April 14, 2007
CHARLOTTE, N.C. –
Florida State All-American Caroline Westrup maintained her individual lead and the Seminole women’s golf team held its second place team standing after two rounds of the 19th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Golf Tournament at the Carmel Country Club. Westrup carded a two-under par 70 in the second round and leads Duke’s Amanda Blumenhurst by two strokes as two of the top players in college golf battle for conference supremacy.
No. 1 ranked Duke holds a commanding 21 stroke lead over Florida State as the Blue Devils have put themselves in place to win their 12th consecutive ACC women’s golf championship. They have won the event each year since 1996. The Seminoles lead third place Wake Forest by one stroke and fourth place Virginia by seven strokes.
Westrup begins play in Sunday’s final round looking to become the first Seminole player to win the individual ACC championship. A pair of Seminoles — Tiffany Faucette (1995) and Mary Lee Cobick (1992) — have earned the Seminoles’ top individual finishes of second place in the event since Florida State joined the league for the 1992 season. The Seminoles are looking to tie the best team finish in school history after finishing as the ACC runners-up in 1992, 1995 and 1999.
Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) has a two-round total of 136 after carding a two-under par 70 in the second round. She was even-par on the front nine with two bogies and two-under on the back nine with three birdies and only one bogie. Westrup played her final eight holes of the afternoon at three under to maintain the individual lead. She has played 32 of her first 36 holes of the tournament at par or better with 12 birdies and only four bogies.
Sophomore Lauren Cousart (Athens, Ga.) played the second-best round of the afternoon for the Seminoles as she turned in a four-over par score of 76. She is in a tie for 23rd place in the individual standings. Cousart increased her birdie total from one to two and lowered her bogie total from six to five in the second round. She has a two-day total of 155.
Junior Whitney Wright (Rockingham, N.C.) continued to play well in her home state and is in a tie for 13th place in the individual standings after the first 36 holes. She carded a five-over par 77 and is within two strokes of moving into the top 10 in the individual standings. Junior Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) and senior Kayla Shaul (Cumming, Ga.) are in a tie for 20th place in the individual standing with identical two round scores of 154.
The 54-hole event continues through Sunday. Pending weather conditions, tee times begin at 8:30 as Maryland, Miami and Boston College begin play. North Carolina, NC State and Virginia go off at 9:20 while Duke, Florida State and Wake Forest will begin play at 10:10.
19th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championships/Par 72/Second Round FSU Results Carmel Country Club/Charlotte, N.C./April 13-15, 2007 2/9. Florida State 290 302 592 1. Caroline Westrup 66 70 136 T13. Whitney Wright 74 77 151 T20. Whitney Brummett 75 79 154 T20. Kayla Shaul 75 79 154 T23. Lauren Cousart 79 76 155
19th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championships/Par 72/Second Round Team Results Carmel Country Club/Charlotte, N.C./April 13-15, 2007 1. Duke 571 6. NC State 619 2. Florida State 592 7. Maryland 620 3. Wake Forest 593 8. Miami 640 4. Virginia 600 9. Boston College 674 5. North Carolina 606