February 21, 2022 - by

Women’s Golf Maintains First Place in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The No. 26 Seminole Women’s Golf Team remains in first place following the completion of round two at the Moon Golf Invitational.

All five golfers came together to shoot a combined 287, which put them at 1-under for the day and a total of 3-under for the tournament. They hold a two-stroke lead over Virginia (-1), a five-stroke lead over UCF (+2), and a six stroke lead over LSU (+3). Ingrid Lindblad continues to hold her individual first place position, shooting an impressive 67 (-5), to increase her lead by four strokes.

Sophomore Charlotte Heath ended her play for round two with a birdie on No. 18, and shot another 2-under par 70, which pushed her one spot closer to first place. She is currently in fourth place and leads the Florida State team in birdies for the day, totaling six for round two. Heath started her back-nine at even par, birding her first-two holes, No. 10 and 11, to go 2-under.

Senior Amelia Williamson also shot a 2-under par 70, improving her standing by six spots and moving her into tied for 6th place. Williamson significantly enhanced her play for round two, having four birdies for the round compared to her one birdie in round one. She started off her day at 1-under par with a birdie on No. 1, and subsequently finished the round with a birdie on No. 18, pushing her to finish at 2-under.

Although Senior Beatrice Wallin did not have the best start to her day, she captured three back-to-back-to-back birdies on the back nine, on holes No. 15, 16, and 17, finishing her round at 1-over par 73. She is still 1-under par for the entirety of the tournament and tied for ninth place.

Elle Johnson and Alice Hodge could only find one birdie out of the 18 holes played today. Johnson carded a 2-over, 74, putting her at tied for 34th, while Hodge carded a 4-over 76, placing her tied for 45th.

“We handled the windy condition pretty well again today. We made a few uncharacteristic mistakes during our round but managed to hang in there and grind over the last four holes. We didn’t get off to the best of starts but they battled and brought it back to under par to finish,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “I am proud of their fight and their focus in staying in the moment.”

The Florida State team combined for a total of 15 birdies for round two. They are also at the top of the leaderboard for best average scores on Par 4’s – leading the 15-team field at even-par. The Seminoles only recorded one double-bogey of the day, putting them at only two for the entirety of the spring season so far.

Florida State begins play at 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday morning from hole No. 1. The Seminoles will play with UCF and Virginia.

Florida State plays host to the Ninth Annual Florida State Match Up beginning Friday (February 25) at the Seminole Legacy Golf Course in Tallahassee. Admission is free to one of the greatest collegiate events of the season on one of the best golf courses in the nation.

Moon Invitational/February 20-22, 2022
Suntree Country Club/Melbourne, Fla./Par 72

1/15-Florida State, 573
4th-Charlotte Heath, 70
T6-Amelia Williamson, 70
T9-Beatrice Wallin, 73
T34-Elle Johnson, 74
T45-Alice Hodge, 76

Moon Invitational/February 20-22, 2022
Suntree Country Club/Melbourne, Fla./Par 72

1-Florida State, 573
2-Virginia, 575
3-UCF, 578
4- LSU, 579
5- Florida, 581
6- Auburn, 582
7- Alabama, 583
8- South Carolina, U of, 586
9- Baylor, 589
10- Arkansas, 590
11- Duke, 594
12- Louisville, 596
13- Augusta, 599
14- North Carolina, 603
15- Miami, 615

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