April 18, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. –
Seminole sophomore Macarena Silva shot a team-leading 76 in the second round and is in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings and the Florida State women’s golf team is in sixth place in the team standings heading into Sunday’s third and final round of the 21st Annual Atlantic Coast Conference women’s golf championship at the Sedgefield Country Club. Silva has a two day total of 152 and is in position to earn her second top-15 finish in her second career ACC championship appearance and her fourth career top-15 individual finish.
Wit two golfers in the top four of the individual standings, Wake Forest is in first place in the team standings for the second consecutive day. The Demon Deacons carded the best team round of the tournament in the first round and finished with the second best round of the second round for a two-day total of 582. Natalie Sheary of Wake Forest is the individual leader with a two-day total of two-under par 140. She holds a one stroke leader over defending individual champion Amanda Blumenherst of Duke.
Silva led the Seminoles in the second round with her second consecutive score of 76. She has a two day total of 10 over par 152. Silva played very consistently during Saturday’s second round with 14 holes of par and only four holes above par. After carding a bogey on her first hole of the afternoon, Silva ran off a string of eight consecutive scores of par to finish her first nine holes at just one stroke over par.
Silva will enter play in Sunday’s final round looking to earn her third consecutive top 15 finish. She finished in a tie for fifth at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic and finished at the Gator Invitational in her last two events. Silva has been Florida State’s leading finisher in both of the Seminoles last two events.
Seminole All-American Caroline Westrup is in a tie for 17th place with a two-day total of 153. She carded a 78 in the second round after carding a 76 in the first round. Westrup is playing in her fourth and final ACC Championship this weekend.
Florida State freshman Whitney Wenglasz continued her strong play of late and is in a tie for 28th place heading into the third round of the championship. She was the co-leader at the Gator Invitational after two rounds in the Seminoles’ final event of the regular season.
Following the Seminoles’ appearance in this championship, the Seminoles will 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 Second Round Florida State Results 6/9. Florida State 316 314 631 T15. Macarena Silva 76 76 152 T17. Caroline Westrup 75 78 153 T28. Whitney Wenglasz 81 80 161 32. Hannah Thomson 85 80 165 T39. Lacey Agnew 87 87 174
21st Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Golf Championship Sedgefield Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./April 17-19, 2009/Par 71 Second Round Team Results 1. Wake Forest 582 2. Duke 599 3. NC State 600 4. Virginia 605 5. North Carolina 606 6. Florida State 631 7. Maryland 635 8. Boston College 662 9. Miami 665