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.
“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