April 20, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. (seminoles.com) –
Florida State freshman Olivia Hullert shot a second round 75 and moved into 14th place in the individual standings and the Seminoles women’s golf team is in fourth place in the team standings with one round remaining to be played in the 25th annual ACC Women’s Golf Championships at Sedgefield Country Club. The Seminoles begin Sunday’s third round only nine strokes behind NC State with the entire nine team field chasing Duke for the conference championship.
The Seminoles maintained their position in fourth place in the team standings despite playing in windy conditions that were similar to the conditions in the first round. Florida State persevered and increased its lead over the fifth pace team from two strokes after the first round to five strokes after two rounds. The Seminoles, though, did not drop any strokes in their bid to move up in the standings to catch third place NC State, second place Virginia or first place Duke.
The Seminoles, who are bolstering their postseason resume with their performance during the first two rounds of the tournament, are currently eight strokes ahead of No. 9 North Carolina heading into the final round.
No. 3 ranked Duke, with three players in the top five and four in the top 10 of the individual standings, will begin play in the third round with an 11 stroke lead over No. 13 ranked Virginia. The Blue Devils are looking to win their third consecutive and 18th overall ACC Championship. Virginia’s Brittany Altomare holds a three stroke lead over Duke’s Lindy Duncan in the race for the individual championship.
Florida State begins play on Sunday with four of its players in the top 25 of the individual standings. Only Duke, NC State and Florida State are counting four players in the top 25 of the individual standings through the first two rounds of play.
“The girls did a great job of maintaining their composure on the back nine,” said head coach Amy Bond. “They all fought down the stretch and I was very proud of them for that. They battled back on the back nine and stayed within themselves. The finished very well on a very tough golf course.”
Hullert (Baerum, Norway) is in a tie for 14th place in the individual standings with a two round total of 151. She carded a 76 in the first round and returned with a second round score of 75. Along the way in the second round she carded nine consecutive holes scored a par, totaled 14 holes at par or better and totaled one birdied. Hullert totaled as many birdies as she did in the first round (one) and has carded 28 of 36 holes in the first two rounds of the tournament at par or better.
Hullert has played very consistently over the first two rounds of her first career ACC Championship tournament. She carded 10 consecutive holes at par or better with one birdie in the first round and carded nine consecutive holes scored at par in the second round.
Sophomore Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) carded the best round of the second round for the Seminoles – a 1 over par score of 74. She has a two round total of 153 and is in a tie for 16th place in the individual standings. Castelain improved her score by five strokes after carding a 79 in the first round and improved her individual standing by 11 positions with her score on Saturday.
Castelain played her best golf of the tournament as she finished her round a 1 under par over the final 10 holes. She carded 11 holes at par or better with two birdie from holes seven through 18.
Senior Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) also improved her score by four strokes as compared to the first round as she shot a 76 as compared to her first round score of 80.
“We need to get off to a better start tomorrow and put ourselves in position to make more birdies and more pars,” said Bond. “We have to stay below the holes and give ourselves more opportunities to make putts for birdies.”
Florida State will tee off beginning at 8:50 a.m. and will again play with Wake Forest and North Carolina
25th Annual ACC Women's Golf Championship/April 19-21, 2013/Par 71 Sedgefield Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./Second Round FSU Results 4/9. Florida State 306 303 609 14. Olivia Hullert 76 75 151 T16. Laure Castelain 79 74 153 T21. Carlton Kuhlo 74 81 155 T21. Alex Milan 77 78 155 T26. Jessica Negron 80 76 156
25th Annual ACC Women's Golf Championship/April 19-21, 2013/Par 71 Sedgefield Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./Second Round Team Results 1. Duke 585 6. North Carolina 617 2. Virginia 596 7. Miami 618 3. NC State 600 8. Boston College 625 4. Florida State 609 9. Maryland 632 5. Wake Forest 614