Florida State Women's Golf - 2011 Year In Review
Amy Bond, Head Coach
Layne Savoie, Dir of Player Development
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Amy Bond Named Women's Golf Coach At Florida State.
Former Seminole student-athlete and assistant coach returns to Florida State.
June 25, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, FL - Amy Bond, most recently the head coach at Princeton University, where she led the Tigers to eight tournament championships in four years, has been named the head women's golf coach at Florida State, as announced by Director of Athletics Randy Spetman. Bond was a four-year letterwinner (1996-99) and assistant coach for the Seminoles (2003-06) and is now returning home to lead the program into a new era of success on the golf course. She is only the fifth coach in the history of the program.
"We are very proud and pleased to bring Amy Bond back to Florida State to lead our women's golf program," Spetman said. "Amy's experiences in helping lead our program when she was an assistant coach and her outstanding record of success in the Ivy League as the head coach at Princeton illustrated to the search committee that she would be the perfect fit to become our head coach. Amy is the right coach at the right time for the Florida State women's golf program."
Bond, 34, guided Princeton to eight tournament victories and a trio of top-three Ivy League finishes in her first head coaching job (2007-10). She coached Susannah Aboff to consecutive Ivy League individual championships in both 2008 and 2009.
"Words cannot express my gratitude to Mr. Spetman and to the members of the search committee for having the faith in me to allow me to accept the one job that I have dreamed of having since I became a coach," Bond said. "I came to Florida State as a student-athlete knowing that this could be one of the top programs in the nation and I come here now as the head coach knowing that we can compete for ACC and national championships on an annual basis."
During her four years as an assistant coach at Florida State, Bond helped coach the Seminoles to the 2002 NCAA Central Regional Championship tournament and to the 2003, 2004 and 2006 NCAA Championship tournaments where the Seminoles earned top-20 national finishes each year. She also coached five All-ACC selections - Kristin Tamulis (2002 and 2003), Caroline Larsson and Katie Quinney in 2004, Jaclyn Burch in 2005 and Caroline Westrup in 2006. Westrup earned All-American first team honors in 2006.
A 1998 All-ACC selection, Bond was the Seminoles' top player from 1997-99 as she earned 10 top-10 finishes and was named the team Most Valuable Player each year. She competed in the NCAA Championship tournament as a senior in 1999 (finishing in 30th place) and played in three NCAA regional tournaments during her career. In addition, she finished in the top-20 in four consecutive ACC Championship tournaments and was the medalist at the 1998 Ryder/Florida State championship tournament. Bond earned 14 top-15 finishes during her collegiate career.
Bond was named one of the 50 greatest women's golfers in Atlantic Coast Conference history - one of only three Florida State players named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary team in 2002.
"We are very excited to have Amy as our head women's golf coach," Florida State Director of Golf Operations Trey Jones said. "The enthusiasm that Amy brings will energize our entire program - our student-athletes, our university community and our supporters. I am looking forward to working with her as we work together to make the men's and women's golf programs at Florida State among the best in the nation."
Florida State's women's golf team placed 10th at the NCAA Championship finals in 2010 and won three tournament championships during the fall and spring seasons. The Seminoles return four of their five top golfers, including junior Macarena Silva who earned All-ACC honors for the first time in her career in 2010.
L T PY R Name Hgt Cl Ltr Hometown (Prior School) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Andrea Kaelin 5-2 Sr Fleming Island (Fleming Island/Redlands Community College) Gen King 5-7 So Tampa (Plant) * Jessica Negron 5-5 So * Ocala (West Port) * Mary Beth Ramsay 5-3 So * Orlando (Lake Highland Prep) * Maria Salinas 5-2 Jr * Lima, Peru (Markham/Tennessee-Chattanooga) * Macarena Silva 5-5 Sr *** Santiago, Chile (Athletic Study Center) * Hannah Thomson 5-6 Jr ** Perth, Australia (Saint Mary's Anglican Girls') * Whitney Wenglasz 5-10 Jr * Oldsmar (East Lake)
Name Organization -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maria Salinas Golf Week - All-American - Honorable Mention All-Americans - 1
Charleston, SC, September 12-14, 2010
|LADY TAR HEEL INVITATIONAL
October 8-10, 2010, Chapel Hill, NC
October 22-24, 2010, Wilmington, NC
|LADY PUERTO RICO CLASSIC
February 13-15, 2011, Rio Grande, PR
|KINDERLOU FOREST CHALLENGE
February 27-March 1, 2011, Valdosta, Ga
|LADY GATOR INVITATIONAL
March 6-7, 2011, Gainesville, Fl
|BRYAN NATIONAL COLLEGIATE
March 25-27, 2011, Greensboro, NC
|LIZ MURPHEY COLLEGIATE CLASSIC
April 1-3, 2011, Athens, Ga
April 15-17, 2011, Greensboro, NC
|NCAA EAST CHAMPIONSHIP
May 5-7, 2011, Daytona Beach, Fl
May 18-21, 2011, Bryan, Tx
Overall Home Away Neutral ------------------------------------------------ FSU RECORD IS 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0
2011 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS 1 NORTH CAROLINA 875 2 DUKE 899 3 VIRGINIA 903 4 WAKE FOREST 904 5 FLORIDA STATE 309 6 MARYLAND 930 7 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 937 8 MIAMI 938 9 BOSTON COLLEGE 967
2011 EOY StatsName Tournaments Rounds Par Low Strokes Wins Top10 Ave ======================================================================== Maria Salinas 9 27 8 69 1,998 0 3 74.00 Hannah Thomson 10 30 5 69 2,263 1 3 75.43 Jessica Negron 11 33 6 69 2,496 0 2 75.64 Macarena Silva 9 27 3 71 2,046 0 2 75.78 Andrea Kaelin 8 24 1 72 1,907 0 0 79.46 Mary Beth Ramsay 3 9 1 73 736 0 0 81.78 Whitney Wenglasz 3 9 0 76 738 0 0 82.00
Salinas Leads Seminoles To 6th.
No. 22 Florida State plays well in first tounrmanent of fall.
CHARLESTON, SC - Seminole junior Maria Salinas shot her second consecutive score of 72 in the third round and finished in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings to lead the No. 22 ranked Florida State women's golf team to a sixth place finish at the Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall Golf Club. Salinas and sophomore Jessica Negron both finished in the top 25 of the individual standings.
North Carolina led wire-to-wire in claiming the team championship with an eight stroke victory over Ole Miss and a 12 stroke margin over Oklahoma. Natalie Gleadall of Ole Miss shot a 67 in the final round to rally from a tie for eighth place in the individual standings after two rounds to claim medalist honors. Jackie Chang and Casey Grice of North Carolina finished tied for second in the individual standings.
"I saw some things that I really liked and I saw some things that I know we need to work on," said first year head coach Amy Bond. "We have some very high expectations at Florida State and we are going to work on correcting what we need to be successful. The nice thing is that we know where we stand very early in the fall."
Salinas (Lima, Peru) was the Seminoles' most consistent player in the Cougar Classic with two scores at even par and three scores below 75. Her tied for 11th place individual finish marked her seventh career top 15 finish and her best since finishing in a tie for 10th place at the ACC Championships during the spring of 2010.
Salinas played very consistently in the third and final round as she carded a personal tournament high four birdies and a personal tournament low four holes over par. With seven birdies in her final two rounds, she was even par over her final 36 holes of the tournament.
"Maria played some really good golf this week," said Bond. "We are happy with where her game is right now and feel comfortable that she is going to continue to improve with each tournament she plays. We also feel she will work hard on her overall game with the World Amateur Championships coming up and that work will help her game during the rest of her career as a Seminole."
Sophomore Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) continued to play as well as she has during her entire career as she finished in a tied for 21st place in the individual standings with a 221 total. She carded a 75 in the final round of the event. Negron has now earned 10 top 25 finishes in the first 13 tournaments of her career. Senior Andrea Kaelin (Fleming Island, Fla.) played her best round of golf as she shot an even par 72 in the final round. Playing in her first career event, Kaelin had more birdies (three) in the final round than she had in both of her first two rounds combined (one) and was at par or better in 15 of her 18 holes in the third round.
Kaelin finished in a tie for 56th place in the individual standings - an improvement of 22 positions from the second to the third round.
Florida State continues its fall schedule at the Lady Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C. Oct. 8-10. The Seminoles will play a total of three events during the fall season.
2010 Cougar Classic/Par 72/Sept. 12-14, 2010 Yeamans Hall Golf Club/Charleston S.C./Final Team Results 1. North Carolina 860 T11. UCF 903 2. Ole Miss 868 13. NC State 908 3. Oklahoma 872 T14. Penn State 909 4. South Carolina 873 T14. Furman 909 5. Florida 875 16. South Florida 918 6. Florida State 888 T17. Richmond 921 7. Minnesota 892 T17. UNC Greensboro 921 8. Charleston 896 19. Miami 927 9. Wisconsin 897 20. Mississippi State 930 10. Kentucky 898 21. Charleston Southern 966 T11. Maryland 903
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Maria Salinas 11t 74 72 72 218 Jessica Negron 21t 74 72 75 221 Macarena Silva 45t 74 73 79 226 Andrea Kaelin 56t 75 81 72 228 Hannah Thomson 66t 74 77 79 230
Noles Finish Play At Tar Heel.
Negron cards season best score of 69 in final round.
CHAPEL HILL, NC - Seminole sophomore Jessica Negron shot a season low 69 in the final round and the Florida State women's golf team finished in 16th place in the team standings as play in the Tar Heel Invitational came to a conclusion. Negron finished the final two rounds with a five under par total of 139 but, after having been disqualified in the first round because of an incorrect drop on an embedded ball, counted only two of her three rounds toward her individual score and finished in 96th place.
No. 3 Alabama won the team championship as it led wire-to wire and defeated No. 1 ranked LSU by 12 strokes. The Crimson Tide finished with three players in the top six and four players in the top 25 of the individual standings. Alabama's Brooke Pancake and Megan McChrystal of LSU finished in a tie for first place in the individual standings with identical scores of 205. Pancake defeated McChrystal on the second playoff hole to win the individual championship.
Florida State was led by junior Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru) who finished in a tied for 42nd place with a three round total of 221. She carded a two over par score of 74 in the final round. Her best round of the tournament was an even par score of 72 in the opening round of the tournament.
Junior Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) finished in a tied for 47th place with a 54 hole total of 222. She carded the best round of the tournament for the Seminoles with a 71 in the first round.
Both Salinas (Peru) and Silva (Chile) will represent their respective countries in the upcoming Women's World Amateur Championships in Argentina Oct. 20-23. Salinas is making her first appearance in the event with Silva is representing Chile for the second time in her career.
Florida State wraps up its three match fall schedule at the Landfall Tradition Oct. 22-24.
Tar Heel Invitational/Par 72/Final Team Results Finley Golf Course/Chapel Hill, N.C./Oct. 8-10, 2010 1. Alabama 836 10. Wake Forest 876 2. LSU 848 T11. South Carolina 878 3. Duke 851 T11. Louisville 878 4. Virginia 862 T13. Auburn 880 5. North Carolina 866 T13. Texas A&M 880 6. Michigan State 870 15. Florida 881 7. Tulane 872 16. Florida State 890 T8. Vanderbilt 874 17. Denver 898 T8. Georgia 874 18. NC State 908
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Maria Salinas 42t 72 75 74 221 Macarena Silva 47t 71 74 77 222 Hannah Thomson 66t 75 73 79 227 Whitney Wenglasz 95 81 92 81 254 Jessica Negron dq 70 69 139
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Hannah Thomson 22t 76 76 73 225 Jessica Negron 33t 73 81 74 228 Andrea Kaelin 55t 80 74 79 233 Whitney Wenglasz 83t 80 84 85 249 Mary Beth Ramsay 86t 86 83 82 251
Salinas Leads Noles To Third.
Seminoles finish in third place in team standings.
RIO GRANDE, PR - Florida State University junior Maria Salinas finished in second place in the individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team finished in third place in the team standings as play in the prestigious Lady Puerto Rico Classic at the Rio Del Mar Country Club came to a close on Tuesday. Salinas tied her career best individual finish while the Seminoles earned their best finish of the year and earned their first top five finish under first year head coach Amy Bond.
No. 1 ranked Alabama repeated as the tournament champions with a five stroke win over Iowa State and a 16 stroke win over Florida State. The Seminoles were tied for fourth after the first round and moved into third in the second round where they would stay for the remainder of the tournament. Stephanie Meadow of Alabama won the individual championship by one stroke over Florida State's Salinas. Meadow earned a par on the final hole while Salinas bogeyed the final hole to finish in second.
The Seminoles entered the event ranked 44th nationally by GolfStat and finished ahead of eight ranked teams: No. 6 Purdue, No. 10 Georgia, No. 16 Auburn, No. 17 Auburn, No. 23 Kent State, No. 27 Oregon, No. 33 Northwestern and No. 42 TCU.
"This is a good start to the year for our team," said head coach Amy Bond. "We played really solid golf and did a good job of playing within ourselves. I feel that we got better with each round and that was one of our goals for this event to begin the spring season.
"Maria had a great tournament," said Bond. "She fell just short in the end but it was an overall good start to the spring season for one of our top players."
Salinas carded a career best three under par score of 69 in the third and final round to finish with her career best three round total of 213. With two of her three scores coming under par she finished at three under par to mark not only a career low tournament score of 213 but she also finished under par for an entire tournament for the first time in her career.
Salinas (Lima, Peru) played her best round of the tournament with five birdies and 16 holes at par or better. She carded more birdies in the final round (five) than she did during the first two rounds of the event combined (four). After a bogey on the first hole that put her above par, she birdied her third and continued to lower her score from there. Salinas carded five birdies on her next 16 holes and was as many as four strokes under par during the remainder of the round.
"I am really happy with the way I played," said Salinas. "I feel that I was consistent throughout the round. It is a great way for me to start the spring season and I look to building on the way I play in this event."
Sophomore Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) also played her best golf of the tournament as she carded a 74 in the final round and finished in a tie for 26th place. She was very consistent during the round as she was at or below par on 16 of the 18 holes she played during the round. Negron has now finished in the top 30 of the individual standings in 11 of her 13 career events as a Seminole.
Junior Hannah Thomson (Perth, Australia) also played her best golf of the tournament as she carded an even par 72 and finished in a tie for 29th in the individual standings. She improved her score over the final two rounds of the event as she carded scores of 84-73-72 to finish with a three round total of 229. Thomas was minus two strokes under par over her final 13 holes of the event with two birdies and 11 holes at par. Thomas finished in a tie for 29th with teammate Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) who was at her best in the second round as she carded an even par score of 72.
Florida State continues its spring schedule as it travels to play at the Kinderlou Forest Challenge in Valdosta, Ga., Feb. 27-March 1.
Lady Puerto Rico Classic/Par 72/Final Team Results Rio Mar Country Club/Rio Grande, Puerto Rico/Feb. 13-15, 2011 1. Alabama 875 10. Oregon 922 2. Iowa State 880 11. Auburn 923 3. Florida State 891 12. Southern Methodist 928 4. Purdue 896 13. Michigan 931 5. Georgia 907 14. Indiana 932 T6. Kent State 916 15. Texas Tech 937 T6. Northwestern 916 16. Penn State 938 8. TCU 919 T17. Oklahoma 939 9. Oklahoma 920 T17. NC State 939
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Maria Salinas 2 71 73 69 213 Jessica Negron 26t 77 77 74 228 Macarena Silva 29t 79 72 78 229 Hannah Thomson 29t 84 73 72 229 Andrea Kaelin 41t 76 80 78 234
Noles Finish Fourth.
Thomson leads Seminoles with best finish of her career.
VALDOSTA, GA - Junior Hannah Thomson finished in a career best tied for eighth place in the individual standings to lead the Florida State women's golf team to a fourth place finish in the team standings at the Kinderlou Forest Challenge at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Course. It marked the second consecutive top four finish for the Seminoles who finished in third place at the spring season opening Lady Puerto Rico Challenge.
Chattanooga proved to be a very consistent team as they improved their team standing in each round to claim the team championship. The Mocs were in third after the first round, tied for second after two rounds and took over the lead in the third round to claim the team championship. Casey Kennedy, who helped Augusta State to a third place finish in the team standings, earned medalist honors as she carded a one under par score of 218.
"We struggled today and just couldn't get anything going," said Head Coach Amy Bond. "We had some good individual efforts during the tournament but in the end we just didn't get the job done. We will regroup quickly and get ready to compete in the Gator Invitational this weekend."
Thomson (Perth, Australia) earned the best finish of her collegiate career as she finished with a seven over par score of 226. She carded her best round of the event - a two under par 71 - in the first round. Thomson counted her score towards the team score in each of the three rounds of the tournament. She counted 14 of 18 holes in the final round with scores of par.
The tied for eighth place finish in this event marked the second top 10 finish of her career. She finished in a tie for 10th place in the Bryan National Collegiate during the spring of 2010.
Sophomore Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) and senior Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) both finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings with identical scores of 227. The individual finishes by Negron and Silva allowed the Seminoles and Chattanooga to finish as the only two teams with three golfers in the top 10 of the final individual standings.
Negron has now earned three top 10 individual finishes during his career while Silva is the current team leader with 10 career top 10 finishes.
Junior Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru), who finished in second place in the individual standings at the Lady Puerto Rico Challenge, finished in a tie for 19th place. She carded a team best 73 in the third round of the Kinderlou Forest Challenge. Sophomore Mary Beth Ramsay (Orlando, Fla.), who was playing as an individual, also finished in a tie for 19th place to earn the first top 20 finish of her career.
The Seminoles will continue their spring schedule as they travel to play in the Lady Gator Invitational March 6-7 at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Second Annual Kinderlou Forest Challenge/Feb. 27-March 1. 2011/Final Team Results Kinderlou Forest Golf Club/Valdosta, Ga,/Par 73 1. Chattanooga 806 8. Western Carolina 931 2. Coastal Carolina 905 9. UCF 935 3. Augusta State 909 T10. Illinois 938 4. Florida State 910 T10. Texas Tech 938 T5. Furman 920 12. Kennesaw State 944 T5. East Carolina 920 13. Wisconsin 954 7. Georgia State 930 14. Georgia W
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Hannah Thomson 8t 71 78 77 226 Jessica Negron 10t 79 71 77 227 Macarena Silva 10t 77 73 77 227 Mary Beth Ramsay * 19t 73 76 81 230 Maria Salinas 19t 79 78 73 230 Whitney Wenglasz * 39t 76 79 80 235 Andrea Kaelin 62t 79 83 81 243
Thomson Leads Noles To Second.
Thomas wins inividual medalist honors at Lady Gator Invitational.
GAINESVILLE, FL - Florida State University junior Hannah Thomson finished in first place in the individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team 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. For Thomson it was her first career collegiate victory and second consecutive top 10 individual finish and it was the third consecutive top four team finish for the rapidly improving Seminoles. Thomson's victory marked the second individual championship by a Seminole in the last two seasons after Lacy Agnew earned medalist honors at the spring 2010 Pinehurst Challenge.
Florida won the tournament on its home course as it led wire to wire to claim the championship. The Gators were led by three players in the top seven and four players in the top 12. For Florida State it marked the second consecutive second place finish in the event - the Seminoles finished in second place to Michigan State in the event last season. Thomson earned medalist honors as she defeated Vicky Villanueva of Ohio State by two strokes.
"I'm really happy for our girls," said Head Coach Amy Bond. "We are really improving and gaining confidence as the season goes along. We hope that our own version of March Madness turns into April and May Madness. We are coming close to putting things together and becoming a good team."
Thomson (Perth, Australia) gained command of the individual standings early in the third round as he birdied three of her first four holes to moved to two under and more importantly move into first place. As Thomson moved up the leader board, Charlotte Lorentzen of Georgia State bogeyed two of her first holes to open the door for the Seminole junior. Thomson carded four birdies on the front nine and played consistent golf on the back nine with eight of nine holes scores at par.
Thomason carded under par scores of 69 in the first and third rounds and added a 72 in the second round to finish with a an even par score of 210. She was the only gofer in the 90 player field who finished at par or better. Her scores of 69 came within two strokes of tying her career best score for a single round while her tournament score of 210 was the best of her three-year career as a Seminole.
"I played really steady all week," said Thomson. "I made a lot of ups and downs and par saves and playing like that help me shoot low. It was a great week for our team and we are all very excited about playing well at a good time during the season. We are all going to be very confident heading into our next tournament."
Junior Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru) continued her strong play during the spring season as she earned the third top 20 finish of her career. She finished in second place at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, in a tie for 19th at the Kinderlou Forest Challenge and in a tie for seventh at the Lady Gator.
Salinas carded her second consecutive score of 74 in the third and final round. She closed well as she was at even par of her final eight holes of the round as she finished the day with four birdies. Salinas totaled more birdies in the third round (four) than she did in the first two rounds combined.
Florida State tees it up next at the Bryan National Collegiate March 25-27 in Greensboro, N.C. The Seminoles enter the event as the defending tournament champion.
"We are all excited because we are about to hit the fun part of our schedule," said Bond. "We are going to play some tough course against some really tough reams and I think our girls are preparing themselves well for the stretch run of the season."
SunTrust Gator Women's Invite/Mar. 6. 2011/Final Team Results Team Results Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida/Gainesville, Fla./Par 70> 1. Florida 865 10. Kent State 913 2. Florida State 883 11. Texas Tech 914 3. Ohio State 895 12. UCF 919 4. Colorado 896 13. Georgia State 928 5. Arkansas 899 14. James Madison 937 T6. Iowa State 901 15. UNC Greensboro 940 T6. Coastal Carolina 901 16. Boston University 946 T6. Chattanooga 901 17. Missouri 947 9. Augusta State 911
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Hannah Thomson 1 69 72 69 210 Maria Salinas 7t 73 72 72 217 Jessica Negron 30t 76 75 77 228 Macarena Silva 35t 77 76 76 229 Andrea Kaelin 56t 78 75 81 234
Thomson Tops Noles Seminoles finish in seventh place at Bryan National Collegiate. BROWNS SUMMIT, NC - Florida State juniors Hannah Thomson (tied for 16th) and Maria Salinas (tied for 18th) both earned top 20 individual finishes and the Seminole women's golf team finished in seventh place in the final team standings as play in the Bryan National Collegiate on the Bryan Park Champions Course came to a close on Sunday. The Seminoles displayed marked improvement throughout the tournament as they finished the first round in a tie for 14th place, moved up to 12th place after two rounds and gained five spots on the final day to finish in seventh place.
Wake Forest, which took over the lead in the team standings on day two of the tournament, won the team championship with a two stroke victory over Tennessee. Erica Popson of Tennessee won the individual championship with a one stroke victory over Michelle Shin of Wake Forest.
Florida State moved up five positions in the team standings despite playing in some of the wettest and coldest conditions Seminole head coach Amy Bond has ever competed in during a golf match. The temperature never got above 38 degrees during the round.
"The conditions were some of the toughest I have ever coached or played in," said Bond. "The conditions were very wet with high winds and a high of 38 degrees."
Both Thomson (Perth, Australia) and Salinas (Lima, Peru) earned top 20 finishes despite finishing with final round scores of 76 and 78 respectively. The pair combined for nearly as many double bogeys (four) as they did birdies (five) but played strong golf in the adverse weather conditions.
Thomson played her best golf on her first nine holes (the actual back nine) as she was just one over par as she made the turn. She totaled five holes at par or better with three birdies. Thomson then finished with six holes at par or better with one birdie and was a total of one stroke over par after 16 holes.
Salinas finished the day with 14 holes at par or better with one birdie. She was a total of two strokes over par after 13 holes and closed the day with a score of 78. Salinas carded six birdies over the 54 holes she played during the event.
Senior Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) played the best round of golf in the third round for the Seminoles as she finished with a team leading score of 74. It was her best round of the tournament after carding scores of 80 and 79 in the first two rounds. Silva finished in 37th place in the individual standings.
"The women did a great job of hanging in and battling throughout the round," said Bond. "To shoot 314 and move up five spots tells you how tough it really was. I am really proud of their fight. This was a big tournament for us because we competed against - and beat - teams that we needed to beat as the madness of college golf in the month of April is about to begin. We showed ourselves that we can compete with anyone."
Bryan National Collegiate/Par 72/Final Team Results Bryan Park Champions Course/Browns Summit, N.C./March 25-27, 2011 1. Wake Forest 895 T9. Louisville 929 2. Tennessee 897 11. Michigan State 930 3. North Carolina 909 12. Washington 937 4. Virginia 910 13. Northwestern 941 5. Duke 911 14. UNC Greensboro 943 6. Vanderbilt 913 15. NC State 954 7. Florida State 925 16. UNC Wilmington 964 8. Ohio State 926 17. Charleston 976 T9. South Carolina 929
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Hannah Thomson 16t 77 73 76 226 Maria Salinas 18 75 74 78 227 Macarena Silva 37 80 79 74 233 Jessica Negron 56t 76 77 86 239 Mary Beth Ramsay 84 80 85 90 255
Thomson Finishes Tied For 6th.
Junior leads Seminoles in fourth consecutive tournament.
ATHENS, GA - Florida State's Hannah Thomson earned her third top 10 finish of the season as she placed tied for sixth place in the individual standings and led the Seminole women's golf team to a tied for 13th place finish in the team standings as play in the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia Golf Course came to a close. Thomson finished with a third round score of one over par 73 to lead the Seminoles to their best team round of the tournament.
The Seminoles, who are ranked No. 30 in this week's head to head rankings by Golfstat, finished tied with No. 7 ranked Virginia and ahead of No. 21 North Carolina, No. 25 Oklahoma and three other teams ranked in the top 40 of the national rankings.
No. 2 Alabama, which took over the lead in the team standings in the second round, won the team championship with an eight stroke win over both No. 4 Duke and No. 5 Purdue - both of whom finished in a tied for second place in the individual standings. Marta Silva Zamora of the homestanding University of Georgia Bulldogs took home the individual championship with a 67 in the final round and a two stoke victory over Emily Tubert of Arkansas. Florida State's Thomson finished eight strokes off of the lead.
"We played much better today as compared to yesterday," said head coach Amy Bond. "Hannah had a great tournament and Maria played pretty well, too. Overall it was a good tournament. We are now going to focus on preparing for the ACC's in two weeks."
Thomson (Perth, Australia) continued to play strong golf in the third round as she carded a one over par 73. Coupled with her two under par score of 70 in the first round she finished with a 220 total for the 54 holes event - her second best tournament score of her junior season. Thomson tied her tournament high with four birdies in the third round to bring her event total to nine. She also carded the second eagle in her last three tournaments in the first round. Thomson closed out her front nine with three consecutive birdies and was as many as three strokes under par during the round.
Thomson has now earned four consecutive top 20 individual finishes - tied for eighth at the Kinderlou Forest Challenge, first at the Lady Gator Invitational, tied for 16th at the Bryan National Collegiate and tied for sixth at the Liz Murphey. She has been Florida State's leading golfer in each of its last four events.
Junior Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru) led the Seminoles with an even par 72 in the third round. It was her best round of the tournament after carding scores of 75 and 78 in the first two rounds. Salinas was very consistent during the final 18 holes with 16 holes at par or better with a personal tournament high three birdies.
Salinas finished a tie for 25th place - her fifth consecutive top 25 finish. She finished in a season best second place at the spring season opening Lady Puerto Rico Classic. In seven tournaments this year she has finished out of the top 25 only once.
Senior Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) played her best round of the tournament as she carded a three over par 75 in the final round.
LizMurphey Collegiate Classic/Par 72/Final Team Results University of Georgia Golf Course/Athens, Ga./April 1-3, 2011 1. Alabama 860 T13. Florida State 893 T2. Duke 868 T13. Virginia 893 T2. Purdue 868 15. North Carolina 884 4. Arkansas 869 16. Oklahoma 887 5. Florida 870 17. Kent State 891 T6. Auburn 871 18. South Carolina 894 T6. Georgia 871 19. Kentucky 900 8. Notre Dame 872 20. Furman 905 9. Wake Forest 876 21. Kennesaw State 906 10. Michigan State 878 22. Georgia State 915 11. Ohio State 879 23. Chattanooga 916 12. LSU 880
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Hannah Thomson 6t 70 77 73 220 Maria Salinas 25t 75 78 72 225 Macarena Silva 47t 76 78 75 229 Jessica Negron 104t 85 78 79 242 Andrea Kaelin 113t 81 82 83 246
Silva Leads Noles To Fifth.
Silva earns second top 10 ACC finish of career.
GREENSBORO, NC - Senior Macarena Silva finished in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings and the Florida State women's golf team finished in fifth place in the final team standings of the 23rd Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Golf Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. Sliva led the Seminoles in the final round with a three over par score of 74 to earn her second career top 10 finish in the ACC Championship; she finished in a tie for 10th place as a sophomore in 2009.
Silva's finish was the highest individual finish in the event by a Seminole since All-American Caroline Westrup finished in second place in both 2007 and 2008.
No. 23 North Carolina led wire-to-wire to win the team championship with a 24 stroke victory over No. 5 Duke and a 27 stroke win over No. 6 Virginia. The Tar Heels took control of the event in the first round and never looked back in earning their second ACC championship in the sport of women's golf and first since 1992. Cheyenne Woods of Wake Forest, a niece of golf icon Tiger Woods, won the individual championship with a seven stroke win over North Carolina's Allie White.
"We didn't play our best golf of the season this week but we learned a lot," said Head Coach Amy Bond. "In moving forward we need to continue to work hard on our short games. We had some great individual efforts and we have good things to build on."
Silva (Santiago, Chile) closed the event with a two over par score of 74 and finished with a 222 total for the 54 hole tournament. She carded three scores of 75 or better with her best score of 73 coming in the first round. Silva enjoyed a fine tournament as she spent the entire three day event in the top 10 of the individual standings - she was in a tie for seventh place after the first round, in a tie for sixth after two rounds and finished in a tie for seventh.
Silva played well early in the third round as was at two under par after her first 10 holes with nine holes at par or better with three birdies. She endured a tough back nine but was able to finish the round at two over par.
"I felt really good during the first nine holes and struggled a little bit on the back nine," said Silva. "I am really happy to finish in the top 10 and help my team to a strong finish. Every tournament I feel that I have been playing better so I am really excited to keep improving and am looking forward to playing in regionals once again."
"Macarena played a good tournament," said Bond. "She battled the elements and the tough greens very well."
Sophomore Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) also played well in helping the Seminoles finish in the top five in the nation's toughest conference tournament for women's golf. She finished in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings - an improvement of 14 places in the individual standings as compared to her individual finish of tied for 25th during her freshman season.
Negron's four over par score of 74 included 13 holes at par or better with one birdie. She was one over par on her first nine in the third round and finished the tournament with four birdies.
Junior Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru) earned her second consecutive top 20 finish in the ACC Championship as she finished in a tie for 17th place with a three round total of 230. Junior Hannah Thomson (Perth Australia) finished in a tie for 21st place while senior Andrea Kaelin (Fleming Island, Fla.) finished in 43rd place.
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 25. Should they be selected to participate as expected, the Seminoles will play at one of three sites: The LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Stetson University host), the Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Indy (Notre dame University host) and Washington National Golf Club in Seattle, Wash. (University of Washington host). The regionals are scheduled for May 5-7, 2011. with the NCAA Championship scheduled for The Traditions Club in College Station, Tex. (Texas A&M host) May 18-21.
"We will now wait on the call next week which determines the regional bids," said Bond. "We are in good shape and will be practicing hard in the next few weeks to prepare for NCAA play."
23RD Annual ACC Women's Golf Championship/Par 71/Final Florida State Results Sedgefield Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./April 15-17, 2011 1. North Carolina 875 6. Maryland 903 2. Duke 899 7. NC State 937 3. Virginia 903 8. Miami 938 4. Wake Forest 904 9. Boston College 967 5. Florida State 911
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Macarena Silva 7t 73 75 74 222 Jessica Negron 11t 73 79 75 227 Maria Salinas 17t 75 75 80 230 Hannah Thomson 21t 74 78 80 232 Andrea Kaelin 43 81 82 89 252
Noles Golf Falls Short.
Negron to NCAA Championship finals as an individual.
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - The Florida State women's golf team fell in a one hole playoff to Vanderbilt and was denied a spot in the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship finals as play in the NCAA East Regional Championship came to a close on the Legends Course at LPGA International. In the one hole sudden victory playoff, the Seminoles scored three pars (Jessica Negron, Macarena Silva and Maria Salinas) and two bogeys while the Commodores scored four pars and only one bogey to advance to next week's championship finals at the Traditions Course at Bryan, Texas.
The Seminoles will be represented at the NCAA Championship finals by sophomore Jessica Negron who finished as one of the two highest ranking individuals not on one of the top eight qualifying teams. Florida State's Maria Salinas was defeated by Caroline Powers of Michigan State in her bid to earn the second individual spot.
It marked the second time in the last four seasons that the Seminoles saw their hopes of advancing to the NCAA Championship finals dashed in a one hole playoff. The Seminoles were defeated in a one-hole playoff by LSU at the University of Texas Golf Course in 2008.
"I am really proud of all of our girls;" said first year head coach Amy Bond. "We came up short in the playoff but all of them showed a tremendous amount to resolve and composure which put us in the position to advance to nationals. This is going to be a great lesson for them that every shot in every round in every tournament counts. We will continue to move ahead, improve and learn from all of the triumphs and challenges we faced along the way."
Florida State displayed a tremendous amount of resolve in holding their position in the team standings in the final round and finishing in a tie for eighth place in the official standings. The Seminoles were buoyed by senior Andrea Kaelin's one over par 73 on Saturday and finished ahead of both 16th ranked Auburn and 18th ranked Michigan State - two teams that were seeded higher than Florida State in the region.
"We talked as a team last night and we all knew what we had to do," said Bond. "We had to play smart golf, manage the course and have someone step up. Today it was Andrea. Yesterday it was Maria and on Thursday it was Jessica. Every player on our team stepped up in this tournament and without all five of them we wouldn't even been in a playoff."
Alabama, the No. 3 ranked team in the nation and the top seeded team in the region won the overall team championship. The Crimson Tide defeated North Carolina by two strokes to win the regional championship. Alabama and North Carolina will be joined in the championship finals by Arizona State, Purdue, Coastal Carolina, California, Florida and Vanderbilt.
Kaelin (Fleming Island, Fla.) led the Seminoles with her score of one over par - the second best single round score of her career. She carded 14 holes at par or better with a tournament high three birdies in the final round. Kaelin had a total of two birdies in the first two rounds of the regional as she carded scores of 84 and 80. She came within one stroke of tying her career best score of 72 which came in the third round of the fall 2010 Cougar Classic.
"Andrea really came to play today," said Bond. "She was relaxed, focused, and mentally ready to play. We knew that she would play well for us when the weight of the team wasn't on her shoulders. She grew up in this tournament and that's a very good thing because she returns as one of our seniors next season."
For Kaelin, who was playing in her first career NCAA regional championship, her score of 73 was nearly 10 stokes lower than her average in her last nine rounds.
Negron (Ocala, Fla.) shot a two over par score of 74 and finished in a tie for third place in the individual standings with an even par score of 216. She was at even par after 15 holes with 11 holes at par and two birdies but carded bogeys on two of her last three holes.
Negron's individual finish tied the best finish of her career (she finished in a tie for third at the spring 2010 Lady Gator Invitational), was her second consecutive top 15 finish (she finished in 11th place at the spring 2011 ACC Championship) and was the fourth top 10 individual finish of her career.
Salinas (Lima, Peru) carded a two over par score of 74 and finished in a tie for sixth place with a one over par score of 217 - the best regional finish of her career. She was also at even par after her first 15 holes but was undone by two bogeys on her final three holes.
"I am very happy for both Jess who has a great chance to make noise at nationals," said Bond. "I feel for Macarena Silva, our only senior, who enjoyed a tremendous career as a Seminole. She played in four NCAA Tournaments and earned her degree in marketing last week. She is going to begin her professional career in the next couple of weeks and as a coach I can't thank her enough for what she has done for this program. She will be missed as much more than an outstanding player for us - she will be missed for what she brought to our team as an outstanding teammate."
2011 NCAA East Regional Championship/Par 72/Final Round Team Results Legends Course/LPGA International/Daytona Beach, Fla./May 5-7, 2011 1. Alabama 866 13. Auburn 903 2. North Carolina 868 14. Ole Miss 906 3. Arizona State 871 15. UNC Wilmington 914 4. Coastal Carolina 876 16. Texas Tech 917 5. California 878 17. Augusta State 918 6. Purdue 879 18. Colorado 919 7. Florida 880 19. Stetson 925 T8. Vanderbilt 890 20. Kentucky 927 T8. Florida State 890 21. Florida International 929 10. TCU 893 22. Yale 930 11. Michigan State 894 23. Fairleigh Dickinson 959 12. Louisville 899 24. Alabama State 1,005 * Vanderbilt advances over Florida State by winning a one hole playoff
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Jessica Negron 3t 69 73 74 216 Maria Salinas 6t 74 69 74 217 Macarena Silva 64t 73 73 83 229 Andrea Kaelin 100t 84 80 73 237 Hannah Thomson 103t 81 80 77 238
Negron 45th At NCAA Finals.
Sophomore cards 73 in final round of National Championship.
BRYAN, TX - Florida State University sophomore Jessica Negron carded a one over par 73 in the final round and finished in a tie for 45th place in the individual standings as play in the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship came to a close at the Traditions Club. Negron finished with a 301 total in the four round event and carded her second best score of the event in the final round.
Negron finished play in her second career NCAA Championship playing as well as she has played all spring long. She was two under par over her final seven holes and even par over her final nine in the fourth round. Negron tied her personal best for the tournament with three birdies as she played her final 17 holes of the event at even par.
"This was a great experience and it just makes me hungrier to get back to the championships next year as a team with all of my teammates," said Negron in the clubhouse following the completion of her round. "Even though I had two three putts, my putting was pretty good. I was able to get up and down as well as I have all season and my ball striking was what I hoped it would be. I can play better but I am happy with my performance in the championships."
Negron carded scores of 72-79-77-73 to finish in the top 56 of the individual standings and fifth among the six individuals who competed in the event. She carded 10 birdies over the course of her 72 holes played in the championship. During her two best rounds - an even par 72 in the first round and a one over par 73 in the fourth round - she totaled seven birdies and was never more than three strokes over par in either round.
During the event Negron show tremendous closing abilities as she was a combined total of even par on the final five holes of each of her four rounds. She was an especially strong closer in her fourth round as she was two under par on her final five holes of the championship.
"Jessica really brought it today and I am very proud of her," said head coach Amy Bond. "I really like what she learned in this tournament and the future is certainly very, very bright as we begin to prepare for next season. I told Jessica at the end of the round that this wasn't the end of her sophomore season but that it was the beginning her junior season. I really like where her game is headed."
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ==== ===== Jessica Negron 45t 72 79 77 73 301