May 23, 2006
COLUMBUS, Oh. –
Florida State senior Caroline Larsson shot an even par score of 72 and is in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings and the No. 24 Seminole women’s golf team is tied for 15th in the team standings after the first day of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships on the Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University. Larsson is only four strokes behind Pepperdine’s Elaine Vargas who carded a four-under par 68. The Seminoles are only four strokes out of the top 10 and only 14 strokes behind Southern California — the overall team leader.
Southern Cal – the No. 3 ranked team in the nation entering the championship – finished with a three-over par score of 291. The Trojans lead No. 4 ranked Arizona State by one stroke and No. 11 Florida by two strokes. No. 1 ranked Duke is tied for fifth heading into Wednesday’s second round and is six strokes behind Southern Cal. Vargas leads Florida’s Tiffany Chudy by one stroke in the race for the individual championship.
Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) was even par on both sides of the course as she continued to play well for the Seminoles in the post season. She carded four birdies, 10 holes of par or better and only four bogies. Larsson bogied the final hole of the day to move to par; otherwise she would have finished with the second under-par score of her career in three NCAA Championship appearances. In her last three rounds (two in the NCAA East Regional Championship and one in the first round of the NCAA Championship) Larsson is a total of two over par with two scores of 72 and one of 74.
Larsson became the first player in school history to play in three NCAA Championship finals when she began play in Tuesday’s first round. She also played in the NCAA Championship in 2003 and 2004.
Florida State also counted scores of four-over par 76 by Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo,), six-over par 78 by freshman Caroline Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) and a 79 by Jaclyn Burch (Ellisville, Mo.). Junior Kayla Shaul (Cumming, Ga.) finished with an 80.
NCAA Division I Women's Championship/Par 72/May 18-23, 2006 Scarlet Course/The Ohio State University/Columbus, Ohio T15/24. Florida State 305 T7. Caroline Larsson 72 T46. Whitney Brummett 76 T86. Caroline Westrup 78 T100. Jaclyn Burch 79 T107. Kayla Shaul 80
NCAA Division I Women's Championship/Par 72/May 18-23, 2006 Scarlet Course/The Ohio State University/Columbus, Ohio 1. Southern Cal 291 13. Texas A&M 302 2. Arizona State 292 14. Tennessee 303 3. Florida 293 T15. Washington 305 4. Arizona 296 T15. California 305 T5. Wake Forest 297 T15. Florida State 305 T5. Duke 297 18. Georgia 306 7. Louisiana State 299 T19. Stanford 307 8. Arkansas 299 T19. Alabama 307 T9. Purdue 301 T21. Oklahoma State 311 T9. UCLA 301 T21. Nebraska 311 T9. Auburn 301 23. Kent State 312 T9. Pepperdine 301 24. UNLV 313