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Hullert, Milan Pace Seminoles At Landfall Tradition
Olivia Hullert is the Seminoless' leader at the Landfall Tradition.

Olivia Hullert is the Seminoless' leader at the Landfall Tradition.

Oct. 26, 2012

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (Seminoles.com) - Florida State freshman Olivia Hullert and sophomore Alex Milan were a combined 1 under par over the final four holes and are tied for 36th place in the individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team is in 14th place in the team standings following the first round of the Seventh Annual Landfall Tradition on the Jack Nicklaus Course at the Country Club of Landfall. The Seminoles are only six strokes out of 10th place as they work to earn their third top 10 team finish in three events during the fall season.

The Seminoles certainly improved during the round and were eight strokes over par on the back nine after finishing 11 over par on their front nine. The Seminoles counted only six holes over par coming home as compared to 11 holes over par on their way out.

"We didn't do the little things today," said head coach Amy Bond. "I was happy that we battled back over the second half of the day but we need to cut down on the big numbers and make more birdies. I like a lot of what I am seeing out there from all five players, but we have to be more consistent and do more of the little things to achieve more success."

No. 16 Oklahoma State, one of eight teams ranked in the nation's top 25 in the tournament, is in first place in the team standings with two rounds remaining to be played. The Cowgirls hold a one stroke lead of No. 5 Duke and a two stroke lead over No. 22 Purdue and No. 27 Texas Tech. A total of seven teams ranked in the top 25 nationally hold the top seven spots in the team standings. Kimberly Kaufman of Texas Tech, one of seven individual golfers ranked in the nation's top 30, is the individual leader after 18 holes. She leads Kelsey Vines of Oklahoma State by two strokes.

Hullert (Bearum, Norway) played very well during the round as she carded 14 of 18 holes at par or better with one birdie. She was even par on her back nine (she began the round on hole No. 10) with one birdie, one bogey and seven more holes scored at par. Hullert recovered from a tough-luck front nine as she finished at 4 over par for her first nine holes with even par golf to finish the round.

Milan (Lutz, Fla.) was Florida State's most consistent golfer during the round as she carded a team-high 15 holes at par; she was over par on only three holes. Milan carded scores of par on her first eight holes and her final six holes and was never more than four strokes over par during the round. Milan's score of 76 is her second best of the fall season in four rounds. She carded a season low 73 in the first round of the Mercedes Benz Collegiate.

Hullert and Milan are both in a tie for 36th place in the individual standings.

Sophomore Carlton Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.) is in a tie for 43rd place with a 5 over par score of 77. She played even par golf over her final 12 holes with one birdie, one bogey and nine more holes scored a par.

Florida State is paired with South Carolina and Ole Miss and will tee off in the second round at 9:20 a.m. on Saturday. The third round on Sunday is scheduled as a shotgun start.

Seventh Annual Landfall Tradition/Oct. 26-28, 2012/Par 72
Country Club of Landfall /Wilmington, N.C./First Round FSU Results
14/17.   Florida State      307
T36.     Olivia Hullert     76
T36.     Alex Milan         76
T43.     Carlton Kuhlo      77
T57.     Jessica Negron     78
T65.     Laure Castelain    79

Seventh Annual Landfall Tradition/Oct. 26-28, 2012/Par 72
Country Club of Landfall /Wilmington, N.C./First Round FSU Results
1.    Oklahoma State     292   T10.  Iowa State         301
2.    Duke               293   T10.  Northwestern       301
T3.   Purdue             294   12.   Arizona            302
T3.   Texas Tech         294   13.   South Carolina     304
5.    Notre Dame         296   14.   Florida State      307
6.    Michigan State     297   15.   Ole Miss           309
T7.   NC State           300   16.   Ohio State         311
T7.   Wake Forest        300   17.   UNC Greensboro     325
T7.   UNC Wilmington     300
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