TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Frida Kinhult, the Golfstat Cup winner for the lowest stroke average in college golf during the 2019 season, is the No. 1 ranked amateur golfer in the world in the World Amateur Golf Rankings which were released on June 12, 2019. It marks the first time in her career that she has been ranked as the top amateur player in the world.
Also on Wednesday, Kinhult was named to the Vagliano Trophy Team by the European Golf Association. The championship will take place on June 28-29, 2019 at the Royal St. George Club in Kent, England. The Vagliano Trophy is a women’s amateur international match between Great Britain and Ireland and the Continent of Europe. The championship has been played every two years since 1959.
As the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world, Kinhult is also the highest ranked European player in the WAGR. She is a two-time (2017 and 2018) Spanish Ladies Amateur Champion and won two individual championships (at the Jim West Challenge and the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate) during her first season as a Seminole. Kinhult will play for the Vagliano Trophy Team for the first time in her career after leading the junior Vagliano Trophy team to victory in 2015.
The European Team – which featured current Seminole Puk Lyng Thomsen and former All-Americans Matilda Castren and Morgane Metraux – captured its sixth straight Vagliano championship in 2017.
“To be the No. 1 ranked Amateur Golfer in the World is absolutely fantastic,” said Seminole Head Coach Amy Bond. “It’s great for Frida to have achieved one of her life-long goals. To be able to say that the No. 1 amateur golfer in the world is a Seminole brings such incredible pride to Florida State University, our program, our coaching staff and our players.”
Bond also realizes Kinhult’s incredible opportunity to play as a member of the European Team in the Vagliano Trophy championship.
“We are all thrilled for Frida,” said Bond. “I had the great opportunity to watch her lead the International Team to victory at the Arnold Palmer Cup last week. It’s great to see her playing so well and earning the opportunity to participate in events such as the Vagliano Trophy Championship.”