October 8, 2010 - by
Silva Leads Noles At Tar Heel

Oct. 8, 2010

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

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