The Florida State women’s golf team, which has earned eight top 10 team finishes, will play in the 2013 NCAA West Regional Championship marking the school-record eighth consecutive NCAA appearance for the Seminoles. The Seminoles will travel to the Stanford University Golf Course in Palo Alto, Calif., for the event which runs May 9-11, 2013. The Seminoles are one of 72 teams that were selected to the NCAA Regional field with 24 teams competing at each of three sites. The Central Regional Championship will take place at the Jimmie Austin Golf Club at the University of Oklahoma and the East Regional Championship is at the Auburn University Club in Auburn, Ala. In addition to the 24 teams participating at each of the three regions, a total of six individuals have been selected to play at each site.
THE 2013 NCAA WEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
Florida State is joined by No. 1 ranked Southern California, No. 6 Arizona, No. 7 Vanderbilt, No. 12 Purdue, No. 14 Stanford, No. 18 Georgia, No. 19 Baylor, No. 24 Texas A&M, Louisiana State, Denver, South Carolina, Ohio State, Oregon, UNLV, California, Miami, San Jose State, Harvard, Kent State, Northern Arizona, North Dakota State and Long Island University in the 2013 NCAA West Regional Championships. The event will be played on the Stanford University Golf Course. The Stanford University Golf Course was designed in 1930 by renowned golf course architects William Bell and George C. Thomas. Located in the foothills above the Stanford University Campus, the golf course is consistently rated one of the finest courses in the world. In 2009 the Stanford University Golf Course was rated as the nation’s third best college course by golf coaches.
NEGRON NAMED TO ALL-ACC TEAM
Senior Jessica Negron, who will lead the Seminoles into the NCAA West Regional Championship May 9-11 at the Stanford University Golf Course, has been named to the All-ACC Women’s Golf team in a vote by the league’s nine head coaches and announced by the ACC Office. It marks the first time in her career that she has earned All-ACC honors and is the school-record 13th consecutive season at least one Seminole player has earned All-ACC honors. Negron (Ocala, Fla.) is the No. 6 ranked golfer in the ACC with a career-low 74.11 stroke average and has earned three top-10 finishes this year. She has been Florida State’s leading golfer in five of the Seminoles’ seven events this spring and finished in a career-best tied for third place at the Florida State Match-Up tournament in February.
FLORIDA STATE'S NCAA REGIONAL HISTORY
Florida State has played in all but five championships since the NCAA adopted the regional qualifying format in 1993. The Seminoles have made 20 regional appearances and nine championship round appearances in the last 29 years. Florida State has finished in the national top-20 in four of the last nine years and finished in a program best 10th place in the NCAA Championship finals in 2010. Florida State will compete in the NCAA West Regional Championship for the first time in school history in 2013. Caroline Larsson holds the school record for the best single round score in an NCAA regional championship with a 68 in the third round of the 2004 East Regional Championship. Maria Salinas at East Regional Championship won the school’s first individual regional championship in 2012.
Florida State’s Regional Scores
Date Regional Place Leading Seminole Place Scores Total
1993 East 18th Maria Castellucci T38th 78-76-80 234
1994 East 6th Tiffany Faucette 8th 77-81-71 229
1995 East 10th Karen Stupples T13th 73-73-80 226
1996 East 13th Kate Burton T32nd 80-76-77 233
1997 East 18th Amy Bond T36th 81-86-74 241
1999 East 5th Amy Bond T11th 74-75-72 221
2001 East T15th Carrie Sordel 73rd 73-79-83 245
2002 Central 17th Kristin Tamulis T34th 78-81-86 235
2003 East 8th Caroline Larsson T11th 72-76-68 216
2004 East 4th Carrie Sordel T9th 76-70-76 222
2006 East 4th Caroline Westrup T3rd 71-72-70 213
2007 East 11th Caroline Westrup T5th 69-69-70 208
2008 Central T8th Caroline Westrup T5th 70-73-72 215
2009 East 15th Caroline Westrup T30th 73-74-74 221
2010 Central T6th Jessica Negron T22nd 73-80-80 233
2011 East 9th Jessica Negron T3rd 69-73-74 216
2012 Central 10th Maria Salinas T1st 71-72-70 213
SEMINOLE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (Fall 2012/ Spring 2013)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Jessica Negron 10 27 10 20 69 2,002 74.15
Olivia Hullert 10 27 5 12 71 2,045 75.74
Laure Castelain 10 27 1 9 71 2,057 76.19
Carlton Kuhlo 7 18 0 8 73 1,376 76.44
Alex Milan 6 15 1 5 72 1,151 76.73
Malin Jansson 3 9 0 4 71 699 77.67
Mary Beth Ramsay 7 20 1 3 72 1,562 78.10