March 27, 2022 - by

Heath Leads W. Golf To 5th Place Finish At Clemson Invitational

SUNSET, S.C. (seminoles.com) – Sophomore Charlotte Heath finished in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings, and the No. 14 Florida State Women’s Golf team finished in fifth place in the team standings as play in the Clemson Invitational at The Reserve at Lake Keowee came to a close.  Heath carded a 74 in the final round, earned her seventh career top-10 finish and led the Seminoles to their fourth consecutive top-four team finish.

Florida State improved in each round of the tournament as it moved from a tied for 10th place after the first round, into fifth place after the second round, and finished in fifth place – only six strokes behind team champion LSU.  The Seminoles improved their team score in each round – from 304 in round one, to 297 in round two, to 296 in the third and final round.

LSU rallied to win the team championship, as the Tigers edged Illinois by one stroke to win the championship.  Ingrid Lindbald of LSU carded a 67 – the best individual score of the three round tournament – in the final round to gain the individual victory.  She finished with a 4 under par score of 212.

“We’re getting close,” said Head Coach Amy Bond.  “We played better in each round and I was very proud of the way they played better under tough conditions all week.  I saw a lot of good things, but there are a lot of things we have to work on, including distance control, wedge play, short games and putting.  Now is the time we need to start kicking in our focus with only one regular season match remaining before the ACC Championship.”

Heath played solid golf as she finished with a three round total of 222.  She carded scores of 76-74-72 and finished at 2 over par across the final 36 holes of the tournament.  Heath closed well in the final round as she was 1 stroke over par on her final 14 holes of the day.

“This was definitely not my best playing this week,” said Heath.  “But I chipped well, and tried to put myself in good positions off the tee as the greens were hard to hold.”

Senior Amelia Williamson finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings with a three round score of 223.  She carded a 1 over par 73 in the final round and was one stroke over par over the final two rounds of the tournament.  The key to Williamson’s third round score were three consecutive birdies on holes No. 4, 5 and 6 which dropped her score to 2 under par.

Williamson was never more than one stroke over par during the third and final round of the tournament.

Senior Cecilie Finne-Ipsen earned her second consecutive top-25 finish as she finished with a three round score of 226.  She finished in a tie for 24th place, and has finished in 25th place or better in the Seminoles’ last two events – the Valspar Augusta and Clemson Invitational championships.

Florida State closes out its regular season at the NC State Match Play Championships April 3-5, 2022.

Sixth Annual Clemson Invitational/March 25, 2022
The Reserve at Lake Keowee/Sunset, S.C./Par 72
5/18-Florida State, 897
T7.-Charlotte Heath, 222
T10.-Amelia Williamson, 223
T24.-Cecilie Finne-Ipsen, 226
T38.-Elle Johnson, 230
T50.-Beatrice Wallin, 232
T50.-*Alice Hodge, 232
*played as an individual

Sixth Annual Clemson Invitational/March 25, 2022
The Reserve at Lake Keowee/Sunset, S.C./Par 72
1.-LSU, 891
2.-Illinois, 892
3.-Kentucky, 895
4 -Florida, 896
5.-Florida State, 897
6.-Michigan State, 904
7.-Miami, 905
8.-Furman, 908
9.-Tennessee, 911
10.-Clemson, 912
T11.-Maryland, 917
T11.-Kent State, 917
13.-Vanderbilt, 921
T14.-Kansas, 925
T14.-Purdue, 925
16-Virginia Tech, 933
17.-Notre Dame, 945
18.-UNC Wilmington, —

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