TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) — No. 13 Florida State finished round two of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional tied with UCLA for first place, after shooting a 2-over par 290 at the Seminole Legacy Golf Club. Senior Amelia Williamson and Sophomore Charlotte Heath shot the best rounds for the Florida State team, as both teammates bounced back in round two with even par rounds.
UCLA’s Emma Spitz is currently leading the field at 4-under par, with Florida States’ Beatrice Wallin trailing by two.
Wallin had a phenomenal front-nine, starting off strong with back-to-back birdies on holes 2 and 3, followed by a hole out from the fairway on No. 4 for her second eagle of the tournament. This marks her ninth career eagle.
She captured two more birdies on her first nine on No. 6 and 9 to make the turn at 4-under par for the round.
The back-nine played rough for the recent graduate, with tough pin locations causing a triple bogey on No. 11, followed by three more bogey’s to close out her back nine with a 5-over par 41.
She is still in contention for the individual champion title, currently in second place and only trailing by two strokes.
Cecilie Finne-Ipsen is having a great week, continuing her steady play with a 1-over par 73 in Tuesday’s round. She bounced back after the turn and captured two birdies on holes 12 and 16 to finish her back-nine with a 1-under par. She is currently T7 and continues her lead of the 65 player field for pars, totaling 27 for the two rounds.
Williamson and Heath each shot an even par 72 for round two. Both players had three birdies for the round, with Heath having a perfect round at 2-under par until a double-bogey on No. 18 to finish off her play. Williamson is T9 and Heath is T20.
Sophomore Alice Hodge joined her teammates in a better second round performance, shooting a 2-over par 74, which jumped her 10 spots closer to the top of the leaderboard at T15. She captured four birdies for the day.
Florida State leads the 12 team field in pars, totaling 108 and averaging the lowest score on par 4’s at 4.12 (+12). The team also leads the field in eagles, having 3 for the tournament – two from Wallin and one from Heath.
“I thought they played pretty good,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “We made a couple of errors, maybe more so mental errors coming in, but overall a really good day. The golf course got a little bit harder today, and a few tougher hole locations; but overall I thought we did a really good job. A 2-over for the day, exactly what we shot yesterday, I’ll take it heading into tomorrow.
“The goal tomorrow is to go out and try to win. Stay aggressive, play the golf course, take what the golf course gives us, and you know, nothing is ever guaranteed in golf. I just really want them to stay in the moment, take one shot at a time, and hopefully at the end of the day good things will happen.”
The Seminoles will begin play at 9:06 am Wednesday morning, with Charlotte Heath starting the team off. Tee times begin at 8am for the final round of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional.
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