NORMAN, Okla. (seminoles.com) – Sophomore All-American Frida Kinhult finished in a tie for first place in the individual standings, and the No. 13 Florida State Women’s Golf team finished in a tie for fifth place in the team standings as play in the Schooner Fall Classic at the Belmar Golf Club came to a close. Kinhult earned her third career individual championship as she carded scores of 69-67-71 to finish with a three round total of 207 and tied for first with Tristyn Nowlin of Illinois.
It marked the third championship of her Florida State career after earning individual medalist honors at the fall 2018 Jim West Challenge and the spring 2019 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate.
Texas rallied from one stroke down after the first two rounds to defeat second-place Alabama by nine strokes. Mississippi State and Florida State carded the best team rounds of the final day of the tournament. Mississippi State finished in third place in the team standings – just two strokes ahead of the Seminoles.
Florida State finished in a tie for fifth place in the team standings along with Illinois as the Seminoles shot their best team round of the tournament in the third and final round. The Seminoles improved by five strokes after the first round of play and bettered their team score in the third round by seven strokes as compared to the second round. A total of three Florida State players (Amanda Doherty, 67; Amelia Williamson, 69 and Puk Lyng Thomsen, 70) all carded scores at par or better in the final round. The Seminoles had two golfers play par or better golf in the first two rounds.
“Our goal today was to shoot the round of the day and we did that,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “I’m very proud of the way the girls handled the windy conditions again today. We made a really good Sunday run. I’m proud of Frida – she played great golf in the last few days.”
Kinhult finished the tournament with a 1 over par score of 71 in the third round. She totaled scores of 69-67-71 and finished with a 3 under par score of 207. It marked the eighth time in her 12 career events as a Seminole that she finished with an under par tournament score. Kinhult is now a total of 36 strokes under par for her Florida State career.
“I didn’t play my best today but I kept fighting as I knew the wind was hard out there and anything could happen,” said Kinhult. “When I finished my round in 71 I thought I was out of it, but the wind didn’t only hit me, and the others left out there made a couple of bogeys which made me go up the top. It’s a great feeling to have gotten the third one and I’m excited to keep going.”
Kinhult finished as Florida State’s leader for the ninth time in her career and in the top 10 for the 10th time in her 12 career outings. She was never more than one stroke above par during the entire 54 holes of the Schooner Fall Classic.
Senior All-American Amanda Doherty led the Seminoles with a 3 under par score of 67 in the final round. Her best round of the tournament allowed her finish in a tie for 25th place in the individual standings – the 25th top 25 individual finish of her illustrious career as a Seminole. Doherty’s score of 67 came within one of tying her career-best score of 66 which has come three times in her career.
Doherty finished her round with four birdies on her back nine after completing a perfect front nine with nine holes scored at par. She finished the tournament with 11 birdies including a personal best of five in the first round.
Sophomore Amelia Williamson played her best golf of the tournament as she carded a 1 under par score of 69 in the final round. She enjoyed a fine tournament as she improved her score of three strokes in the second and by two strokes in the third round following a first round score of 74.
Williamson’s third round score of 69 came within one stroke of tying her career-best score for a single round. She carded a career-best score of 67 in the third round of the 2019 ACC Championship. Williamson’s third round score of 69 marked her third career score in the 60’s and second in two appearances in the Schooner Fall Classic. She carded a 69 in the second round of the 2018 Schooner Fall Classic.
Sophomore Puk Lyng Thomsen carded a tournament-best 70 in the third round and finished in a tie for 38th place with a total of 217. Her third round score of 70 was just one off of her career-best score of 69 which came during the third round of the NCAA Auburn regional. Sophomore Beatrice Wallin finished in a tie for 48th place it the individual standings with a three round total of 219.
Florida State plays its third of four fall tournaments as it travels to play in the Jim West Challenge in San Marcos, Texas, Oct. 20-21.
Schooner Gall Classic/Par 70/Sept. 27-29, 2019
Belmar Golf Club/Norman, Okla./Final Florida State Results
T5/15-Florida State, 849
T1-Frida Kinhult, 207
T25-Amanda Doherty, 214
T33-Amelia Williamson, 215
T38-Puk Lyng Thomsen, 217
T48-Beatrice Wallin, 219
Schooner Gall Classic/Par 70/Sept. 27-29, 2019
Belmar Golf Club/Norman, Okla./Final Team Results
3-Mississippi State, 848
T5-Florida State, 850
10-Texas A&M, 864
T13-Notre Dame, 869
15-Texas State, 878