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Seminoles Play Host To Chrysler Challenge Oct. 28-30

Oct. 27, 2005

The Florida State women’s golf team plays host to the jewel of its schedule, the Chrysler Challenge, at Raven Course at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Sandestin, Fla. The 54-hole, three round event is scheduled for Oct. 28-30. The event, known as the Chrysler ACC/SEC Challenge from 2000-04, matches seven of the top women’s golf teams from the Southeastern United States at one of the top resorts and courses in the state of Florida.

Florida State is joined by Alabama, Florida, Louisiana State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and South Carolina in the 2005 Chrysler Challenge. Florida, ranked 20th nationally, is the highest ranked team in the field. The Gators are followed by No. 35 Louisiana State, No. 42 South Carolina, No. 54 Mississippi State and No. 58 Florida State in the national rankings. Florida’s Mallory Blackwelder, who is the 20th ranked individual in the national rankings, is the highest ranked individual in the field. Amanda Mathis of Mississippi State, who is ranked 27th nationally, and Jenny Suh of Alabama, who is ranked 44th nationally, are also ranked among the nation’s top 50 individuals. The Raven Course is a par 71, 5,937 yard course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The course is framed by water on 11 of the 11 holes and was named as the best new course in the state of Florida in 200 by Florida Golf News and Golf Magazine. The course was also rated as the No. 1 course in Northwest Florida by Florida Golf News in 2003.

Sparked by a single-round tournament record of 62 from Liz Janangelo, Duke defeated Auburn by one stroke at the Chrysler ACC/SEC Challenge to capture the 2004 tournament championship. The host Florida State Seminoles finished tied with North Carolina for eighth place with a three-day score of 905. Going into the final round, the Tigers held a commanding 15-stroke lead over the Blue Devils after a record-setting 271 during the third round. Duke responded on Sunday with a 278 during the final 18 holes and Auburn shot its highest loop of the tournament, 294, to give the Blue Devils the team title. Taking individual medalist honors was the Tigers’ Diana Ramage as she posted a three-day 206 (70-64-72). Janangelo tied Mississippi State’s Beth Irvin for second at 210. Florida State’s low total came from Jaclyn Burch as she fired a 54-hole total of 220 to tie for 15th.

Buoyed by a pair of top-20 individual finishes by sophomore Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) and senior Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden), the Florida State women’s golf team finished in a tie for ninth place in the team standings at the Lady Tar Heel Invitational. No. 1 ranked Duke won its ninth consecutive Lady Tar Heel Invitational title as the Blue Devils outdistanced second-place Auburn by 21 strokes. Brummett led the Seminoles throughout the event and finished with three single round scores of 75 or better. She carded a one-over par 73 in the first round and finished with identical scores of 75 in the second and third rounds. Brummett’s 223 total allowed her to earn her third career top-25 finish. Larsson also performed well during the event and finished with a 225 total – good for the 11th top-20 individual finish of her career. She played her best golf of the tournament in the second round as she carded a season’s-best one over par score of 73.

Junior Jaclyn Burch (Wildwood, Mo.) has tied her single-round career-best of 72 twice during the first two tournaments of the fall season. She carded a 72 in the second round of both the Cougar Classic and the Tar Heel Invitational.

Name Tourn. Rds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.

Caroline Larsson 2 6 0 2 73 455 75.83
Whitney Brummett 2 6 0 3 73 458 76.33
Jaclyn Burch 2 6 2 2 72 460 76.67
Whitney Wright 2 6 0 1 73 475 79.17
Kayla Shaul 1 3 0 0 80 245 81.67
Lauren Cousart 1 3 0 0 81 251 83.66
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