October 21, 2019 - by
Thomsen Leads Seminoles At Jim West Challenge

Final Team Standings / Final Individual Standings / Final Team and Individual Standings / 2019-20 Women’s Golf Statistics

SAN MARCOS, Tex. (seminoles.com) – Sophomore Puk Lyng Thomsen finished in a tie for 17th place in the individual standings, and the No. 13 ranked Florida State Women’s Golf Team finished in ninth place in the team standings as play in the Jim West Challenge at the Kissing Tree Golf Course came to a close. Thomsen finished the third round with a team-leading score of 71 and earned the third Top-20 finish of her career.

Ole Miss finished with a 28 under par score of 836 to claim the team championship with a 10-stroke victory over Texas Tech. Including the Seminoles, nine of the 15 teams in the event finished with below par team scores. Seven teams finished at double figures below par. Sasikarn Somboonsup of Texas State – the host team – won the individual championship with a final score of 10 under par 206. She defeated Julia Johnson of Ole Miss by one stroke.

“We got it going early; we just couldn’t finish it out,” said Seminole Head Coach Amy Bond. “We learned a lot and realized that we have work to do in the off season. The things we have to work on are the little things – once we get them taken care of, we’ll be alright.”

Thomsen, who led Florida State on the leader board for the first time in her collegiate career, enjoyed her best tournament as a Seminole. She carded her career-best score of 67 in the first round, finished with her career-best 36-hole total of 141, earned her career-best tournament score of 212 and carded her career-best tournament score vs. par of minus four in finishing within six strokes of the individual winner.

“My putting and pitching were the best aspects of my game this week,” said Thomsen. “I had some good pitch shots and made some important putts that kept my momentum going in each round. Overall I am happy about many things in my game, but there are some things that need improvement. Most importantly I am making progress towards where I want to be. I am excited about my progress and am very excited that we get to play quickly – this week – in the Landfall Tradition.”

Thomsen carded 15 birdies and was under par for 35 of the 54 holes contested in the event. She carded at or below par totals on 44 of the 54 holes (.815 percent) she played and was never more than three strokes above par during the entire event.

Sophomore Amelia Williamson carded a 1 over par score of 73 in the final round and finished with a three round total of even par 216. It marked just the second time in her Florida State career that she finished with an under par tournament score. Williamson totaled scores of 72-68-73 as she carded par or better scores of two of the three rounds played over the two-day event.

Sophomore Beatrice Wallin and freshman Elle Johnson finished in a tie for 43rd place with identical scores of 219 while junior Kathleen Sumner finished with a 224 total. Sumner carded an even par score of 72 in the final round.

Florida State closes out its four-match fall season at the Landfall Tradition Oct. 25-27.

Jim West Challenge/Par 72/Oct. 20-21, 2019
Kissing Tree Golf Course/San Marcos, Tex./Final Florida State Results
9/15.-Florida State, 859
T17.-Puk Lyng Thomsen, 212
T22.-Amelia Williamson, 216
T43.-Beatrice Wallin, 219
T43.-Elle Johnson, 219
T56.-Kathleen Sumner, 224

Jim West Challenge/Par 72/Oct. 20-21, 2019
Kissing Tree Golf Course/San Marcos, Tex./Final Team Results
1.-Ole Miss, 836
2.-Texas Tech, 846
3.-Miami, 848
T4.-Texas State, 850
T4.-Texas A&M,850
6.-TCU, 853
7.-Houston, 854
8-Oklahoma, 858
9.-Florida State, 859
10.-Notre Dame, 864
11.-UNLV, 869
T12.-Kansas State, 870
T12.-Texas San Antonio, 870
14.-Memphis, 874
15.-Missouri, 882

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