March 11, 2008
SORRENTO, Fla. –
Seminole junior All-American Caroline Westrup tied her career-low score with a six-under par 66 and finished in a tie for seventh in the individual standings as competition at the UCF Challenge to Benefit the Florida Children’s Hospital came to a close. Westrup earned the 13th top 10 finish of her career and Florida State finished in 13th place in the team standings.
No. 1 ranked Duke bested the team field as the Blue Devils defeated Purdue by nine strokes. The Blue Devils rallied from a second place standing after the first round to capture the team title. Duke’s Alison Whitaker, who shot a seven-under par 65 in the first round, earned individual medalist honors as she finished with an eight-under par total of 208 for the three round event.
Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) carded her six-under par score of 66 with four birdies on her first nine and two on her second nine. She began her round on the 10th hole. She pared her first three holes of the afternoon and closed her first nine with birdies on four of her last six to make the turn at four-under par. Westrup closed with two birdies on her final nine holes to finish at six-under par. Westrup’s first career score of 66 came at the fall 2006 Lady Tar Heel Invitational.
Senior Whitney Wright (Rockingham, N.C.) carded her third score of 75 or better as she finished with a one-over par total of 73 in the third round. She carded scores of 75-74-73 and finished with a three-round total of 222. Wright improved her scores in each of the final two rounds of the event. Fellow senior Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) carded identical scores of 74 in the first and second rounds of the event and finished with a three-round total of 224.
Florida State continues their schedule as they travel to play at Louisiana State University / Cleveland Golf Classic March 14-16 in Baton Rouge, La.
UCF Challenge to Benefit The Florida Children's Hospital/Par 72 Red Tail Golf Club/Sorrento, Fla./March 9-11, 2008/Final FSU Results 13/18. Florida State 304 294 290 888 T7. Caroline Westrup 75 72 66 213 T41. Whitney Wright 75 74 73 223 T52. Whitney Brummett 74 74 76 224 78. Macarena Silva 80 74 76 230 T80. Lauren Cousart 80 77 75 232
UCF Challenge to Benefit The Florida Children's Hospital/Par 72 Red Tail Golf Club/Sorrento, Fla./March 9-11, 2008/Final Team Results 1. Duke 851 10. Pepperdine 878 2. Purdue 860 11. Oklahoma State 881 3. UCLA 863 12. Arkansas 881 4. Florida 865 13. Florida State 888 5. Southern Cal. 868 T14. Tennessee 894 T6. Georgia 872 T14. UCF 894 T6. Alabama 872 16. Vanderbilt 895 8. Auburn 876 17. New Mexico 902 9. Louisiana State 878 18. Furman 913