Sept. 15, 2008
HANAHAN, S.C. –
Senior All-America Caroline Westrup shot a one-under 71 and moved into a tie for second place in the individual standings, while the Seminole women’s golf team is in eight place in the team standings after the first two rounds of the Cougar Classic at Yeaman’s Hall Golf Club. The Seminoles are playing in their first match of the fall season and are within four strokes of moving into the top-five in the team standings.
Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) is within three strokes of Mallory Hetzel of Georgia who has a two-day total of 137 as compared to Westrup’s 36-hole total of 140. Westrup is looking to win the fifth individual title of her Florida State career with a come-from-behind victory in the final round. Hetzel has carded consecutive strong rounds of 68 and 69.
Georgia moved into sole possession of first place in the team standings as the Bulldogs carded the best team round of the day – a stellar 279. The Bulldogs finished 13 strokes ahead of second-place Virginia and now lead the Cavaliers by 13 strokes. The two teams were tied after the first 18 holes of the 54-hole tournament which concludes Tuesday.
Westrup carded her second sub-par round of the tournament as she finished the day with a one-under par total of 70. She was even after the first nine holes and earned two birdies, including on her final hole of the day, to finish the round below par. Westrup has not been above par at any point during the first two rounds of the event. She has finished in the top five in 15 of her 29 career tournaments in becoming the first three-time All-America in the history of the Florida State women’s program.
Senior Lauren Cousart (Athens; Ga.) turned in her second strong performance of the event as she carded a three-over par 75 in the second round. She has a two round total of 149 as she came within two strokes of tying her career-best 36-hole score of 147 which came at the 2008 ACC Championship. Cousart was at or below par over the first 10 holes of the event and finished the afternoon with a birdie. She has carded five birdies in the first two rounds of the tournament.
Junior Lacey Agnew (Jonesboro) carded a four-over par 76 in the second round and has a two day total of 155. She improved her score by three strokes as she earned the best scoring swing among her teammates in the second round as compared to the first 18 holes of play. Sophomore Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) and freshman Hannah Thomson (Perth, Australia) both shot scores of 77 and are in a tie for 39th and a tie for 65th place, respectively.
“Collectively we all know that we can play much better than we did today,” said head coach Debbie Dillman. “We had a stretch in the middle of the round where we didn’t play well but we recovered at the end of the round. We came in to the tournament with a goal of finishing in the top three and we still have a good shot at accomplishing that goal. We are going to get a good night sleep and play better in the final round.”
The event concludes on Tuesday as the 22-team field will play one final round of 18 holes.
Cougar Classic/Yeaman’s Hall Golf Club/Par 72
Hanahan, S.C./Sept. 14-16, 2008/Second Round FSU Results
8/22. Florida State 292 299 591
T2. Caroline Westrup 69 71 140
T32. Lauren Cousart 74 75 149
T39. Macarena Silva 73 77 150
T65. Hannah Thomson 75 77 153
T74. Lacey Agnew 79 76 155
Cougar Classic/Yeaman's Hall Golf Club/Par 72 Hanahan, S.C./Sept. 14-16, 2008/Second Round Team Results 1. Georgia 567 T12. Tulane 603 2. Virginia 580 T12. Tennessee 603 3. Alabama 581 14. Mississippi State 605 4. South Carolina 586 15. Wisconsin 608 5. Louisiana State 587 16. South Florida 610 6. North Carolina 588 17. Maryland 611 7. Notre Dame 589 18. Ole Miss 614 8. Florida State 591 19. Miami 616 T9. NC State 593 20. UNC Greensboro 624 T9. Furman 593 21. Richmond 625 11. Charleston 601 22. Charleston Southern 628