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Negron Tops Seminoles At Mercedes Benz Collegiate
Jessica Negron is Florida State's leader at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship.

Jessica Negron is Florida State's leader at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship.

Oct. 13, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (seminoles.com) - Florida State's Jessica Negron is tied for ninth place the individual standings and the Florida State women's golf team is in ninth place in the team standings with one round remaining to be played at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship at the Holston Hill Country Club. Negron will begin play in Sunday's third and final round looking to earn the seventh top 10 individual finish of her career.

Penn State holds the team lead with a one stroke advantage over Tennessee. The Lady Lions finished with a 291 team score in the second round to tie with Texas A&M for the second best team score of the second round behind only Tennessee's team score. Laura Wearn of Furman carded one of seven sub-par rounds and moved into the individual lead with a 5 over par score of 139. She holds a three stroke lead over Hana Lee of Northwestern who held the individual lead after the first round.

The Seminoles will look to earn their second consecutive top 10 team finish after earning a 10th place finish at the GolfWeek Challenge to begin the fall season.

Negron (Ocala, Fla.) carded two birdies and 13 more holes at par in finishing with a 1 over par score of 73. She has a two round total of 145 and is in a tie for ninth in the individual standings. She was 1 under par over the final 11 holes of the round with two birdies, eight holes scored at par and only one bogey. Negron has played her last 27 holes of the tournament at 1 over par with three birdies.

Freshman Olivia Hullert (Baerum, Norway) is the second ranked of the five Seminoles in the event with a two-day total of 151. She carded a 74 in the first round and has five birdies over the course of the first 36 holes of the event. Hullert was 2 under par with two birdies and four more holes scored at par over her final six holes of the second round.

Florida State closes out play in the Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship on Sunday with a third round of 18 holes.

16th Annual Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship/Oct. 12-14, 2012/Par 72
Holston Hills Country Club/Knoxville, Tenn./Second Round Florida State Results
9.      Florida State     294   308   602
T9.     Jessica Negron    72    73    145
T40.    Olivia Hullert    74    77    151
T45.    Laure Castelain   75    77    152
T56.    Alex Milan        73    82    155
T65.    Carlton Kuhlo     78    81    159

16th Annual Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship/Oct. 12-14, 2012/Par 72
Holston Hills Country Club/Knoxville, Tenn./Second Round Team Results
1.    Penn State         580   9.     Florida State         602
2.    Tennessee          581   10.    Mississippi State     603
3.    Purdue             585   11.    East Carolina         605
4.    Texas A&M          585   12.    Miami                 610
5.    Northwestern       590   13.    Chattanooga           618
6.    Texas San Antonio  591   14.    James Madison         622
7.    Furman             595   15.    Memphis               625
8.    Iowa State         596   16.    Eastern Kentucky      652

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