Oct. 8, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. –
Senior Macarena Silva, who will compete in the World Women’s Amateur Championship beginning Oct. 20, shot a one-under par 71 and is in a tie for 13th place in the individual standings after the first round of the Tar Heel Invitational at the Finley Golf Course. Silva and junior Maria Salinas are both in the top 25 of the individual standings and the Seminoles are in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings.
Alabama scorched the field with an 11 under par score of 277 and holds the team lead after the first round of the three round event. The Crimson Tide hold an eight stroke lead over LSU and an 11 stroke lead over Duke and Florida in the race for the team title. Brooke Pancake of Alabama shot a seven under par score of 65 and leads the individual standings by two strokes.
Silva (Santiago, Chile) played her best round of the fall season with four birdies during the round including three over her final seven holes of the round. She was two over par after 11 holes and after three birdies over her final seven holes, finished with a one under par score of 71.
Salinas (Lima, Peru), who will also play in the upcoming World Championships, carded an even par 72 and is in a tie for 24th place. She was a very consistent player throughout the entire first round as she carded 16 holes of par golf or better. Salinas was one under par over her final 11 holes of the afternoon with two birdies and eight holes of par.
Florida State will play with Louisville and NC State in Saturday’s second round.
Tar Heel Invitational/Par 72/First Round Florida State Results Finley Golf Course/Chapel Hill, N.C./Oct. 8-10, 2010 T15/18. Florida State 299 T13. Macarena Silva 71 T24. Maria Salinas 72 T54. Hannah Thomson 75 T90. Whitney Wenglasz 81 -- Jessica Negron DQ
Tar Heel Invitational/Par 72/First Round Team Results Finley Golf Course/Chapel Hill, N.C./Oct. 8-10, 2010 1. Alabama 277 10. Texas A&M 292 2. LSU 285 11. Auburn 293 T3. Duke 288 12. North Carolina 294 T3. Florida 288 13. Georgia 295 T5. Tulane 289 14. Vanderbilt 298 T5. Michigan State 289 T15. Florida State 299 7. Virginia 290 T15. Vanderbilt 299 T8. South Carolina 291 17. Louisville 301 T8. Wake Forest 291 18. NC State 302