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FRIDA KINHULT

Frida Kinhult

(Updated August 2018)
height
5-6
year
Freshman
hometown
Fiskebäckskil, Sweden
high school
Korrespondensgymnasiet

STATISTICS

(As of June 12, 2019)

Year Events Rounds Strokes Avg. Low Top 10
2018-19 10 29 2,049 70.66 65 9
Totals 10 29 2,049 70.66 65 9

 

KINHULT IN THE SEMINOLE RECORD BOOK

Career Stroke Average — 1st — 70.66
Single Season Stoke Average — 1st — 70.66 (2018-19)
Single Round Score — T1st — 65 (Second Round; Jim West Challenge, Oct. 28, 2018)
Single Round Score — T7 — 66 (Third Round; Jim West Challenge, Oct. 29, 2018)
Single Round Score — T21 — 67 (First Round, Schooner Fall Classic, Sept, 30, 2018) (Third Round, Stanford Intercollegiate, Oct. 21, 2018)
Two Round (36 Hole) Score — T1st — 136 (71-65) (2018 Jim West Challenge, First and Second Rounds; Oct. 28, 2018) (2019 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, First and Second Rounds, March 8-9, 2019)
Three Round Tournament Score vs. Par — T1st — -14 — (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2018)
Three Round Tournament Score — T2 — 202 (2018 Jim West Challenge, Oct. 28-29, 2018)
Three Round Tournament Score — T5 — 204 (2019 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate)
Three Round Tournament Score — T20 — 209 (2018 Stanford Intercollegiate)
Single Round Score — T7 — 66 (Third Round; Jim West Challenge, Oct. 29, 2018)

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

2019 Arnold Palmer Cup — International Team (June, 2019)…Helped the World Team defeat the United States team in the annual competition…

HONORS

2019 All-American First Team (WGCA)
2019 National Freshman of the Year (WGCA)
2019 Golfstat Cup Winner (low stroke average in Division I)
2019 ACC Golfer of the Year (Co)
2019 ACC Freshman of the Year
2019 All-ACC
ACC Co-Golfer of the Month, October, 2018
ACC Co-Golfer of the Month, March 2019
ANNIKA Award Fall 2018 Watch List
ANNIKA Award Spring 2019 Watch List
ANNIKA Award Top-5 Finalist (May 2019)
WGCA Player of the Year and Freshman of Year Watch Lists (May 2019)
Honda Award For Golf Finalist (May 2019)

ON KINHULT (CAREER AVERAGE: 70.66 / CAREER LOW: 65)

The nation’s No. 1 ranked amateur golfer by the WAGR (June 12, 2019)…enters her sophomore season as the top player in collegiate golf…the most decorated freshman in the history of the Seminole Golf program…her 2018-19 honors included: 2019 All-American First Team (WGCA); 2019 National Freshman of the Year (WGCA); 2019 Golfstat Cup Winner (low stroke average in Division I); 2019 ACC Golfer of the Year (Co); 2019 ACC Freshman of the Year; 2019 All-ACC; ACC Co-Golfer of the Month, October, 2018; ACC Co-Golfer of the Month, March 2019; ANNIKA Award Fall 2018 Watch List; ANNIKA Award Spring 2019 Watch List; ANNIKA Award Top-5 Finalist (May 2019); WGCA Player of the Year and Freshman of Year Watch Lists (May 2019)…the highest ranked player to ever attend Florida State…ranked No. 2 on the European Golf Ranking scale and No. 8 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking poll…led Sweden to a tied for 11th place team finish in the 2018 World Amateur Team Championships in Ireland…finished tied for 30th in the individual standings at the 2018 World Amateur Team Championships…led Sweden to the 2018 European Ladies Team Championship – where she also won the stroke play championship…earned championships at the 2017 Skandia Junior Girls Open, 2017 European Girls Team Championship, 2017 Swedish Junior Girls Stroke Play Championship and the 2017 and 2018 Spanish Amateur Ladies International Championship…won both the stroke play and match play portions of the 2018 Spanish Amateur Ladies International Championship…her victory at the 2017 Spanish Open earned her an invitation to the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open where she made the cut and finished in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings…after winning the 2017 amateur contest in Spain, she accepted an invitation to play on the Ladies European Tour…played on the Swedish National future-team beginning in 2013 at age 14 and elevated to the national team in 2015… earned the 2019 Golden Nole for women’s golf presented for significant contributions on the golf course, in the classroom and in the community…averages 70.66 strokes in 29 rounds during 10 events as a freshman.

SUMMER 2018

Played in the 2018 British Women’s Open at the Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England… led Sweden to a tied for 11th place team finish in the 2018 World Amateur Team Championships in Ireland…finished tied for 30th in the individual standings at the 2018 World Amateur Team Championships…finished even par in the WATC with scores of 74-71-73-72=290…one of only 34 players in the 170-player field to finish at par or better.

Fall 2018 (SEASON AVERAGE: 68.82 / SEASON LOW: 65)

The top freshman in the nation during the fall 2018 season…earned a stroke average of 68.82 strokes per round and was a total of 29 strokes under par for the Seminoles’ four match fall season…earned her first career individual championship with a 14 under par winning score of 202 to claim the title at the Jim West Challenge…tied the Seminoles’ school records for lowest round (65 in the second round of the Jim West Challenge) and par finish in a single tournament (14 under par in the Jim West Challenge)…finished in the top 10 in each of her first four appearances as a Seminole (first in the Jim West Challenge, tied for fifth in the Stanford Intercollegiate, tied for ninth in the Cougar Fall Classic and tied for 10th in the Schooner Fall Classic)…played in her first career match as a Seminole at the Cougar Fall Classic hosted by the College of Charleston…led the Seminoles with seven of 11 scores carded in the 60’s…finished in a tie for ninth in the individual standings of the Cougar Fall Classic with a two-round total of 139 (71-68)…her total in the Cougar Fall Classic included the first eagle of her Florida State career in the second round of the event…the event was shortened to two rounds because of the arrival of Hurricane Florence on the coasts of both North and South Carolina…shot two of three scores in the 60’s in finishing in a tied for 10th place in the Schooner Fall Classic…score of 67 in the first round of the Schooner Fall Classic had her in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings…totaled a 1 over par 72 in the second round (for a 36-hole total of 139) of the Schooner Fall Classic…carded a 68 in the third round and finished with a 6 under par score of 207 — good for a tie for 10th place in the individual standings in the Schooner Fall Classic…the Seminoles’ No. 1 player in the lineup at the Stanford Intercollegiate…carded a 69 in the first round of the Stanford Intercollegiate…was in a tie for sixth place after the first round of the Stanford Intercollegiate…a 73 in the second round moved her into a tie for 13th place with a 142 total for 36 holes…finished in a tied for fifth place with a 209 total (-4 under par) and two rounds under par at the Stanford Intercollegiate…carded a 67 in the third round of the event to gain her first career top 5 finish…tied the school record with a 65 in the second round of the Jim West Challenge…a two-round total of 136 for an 8 under par score in the first 36 holes had her in first place in the individual standings of the Jim West Challenge…earned the first win of her career at the Jim West Challenge…totaled scores of 71-65-66 for a three-round total of 14 under par 202…tied the school record with her 14 under par score…tied Morgane Metraux who carded a 14 under par score of 201 in the 2016 Schooner Fall Classic…the fourth freshman in school history to win an individual championship….Kinhult joined an exclusive club of Seminole freshmen who have earned individual championships (four-time All-American Caroline Westrup, Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic; March 26, 2006, two-time All-American Matilda Castren, Florida State Match-Up, Feb. 16, 2014; and Kayla Jones, Mo Morial Invitational, Sept. 10, 2014)…averaged a career-low 68.82 strokes in 11 rounds during four tournaments.

Spring 2019 ANA Inspiration

Played in the LPGA’s first major of the year — the ANA Inspiration (April 4-5, 2019)…one of five amateur players in the world to accept the tremendous honor of playing in the first LPGA major in 2019…carded a 1 over par 73 in the second round and finished the event with a two-round total of 153…missed making the cut by four positions in the standings in her second appearance as an amateur in an LPGA major tournament in in her career.

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Spring 2019 (SEASON AVERAGE: 71.78 / SEASON LOW: 68)

Enjoyed the greatest season of any golfer in Florida State history… the most decorated freshman in the history of the Seminole Golf program…earned All-American First Team honors (WGCA)…was named the 2019 National Freshman of the Year (WGCA)…the 2019 Golfstat Cup Winner (low stroke average in Division I)…named the 2019 ACC Golfer of the Year (Co)…named the 2019 ACC Freshman of the Year…earned All-ACC honors for the first time in her career…named the ACC Co-Golfer of the Month for the month of March…on the ANNIKA Award Fall 2018 Watch List…on the ANNIKA Award Spring 2019 Watch List…on the ANNIKA Award Top-5 Finalist (May 2019)…named to the WGCA Player of the Year and Freshman of Year Watch Lists (May 2019)…in Florida State’s lineup for the spring season opening Northrop Grumman Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif…finished in a tie for 8th place in the individual standings at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge with scores of 75-68-74 for a three round total of 217…was her fifth consecutive top-10 individual finish and the fifth top-10 finish in the first five events of her Seminole career…six birdies and a 3-under par 68 in the first round of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate…tied her 36 hole career best with a 136 (68-68) in the first two rounds of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate…three scores of 68 and a 204 (-9) total earned her the individual championship at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate — the second individual championship of her Seminole career…defeated Angelica Moresco of Alabama and Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest by six strokes to win the championship…her individual title helped her lead the Seminoles to the team championship at the Darius Rucker…finished in a tie for 3rd place in the individual standings in helping lead Florida State to the team championship of the Evans Derby Experience at Auburn University…scores of 75-70-70 for a 1 under par total of 215…was her seventh consecutive top-1o finish…carded a 2 over par score of 74 in the first round of the ACC Championship at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C…was in a tie for 28th place in the individual standings after the first round…a two-round total of 144 (with a second round score of 70) placed her in a tie for ninth in the individual standings at the ACC Championship…finished in a tie for fifth place in the individual standings at the ACC Championship with a three-round total of even par 216…finished as the Seminoles’ leader and with her eighth consecutive top-10 finish…in Florida State’s lineup for the NCAA Auburn Regional Championship…carded a first round 74 and was in a tied for 20th place after the first 18 holes of the regional championship…two round total of 149 with a 75 in the second round of the NCAA Auburn Regional Championship…finished in a tie for 13th place in the NCAA Auburn Regional Championship with a three-round total of 1 over par 217…totaled a 68 in the third round of the championship — tied for the third best single round score in an NCAA Regional Championship in school history — and finished with a 1 over par score of 217…led the Seminoles to a 2nd place finish in the regional championship which qualified the Seminoles for the 2019 NCAA Championship Finals at the Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., May 17-22…scores of 77-73 in the first two rounds of the NCAA Championship Finals gave her a 149 total for 36 holes and had her in a tie for 19th place in the individual standings…Florida State’s highest individual finisher at the NCAA Championship Finals with a tied for 19th place finish and scores of 77-73-73 for a three-round total of 223…finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings at the NCAA Division I Championship finals — her ninth top-10 finish in 11 events as a freshman…helped Florida State to a 12th place finish in the NCAA Championship Finals — the third time in school history (and second consecutive season) the Seminoles have finished in the top 12 of the NCAA Championship Finals in school history.

SUMMER 2019

Helped the World Team defeat the United States in the Arnold Palmer Cup at the Alotian Club in Roland, Ark…was joined by Seminoles’ Assistant Coach and Director of Player Development who was an Assistant Coach for the World Team…played with David Nyfjell of Northwestern University in the opening round of the event in the Mixed Fourball Matches on Day 1…the duo fell 4&3 to Mariel Galdiano of UCLA and Chandler Phillips of Texas A&M in their first round match…played again with Nyfjell and defeated Emilia Migliaccio of Wake Forest and John Augenstein of Vanderbilt in the Mixed Foursome Matches by a 3&2 score on Day 2…played with Agathe Laisen of the University of Texas in the Foursome Matches on Day 2 two and fell to Abbey Carlson of Vanderbilt and Migliaccio of Wake Forest by a 3&1 score…victory in the morning session enabled to the World Team to take a 20.5-15.5 lead after the second of three days of play…Defeated Dylan Kim of the United States team  at the University of Arkansas in the Day 3 singles matches by a 4&2 margin…

BEFORE FLORIDA STATE

Completed her high school degree requirements at the upper secondary school of Korrespondensgymnasiet in her native Sweden in 2018…has competed in the sport of golf at an extremely high level since she was 13 years old…named the Swedish Rookie of the Year in 2014, the Player of the Year in 2017 and earned the Annika Sorenstam Trophy in 2017…a member of the European Girls Championship Team in 2015, 2016 and 2017…played as a member of the European Ladies Championship Team in 2018…a member of the Junior Vagliano Team in 2015, the Junior Ryder Cup Team in 2016 and the PING Junior Solheim Cup Team in 2017…a member of the European Junior Ryder Cup Team in 2016…a member of the Patsy Hankins Trophy team in both 2016 and 2018…earned the individual championship at the 2015 Sontenas Junior Open…played in the 2015 British Girls Championship where she won the stroke play portion of the event and finished in a tie for fifth in the match play part of the championship…an incredible start to her junior career in 2013…won the championships of the Skandia Tour, the Onsjo Junior Open and the Swedish Girls U14 Championship and finished in second place in the Finnish U14 Junior International Girls’ Championship.

PERSONAL

Born September 25, 1999…Frida is the daughter of Ingela Eriksson and Mikael Kinhult…her mother is an economist and her father is a golf teaching professional…her dad has excelled as a teaching pro for the last 27 years…currently he concentrates on coaching Frida and Marcus…her mom, also a golfer, is an eight handicap…her brother, Marcus, is a professional golfer who plays on the European Tour and played for Sweden in the 2014 Youth Olympics…competed in table tennis before turning her focus to golf at age 13…an ice hockey fan whose favorite team is Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League…coincidently, her favorite hockey team has the symbol of an Indian – similar to that of the symbol of the Florida State Seminoles…from Skaftö which is a small island on the west coast of Sweden just north of Gothenburg…selected Florida State over Arizona, Oklahoma State, South Carolina and LSU…major is Sport Management.

WHAT'S IN FRIDA'S BAG

Driver: Ping G400 LST. Wood: Ping G30 (3 Wood and 5 Wood). Hybrid: None. Irons: Ping iBlade and 1210. Wedges: Ping Glide Forged. Putter: Nike. Ball: Titleist Pro V1. Favorite Club: 7 Iron. Superstition: Too Many. Ball Marker: A line under the word Titleist and a dot on each side of the line

FALL 2018

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Cougar Classic 71-68 -5 139 T9
Schooner Fall Classic 67-72-68 -6 207 T10
Stanford Intercollegiate 69-73-67 -4 209 T5
Jim West Challenge 71-65-66 -14 202 1

SPRING 2019

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge 75-68-74 +4 217 T8
Darius Rucker Intercollegiate 68-68-68 -9 204 1
Evans Derby Experience 75-70-70 -1 215 T3
ACC Championship 74-70-72 E 216 T5
NCAA Auburn Regional 74-75-69 -1 217 T13
NCAA Championship Finals 77-73-73 +4 223 T10

 

FRIDA KINHULT BY THE NUMBERS

  • Round: 65 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2018)
  • 36 Holes: 136 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2018) (Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, Spring 2019)
  • Tournament Score: 202 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2018)
  • Tournament Score vs Par: -14 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2018)
  • Best Finish: 1 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2018) (Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, Spring 2019)
  • Top 5 Finishes: 4 (Last, T5, ACC Championship, Spring 2019)
  • Top 10 Finishes: 9 (Last, 10, NCAA Championship Finals, Spring 2019)
  • Top 20 Finishes: 9 (Last T13, NCAA Auburn Regional Championships, Spring 2019)

FRIDA KINHULT AS FLORIDA STATE'S LEADER

  • Fall 2018, Schooner Fall Classic (T10)
  • Fall 2018, Stanford Intercollegiate (T5)
  • Fall 2018, Jim West Challenge (1)
  • Spring 2019, Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge (T8)
  • Spring 2019, Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (1)
  • Spring 2019, Evans Derby Experience (T3)
  • Spring 2019, ACC Championship (T5)
  • Spring 2019 NCAA Championship Finals (T19)

FRIDA KINHULT'S EAGLES AT FLORIDA STATE

  • Fall 2018, Cougar Fall Classic, Second Round, Hole No. 9, September 10, 2018
  • Spring 2019, ACC Championship, Second Round, Hole No. 15, April 18 2019

FRIDA KINHULT'S BEST ROUNDS AT FLORIDA STATE

  • First Round: 67 (Schooner Fall Classic, Fall 2018)
  • Second Round: 65 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2018)
  • Third Round: 66 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2018)

FRIDA KINHULT'S SCORES IN THE 60's

  • 65: 2nd Round, Jim West Challenge, Fall 2018
  • 66: 3rd Round, Jim West Challenge, Fall 2018
  • 67: 1st Round, Schooner Fall Classic, Fall 2018
  • 67: 3rd Round, Stanford Intercollegiate, Fall 2018
  • 68: 2nd Round, Cougar Classic, Fall 2018
  • 68: 3rd Round, Schooner Fall Classic, Fall 2018
  • 68: 2nd Round, Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, Spring 2019
  • 68: 1st Round, Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, Spring 2019
  • 68: 2nd Round, Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, Spring 2019
  • 68: 3rd Round, Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, Spring 2019
  • 68: 3rd Round, NCAA Auburn Regional, Spring 2019
  • 69: 1st Round, Stanford Intercollegiate, Fall 2018