 70 and moved into a tie for 17th with a two-day total of 146. Brummett’s score of 70 was her best of the fall 2005 and spring 2006 seasons and her best since a 72 in the first round of the spring 2005 Ryder/Florida Women’s Collegiate Championship.