February 6, 2023 - by

Heath and Woad Earn Top-5 Finishes to Lead No.10 Seminoles to Second Place Finish at Collegiate Invitational

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – No. 10 Florida State placed second as a team in the Collegiate Invitational at Guadalajara Country Club. Top individual finishes included Charlotte Heath (T4) and Lottie Woad (T4). This is Heath’s fourth top 10 finish of the 2022-23 season and Woad’s fifth as a freshman newcomer. 

Junior Charlotte Heath gained another top-10 finish in her 23rd tournament start as a Seminole at the Collegiate Invitational. It is the 12th top-10 finish of her collegiate career. Heath shot even-par in the final round and totaled an even-par 216 for the tournament.

With the resume of round two, Heath found herself off to a great start at 1-under through five holes on the back-nine. She struggled in the closing of the round, shooting 3-over in her last four holes. A 2-over 38, her highest scoring nine of the tournament, pushed her back to a tie for third place. 

Although the final round was just moments later, Heath flipped her game around and shot 1-under on the front-nine after birdying her opening hole. She shot 1-over on her final nine to secure another impressive round at even-par. 

Heath led the Seminoles in par 5 scoring, averaging a 4.83 (-2), and in birdies, totaling eight for the three rounds.

Freshman Lottie Woad competed in her first spring season tournament for the Seminoles in Guadalajara, securing a T4 finish with an even-par 216 total for the event.

Woad shot her lowest round of the Collegiate Invitational with the completion of round two Monday morning. Her bogeyless two nines combined for a 3-under par 69 with birdies on holes No. 2, No. 5, and No. 10. 

Round three for Woad was off to a shaky start after posting a 3-over par front-nine. She quickly recovered with a birdie at the turn to the back-nine to get back to 1-over for the tournament. Woad continued her consistent play with seven straight pars and a birdie on her final hole to shoot a 1-over par 73 in the final round. 

Woad led the entire 60-player field in pars, totaling 41 for three rounds. 

Senior Amelia Williamson saw an immense improvement on the back-nine in round three, which was deemed to be the setback to her otherwise phenomenal play in the last two rounds, and shot a 1-over par 37. 

Williamson combined her best two nines of the tournament to shoot her lowest score of the Collegiate Invitational with a 2-over par 74 to finish T23 at 10-over par.

Junior Alice Hodge was off to an immaculate start on the second 27-hole day. Through 16 holes, she accounted for five birdies and zero bogeys to score a second round 1-over par 73 and a final round 3-over par 75. 

Hodge led the Seminoles for most birdies in the final round. For three rounds straight, she also led Florida State in par 3 scoring, averaging a 2.83 (-2). She finished in 27th place with an 11-over par total. 

Kaylah Williams placed T50 with a 19-over total for the tournament. She shot an 8-over 80 in the second round and a 7-over 79 in the final round. 

As a team, Florida State shot an average score of 3.13 (+8) on par 3’s, a 4.17 (+28) on par 4’s, and a 5.10 (+6) on par 5’s. They led the 12-team field in pars, totaling 180 for the 54 holes and combined for 28 birdies altogether. 

Florida State will travel next to Melbourne, Fla for the Moon Invitational at Suntree Golf Club hosted by the University of Louisville. The Seminoles will make their third annual appearance at the tournament, with their most recent success being last year’s team victory, leading wire-to-wire for all three rounds to shoot a combined 10-under total. Charlotte Heath and Amelia Williamson each earned top-10 finishes at the 2022 Moon Invitational. 

Follow along on Golfstat February 19th-21st for live scoring of the Moon Invitational. Follow @fsugolf on Twitter and Instagram for updates on the Seminoles. 


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