BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (seminoles.com) – Amanda Doherty, a two-time All-American during her career at Florida State (2017-20), makes her professional debut Friday as she will compete in the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship at the Battle Creek Country Club in Battle Creek, Mich., July 24-26. Doherty graduated from Florida State in 2020 after completing one of the top careers in Seminole women’s golf history. She finished her career ranked fourth in school history with a 73.08 stroke average.
A total of 144 golfers will tee off Friday and play 54 holes over three days. Doherty opens play on hole 10 Friday at 9:09 a.m.
“I am very excited to be playing in my first Symetra event,” said Doherty. “Beginning my professional career is something that I have been working towards for a long time. It is almost surreal to say that I am a professional golfer because it has been my dream since I was little. I am really looking forward to seeing where my game stacks up. Hopefully, it helps me have a good plan going forward of where my game is and what I need to focus on.”
Doherty graduated from Florida State on May 2, 2020 with a degree in Sport Management. She was a two-time team captain (2019 and 2020) and earned All-American Honorable Mention honors from GolfWeek in 2018 and 2020 and won All-ACC honors in 2018. Doherty played in three ACC Championships, three NCAA Regional Championships (in Columbus in 2017, Tallahassee in 2018 and Auburn in 2019) and three NCAA Championship Finals (at Sugar Grove, Ill., in 2017, in Stillwater Okla., in 2018 and in Fayetteville, Ark., in 2019) during her career at Florida State.
Results throughout the weekend can be found here.