Aug. 12, 2010
CHARLOTTE, N.C. –
Florida State University sophomore golfer Jessica Negron fell in the first round of match play, 1 up to Kristen Park, at the 110th Women’s Amateur Championship at the Charlotte Country Club. Negron was one of 64 golfers in the initial 154 player field that advanced through stroke play and into match play in her first career appearance in the third oldest event in the sport of golf in the United States.
Negron and Park played a tight match for the entire 18 holes with the Florida State sophomore holding a 2 up lead after the fourth hole. Park, though, won both the fifth and sixth holes to even the match before Negron took the lead back on the 10th hole. Park roared ahead by two holes in winning both the 12th and 13th holes before Negron once again tied the match by winning the 14th and 16th holes.
Park grabbed the lead back as she won the 17th hole to earn her winning margin. The two players tied the 18th and final hole and Park earned the win and advanced to the second round of match play.
Negron was either the match leader or the event was tied in 12 of the 18 holes played.
Negron is set to return for her sophomore season at Florida State as classes begin on August 23. She will begin her second season as a member of the nationally ranked Seminole women’s golf team at the Cougar Classic Sept. 12-14 in Charleston, S.C. Negron finished in a tie for 16th place in the individual standings in helping the Seminoles to a second place finish in the team standings at the 2009 Cougar Classic. It was Negron’s first collegiate event in what became one of the most successful seasons in the history of the Seminole women’s golf program.