Women's Golf ACCtion: Tournaments April 2-6


Bryan National Collegiate

Seminoles win second consecutive team championship.

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The No. 25 ranked Florida State University women's golf team defeated seven teams ranked ahead of it in the national rankings to win the Bryan Park Collegiate team championship at the Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center. The win was the third of the year for the Seminoles - the most in a single year for the program since 1981 - and second straight after winning the Pinehurst Challenge two weeks ago.

Florida State defeated No. 15 Wake Forest by one stroke to win the team championship. The Seminoles were tied for second after the first round, took over the lead in the second round and fended off the Demon Deacons on one of their home courses to claim the team championship. In winning the championship, the Seminoles bested No. 4 Duke (tied for third), No. 13 Tennessee (tied for sixth), No. 15 Wake Forest (second), No. 17 Virginia (11th), No. 20 LSU (eighth), No. 21 Ohio State (tied for third) and No. 22 Vanderbilt (tied for third). Florida State finished first in the team standings and ahead of the five other ACC team competing in the event.

Cheyenne Woods Wins The Bryan National Collegiate

BROWNS SUMMIT, NC - Sophomore Cheyenne Woods has hung around the top of every leader board this spring and on Sunday, she finally broke through, winning the Bryan National Collegiate with a 54-hole total of 5-under par. The victory is the first of Woods' career.

As a team, the Demon Deacons were in a battle all day with second round leader Florida State, but in the end, the Seminoles had just enough and edged out a one-shot victory. Both teams finished with a 294 on Sunday as FSU was 9-over par for the tournament and Wake was 10-over.

For Woods, this was the second time this season that she held a 36-hole lead. The last time came in the fall at the Landfall Tradition where she was also 5-under par through two rounds. But Woods would finish with a disappointing 77 and ultimately took third. On Sunday, the Phoenix, Ariz., native was determined to not let that happen again. She made a total of 14 pars and two bogeys in her round, including three solid pars on the final three holes.

Duncan, Blue Devils Place Tied for Third at the Bryan

GREENSBORO, N.C. - After the final round at the Bryan National Collegiate on Sunday afternoon, both the Duke women's golf team and freshman Lindy Duncan placed tied for third at the 6,323-yard, Par 72 Players Course at the Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center.

As a team, Duke turned in rounds of 293, 300 and 293 for a total of 886 to finish tied for third and 13 shots behind team champion Florida State (873). Wake Forest (874), Ohio State (886), Vanderbilt (886), Duke (886), Tennessee (888), North Carolina (888), LSU (890), South Carolina (893) and Northwestern (895) rounded out the top 10 teams.

Carolina Golfers Ties For Sixth At Bryan National Collegiate

Browns Summit, NC - The North Carolina women's golf team finished in a tie for sixth place at the Bryan National Collegiate. The Tar Heels fired a two-over-par 290 in the final round to finish with a 24-over 888 total. Sophomore Catherine O'Donnell was Carolina's top finisher in the 54-hole event, tying for 14th place.

The Tar Heels put together a very solid effort in Sunday's final round. Junior Sarah Thead was the low Tar Heel firing a one-under-par 71 while junior Jordan Allyne was one stroke back at even par 72. O'Donnell carded a one-over 73 and senior Kate Thomas posted a two-over 74. Courtney Gunter, the day's non-counter, carded a 79 in the final round.

Cavaliers Finish 11th at Bryant National Collegiate

Browns Summit, NC - Behind the third-place finish of freshman Brittany Altomare, the No. 12 Virginia women's golf team placed 11th at the Bryan National Collegiate in Browns Summit, N.C. Virginia shot 1-over 289, the second best score of the day, to finish the tournament at 35-over 899, one shot ahead of second-ranked Auburn.

Florida State held off 10th-ranked Wake Forest by one shot to take the team title at 9-over 873. The 18-team field included 14 teams ranked in the current Golfstat top-50.

Altomare shot a career best 4-under 68 Sunday to move up to third place. She completed the 54-hole event at 2-under 214, her best tournament score. Altomare's finish was her second top-10 this season.

NC State Completes Play at Bryan National

BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. - The NC State women’s golf team finished up at the Bryan National Collegiate by shooting a weekend best team score of +21 (309) on Sunday at the Bryan Park Players Course just outside Greensboro.

NC State placed 17th in a field of 14 ranked teams with a 54-hole score of +77 (316-316-309=941).

Senior Kathleen Strandberg led the Pack by placing 66th at +16 (72-83-77=232). She played a steady third round with five bogeys and 13 pars.

2010 Canes & Cardinal Classic

Terrapins Take Title in Miami

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. - The Maryland women's golf team claimed their third straight top-two finish after taking the title at the Canes and Cardinal Classic in Miami Lakes, Fla., this afternoon. Freshman Christine Shimel individually conquered the course at Don Shula's Golf Resort with a second place finish of her own.

The Terps led during both days of the tournament, finishing with a 908 (302-307-299). After the first two rounds commenced yesterday, the Terrapins had a five stroke lead over Kansas State and the rest of the competition. Maryland used a 299 in the final round to extend the gap to 13. The Terps were the only school to eclipse the 300 mark during the Classic.

Maryland led all teams in par four and five scoring and was also one of only two teams with a player who registered an eagle. The Terrapins also earned 25 birdies throughout the two-day tournament, third best in the field.

Miami Finishes Sixth at Canes & Cardinal Classic

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. - Junior Maria Ronderos earned a top 10 finish tying for ninth and the University of Miami women's golf team posted its best round of the tournament with a 305 to finish sixth at the 2010 Canes & Cardinal Classic at Don Shula's Golf Resort Tuesday.

Miami posted a three-round team score of 935. Maryland (908) won the team title by 13 strokes over second place Kansas State (921) followed by Akron (922), Florida Gulf Coast (927) and Cincinnati (929) to round out the top five.

Ronderos put together another solid round to register her first top 10 finish of the season as she shot four-over par 76 in the final round and finished 12-over for the tournament. She shot two-over par 38 on both the front and back nine. She made par on 13 of the 18 holes.