AUGUSTA, Ga. (seminoles.com) – Florida State freshman Beatrice Wallin finished in a tie for 11th place and junior Amanda Doherty advanced via a playoff hole as both Seminoles qualified for Saturday’s championship round of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur on the Champions Retreat course at Augusta National. Both Wallin (145 total) and Doherty (147 total) will play for the championship on Saturday at the famed Augusta National Golf Course.
Wallin carded a 2 over par 74 in the second round and is in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings with a two-round total of 145. She was one of 18 players who advanced to the final round of the event based on her 36-hole score. Wallin carded two birdies and 14 total holes at par or better in the second round
Doherty carded a 1 over par 73 and finished her first 36 holes with a total of 147. She was tied with 11 players for the final 10 advancing spots which forced a sudden-victory playoff. As the third player to tee off in the playoff, Doherty earned a score of par on the par 4 hole No. 10.
“I watched the leaderboard with my family for a while before we knew I was going to be in the playoff,” said Doherty of her anxious moments at the end of her round. “Then I went to the range to make sure I was still warm.
“It has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid to play Augusta National, and the fact that I will get to play the course in competition makes it even more special.”
Nine of the 10 golfers (including Doherty) advanced with scores of par on the first playoff hole with the final player advancing on the second playoff hole.
Each of the 72 players in the field have the opportunity to play a practice round of the famed Augusta National Course on Friday.
Saturday’s championship round will be broadcast on NBC and streamed live from Noon-3:00 p.m.