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Westrup Leads Florida State In First Round Of UCF Challenge

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

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