April 19, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. –
Sophomore Macarena Silva carded an even par 71 in the final round and finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings to lead Florida State to a sixth place finish in the team standings as play in the 21st Annual Atlantic Coast Conference women’s golf championship at the Sedgefield Country Club came to a close on Sunday. The top-10 individual finish for Silva marked the second consecutive in the ACC Championship for Silva who finished in a tie for ninth place in the 2008 ACC Championship.
No. 11 ranked Wake Forest led wire-to-wire to claim the team championship. The Demon Deacons victory marked the first time a team other than Duke had won the team championship since 1996 – snapping a 13-year streak for the Blue Devils. Natalie Sheary of Wake Forest pared the first playoff hole (no. 18) to defeat Duke’s Amanda Blumenherst and gain the first individual ACC title of her career. Blumenherst was playing for her third consecutive conference championship.
Silva played her best round of the tournament and was nearly perfect on her back nine with eight pars and a birdie on her final hole of the event to finish at even par 71. She earned two birdies on her front nine and made the turn at one over par. Silva carded three birdies in the final round – more than she totaled (one) in her first two rounds of the event.
Silva’s round of 71 ranks as her second best of her sophomore season following a 70 in the second round of the UCF Challenge and tied with a 71 in the third round of the Cougar Classic. She has now carded three rounds with scores a par or better this year. Silva finished at the top of the Seminoles’ leader board to mark the third consecutive tournament that she has been Florida State’s leader.
Senior Caroline Westrup finished in a tie for 18th place as she carded a three-over par 74 in the third and final round. She finished with a three round total of 227 – a score which tied for her second best of the spring season. Westrup closed the event well with two birdies on her final three holes to finish at three over par.
In four career ACC Championship appearances, Westrup earned three top five finishes. She is a favorite to earned All-ACC Honors for the fourth consecutive season making her the first four time all-conference selection in Seminole women’s golf history.
Seminole freshman Whitney Wenglasz played her best round of the tournament and displayed her promise as a future all-conference player for the Seminoles in the third round. She carded a 76 – a scored that included three birdies to bring her tournament total to six. Wenglasz carded the only eagle of the tournament for the Seminoles on the fifth hole of the second round.
Wenglasz finished in a tie for 25th place in the individual standings to earn the first top-25 finish of her Seminole career.
The Seminoles will now await the announcement of the NCAA Regional Championship field which will be announced April 27. Under head coach Debbie Dillman, the Seminoles have played in 15 of the last 18 NCAA Championship tournaments.
21st Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Golf Championship Sedgefield Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./April 17-19, 2009/Par 71 Final Florida State Results 6/9. Florida State 316 314 302 933 T10. Macarena Silva 76 76 71 223 T18. Caroline Westrup 75 78 74 227 T25. Whitney Wenglasz 81 80 76 237 35. Hannah Thomson 85 80 84 249 40. Lacey Agnew 87 87 81 255
21st Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Golf Championship Sedgefield Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./April 17-19, 2009/Par 71 Final Team Results 1. Wake Forest 869 2. North Carolina 893 3. Duke 894 4. NC State 896 5. Virginia 907 6. Florida State 933 7. Maryland 941 8. Miami 981 9. Boston College 988