March 26, 2006 - by
Seminoles’ Westrup Wins Individual Title At University Of Georgia Golf Tournament

March 26, 2006




ATHENS, Ga. –
Florida State University freshman Caroline Westrup won the individual title and the Seminole women’s golf team finished fourth in the team standings at the prestigious Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia Golf Course. Westrup carded a one-under par 71 in the final round and defeated Jenny Suh of Alabama by one stroke to win the individual championship.

Westrup’s victory marked the first individual title by a Seminole golfer since current PGA touring member Kristin Tamulis won the championship at the 2004 Ryder/Florida Championship.

Competing in only the third tournament of her Seminole career, Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) was one of only five golfers to play under par golf in the final round of the event. Her 71 allowed her to beat Suh, who carded a two-under par 70 in the final round, by one stroke. Westrup began play in the final round in sixth place. She was even-par (144) over the final 36 holes of the event.

Senior Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) and junior Jaclyn Burch (Wildwood, Mo.) both finished in a tie for 21st place it in the individual standings. Larsson carded a tournament best 75 in the second round while Burch finished strong with a 73 in the third and final round.

The team finish for the Seminoles marked their second consecutive top-five placing after a third place finish at the Lady Gamecock Invitational earlier this month. The Seminoles are back in action at the state championship meet beginning Saturday at Don Shula’s Golf Club and Resort in Miami Lakes.

Georgia held off a strong final round by Auburn to post a two-stroke team victory in the team competition. It marked the third consecutive year the Lady Bulldogs have won their home tournament. The Lady Bulldogs posted a final-round team score 300, seven shots higher than Auburn’s tally of 293, the lowest single-round score of the tournament. Georgia’s three-day total of 903, however, was two shots better than the Tigers, seven better than third-place Wake Forest. The Seminoles (918) and Kent State rounded out the top five team finishers among the 18-team field.

Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic/March 24-26/Par 72
University of Georgia Golf Course/Final Florida State Results
4/18.   Florida State       307   310   301   918
1.      Caroline Westrup    77    73    71    221
T21.    Caroline Larsson    77    75    79    231
T21.    Jaclyn Burch        78    80    73    231
74.     Whitney Wright      86    82    78    246
T75.    Whitney Brummett    75    86    86    247

Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic/March 24-26/Par 72
University of Georgia Golf Course/FinalTeam Results
1.   Georgia           903   10.   Vanderbilt          935
2.   Auburn            905   11.   Michigan State      936
3.   Wake Forest       910   12.   Alabama             940
4.   Florida State     918   13.   Mississippi State   957
5.   Kent State        923   14.   East Carolina       959
6.   South Carolina    927   15.   Furman              964
7.   Ohio State        928   16.   Oklahoma            967
8.   Washington        929   17.   Ole Miss            972
9.   Arkansas          934   18.   Coastal Carolina    974
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