July 13, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State University women’s golf team finished in 10th place in the final standings at the NCAA Division I Championship at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C. to earn the best national finish for the Seminoles since 1981 and the first top 10 finish in their history of playing in eight previous NCAA Tournaments. The Seminoles best national finish came in 1981 when they won the A.I.A.W. national championship. In earning their best NCAA Championship finals finish in school history, the Seminoles established a school record of fewest strokes (1,182) as they finished 16 strokes better than Florida State’s 2004 team which finished in a tie for 19th place. The Seminoles 10th place finish was three places better than their previous best 13th place finish at the NCAA Championship finals in 1999.
SEMINOLES’ SUCCESS AT THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
The Seminoles entered the national championship finals ranked 23rd nationally and finished ahead of eight teams ranked above them in the national rankings including No. 3 Auburn, No. 11 Stanford, No. 12 Tennessee, No. 13 Virginia, No. 14 Pepperdine, No. 17 New Mexico and No. 18 TCU. Florida State was the second highest finishing ACC team in the event as it finished two strokes ahead of Virginia and only three strokes behind Duke.
FORIDA STATE RANKED 14TH IN FINAL NATIONAL RANKINGS
Florida State is ranked 14th in the final national rankings by GolfStat and 22nd in the final national rankings by GolfWeek. The Seminoles began the season unranked in both polls, but entered both after their first two tournaments of the season – a second place finish at the Cougar Fall Classic and the team championship at the University of Kentucky Invitational.
SEMINOLES FINISH IN SIXTH PLACE AT CENTRAL REGIONAL
The Florida State women’s golf team finished in a tie for sixth place in the final standings at the 2010 NCAA Central Regional championship – a top eight finish that qualified them to play in the NCAA Championship finals. The Seminoles began the third round in 12th place, and three strokes outside of the cut line of the top eight teams that would advance to the finals. When the round was complete, they had surpassed six teams and earned themselves a spot in the championship finals for the first time since 2006, and the ninth time in school history.
AGNEW AND SILVA EARN ALL ACC HONORS
Senior Lacey Agnew and junior Macarena Silva were named to the 2010 All-ACC Women’s Golf Team as selected by the league’s nine head coaches and announced by the ACC office. It marks the first time both Agnew and Silva have been named to the All-ACC team and the 10th consecutive year at least one Florida State player has been named to the All-ACC Women’s Golf Team. The selection of both Agnew and Silva marks only the third time in school history and first time since 2004 that multiple Seminole players have been named to the All-ACC team in the same season.
SEMINOLE GOLF STATISTICS (COMBINED/FALL 09-SPRING 10) Name Tourn. Rds Par -75 Low Strks Avg. Macarena Silva 12 35 9 26 67 2,590 74.00 Jessica Negron 12 35 5 21 68 2,619 74.83 Maria Salinas 8 25 4 16 70 1,871 74.84 Lacey Agnew 12 35 10 14 65 2,628 75.09 Hannah Thomson 11 32 8 12 67 2,432 76.00 Mary Beth Ramsay 5 13 0 2 73 1,014 78.00 Jamie Kuhn 1 3 0 0 82 252 84.00