AUGUSTA, Ga. (seminoles.com) – Florida State junior Beatrice Wallin is in a tie for 14th place with a two-day total of 148 (75-73) and has advanced to the third and final round of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur championship. She is just five strokes behind the leader heading into Saturday’s final round of the tournament, which will be played on the famed Augusta National Golf Course on Saturday.
Wallin has played consistent golf with scores of 75-73 and held her position in the top-20 of the standings through the first two rounds of competition on the Champions Retreat course. She battled the elements on the first day with a weather delay forcing her to finish Wednesday’s first round of play (four holes) on Thursday morning. Wallin then played her second round of 18 holes in the afternoon on Thursday.
“I’m very happy that I made the cut and get to play the final day at Augusta,” said Wallin following her second round of play. “Playing the Champions Retreat course these two days has been fun and challenging. The course is a very good and difficult course, especially with the wind we have had these two days. I’m happy with my game right now; I just hope to make some more birdies on Saturday.”
Wallin played well with three birdies and 14 holes scored at par or better in the first round for a 3 over par score of 75. She was even better in her second round with three birdies and 14 holes scored at par or better for a 1 over par score of 73.
Wallin is one of only 14 players in the field of 81 who had carded scores of 75 or better in both of the first two rounds of play.
Wallin is chasing Rose Zhang (a Stanford University signee) and Ingrid Lindblad (a sophomore at LSU) who are currently tied for first in the standings with identical 36-hole scores of 1 under par 143. Zhang shot a 71 in the first round while Lindblad shot a 70 in the second round.
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