September 9, 2021 - by
W. Golf Earns Pair of Top-10 Preseason Rankings

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State, which returns each of its five starters from its top-10 national finish in 2021, is ranked No. 5 by Golfweek and No. 7 by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association in their respective preseason polls.  The Seminoles are one of seven teams ranked in the top 10 of both polls as they begin practice for the 2021-22 season.  Florida State begins its four-match fall season at the Schooner Fall Classic at the University of Oklahoma (Sept. 26-27).

Florida State won the first regional championship in school history and finished in a program-best ninth place in the NCAA Championship Finals in 2021.  The Seminoles were ranked in the top 10 throughout the 2021 spring season, were ranked No. 1 for two weeks in March and were the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Louisville Regional.  Florida State won the team title at the NCAA Louisville Regional Championship.  The Seminoles won three tournament championships (Florida State Match Up, Pinetree Collegiate and NCAA Louisville Regional) and finished as the runners-up in the ACC Championship for the school-record fourth consecutive year.

Florida State returns one of the most complete and competitive lineups in the nation for the 2021-22 fall and spring seasons.  In addition to senior leadership with All-American candidates Beatrice Wallin and Amelia Williamson, the Seminoles return three sophomores – Charlotte Heath, Alice Hodge and Taylor Roberts – to their lineup.  Wallin, Williamson, Heath, Hodge and Roberts played in each of the Seminoles’ eight events last season and led the team to one of the most historic seasons in school history.  Elle Johnson, a junior who has played in seven career matches, has the experience to become a member of the lineup.

Through recruiting, 12th-year Head Coach Amy Bond strengthened the depth of her team with the additions of transfer Cecilie Finne-Ipsen (from UNC Charlotte) and freshmen Kaylah Williams and Madison Hewlett.

Florida State plays two events at the Seminole Legacy Golf Club as part of its tough national schedule.  The Seminoles host the ninth annual Seminole Match Up February 25-27 and host the best of the collegiate world at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional Championship May 9-11.

WGCA COACHES POLL
1. Stanford
2. Duke
3. Wake Forest
T4. LSU
T4. Oklahoma State
6. Ole Miss
7. FLORIDA STATE
8. Arizona State
9. Texas
10. South Carolina
11. Southern Cal.
12. Auburn
13. Arizona
14. Oregon
15. Baylor
16. UCLA
17. Virginia
18. Arkansas
19. Georgia
20. Virginia Tech
21. Florida
22. Vanderbilt
23. Kentucky
24. Michigan
25. Kent State

Golfweek
1. Stanford
2. Wake Forest
3. Ole Miss
4. Duke
5. FLORIDA STATE
6. LSU
7. Oklahoma State
8. Auburn
9. UCLA
10. Arizona
11. Baylor
12. South Carolina
13. USC
14. Virginia
15. Kentucky
16. Oregon
17. Florida
18. Arizona State
19. Michigan
20. Georgia
21. Texas
22. Virginias Tech
23. Tennessee
24. Arkansas
25. Mississippi State
26. Alabama
27. Houston
28. Vanderbilt
29. Michigan State
30. San Jose State

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