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  Macarena Silva
Macarena Silva

Hometown:
Santiago, Chile

High School:
Atlantic Study Center

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
12/15/1988

Experience:
4 VL


03/25/2014

Seminoles Head To Bryan National Collegiate

Women's golf team plays in Greensboro March 28-30, 2014.

07/26/2013

Westrup Leads Former Seminoles At 2013 U.S. Open

Four-time All-American plays well in her first career major tournament.

06/28/2013

Former Seminoles Continue Play At U.S. Open

Westrup near cut as play is suspended in second round.

06/28/2013

Three Seminoles On ACC Academic Women's Golf Team

Castelain, Hullert and Kuhlo on ACC Academic Golf Team.

06/27/2013

Westrup Leads Seminoles At U.S. Open

Westrup shoots 74 in first round of U.S. Open at Sebonack.

On Silva: A four-year letterwinner for the Seminole women's golf team who earned her degree in marketing from Florida State in April of 2011...played in the Women's World Amateur Championship in both 2008 and 2010 for her home country of Chile...represented Chile and earned its top individual finish in the 2008 World Women's Amateur Championship in Adelaide, Australia...finished as her country's top ranked golfer as Chile finished in 34th place in the team standings...one of the most successful golfers in school history who played in four NCAA Championship tournaments, four ACC championship tournaments and who played on four teams who earned their way into the national rankings during her career...earned All-ACC honors as one of the top golfers in the nation's top conference for women's golf as a junior and was Florida State's leading golfer during the 2009-10 season with a career-low 74.00 stroke average...helped lead the Seminoles to a 10th place finish in the 2010 NCAA Championship at the Country Club of Landfall - the highest NCAA Championship finish in the history of the program... helped the Seminoles into the national rankings and helped them become a fixture in the nation's top-25 during her junior season...Florida State was ranked as high as No. 8 in the nation as was in the top 25 for virtually the entire year...Florida State was ranked No. 22 in the final national poll by GolfWeek and No. 23 in the final poll by GolfStat...The Seminoles were ranked in the nation's top 30 throughout her senior season and peaked at No. 28 during the spring 2001 season...earned one career individual title as she finished in a tie for first place at the Bettie Lou Evans/University of Kentucky Invitational in the fall of 2009...her win helped lead the Seminoles to the first of their three team titles during her junior year...Florida State also won team titles at the Pinehurst Challenge and the Bryan National Collegiate in 2009-10... played in four career team championships - the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic in the fall of 2007, the Bettie Lou Evans / Kentucky Invitational in the fall of 2009, the Pinehurst Challenge in the spring of 2010 and the Bryan National Collegiate in the spring of 2010..finished three career tournaments under par with all three - at the Cougar Classic, the Kentucky Invitational and the East A Peach Collegiate - coming during her junior season...career low single round score of 67 came in the first round of the Pinehurst Challenge in the spring of 2010...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2008, 2009 and 2011 as well as being named to the ACC Academic Women's Golf team in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011...one of only three players in school history to be named to the ACC Academic team multiple times...helped the women's golf team win the Director's Cup For Community Service an unprecedented four times...the Director's Cup is presented to the Florida State athletic team that donates the highest number of community service hours to the Tallahassee Community...completed her career with a 75.52 stroke average of 114 rounds during 39 tournaments...

Fall 2007: Played in two events as she began to get acclimated to being a college student-athlete...established career-bests for single round score (72 in the second round of the Alabama/Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate) and for best 36-hole scores (150 at the Lady Tar Heel Invitational)...her best weekend outing came at the Alabama/Ann Rhoads Invitational as she carded a career-best single round score of 72 in the second round of the event and earned the first top-50 individual finish of her career...began her career well with scores of 76-74 in the first two rounds of the Lady Tar Heel Invitational to set her personal standard for a 36-hole score...averaged 77.83 strokes in six rounds during two tournaments in her first season as a Seminole.

Spring 2008: Helped lead the Seminoles to an appearance in the NCAA Central Regional and to a third place finish in her first career ACC Championship...tied her freshman year low for a single round score with an even par 72 in the third round and finished with a career-best six-over par score of 222 in her first career ACC Championship...on the final day Silva carded three birdies on the front nine and made the turn at two-under par...finished her round with scores of par on seven of her last eight holes...her score of 72 tied her career best for her freshman season; she also carded a 72 during the second round of the University of Alabama/Ann Rhoads Invitational during the fall of 2007...finished the ACC Championship with a total score of six-over par 222 - her best score vs. par by four strokes and her best gross score also by four strokes...finished in a tie for ninth in the individual standings - her best finish by 15 places in the individual standings of an event...the only freshman in Florida State's line-up at the NCAA Central Regional Championship...marked the first time the Seminoles played with a freshman in their line-up since the 2004 NCAA East Regional Championship...played well in her first career regional round and finished with a six over par score of 78...except for two holes (No. 6 and No. 11) which she played above par, she was at even par for the day...she carded two birdies, 12 holes at par and two bogeys...finished in a tie for 81st place in the individual standings...carded back-to back scores of 78 in the first and second rounds of the regional... finished in a tie for 35th place in the individual standings in helping the Seminoles to the team championship a the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic...carded a one-over par 73 in the first round as was in a tie for fifth place after the first round of the event...finished in a tie for 24th place in the individual standings at the Liz Murphey Intercollegiate to earn the first top-25 finish of her career...she improved over all three rounds of the event in Athens, Ga., and carded a two-over par score of 74 in the final round...averaged 77.30 strokes in 27 rounds during nine events.

Fall 2008: Played in two of the Seminoles' three tournaments and represented Chile in the 2008 Women's World Amateur Championships in Adelaide, Australia...finished in a tie for 68th place and led Chile to a 34th place finish in the team standings at the Women's World Amateur Team Championship...the top finisher for the team from Chile with scores of 74-80-79-74 for a total of 307...she was in a tie for 22nd place in the individual standings after the first round of the event as she carded a 74...helped lead Florida State to a fifth place finish as she finished in a tie for 28th place individual at the season-opening Cougar Classic...carded a 73 in the first round and was in a tie for 16th place in the individual standings after the first 18 holes were played...finished strong in the event with a season-best score of 71 in the final round of the event...she jumped 11 positions in the standings in the final round after carding scores of 73-77 in the first two rounds...played the best round of her Seminole career (to that point) as she was never above par during the final round...also a member of the Seminoles' starting line-up at the Auburn Tiger Derby and carded a tournament low 76 in the final round of the event...the Seminoles' leading finisher at the Tiger Derby for the first time in her career...averaged 75.50 strokes in six rounds during two collegiate tournaments during the season.

Spring 2009: Played in a team-high and career-high tying seven events as she helped lead the Seminoles to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in her career...she played in her second career ACC Championship and in her second career NCAA Regional championship...the Seminoles' leading finisher in three events - the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, the Lady Gator Invitational and the ACC Championship...the only Seminole to have all of her rounds counted toward the team score during the spring season...the best event of her career came at the UCF Challenge where she set personal bests for career-low round (70), career-low 36 holes (143) and career-low for a three-round tournament (219)...her three over par score at the UCF Challenge ranks as the third best score vs. par of her career...her scores of 73 in the first round (tied for 32nd place), her career-low score of 70 in the second round (tied for 17th place) and 76 in the third round (tied for 28th place) gave her a career-low total of 219 and the sixth highest finish of her career...earned her second career top-10 finish with a tied for 10th placing in the ACC Championship at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. where she carded scores of 76-76-71 for a 223 total and the second top 10 finish in the ACC Championship of her career...her final round score of 71 allowed her to jump from a tie for 16th place into a tie for 10th place...played her best round of the tournament in the final round as she was nearly perfect on her back nine with eight pars and a birdie on her final hole of the event to finish at even par 71...she earned two birdies on her front nine and made the turn at one over par...she then carded three birdies in the final round - more than she totaled (one) in her first two rounds of the event...played her best regional championship of her two year career with a 57th place finish and a 226 total at the NCAA East Regional Championship at the Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida...best career regional score of 73 came in the second round of the event...finished in a career-best tied for fifth place with a one round score of 74 in the rain shortened Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic...averaged 75.37 strokes in 19 rounds during seven tournaments.

Fall 2009: Competed in all four events for the Seminoles and led the team with a 72.90 stroke average...helped the Seminoles to its highest national ranking of the year with recognition at No. 8 by GolfStat during the final week of the month of September...helped the Seminoles to three top two team finishes in their four events during the fall season with the team title at the Bettie Lou Evans / University of Kentucky Invitational and second place finishes at the Cougar Classic and the Eat A Peach Invitational...earned her first career victory and led the Seminoles to the team championship at the Bettie Lou Evans / Kentucky Invitational in the second event of the fall season...tied her career low for 36 holes with a 143 total in the rain shortened event...was in first place after carding a 70 in the first round, endured a rain cancellation in the second round and finished in a tied for first place with a 73 in the second round...earned three top 10 finishes during the season - tied for first at the Kentucky Invitational, tied for eighth at the Eat A Peach Collegiate and tied for 10th at the Cougar Classic...carded one under par scores at both the Cougar Classic and the Kentucky Invitational and was a cumulative total of two strokes under par through the first two tournaments of the fall season...tied her career low tournament score with a 215 total for tied for 10th place finish at the season opening Cougar Classic...averaged a career-low 72.90 strokes in 10 rounds during four tournaments...

Spring 2010: A driving force behind the Seminoles' fantastic run to a 10th place finish in the NCAA Championship finals, a tied for sixth place finish in the NCAA Central Regional and a fourth place finish in the ACC Championship...counted all four of her scores in leading the Seminoles to a 10th place finish in the NCAA Championship finals at the Country Club of Landfall to help Florida State earn their highest NCAA finish in school history...scores of 76-75-74-76 helped her finish in a tie for 67 place with a four round total of 301...her score helped the Seminoles finish with a school record low 1,182 strokes for the tournament...helped Florida State qualify for the championship finals with a tied for sixth place finish in the NCAA Central Regional Championship...scores of 81-84-74 for a total of 239 helped Florida State finish in a tie for sixth place in the team standings and advance to its first appearance in the championship finals since 2007...her score of 74 was vitally important to the Seminoles' team score as they finished three strokes inside the cutline for advancing to nationals...earned her third career top 12 finish in three career ACC Championships with a tied for 12th place finish as a junior...her 225 total for the three round event was the second best of her career...helped lead the Seminoles to team tiles at both the Pinehurst Challenge and the Bryan National Collegiate to give the Seminoles three team championships during one of the one most successful seasons in school history...earned a career best four consecutive top 10 finishes (all consecutively) with a tied for 10th place finish at the Kinderlou Forest Challenge, a season-best third place finish at the Pinehurst Challenge, a fifth place finish at the Bryan National Collegiate and a tied for fifth place finish at the Lady Gator Invitational...the Seminoles finished in 10th, first, first, first and second respectively in the those four events...was even par in consecutive weeks at the Pinehurst Challenge (+1) and the Bryan National Collegiate (-1) as the Seminoles won the team championship at both events...finished at one under par for a career-best trying 215 score in finishing in fifth place at the Bryan National Collegiate...averaged 74.44 strokes per in 25 rounds during eight tournaments...

Fall 2010: Played in two collegiate events as a member of the Seminoles' starting line-up as for her home country of Chile in the Women's World Amateur Championships...helped Florida State to a sixth place team finish in the season opening Cougar Classic...played well in the first two rounds with a 36 hole total of 147 and was in a tie for 20th place with one round left to play...season low single round score of 71 in the first round of the Lady Tar Heel Invitational and was in a tie for 13th place after 18 holes of play...finished at six strokes over par at the Lady Tar Heel - the second par score vs. par of her senior season...the leading golfer for Chile in the Women's World Amateur Championship as she finished in a tie for 91st place in the individual standings...two scores of 74 as was Chile's low scorer in one of the four rounds played in the event...Chile finished in a tie for 28th in the 52 team international field...averaged 74.67 strokes in six rounds during two events...

Spring 2011: Played in all seven of the Seminoles events and captained the Seminoles to its four consecutive NCAA regional championship appearance...Florida State finished in a tie for eighth place in the team standings but lost in a one hole playoff to Vanderbilt and did not advance to the NCAA Championship finals...one of the top individual players in the field with scores of 73 in both the first and second rounds...she was in a tie for 19th place after the first round and in a tied for 17th after two rounds and a 136 score for the first 36 holes...Her best event, and 11th career top 10 finish, came as she participated in her fourth career ACC Championship...finished in a senior season best tie for seventh place in the individual standings in helping the Seminoles to a fifth place finish in the team standings...her score of 222 and her finish of a tie for seventh place were the best of her senior season...closed the event with a two over par score of 74 as she carded three scores of 75 or better with her best score of 73 coming in the first round...spent the entire three day event in the top 10 of the individual standings - she was in a tie for seventh place after the first round, in a tie for sixth after two rounds and finished in a tie for seventh...finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual finish and led the Seminoles to a fourth place team finish at the Kinderlou Forest Invitational...best score of the event was a 73 and came in the second round...best single round score of the season - a 72 - came in the second round of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic...her play in the event helped the Seminoles finish in third place in the team standings...averaged 76.09 strokes in 21 round during seven events...

Before Florida State: Graduated from the Athletic Study Center in 2007...also attended the Saddlebrook Golf and Tennis Center in Tampa during her junior year...the medalist at the 2006 Chilean Match Play championship...a member of the Chilean National Golf team and traveled to play in Ecuador and Peru in 2006.

Personal: Born Dec. 15, 1988...Macarena is the daughter of Alberto Silva and Gabriela Vergara...attended the Saddlebrook Golf and Tennis Academy during her junior year where current tennis stars James Blake and Martina Hengis were instructors...has lived in three countries - Brazil, Chile and the United States - during her athletic career...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll as a freshman, sophomore and junior...selected Florida State over Arkansas and Rollins.

Silva at Florida State

Years Events Rounds Strokes Avg. Low Top 10
2007-08 9 27 2,087 77.30 72 1
2008-09 9 25 1,885 75.40 70 1
2009-10 12 35 2,590 74.00 67 7
2010-11 9 27 2,047 75.81 72 2
Totals 39 114 8,609 75.52 67 11

Fall 2007

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Lady Tar Heel Invitational 76-78-81 +19 235 T71
Alabama/Ann Rhoads Invitational 81-72-79 +19 232 T47

Spring 2008

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Lady Puerto Rico Classic 75-75-76 +10 226 T34
UCF Challenge 80-74-76 +14 230 78
LSU Classic 73-78-77 +12 228 T35
Liz Murphey Classic 81-77-74 +16 232 T24
Bryan National Collegiate 78-85-80 +27 243 T68
ACC Championship 74-76-72 +6 222 T9
NCAA Central Regional Championships 78-78-83 +23 239 T81

Fall 2008

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Cougar Classic 73-77-71 +5 221 T28
Auburn Tiger Derby 78-78-76 +16 232 T36
Women's World Championship 74-80-79-74 +17 307 T68

Spring 2009

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Lady Puerto Rico Classic 74-82-76 +16 232 T30
UCF Challenge 73-70-76 +3 219 T28
Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational 75-79-74 +12 228 35
Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic 74 +2 74 T5
Lady Gator Invitational 79-75-76 +20 230 T13
ACC Championship 76-76-71 +10 223 T10
NCAA East Regional Championship 77-73-76 +16 226 57

Fall 2009

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Cougar Classic 74-71-70 -1 215 T10
Kentucky Invitational 70-73 -1 143 T1
Eat A Peach 73-77 +6 150 T8
Tar Heel Invitational 71-75-75 +5 221 T21

Spring 2010

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Lady Puerto Rico Classic 78-73-74 +9 225 T19
Kinderlou Forest Invitational 73-76-74 +4 223 T10
Pinehurst Challenge 67-77-73 +1 217 3
Bryan National Collegiate 69-75-71 -1 215 5
Lady Gator Invitational 74-69-73 +6 216 T5
ACC Championship 76-72-77 +12 225 T12
NCAA Central Regional Championship 81-84-74 +23 239 T50
NCAA Championship 76-75-74-76 +13 301 T67

Fall 2010

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Cougar Classic 74-73-79 +10 226 T45
Lady Tar Heel Invitational 71-74-77 +6 222 T47
Women's World Championship 81-74-75-74 +16 304 T91

Spring 2011

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Lady Puerto Rico Classic 79-72-78 +13 229 T29
Kinderlou Forest Invitational 77-73-77 +11 227 T10
Lady Gator Invitational 77-76-76 +19 229 T35
Bryan National Collegiate 80-79-74 +17 233 37
Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic 76-78-75 +13 229 T47
ACC Championship 73-75-74 +9 222 T7
NCAA East Regional Championship 73-73-83 +13 229 T64

Macarena Silva By The Numbers

  • Round: 67 (Pinehurst Challenge, Spring 2010)
  • 36 Holes: 143 (UCF Challenge, Spring 2009), (Kentucky Invitational, Fall 2009),(Lady Gator Invitational, Spring 2010)
  • Tournament: 215 (Cougar Classic, Fall 2009), (Bryan National Collegiate, Spring 2010)
  • Best Finish: T1 (Kentucky Invitational, Fall 2009)

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