May 22, 2021 - by
W. Golf In 4th Place At NCAA Championship Finals

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (seminoles.com) – Junior All-American Beatrice Wallin is in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings, and Florida State is in fourth place in the team standings after the second round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship at the Grayhawk Golf Club.  Wallin finished the second round well as she birdied her final two holes to finish with a 1 under par score of 71 and a two round total of 144.  Florida State made the second biggest move up the leaderboard on the second round as they moved up seven positions in the team standings.

Florida State enters the third day of stroke play in a solid position to qualify for the fourth and final round of stroke play.  After Sunday’s third round, the top 15 teams will advance to the fourth round of stroke play on Monday.  The top eight teams after stroke play will qualify for match play which begins on Tuesday.  The national champion will be determined on Wednesday after three rounds of match play.

Stanford, which carded the best score of the second round (10 under par 278) is in first place in the team standings heading into the third round of play.  The Cardinal leads Duke by four strokes and Texas by eight strokes.  Stanford and Duke are the only teams under par after the first two rounds. Stanford freshman Rachel Heck holds the individual lead with a two-round total of 136.  She has carded scores of 69-67 and holds a five stroke lead over Gina Kim of Duke and Lauren Hartlage of Louisville.

“All of the girls played well, really well,” said Head Coach Amy Bond.  “I’m super-proud of the way they hung in there all day long.  And, we made some birdies today.  The conditions were much better for us today than they were yesterday.  We took advantage of what the golf course gave us, and with little to no wind, which was the opposite of yesterday.”

Florida State carded 15 birdies in the second round as compared to seven in Friday’s first round.  The Seminoles totaled more birdies on their front nine on Saturday (eight) than they did during their entire round on Friday (seven).

Wallin led the Seminoles in the second round with five birdies after earning only one birdie in the first round in shooting a 2 over par score of 73.  In the second round, she birdied five of her final 14 holes.  She moved from 3 over par after five holes to two under par at the conclusion of the round.  Wallin has now carded 17 of her 23 rounds this season at par or better.

“It was windy yesterday, so that made the first round more difficult,” said Wallin.  “Today we didn’t have that much wind.  I made more putts than yesterday and that was helpful.”

Wallin’s round of 71 ranks as the best NCAA Championships score of her career.  In two appearances in the NCAA Finals during her career, Wallin’s top three rounds have been carded as 71-73-73.

Florida State’s best round of the day was turned in by freshman Alice Hodge who carded a 2 under par score of 70 – a score which tied her career best for a collegiate round.  She totaled four birdies, was never above par and closed her round with her fourth birdie of the day on hole No. 18.  Hodge played the back nine as well as she has played any side this season with three birdies and five holes scored at par to finish at 2 under par on the back nine and for the round.

“I was definitely more comfortable out there, especially with less wind in the morning,” said Hodge.  “I hit fairways and greens consistently, and a couple more putts fell today.”

Hodge tied her career-low of 70, which she also carded in the first round of the Pinetree Collegiate in March.  Her two-round 145 is the second-best 36-hole total of her career.  Hodge boosted her score with four birdies after carding one eagle and one birdie on Friday.

Freshman Charlotte Heath was the third member of the Seminoles to finish under par as she carded a 1 under par score of 71 – a four-stroke improvement for her score of 75 in the first round.  She was perfect with two birdies and nine holes scored at par or better on her front nine and was as many as three shots under par for the round.  Heath was never above even par in carding her 12th round at par or better on the season.

Junior Amelia Williamson continued her solid postseason play as she carded a 73 in the second round.  Her two-round 148 has her in a tie for 40th place in the individual standings.  Freshman Taylor Roberts carded a second round total of 74 as she counted two birdies.

All five players in Florida State’s lineup improved their scores in the second round as compared to the first round.   Both Hodge (75-70) and Roberts (79-74) achieved five shot improvements, while Heath improved by four shots (75-71).  Wallin (73-71) and Williamson (75-73) improved by two strokes.  The Seminoles improved their team score by 13 strokes – tied with Stanford for the second-best team improvement of the day.

“We are going to keep doing what we are doing tomorrow,” said Bond.  “The more we see this golf course, I think we are going to get better and better.  We are getting more used to the course and knowing where to hit the ball.”

Through two rounds of play, the Seminoles are ranked second of the 24 competing teams with 118 birdies and fifth in par five hole scoring (4.83).

The Seminoles will play with Wake Forest and Oklahoma State in the third round with tee times beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET.

 
2021 NCAA Championship Finals/May 21-26, 2021
Grayhawk Golf Club/Scottsdale, Ariz./Par 72
4/24.-Florida State, 583
T11-Beatrice Wallin, 144
T17-Alice Hodge, 145
T22-Charlotte Heath, 146
T40-Amelia Williamson, 148
T91-Taylor Roberts, 153

2021 NCAA Championship Finals/May 21-26, 2021
Grayhawk Golf Club/Scottsdale, Ariz./Par 72
1-Stanford, 569
2-Duke, 573
3-Texas, 577
4-Florida State, 583
5-Wake Forest, 585
6-Oklahoma State, 586
7-Ole Miss 587
8-LSU, 588
T9-Oregon, 590
T9-Arizona, 590
11-Arizona State, 591
T12-Michigan State, 595
T12-UCLA, 595
T14-Michigan, 600
T14-South Carolina, 600
16-Baylor, 601
T17-Kent State, 602
T17-Georgia, 602
19-Maryland, 603
20-Auburn, 604
T21-Virginia Tech, 606
T21-Kentucky, 606
23-Southern Cal, 607
24-Alabama, 618

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