Florida State Women's Golf - 2012 Year In Review
Amy Bond, Head Coach
Lindsay Koth, Assistant Coach
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Malin Jansson, 5-8, Nykvarn, Sweden
Carlton Kuhlo, 5-7, Tallahassee
Alex Milan, 5-8, Lutz
2012 Roster - By Name
R Name Hgt Cl Ltr Hometown (Prior School)
* Laure Castelain 5-9 Fr Bordeaux, France (Sainte Marie Grand Lebrun)
* Malin Jansson 5-8 Jr Nykvarn, Sweden (Igelstavikens Gymnasium/Western Carolina)
Andrea Kaelin 5-2 Sr-R * Fleming Island (Fleming Island/Redlands Community College)
* Carlton Kuhlo 5-7 Fr Tallahassee (Chiles)
* Alex Milan 5-8 Fr Lutz (Steinbrenner)
* Jessica Negron 5-5 Jr ** Ocala (West Port)
Mary Beth Ramsay 5-3 Jr ** Orlando (Lake Highland Prep)
* Maria Salinas 5-2 Sr ** Lima, Peru (Markham/Tennessee-Chattanooga)
* Hannah Thomson 5-6 Sr *** Perth, Australia (Saint Mary's Anglican Girls')
Whitney Wenglasz 5-10 Sr ** Oldsmar (East Lake)
Maria Salinas Golf Week - 3rd Team All-American
National Golf Coaches Association - All-American - Honorable Mention
All-Americans - 1
2012 Schedule and Results
|MO MORIAL CLASSIC
September 11-13, 2011, Bryan, Tx
|SUSIE BERNING MAXWELL CLASSIC
October 16-18, 2011, Norman, Ok
October 28-30, 2011, Wilmington, NC
|NORTHRUP GRUMMAN CHALLENGE
Febraury 13-15, 2012, Palos Verdes, Ca
|SUGAR BOWL INTERCOLLEGIATE
February 26-28, 2012, New Orleans, La
March 16-18, 2012, Gainesville, Fl
|LIZ MURPHEY COLLEGIATE CLASSIC
March 30-April 1, 2012, Athens, Ga
|BRYAN NATIONAL COLLEGIATE
April 6-8, 2012, Greensboro, NC
April 13-15, 2012, Greensboro, NC
|NCAA CENTRAL REGIONAL
May 10-12, 2012, Columbus, Oh
May 22-25, 2012, Franklin, Tn
RefOverall Home Away Neutral ------------------------------------------------ FSU RECORD IS 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0
2012 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS 1 DUKE 875 2 NORTH CAROLINA 885 3 WAKE FOREST 892 4 FLORIDA STATE 899 5 VIRGINIA 903 6 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 909 7 MARYLAND 917 8 MIAMI 928 9 BOSTON COLLEGE 934
2012 EOY StatsName Tournaments Rounds Par Low Strokes Wins Top10 Ave ======================================================================== Maria Salinas 10 30 9 66 2,229 2 4 74.30 Laure Castelain 9 27 2 70 2,045 0 2 75.74 Malin Jansson 7 21 3 70 1,591 0 1 75.76 Jessica Negron 9 27 5 69 2,048 0 2 75.85 Alex Milan 7 20 1 72 1,563 0 0 78.15 Hannah Thomson 6 18 1 70 1,408 0 0 78.22 Carlton Kuhlo 4 12 0 74 969 0 0 80.75
Noles Golf Finishes Fifth.
Senior co-captin Salinas leads Seminoles in final round.
BRYAN, TX - Florida State senior co-captain Maria Salinas carded a personal tournament best 73 and the Seminole women's golf team finished in fifth place finish in the final team standings of the fall season opening "Mo" Moral Tournament at the Traditions Club. Salinas improved her single round score by nine strokes as compared to her first round score of 82 and finished in a tie for 26th place in the individual standings - the eighth consecutive tournament in which she has finished in the top 30 of the individual standings in a collegiate tournament.
Texas won the team championship as it held on to defeat Auburn by two strokes. The Longhorns lost seven strokes to the Tigers in the final round but had a big enough cushion after the first two rounds of play to hold on for their first team victory in the 17-year history of the event. Carlie Yadloczky of Auburn, who had a share of the lead in each of the three rounds, claimed the individual championship by one stroke over Desiree Dubreuil of Texas.
"We had three really good rounds today and we improved each day we were on the course this week," said Seminole head coach Amy Bond. "In the end we came up just a few strokes short of third place in a tough tournament. We will build on our play during this tournament because we know we need to be more consistent. We need four and five good scores in each round to be competitive and to compete for championships in every tournament we play. Winning championships is our goal and this shows us that we still have work to do to get to that point."
Salinas (Lima, Peru) played her best golf of the tournament as she carded a one over par 73 over the final 18 holes for a for a 232 total and a tied for 26th place finish. She played well during the entire round and was at or under par on 15 of her 18 holes played with two birdies. Salinas had nearly as many birdies (two) in the final round as she did during the first two rounds combined (three) and had fewer bogies (three) than she had in both the first (six) and second rounds (six). Salinas was never more than two strokes over par during any point in the third round.
"We didn't play our best golf this week but we improved our score in every round," said Salinas. "We have one month to prepare for our next tournament in Oklahoma and I think we are going to continue to improve each day in practice. I played better; I hit the ball better, putted better and felt more comfortable on the course today. I have a lot of work to do to get to where I need to be to be a consistent leader on this team."
Junior Malin Jansson (Nykvarn, Sweden) finished as Florida State's top golfer with a 230 total of a tied for 21st place finish in the team standings. She carded a 74 in the final round and displayed marked improvement in each of her rounds during the event. After carding a 79 in the first round, she improved by two strokes with a 77 in the second round and again with a 74 in the third round.
Freshman Carlton Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla./Chiles) finished in 29th place and as the Seminoles' third highest ranking golfer. She carded a personal tournament best 74 in the third round - an eight stroke improvement for her score of 82 in the second round.
"Two of our three best rounds of the third round came from the two newcomers in our line-up (Malin and Carlton)," said Bond. "Malin played well in her first tournament as a Seminole and Carlton played phenomenally in her first collegiate event. It's all new for Carlton - a new team, a new scene and a new experience - I'm really happy with the way she played."
"Mo" Morial Tournament/Final Team Results The Traditions Golf Club/Bryan Texas/Sept. 11-13, 2011 1. Texas 885 7. Oklahoma 923 2. Auburn 887 8. Michigan State 929 3. Kentucky 914 9. Tulane 931 4. North Texas 917 10. Coastal Carolina 936 5. Florida State 918 11. Texas San Antonio 947 6. Texas A&M 921 12. Texas A&M (B) 958
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Malin Jansson 21t 79 77 74 230 Maria Salinas 26t 82 77 73 232 Carlton Kuhlo 29 77 82 74 233 Jessica Negron 30t 75 78 81 234 Hannah Thomson 41t 78 75 84 237
Castelain Leads Seminoles To 3rd.
Freshman Castelain finishes in tie for 3rd in first career event.
NORMAN, OK - Freshman Laure Castelain finished in a tie for third place in the individual standings to lead the Florida State women's golf team to a tie for third place finish in the team standings as play in the Susie Berning Maxwell Classic at the Jimmy Austin - University of Oklahoma Golf Course came to a close. After back to back rounds of 70 in the first and second rounds, Castelain carded a 77 in the third round and finished seven strokes out of first place.
Oklahoma, the host team, won the team title as the Sooners surpassed both Florida State and Texas A&M in the in the final round. The Sooners finished one stroke ahead of Texas Tech to take the team title. Anne Tanguay of Oklahoma shot a 71 in the final round for a 210 total to claim the individual championship.
Castelain, who carded identical scores of 70 in the first and second rounds, carded a 77 in the final round and finished with a three round total of 217. She earned her first career top three finish while playing in the first event of her career.
The best round of the day for the Seminoles was turned in by freshman Alex Milan who finished the tournament with an even par score of 72. She finished four strokes better than her first round score (76) and six strokes better than her second round score (78). Milan moved up 27 spaces in the individual standings in the final round of the event as she carded the first even par score of her career. She began the final round in a tie for 53rd place and finished in a tie for 26th place.
Susie Berning Maxwell Classic/Par 72/Final Team Results Jimmy Austin - University of Oklahoma Golf Course/Norman, Okla./Oct. 16-18, 2011 1. Oklahoma 878 T9. Kansas Stat 913 2. Texas Tech 879 11. Florida International 915 T3. Florida State 883 12. Coastal Carolina 918 T3. Texas A&M 883 T13. Michigan 919 5. New Mexico 887 T13. Redlands C.C. 919 6. Kennesaw State 902 15. Texas San Antonio 920 7. Wisconsin 909 16. Middle Tennessee State 921 8. Kansas 911 17. Oral Roberts 941 T9. Texas State 913
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Laure Castelain 3t 70 70 77 217 Jessica Negron 15t 70 73 80 223 Malin Jansson 22t 74 73 78 225 Hannah Thomson 26t 70 78 78 226 Alex Milan 26t 76 78 72 226
Noles Finish 10th At Landfall.
Salinas leads Seminoles in final event of fall season.
WILMINGTON, NC - Senior co-captain Maria Salinas finished in 23rd place in the individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team finished in a tie for 10th place in the team standings as play in the 10th Annual Landfall Tradition on the Jack Nicklaus at the Country Club of Landfall came to a close Sunday. Salinas carded three identical scores of 77 to lead Florida State to its third consecutive top 10 team finish in three events during the fall season. With the end of the Landfall Tradition came the end of their fall season; the Seminoles will now set their sights on the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge to open their spring season in February.
Purdue, which took the team lead in the second round, claimed the team championship with a 14 stroke win over Auburn. Purdue entered the tournament ranked 49th nationally by GolfStat - a ranking that will certainly change after besting the 15 teams ranked in the top 50 including the No. 3 ranked Tigers. Paula Reto of Purdue won the individual championship with a two over par total score of 218.
"Overall the fall season was a success for our team," said head coach Amy Bond. "We used three different line-ups and which allowed eight different players to gain experience. We enjoyed some really great rounds as a team and had some great individual efforts. The girls worked really hard and this fall and I am really proud of their efforts. We will start immediately on our winter projects and we begin to gear everything towards our spring schedule."
Salinas (Lima, Peru) finished as the Seminoles' leader in the individual standings as she closed the event with a third consecutive score of 77 and a three round total of 231. She carded a tournament high three birdies in the third round after carding a total of three in the first two rounds of the event. It was the 20th top 25 finish for the senior.
Junior Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) carded the best round of the day and the best round of the tournament for the Seminoles with a one over par score of 73. After consecutive scores of 80 in the first and second rounds of the event, she earned her best score by seven strokes. Negron was never more than one stroke over par during the round, totaled four birdies and was at or below par of 13 of her 18 holes. She had four birdies in the third round of the tournament as compared to a total of only one birdie in her first two rounds combined.
Florida State earned three top 10 team finishes this fall with a tied for third place finish at the Susie Berning Maxwell Classic, a fifth place finish at the Mo Morial Tournament and a tied for 10th place finish at the Landfall Tradition. Three different players led the Seminoles in the individual standings with junior Malin Jansson lead the Seminoles at the Mo Morial, freshman Laure Castelain taking the honors at the Susie Berning Maxwell Classic and Salinas leading the Seminoles in the final event of the season.
Landfall Tradition/Par 72/Final Team Results Country Club of Landfall/Nicklaus Course/Wilmington, N.C./Oct. 28-30, 2011 1. Purdue 904 T10. Notre Dame 934 2. Auburn 918 T10. Wake Forest 934 3. Ohio State 919 T10. Florida State 934 4. South Carolina 922 13. Virginia 938 T5. Iowa State 923 14. Ole Miss 943 T5. Michigan State 923 15. Tulane 948 7. Duke 932 16. Northwestern 950 T8. NC State 934 17. Chattanooga 955 T8. North Carolina 934 18. UNC Wilmington 969
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Maria Salinas 23 77 77 77 231 Jessica Negron 29t 80 80 73 233 Alex Milan 34t 78 76 81 235 Laure Castelain 66t 82 80 79 241 Hannah Thomson 71t 80 76 86 242
Salinas Tops Noles' Golf.
Seanior earns top 10 individual finish at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.
PALOS VERDES ESTATES, CA - Florida State's Maria Salinas finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team finished in 10th place in the team standings as play in the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at the Palos Verdes Golf Club came to a close. The No. 32 ranked Seminoles finished ahead of four teams ranked higher in the national rankings including No. 14 Florida, No. 19 Oregon and No. 21 UC Davis.
No. 1 ranked UCLA won the team championship as they took the lead in the first round and ran away from the other 14 teams in the power packed field. The Bruins outdistanced nine teams ranked in the nation's top 25 by as many as 12 strokes. UCLA finished 12 strokes ahead of No. 4 ranked Southern California, 21 strokes ahead of No. 8 Arizona and 31 strokes ahead of No. 12 ranked Ohio State. Lindy Duncan of Duke won the individual title as she finished with an even par score of 210 - the only golfer in the 81 player field to finish at par.
Salinas (Lima, Peru) played her best golf in the first round of the event as she carded an even par 70. She finished the event at eight strokes over par and led the Seminoles with nine birdies during the three round event. Salinas played the final round with 11 holes at par or better including one birdie.
Her 10th place individual finish is her best of her senior season and marked her second top 10 finish in her last four events. She has now earned 10 career top 10 individual finishes including six during her three-year career at Florida State.
Freshman Laure Castelain (Bordeaux France) finished in a tie for 35th place in the individual standings with a 228 total for the 54 holes she played. She led the Seminoles during the final round with a five over par score of 76 - her second best score of the event. Castelain carded a two over par score of 73 in the first round of the tournament.
"We have some great things to work on - things that are easy to fix," said head coach Amy Bond. "We are going to get better. A lot of positives came out of this tournament as did a lot of things we have to work on. Travelling with three freshmen is only going to help us. I really feel that our immediate future is very bright."
Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge/Par 71/Final Round Team Results Palos Verdes Golf Club/Palos Verdes Estates, Calif./Feb. 13-15, 2012 1. UCLA 870 9. Michigan State 914 2. Southern California 882 10. Florida State 915 3. Pepperdine 887 11. Oregon 918 4. Arizona State 891 12. Florida 922 5. Duke 897 13. Oklahoma 931 6. Ohio State 901 14. UC Davis 935 7. Colorado 902 15. Wake Forest 937 8. Denver 908
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Maria Salinas 10t 70 73 78 221 Laure Castelain 35t 73 79 76 228 Malin Jansson 42t 71 78 81 230 Carlton Kuhlo 76 82 89 77 248 Alex Milan 81 79 79 158
Jansson Finishes 4th At Sugar Bowl.
Junior cards two under par score of 70 in final round to lead Seminoles.
NEW ORLEANS, LA - Florida State junior Malin Jansson shot a two under par 70 in the final round and finished in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings and the Florida State women's golf team finished in 12th place in the team standings as play in the AllState Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate at the English Turn Golf and Country Club came to a close on Tuesday. The finish marked her third career top five placing and best finish as a Seminole after transferring to Florida State from Western Carolina this past fall.
No. 13 Duke rallied from four strokes down after two rounds to win the team championship by three strokes over No. 17 ranked Colorado. No. 4 ranked Southern California, which led the event after the first and second rounds, finished in third place in the team standings. Duke placed four players in the top 20 of the individual standings and was led by Lindy Duncan who finished in a tie for fourth place with a three round score of 215. Alex Stewart of Colorado won the individual championship with a one stroke victory of Cassy Isagawa of Oregon. Stewart carded a five under par score of 67 in the final round of the event.
Jansson (Nykvarn, Sweden) played her best golf of the 54-hole tournament in the final round as she concluded her play with a two under par score of 70. She played her final 17 holes of the round at three under par with three birdies and 17 straight holes played at par or better. Jansson quickly made up for a bogey on her first hole of the day with a birdie on her second hole - from there she played stellar golf. She moved back to even par with the birdie on her second hole, moved under par five holes later and moved to two under par with another birdie on her 17th hole.
Jansson's score of 70 is her best as a Seminole and came within one stroke of tying her career best score of 69 which she carded in the Great Smokie Intercollegiate during the fall of 2009.
Freshman Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) carded a 76 in the final round and finished with a three round total of 228. She carded her best score of the tournament in the first round as she scored a two over par score of 74. Castelain carded two birdies in the third round and led the Seminoles with nine birdies during the tournament. She played well late in the third round and finished play at two under par over her last five holes of the round.
Florida State played the final round without senior Maria Salinas who had to withdraw from the event after the second round because of an injured wrist.
"We didn't play up to our capabilities in this tournament," said head coach Amy Bond. "But playing in this tournament was a great learning experience for our entire team. We now have two weeks before the Lady Gator Invitational to work on the things we know we need to work on - I continue to be very encouraged by what I see on the golf course from all of our players."
AllState Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate/Par 72/Final Round Team Results English Turn Golf and Country Club/Feb. 26-28, 2012 1. Duke 877 T8. Oregon 897 2. Colorado 880 10. Florida 898 3. Southern California 881 11. Tulsa 910 4. Alabama 884 12. Florida State 910 5. Baylor 887 13. Kennesaw State 917 6. Tulane 893 14. East Carolina 922 7. Texas A&M 896 15. Ole Miss 923 T8. Auburn 897
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Malin Jansson 4t 73 72 70 215 Laure Castelain 42t 74 78 76 228 Jessica Negron 55t 81 72 80 233 Alex Milan 74 79 81 82 242 Carlton Kuhlo * 75 82 81 81 244 Maria Salinas 83 75 79 154
Salinas Wins Individual Title; Noles 3rd At Gator.
Senior earns first career individual championship.
GAINESVILLE, FL - Florida State senior Maria Salinas won her first collegiate individual title and the Seminole women's golf team finished in third place at the power-packed Lady Gator Invitational on the Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida. Salinas shot a personal best and tournament record 66 in the third and final round to claim the individual title.
No. 23 Florida rallied to win its home tournament as they claimed the team championship with a one stroke lead over No. 2 Alabama and an eight stroke win over Florida State. The Gators carded the best team scores of the second and third rounds to win the team title after finishing the first round in a tie for sixth place. Salinas win the individual championship with a two stroke win over Camilla Hedberg of Florida.
Florida State, ranked No. 34 nationally, finished ahead of four teams in the top 15 of the national rankings: No. 4 Auburn (tied for sixth), No. 10 Georgia (fourth), No. 11 Duke (fifth) and No. 14 Baylor (ninth) in putting together its most complete tournament of the year.
"This was a good, solid tournament for us and I am really proud of the girls," said head coach Amy Bond. "We are really close to putting it all together and today certainly showed how hard we are working in practice. We played well and were under par on the toughest holes on the course.
Salinas (Lima, Peru) played the best round of her career as she set the tournament record with a four under par 66. She carded six birdies and was at or below par on 16 of her 18 holes during the round. Salinas birdied her second hole to move under par and never rose above par during the remainder of the round. She recorded five birdies over a string of seven holes to move to four under par with five holes remaining to be played. Salinas closed out her round with a strong of five consecutive birdies to finish with her career best score of 66.
"I am really proud of my teammates for finishing so in this event," said Salinas. We are getting better each week. I am really happy to win the individual championship because the better we all do as individuals the better we all do as a team - and that's the goal for all of us."
Freshman Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) finished in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings with a 215 total for the 54 hole event. She finished with three consecutive scores of 75 or better (71-72-75).
"This is the kind of tournament and the type of result we needed as a team. We now have to utilize our performance as a momentum builder for the rest of the season," said Bond.
Lady Gator Invitational/Par 70/Final Team Results Mark Bostick Golf Club at the University of Florida/March 16-18, 2012 1. Florida 864 10. Ole Miss 891 2. Alabama 865 11. Kentucky 890 3. Florida State 872 12. UCF 906 4. Georgia 877 13. Wisconsin 912 5. Duke 882 14. Kent State 918 T6. USF 885 15. UT Chattanooga 923 T6. Auburn 885 16. Mississippi State 926 T6. Arkansas 885 17. Georgia State 929 9. Baylor 880
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Maria Salinas 1 68 72 66 206 Laure Castelain 11t 71 72 75 218 Malin Jansson 28t 74 76 73 223 Jessica Negron 46 79 73 75 227 Alex Milan 48t 77 76 76 229
Negron Leads Seminoles In Final Round Of Liz Murphey.
Junior shoots season best score of 71 in final round.
ATHENS, GA - Florida State junior Jessica Negron shot a 1under par 71 in the final round and moved into a tie for 28th in the final individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team finished in 13th place in the team standings as play at the 40th Annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia came to a close. The Seminoles were led in the individual standings by freshman Laure Castelain who finished in a tie for 23rd place in the individual standings to earn her second consecutive and third career top 25 finish.
No. 2 ranked Alabama led the team race wire to wire to earn the championship with a 12 stroke victory over Georgia. The Crimson Tide led a parade of SEC schools at the top of the standings with four schools in the top five and six in the top nine of the team standings. Jennifer Kirby of Alabama, one of only eight golfers in the 90 person field to shoot at or under par in all three rounds, won the individual championship with a 7 under par score of 209. She defeated Laura Gonzalez of Purdue by one stroke for medalist honors.
Negron (Ocala, Fla.) played nearly flawless golf with 17 holes scored at par or better with two birdies in the final round. She carded only one hole above par the entire round - with her only bogey coming with three holes remaining in her round. Negron was two under par through her first 15 holes of the round and end her day with back to back holes of par.
Negron began the day in a tie for 45th place and moved up 17 holes during the round as she carded her second round of par or better golf in nine round this spring.
"I feel like I started to strike the ball better in this tournament," said Negron. "My confidence will build after this strong round; I am really looking forward to playing next weekend at the Bryan."
Castelain (Bordeaux, France) carded a 75 in the final round and finished in a tie for 23rd place with a three round total of 221. It marked the third time in her career and second time in the last three events that she has finished as Florida State's leader Castelain finished with three rounds at 75 or better (73-73-75) with her 221 total finishing as the third best tournament of her career.
"I am very happy with our ability to battle back during his event," said head coach Amy Bond. "If we learned anything about ourselves, we know that we can play well with our backs against the wall. The challenge is not to get down so we have to battle back."
Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic/Par 72/Final Team Results University of Georgia Golf Course/Athens, Ga./March 30-April 1, 2012 1. Alabama 854 10. Notre Dame 892 2. Georgia 866 11. Oklahoma 895 3. Florida 867 12. Wake Forest 896 4. Virginia 873 13. Florida State 897 5. South Carolina 875 14. Kent State 901 6. Purdue 878 15. Denver 907 7. Auburn 879 16. Augusta State 922 8. Michigan State 881 17. Missouri 925 9. Arkansas 886 18. Georgia (B) 935
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Laure Castelain 23t 73 73 75 221 Jessica Negron 28t 75 76 71 222 Maria Salinas 40t 73 78 73 224 Malin Jansson 59t 75 77 78 230 Alex Milan 73t 75 78 80 233
Seminoles Finish In 3rd At Bryan National Collegiate.
Nagron and Castelain earn top 10 individual finishes.
GREENSBORO, NC - Florida State junior Jessica Negron finished in a tie for fifth place in the individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team finished in third place in the team standings as play in the Bryan National Collegiate came to a close. Negron (tied for fifth) and freshman Laure Castelain (tied for ninth) both finished in the top 10 of the individual standings to give the Seminoles a pair of top 10 finishers for the first time this season as they earned their third top three finish (and second in the last three tournaments) of the year.
Tennessee defeated Duke in a one hole playoff to claim the team championship. In finishing as the top three teams, Duke, Tennessee and Florida State were the only three squads in the 17 team field that finished with multiple golfers in the top 10 of the individual standings. Lindy Duncan of Duke, the No. 1 ranked player in the country, won the individual championship with a three round total of 4 under par 212. She finished as the only player in the tournament with under par scores in each of the three rounds of the event.
"We did a lot of good things this week," said head coach Amy Bond. "I am happy with where we are as team heading into the ACC Championships on Friday. All of the girls have worked hard and are excited to continue playing at a high level now that the postseason has arrived."
No. 32 Florida State finished ahead of four ACC teams in the event - North Carolina, Wake Forest, Virginia and NC State and finished ahead of five teams ranked ahead of it in the national rankings: No. 6 North Carolina, No. 19 Ohio State, No. 21 NC State, No. 24 Michigan State and No. 25 Virginia.
Negron (Ocala, Fla.) earned the best finish of her junior season as she finished with a 3 over par total of 219 despite carding her highest score of the tournament in the final round (6 over par 78). She finished with scores of 72-69 in the first two rounds as was in a tie for first after the first two rounds. Negron has now earned three career top five finishes with her most recent (tied for third) coming at the NCAA East Regional Championship during the spring of 2011.
Senior Maria Salinas (Lima, Peru) played her best golf of the tournament as she carded a 1 over par score of 73 in the final round to finish with a 7 over par score of 223. She finished in a tie for 16th place in the individual standings to earn her fourth top 20 finish of the year. After a 76 in the first round, Salinas was a total of three strokes over par in the final two rounds with score of 74 and 73.
"We are coming into ACC's with a lot of confidence," said Salinas. "We like where we are as a team to play and finish well next weekend."
Freshman Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) closed the event in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings with a three round score of 221. She finished a total of five strokes over par with scores of 74-73-74 to earn her second career top 10 finish. Castelain finished in a career best tied for third place at the University of Oklahoma Tournament during the fall season. Her 221 score is the third best of her burgeoning collegiate career.
Bryan National Collegiate/Par 72/Final Team Results Bryan Park Golf Center Players Course/Greensboro, N.C./April 6-8, 2012 T1. Duke 882 10. Tulane 902 T1. Tennessee 882 11. Virginia 903 3. Florida State 889 12. Michigan State 909 T4. Ohio State 892 13. Kentucky 911 T4. North Carolina 892 14. NC State 912 6. South Carolina 894 15. UNC Wilmington 926 7. Wake Forest 895 16. Louisville 941 8. Northwestern 895 17. College of Charleston 947 9. UNC Greensboro 900
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Jessica Negron 5t 72 69 78 219 Laure Castelain 9t 74 73 74 221 Maria Salinas 16t 76 74 73 223 Hannah Thomson 60t 81 73 78 232 Carlton Kuhlo 87 75 86 83 244
Seminoles 4th At ACC Women's Golf Championship.
Salinas ties school record with second plce individual finish.
GREENSBORO, NC - Senior Maria Salinas finished in a tie for second place in the individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team finished in fourth place in the team standings as play in the 24th annual ACC Women's Golf Championship at Sedgefield Country Club came to a conclusion. Salinas tied the school record for best individual finish in the ACC Championship to help Florida State to its fourth top four team finish in the last six seasons.
Duke won its first ACC title since 2008 as it claimed a 10 stroke victory over second place North Carolina. The Blue Devils led the team standings wire to wire. The Blue Devils has now won a record 15 ACC women's golf championships. Lindy Duncan of Duke won the individual championship with a six stroke victory over three players - including Florida State's Salinas - who finished in a tie for second in the individual standings.
The Seminoles, who entered the event ranked No. 25 in the nation by GolfStat, defeated two teams - No. 22 NC State and No. 28 Virginia - who were ranked among the nation's top 30 entering the event.
"We battled back well from our round on Friday," said head coach Amy Bond. "Now we prepare for regionals. We will take what we learned from this tournament and use it to get to nationals."
Salinas (Lima, Peru) carded her second consecutive score of 1 under par 70 in the final round to finish in a tie for second place in the individual standings with a 3 over par total of 216 for the 54 holes tournament. She was a total of two strokes under par with identical scores of 70 in the second and third rounds after opening the event with a five over par score of 76. Salinas was two under par on her final seven holes with two birdies including a birdie on her final hole of the tournament.
Salinas joined three other Seminoles in the history of the tournament who have finished in second place in the individual standings of the ACC Championship. She joined Mary Lee Cobick (1992), Tiffany Faucette (1995) and Caroline Westrup (2007 and 2008) as Seminoles who have finished as runners-up for the coveted title of ACC individual champion. In finishing in a tie for second place, Salinas established a personal best in a conference tournament - one spot better than her finish of tied for third at the Southern Conference Championship in 2009.
Junior Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) finished in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings with a three round total of 220. She finished the event with back-to-back scores of 72 in the second and third rounds after a first round score of 76. Negron was one under par over her final eight holes to finish her final round with a 72 and the tournament with a seven over par score of 220.
Negron's finish of tied for seventh is the best of her career after finishing in a tie for 11th place in 2011 and in a tie for 25th place in 2010.
24th Annual ACC Women's Golf Championship/Par 71/Final Team Results Sedgefield Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./April 13-15, 2012 1. Duke 875 6. NC State 909 2. North Carolina 885 7. Maryland 917 3. Wake Forest 892 8. Miami 928 4. Florida State 899 9. Boston College 934 5. Virginia 903
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Maria Salinas 2t 76 70 70 216 Jessica Negron 7t 76 72 72 220 Laure Castelain 29t 80 73 80 233 Hannah Thomson 31t 76 79 79 234 Alex Milan 40t 81 83 76 240
Salinas Advances As NCAA Regional Champion.
Seminoles finish in tied for 10th in team standings.
COLUMBUS, OH - Florida State's Maria Salinas finished in a tie for first in the individual standings and advanced to the NCAA Championships as an individual participant but the Seminoles saw their season end as they finished in a tie for 10th place in the team standings - six strokes behind Arkansas for the eighth and final spot to advance to the National Championships. Salinas will travel as one of nine individual participants to the NCAA Championships at the Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn., May 22-25.
In becoming the first individual regional champion in school history, Salinas finished in a tie for first place with Lisa McCloskey of Southern California. Salinas birdied four of her last six holes while McCloksey bogeyed three of her last five holes to allow the two players to finish in a tie for first place. Because Salinas was the top finishing individual not on one of the top eight teams and McCloskey advanced to the championships as a member of the winning team, the tie was not broken by a playoff.
Southern California won the regional team championship and will be joined by Vanderbilt, Purdue, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio State, NC State and Arkansas as the eight representatives from the NCAA Central Regional Championships at the NCAA Championships.
"I am heartbroken for my girls," said head coach Amy Bond. "This will always be a special team to me; they did everything that was asked of them. We just came up short - six strokes short - in our goal to advance to the National Championships. I am extremely happy for Maria who has a great shot to win a national championship. That is our next goal as a coaching staff- the help her become a national champion."
Salinas (Lima, Peru) played one of her best tournaments of her career as she advanced to the NCAA Championships for the third time in her career. Her three round tournament score is tied for the second best score of her career. She won the spring 2012 Lady Gator Invitational with a four under par score of 206. Salinas also carded a 3 under par score of 213 in finishing in second place at the spring 2011 Lady Puerto Rico Invitational.
Salinas finished with a 2 under par score of 70 in the final round of the regional championship. It marked her third score of par or better in this event and her fifth consecutive score of par or better dating back to the second round of the ACC Championship in April. Salinas has a cumulative total of even par (plus 3 at the ACC Championship and minus 3 at the NCAA Regional Championship) in her last two events. Salinas has played well since winning the Lady Gator Invitational in February; she is a total of 11 strokes over par in her last five tournaments.
Similar to her play in the second round, Salinas had to recover from a rocky start to work herself back into contention for the individual championship. She suffered a double bogey six on the par four hole No. 11 (her second hole of the day) and carded a bogey four on the par four hole No. 13 (her fourth hole of the day). She then completely reversed gears and got herself back into the race for the championship. Salinas carded six birdies over the next 14 holes (with only one bogey) to move into first place for a short time.
With a chance to win the title outright and having already finished her round, Salinas watched as McCloskey finished with a par on her final hole and the two players finished in a tie for first place.
"This is the most bittersweet moment I think I have every felt in my golfing career," said Salinas. "I am happy to be able to continue my career but to go to nationals without my team is makes me very sad. I hope this will be a lesson to my teammates for the future - every shot counts in every tournament. The goal always has to be to go to nationals as a team."
Junior Malin Jansson (Nykvarn, Sweden) played her best round of the tournament in the third round and finished with a 5 over par score of 77. She finished her first career NCAA Regional Championship with a three round total of 238. Jansson and freshman Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) finished tied for 75th. Senior Hannah Thomson (Perth, Australia) finished her career in a tie for 68th place in the individual standings - tied with teammate Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.).
2012 NCAA Central Regional Championship/May 10-12, 2012/Final Team Results Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University/Columbus, Ohio/Par 72 1. Southern California 874 13. Ole Miss 930 2. Vanderbilt 899 14. Texas State 935 3. Purdue 902 15. Notre Dame 936 4. Tennessee 904 16. Michigan 937 5. Virginia 905 17. Kentucky 938 6. Ohio State 908 18. Harvard 943 7. NC State 911 19. South Florida 954 8. Arkansas 913 20. Texas San Antonio 963 9. Oregon 914 21. East Carolina 966 T10. Florida State 919 22. UNC Wilmington 969 T10. Georgia 919 23. Butler 970 12. Auburn 922 24. Siena 981
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Maria Salinas 1t 71 72 70 213 Jessica Negron 68t 80 76 81 237 Hannah Thomson 68t 83 75 79 237 Laure Castelain 75t 82 78 78 238 Malin Jansson 75t 81 80 77 238
Salinas Plays Her Best In Finals Of NCAA Championship.
Senior closes career with 2 under par 70 in final collegiate round.
FRANKLIN, TN - Florida State senior Maria Salinas carded a 2 under par 70 in the final round of the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship and finished in a tie for 102nd place in the individual standings as play in the event on the Legend's Course at Vanderbilt University came to an end. Salinas birdied three of her final five holes as she played her best round of the tournament and closed her Florida State career on a very high note.
Salinas (Lima, Peru) finished with her first sub-par round of the tournament after carding scores of 80-80-79 in the first three rounds. She carded a personal tournament best five birdies and a personal tournament low three bogeys in finishing below par. Salinas was two under par with two birdies on her first nine and was even par on her second nine to finish with her two under par score of 70. She was 3 under par over her first nine and three under par over the course of her final five holes. Salinas closed the round with a birdie on the final hole of her collegiate career.
Salinas finished with a four round score of 309 and moved up 19 spots in the individual standings with her score of 70 in the final round. She was of 12 players in the field of 126 that finished with a score of 70 or better in the final round. Salinas's score of 70 was tied for the fifth best score of the final round.
Alabama won its first women's golf title as the Crimson Tide held off two-time defending champion Southern California by one stroke to win the championship. The Crimson Tide gave coach Mica Potter his first national title and first for the program in its seventh trip to the national tournament when senior Brooke Pancake rolled in a 4-footer for par on No. 18. Alabama finished one shot better than Southern California. Chiapas Jao-Javanil of Oklahoma won the individual title by four strokes. Virginia, the highest finishing ACC team, closed the tournament in fourth place.
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ==== ===== Maria Salinas 102t 80 80 79 70 309