RALEIGH, NC. (seminoles.com) – The No. 14 ranked Florida State Women’s Golf team split two matches against NC State and Duke and will play Virginia Tech in the championship of the consolation bracket on Monday on the final day of the NC State Match Up Invitational at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course. The Seminoles fell in their first match of the day to the host Wolfpack (3-2), and rebounded to defeat Duke (4-1) in the second round.
Senior Amelia Williamson won both of her matches and was 2-0 on the day. She defeated Lauren Olivares of NC State (3&2) in the first match and earned a dramatic come-from-behind win over Duke’s Phoebe Brinker (1 UP) in the second match against the Blue Devils. Williamson trailed virtually the entire match against Brinker but won the last two holes to gain the 1Up win.
Sophomore Alice Hodge won both of her matches with victories over Inja Fric of NC State (5&4) and Rylie Heflin of Duke (5&4) to finish the day 2-0. Hodge never trailed during either of her matches and was tied on only two of her 29 holes played. Hodge’s match against Fric lasted 15 holes as she led by five with only four holes remaining to be played. In her win over Heflin, the second-year Seminole won four consecutive holes on her opening nine, and never looked back.
“I think the key to today was just making lots of pars and staying consistent,” said Hodge. “I also think i did a good job of staying in the moment and committing to shots.”
Seminole Head Coach Amy Bond sees her team maturing as the postseason approaches.
“This is a great event for us to play in as our final regular season match,” said Bond. “We learned a lot about our team that will be very helpful to our success as we get into the ACC and National Championship tournaments. The girls are looking forward to playing Virginia Tech tomorrow in what should be a fun and very competitive match.”
Florida State (2) vs. NC State (3)
Alice Hodge (FSU) def. Inja Fric (NCSU), 5&4
Amelia Williamson (FSU) def. Lauren Olivares (NCSU), 3&2
Isabel Amezcua (NCSU) def. Charlotte Heath (FSU), 4&3
Lea Klimentova (NCSU) def. Elle Johnson (FSU), 2&1
Natalie Armbruester (NCSU) def. Cecilie Finn-Ipsen, 1UP
(in order of finish)
Florida State (4) vs. Duke (1)
Cecilie-Finne-Ipsen (FSU) def. Anne Chen (D), 7&6
Charlotte Heath (FSU) def. Erica Shepherd (D), 6&5
Megan Furtney (D) def. Elle Johnson (FSU), 1UP
Amelia Williamson (FSU) def. Phoebe Brinker (D), 1UP
Alice Hodge (FSU) def. Rylie Heflin (D), 5&4
(in order of finish)
Two Match Records
Amelia Williamson, 2-0
Alice Hodge, 2-0
Cecile Finne-Ipsen, 1-1
Charlotte Heath, 1-1
Elle Johnson, 0-2