May 21, 2011
BRYAN, Tex. (seminoles.com) - Florida State University sophomore Jessica Negron carded a one over par 73 in the final round and finished in a tie for 45th place in the individual standings as play in the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship came to a close at the Traditions Club. Negron finished with a 301 total in the four round event and carded her second best score of the event in the final round.
Negron finished play in her second career NCAA Championship playing as well as she has played all spring long. She was two under par over her final seven holes and even par over her final nine in the fourth round. Negron tied her personal best for the tournament with three birdies as she played her final 17 holes of the event at even par.
"This was a great experience and it just makes me hungrier to get back to the championships next year as a team with all of my teammates," said Negron in the clubhouse following the completion of her round. "Even though I had two three putts, my putting was pretty good. I was able to get up and down as well as I have all season and my ball striking was what I hoped it would be. I can play better but I am happy with my performance in the championships."
Negron carded scores of 72-79-77-73 to finish in the top 56 of the individual standings and fifth among the six individuals who competed in the event. She carded 10 birdies over the course of her 72 holes played in the championship. During her two best rounds - an even par 72 in the first round and a one over par 73 in the fourth round - she totaled seven birdies and was never more than three strokes over par in either round.
During the event Negron show tremendous closing abilities as she was a combined total of even par on the final five holes of each of her four rounds. She was an especially strong closer in her fourth round as she was two under par on her final five holes of the championship.
"Jessica really brought it today and I am very proud of her," said head coach Amy Bond. "I really like what she learned in this tournament and the future is certainly very, very bright as we begin to prepare for next season. I told Jessica at the end of the round that this wasn't the end of her sophomore season but that it was the beginning her junior season. I really like where her game is headed."