October 17, 2021 - by
Hodge Leads W. Golf At Jim West Challenge

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SAN MARCOS, Tex. (seminoles.com) – Sophomore Alice Hodge is in third place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team is in third place in the team standings after the first two rounds of the Jim West Challenge at the Kissing Tree Golf Course.  Hodge carded a career-best score of 66 in the first round and finished the day with a 36-hole career-best score of 134.  Hodge and senior Amelia Williamson are both in the top five of the individual standings.  Williamson is in a tie for fifth place with a two-round total of 139.

Oklahoma State, the nation’s No. 2 ranked team in the Mizuno WGCA Coaches Poll, is in first place in the team standings. The Cowgirls own a 10 shot lead over second place TCU and a 14 shot lead over the Seminoles.  Caley McGinty of Oklahoma State and Caitlyn McNab of TCU are tied for the lead in the individual standings with identical scores of 132.  Both players carded scores of 65-67 in the first and second rounds.

Hodge begins play in Monday’s final round with a two-round total of 134 and is just two strokes behind the co-leaders in the individual standings.  Williamson is just seven strokes out of the lead.

“All of the girls played well today,” said Head Coach Amy Bond.  “The day began a little cooler than we expected, but it warmed up quickly – as did our team.  We are in a good position in that we are playing in the final group which is always our goal.  We are all excited to play tomorrow.”

Hodge set her personal best and came within one stroke of tying the school record as she carded a 66 in the first round of play.  She carded six birdies and totaled 16 holes scored at par or better in earning the best round of her collegiate career.

“I think the key for me today was giving myself as many birdie opportunities as possible and staying patient,” said Hodge,  “When the putts started dropping, I got into a good rhythm.”

Hodge continued to play outstanding golf in the second round as she carded a 68.  She played her final 14 holes of the round at four under par – a stretch that included consecutive birdies on holes No. 16, 17 and 18.  Hodge totaled 17 holes played at par or better in the second round.

During the grueling 36 holes played, Hodge carded 12 birdies and 33 holes played at par or better.

Williamson continued to play well in her second event of her senior season.  Her score of 69 in the first round included four birdies and just one bogey while her second round included four more birdies and 17 holes played at par or better.

Williamson has put herself in position to earn the third top-five individual finish of her Florida State career.

Sophomore Charlotte Heath is in a tie for 20th place in the individual standings with a two-round total of 143.  She carded scores of 71-72 and was never more than two strokes over par during any time on the first day of the tournament.  Hodge carded six birdies and the second eagle of her Florida State career.  She eagled the par 5 hole No. 5 in the second round.

Florida State will play in the final group of the final round for the second time this fall as the team tees off with Oklahoma State and TCU.  Each of the 15 teams will play from a shotgun start beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET on Monday.

Jim West Challenge/Oct. 17-18, 2021/Par 72
Kissing Tree Golf Course/San Marcos, Texas
3/15.-Florida State, 561
3.-Alice Hodge, 134
T5.-Amelia Williamson, 139
T20.-Charlotte Heath, 143
T36.-Cecilie Finne-Ipsen, 146
T45.-Kaylah Williams, 147

Jim West Challenge/Oct. 17-18, 2021/Par 72
Kissing Tree Golf Course/San Marcos, Texas
1.-Oklahoma State, 547
2.-TCU, 557
3.-Florida State, 561
4.-Texas Tech, 567
5.-Miami, 568
T6.-UNLV, 573
T6.-Oklahoma, 573
T8.-Tulsa, 575
T8.-Texas A&M, 575
10-.Houston, 576
11.-Texas State, 583
12.-Kent State, 590
T13.-Missouri, 595
T13.-New Mexico, 595
15.-Tennessee, 596

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