Oct. 27, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s golf team will play host to the fifth annual Chrysler ACC/SEC Challenge Oct. 29-31 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla. The event includes the nation’s top two teams – No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Auburn – and five of the nation’s top 20 teams in a battle of the nation’s top two golf playing leagues for conference supremacy. In addition to the top two teams in the nation, seven of the top 20 ranked individual collegiate golfers will play in the event. All four rounds (including Thursday’s practice round) are free of admission and the public is welcome.
THE CHRYSLER ACC/SEC CHALLENGE FIELD
Florida State is joined by Alabama, Auburn, Duke, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Mississippi State, North Carolina, NC State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Wake Forest and Virginia in the fifth annual Chrysler ACC/SEC Challenge. The event is played on the par 71, 5,937-yard Raven Course at the Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort in Destin, Fla. Following a practice round with all 16 teams Thursday, each team will play from the first tee Friday and participate in shotgun starts on both Saturday and Sunday. Duke is the defending tournament champion while Blue Devil senior Elizabeth Janangelo is the defending individual medalist.
ACC/SEC CHALLENGE HISTORY
Duke enters the fifth annual Chrysler ACC/SEC Challenge as the defending champion as the Blue Devils won the rain-shortened event in 2003. Auburn (in 2000 and 2002) is the only team to win the team title at the event twice and joins Duke (2003) and Florida (2001) as the team champions during the four year history of the challenge. A pair of former individual medalists – Elizabeth Janangelo (Duke, 2003) and Diana Ramage (Auburn, 2002) – are both scheduled to play in the event. Janangelo holds the top two individual rounds scores in the tournaments history (a second rind 65 in 2003 and a first round 67 in 2002). Celeste Troche of Auburn holds the three-round tournament best score of 212 in earning individual medalist honors during the inaugural challenge in 2000.
FRESHMAN BRUMMETT LEADING SEMINOLES
Freshman Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.), who finished in a career-best tied for fourth place in the individual standings at last week’s Lady Paladin Invitational, is the Seminoles’ leader in nearly every statistical category through the first three events of the fall season. She is Florida State’s leader in stokes average (75.67), rounds at par or better (three), rounds with scores at 75 or better (five), top-five finishes (one), top-20 finishes (two) and events as the Seminoles’ top golfer (two of three). Brummett has carded the Seminoles top three individual rounds of the season and the top tournament score (218 at the Lady Paladin Invitational).
SEMINOLES ENJOY BEST OUTING AT LADY PALADIN INVITATIONAL
Whitney Brummett finished in a tie for fourth in the individual standings to lead the Seminoles to a tie for seventh place finish in the team standings as play in the Lady Paladin Invitational. Brummett fired an even par 72 in the third round to earn her first career top-five finish and led the Seminoles to their best finish of the fall season. The Seminoles earned their best team finish of the fall season and finished ahead of 13 teams in the 23-team event.
SEMINOLE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2004)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Whitney Brummett 3 9 3 5 72 681 75.67
Jaclyn Burch 3 9 1 4 73 684 76.00
Caroline Larsson 3 9 0 2 75 703 78.11
Whitney Wright 3 9 1 2 72 707 78.56
Kristin Sordel 3 9 0 0 77 751 83.44