MELBOURNE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State freshman Charlotte Heath shot a four under par 68 in the final round and finished in fifth place in the individual standings, and the Seminole Women’s Golf Team finished in fourth place in the team standings as play in the Moon Invitational at the Duran Golf Course came to a close. Heath carded scores of 72-69-68 and finished as Florida State’s leader with a seven under par total of 209 for the three round tournament. Heath (fifth place) and teammate Beatrice Wallin (tied for sixth) allowed Florida State to finish as one of only three teams in the tournament with two players in the top 10 of the individual standings.
The Seminoles also finished with an eight under par team score of 856 and were one of only four teams in the event to finish below par in each of the three rounds. Florida State finished with the second best team score in the third round – a score of four under par 284.
South Carolina won the team championship with a six-stroke victory over LSU. The Lady Gamecocks led the event wire to wire and finished 24 strokes under par. Pauline Roussin-Bouchard won the individual championship with a 13 under par score of 203. She carded a personal best 63 in the taking the lead in the first round – a lead she never relinquished.
“I challenged our team to shoot the best round of the third rod and they came pretty close,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “We finished fourth in our first event in 11 months – and in a very good field – I am extremely happy about our finish. Our players shot scores of 66-67-68 and each player counted at least one of their scores.
“We certainly have some things to work but for our first event in nearly an year, I’m thrilled with how each of the girls played.”
Heath played magnificent golf throughout the tournament and finished as one of only nine golfers in the 93-player field who carded scores of par or better in each of the three rounds. Playing in her first collegiate tournament, Heath earned scores of 72-69-68 for a 54-hole total of 209. Heath was never above par at any time during the event after starting par-par-par-birdie-birdie on her first five holes of the tournament and in her collegiate career.
“All around my game was pretty tidy,” said Heath. “I went into the event to have fun and with no expectations. Me and Coach (Amy) Bond worked really well together on the course making every shot count. Finishing fifth is nice but nothing changes; I want to treat our tournament like every event we play in. It will be fun to play at home on our home course.”
Heath carded 12 birdies and only five bogeys in the first three rounds of her Seminole career. She was as many as four strokes under par during the tournament and was as many as two strokes under par in each of the three rounds.
Junior Beatrice Wallin, who played in the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open, closed the event well as she carded under par scores and was a total of five strokes under par in the final two rounds the event. She carded a five under par score of 67 in the third and final round – she came within two strokes of tying her career best score of 66. Wallin’s tournament score of 210 and her tournament score vs. par of minus six both tied her career bests.
Freshman Taylor Roberts played her best golf of the tournament as she carded an even par score of 72 in the final round. She finished her first career tournament as a Seminole with three rounds scored at 75 or better.
Bond and the Seminoles play host to the Eighth Annual Florida State Match-Up at the Seminole Legacy Golf Club Feb. 26-28. The Seminoles won the championship of the event in both 2016 and 2017 while the individual champion has been a Florida State player twice: in 2014 (Matilda Castren) and 2017 (Morgane Metraux).