March 10, 2019 - by
Seminoles, Kinhult Win Titles At Darius Rucker

Final Darius Rucker Team Leaderboard / Final Darius Rucker Individual LeaderboardFlorida State Women’s Golf Statistics

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State freshman Frida Kinhult won her second career individual championship, and the Seminole women’s golf team won the team championship at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at the Long Cove Club as play in the three-round event concluded Sunday. Kinhult, who led the individual competition wire-to-wire, became just the second freshman in school history to win multiple individual championships. The team title for the Seminoles is the ninth under Head Coach Amy Bond and the first since they won the Clemson Invitational in 2017.

Florida State became the first team, and Kinhult the first player to finish with under par scores as the Seminoles set team and individual records for the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in winning the championships.

Florida State, which played two of the three rounds at par or better, outdistanced Duke and Wake Forest by 17 strokes in winning the championship. The Seminoles grabbed the lead in the second round and increased their lead in the second and third rounds to win the title. Florida State finished the event as the only team with an under par team total among the 17 teams in the event.

The Darius Rucker Intercollegiate included 15 of the top 33 teams in the nation with four teams ranked in the top 10 of the latest GolfStat rankings. The Seminoles finished as the top finishing team among the four teams from the ACC in the event – No. 3 Duke, No. 13 Wake Forest, No. 14 Virginia and No. 33 North Carolina — while finishing ahead of seven teams from the SEC and perennial power UCLA from the PAC-12.

“This was a huge effort for our team where each player picked up for one another throughout the tournament,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “They all did a fantastic job of staying in the moment and sticking to the game plan we had for this golf course. Winning this event is a big confidence boost for our team and shows each of them that we can play with any team in the country. We have to continue to get better each and every day.

“I am extremely proud of this group. We need to continue to prepare to play this way every day we come to the golf course.”

Kinhult carded scores of 68-68-68 for a three round total of 204 and was never above par in winning for the second time in her Florida State career. She also won the individual championship at the Jim West Challenge during the fall of 2018. Of the 54 holes she played in this event, she carded 47 under par (87 percent) and did not card a single score above a bogey. Kinhult was stellar in the third round with four birdies and 17 holes scored a par or better. She carded three scores in the 60’s in all three rounds of a tournament for the first time in her collegiate career.

“Winning as a team is amazing,” said Kinhult. “This is what we practice so hard for each day. It feels good when practice pays off. I think we were all be motivated to work hard in practice and hopefully we can keep this great feel in our upcoming tournaments.”

Kinhult became the second freshman in school history to win multiple individual championships as a freshman. All-American Matilda Castren won the Florida State Match-Up and the Marsh Landing Invitational during her freshman season of 2013-14.

Junior All-American Amanda Doherty earned her 17th career top-20 individual finish as she carded a 75 in the third and final round to earn a tied for 16th place finish. She finished with a total of 218 and scores of 71-72-75. Doherty totaled five birdies during the three rounds of the event. In helping the Seminoles to the team championship at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, she has now helped the Seminoles win six team championships.

Freshmen Beatrice Wallin and Amelia Williamson finished strong and finished with final round scores of 72. Wallin finished in a tie for 22nd place with a 219 total while Williamson finished in a tie for 41st with a three-round total of 224. Freshman Puk Lyng Thomsen finished in a career-best tied for 22nd place with a 54-hole total of 219.

Florida State continues its spring season as it plays in the Evans Derby Invitational hosted by Auburn University March 23-25.

8th Annual Darius Rucker Intercollegiate/Par 71/March 8-10, 2019
Long Cove Golf Club/Hilton Head S.C./Final Florida State Results
1/17-Florida State, 850
1-Frida Kinhult, 204
T16- Amanda Doherty, 218
T22-Puk Lyng Thomsen, 219
T22-Beatrice Wallin, 219
T41-Amelia Williamson, 224

 
8th Annual Darius Rucker Intercollegiate/Par 71/March 8-10, 2019
Long Cove Golf Club/Hilton Head S.C./Final Team Results
1-Florida State, 850
T2-South Carolina, 867
T2-Wake Forest, 867
4-Duke, 869
T5-Auburn, 882
T5-Vanderbilt, 882
7-Arkansas, 886
T8-Furman, 887
T8-UCLA, 887
10-Virginia, 888
11-Georgia, 889
12-Northwestern, 891
13-LSU, 894
14-Alabama, 899
15-Baylor, 901
16-Oklahoma State, 909
17-North Carolina, 911

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