February 26, 2011 - by
Noles Play At Kinderlou Forest

Feb. 26, 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
On the strength of its third place finish at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, the No. 28 ranked Florida State women’s golf team will play in its second tournament of the spring season as it travels to play in the Kinderlou Forest Challenge at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Course in Valdosta, Ga., Feb. 27-March 1, 2011. The tournament will be played over three days with 18 holes played each day. A total of 14 schools will play for the trophy in the second year of the event. Florida State defeated eight ranked teams including No. 6 Purdue, No. 10 Georgia, No. 16 Auburn and No. 17 Auburn at the season opening Lady Puerto Rico Classic and begins the Kinderlou Forest Challenge ranked No. 28 in the first GolfWorld/NGCA Division 1 poll of the spring season.

No. 28 Florida State is joined by No. 10 Georgia, Augusta State, Chattanooga, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Furman, Georgia State, Illinois, Kennesaw State, Texas Tech, UCF, Wisconsin and Western Carolina in the Kinderlou Forest Challenge at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club. The event will be played at the par 73, 6,265 yard Davis Love III designed course that opened in 2004. The course has been recognized as one of the best golf course in the South Georgia region of the United States. The course is also home to the South Georgia Classic hosted by the Nationwide Tour.

Florida State University junior Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru) finished in second place in the individual standings and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in third place in the team standings at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic at the Rio Del Mar Country Club in its first event of the spring season. Salinas tied her career best individual finish while the Seminoles earned their best finish of the year and earned their first top five finish under first year head coach Amy Bond. The Seminoles entered the event ranked 44th nationally by GolfStat and finished ahead of eight ranked teams.

Junior Maria Salinas carded a career best single round score of three under par 69 in the third and final round of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic. She finished the event with her career best three round total of 213. With two of her three scores coming under par she finished at three under par to mark not only a career low tournament score of 213 but she also finished under par for an entire tournament for the first time in her career.

Florida State has always been known for its efforts in giving back to the community and the women’s golf team has won The FSU Athletics Directors’ Cup for Community Service nine years in a row. Last fall head Coach Amy Bond wanted to continue a long standing tradition – Birdies For Brest Cancer. Every time one of the Seminole golfers makes a birdie a quarter goes to breast cancer. The entire team is very passionate about this project. The Seminoles have made 90 birdies during their first five events of the 2010-11 fall and spring seasons.

Junior Maria Salinas has the scored three of the top four best individual finishes for the 2010-11 season…Florida State’s best team rounds have come in the second round in three of its first four events of the season…Hannah Thompson (Perth, Australia) recorded her best round of the year – a 72 in the third round of the Puerto Rico Classic…Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) finished in the top 30 of the individual standings in 11 of her 13 career events… Senior Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) finished in 10th place as an individual last year at the Kinderlou Challenge – the Seminoles’ highest finish in the event.

Name                Tourn.   Rds   Par   -75   Low   Stks   Avg.
Maria Salinas       3        9     5     9     69    652    72.44
Jessica Negron      4        11    4     8     69    816    74.18
Macarena Silva      3        9     2     5     72    677    75.22
Hannah Thomson      4        12    1     5     72    911    75.91
Andrea Kaelin       3        9     1     3     72    695    77.22
Mary Beth Ramsay    1        3     0     0     82    251    83.67
Whitney Wenglasz    2        6     0     0     80    503    83.83

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