March 21, 2008
ATHENS, Ga. –
Florida State University senior Whitney Brummett is the Seminoles’ leading golfer and the Seminoles are in a tie for 15th place in the team standings after the first round of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia Golf Course. Brummett carded a five-over par 77 and is the Seminoles’ leading golfer after the first round for the second consecutive week.
Louisiana State, with two players in the top 12 of the individual standings, is in first place in the team standings. The Tigers hold a five stroke lead over Alabama, Georgia and Purdue who are all tied for second in the team standings. Megan McChrystal of LSU holds the individual lead as she carded a three-under par score of 69 in the first round. She holds a two stroke lead over Stephanie Connelly of UCF.
It was a very tough day on the course for each of the 18 teams and 96 golfers. Louisiana State leads the event and finished with a nine-over par score of 297. No. 1 ranked Duke, the overwhelming favorite to win the event, is in a tie for 10th in the individual standings and only three strokes ahead of the Seminoles who are ranked 29th nationally this week. In the individual standings, only three golfers finished blow par and more than half of the field finished with scores at 80 or higher.
Brummett (Eureka, Mo.), who is in a tie for 32nd place in the individual standings, was the Seminoles’ most consistent player in the first round as she carded a five-over par score of 77. She carded 12 holes of par or better with one birdie on the afternoon. Brummett earned seven holes of par on her back nine as she closed her day at two-over par on the back nine.
Play continues on Saturday and Sunday with tee times beginning at 9:00 a.m. Sunday’s final round will feature a shotgun start.
Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic/Par 72/First Round FSU Results University of Georgia Golf Course/Athens, Ga. T15/18. Florida State 317 T32. Whitney Brummett 77 T51. Lauren Cousart 80 T51. Whitney Wright 80 T51. Caroline Westrup 80 T68. Macarena Silva 81
Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic/Par 72/First Round FSU Results University of Georgia Golf Course/Athens, Ga. 1. Louisiana St. 297 T10. Duke 314 T2. Alabama 302 T10. Virginia 314 T2. Georgia 302 12. UCF 315 T2. Purdue 302 T13. South Carolina 315 T5. Kent State 303 T13. Vanderbilt 315 T5. Auburn 303 T15. Florida State 317 7. Arkansas 305 T15. Texas A&M 317 T8. Tennessee 309 17. Furman 318 T8. Wake Forest 309 18. Kentucky 339