October 19, 2018 - by
Kinhult Leads Women’s Golf At Stanford

Round 1 Team Results / Round 1 Individual Results / Round 1 Team and Individual Results / Round 2 Tee Times

STANFORD, Calif. (seminoles.com) – Florida State freshman Frida Kinhult is in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team is in a tie for sixth place in the team standings after the first round of the Stanford Intercollegiate Hosted by Condoleezza Rice at the Stanford Golf Course. Kinhult led the Seminoles with five birdies and carded 16 of her 18 holes at par or better as she finished with her fourth score in the 60’s in her first six collegiate rounds.

No. 3 ranked Southern Cal, with four golfers in the top six of the individual standings, holds a 12 stroke lead over second-place Stanford after 18 of 54 holes have been played. There is a five-way tie for first place with Albane Valenzuela of Stanford, Hira Naveed of Pepperdine, Clare Legaspi of UCLA, Malia Nam and Alyaa Abdulghany of Southern Cal all tied for first place with scores of 4 under par 67 heading into Saturday’s second round.

The Seminoles are only one stroke outside of the top five in the team standings.

With seven top-25 and 11 top-50 teams in the 17-team field, this edition of the Stanford Intercollegiate is one of the toughest in its history. Florida State entered the event ranked No. 25 in the latest Golfstat rankings and is placed ahead of No. 2 ranked UCLA (13th place) and No.12 Washington (tied for 11th place) after the first of three rounds.

“I am very impressed with the maturity and composure of this young team,” said FSU Director of Golf Trey Jones. “They respond to challenges instead of reacting to them. This is a good team now and will only get better. I can’t say enough about the job Coach Bond and our assistants have done with this team.”

Kinhult, who has finished in the top 10 of the individual standings in the first two events of her Seminole career, was 4 under par over her final 13 holes of the day to finish with a 69. She totaled four birdies on her second set of nine holes (the Seminoles’ began play on hole No. 10) to finish under par for the fifth time in the first six rounds of her collegiate career. Kinhult has carded scores in the 60’s in two consecutive and in four of her last five rounds. She has carded her first five of her six career rounds at par or better and is averaging 69.20 strokes per round.

In Friday’s first round, Kinhult recovered from a 2 over par score after five holes to finish with a 2 under par score for the round.

Sophomore Kathleen Sumner is in a tie for 20th place after the first round with a 1 over par score of 72. She was even par her final 13 holes of the day with one birdie and 11 holes scored at par. Sumner has now carded three consecutive scores of 72 or better and four of six scores of 73 or better in four rounds in three events this fall.

In the first round of the Stanford Intercollegiate, Sumner finished her round with nine consecutive holes scored at par.

Freshman Beatrice Wallin, one of three freshmen in the Seminoles’ lineup for the third consecutive tournament, is in a tie for 40th place with a 3-over par score of 74. She totaled two birdies and was 1 under par over her last three holes of the round.

Florida State Head Coach Amy Bond, who will donate $1 dollar for every birdie and $5 for every eagle by every golfer in each of the Seminoles’ final two events of the fall season to those displaced by Hurricane Michael in the Panhandle of Florida. The 89 golfers in the Stanford Intercollegiate totaled 196 birdies (including 11 by Florida State) in the first round of the event.

23rd Annual Stanford Intercollegiate/Par 71/Oct. 19-21, 2018
Stanford Golf Club/Stanford, Calif./First Round Florida State Results
T6/17-Florida State, 290
T6-Frida Kinhult, 69
T20-Kathleen Sumner, 72
T40-Beatrice Wallin, 74
T50-Amanda Doherty, 75
T89-Puk Lyng Thomsen, 84

23rd Annual Stanford Intercollegiate/Par 71/Oct. 19-21, 2018
Stanford Golf Club/Stanford, Calif./First Round Team Results
1-Southern Cal, 272
2-Stanford, 284
T3-Northwestern, 288
T3-Pepperdine, 287
5-San Jose State, 289
T6-Florida State, 290
T6-Arizona State, 290
T8-Denver, 291
9-California, 292
10-San Diego State, 294
T11-Oregon, 296
T11- Washington, 296
13-UCLA, 297
14-Harvard, 299
15-Iowa State, 301
16-Washington State, 304
17-Oklahoma State, 308

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