July 26, 2013
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (seminoles.com) –
Four-time Seminole All-American Caroline Westrup finished in a tie for 59th place in the individual standings to lead the four Florida State players who played in the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open (June 27-30) at the Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. Westrup was the only one of the four Seminoles who made the cut; she was joined in the field former Seminole greats Karen Stupples (1994, 95 at Florida State), Kristin Tamulis (2000-03) and Macarena Silva (2008-11) in the prestigious event.
Westrup, who earned All-American honors in each of her four seasons as a Seminole (2006-09), finished with a 19-over par score of 307 for the four-round event. She carded scores of 74-76-78-79 – a score which included one eagle and five birdies. Westrup hit 88 percent of the fairways on her drives during the event (49 of 56) and averaged less than two putts per hole.
With scores of 75 and 76 for a 151 total, Tamulis missed the cut by only one stroke. She led the Seminole contingent with six birdies (three in each round) and finished a total of 7 strokes over par. She too, averaged fewer than two putts per hole and hot nearly 80 percent of her fairways off the tee. Tamulis totaled six birdies in the first round including two on her final two holes of the first round.
Stupples, a 1995 Florida State graduate, missed the cut be a mere four strokes after carding a 3 over par score of 75 in the first round. Her first round score included an eagle three on the par five hole No. 18 and three birdies.
Silva, a 2011 Florida State graduate, missed the cut as she carded a two round score of 159. She was strong off the tee as she hit nearly 90 percent of her fairways. Sliva carded a total of five birdies – two in the first round and three in the second round.
Inbee Park, the world’s top-ranked player, won the Open by finishing with a 8-under 280 to post a 4-shot victory as she joined Babe Zaharias in 1950 as the only players to win the first three majors of the year. It was Park’s second U.S. Women’s Open title. She was one of only three players to finish under par on Sebonack’s challenging conditions of strong winds and tricky greens.