TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (seminoles.com) – The No. 16 ranked Seminole Women’s Golf Team are currently in second place following the completion of round two at the Florida State Match Up at Seminole Legacy Golf Club.
All five golfers came together to shoot a combined 291, which put them at 3-over par for the day. They are 8 strokes out of the lead, which is currently held by Oregon, but hold a 5 stroke lead over Virginia Tech (+8), and a 14 stroke lead over Arizona (+17). One of the Seminoles’ own, Amelia Williamson, is currently the individual leader of the tournament, shooting a 4-under par 68 to close out round two. She currently holds a 2 stroke lead.
Senior Amelia Williamson enjoyed a spotless front-nine with three birdies on holes No. 5, 6, and 8. She totaled 6 birdies for the day, which leads the Florida State team for the second day in a row. Williamson also leads the 69 player field in birdies, as well as being near the top of the leaderboard in player stats on Par 4’s, averaging a 3.95 (-1), and Par 5’s, averaging a 4.38 (-5). She totals a 6-under par 138 for the tournament so far.
Senior Beatrice Wallin had a rough start this morning, shooting a 3-over par 39 on the front nine, with only one birdie. Wallin recovered on the back-nine, shooting a 1-over par 37, to total for a 4-over 76. Her bogey on No. 18 was not rare for the day, as a majority of the field struggled with the pin placement that was tucked into the back-left corner of the green, which was accompanied by a downhill slope. Wallin is now T12 heading into the final round.
Sophomore Charlotte Heath moved closer to the top of the leaderboard after shooting a 1-over par 73. Her front-nine was clean of any bogeys, accompanied with one birdie, which put her at 1-under par. Heath struggled on the back-nine, finishing +2 on her last 2 holes for the day, along with one birdie on No. 11. Heath currently leads the field with a high of 27 pars for the entirety of the tournament thus far. She is currently tied for seventh place.
Junior Elle Johnson had a hot and cold front-nine. After starting her fourth hole out with a double-bogey, she went on for back-to-back-to-back birdies on holes No. 6, 7, and 8, only to double-bogey No. 9 to shoot a 1-over par 37 for the nine. She, too, like a majority of the Florida State team, had a hard time with the last 3 holes of the round, going +3 on holes 16, 17, and 18. Her round of 75 (+3) puts her tied for 25th.
Sophomore Alice Hodge improved from her first round, shooting a 3-over par 75 to close out round two. Hodges’ back-nine was spotless, along with one birdie on No. 11, up until the 16th hole where she double-bogeyed. Hodge is currently tied for 42nd.
Kaylah Williams and Cecilie Finne-Ipsen continue their play as individuals in the Florida State Match-Up this weekend. Williams is currently second out of the 9 individuals playing in the tournament. Her round of even-par 72 today jumps her 7 spots closer to the top of the leaderboard (T12), having three birdies, along with a bogey-free back-nine. Williams joins Williamson in player stats for par 5’s, averaging a 4.50 (-4).
Cecilie Finne-Ipsen had a comeback during round two. After her round of 83 yesterday, she returned to her phenomenal play and shot an even-par 72. She enjoyed a bogey-free front-nine and captured birdies on holes No. 4, 6, 8, and 14. Similar to her Florida State teammates, she finished +2 in her last two holes.
“We didn’t quite have enough energy today to finish it off. They are obviously a little bit tired, but we got to find a way to get the job done on our home golf course and I think at times today, we missed it in the wrong spots,” says Coach Bond. “We just weren’t able to execute when we needed to, but hopefully knowing what we know around this golf course, hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day.”
The Florida State team combined for a total of 22 birdies (including individuals) for round one, and are currently leading the 12 team field for birdies. They are also near the top of the leaderboard in team stats for best average scores on Par 3’s, Par 4’s, and Par 5’s.
Kaylah Williams and Cecilie Finne-Ipsen will tee off the individual play for the Seminoles at 7:45am Sunday morning. As for team play, Florida State begins their final round of the Florida State Match Up at 8:45am off of hole No. 1. The Seminoles will once again play with Oregon and Virginia Tech.