Florida State Women's Golf - 2010 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Golf - 2010 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Kate Golden, Head Coach
Leigh Ann Mills, Assistant Coach

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2009-10 Women's Golf


From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Golden Named Interim Golf Coach.

Kate Golden has been named the interim women;'s golf coach at Florida State.

Feb. 25, 2010

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Kate Golden, a 14-year LPGA Professional who won the 2001 LPGA State Farm Classic, has been named the Interim Women's Golf Coach at Florida State as announced by FSU Director Athletics Randy Spetman. Golden competed in over 30 LPGA major championships and earned more than $1 million during the 2003 season.

"This is a great opportunity for me," said Golden. "Florida State is a great place to be and it's a great fit for me. I jumped head first into this opportunity and I'm extremely excited to be at Florida State. Everything I have seen and been a part of has been great. Trey Jones and Chris Malloy are going to be great to work with and I am going to learn a lot from them. I'm excited to play this weekend and to help bring some trophies to the golf facility at Florida State."

Still touring professionally on the LPGA, Golden comes to Florida State from the University of Houston where she was a volunteer assistant coach for the Cougar men's golf team.

"I am excited to have the opportunity to work with Kate and watch our women's team continue to develop," said Jones. "I believe we need talented people to lead our talented golfers and Kate is an excellent fit to lead our program at this time."

During her LPGA career, Golden has earned eight top five finishes and 14 top 10 finishes. In winning the State Farm Classic in 2001, she established a tournament record with a 21-under par score over the four day event.

"Kate is a rising star in women's coaching," said Jones. "It does not take spending much time with her to realize that she has inherent and learned skills that will be invaluable to our team."

Golden graduated from the University of Texas in 1989 and was a four-year member of the Longhorns' golf team. She earned All-America second team honors in 1989 and was a three-time All-Southwest Conference First Team selection (1987-89). Golden was named to the Southwest Conference All Decade team for the 1980's and won three collegiate events during her career.

A former member of the LPGA Board of Directors and the LPGA Player Committee Players', Golden is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Golfers against Cancer, a charitable organization made up largely of LPGA players.

"Kate is a tremendous addition to our coaching staff at Florida State," said Jones. "She will be an integral part of our staff and will work closely with me and men's assistant coach Chris Malloy to form a very knowledgeable staff for our women's golf team."

Golden will coach the Seminole women at The Challenge at Kinderlou Forest at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Course in Valdosta, Ga., March 1-2.


2010 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Andrea Kaelin, 5-2, Fleming Island

Gen King, 5-7, Tampa

Jessica Negron, 5-5, Ocala

Mary Beth Ramsay, 5-3, Orlando

Maria Salinas, 5-2, Lima, Peru


2010 Roster - By Name

L
T                                  PY
R Name                  Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* Lacey Agnew           5-6   Sr   ***  Jonesboro, GA (Woodward Academy)
  Andrea Kaelin         5-2   Jr        Fleming Island (Fleming Island/Redlands Community College)
  Gen King              5-7   Fr        Tampa (Plant)
  Jamie Kuhn            5-4   Sr        Miami (Miami Palmetto)
* Jessica Negron        5-5   Fr        Ocala (West Port)
* Mary Beth Ramsay      5-3   Fr        Orlando (Lake Highland Prep)
* Maria Salinas         5-2   So        Lima, Peru (Markham/Tennessee-Chattanooga)
* Macarena Silva        5-5   Jr   **   Santiago, Chile (Athletic Study Center)
* Hannah Thomson        5-6   So   *    Perth, Australia (Saint Mary's Anglican Girls')
  Whitney Wenglasz      5-10  So   *    Oldsmar (East Lake)

2010 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
09/14
Ref
N
COUGAR FALL CLASSIC
September 13-14, 2009, Hanahan, SC
2nd Place
09/27
Ref
N
LADY WILDCAT INVITATIONAL
September 25-27, 2009, Lexington, Ky
1st Place
10/05
Ref
N
EAT-A-PEACH COLLEGIATE
October 4-5, 2009, Macon, Ga
2nd Place
10/11
Ref
N
LADY TAR HEEL INVITATIONAL
October 9-11, 2009, Chapel Hill, NC
14th Place
02/09
Ref
N
LADY PUERTO RICO CLASSIC
February 7-9, 2010, Rio Grande, PR
6th Place
03/02
Ref
N
KINDERLOU FOREST CHALLENGE
March 1-2, 2010, Valdosta, Ga
10th Place
03/23
Ref
N
PINEHURST CHALLENGE
March 22-23, 2010, Pinehurst, NC
1st Place
04/04
Ref
N
BRYAN NATIONAL COLLEGIATE
April 2-4, 2010, Greensboro, NC
1st Place
04/11
Ref
N
LADY GATOR INVITATIONAL
April 10-11, 2010, Gainesville, Fl
2nd Place
04/18
Ref
N
ACC CHAMPIONSHIP
April 16-18, 2010, Greensboro, NC
4th Place
05/08
Ref
N
NCAA CENTRAL REGIONAL
May 6-8, 2010, Columbus, In
6th(t) Place
05/21
Ref
N
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
May 18-21, 2010, Wilmington, NC
10th Place
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS    0- 0     0- 0     0- 0     0- 0


2010 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  WAKE FOREST           869
 2  VIRGINIA              873
 3  DUKE                  874
 4  FLORIDA STATE         901
 5  NORTH CAROLINA        906
 6  MARYLAND              915
 7  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  927
 8  MIAMI                 965
 9  BOSTON COLLEGE        987

2010 EOY Stats

Name Tournaments Rounds Par Low Strokes Wins Top10 Ave ======================================================================== Macarena Silva 12 35 9 67 2,590 1 7 74.00 Maria Salinas 8 25 4 70 1,871 0 2 74.84 Jessica Negron 12 35 5 68 2,620 0 1 74.86 Lacey Agnew 12 35 10 65 2,627 1 5 75.06 Hannah Thomson 11 32 6 67 2,432 0 1 76.00 Mary Beth Ramsay 5 13 0 73 1,023 0 0 78.69 Jamie Kuhn 1 3 0 82 252 0 0 84.00

COUGAR FALL CLASSIC, 2nd place
09/14/2009, September 13-14, 2009, Hanahan, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Women's Golf Finishes Second.

Agnew leads Seminoles in first event of fall season.

HANAHAN, SC - The Florida State women's golf team finished in second place in the team standings and Seminole senior Lacey Agnew finished in second place in the individual standings as play in the Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall Golf Course came to a close today. With three of its five golfers finishing below par in the final round, the Seminoles finished only seven strokes behind team champion Georgia and ahead of ACC foes North Carolina (third), Maryland (ninth) and NC State (11th).

The finish for Florida State was its best since winning the championship at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic in the spring of 2008 while the runner-up individual placing marked a career-best finish for Agnew. The Seminoles carded the best team score of the final round - a six-under par 282 - to finish comfortably in second place. Florida State finished 12 strokes ahead of third-place North Carolina.

Agnew (Jonesboro, Ga.) finished with a career-best seven-under par score of 209 as she closed the event with a one over par 73. It was her first round over par during the three round event as she carded a 71 in the first round and a school record tying 65 in the second round. Agnew established career bests for single-round score (65), 36-hole score (136), three-round tournament score (209) and finish (second) as she played the best tournament of her four-year Seminole career. She finished only one stroke behind the individual winner Marta Silva Zamora of Georgia.

With three birdies and 11 holes of par during the final round, Agnew was masterful during the entire tournament. She nearly moved into a tie for first place over the final four holes with birdies on 15 and 18 but fell one hole short of the first individual championship of her career. She was solid through the 54-hole event as she was as many as seven strokes under par during the second round and never more than two strokes over during any time during the event.

"I felt like I was swinging my clubs really well this week," said Agnew. "I got off to a slow start yesterday but was able to finish well both days. I feel like I put myself in great positions all weekend by hitting the greens and I continued to drop putts.

"We really worked hard as a team this weekend," continued Agnew. "It was great to see everyone cheering for one another throughout the event. I'm really looking forward to helping us continue to improve as a team because I know we can have a great year. This is a great start for us and we just have to continue to work hard and get better."

Freshman Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) earned the best individual score of the final round as she carded a four-under par 68 to finish with a two-over par total of 218 and in a tie for 16th place. She earned six birdies in the third round including three over the course of her final seven holes to move to four-under par. Negron began the final round in a tie for 45th place and moved up 29 spots in the individual standings with her play in the final round.

Junior Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings with a three-round total of one-under par 215. She cared a two-under par 70 in the final round and was three under par over the final two rounds with a 71 in the second round and a 70 in the third round. Silva's finish marked her fourth top 15 individual finish in her last five events dating back to the spring of 2009.

Silva was under par for 17 of the 18 holes after earning a birdie on her second hole of the round. With four birdies during the round she moved to as many as three strokes under par before finishing with a two-under par score of 70.

Sophomore Hannah Thomson (Perth, Australia) also closed well as she shot a one-under par 71 in the final round. She, too, finished in a tie for 16th place with a two-over total of 218. Thomson established personal bests for single-round score (71), 36-hole score (147), tournament scored (218) and finish (tied for 16th). The finish was the first top 20 finish of her Seminole career.

"The team has worked hard and practiced hard so we are happy to see it pay off under pressure," said head coach Debbie Dillman. "We beat some really good teams this week and also feel like we left plenty of shots on the golf course. The (Florida State) men set the bar high by winning their first event. We came close to winning today as we made up six of the 12 shots we trailed Georgia by at the start of the day.

"I'm so proud of Lacey's performance," said Dillman. "It's exciting to see her break out her career best round at the start of her senior year. She handled the heat like a veteran and was a great anchor for our team. Our freshman also played exceptionally well. Mary Beth had two great opening rounds. Jessica had a great third round and had an eagle in her first round. Hannah and Maca played well and were solid throughout the tournament."

The Seminoles continue their fall season at the Lady Wildcat Invitational at the University of Kentucky Sept. 25-27.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Cougar Fall Classic/Sept. 13-14, 2009/Par 72 Yeamans Hall Golf Course                                                                                                                                   
Hanahan, S.C./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                                                        
1.   Georgia         850  10.   Charleston        891                                                                                                                                                   
2.   Florida State   857  11.   NC State          893                                                                                                                                                   
3.   North Carolina  869  12.   USF               896                                                                                                                                                   
4.   Tennessee       872  13.   UNC Greensboro    905                                                                                                                                                   
5.   Furman          873  14.   Ole Miss          910                                                                                                                                                   
6.   Wisconsin       878  15.   Mississippi St.   916                                                                                                                                                   
7.   Vanderbilt      881  16.   Miami             921                                                                                                                                                   
8.   Texas           886  17.   Richmond          935                                                                                                                                                   
9.   Maryland        887  18.   Charleston South  953                                                                                                                                                   
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Lacey Agnew                  2     71    65    73    209
Macarena Silva              10t    74    71    70    215
Jessica Negron              16t    75    75    68    218
Hannah Thomson              16t    73    74    71    218
Mary Beth Ramsay            51t    74    73    80    227

LADY WILDCAT INVITATIONAL, 1st place
09/27/2009, September 25-27, 2009, Lexington, Ky

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Silva Leads Golf To Title.

Seminoles win Kentucky Invitational championship.

LEXINGTON, KY - Florida State junior Macarena Silva won the first individual title of her collegiate career and led the No. 8 Seminole women's golf team to the championship of the University of Kentucky / Bettie Lou Fall Invitational on the Big Blue Course at the University Club of Kentucky. Silva finished with a career-low tying 36-hole total of 143 in the two-round tournament and finished in a tie for first place in the individual standings with Paula Hurtado of Florida International. Florida State finished in first place with a five-stroke victory over UCF.

The event was shortened to two rounds after Saturday's second round was cancelled because of heavy rain in the Lexington area.

The Seminoles, who are ranked No. 8 in this week's GolfWeek/Sagrain Power Rankings, led the event wire-to-wire in gaining their first team victory of the fall 2009 season and first since winning the spring 2008 LSU Invitational. The win was the 22nd of her Florida State coaching career for head coach Debbie Dillman.

"The two hardest things for a team to do are to win when you lead wire to wire and to win when you are expected to," said Dillman. "Golf is a funny game that way but these kids accomplished both tasks."

Silva (Santiago, Chile) took the lead in the first round and remained in first during the second round share medalist honors. She was one over par on both sides of the course with one birdie on the front side and two birdies on the back side. Silva overcame back-to-back holes with a bogey and a double bogey on holes 14 and 15 only to regain her composure and finish tied at the top of the individual standings. Hurtado played her final round at two-under par to move from a tie for fifth entering the final round into a tie with Florida State's Silva in the final standings.

Silva had moved out in front with birdies on holes 11 and 13 to move to one-under par. She closed the event with three consecutive holes at par to claim her first co-championship as a Seminole.

"Playing in this tournament was a great learning experience for the young players and a great confidence boost for all of our players," said Dillman. "I was really proud of Maca, who went wire to wire and made some clutch putts coming in."

Senior Lacey Agnew (Jonesboro, Ga.) finished in fifth place in the individual standings as she carded a two-under par 71 in the final round to finish with a 146 total for the 36 holes played. After earning scores of par on her first two holes, she quickly went low with a birdie and an eagle on holes four and five to move under par - where she stayed for the remainder of the round. She was as many as four strokes under par in earning her second score in the 60's in as many events. Agnew carded a career-best 65 in the second round of the season-opening Cougar Classic.

Agnew has now gained two consecutive top five placings after finishing in second place in the individual standings at the Cougar Classic. Agnew has now gained the first two top five finishes of her career in the first two tournaments of her senior season.

Sophomore Hannah Thomson (Perth, Australia) shot a 72 in the final round and finished in 13th place with a two-round total of 148. She carded four birdies in the round which allowed her to finish with a score of 72 or better for the second time in three rounds. Thomson closed the Cougar Classic with a career-low score of 71.

Freshman Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) earned the second top 20 finish of her career with a tied for 19th place standing in the individual standings. She carded identical scores of 75 to finish with a total of 150. She has now carded scores of 75 or better in each of the first five rounds of her collegiate career including a career best 68 in the third round of the Cougar Classic. Freshman Mary Beth Ramsay (Orlando, Fla.) earned the best finish of her two tournament Seminole career with a tied for 45th placing.

The Seminoles travel to play at the Eat-A-Peach Invitational in Macon, Ga. Oct. 4-5 in their third of four fall events.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
University of Kentucky - Bettie Lou Evans Fall Invitational/Sept. 25-27, 2009                                                                                                                           
University Club of Kentucky/Lexington, Ky./Par 72/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                    
1.   Florida State         587   T8.   M. Tennessee St.    612                                                                                                                                          
2.   UCF                   592   T10.  Mississippi State   614                                                                                                                                          
T3.  Chattanooga           598   T10.  Augusta State       614                                                                                                                                          
T3.  Notre Dame            598   T10.  Kentucky (B)        614                                                                                                                                          
5.   Kennesaw State        601   13.   Miami               619                                                                                                                                          
6.   Coastal Carolina      607   14.   Kentucky (A)        621                                                                                                                                          
7.   Texas State           608   15.   Princeton           629                                                                                                                                          
T8.  Fla. International    612                                                                                                                                                                          
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  =====
Macarena Silva               1t    70    73    143
Lacey Agnew                  5     77    69    146
Hannah Thomson              13     76    72    148
Jessica Negron              19t    75    75    150
Mary Beth Ramsay            46t    78    79    157

EAT-A-PEACH COLLEGIATE, 2nd place
10/05/2009, October 4-5, 2009, Macon, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Women's Golf 2nd At Eat A Peach.

Agnew and Silva led Seminoles with top eight individual finishes.

MACON, GA - Led by eighth place individual finishes by senior Lacey Agnew and junior Macarena Silva the No. 19 ranked Florida State University women's golf team finished in a tie for second place at the Eat A Peach Collegiate at the Idle Hour Country Club. The finish was the third consecutive top two team finish for the Seminoles who won the University of Kentucky Invitational and finished in second place at the Cougar Classic to open the fall season. With Agnew and Silva earning top-10 finishes, the Seminoles were one of only three teams in the event which finished with two players in the top 10 of the individual standings.

No. 9 Georgia, the highest ranking team in the event according to the most recent GolfWeek/Sagarin Power Rankings, won the event with a one stroke victory over the Seminoles. The Bulldogs' Marta Silva Zamora won the individual championship as she carded consecutive scores of 70 to finish the 36-hole event with a four-under par total of 140.

Agnew (Jonesboro, Ga.) earned her third consecutive top-10 individual finish as she finished with a six-over par score of 150. She carded a 71 in the first round to mark the fourth time in seven rounds that she had played under par golf in three tournaments this season. Agnew finished in second place at the Cougar Classic, in fifth place at the Kentucky Invitational and in a tie for eighth in the Eat A Peach tournament. It marks the first time she has finished in the top 10 in three consecutive events during her entire career.

Silva (Santiago, Chile) carded scores of 73 and 77 to finish with her total of 150. Her tied for eighth place finish also marked the third consecutive time she finished in the top 10 of a tournament this fall. Silva won her first career individual championship at the Kentucky Invitational, finished in a tie for eighth at the Eat A Peach and completed the season-opening Cougar Classic in a tie for 10th place. It, too, marks the first time she has finished in the top 10 in the individual standings during her Florida State career.

Florida State was led on the final day by freshman Mary Beth Ramsay (Orlando, Fla.) who carded a four-over par score of 76 in the second round. Her score of 76 was her best since carding as career-best 73 in the second round of the season opening Cougar Classic. Ramsay finished in a career-best tie for 21st place in the individual standings to earn the first top 25 finish of her career. She has improved her finishes in both of her last two events after finishing in a tied for 51st place at the Cougar Classic as she finished in a tie for 46th place at the Kentucky Invitational and in a tie for 21st at the Eat A Peach Collegiate.

Freshman Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) finished in a tie for 17th place to earn her third consecutive top 20 individual finish. He finished in a tie for 16th place at both the Cougar Classic and in a tie for 16th place at the Kentucky Invitational. Sophomore Hannah Thomson (Perth, Australia) earned her third consecutive top-25 finish as she placed in a tie for 21st.

Florida State closes out its fall season as it plays at the Lady Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C., Oct. 9-11.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Eat A Peach Collegiate/Par 72/Oct. 4-5, 2009                                                                                                                                                            
Idle Hour Country Club/Macon, Ga./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                                    
1.    Georgia           599  7.    James Madison     616                                                                                                                                                
T2.   Florida State     600  8.    Kennesaw State    618                                                                                                                                                
      Furman            600  9.    Augusta State     626                                                                                                                                                
4.    Coastal Carolina  606  10.   Mercer            628                                                                                                                                                
5.    Georgia State     607  11.   Miami             631                                                                                                                                                
6.    UCF               608  12.   High Point        671                                                                                                                                                
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  =====
Lacey Agnew                  8t    71    79    150
Macarena Silva               8t    73    77    150
Jessica Negron              17t    71    81    152
Mary Beth Ramsay            21t    77    76    153
Hannah Thomson              21t    73    80    153

LADY TAR HEEL INVITATIONAL, 14th place
10/11/2009, October 9-11, 2009, Chapel Hill, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles 14th At Tar Heel.

Silva and Thomson leads Seminoles in final fall event.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Florida State junior Macarena Silva and sophomore Hannah Thompson finished in a tie for 21st place in the individual standings and the No. 19 Florida State women's golf team finished in 14th place in the team standings as play in the 34th Annual Tar Heel Invitational at Finley Golf Course at the University of North Carolina came to a close. The event was the final tournament of the fall season for the Seminoles who earned one team victory and three top-two team finishes in its four events since beginning play in September.

No. 3 Michigan State claimed the team victory with a 12 stroke victory over No. 2 Auburn. The Spartans led the event wire-to-wire in claiming the victory. Sara-Maude Juneau of Louisville won the individual championship with a 10-under par score of 206.

Silva (Santiago, Chile) led Florida State with a final round score of 75. She finished with three scores at 75 or better in the event with her best score of one-under par 71 coming in the first round. Silva was the only Seminole player to finish all three rounds of the Tar Heel Invitational with scores at 75 or better.

Thomson (Perth, Australia) closed out a stellar fall season as she carded scores of 70 and 74 in the first two rounds and closed with a 221 total for the three day event. She earned four top-25 finishes in the Seminoles' four events during the fall season.

Freshman Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) closed out her first season in strong fashion with scores of 75-76-76 for a 227 total. She earned three top 20 finishes in her first four collegiate tournaments as she finished in a tie for 16th place at the Cougar Classic, a tie for 17th in the Eat A Peach Collegiate and in a tie for 19th at the Kentucky Invitational.

Senior Lacey Agnew (Jonesboro, Ga.) and freshman Mary Beth Ramsay (Orlando, Fla.) also competed in the event for the Seminoles. Agnew finished in second place in the individual standings at the Cougar Classic, in fifth at the Kentucky Invitational and in a tie for eighth place at the Eat A Peach Collegiate. In only her first season as a Seminole, Ramsay competed in each of the Seminoles four events during the fall season and finished in a tie for 21st place in the individual standings at the Eat A Peach Collegiate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Tar Heel Invitational/Par 72/Oct. 9-11, 2009/Final Team Scores                                                                                                                                          
Finley Golf Course/University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill, N.C.                                                                                                                                       
1.   Michigan St.  860  10.   Louisville        887                                                                                                                                                     
2.   Auburn        872  11.   North Carolina    892                                                                                                                                                     
3.   Alabama       875  12.   Denver            893                                                                                                                                                     
T4.  Texas A&M     880  13.   South Carolina    893                                                                                                                                                     
T4.  Vanderbilt    880  14.   Florida State     898                                                                                                                                                     
6.   Tennessee     881  15.   NC State          900                                                                                                                                                     
7.   Duke          883  16.   UNC Wilmington    903                                                                                                                                                     
8.   Virginia      884  17.   Kent State        905                                                                                                                                                     
9.   Wake Forest   885  18.   East Carolina     946                                                                                                                                                     
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Macarena Silva              21t    71    75    75    221
Hannah Thomson              21t    70    74    77    221
Jessica Negron              53t    75    76    76    227
Lacey Agnew                 64t    79    72    79    230
Mary Beth Ramsay            86t    87    77    82    246

LADY PUERTO RICO CLASSIC, 6th place
02/09/2010, February 7-9, 2010, Rio Grande, PR

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Silva Leads Women's Golf.

Junior earns top-20 finish at Lady Puerto Rico Invitational.

RIO GRANDE, PR - Florida State University junior Macarena Silva shot a final round 74 and finished in a tie for 19th place in the individual standings and the No. 26 ranked Seminole women's golf team finished in a tie for sixth place in the team standings at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic at the Coco Beach Golf Club. The finish marked the Seminoles' fourth top six team finish in five events this year after they won the Lady Wildcat Invitational and earned two second place teamfinishes during the fall season.

Alabama, who took over the lead in the second round, won the team championship with an 11 stroke victory over Purdue. The Crimson Tide led the event with three players who finished in the top 10 of the individual standings. Caroline Hedwall of Oklahoma State carded a 70 in the third round and finished with a 54-hole total of 209 to gain the individual championship.

Silva (Santiago, Chile) played a very consistent tournament as she averaged 75.00 strokes in the three round event. She finished the final two rounds of the event with scores of 73-74 after carding a 78 in the first round. Silva's top 20 finish was the fourth in her last five events and the fifth of her career.

Freshman Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) closed the event with a 77 and a 226 total. She finished in a tie for 21st place to garner her fourth top-25 finish in the first five events of her career.

The Seminoles play in their next event at the Kinderlou Forest Challenge at the Kinderlou Golf Club in Valdosta, Ga., March 1-2.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  1 Alabama, U. of           295  287  290    872                                                                                                                                                       
  2 Purdue University        296  295  292    883                                                                                                                                                       
  3 Oklahoma State           300  288  298    886                                                                                                                                                       
  4 Georgia, U. of           292  295  301    888                                                                                                                                                       
  5 Kent State               299  301  297    897                                                                                                                                                       
T 6 Baylor                   306  298  303    907                                                                                                                                                       
T 6 Florida State Univ.      310  292  305    907                                                                                                                                                       
T 6 Northwestern Univ.       306  297  304    907                                                                                                                                                       
  9 Texas Tech               303  300  305    908                                                                                                                                                       
 10 Wisconsin, U. of         302  314  306    922                                                                                                                                                       
 11 Oklahoma                 306  301  316    923                                                                                                                                                       
 12 Michigan, U. of          309  302  314    925                                                                                                                                                       
 13 Iowa State               315  305  315    935                                                                                                                                                       
 14 Indiana University       304  316  321    941                                                                                                                                                       
 15 SMU                      316  314  323    953                                                                                                                                                       
 16 Penn State Univ.         319  320  322    961                                                                                                                                                       
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Macarena Silva              19t    78    73    74    225
Jessica Negron              21t    73    76    77    226
Maria Salinas               35t    80    73    77    230
Lacey Agnew                 35t    79    74    77    230
Hannah Thomson              60t    86    72    80    238
Jamie Kuhn                * 81t    83    87    82    252

KINDERLOU FOREST CHALLENGE, 10th place
03/02/2010, March 1-2, 2010, Valdosta, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Silva Leads Golf Team.

Junior finishes in 10th place in the individual standings at Kinderlou Forest.

VALDOSTA, GA - Florida State University junior Macarena Silva finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings to lead the Seminoles to a 10th place finish in the team standings as play in the inaugural Kinderlou Forest Challenge at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club came to a close. The tied for 10th place finish marked Silva's third top-10 finish in six events this year and the fifth of her career.

Silva carded a one-over par score of 74 in the third and final round to finish with a 223 total for the 54-hole event. She finished six holes out of the lead.

Tulane, who took the lead in the first round and led wire-to-wire, won the team championship with a seven stroke victory over Ohio State. The Green Wave totaled the best team score of the first round, the second best team score of the second round and the best team score of the final round in winning the event. Janine Fellows of Tulane won the individual championship with a two stroke victory over Marta Silva Zamora of Georgia and Marina Alex of Vanderbilt.

Silva (Santiago, Chile) finished three strokes over par for the tournament as she carded scores of 73-76-74 in finishing in a tie for 10th place. She completed the event only three strokes out of the top five as she finished at even par in the first round, three over par in the second round and only one over par in the final round. Silva was in a tie for 17th place after the first round and made up seven positions in the standings over the final round and a half.

"I felt good on the course even though the weather wasn't that great," said Silva. "We played for two days against the watch and that may have been something that affected us as a team throughout the day. But the season has just started and we are excited about what is ahead of us. Coach (Kate) Golden is going to help us build ourselves in so many ways and we are very excited as we move on to our next event."

Each of the golfers on the 18 teams in the event saw the second round on Monday stopped during play because of darkness and spent the third round watching the cold and blustery weather in the area of the golf course.

Freshman Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) finished as the second highest ranking Seminole as she finished in a tie for 35th place with a three-round total of 230. She played her best golf in the second round with a two-over par score of 75. It marked the second consecutive tournament that she has finished as Florida State's second ranking golfer - she finished in a tie for 21st place at the spring season opening lady Puerto Rico Open.

                                               
Inaugural Kinderlou Forest Challenge/Par 73/March 1-2, 2010                                                                                                                                             
Kinderlou Forest Golf Club/Valdosta, Ga./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                             
 1  35 Tulane University     +13  293  296  300  889                                                                                                                                                    
 2  27 Ohio State            +20  302  292  302  896                                                                                                                                                    
 3  14 Tennessee             +25  299  298  304  901                                                                                                                                                    
 4  12 Georgia               +27  302  296  305  903                                                                                                                                                    
 5  19 Vanderbilt            +28  301  302  301  904                                                                                                                                                    
 6  15 Virginia              +32  302  305  301  908                                                                                                                                                    
 7t 16 Florida, U of         +37  295  309  309  913                                                                                                                                                    
 7t    Mississippi, U. of    +37  307  299  307  913                                                                                                                                                    
 9  20 LSU                   +39  299  308  308  915                                                                                                                                                    
10  30 Florida State Univ.   +40  307  302  307  916                                                                                                                                                    
11  26 South Carolina        +43  304  308  307  919                                                                                                                                                    
12  32 Kent State            +45  307  303  311  921                                                                                                                                                    
13  41 Arkansas, U. of       +50  308  313  305  926                                                                                                                                                    
14  31 North Carolina        +69  318  318  309  945                                                                                                                                                    
15t    Kentucky, U. of       +77  313  322  318  953                                                                                                                                                    
15t 29 Chattanooga           +77  322  311  320  953                                                                                                                                                    
17     Kennesaw State        +83  315  323  321  959                                                                                                                                                    
18     Mississippi St. U.    +88  323  321  320  964                                                                                                                                                    
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Macarena Silva              10t    73    76    74    223
Jessica Negron              35t    77    75    78    230
Maria Salinas               37t    79    75    77    231
Lacey Agnew                 61t    80    76    82    238
Mary Beth Ramsay            67t    78    84    78    240

PINEHURST CHALLENGE, 1st place
03/23/2010, March 22-23, 2010, Pinehurst, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Win Pinehurst Challenge.

Agnew claims first career individual championship.

PINEHURST, NC - Led by individual champion Lacey Agnew, the Florida State women's golf team placed three players in the top four of the individual standings and earned the team championship at the Pinehurst Challenge on Pinehurst No. 6 at the famed Pinehurst Golf Club. The individual championship marked the first of Agnew's career and the team championship marked the second of the year for the Seminoles and the first under interim head coach Kate Golden.

Florida State carded a tournament-best 286 in the final round and finished with a three round total of one-under par 863. The Seminoles were the only team to finish with a team score under 300 in the final round, carded the top three team rounds of the three round event and finished a whopping 33 strokes ahead of second place Maryland. During the 54-hole event, the Seminoles did not count a score above 74, counted six scores of par or better and led after the first, second and third rounds in winning the event.

The Seminoles won the Bettie Lou Evans / University of Kentucky Invitational during the fall season and have now earned four top two team finishes with wins at Pinehurst and Kentucky and second place finishes at the Cougar Fall Classic and the Eat A Peach Collegiate during the fall season.

Agnew (Jonesboro, Ga.) closed the event with her second consecutive score of two-under par 70 to finish with a four under par total of 212. She finished the event with a four-under par total of 140 over the final 36 holes. Agnew's four-under par finish marked the second time in her career that she has finished under par; she finished at a career-best seven strokes under par in finishing in second place at the fall 2009 Cougar Classic.

The individual win was the first of Agnew's career. She has now earned four top 10 finishes this year with her win at Pinehurst, a second place finish at the Cougar Classic, a fifth place finish at the Kentucky Invitational and a tied for eighth place finish at the Eat A Peach Collegiate. Agnew has earned four top 10 finishes in six events as a senior after earning only one (tied for sixth at the fall 2007 Chrysler Challenge) during the first three years of her career.

Junior Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) finished in third place in the individual standings as she carded a one-over par 73 in the final round to finish with a 217 total. She carded her career-best round of 67 in the first round of the event and finished only five stokes behind Agnew in the race for the individual title.

Sophomore Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru), who was competing in her third event as a Seminole, finished in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings with a 218 total. She carded a two-under par 70 in the final round and finished the event at even par 144 over the final 36 holes. Salinas earned her best finish as a Seminole and earned the third top five finish of her career.

Freshman Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) and sophomore Hannah Thomson (Perth, Australia) finished tied for 12th in the individual standings. Negron finished with a 73 in the third and final round and was three over par over the final two rounds of the tournament. Thomson carded an even par 72 in the second round and came within two strokes of tying her career best with a 146 total for the first 36 holes of the tournament.

In earning its second tournament championship of the year, Florida State defeated two ACC schools (Maryland and NC State) and two Big Ten teams (Minnesota and Illinois).

The Seminoles continue their spring season April 2-4 at the Bryan National Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
2010 Pinehurst Challenge/Par 72/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                                      
Pinehurst No. 6/Pinehurst Golf Course/Pinehurst, N.C./March 22-23, 2010                                                                                                                                 
1.   Florida State      863  11.    Minnesota           920                                                                                                                                             
2.   Maryland           896  12.    Illinois            924                                                                                                                                             
3.   Campbell           897  13.    Western Carolina    928                                                                                                                                             
4.   East Tennessee St. 903  14.    Princeton           938                                                                                                                                             
5.   NC State           905  15t.   Richmond            952                                                                                                                                             
6.   James Madison      910  15t.   Charleston South.   952                                                                                                                                             
7.   Coastal Carolina   916  17.    Wofford             962                                                                                                                                             
8.   East Carolina      918  18.    SMU                 970                                                                                                                                             
9t.  Charleston         919                                                                                                                                                                             
9t.  UNC Greensboro     919                                                                                                                                                                             
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Lacey Agnew                  1     72    70    70    212
Macarena Silva               3     67    77    73    217
Maria Salinas                4t    74    74    70    218
Jessica Negron              12t    78    74    73    225
Hannah Thomson              12t    74    72    79    225

BRYAN NATIONAL COLLEGIATE, 1st place
04/04/2010, April 2-4, 2010, Greensboro, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Women's Golf Wins Championship.

Seminoles win second consecutive team championship.

GREENSBORO, NC - The No. 25 ranked Florida State University women's golf team defeated seven teams ranked ahead of it in the national rankings to win the Bryan Park Collegiate team championship at the Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center. The win was the third of the year for the Seminoles - the most in a single year for the program since 1981 - and second straight after winning the Pinehurst Challenge two weeks ago.

Florida State defeated No. 15 Wake Forest by one stroke to win the team championship. The Seminoles were tied for second after the first round, took over the lead in the second round and fended off the Demon Deacons on one of their home courses to claim the team championship. In winning the championship, the Seminoles bested No. 4 Duke (tied for third), No. 13 Tennessee (tied for sixth), No. 15 Wake Forest (second), No. 17 Virginia (11th), No. 20 LSU (eighth), No. 21 Ohio State (tied for third) and No. 22 Vanderbilt (tied for third). Florida State finished first in the team standings and ahead of the five other ACC teams competing in the event.

Junior Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) led the Seminoles in the final round with a one-under par 71 and in the final individual standings with a tied for fifth placed finish. She finished at one under par for the tournament and only four strokes behind the individual champion - Cheyenne Woods of Wake Forest. Silva finished under par in two of the three rounds of the tournament and as the Seminoles' leader for the fourth time in the last five tournaments.

"Everyone on our team played great this whole weekend," said Silva. "We were all very nervous at the end of the round but we all focused and made the championship happen. I feel like I played very consistently during the tournament. I also feel like the hard work that I have been putting in on my short game is paying off at a very good time of the year for our team."

Silva has now earned three consecutive top 10 finishes and a career-high six top 10 finishes this year. She finished in third place in last week's Pinehurst Challenge and finished in a tie for 10th place in the Kinderlou Forest Challenge in early March. Silva is even par in her last two events after finishing the Pinehurst Challenge at one over par and completing the Bryan Park Collegiate at one under par.

Senior Lacey Agnew (Jonesboro, Ga.) and sophomore Hannah Thomson (Perth, Australia) finished tied for 10th in the individual standings with identical scores of 219.

Agnew finished the event with a two over par score of 74 to go along with scores of 72 in the first round and 73 in the third round. She began the day well with birdies on three of her first eight holes. Agnew won the individual championship of last week's Pinehurst Challenge and is a cumulative total of one under par in her last two events. She finished four strokes under par at Pinehurst and was three over par in this event. Agnew has earned a career-high five top 10 finishes this year as a senior.

"As a team, we all played awesome golf," said Agnew. "We knew going in that this was a very strong field and that we were going to have to play three rounds of confident golf. Everyone stepped up at the right time and we were able to win the championship. We all had the same goal in mind and we were really focused on winning the team championship. It was a great team victory for our team and our program and we are excited to be heading for Gainesville next week as a confident team of players."

Thomson, who carded the Seminoles' best score of the tournament with a 67 in the second round, carded a 77 in the final round to finish with her 54 hole total of 219. Thomson carded pars in 13 of her 18 holes in the final round. Her score of 219 for the tournament was her second best three round tournament total of the year following a 218 in the fall season opening Cougar Classic.

Freshman Jessica Negron (tied for 26th) and sophomore Maria Salinas (tied for 38th) also played well for the Seminoles. Negron finished the tournament with a two over par 74 (her second best score of the event) while Salinas finished with a three over par score of 75 (tied for her best score of the event).

Florida State competes again next weekend (April 10-11) at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville. The Seminoles will then play in the ACC Championship (April 16-18) at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Bryan National Collegiate/Par 72/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                                     
Players Course/Bryan Park Golf And Enrichment Center/Greensboro, N.C.                                                                                                                                   
1.  30 Florida State    873   10. 41 Northwestern           895                                                                                                                                         
2.  10 Wake Forest      874   11. 12 Virginia               899                                                                                                                                         
3t. 16 Ohio State       886   12.  2 Auburn                 900                                                                                                                                         
3t. 19 Vanderbilt       886   13. 34 Arkansas               903                                                                                                                                         
3t.  4 Duke             886   14. 25 Louisville             908                                                                                                                                         
6t. 15 Tennessee        888   15.    Col. of Charleston     914                                                                                                                                         
6t. 28 North Carolina   888   16.    UNC Greensboro         924                                                                                                                                         
8.  17 LSU              890   17.    NC State               941                                                                                                                                         
9.  27 S. Carolina      893   18.    UNC Wilmington         942                                                                                                                                         
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Macarena Silva               5t    69    75    71    215
Lacey Agnew                 10t    72    73    74    219
Hannah Thomson              10t    75    67    77    219
Jessica Negron              26t    76    73    74    223
Maria Salinas               38t    75    76    75    226

LADY GATOR INVITATIONAL, 2nd place
04/11/2010, April 10-11, 2010, Gainesville, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Women's Golf Finishes 2nd.

Seminoles come up just short of Florida State history.

GAINESVILLE, FL - The No. 10 ranked Florida State women's golf team came up three strokes short of Michigan State and the Seminole record book as they finished in second place in the team standings as play in the Lady Gator Invitational at the Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida came to a close. The Seminoles were bidding to win their third consecutive tournament championship which would have set a school record with three consecutive tournament championships.

The Seminoles, who placed two golfers in the top five of the individual standings, finished with an 871 team score as compared to the Spartan's 868 team score. Michigan State was six strokes better than Florida State in the final round to overtake the Seminoles who led through the first and second rounds and during the majority of the third round.

Florida State had earned victories in its two previous tournaments - the Pinehurst Challenge and the Bryan National Collegiate - but remain as the hottest team in the ACC heading into next week's conference championship. Michigan State won its first tournament of the spring and third of the year. The Seminoles finished eight strokes ahead of Florida which was playing in its home course. Laura Kueny of Michigan State and Emma de Groot of Chattanooga finished tied for the individual championship with identical scores of 212 - de Groot won a one-hole playoff to claim medalist honors.

"We were in a position today that we hadn't been in before," said interim coach Kate Golden. "We were expected to win and I think we were a little bit out of our comfort zone."

Seminole freshman Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) finished in a tie for third place in the individual standings to lead Florida State. She finished the tournament with consecutive scores of 73 in the second and third rounds after opening the event with one under par 69. The finish for Negron was the best of her career and marked her sixth top 20 finish of her first season as a Seminole. In her last three tournaments and nine rounds, she has finished with only two scores above 75.

Florida State junior Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) finished in a tie for fifth place with a three round total of 216. She carded a 73 in the final round and was a total of two above par over her final 36 holes of the tournament. Silva has now earned three consecutive top five, four consecutive top 10 and five consecutive top 20 finishes this spring.

In nine starts this year, Silva has seven top 10 finishes with her lowest finish of tied for 21st coming at the Tar Heel Invitational.

Senior Lacey Agnew (Jonesboro, Ga.) continued her standout senior season as she closed with a 74 and a 216 total for the event. She finished in a tie for 14th place in the individual standings. Agnew, won the individual championship at the Pinehurst Challenge, has now earned five top 15 finishes in this, her final season as a Seminole.

Sophomore Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru) finished in a tie for 18th place while sophomore Hannah Thomson (Perth, Australia) finished in a tie for 36th place.

Florida State, which has finished ahead of each team in the ACC at least once this spring, will travel to play at the ACC Championship next weekend (April 16-18) at the Sedgefield Golf Club in Greensboro, N.C.

"Going into the ACC Championship I feel that we will have a very positive experience," said Golden. "Learning how to win isn't easy but these ladies have done a great job doing it."

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Lady Gator Invitational/Par 70/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                                       
Mark Bostick Golf Course/Gainesville, Fla./April 10-11, 2010                                                                                                                                            
1.   Michigan State   868   9.    UCF                 905                                                                                                                                               
2.   Florida State    871   10.   Georgia State       911                                                                                                                                               
3.   Florida          879   11.   South Florida       916                                                                                                                                               
4.   Chattanooga      892   12.   Furman              920                                                                                                                                               
5.   Texas A&M        897   13.   Georgetown          930                                                                                                                                               
6.   UNC Greensboro   901   14.   Fla. Atlantic       939                                                                                                                                               
7.   Nebraska         902   15.   Fla. International  969                                                                                                                                               
8.   Notre Dame       903                                                                                                                                                                               
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Jessica Negron               3t    69    73    72    214
Macarena Silva               5t    74    69    73    216
Lacey Agnew                 14t    78    68    74    220
Maria Salinas               18t    76    70    75    221
Hannah Thomson              36t    78    76    76    230

ACC CHAMPIONSHIP, 4th place
04/18/2010, April 16-18, 2010, Greensboro, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Finish Fourth.

Salinas and Silva lead Seminoles in individual standings.

GREENSBORO, NC - Led by sophomore Maria Salinas, No. 20 Florida State placed four golfers in the top 25 of the individual standings and finished in fourth place in the final standings at the 22nd Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Golf Championship at the Sedgefield Country Club. It marked the third time in the last four years that the Seminoles had finished in the top four of the team standings at the ACC Championship. Salinas finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings to mark the 10th consecutive year that a Seminole finished in the top 10 of the individual standings.

Wake Forest claimed its fifth championship with a four-stroke victory over Virginia while Duke finished in third place. The title was the second in a row for Wake Forest after winning last year on the same course. The Deacons also won back to back titles in 1994 and 1995. The individual race was close with Demon Deacon freshman Michelle Shin capturing medalist honors with a two-under-par score of 211. Shin is the first freshman to win the individual honor since Duke's Amanda Blumenherst captured the title in 2006.

Florida State worked hard throughout the tournament and improved its standing in both the second and third rounds. The Seminoles were in fifth after both the first and second rounds and moved into fourth place in the final standings.

"Our team played on a really tough golf course but the girls finished strong," said interim coach Kate Golden. "We had a lot of birdies coming down the stretch and that tells me a lot about this team. Even though they were playing from behind, they fought it out to the end and that shows a great deal of character."

Over the last six holes of the third round, the Seminoles combined to card nine birdies.

Salinas (Lima, Peru) was the most consistent Seminole during the weekend and she was again in the final round as she carded a 74 to close the event. She finished with a seven over par total of 220 - her second lowest three round total of her Seminole career. Her tied for 10th place finish was Salinas's second best as a Seminole - rivaled only by a tied for fourth place finish at the Pinehurst Challenge.

Salinas was at her best late in the round as she birdied three of her last six holes to finish with a three over par score of 74. She finished with eight birdies and one eagle during the 54-hole event that decided the ACC automatic qualifier in to next month's NCAA Championship.

Senior captain Lacey Agnew (Jonesboro, Ga.) played her best round of the weekend during the last round as she finished with a 74. She finished in a tie for 22nd place - an improvement of 18 individual places and six strokes from her performance in the 2009 ACC Championship. Agnew was one over par on her back nine including one under par over her last five holes of the round.

"We pushed through a lot of adversity this week and finished strong," said Agnew. "We are looking forward to some rest and then getting back to work for regionals."

Junior Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) finished in a tie for 12th place with a 10 over par total of 223. She carded her best round of the tournament - a one over par 72 - in the second round. She has now earned three top 12 ACC Championship finishes in her three years as a Seminole.

Freshman Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) finished in a tie for 25th place while sophomore Hannah Thomson (Perth, Australia) finished in a tie for 28th place.

Florida State was one of four teams to place at least four golfers in the top 25 of the individual standings. The Seminoles finished with only three golfers in the top 25 of the final individual standings at the 2009 ACC Championship.

"We are going to have to work on getting sharper before regionals," said Golden. "These ladies have a strong will to succeed and they showed up at the end today."

Florida State will now await the announcement of the teams that will participate in the three NCAA regional championships. That announcement will be made April 26. Should they be selected to participate as expected, the Seminoles will play at one of three sites: The Ironwood Country Club in Greenville, N.C (East Carolina University, host); Otter Creek Golf Course in Bloomington, Ind. (Indiana University, host) or the Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif. (Stanford University, host. The regionals are scheduled for May 6-8 with the NCAA Championship scheduled for The Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C. (UNC Wilmington, host).

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
22nd Annual ACC Championship/Par 71/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                                  
Sedgefield Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./April 16-18, 2010                                                                                                                                              
1.  9 Wake Forest      869   6.   Maryland           915                                                                                                                                                
2. 13 Virginia         873   7.   NC State           927                                                                                                                                                
3.  3 Duke             874   8.   Miami              965                                                                                                                                                
4. 23 Florida State    901   9.   Boston College     987                                                                                                                                                
5. 26 North Carolina   906                                                                                                                                                                              
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Maria Salinas               10     72    74    74    220
Macarena Silva              12t    76    72    77    225
Lacey Agnew                 22t    78    77    74    229
Jessica Negron              25t    75    75    80    230
Hannah Thomson              28t    79    80    77    236

NCAA CENTRAL REGIONAL, 6th(t) place
05/08/2010, May 6-8, 2010, Columbus, In

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Women's Golf To NCAA Finals.

Seminoles finish in a tie for 6th place at NCAA Central Regional Championship.

COLUMBUS, IN - The Florida State women's golf team finished in a tie for sixth place in the final standings at the NCAA Central Regional championship and qualified to play in the NCAA Championship finals May 18-21 at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C. The Seminoles began the third round in 12th place and three strokes outside of the cut line of the top eight teams that would advance to the finals. When the round was complete, they had surpassed six teams and earned themselves a spot in the championship finals for the first time since 2006 and for the ninth time in school history.

"I can't tell you how happy I am for the girls," said interim coach Kate Golden. "The wind was gusting up to 45 miles per hour and it got pretty cold on the course but each of the girls fought and gutted it out. The weather was bitterly cold. We are really excited to be going back to North Carolina - we are going to be prepared to play good golf at the most important time of the year."

As a team the Seminoles carded 12 birdies in the final round - nearly as many as they had carded in the first two rounds combined (13) and counted two scores in the 70's for only the second time in the three round tournament.

Junior Macarena Silva led the Seminoles in the third round with a two over par score of 74 - her best round of the tournament by seven strokes. Florida State also counted the scores of sophomore Maria Salinas (76 - also her best score of the tournament) and two of the scores of 80 by Lacey Agnew, freshman Jessica Negron and sophomore Hannah Thomson.

Silva (Santiago, Chile) played her best golf of the tournament as she finished with a two over par score of 74 in the final round. She recovered during the most important round after carding uncharacteristic scores of 81 and 84 in the first and second rounds of the event. Silva began her day quickly as she birdied her second hole and finished her first nine at even par with three birdies. She added another birdie on her second nine to finish at two over after finishing the first two rounds at a total of 19 strokes over par.

Silva carded four birides in the third round as compared to a total of two birdies in her first two rounds.

"I really fell like I played well today - finally," said Silva. "Everything came together for me and I am very excited to be able to go to nationals with my teammates. Playing at nationals is an experience that I have been missing from my career and I am happy to say we are going to nationals. That is a great feeling."

Sophomore Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru) also played her best golf of the week as she finished the final round with a four over par score of 76. She was four over par on the final day after finishing a combined total of 14 strokes over par in the first two rounds. Salinas birdied two of her first nine holes and played consistent golf throughout the day.

Salinas will now play in her second career NCAA Championship finals round - the only member of the Seminoles' lineup who has prior championship round experience. She played in the 2009 finals as a student-athlete at UT Chattanooga; she transferred to Florida State for the spring 2010 semester.

"I am so happy for our team," said Salinas. "We really deserved the ticket to nationals; we have worked for this moment all year. Having the opportunity to go to nationals for the second year is amazing. There is no other tournament like the nationals and we are all going to enjoy it a lot."

Seminole co-captain Lacey Agnew (Jonesboro, Ga.) finished with a third round score of 80. She finished with two of her three scores in the 70's. On the final day she finished with 11 holes at par or better with three birdies.

As the Seminoles' lone senior in the lineup she has earned the honor of playing in the NCAA Championship finals for the first time in her career.

"This is what we have been working for all year," said Agnew. "We needed to come together and player well in the last round and that is what we did. We could not be working any better as a team than we are right now and at the right time of the year. Everyone played with such heart. As a senior I'm glad my teammates stepped up so that we can all experience nationals together. We are looking forward to nationals and having our best showing of the year."

The No. 23 ranked Seminoles finished ahead of three teams ranked ahead of them in the national rankings: No. 10 Michigan State (10th place), No. 14 Georgia (11th place) and No. 16 Denver (ninth place).

The Seminoles will be joined by regional champion Southern California, Arizona State, Purdue, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Kent state and Oregon from the central region at the NCAA Championship. Martina Gavier of Kent State won the individual championship with a three over par score of 219. None of the 123 players in the event finished at or under par.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
2010 NCAA Central Regional/Par 72/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                                    
Otter Creek Golf Course/Columbus, Ind./May 6-8, 2010                                                                                                                                                    
1.   Southern California  907   13.  San Diego State     954                                                                                                                                            
2.   Arizona State        915   14.  Louisville          956                                                                                                                                            
3.   Purdue               931   15.  Northwestern        957                                                                                                                                            
4.   New Mexico           936   16.  Notre Dame          970                                                                                                                                            
5.   Oklahoma State       937   17.  Baylor              968                                                                                                                                            
T6.  Florida State        939   18.  Indiana             971                                                                                                                                            
T6.  Oregon               939   19.  Illinois State      973                                                                                                                                            
8.   Kent State           940   20.  Tulsa               977                                                                                                                                            
9.   Denver               941   21.  NC State            984                                                                                                                                            
10.  Michigan State       942   22.  Murray State        1,022                                                                                                                                          
11.  Georgia              946   23.  Detroit Mercy       1,063                                                                                                                                          
12.  Ole Miss             952   24.  Jackson State       1,080                                                                                                                                          
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Jessica Negron              22t    73    80    80    233
Maria Salinas               26t    77    81    76    234
Lacey Agnew                 31t    79    76    80    235
Macarena Silva              50t    81    84    74    239
Hannah Thomson              73t    79    84    80    243

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP, 10th place
05/21/2010, May 18-21, 2010, Wilmington, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Golf Finishes 10th At NCAA.

Seminoles earn highest NCAA finish in school history.

WILMINGTON, NC - The Florida State University women's golf team finished in 10th place in the final standings at the NCAA Division I Championship at the Country Club of Landfall to earn the best national finish for the Seminoles since 1981 and the first top 10 finish in their history of playing in eight previous NCAA Tournaments. The Seminoles best national finish came in 1981 when they won the A.I.A.W. national championship.

"Coach Chris Malloy and I are so proud of our players," said interim coach Kate Golden. "I hope the players are proud of themselves and are going to enjoy this because top 10's at national's don't come around too often. It's a great finish four the girls and a great finish for the school. It sounds so crazy but it is so exciting to watch our girls play, compete and earn success. We are just so proud of each of the girls on our team."

In earning their best NCAA Championship finals finish in school history, the Seminoles established a school record of fewest strokes (1,182) as they finished 16 strokes better than Florida State's 2004 team which finished in a tie for 19th place. The Seminoles 10th place finish was three places better than the Seminoles' previous best 13th place finish at the NCAA Championship finals in 1999.

The Seminoles entered the national championship finals ranked 23rd nationally and finished ahead of eight teams ranked ahead of them in the national rankings including No. 3 Auburn, No. 11 Stanford, No. 12 Tennessee, No. 13 Virginia, No. 14 Pepperdine, No, 17 New Mexico and No. 18 TCU. Florida State was the second highest finishing ACC team in the event as it finished two strokes ahead of Virginia and only three strokes behind Duke.

Sophomore Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru) led the Seminoles with a 20th place finish in the individual standings. She carded an even par 72 in the final round - her second best score of the tournament - to finish with a three over par total of 291. She was followed in the individual standings by freshman Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) who finished with a four over par score of 76 in the final round and a four over par score of 292 for the 72 hole tournament.

With Salinas finishing in 20th place and Negron finishing in a tie for 21st place in the individual standings it marked the first time in school history the Seminoles have finished an NCAA Championship tournament with multiple players in the top 25 of the individual standings. Additionally, Negron's finish was the top finish by a freshman in school history.

Senior Lacey Agnew (Jonesboro, Ga.) played her best round of the tournament as she closed out her career with a one over par score of 73. After not counting any of her scores toward the team score in the first three rounds of the event, Agnew found a fitting way end her career as a Seminole.

"I could not be any happier for this team than I am right now," she said soon after singing the final scorecard of her collegiate career. "We made it a goal as a team to reach nationals and to finish in the top 10 at nationals after every thing we have been through is a phenomenal feeling. The future is very bright for this program."

Sophomore Hannah Thomson (Perth, Australia) finished with a four over par 76 in the final round and in a tie for 67th place in the individual standings. She carded four rounds with scores at 76 or better in finishing with a total of 301.

"I thought I played well today but unfortunately I didn't putt as well as I wanted," said Thomson. "I am very happy that we finished in the top 10 - what is great is that you can look around and smile because we played so well at the national championship. I loved playing in their tournament and it just gives you the confidence and the drive to get back here next year."

Junior Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) finished tied with Thomson in 67th place in the individual standings as she, too carded a 67 in the final round. She closed out her junior year with four scores at 76 or better as four of the Seminoles' five players did not card a single score above 76.

"I thought I played pretty well the whole day," said Silva. "I had one bad hole and that was it. I felt comfortable all day long. Our team is getting stronger each year and that's why we played so well at nationals. We are going to keep improving and be even better next year."

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
NCAA Division I Women's Golf Champ./May 18-21, 2010/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                  
Country Club of Landfall/Wilmington, N.C. Par 72                                                                                                                                                        
1.    8 Purdue            1,153  13.   13 Virginia            1,184                                                                                                                                     
2.    4 Southern Cal.     1,154  T14.  27 South Carolina      1,186                                                                                                                                     
3.    7 Alabama           1,157  T14.  14 Pepperdine          1,186                                                                                                                                     
4.    5 Arizona State     1,161  T16.  17 New Mexico          1,189                                                                                                                                     
5.    6 Arizona           1,166  T16.  29 Texas               1,189                                                                                                                                     
6.    1 UCLA              1,169  18.   30 Tulane              1,193                                                                                                                                     
7.   16 Vanderbilt        1,170  T19.  18 TCU                 1,199                                                                                                                                     
T8.   2 Duke              1,179  T19.  12 Tennessee           1,199                                                                                                                                     
T8.  25 Oklahoma State    1,179  T19.  11 Stanford            1,199                                                                                                                                     
10.  23 Florida State     1,182  22.   35 Kent State          1,200                                                                                                                                     
T11.  3 Auburn            1,183  T23.  28 Oregon              1,218                                                                                                                                     
T11. 24 Texas A&M         1,187  T23.  36 San Jose State      1,218                                                                                                                                     
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Rnd4  Total
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Maria Salinas               20     70    75    74    72    291
Jessica Negron              21t    69    76    71    76    292
Macarena Silva              67t    76    75    74    76    301
Hannah Thomson              67t    74    76    75    76    301
Lacey Agnew                108t    78    81    77    73    309