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Seminoles Finish In 3rd At Bryan National Collegiate

April 8, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. (seminoles.com) –
Florida State junior Jessica Negron finished in a tie for fifth place in the individual standings and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in third place in the team standings as play in the Bryan National Collegiate came to a close. Negron (tied for fifth) and freshman Laure Castelain (tied for ninth) both finished in the top 10 of the individual standings to give the Seminoles a pair of top 10 finishers for the first time this season as they earned their third top three finish (and second in the last three tournaments) of the year.

Tennessee defeated Duke in a one hole playoff to claim the team championship. In finishing as the top three teams, Duke, Tennessee and Florida State were the only three squads in the 17 team field that finished with multiple golfers in the top 10 of the individual standings. Lindy Duncan of Duke, the No. 1 ranked player in the country, won the individual championship with a three round total of 4 under par 212. She finished as the only player in the tournament with under par scores in each of the three rounds of the event.

“We did a lot of good things this week,” said head coach Amy Bond. “I am happy with where we are as team heading into the ACC Championships on Friday. All of the girls have worked hard and are excited to continue playing at a high level now that the postseason has arrived.”

No. 32 Florida State finished ahead of four ACC teams in the event – North Carolina, Wake Forest, Virginia and NC State and finished ahead of five teams ranked ahead of it in the national rankings: No. 6 North Carolina, No. 19 Ohio State, No. 21 NC State, No. 24 Michigan State and No. 25 Virginia.

Negron (Ocala, Fla.) earned the best finish of her junior season as she finished with a 3 over par total of 219 despite carding her highest score of the tournament in the final round (6 over par 78). She finished with scores of 72-69 in the first two rounds as was in a tie for first after the first two rounds. Negron has now earned three career top five finishes with her most recent (tied for third) coming at the NCAA East Regional Championship during the spring of 2011.

Senior Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru) played her best golf of the tournament as she carded a 1 over par score of 73 in the final round to finish with a 7 over par score of 223. She finished in a tie for 16th place in the individual standings to earn her fourth top 20 finish of the year. After a 76 in the first round, Salinas was a total of three strokes over par in the final two rounds with score of 74 and 73.

“We are coming into ACC’s with a lot of confidence,” said Salinas. “We like where we are as a team to play and finish well next weekend.”

Freshman Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) closed the event in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings with a three round score of 221. She finished a total of five strokes over par with scores of 74-73-74 to earn her second career top 10 finish. Castelain finished in a career best tied for third place at the University of Oklahoma Tournament during the fall season. Her 221 score is the third best of her burgeoning collegiate career.

Florida State begins play in the ACC Championship on Friday at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro. The Seminoles were the second highest finishing of the six ACC teams in this weekend’s Bryan National – a finish the Seminoles will look to build upon in their return to the region as they look to win their first ever ACC championship.

Bryan National Collegiate/Par 72/Final Florida State Results
Bryan Park Golf Center Players Course/Greensboro, N.C./April 6-8, 2012
3/17.   Florida State    297   289   303   889
T5.     Jessica Negron   72    69    78    219
T9.     Laure Castelain  74    73    74    221
T16.    Maria Salinas    76    74    73    223
T60.    Hannah Thomson   81    73    78    232
87.     Carlton Kuhlo    75    86    83    244

Bryan National Collegiate/Par 72/Final Team Results
Bryan Park Golf Center Players Course/Greensboro, N.C./April 6-8, 2012
T1.   Duke              882   10.   Tulane                  902
T1.   Tennessee         882   11.   Virginia                903
3.    Florida State     889   12.   Michigan State          909
T4.   Ohio State        892   13.   Kentucky                911
T4.   North Carolina    892   14.   NC State                912
6.    South Carolina    894   15.   UNC Wilmington          926
7.    Wake Forest       895   16.   Louisville              941
8.    Northwestern      895   17.   College of Charleston   947
9.    UNC Greensboro    900

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