Tallahassee, FL-- For the sixth straight year, the Florida State women's golf team will compete for a national championship.
"This is one of the most relax groups of players I haven't been around in my whole career," says FSU women's golf head coach Amy Bond.
"They've looked forward to this time of the year since August."
"Spring is our season," adds FSU senior golfer Macarena Silva. "We always play much better in the spring. We're close to being done and I feel like everyone is playing their edge."
FSU will begin play as a ten seed in the NCAA East Regional Championship on the Legends Course at LPGA International in Daytona Beach beginning Thursday morning. For four of the five lady golfers, this will not be their first rounds in postseason play.
Amy Bond adds, "Experience always plays a big role. With them having done it, four of the five having done it last year, and have the experience of doing it, that plays a big role."
"That's a huge advantage for us because we all know that golf course, adds FSU junior golfer Maria Salinas. "We're used to the weather and the grass so I think that's going to be in our favor."
Florida State advanced to the NCAA Championship round last year and finished in a program best 10th place. The 'Noles will need to finish within the top eight in order to make it back to back trips to the finals.