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Seminoles’ Westrup And Burch In Top Five at Lady Tar Heel Invitational

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

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