TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Puk Lyng Thomsen, who finished the 2019 collegiate season with two top-20 finishes, won the individual championship at the Danish International Ladies Amateur Championship at the Silkeborg Ry Golf Club in Denmark during the first week of July. She won the title in a playoff after shooting a 72 in the final round and finishing the four-round event with a total score of 289.
The rising sophomore at Florida State was never lower than third in the standings after any of the four rounds in earning the individual victory. She was in a tie for third place after a first round score of 72, moved into first place with a second round score of 71 and was in second place after a fourth round score of 74. Thomsen, who finished as the only golfer in the 29-player field to card three rounds of par or better golf, totaled an even par 72 to move into a tie for first place after four rounds and 72 holes.
Thomsen then defeated Marie Lund-Hansen, a rising senior at Washington State, on the second playoff hole to win the championship. She carded a par on the first playoff hole and won the championship with a birdie on the second playoff hole.
“Winning this tournament means a lot to me,” said Thomsen. “I’ve been working hard to get here. This win gives me the confidence; it helps me believe that I’m on my way back to the top after a tough summer and fall of 2018. I’m looking forward to representing Denmark in the European Ladies Team Championship – an event which begins on Tuesday.”
Thomsen makes her second career appearance at the European Ladies Team Championship in Italy this week. She helped lead Denmark to the semifinals of match play after finishing in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings in the 2018 European Ladies Team Championship.
Earlier this summer, Thomsen advanced to the Round of 16 at the British Women’s Amateur.
Thomsen played in nine events as a freshman at Florida State in 2018-19– including all seven of the Seminoles’ events in the spring of 2019. She helped lead the Seminoles to a second place finish in the 2019 ACC Championships, a second place finish in the NCAA Auburn Regional Championship and a 12th place finish in the NCAA Championship Finals.