May 21, 2022 - by

W. Golf In 7th After Two Rounds Of NCAA Championship

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (seminoles.com) – Sophomore Charlotte Heath is in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings, and the No. 10 ranked Florida State Women’s Golf Team is in seventh place in the team standings after two rounds of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships at the Grayhawk Golf Club.  The Seminoles enter Sunday’s third round 12 strokes within the cut line of advancing to Monday’s fourth and final round of stroke play.  

Following Sunday’s third round of stroke play, the field of 24 teams will be cut to 15 for a fourth and final round of stroke play on Monday.  The field will then be cut to eight for three rounds of match play, with the match play winner earning the National Championship on Wednesday.

No. 1 ranked Stanford continued its hold on first place in the team standings with a 581 total for the first 36 of 72 holes played.  Oregon, who finished as the only team with a score of par or better (even par 288), is in second place, just four strokes behind the Cardinal.  Auburn, UCLA and LSU round out the top five in the team standings.  Rose Zhang, the only player who has carded below par scores in both of the first two rounds, is the individual leader with a two-round total of 6 under par 138.

Florida State, which counted three of its four counting scores at 73, finished with a team score of 7 over par 295 in the second round.  The Seminoles improved their team score by one stroke from their first round total of 296.

“We played another solid round of consistent golf,” said Head Coach Amy Bond.  “Any day you can improve on a course like this is a good day, and we did certainly improve today.  All the girls did a good job of taking what the course gave them.  There were a few unforced errors, but we played through them pretty well.  Overall, I thought they played another solid round.”

Heath, who has a two-round total of 145, carded a 1 over par score of 73 in Saturday’s second round.  She earned two birdies – one on each side of the course – and as never more than two strokes over par during the round.  Heath was 1 stroke under par over her final five holes of the round to finish with her second consecutive score of 73 or better.  She carded a 72 in Friday’s first round.

“I think it’s a great (course) design,” said Heath. “The course is quite tight which suits me. Strategy is important as I think placement into holes and on greens is key. Our coaches have helped me gain clarity on targets.”

The round of the day was carded by junior Elle Johnson, who finished with a team-high five birdies and a 1 over par score of 73.  Her score of 73 was an 11 stroke improvement from her individual score of Friday and was the best stroke improvement from the first to the second round of the championship.

“I was just having fun,” said Johnson. “I let go of my fears; I felt calm today.  I didn’t feel that much pressure today; I took that off of myself.  I tend to play badly when I put too much pressure on myself.  When I let go and have fun, I tend to play better.”

Senior All-American Beatrice Wallin also finished with a 1 over par score of 73.  She has a two-day total of 148 and is in a tie for 29th place in the individual standings.

Florida State will play with Arizona State and Southern California in the third round.  Johnson leads the Seminoles off from hole No. 1 at 10:25 ET.  

NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship/May 20-25, 2022
Grayhawk Golf Club/Scottsdale, Ariz./Par 72
7/24.-Florida State, 591
T11.-Charlotte Heath, 145
T29.-Beatrice Wallin, 148
T56.-Alice Hodge, 151
T94.-Cecile Finne-Ipsen, 155
T109.-Elle Johnson, 157

NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship/May 20-25, 2022
Grayhawk Golf Club/Scottsdale, Ariz./Par 72
1.-Stanford, 581
2.-Oregon, 585
T3.-Auburn, 586
T3.-UCLA, 586
5.-LSU, 587
6.-Texas A&M, 589
7.-Florida State, 591
T8.-Arizona State, 592
T8.-Souhern California, 592
10.-Georgia, 594
T11.-Texas, 600
T11.-Purdue, 600
13.-TCU, 601
T14.-San Jose State, 603
T14.-Virginia, 603
T16.-Wake Forest, 605
T16.-Mississippi State, 605
18.-South Carolina, 606
19.-Oklahoma State, 607
T20.-Baylor, 611
T20.-Michigan, 611
22.-Arkansas, 612
T23.-Vanderbilt, 614
T23.-Alabama, 614

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