March 8, 2009
SORRENTO, Fla. –
Senior All-American Caroline Westrup shot a one-under par 71 and is in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings after one round of the UCF Challenge at Red Tail Golf Club. Westrup is among a group of 11 players who shot a 71 in the first round and is only five strokes out of the individual lead. Florida State carded an incredibly credible first round team score of 298 and is in 16th place in the team standings. The Seminoles are only seven strokes out of fifth place with two rounds of golf remaining to be played.
UCLA owns the first round lead as the Bruins carded a six-under par score of 282. The Bruins have two players in the top 10 and three players in the top 12 of the individual standings. Jessica Yadloczky of Florida is the individual leader after the first round of play with a six under par score of 66.
Westrup led Florida State as she continues in her quest to earn All-American honors for the fourth time in her career as a Seminole. Her score of 71 has her one shot out of the top eight; two shots out of the top five and three shot out of the top two. She begins play in the second of three rounds on Monday only five stroke behind Yadloczky.
Westrup’s score of 71 was one of four score in the 70’s counted in the first round by the Seminoles. Also counting scores over the first 18 holes were sophomore Macarena Silva (73), freshman Whitney Wenglasz (75) and junior Lacey Agnew (79).
“This is a really great field; I would compare it to nationals,” said Westrup. “I am pleased with my round but I wish I would have had more putts go in. A couple of putts lipped out for me but I am confident they will fall tomorrow. I am happy with where my game is right now.”
The Seminoles are only one stroke behind perennial powerhouse Duke and only two strokes behind fellow ACC member North Carolina.
UCF Challenge/Red Tail Golf Club/March 8-10, 2009 Sorrento, Fla./Par 72/First Round Florida State Results 16/18. Florida State 298 T12. Caroline Westrup 71 T32. Macarena Silva 73 T53. Whitney Wenglasz 75 T82. Lacey Agnew 79 T89. Sara Young 81
UCF Challenge/Red Tail Golf Club/March 8-10, 2009 Sorrento, Fla./Par 72/First Round Team Results 1. UCLA 282 T10 Pepperdine 293 2. Arizona State 284 T10. Arizona 293 T3. Oklahoma St. 286 12. Purdue 294 T3. LSU 286 13. North Carolina 296 T5. Tennessee 290 T14. Duke 297 T5. Auburn 290 T14. Alabama 297 T7. Southern Cal. 291 T16. Florida State 298 T7. Texas 291 T16. Vanderbilt 298 9. Florida 292 18. UCF 308