Oct. 17, 2011
NORMAN, Ok. (seminoles.com) –
Florida State freshman Laure Castelain shot her second consecutive round of 70 and is in a tie for second place in the individual standings and the Seminole women’s golf team is in a tie for second place in the team standings after two rounds of the Susie Berning Maxwell Classic at the Jimmy Austin – University of Oklahoma Golf Course. Castelain has a two day total of 140 and is only one stroke out of the individual lead with one round to play. The Seminoles begin play in Tuesday’s third and final round in a tie second place with Oklahoma and seven strokes behind Texas A&M.
Texas A&M took over the lead from the Seminoles in the second round as the Aggies finished with the best team round of the day – a five under par score of 283. The Seminoles, who led the event after the first round, finished with a team score of 294 as they counted only one of four scores at or below par as compared to counting three scores below par in the first round. Anne Tanguay of Oklahoma shot a five under par 67 in the second round and is now in first place in the individual standings with a two day total of 139.
“The girls struggled today and didn’t handle the windy conditions as well as I had hoped they would,” said head coach Amy Bond. “I feel like they got a little impatient with the slow pace of play – but that’s something we have to learn to get better at. I think we will play better tomorrow because we can learn from the mistakes we made today.”
Castelain (Bordeaux, France) carded her second consecutive score of 70 with four birdies and 12 holes at par. She carded a birdie on her third hole and stayed under par for the remainder of the day. Castelain was as many as three strokes under par during the round. Her two day total of 140 includes seven birdies, an eagle and only five of 36 holes scored above par.
Castelain is playing in her first event as a Seminole.
“You can’t ask much more from Laure,” said Bond. “She has to continue to play well for us and we have to get Jess and Hannah going. If we can get low scores for all three of those players then I feel we will be alright in the final round.”
Junior Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) carded a one over par 73 and moved into a tie for seventh place in the individual standings with a two day total of 143. She played a nearly flawless round with 17 of her 18 holes scored at par with one bogey. Negron began the round with 12 consecutive holes scored at par before suffering her first bogey. She then closed the round with five more holes scored at par.
Negron, who finished in a disappointing tie for 30th place in the fall season opening Mo Morial Tournament at Texas A&M University, begins play in the final round of the event only four strokes out of the individual lead. Negron will shoot for her fifth career top 10 finish and her first career collegiate victory – her best finish as a Seminole came as she finished in a tie for third place at both the spring 2010 Lady Gator Invitational and the spring 2011 NCAA East Regional Championship.
Junior Malin Jansson (Nykvarn, Sweden) carded a one over par 73 in the second round and is in a tie for 17th place in the individual standings with a two round total of 147. She has played very consistently in the first two rounds with scores of 74 and 73 and 31 of 36 holes scored at par or better.
Florida State will conclude play in the event on Tuesday. The Seminoles will look to earn their first team victory of the season and first since the spring of 2010 Bryan National Collegiate Championship.
Susie Berning Maxwell Classic/Par 72/Second Round Florida State Results Jimmy Austin - University of Oklahoma Golf Course/Norman, Okla./Oct. 16-18, 2011 T2/17. Florida State 284 294 578 T2. Laure Castelain 70 70 140 T7. Jessica Negron 70 73 143 T17. Malin Jansson 74 73 147 T22. Hannah Thomson 70 78 148 T53. Alex Milan 76 78 154
Susie Berning Maxwell Classic/Par 72/Second Round Team Results Jimmy Austin - University of Oklahoma Golf Course/Norman, Okla./Oct. 16-18, 2011 1. Texas A&M 571 10. Middle Tennessee 604 T2. Florida State 578 11. Kansas State 605 T2. Oklahoma 578 12. Coastal Carolina 607 4. Texas Tech 582 13. Redlands C.C. 608 5. New Mexico 587 14. Florida International 611 6. Kennesaw State 592 15. Michigan 614 7. Texas State 596 16. Texas San Antonio 615 8. Wisconsin 598 17. Oral Roberts 621 9. Kansas 603