February 26, 2021 - by
Wallin Leads W. Golf Into First Place At Florida State Match-Up

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State junior Beatrice Wallin shot a career-low tying 66 and is in first place in the individual standings, and the No. 11 ranked Florida State Women’s Golf Team is in first place in the team standings after the first round of the Eighth Annual Florida State Match-Up at the Seminole Legacy Golf Course.  Wallin tied her personal career-best and set the course record for a collegiate player as the 14 teams played on one of the most delightful weather days in the history of the tournament.

Wallin was on fire from the start as she carded seven birdies and 17 holes scored at par or better.  She holds the individual lead over Valentina Albertazzi of Kent State by four strokes.  With four Seminoles in the top six of the individual standings, Florida State holds a two stroke lead over Kent State and is the highest ranking of the two ACC teams in the field.

Florida State and Kent State finished as the only two teams under par for the round.  It marked the fourth consecutive round (each of its rounds this spring) that the Seminoles had finished with an under par team score.

“I am very happy with the way the team played today in the first round of the Match Up,” said Head Coach Amy Bond.  “They really did a great job of managing the course and their emotions as we were all excited to have excellent tournament conditions. Bea’s 66 is the official women’s tournament record score. I am excited to have two more days of nice weather and great golf.”

Wallin, who finished in a tie for sixth place at the season-opening Moon Invitational two weeks ago, continued to play the stellar golf that her coaches and teammates have become accustomed to from the third-year collegian.

“Today’s front nine was a lot of fun,” said Wallin.  “My approach shots were really good; I gave myself a lot of good opportunities to make some putts which I guess I did.  I had so much fun out there today and I’m looking forward to playing tomorrow again.”

In addition to Wallin’s tournament leading individual score, three of Florida State’s outstanding freshmen – Charlotte Heath, Alice Hodge and Taylor Roberts – are all in a tie for sixth in the individual standings with identical even par scores of 77.

Heath, who was the Seminoles’ top finisher at the Moon Invitational, carded one eagle, one birdie and 14 holes scored a par or better as she finished at even par.  She has now carded each of her first four rounds as a Seminole at par or better.  Heath’s eagle came on hole No. 4 and was the first eagle of her Florida State career.

Hodge finished with an even par score as she totaled three birdies in her first competitive round on the newly re-designed Seminole Legacy course.

Roberts scored her even par round of 72 courtesy of one birdie, one bogey and 16 holes scored a par or better.

Sophomore Elle Johnson, who is playing as an individual, carded the first eagle of her collegiate career, also on hole No. 4.  She is in a tie for 40th in the individual standings.

Florida State continues play in the Florida State Match-Up on Saturday.  The Seminoles will play with Clemson and Notre Dame for the second consecutive round.

Eighth Annual Florida State Match-Up/Par 72/Feb. 26-28, 2021
Seminole Legacy Golf Course/Tallahassee, Fla.
1-Florida State 282
1-Beatrice Wallin, 66
T6-Charlotte Heath, 72
T6-Alice Hodge, 72
T6-Taylor Roberts, 72
T17-Ameila Williamson, 74
T40-Elle Johnson, 77
T60-Kathleen Sumner, 81

Eighth Annual Florida State Match-Up/Par 72/Feb. 26-28, 2021
Seminole Legacy Golf Course/Tallahassee, Fla.
1-Florida State, 282
2-Kent State, 284
3-Coastal Carolina, 293
T4-Michigan, 300
T4-Ohio State, 300
T6-Clemson, 301
T6-South Florida, 301
8-Missouri, 303
9-Notre Dame, 304
10-Kansas State, 309
T11-Mercer, 312
T11-Memphis, 312
13-Minnesota, 313
14-Jacksonville, 333

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