April 4, 2022 - by

W. Golf Tops Virginia Tech At Wolfpack Match Up Invitational

RALEIGH, NC. (seminoles.com) – Florida State defeated Virginia Tech, 4-1, to earn a third place finish at the Wolfpack Match Play Invitational at the Lonnie Poole Golf course.  The Seminoles received victories from Beatrice Wallin, Cecilie Finne-Ipsen, Alice Hodge and Charlotte Heath to win their second consecutive match in the event.  After falling to NC State, Florida State gained victories over both Duke and Virginia Tech to finish the event with a 2-1 team record.

Seminole sophomore Alice Hodge won each of her three individual matches against NC State, Duke and Virginia Tech to finish as the only Seminole with an unblemished record in the two-day event.  Wallin won her only individual match while Amelia Williamson, Finne-Ipsen and Charlotte Heath all earned two individual wins.

“We gained some valuable experience over the last two days that will serve us well as the postseason approaches,” said Head Coach Amy Bond.  “The purpose of playing in this event was to get each of the girls comfortable with match play because it is so different from stroke play.  We had some really strong individual performances and learned from both our two wins and one loss yesterday.

Hodge won her first two matches in decisive fashion with 5&4 wins over Inja Fric of NC State and Rylie Heflin of Duke.  She was pushed to the limit by Alyssa Montgomery of Virginia Tech, winning 1UP.  Hodge took the lead with three holes remaining in Monday’s match to clinch the win for Florida State.  Hodge won the third point in the best of five match.

Wallin, who finished in a career-best tied for fourth at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur over the weekend, won her match with a 6&4 win over Virginia Tech’s Keeryttriya Foocharoen.  Wallin won the first hole and steadily built her lead to six strokes by hole 13 to take the win.  The soon to be Florida State graduate did not lose a hole during the match.

“I really feel that we will benefit from the lessons we learned in this event and the will help us as we move forward into postseason play.” Bond said.

Florida State now turns its attention to the ACC Championships at The Reserve at Pawley’s Island in Pawley’s Island S.C.  The Seminoles finished as the runners-up in last year’s ACC Championship as it fell to Duke in the championship round of match play after finishing in third place in the stroke play portion of the championship.

Following the ACC Championships (April 14-17), the Seminoles play host to the NCAA Tallahassee Regional Championship (May 9-11) at the Seminole Legacy Golf Course.

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)

Florida State (4) v. Virginia Tech (1)
Beatrice Wallin (FSU) def. Keeryttriya Foocharoen (VT), 6&4
Cecilie Finne-Ipsen (FSU) def. Symone Henriques (VT), 1UP
Alice Hodge (FSU) def. Alysssa Montgomery (VT), 1UP
Charlotte Heath (FSU) def. Ginnie Lee (VT), 5&4
Becca DiNunzio (VT) def. Amelia Williamson (FSU), 2UP
(in order of finish)

Three Match Records
Alice Hodge, 3-0
Beatrice Wallin, 1-0
Amelia Williamson, 2-1
Cecile Finne-Ipsen, 2-1
Charlotte Heath, 2-1
Elle Johnson, 0-2

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