September 28, 2018 - by
Kinhult Leads Women’s Golf To 4th Place Standing At Schooner

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NORMAN, Okla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State freshman Frida Kinhult shot a 4 under par 67 and is in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings, and the No. 15 Seminole Women’s Golf Team is fourth place in the team standings after the first round of the Schooner Fall Classic at the Belmar Golf Club. Kinhult’s score of 67 was only one stroke off of the all-time Florida State record for a freshman and only two strokes from tying the all-time school record for a single round of 65. Kinhult begins Saturday’s second round only one stroke off of the individual lead.

No. 2 Alabama and N0. 8 Texas are tied for first in the team standings after the first round. The Seminoles are only four strokes from moving into the top three of the team standings and within striking distance of both Texas and Alabama with 36 holes remaining to be played. Lauren Stephenson and Jiwon Jeon of Alabama, Aya Johnson of Wisconsin, Amber Park of Texas A&M and Sara Kouskova of Texas are in a five-way tie for first place in the individual standings as each player scored 5 under par scores of 66 in the first round. Florida State’s Kinhult is just one stroke behind the pace set by the leading group.

“Anytime you can shoot under par, it’s a good round,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “I feel like we left a few shots out on the course today – but the good thing is there are two more days of golf to be played. Tomorrow is moving day and I’d like for us to move up the leader board. We look forward to battling tomorrow and getting into the final group for Sunday’s round.”

Florida State was led in Friday’s first round by three freshmen – Kinhult (4 under par 67), Beatrice Wallin (3 under par 68) and Amelia Williamson (1 under par 70). The trio was a combined 8 under par with a total of 47 of 51 holes scored under par. Wallin led the group with six birdies as they combined for 15 birdies amongst themselves.

“Frida and Beatrice put together solid rounds,” said Bond. “And for Amelia to play like that in her first collegiate round was great for our team.”

Kinhult scored her career-low 67 with five birdies including three on her final four holes of the round. She birdied holes No. 15, 17 and 18 to finish as Florida State’s leader. After earning pars on her first three holes, she birded hole No. 4 to go under par where she stayed for the remainder of the round. Kinhult was a many as four strokes under par (after her birdie on No. 18) during the round.

“I fought throughout the whole round and never gave up,” said Kinhult. “My game today was good but not my best. I missed a couple of fairways and greens but I never gave up which allowed me to save some pars. I took advantage of the good shots that gave me great opportunities to make birdies.”

Kinhult has been on fire in her first two tournaments as a Seminole. She has carded three consecutive under par scores and is averaging 69.50 strokes in the first three rounds of her career. Kinhult totaled under par scores of 71 and 68 in finishing in a tie for ninth place in the season-opening Cougar Classic and earned her third consecutive under par round of 67 in Friday’s first round.

Wallin, who began the round with consecutive birdies on her first two holes, was below par during the entire first round. She totaled four birdies on her first five holes and two birdies on her back nine. Wallin was as many as five strokes under par during the round and begins play in Saturday’s second round only one stroke out of sixth place and only two strokes out of the lead.

Wallin has also now carded the first three rounds of her career under par. She totaled identical under par scores of 71 in the two-rounds of the hurricane-shortened Cougar Class and was under par again in Friday’s first round. Wallin is a total of five strokes under par and averaging 70.00 strokes in the first three rounds of her Florida State career.

Williamson finished with a 1 under par score of 70 in the first round of her Seminole career. Her score of 70 has her in a tie for 16th place in the individual standings and only four strokes out of the lead. Williamson played strong golf throughout the first round with four birdies and 15 holes scored at par or better. She was never above par and was under par for nearly half of the first round.

Florida State finished the first round as the highest ranking of the three ACC teams it the 15-team field. The Seminoles are four strokes ahead of fourth-placed Clemson and 13 strokes in front of Notre Dame, which finished the first round in a tie for 11th place in the team standings.

The Seminoles (fourth place, 282) will play with Clemson (tied for fifth, 286) and Texas A&M (tied for fifth, 286) in Saturday’s second round. Florida State’s first tee time is at 11:20 (ET). Live stats can be viewed on Golfstat.com.

6th Annual Schooner Fall Classic/Par 71/Sept. 28-30, 2018
Belmar Golf Club/Norman, Okla./First Round Florida State Results
4/15-Florida State, 282
T6-Frida Kinhult, 67
T8-Beatrice Wallin, 68
T16-Amelia Williamson, 70
T65-Amanda Doherty, 77
T74-Kathleen Sumner, 80

6th Annual Schooner Fall Classic/Par 71/Sept. 28-30, 2018
Belmar Golf Club/Norman, Okla./First Round Florida State Results
T1- Alabama, 272
T1-Texas, 272
3-Baylor, 278
4-Florida State, 282
5-Clemson, 284
6-Texas A&M, 286
T7-Oregon, 287
T7-Wisconsin, 287
9-Oklahoma, 289
10-Mississippi State, 290
T11-Notre Dame, 291
T11-Miami, 291
13-UNC Wilmington, 292
14-New Mexico, 303
15-Texas State, 308

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