Oct. 7, 2007
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Florida State University junior All-America Caroline Westrup carded an even par 72 in the final round and finished as the Seminoles' scoreboard leader for the eighth time in the last nine events as play in the 2007 Lady Tar Heel Invitational at the Finley Golf Course came to a close. The Seminoles, ranked 28th in the GolfStat/Sagarin Performance Index, finished in 14th place in the team standings.
No. 1 ranked Duke rallied from ninth place after the first round and second place after the second round to defeat Tennessee by two strokes and win the team championship. The Blue Devils were the best team in the field in the second and third rounds after falling behind the team leaders by as many as seven stokes after the first 18 holes of the event. Duke's Amanda Blumenhurst was under par in all three rounds and finished with a seven-under par score of 209 to claim the individual championship.
Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) carded an even par 72 in the final round and finished in a tie for 28th place with a three round total of 223. She played her best golf of the event over the final 18 holes after carding rounds of 75 and 76 in rounds one and two. Westrup has been Florida State's top finisher in both of the Seminoles' events during the fall of 2007.
Senior Whitney Wright (Rockingham, N.C.) enjoyed her second consecutive strong outing as she finished with consecutive rounds of 74 and a 54-hole total of 225. She finished in a tie for 35th place in the individual standings. It marked her second consecutive top-35 finish; she also finished in a tie for 35th place at the fall season opening Cougar Classic.
Senior Whitney Brummett (Eureka, Mo.) also played well in finishing her final two rounds at a total of four-over par. She shot an even par 72 in the second round and closed with a four-over par 76 in the final round. Freshman Macarena Silva (Santiago, Chile) finished in a tie for 71st place in her first collegiate event and sophomore Lacey Agnew (Jonesboro, Ga.) finished in 75th place in the final standings.
The Seminoles will play their third and final tournament of the fall as they travel to play at the University of Alabama/Ann Rhodes Invitational Oct. 26-28.
Lady Tar Heel Invitational/Oct. 5-7, 2007/Par 72 Finley Golf Course/Chapel Hill, N.C./Final FSU Results 14/18. Florida State 306 296 303 905 T28. Caroline Westrup 75 76 72 223 T35. Whitney Wright 77 74 74 225 T57. Whitney Brummett 82 72 76 230 T71. Macarena Silva 76 78 81 235 75. Lacey Agnew 78 74 84 236
Lady Tar Heel Invitational/Oct. 5-7, 2007/Par 72 Finley Golf Course/Chapel Hill, N.C./Final Team Results 1. Duke 877 10. Oklahoma State 899 2. Tennessee 879 11. North Carolina 900 T3. Georgia 885 12. Tulsa 901 T3. Auburn 885 13. South Carolina 902 T5. Wake Forest 886 14. Florida State 905 T5. Vanderbilt 886 15. East Carolina 906 7. NC State 889 16. Texas 912 8. Texas A&M 892 17. Kentucky 930 9. Virginia 897 18. Charleston 940