February 25, 2008 - by
Westrup Leads Seminole Women’s Golf Team In Second Round Of Lady Puerto Rico Classic

Feb. 25, 2008




RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico –
Florida State University junior All-American Caroline Westrup carded a one-over par 71 and remained in second place in the individual standings while the Seminole women’s golf team moved into seventh place in the team standings after two rounds of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic at the Coco Beach Golf and Country Club. Westrup, a two-time All-American, will battle Stacy Lewis of Arkansas, the defending NCAA Champion, for her fourth career individual championship when play in the third and final round begins Tuesday morning.

Kent State, which began play in the second round in a tie for eighth place in the team standings, shot a one-under par 287 and moved into first place with a two-day total of 586. The Golden Flash is one stroke ahead of Louisiana State and nine strokes ahead of seventh-place Florida State as the teams get set to play the final 18 holes. Lewis, who has a two-day total of 138, leads Westrup and Kira Meixner of Kent State by three strokes.

“We fought hard today and had a number of putts lip out on us,” said Assistant Coach Katie Quinney. “We are disappointed with our play but we are excited to get back out on the course tomorrow. The wind was down today but we had to adjust to the rain which fell during most of the round. The biggest factor in the event for us is the weather. We are going to be aggressive; we have to make our putts and get our momentum back in the final round. We are glad we have one more round to play because we all feel tomorrow will be a strong day for us.”

Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) carded her second consecutive stellar round as she finished with a 71 in Monday’s round. She finished with an even-par 70 in the first round and a one-over par 71 in the second round. Westrup trails Lewis, who has finished with scores of 68 and 70, by three strokes. In addition to playing for her fourth individual title, she is playing for her 12th career top five individual finish.

Freshman Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) was very consistent for the second consecutive round as she finished with her second straight score of 75. She has a two-day total of 150 and is only three strokes from moving into the top 10 and eight strokes from moving into the top five. Silva begins play in the third round looking for the first top-25 finish of her career.

Sophomore Lacey Agnew (Jonesboro, Ga.) carded her second consecutive score of 76 and is now in a tie for 41st place in the individual standings. Senior Whitney Wright (Rockingham, N.C.) is in a tie for 47th place while senior Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) is in a tie for 60th place in the individual standings.

The final round of the event will be played Tuesday. The Seminoles will play at the UCF Challenge on March 9-11 in their next event.

Lady Puerto Rico Classic/Coco Beach Golf and Country Club/Second Round Results
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico/Par 70/Feb. 24-26, 2008
7/18.   Florida State      296   299   595
T2.     Caroline Westrup   70    71    141
T25.    Macarena Silva     75    75    150
T41.    Lacey Agnew        76    76    152
T47.    Whitney Wright     76    77    153
T60.    Whitney Brummett   75    80    155

Lady Puerto Rico Classic/Coco Beach Golf and Country Club/Second Round Results
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico/Par 70/Feb. 24-26, 2008
1.   Kent State       586   T9.   Tennessee       599
2.   Louisiana State  587   T11.  Michigan        610
3.   Arkansas         589   T11.  UCF             610
4.   Alabama          590   13.   NC State        611
5.   TCU              593   14.   Oklahoma        612
6.   South Carolina   594   15.   Texas Tech      615
7.   Florida State    595   16.   Wisconsin       626
8.   Purdue           597   17.   Iowa State      628
T9.  Georgia          599   18.   Minnesota       641

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