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Thomson Tops Noles Golf

Sept. 12, 2011




BRYAN, Tex. (seminoles.com) –
Florida State senior Hannah Thomson carded a team best 75 and moved into a tie for 19th place in the individual standings and the Seminole women’s golf team moved into a tie for fifth place in the team standings after two rounds of the “Mo” Morial Classic at the Traditions Club. Thomson improved her score by three strokes and is now tied with teammate Jessica Negron as the tournament begins its third and final round on Tuesday.

Texas moved into first place in the team standings as the Longhorns finished with the best team round of the day. The Longhorns begin the final round with an eight stroke lead over Auburn in the race for the team championship. Both teams are playing for their first championships at the nine year old “Mo” Morial Tournament. A trio of players sit atop the leaderboard with identical 36 hole score of 143 – Jacey Chun of North Texas, Nicole Vandermade of Texas and Carlie Yadloczky are all in position to gain the individual championship.

Thomson (Perth, Australia) was nearly flawless over the final 14 holes of her second round as she carded four birdies and 12 holes at par or better. After a disappointing start that quickly saw her move to five over par after four holes, Thomson was two under par during the remainder of the round. She finished well with two birdies on her last four holes including a birdie to close out the round.

“I hit the ball a lot better today than I did yesterday,” said Thomson. “I hit my approach shots well and gave myself more chances for birdies.”

Thomson carded twice as many birdies in the second round (four) then she did in the first round (two) and totaled two birdies on both the front and back of the course.

Junior Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) continued to hold her top 20 individual standing and is in a tie for 19th place with a two day total of 153. After carding a 75 in the first round, she finished with a 78 in the second round. As she did in the first round, Negron played well on the back nine as she was two over par with one birdie and seven of nine holes at par or better. Negron is even par on the back nine in the first two rounds as compared to nine over on the front nine during the first two days of the tournament.

Senior Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru) realized the best improvement of the five Seminole golfers in the event as she carded a 77 in the second round as compared to an 82 in the first round. She moved into a tie for 41st place after finishing the first round in a tie for 54th place – an improvement of 13 positions in the individual standings as she took five strokes off of her score.

Florida State’s two newcomers – Malin Jansson (Nyvkarn, Sweden) and Carlton Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla./Chiles) carded scores of 77 and 82 and are in a tie for 31st and a tie for 41st respectively.

“We did a lot of things well today” said head coach Amy Bond. “We hit the ball better, executed better and were better at our course management. We need to start working towards meeting our goals and making the shots that we have to make to help us meet our goals. It’s all about executing when the pressure is on – we need to make the shots that we can make and learn to make the shots that we haven’t made before.”

The final round – a shotgun start – is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. EDT. The Seminoles are paired with Kentucky and Texas A&M. Live scoring is available on golfstat.com.

"Mo" Morial Tournament/Par 72/Second Round Florida State Results
The Traditions Golf Club/Bryan Texas/Sept. 11-13, 2011
T5/12.  Florida State     309    307   616
T19.    Jessica Negron    75     78    153
T19.    Hannah Thomson    78     75    153
T31.    Malin Jansson     79     77    156
T41.    Maria Salinas     82     77    159
T41.    Carlton Kuhlo     77     82    159

"Mo" Morial Tournament/Second Round Team Results
The Traditions Golf Club/Bryan Texas/Sept. 11-13, 2011
1.   Texas            589   T7.   Texas San Antonio     617
2.   Auburn           598   T7.   Oklahoma              617
3.   North Texas      609   9.    Tulane                624
4.   Kentucky         612   10.   Michigan State        625
T5.  Florida State    616   11.   Coastal Carolina      631
T5.  Texas A&M        616   12.   Texas A&M (B)         639

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