May 13, 2006
BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. –
The Florida State women’s golf team will play in the NCAA Championship after finishing as one of the top eight teams in the NCAA East Regional Championship at Bryan Park. The Seminoles finished the three-round event with a team total of 878 (tied for fourth), were one of the top eight teams in the finial standings and qualified for the NCAA Championship for the eighth time in Debbie Dillman’s 15-year tenure as the Seminoles’ head coach.
Florida State will join the field of 24 teams and six individuals in the NCAA Championship May 23-26 at The Ohio State University. The Seminoles have finished in the top 20 at the NCAA Championship in two of the last three years.
Seminole freshman Caroline Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) shot a two-under par 70 in the final round and finished with a three-under par total of 213 for the 54-hole event. Westrup finished in a tied for third place in the individual standings only four strokes behind Marci Turner of regional champion Tennessee.
Junior Jaclyn Burch (Ellisville, Mo.) also played well for the Seminoles on the final day with a one-under par score of 70. She finished with a three-day total of 221 – her best tournament score of the spring season. Burch finished tied for 25th to earn the first top-25 regional finish of her career.
Senior Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) played well on the third day with a two over par score of 74. Her 223 total ranks as the second best regional score of her career. She finished tied for 35th place.
Larsson (two previous NCAA Championship appearances) and Burch (one previous NCAA Championship appearance) will lead the Seminoles into the 2006 NCAA Championship.
Sophomore Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) carded a 77 while junior Kayla Shaul (Cumming, Ga.) shot a 78 in the final round to help lead the Seminoles to their third NCAA Championship in the last four years.
NCAA East Regional//Par 72 Bryan Park Champions Course/Browns Summit, N.C./May 11-13, 2006 T4/21. Florida State 297 289 292 878 T3. Caroline Westrup 71 72 70 213 T25. Jaclyn Burch 75 75 71 221 T35. Caroline Larsson 77 72 74 223 T35. Whitney Brummett 76 70 77 223 T69. Kayla Shaul 75 75 78 228
NCAA Women's Golf East Regional/May 11-13, 2006/Par 72 Bryan Park Golf Course/Browns Summit, N.C./Third Round Florida State Results 1. Tennessee 864 2. Louisiana State 870 3. California 874 T4. Florida State 878 T4. Arizona State 878 6. Auburn 879 7. Wake Forest 883 T8. Virginia 887 T8. * Alabama 887 10. North Carolina 889 T11. Augusta State 891 T11. Vanderbilt 891 13. South Carolina 897 14. Maryland 898 15. College of Charleston 897 16. NC State 906 17. Furman 910 18. Campbell 911 19. East Carolina 916 20. Yale 919 21. Mississippi State 925 * Alabama won one-hole playoff to advance to advance to the NCAA Championship