May 12, 2006
BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. –
The Florida State women’s golf team is in fourth place after two rounds of the NCAA East Regional Championship at Bryan Park Golf Club. The Seminoles moved from 10th place after the first round and into contention for a birth in the NCAA Championship May 23-26 at The Ohio State University with their performance in the second round. Florida State is looking to finish the regional in one of the top eight positions in the team standings entering Saturday’s third and final round in order to advance to the championship finals. The Seminoles are 12 strokes behind team-standings leading Louisiana State and six strokes ahead of eighth-placed North Carolina.
The Seminoles are looking to advance to the NCAA Championship for the third time in the last four years and for the eighth time since the 1991 season. The Seminoles most recently finished eighth at the NCAA East Regional and tied for 19th in the NCAA Championship in 2004 and fourth in the NCAA East Regional and tied for 19th in the NCAA Championship in 2003.
Freshman Caroline Westrup, who is tied for seventh in the individual standings with a one-under par total of 143, leads the Seminoles. She carded a 71 in the first round and a 72 in the second round for the best 36-hole score of her six tournament career. Playing from the first tee to begin the round, Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) was one over-par on the front nine and one-under par on the back nine. She had two birdies and two bogies during the round with only one of those bogies coming on the back nine. Westrup finished in 24th place in her first career tournament (LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic) and has earned four consecutive top-four individual finishes since that event on the first weekend in March. Westrup is only four strokes behind the current individual leader Jenny Suh of Alabama. The two will play together in a threesome for the third consecutive round on Saturday.
Sophomore Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) led Florida State in the second round with a career-best two-under par 70 and is tied for 17th with a two-day total of 146. Her score of 70 was her best of the fall 2005 and spring 2006 seasons and her best since a 72 in the first round of the spring 2005 Ryder/Florida Women’s Collegiate Championship. Brummett’s 36-hole score ties her career best – and was her best score after two rounds since carding a two-round 146 at the fall 2004 Lady Paladin Invitational.
Senior Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) tied her personal best for the spring 2006 season as she carded an even-par 72. She most recently carded an even par score of 72 in the second round of the Lady Gamecock Classic. Larsson continued her penchant for playing well in NCAA events and has now carded four scores of 74 or better in eight rounds during career three regional championship appearances.
Juniors Jaclyn Burch (Ellisville, Mo.) and Kayla Shaul (Cumming, Ga.) are tied for 42nd place with identical two round scores of 150. Both golfers have recorded scores of 75 in both of their first two rounds.
Florida State begins play in the final round of the event Saturday morning at 8:10 a.m. The Seminoles are paired with fifth-place Alabama and sixth-place Wake Forest.
NCAA Women's Golf East Regional/May 11-13, 2006/Par 72 Bryan Park Golf Course/Browns Summit, N.C./Second Round Florida State Results 4/21. Florida State 297 289 586 T7. Caroline Westrup 71 72 143 T17. Whitney Brummett 76 70 146 T35. Caroline Larsson 77 72 149 T42. Jaclyn Burch 75 75 150 T42. Kayla Shaul 75 75 150
NCAA Women's Golf East Regional/May 11-13, 2006/Par 72 Bryan Park Golf Course/Browns Summit, N.C./Second Round Team Results 1. Louisiana State 576 T11. Vanderbilt 596 2. Tennessee 578 13. Maryland 599 3. California 583 T14. College of Charleston 601 4. Florida State 586 T14. Augusta State 601 5. Alabama 588 T16. NC State 604 6. Wake Forest 589 T16. Yale 604 7. Arizona State 591 18. Furman 606 8. North Carolina 592 19. East Carolina 608 9. South Caroline 593 20. Campbell 610 10. Auburn 594 21. Mississippi State 617 T11. Virginia 596