March 25, 2007
ATHENS, Ga. –
Florida State sophomore All-America Caroline Westrup shot an even par 71 in the final round but was unable to repeat as tournament champion as she finished tied for third in the individual standings in leading the No. 25 ranked Seminoles to a 10th place team finish at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia Golf Course. Westrup completed the event one stroke behind Maria Hernandez of Purdue and Leah Wigger of Virginia who finished tied for medalist honors with scores of 215 – one stroke ahead of Westrup’s 216 total for the 54-hole event.
Westrup, the nation’s No. 2 ranked individual player, made a strong run at individual medalist honors during the final round. She played her final 12 holes of the tournament at three under par but fell one stroke shy of catching Hernandez and Wigger. Wigger defeated Hernandez on the first playoff hole by one stroke to claim medalist honors. Auburn led the team race wire-to-wire to win the championship. The Tigers won the championship by 11 strokes.
Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) began to roll and looked like she would overtake the individual leaders after playing her first six holes of the day at three over par. She closed the round with four birdies, seven holes at par and only one bogie to finish with a tournament best 71. Hernandez the played the final round at one under while Wigger was even par over the final 18 holes to hold off the charging Westrup. Westrup has now earned an individual championship and two third place finishes in her last three events.
Junior Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) played her best round of the spring season as she carded a one-over par 72 in the final round. She improved he score during both of the final two rounds with scores of 77 and 72 after opening the event with a 79. Brummett finished tied for 33rd in the individual standings. Junior Whitney Wright (Rockingham, N.C.) also played well over the final 18 holes with a three-over par score of 74. Her scores also improved over the final two days of the event after an opening round 83.
The Seminoles’ next event is scheduled for April 6-7-8 at the Bryan National Collegiate at Browns Summit, N.C.
35th Annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic/Par 71/Final FSU Results University of Georgia Golf Course/March 23-25, 2007 10/18. Florida State 312 302 296 910 T3. Caroline Westrup 72 73 71 216 T33. Whitney Brummett 79 77 72 228 T52. Lauren Cousart 78 76 79 233 T56. Whitney Wright 83 78 74 235 T71. Jaclyn Burch 84 76 80 240 90. Erica Gonzalez 79 79 90 253 * * played as an individual
35th Annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic/Par 71/Final Team Results University of Georgia Golf Course/March 23-25, 2007 1. Auburn 881 10. Florida State 910 2. Florida 892 11. Louisiana State 911 3. Arkansas 897 12. Michigan State 916 4. Alabama 898 T13. Central Florida 927 5. Purdue 902 T13. Kent State 927 6. Virginia 905 15. Mississippi State 933 7. Wake Forest 906 16. Furman 937 8. Georgia 907 17. Georgia State 960 9. South Carolina 909 18. Augusta State 965