June 19, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
The Florida State women’s golf team played in its sixth consecutive NCAA Championship tournament, finished its season ranked No. 29 in both of the major polls by GolfStat and GolfWeek Magazine and finished in fifth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship in 2010-11 under first year head coach Amy Bond. The Seminoles finished in a tie for eighth place in the team standings at the NCAA East Regional Championship and were represented in the NCAA Championship finals by sophomore Jessica Negron. Negron finished in a tie for 45th place in the individual standings at the championship finals. Junior Maria Salinas earned All-American Honorable Mention, Regional All-American and All-ACC honors while sophomore Jessica Negron earned Regional All-American honors. The Seminoles earned a second place finish at the Lady Gator Invitational as well as four top five team finishes and seven top 10 team finishes.
SEMINOLES FINISH IN EIGHTH PLACE AT NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Florida State fell in a one hole playoff to Vanderbilt and was denied a spot in the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship finals at the NCAA East Regional Championship on the Legends Course at LPGA International. In the one hole sudden victory playoff, the Seminoles scored three pars (Jessica Negron, Macarena Silva and Maria Salinas) and two bogeys while the Commodores scored four pars and only one bogey to advance to the NCAA Championship finals. It marked the second time in the last four seasons that the Seminoles saw their hopes of advancing to the NCAA Championship finals dashed in a one hole playoff. The Seminoles were defeated in a one-hole playoff by LSU at the University of Texas Golf Course in 2008.
SALINAS EARNS HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
Junior Maria Salinas earned All-American Honorable Mention honors as selected by the editors of GolfWeek Magazine. It marked the first time in her career she earned All-American honors as she averaged a career low and team leading 74.00 strokes in 27 rounds in nine tournaments. Salinas was one of 20 players selected to earn honorable mention honors following the selection of the 10 member All-American First, Second and Third team selections. She was one of nine players from the ACC to earn All-American honors with one First Team selection (Lindy Duncan of Duke), one Second Team selection (Brittany Altomare of Virginia) and three Third Team selections (Natalie Sheary, Cheyenne Woods and Michele Shin of Wake Forest) coming from the conference generally recognized as the top conference for women’s golf in the nation. Salinas was one of four golfers to earn All-American Honorable Mention honors from the ACC.
NEGRON AND SALINAS EARN REGIONAL ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
Sophomore Jessica Negron and junior Maria Salinas were honored for their performances at the 2011 NCAA East Regional Championships and earned regional All-American honors as voted on by the National Golf Coaches’ Association of American (NGCA). Negron finished in a tie for third place and Salinas in a tie for sixth place at the NCAA East Regional Championship on the Legends Course at LPGA International, May 5-7. With two selections to the all-region team, the Seminoles were tied with the most selections to the team with regional champion Alabama. The Seminoles and Alabama were the only two teams in the regional championship to have multiple players finish in the top 10 of the individual standings.
SALINAS EARNS ALL-ACC HONORS
Junior Maria Salinas was named to the All-ACC Women’s Golf team as voted on by the leagues nine head coaches. It marks the first time Salinas has earned All-ACC honors and the 11th consecutive season that at least one Seminole player has been named to the all conference team.
SEMINOLE WOMEN'S GOLF STATISTICS (Fall 2010/Spring 2011) Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg. Maria Salinas 9 27 8 17 69 1,998 74.00 Hannah Thomson 10 30 8 13 69 2,263 75.43 Jessica Negron 11 33 7 17 69 2,497 75.67 Macarena Silva 9 27 3 13 72 2,047 75.81 Andrea Kaelin 8 24 1 5 72 1,907 79.46 Mary Beth Ramsay 3 9 1 1 73 736 81.78 Whitney Wenglasz 3 9 0 0 76 738 82.00