February 5, 2019 - by
Kinhult Earns Another Top 10 Finish

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PALOS VERDES, Calif. (seminoles.com) – Powered behind freshman Frida Kinhult, the Florida State Women’s Golf Team launched their 2019 Spring campaign with a 12th place finish in the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif.

In a tournament that fielded 14 of the top-42, 11 of the top-20 and the top-3 ranked teams in the country, Florida State proved it could compete with the nations’ best. The Seminoles finished the Challenge with a three-round score of 903, which marked lower than No. 3 Florida, (904), No. Arizona State (907) and No. 5 Alabama (913).

The No. 20 Seminoles began action on Tuesday in position for a top-five finish after improving its team score by 17 strokes and jumping up four spots on the board. However, a rather strong Southern California wind proved its effect, as the ‘Noles combined for six birdies on the day, as compared to 12 in the second round.

“Today was not the result we were looking for but this tournament did provide many great learning experiences,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “It also provided us with early assessments to allow us to build towards a strong championship season. We were able to identify key development area sand compare ourselves against the top teams in the country.”

No. 13 Stanford took home team and individual honors as the Cardinal shot a three-round total of 867, while UCLA finished in second with a score of 869 and Southern California placed third at 871. Stanford junior Andrea Lee earned the individual championship, shooting a steady score of 213 over the three-day event.

Kinhult continued her dominant start to her collegiate rookie season as she finished tied for eighth in the individual standings with a three-round total score of 217. Her second round score of 68 tied the mark for the lowest round score by any individual in the field. She finished the event four strokes behind Lee for the tournament lead.

The Fiskebäckskil, Sweden native continued her streak of individual finishes in the top-10. After placing in the individual top-10 in all four events in the fall, including a win in the Jim West Challenge, Kinhult’s tied for eighth place finish marked her fifth top-10 finish in a row to begin her Seminole career.

Battling through the gusty final round, Kinhult carded 14 holes at par or better, including a birdie on hole No. 16. Her 74 on the day marked her 13th round under 75, while her second round score of 68 brought her total to seven rounds in the 60s in 14 career rounds.

“Frida continued her steak of top-10 finishes while once again being in contention to win the individual title,” said Bond. “She need a few more putts to drop – but overall it was a strong start to the spring.”

Junior All-American Amanda Doherty shot a three-round score of 228, including a 75 on the final day of the tournament in which she carded birdies on No. 10 and No. 14. In shooting a 74 on day two and 75 on the final round, the 2018 All-ACC performer has now carded under 75 in 13 of 14 rounds this fall/spring season.

Doherty finished the tournament with four birdies on her way to a tied for 51st place individual finish.

Freshman Amelia Williamson finished the tournament with a score of 234. The Norfolk, England native finished her last two rounds strong, carding a 74 in the second round and a 75 on the final day of competition. Williamson birdied five holes the final two days after just one in the opening round.

Freshman Beatrice Wallin also competed in the event, finishing with a score of 235. After averaging a 71.09 in the fall, the first year standout shot a 79 in the final round, including 11 holes at par.

Freshman Puk Lyng Thomsen rounded out the field for the Seminoles, competing in her third career tournament. Finishing with a three-round score of 235, she showed her potential on the rather difficult course as she totaled 31 holes at par or better and carded three birdies.

Up next, the Women’s Golf Team returns home in preparation for the 7th annual Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at the Long Cove Club in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Hosted by the University of South Carolina, the three-day tournament will take place March 8th-10th.

Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge/Par 71/Feb. 3-5, 2019
Palos Verdes Golf Club/Palos Verdes, Calif./Final Florida State Results
12/16-Florida State, 307+293+303=903
T8-Frida Kinhult, 75+68+74=217
T51-Amanda Doherty, 79+74+75=228
T63-Puk Lyng Thomsen, 75+79+79=233
T69-Amelia Williamson, 85+74+75=234
T72-Beatrice Wallin, 78+77+75=234

Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge/Par 71/Feb. 3-5, 2019
Palos Verdes Golf Club/Palos Verdes, Calif./Final Team Results
1-Stanford, 295+279+293-867
2-UCLA, 291+289+289=869
3-Southern Cal, 299+288+284=871
4-Texas, 299+288+289=875
T5-Oklahoma State, 305+289+290=884
T5-Arizona, 302+297+285=884
7-Wake Forest, 300+292+297=889
8-Furman, 304+299+293=896
9-Washington, 308+296+293=897
10-Ohio State, 299+302+298=899
11-Baylor, 304+301+296=901
12-Florida State, 307+293+303=903
13-Florida, 306+297+301=904
14-Arizona State, 316+299+292=907
15-Alabama, 307+301+305=913
16-Colorado, 307+309+301=917

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