Oct. 6, 2006
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. –
Florida State sophomore All-America Caroline Westrup is tied for second and senior Jaclyn Burch is tied for fifth in the individual standings after the first round of the Lady Tar Heel Invitational at the University of North Carolina Golf Course. The No. 11 ranked Seminoles are tied for 10th place in the 17-team field with two rounds of the 54-hole tournament still scheduled to be played on Saturday and Sunday.
Fresh from its team victory at the Cougar Fall Classic at the College Charleston, Florida State is ranked 11th in the most recent poll by GolfWeek Magazine.
Vanderbilt, with three golfers in the top-15 of the individual standings, leads the team race by one stroke over Tennessee and two strokes over Duke and Virginia. Florida State is only two strokes from moving into the top 10 and only six strokes from moving into the top-five of the team standings. Jennie Lee of Duke, the only golfer to break par in the event, sits atop the individual leader board with one-under-par score of 71.
Westrup, who shot a one-over par 72, begins play in the second round only one stroke behind Lee in the race for the individual lead. In the shotgun start, Westrup played well on the back nine with a two-under par total of 34 but was three over on the front side of the course. Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) is playing for the seventh top-four individual finishes in her nine-tournament collegiate career. She is ranked as the nation’s 13th best golfer in women’s collegiate golf.
Burch (Wildwood, Mo.) also played well as she carded a two-over par score of 74 and is tied for fifth in the individual standings. She played consistently well throughout the round as she carded one-over par scores on both the front and back nines. Burch carded four birdies and nine holes at par or better during the round. She begins play in the second round looking to earn the fourth top-10 individual finish of her career.
The Seminoles also counted the score of senior Kayla Shaul (Cumming, Ga.) who scored two birdies and seven holes at par during the first round. She is playing in her first event of the Seminoles’ four-event fall season. Juniors Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) and Whitney Wright (Rockingham, N.C) are also competing for the Seminoles.
The second round of the event begins Saturday morning with the tournament coming to a conclusion Sunday.
Lady Tar Heel Invitational/Oct. 6-8, 2006/ Par 72 Univ. of North Carolina Golf Course/Chapel Hill, N.C./First Round FSU Results T10/17. Florida State 310 T2. Caroline Westrup 72 T5. Jaclyn Burch 74 T60. Kayla Shaul 80 T75. Whitney Brummett 83 T75. Whitney Wright 83
Lady Tar Heel Invitational/Oct. 6-8, 2006/ Par 72 Univ. of North Carolina Golf Course/Chapel Hill, N.C./First Round Team Results 1. Vanderbilt 301 T10. Florida State 310 2. Tennessee 302 T10. Ohio State 310 T3. Duke 303 12. Auburn 313 T3. Virginia 303 T13. Tulsa 315 5. North Carolina 304 T13. Wake Forest 315 T6. NC State 306 15. Oklahoma State 317 T6. Texas A&M 306 16. Louisiana State 319 8. Coll. Charleston 308 17. Texas 324 9. South Carolina 309