February 25, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida State women’s golf team opens up the spring season with the Lady Gator Invitational in Gainesville, FL this weekend. The Lady Seminoles are coming off a fall season that saw them finish in the top six in every tournament. They opened the fall season with a second-place finish at the Lady Seminole Invitational, before wrapping up with a sixth-place finish at the Lady Paladin Invitational.
The Lady Seminoles are led by senior Amy Bond. Bond, an All-American candidate from Ocala, FL, with four top 20 finishes in the fall. Bond earned All-ACC honors following her junior year where she captured the Ryder-Florida State Championships.
The line-up for the Tribe will feature four seniors and one sophomore. Seniors Erika Iding, Amy Spooner and Sarah Capie join Bond in their final spring season. Sophomore Louise Wright is in her second year of competition with the Florida State program, playing in seven events last year.
The field for this weekend’s tournament: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Central Florida, Florida, Florida International, Florida State, Furman, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana State, Miami, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Rollins, South Carolina, South Florida, Stetson, Vanderbilt.
The men’s team travels to the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships at the Queen’s Harbour Country Club in Jacksonville, FL. The tournament is scheduled to begin play on Sunday and play will continue through Monday.
Mark Donaldson led the Seminoles for the second straight week after finishing tied for 27th at the San Juan Shoot-out last weekend. Donaldson posted rounds of 73-72-73 to finish in the middle of the pack.
This will be the last tournament before the Seminoles host the Seminole Classic at the Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee, FL.