March 4, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
The No. 28 Florida State women’s golf team travels to Gainesville during spring break to take on 17 universities in the 39th Annual Lady Gator Invitational at the Mark Bostic Golf Course at the University of Florida March 6-7. The Seminoles have finished in the top five of their first two spring tournaments with a third place finish at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic and a fourth place finish at the Kinderlou Forest Challenge. Florida State finished in second place in the team standings at the Lady Gator Invitational in 2010.
THE 2011 LADY GATOR INVITATIONAL FIELD
No. 28 Florida State is joined by No. 11 Iowa State, No. 22 Arkansas, Augusta State, Chattanooga, Coastal Carolina, Colorado, Florida, Georgia State, James Madison, Kent State, Missouri, North Carolina Greensboro, Ohio State, Stetson, Texas Tech and UCF in the 39th Annual Lady Gator Invitational. The event will be played at the par 70, 6,002 yard Mark Bostic Course at the University of Florida. The course was originally designed in the 1920’s by renowned golf course architect Donald Ross and underwent a $4 million renovation in 2001. Michigan State won the team championship in 2010.
GREAT SUCCESS AT LADY GATOR INVIATIONAL
Sophomore Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) was the Seminoles’ leader with a career best tied for third place finish in leading Florida State to a second place finish at the Lady Gator Invitational during the spring of 2010. The Seminoles finished only three strokes behind Michigan State in the race for the team championship. Florida State has won the Lady Gator Invitational twice – 1980 and 1995 – and has had the individual champion wear the garnet and gold four times – most recently Kristin Tamulis in 2003.
THOMPSON LEADS SEMINOLES WITH BEST FINISH OF HER CAREER
Junior Hannah Thomson (Perth, Australia) finished in a career best tied for eighth place in the individual standings to lead the Florida State women’s golf team to a fourth place finish in the team standings at the Kinderlou Forest Challenge at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Course. The tied for eighth place finish in this event marked the second top 10 finish of Thomson’s career. She finished in a tie for 10th place in the Bryan National Collegiate during the spring of 2010.
SALINAS HONORED AS ACC WOMEN’S CO-GOLFER OF THE MONTH
Junior Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru) was honored as the ACC women’s co-golfer of the month of February. That marks the first time in school history a Seminole women’s golfer has been honored as the ACC player of the month. Salinas tied her career best collegiate finish and earned her best finish as a Seminole as she finished in second place at the Puerto Rico Classic. Salinas earned career best scores for a single rounds score of 69 in her final round and three round score of 213. She helped Florida State to a third place team finish in the event as the Seminoles defeated five top 25 ranked teams.
DID YOU NOLE
Jessica Negron carded a double eagle on her final hole during her second round of the Kinderlou Forest Challenge and shot two under par for the day…with her 10th place individual finish at the Kinderlou Forest Challenge, Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) is the current team leader on the Seminole team with 10 career top 10 finishes…Hannah Thomson carded an eagle on her final hole of the first round of the Kinderlou Forest Challenge and was in a tie for first place in the individual standings after the first round of the tournament…junior Whitney Wenglasz (Oldsmar, Fla.) played in the Kinderlou Forest Challenge as an individual – it was her first appearance for the Seminoles since playing as a member of the starting five in the 2009 NCAA Central Regional Championship.
SEMINOLE WOMEN'S GOLF STATISTICS (Fall 2010/Spring 2011) Name Tourn. Rds Par -75 Low Stks Avg. Maria Salinas 4 12 6 10 69 882 73.50 Jessica Negron 5 14 5 9 69 1,043 74.50 Macarena Silva 4 12 3 6 72 904 75.33 Hannah Thomson 5 15 2 6 71 1,137 75.80 Andrea Kaelin 4 12 1 3 72 938 78.17 Mary Beth Ramsay 2 6 1 1 73 481 80.17 Whitney Wenglasz 3 9 0 0 76 738 82.00