TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Puk Lyng Thomsen, the No. 17 ranked player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and the No. 3 ranked player in Europe, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf for Head Coach Amy Bond and her staff at Florida State University. Puk brings a wealth of experience to the Seminoles’ lineup with having played at the highest levels around the world and within her home country of Denmark.
Puk is the fifth member of an incredibly talented recruiting class that also boasts Frida Kinhult (ranked No. 6 in the WAGR), Beatrice Wallin (No. 31 in the WAGR), Amelia Williamson (No. 48 in the EGTR) and Caroline Hodge (No. 1 player in the state of New York).
“I’m looking forward to being a part of such an amazing team,” said Thomsen. “Florida State felt like home from my first visit because the coaches and the girls were so kind to me. Especially Coach Bond who has been so kind, helpful and supportive. I’m sure were going to have a lot of fun.”
Thomsen (Frederikshavn, Denmark) is one of the most accomplished junior golfers in the world and one of the top ranked players to ever sign at Florida State. Along with her lofty World and European rankings, she averages 72.86 strokes in European tournaments and has been extremely successful in nearly every tournament she has entered.
Thomsen competed in the 2014 World Junior Golf Championships where she finished in a tie for seventh in the individual standings with a 3-under par 69 in the third round. She helped lead Denmark to a fourth place in the team standings behind the USA, Sweden, and Canada.
She finished in third place in the 2017 French International Lady Juniors where she shot a tournament personal best 3-under par 68 in the second round.
Thomsen shot an all-tournament best 8-under par score of 64 in the final round to win the 2017 French International Ladies Amateur Stroke Play, played in the 2017 European Ladies Amateur Team Championship for Denmark and placed fifth in the 2018 Portuguese International Ladies Amateur.
In 2017, Thomsen played in the Vagliano Trophy championship with current Seminole Morgane Metraux, and in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. She finished in second place in the individual standings with a 12-under par total at the 2016 World Championships in Mexico.
Thomsen played for Team Europe at the 2016 Patsy Hankins Trophy, a Ryder Cup style event with Europe vs. Asia-Pacific at Doha Golf Club in Qatar and in the Junior PING Solheim Cup in 2015.
“We are so fortunate to have Puk Thomsen select Florida State University and our golf program to further her golf career and begin her academic studies in the United States,” said Bond. “Her experience speaks volumes for her as a golfer. More importantly, her personality, her ability to make others around her better, and her drive to become a great golfer are what we as a staff value the most. Puk is going to be a great teammate, a great representative for Florida State, and immediately make us a better team because of her ability on the course.”