March 25, 2011 - by
Salinas Leads Noles

March 25, 2011

Florida State junior Maria Salinas shot a 75 and is in a tie for 27th place in the individual standings and the Seminole women’s golf team is in 13th place in the team standings after the first round of the Bryan National Collegiate on the Bryan Park Champions Course. The Seminoles are in a tightly bunched team race that has them only three strokes from moving into the top 10 and only seven strokes from moving into the top five as they play for their third consecutive top five team finish this spring.

Tennessee leads a contingent of eight top 25 ranked teams who playing in the event. The Volunteers, ranked 16th in the nation by Golfstat, are in first place in the team standing with an 11 stroke lead over second placed and No. 17 ranked Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons lead four ACC teams who are currently in the top six of the team standings. Erica Popson of Tennessee and Michelle Shin of Wake Forest are tied for first in the individual standings with identical scores of 70. Only three of the 90 golfers in the field played under par golf in the first round.

Salinas (Lima, Peru) played a consistent round of golf with two birdies and 12 holes of par in finishing with a three over par 75. She was one under pr over her final five holes and was only one over par over his final 13 holes of the round.

Sophomore Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) also played well and is in a tie for 33rd place with a four over par score of 76. She, too, finished with two birdies and finished with 12 holes at par or better during the round.

Florida State will play in the second round on Saturday beginning at 8:20. They are paired with UNC Greensboro and NC State. The event will conclude after a third round of 18 holes on Sunday.

Bryan National Collegiate/Mar. 25, 2011/First Round Florida State Results
Bryan Park Champions Course/Brown Summit, N.C./Par 72
13/17.   Florida State       308
T27.     Marias Salinas      75
T33.     Jessica Negron      76
T42.     Hannah Thomson      77
T65.     Macarena Silva      80
T65.     Mary Beth Ramsay    80

Bryan National Collegiate/Mar. 25, 2011/First Round Team Results
Bryan Park Champions Course/Brown Summit, N.C./Par 72
1.   Tennessee         288   T9.   Michigan State         305
2    Wake Forest       299   11.   Ohio State             306
3.   North Carolina    295   12.   Northwestern           307
4.   Virginia          296   13.   Florida State          308
5.   Vanderbilt        299   14.   UNC Greensboro         311
6.   Duke              301   15.   NC State               311
7.   Louisville        303   16.   UNC Wilmington         311
8.   Washington        304   17.   College of Charleston  321
T9.  South Carolina    305

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