GREENSBORO, N.C. (seminoles.com) – Freshman Frida Kinhult finished in a tie for fifth place in the individual standings, and the No. 9 ranked Seminole women’s golf team finished in second place in the team standings as play in the 31st Annual ACC Championship at the Sedgefield Country Club concluded Saturday. Florida State finished with the best team score of the round for the second time in the three round tournament but fell short of winning its first ever ACC Championship as they finished second behind Wake Forest. The Seminoles have now finished in second place in three consecutive ACC Tournament appearances – the best three-year run of top finishes in this event since joining the ACC in 1992.
Wake Forest won its sixth ACC Women’s Golf Championship with its eight-stroke victory over the Seminoles. The Seminoles carded the best rounds of both the second (285) and third round (281) in earning the runner-up finish. Emilia Migliaccio won her first career ACC individual championship with a three-round total of 205. She defeated teammate Siyun Liu by two strokes to win the title.
Florida State finished with a 6 under par team score of 858 – a score that is tied for its second best single round team score of the year. The Seminoles were the only team in the 12 team tournament to finish with each of their players in the top-20 of the individual standings.
“We shot the round of the day for the second consecutive day and really gave it a go today,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “All of the girls gave great effort in this event and I’m really proud of that. We are going to build on this and gain some momentum heading into the NCAA Championships.”
Kinhult was earned her eighth consecutive top-10 finish as she carded an even par total of 72 in the final round and finished with an even par tournament total of 216. She has finished each of her last three collegiate tournaments (and seven of her eight career events as a Seminole) at even par or better. Kinhult became the 17th Seminole and third in the last three seasons to finish in the top five of the individual standings at the ACC Championship.
“It’s nice to finish in one of the top spots, but we all wanted to win the championship,” said Kinhult. “We had a rough start to the tournament, but we were the best team over the final 47 holes. We have both great things to take from the event, but we all know that there are things we have to improve upon. That’s a great sign of a good team when you finish second in a great tournament like we just did.”
Kinhult played a solid round with three birdies and 15 holes scored at par or better. She was never above par in the third round and was at or below par over her final 22 holes of the championships.
“It was great fun to see everyone on our team finish with at least one round under par,” said Kinhult. “We are a strong starting five and are excited to begin play in the NCAA Regional Championships in a couple of weeks.”
Freshman Puk Lyng Thomsen earned the best finish of her career as she competed the event in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings. She carded a 1 under par score of 71 in the final round with four birdies. Thomsen carded three birdies during her final six holes of the round and came within one stroke of tying her career best round of 70. She finished with a 1 over par score of 217 – the second consecutive event during which she has finished a 1 over par or better.
Freshman Beatrice Wallin finished in a tied for 10th place in the individual standings as she carded a 1 under par score of 71 in the final round. She carded a birdie on her second hole of round to move under par and stayed under par throughout the round. Wallin carded two birdies and totaled scores of par on each of her final 10 holes of the round.
Wallin has now finished in the top 13 in the individual standings in each of her last three tournaments: tied for third at the Evans Derby Experience, tied for 10th at the ACC Championship and tied for 13th at the Clemson Invitational.
Freshman Amelia Williamson played the best golf of her freshman season as she carded a career-best 5 under par score of 67 in the final round. She finished in a tie for 20th place with a three round total of 223. Williamson carded a single-round career-best seven birdies including three on her final four holes. After carding a birdie on her second hole of the day, she remained under for the entire round as she carded 16 holes at par or better.
Williamson’s score of 67 bettered her career-best round by two strokes – a 69 – in the second round of the Schooner Fall Classic earlier this year.
Junior All-American Amanda Doherty finished in a tie for 19th place in the individual standings to earn her 19th career top-20 finish. She has earned two of her top-20 finishes in ACC Championships play after finishing in a tie for fifth in the individual standings as a sophomore.
Florida State will now await word on where it will be placed in the NCAA Regional Championships with that announcement coming on Wednesday at 5:30. The Seminoles will make their ninth consecutive NCAA regional championship appearance under ninth-year Head Coach Amy Bond. The Seminoles will make their school-record 14th consecutive regional championship appearance.
31st Annual ACC Championship/Par 72/April 18, 20, 2019
Grandover Resort/Greensboro, N.C./Final Florida State Results
2/12-Florida State, 858
T5-Frida Kinhult, 216
T8-Puk Lyng Thomsen, 217
T10-Beatrice Wallin, 217
19-Amanda Doherty, 222
T20-Amelia Williamson, 223
31st Annual ACC Championship/Par 72/April 18, 20, 2019
Grandover Resort/Greensboro, N.C./Final Team Results
1-Wake Forest, 850
2-Florida State, 858
6-Virginia Tech, 896
T9-North Carolina, 902
T9-NC State, 902
11-Notre Dame, 913
12-Boston College, 918