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W. Golf Advances To Match Play At ACC Championships

Stroke Play Team Leaders / Stroke Play Individual Leaders / Stroke Play Team and Individual Leaders / Match Play Semifinals 1 Tee TimesBeatrice Wallin Bio

GREENSBORO, N.C. (seminoles.com) – Junior Beatrice Wallin finished in second place in the individual standings, and the No. 5 ranked Seminole Women’s Golf Team finished third place in the team standings as the stroke play potion of the 32nd Annual ACC Championships at the Sedgefield Country Club ended.  By virtue of its third place finish in the team standings, Florida State advanced to the championship round and will face Wake Forest in the first of two match play semifinals Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Duke will face Virginia in the second semifinal with the winners meeting for the conference championship Sunday.

Duke outlasted Wake forest and Florida State to finish in first place in the team standings.  The Blue Devils defeated the Demon Deacons by three strokes.  Florida State maintained its position of third in the team standings while Virginia overtook Virginia Tech in the final round to grab the fourth and final spot in the championship round.   Duke’s Gina Kim finished with a 10 under par 206 to win her first career ACC Individual championship.   She edged Florida State’s Wallin by three strokes.

“I thrilled that our girls have moved on to match play at the ACC Championships,” said Seminole Head Coach Amy Bond.  “We went to this format to put pressure on the teams and have it mirror the national championship – and it certainly worked.  We really felt the pressure today and did a decent job of handling it throughout the round.  We are looking forward to tomorrow.”

Wallin carded scores of 67-71-71 and finished with a 7 under par 209.  She played outstanding golf in the final round with four birdies and a 3 under par score over her final 12 holes.  Wallin totaled three birdies and all nine holes at par or better on her back nine including a birdie on her final hole of the day to finish at 209.  She was one of four players in the field to card three rounds of under par golf in the tournament.

Wallin’s score of 209 came within one stroke of tying the Seminoles’ ACC Championship record of 208.  All-American Caroline Westrup carded an 8 under par 208 in finishing in second place in the ACC Championship in 2008.  Wallin is just the seventh Seminole in school history to finish as the runner-up at the ACC Championship (Mary Lee Cobick, 1992; Tiffany Faucette, 1995; Westrup, 2007 and 2008; Maria Salinas 2012 and 2014).

“I’m happy with my finish this week,” said Wallin.  “I hit my approach shots very well, so all three days were a lot of fun. I’m very excited to play match play and I hope we can bring the trophy home to Tallahassee.”

Wallin has now finished in the top 10 in both of her first two career ACC Championship appearances – second in 2021 and tied for 10th in 2019.

Seminole freshman Charlotte Heath finished in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings with scores of 70-72-74 for a three round 216.  She totaled three birdies, 14 holes scored at par or better and was 1 under par over her final four holes.

With Wallin finishing in second place and Heath in a tie for eighth place, the Seminoles had at least two players finish in the top-10 of the individual standings for the second consecutive tournament.  The last time the tournament was held in 2019, Frida Kinhult finished in a tie for fifth, Puk Lung Thomsen finished in a tie for eight and Wallin finished in a tie for 10th in leading the Seminoles to a second place finish.

Freshman Alice Hodge played her best golf of the championship as she carded a 1 over par score of 73 in the final round.  As she became increasingly comfortable on the Sedgefield course, her scores continued to decrease – from a 78 to a 75 to a final round 73.  Hodge finished in a tie for 32nd place in the individual standings.

“I’m super excited to get the opportunity to move into match play,” said Bond.  “Anything can happen in match play; it should be a lot of fun.”

Match Play – Florida State vs. Wake Forest
9:00 – Amelia Williamson (FSU) vs. Siyun Liu (WF)
9:10 – Charlotte Heath (FSU) vs. Lauren Walsh (WF)
9:20 – Alice Hodge (FSU) vs. Mimi Rhodes (WF)
9:30 – Taylor Roberts (FSU) vs. Rachel Kuehn (WF)
9:40 – Beatrice Wallin (FSU) vs. Emilia Migliaccio (WF)

32nd Annual ACC Women’s Golf Championships/Par 72
Sedgefield Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./April 15-18, 2021
3/12.-Florida State, 871
2.-Beatrice Wallin, 209
T8.-Charlotte Heath, 216
T22.-Amelia Williamson, 222
T32.-Alice Hodge, 226
47.-Taylor Roberts, 236

32nd Annual ACC Women’s Golf Championships/Par 72
Sedgefield Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./April 15-18, 2021
1-Duke, 853
2-Wake Forest, 856
3-Florida State, 871
4-Virginia, 876
5-Virginia Tech, 878
6-Clemson, 890
T7-Miami, 897
T7-Louisville, 897
9-North Carolina, 911
T10-NC State, 928
T10-Notre Dame, 928
12-Boston College, 937

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