TRINITY, Tex. (seminoles.com) – Florida State sophomore golfer Beatrice Wallin will represent her home country of Sweden in the 2019 Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship at the Whispering Pines Golf Club beginning Thursday and running through Saturday. The event brings the best amateur golfers from 19 countries and six continents together in a 54-hole competition in three categories: international team, men’s team and women’s team competition.
The format of the event pairs two female and two male amateurs from each country to compete for a chance at earning gold, silver and bronze medals. The bi-annual event is back for the first time since 2015, after the 2017 championship was cancelled because of Hurricane Harvey.
“This is going to a fun event and I am looking forward to playing with and against such a great collection of players,” said Wallin. “It’s an honor to be selected to represent Sweden. It is such a thrill to wear the colors of Sweden in competition on the golf course.”
Wallin is ranked third in school history with a 72.67 stroke average in 43 rounds during 18 tournaments. She has earned three top-10 finishes including a tied for third place finish at the spring 2019 Evans Derby Experience at Auburn University. Wallin led the Seminoles to a pair of top-five team finishes while earning 11 of 12 single round score at 75 or better. She tied her career-low for a single round score with a 68 in the first round of the Cougar Classic and earned her third career top-10 finish (tied for 7th) came at the fall season opening Cougar Classic.
Seminole Head Coach Amy Bond, who has led the Seminoles into the top-10 of the national rankings in both of the last two seasons, is excited for one of her golfers to play on a national stage for her home country.
“I always love when our players have the opportunity to represent their countries,” said Bond. “I am excited that Bea has that chance again this week. I am looking forward to watching online and following her play. I hope she enjoys a great week of golf and has a lot of fun.”
The 2019 Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship competition begins Thursday (Nov. 7), and a live stream of the event will be broadcast on the above in addition to Golfweek.com (Golfweek.com\TheSpiritGolf). Each of the three days of play will be streamed: Thursday, Nov. 7, noon-3 p.m. CT – First Round of Competition; Friday, Nov. 8, noon-3 p.m. CT – Second Round of Competition and Saturday, Nov. 9, noon CT through end of play – Final Round of Competition.
Wallin has represented Sweden in numerous international competitions throughout her career.
Wallin helped Sweden to the team title in the 2018 European Team Ladies Team Championship, helped her teams win the 2019 European and Swedish Team Championships, propelled Sweden to the title in the 2019 European Ladies Team Championships in Italy and led her team to the title in the 2019 Swedish Team Championships.
Wallin, who was named to the 2019 ACC Academic Honor Roll and the 2019 All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team, returns to Florida State to finish her fall semester academically following the Spirit International Amateur Championship. She will lead the Seminoles into the spring 2020 season at the Guadalajara International Invitational Feb. 16-18, 2020.