March 1, 2010
VALDOSTA, Ga. –
Seminole junior Macarena Silva is in a tie for 17th place and the Florida State women’s golf team is in 11th place after the first day of the Inaugural Kinderlou Challenge at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club. The second round of the three round event was stopped because of darkness with each of the 18 participating teams still needing to complete numerous holes before finishing the round. The tournament is scheduled for 54 holes – the teams will complete the second round and play the third round on Tuesday to complete the event.
The Seminoles have completed the first 12 holes of the second round and will begin play Tuesday morning as the second leading ACC team in the event – they are 17 strokes ahead of North Carolina and only five strokes behind Virginia. Florida State is only 11 strokes from moving into fifth place in the team standings.
Tulane, with three players currently in the top 10 of the individual standings, sits on top of the leader board with a three over par score. The Green Wave is led by Ashley McKenney and Samantha Troyanovich who are both tied for fourth in the individual standings. Marina Alex of Vanderbilt and Marta Silva Zamora of Georgia are tied for the individual lead with current scores of one under par.
Silva (Santiago, Chile) shot an even par 73 in the first round and is three over par through 13 holes in the second round. She birded two of her first three and three of her first seven holes to move to three under par and finished the first round at even par. Silva has five holes remaining to complete play in the second.
“I felt good on the course over the first couple of holes and that helped me play very well during the entire day,” said Silva. “It was too bad that the round had to be called but we are all looking forward to tomorrow. We are all confident that we will continue to play well to finish the tournament tomorrow. We are playing on a really nice course; the greens are really great and they a running very well.”
Freshman Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) continued to play well this spring and carded a 77 in the first round. She closed the round well and was one-under par over her final three holes of the first round to finish at four over par. With two birdies over her first 13 holes of the second round, she is two over par with five holes remaining to play in the second round.
Freshman Mary Beth Ramsey (Orlando, Fla.) played well and carded a 78 in the first round. She carded three birdies and eight more holes of par to finish the first 18 holes at five over par. Sophomore Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru) carded a 79 while senior Lacey Agnew finished the first round with an 80.
Inaugural Kinderlou Forest Challenge/Par 73/March 1-2, 2010 Kinderlou Forest Golf Club/Valdosta, Ga./First Round Florida State Results 11/18. Florida State 307 T17. Macarena Silva 73 T35. Jessica Negron 77 T62. Mary Beth Ramsay 78 T42. Maria Salinas 79 T59. Lacey Agnew 80