Florida State Women's Golf - 2012 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Golf - 2012 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Amy Bond, Head Coach
Lindsay Koth, Assistant Coach

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2011-12 Women's Golf


2012 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Laure Castelain, 5-9, Bordeaux, France

Malin Jansson, 5-8, Nykvarn, Sweden

Carlton Kuhlo, 5-7, Tallahassee

Alex Milan, 5-8, Lutz


2012 Roster - By Name

L
T                                  PY
R Name                  Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* 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)

2012 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Maria Salinas            Golf Week - 3rd Team All-American
                         National Golf Coaches Association - All-American - Honorable Mention

All-Americans -  1

2012 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
09/13
Ref
N
MO MORIAL CLASSIC
September 11-13, 2011, Bryan, Tx
5th Place
10/18
Ref
N
SUSIE BERNING MAXWELL CLASSIC
October 16-18, 2011, Norman, Ok
3rd Place
10/30
Ref
N
LANDFALL TRADITION
October 28-30, 2011, Wilmington, NC
10th Place
02/15
Ref
N
NORTHRUP GRUMMAN CHALLENGE
Febraury 13-15, 2012, Palos Verdes, Ca
10th Place
02/28
Ref
N
SUGAR BOWL INTERCOLLEGIATE
February 26-28, 2012, New Orleans, La
10th Place
03/18
Ref
N
GATOR INVITATIONAL
March 16-18, 2012, Gainesville, Fl
3rd Place
04/01
Ref
N
LIZ MURPHEY COLLEGIATE CLASSIC
March 30-April 1, 2012, Athens, Ga
13th Place
04/08
Ref
N
BRYAN NATIONAL COLLEGIATE
April 6-8, 2012, Greensboro, NC
3rd Place
04/15
Ref
N
ACC CHAMPIONSHIP
April 13-15, 2012, Greensboro, NC
4th Place
05/12
Ref
N
NCAA CENTRAL REGIONAL
May 10-12, 2012, Columbus, Oh
10th Place
05/25
Ref
N
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
May 22-25, 2012, Franklin, Tn
 
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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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 Stats

Name 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

MO MORIAL CLASSIC, 5th place
09/13/2011, September 11-13, 2011, Bryan, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

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

SUSIE BERNING MAXWELL CLASSIC, 3rd place
10/18/2011, October 16-18, 2011, Norman, Ok

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

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

LANDFALL TRADITION, 10th place
10/30/2011, October 28-30, 2011, Wilmington, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

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

NORTHRUP GRUMMAN CHALLENGE, 10th place
02/15/2012, Febraury 13-15, 2012, Palos Verdes, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

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

SUGAR BOWL INTERCOLLEGIATE, 10th place
02/28/2012, February 26-28, 2012, New Orleans, La

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

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

GATOR INVITATIONAL, 3rd place
03/18/2012, March 16-18, 2012, Gainesville, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

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

LIZ MURPHEY COLLEGIATE CLASSIC, 13th place
04/01/2012, March 30-April 1, 2012, Athens, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

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
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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

BRYAN NATIONAL COLLEGIATE, 3rd place
04/08/2012, April 6-8, 2012, Greensboro, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

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
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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

ACC CHAMPIONSHIP, 4th place
04/15/2012, April 13-15, 2012, Greensboro, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

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
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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

NCAA CENTRAL REGIONAL, 10th place
05/12/2012, May 10-12, 2012, Columbus, Oh

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

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
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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

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
05/25/2012, May 22-25, 2012, Franklin, Tn

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

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
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Maria Salinas              102t    80    80    79    70    309