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Westrup Leads Seminoles To Fifth Place Finish At ACC Women’s Golf Championship

April 16, 2006




PINEHURST, N.C. –
Florida State freshman Caroline Westrup finished in fourth place in the individual standings and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in fifth place in the team standings at the 18th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championship at Pinehurst No. 8. Westrup carded an even-par 72 in the final round to earn the top individual placing by a Seminole player since Kristin Tamulis finished tied for fourth in 2004.

Duke won its 11th consecutive championship as it led the event wire-to-wire and defeated second place Virginia by 19 strokes. The Blue Devils have won the event each year since 1996. Virginia finished second and was followed by Wake Forest in third, Maryland in fourth and the Seminoles in fifth place. Duke’s Amanda Blumenherst, a freshman, earned individual medalist honors as she defeated Leah Wigger of Virginia by seven strokes. She won the event with a three-day total of four-under par 212.

Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) rebounded from a disappointing second round to card and even-par 72 over the final 18 holes of the tournament. She played each of her first 10 holes of the day at par and finished with two birdies and two bogies over her final eight holes. Westrup carded four birdies and 11 bogies during the 54 holes of her first ACC Championship to finish at seven-over par. She has now finished in the top four of each of her last four events and four of the five events she has played in this spring.

Sophomore Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) earned her second consecutive top-15 finish as she carded a 76 in the final round for a total of 231 and a tied for 15th placing in the individual standings. She carded a pair of 76’s (first and third rounds) and helped the Seminoles have three golfers finish in the top 15 of the individual standings. Brummett finished tied with Seminole junior Jaclyn Burch (Wildwood, Mo.) who earned her second career top-15 finish in her third career ACC Championship. Burch finished with a 237 total after carding scores of 75 and 73 in the first and second rounds.

Senior Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden), who played in her school-record tying fourth ACC Championship, finished tied for 32nd while sophomore Whitney Wright (Rockingham, N.C.) finished tied for 40th.

Florida State will now await an invitation to the NCAA Regional Championship field which will be announced on May 1. Between now and the announcement of the NCAA teams, the Seminoles will finish their semester course work and take their final exams. Larsson has already completed her degree requirements for her bachelor’s degree in psychology and will walk with her class in commencement exercises on April 29.

18th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Golf Championship/Par 72
Pinehurst No. 8/Pinehurst Golf Resort/April 14-16, 2006/Final Florida State Results
5/9.   Florida State      302   307   309   918
4.     Caroline Westrup   72    79    72    223
T15.   Whitney Brummett   76    79    76    231
T15.   Jaclyn Burch       75    73    83    231
T32.   Caroline Larsson   79    78    80    237
40.    Whitney Wright     88    77    81    246

18th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Golf Championship/Par 72
Pinehurst No. 8/Pinehurst Golf Resort/April 14-16, 2006/Final Team Results
1.   Duke            885   6.   NC State          920
2.   Virginia        904   7.   North Carolina    928
3.   Wake Forest     914   8.   Miami             933
4.   Maryland        917   9.   Boston College    967
5.   Florida State   918

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