Oct. 11, 2008
ADELAIDE, Australia –
Florida State University sophomore Macarena Silva carded a one-over par 74 and finished in a tie for 68th place in the individual standings as play in the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship came to a close. She led Chile to a 34th place finish in the team standings.
Silva finished tied for the team lead as she carded a 74 on the West Course at The Grange Golf Club. Her score of 74 tied her personal best in the tournament; she also carded a 74 in the first round of the 72-hole tournament. Silva’s score of 74 was tied for the best among her Chilean teammates while her 307 tournament score was the best on the team.
Silva played her best golf of the tournament in the final round. She was one-under par over her final 15 holes with three birdies and only two bogeys. If not for a double-bogey five on the par three third hole, she could have finished with her single-round best score of the tournament. Silva birdied two of her final five holes of the round.
“Today was the last round and I shot a plus 1,” said Silva from Australia. “I had a lot of fun in this tournament and I learn a lot. We played with Puerto Rico and Latvia in today’s final round and I really enjoyed playing with all of the women I was able to play with this week.”
Sweden led the event wire-to-wire to capture the Espirito Santo Trophy and win the 2008 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship by 12 strokes over Spain and 14 over the United States. The best move of the final round came from the United States. Amanda Blumenherst shot four-under par 68 and Tiffany Joh added a three-under 69 for 137, the second-lowest final round score in history. The Americans jumped from a tie for 17th after the first day to third-place.
Silva will return from the land down under and attend classes Monday morning. She will then accompany the Seminoles to the Auburn Tiger Derby Oct. 24-26 at Auburn University. That event is the final tournament of the fall season for the Seminole women’s golf team.