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Hodge Leads W. Golf At Jim West Challenge

Final Team Results / Final Individual Results / Final Team and Individual Results

SAN MARCOS, Tex. (seminoles.com) – Sophomore Alice Hodge finished in a tie for seventh and senior Amelia Williamson finished in a tie for 10th in the individual standings, and the Florida State Women’s Golf Team finished in fourth place in the team standings as play in the Jim West Challenge on Kissing Tree Golf Club came to a conclusion.   For Hodge, her seventh place finish is the best of her collegiate career while Williamson earned her third career top-10 finish.

No. 2 Oklahoma State, which led the team standings wire-to-wire, won the team championship with a seven stroke victory over TCU.  The Seminoles finished fourth to earn their third top four team finish in as many matches this fall.  Oklahoma State’s Caley McGinty finished with a 15-under par total of 201 to claim individual medalist honors.  She carded scores of 65-67-69 to win the title.

With three players – Hodge (208, -8), Williamson (209, -7) and Charlotte Heath (210, -6) – shooting below par, the Seminoles were one of six teams in the 15-team event with three or more players who finished at under par in the final team standings.

“Overall, we played well,” said Head Coach Amy Bond.  “We had three really good performances with three players finishing under par.  We utilized a lineup that we hadn’t used before and I was pleased with their play in the event.  The great thing is that we saw skills from each of our players that they can improve on.  We still have work to do, but that’s the good things about being competitive in a fall tournament.”

Hodge finished tied for seventh as she played the best golf of her Seminole career.   She set personal records for a single round score (66 in the first round), 36-hole score (134 in the first and second rounds), three-round score (208) and three-round score vs. par (-8).  Her first round score was one away from the school record for a single round (65), her 36-hole score tied the school record (134) and her tournament score (208) is tied for the 20th best three-round score in school history.

Hodge carded a 74 in the final round of the championship to earn the first top-10 finish of her career.  Her previous best finish of tied for ninth came in helping lead the Seminoles to the team championship at the 2021 Florida State Match Up.  She carded three birdies in the final round to finish the tournament with 15 birdies – tied for the fifth most in the event.

Williamson earned a top-10 finish as she carded three under par rounds – the only player in the Seminoles’ lineup to shoot under par in all three rounds.  She carded a 70 in the final round to finish with a seven under par score of 209.  Williamson totaled scores of 69-70-70 third career top-10 finish.

Williamson has earned five of six scores at 71 or better and six of six scores of par or better in two events this fall.

Sophomore Charlotte Heath led the Seminoles in the final round with a 5 under par score of 67.  She finished with scores of 71-72-67 for a three-round total of 210 and a tied for 13th place finish.  Heath carded six birdies in the third round as she moved up from a tie for 20th after two rounds and into the top-15 of the final standings.

Florida State closes out its 2021 fall season at the Landfall Tradition (Oct. 29-31) at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.

Jim West Challenge/Oct. 17-18, 2021/Par 72
Kissing Tree Golf Course/San Marcos, Texas
4/15.-Florida State, 849
T7.-Alice Hodge, 208
T10.-Amelia Williamson, 209
T13.-Charlotte Heath, 210
T54.-Cecilie Finne-Ipsen, 223
T62.-Kaylah Williams, 225

Jim West Challenge/Oct. 17-18, 2021/Par 72
Kissing Tree Golf Course/San Marcos, Texas
1.-Oklahoma State, 825
2.-TCU, 832
3.-Miami, 848
4.-Florida State, 849
5.-Texas Tech, 851
6.-Texas A&M, 853
7.-UNLV, 860
T8.-Tulsa, 865
T8-.Houston, 865
T8.-Oklahoma, 865
11.-Kent State, 871
12.-New Mexico, 877
13.-Texas State, 878
14.-Missouri, 897
15.-Tennessee, 901

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