February 16, 2020 - by
Women’s Golf Tied For 7th After First Round Of IJGA Collegiate

Round 1 Team Leaderboard / Round 1 Player Leaderboard

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (seminoles.com) – Florida State sophomore Beatrice Wallin is tied for second place in the individual standings, and the Florida State Women’s Golf Team is tied with Arkansas, Clemson, and Texas A&M for seventh place in the team standings after the first round of the IJGA Collegiate Invitational at the Guadalajara Country Club. Wallin carded a score of 4 under par 68, and is only two strokes behind the individual leader, LSU’s Ingrid Lindblad. Lindblad carded a score of 6 under par 66.

Wallin, who is tied for second in the individual standings, and senior captain Amanda Doherty, who is tied for fifth in the individual standings, are one of only three teammate duos who are in the top five of the individual standings after the first 18 holes. Elodie Chapman (tied for second) and teammate Gurleen Kaur (tied for fifth) of Baylor and Calista Reyes (fourth) and Brooke Seay (tied for fifth) of Stanford are also in the top five of the individual standings with two rounds remaining to be played.

Baylor leads the team standings at the conclusion of round one. The Bears are closely followed by Stanford and Virginia who are currently the only teams who have a gross score under par.

“Bea and Amanda played great golf,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “Both players struck the ball really well, and both feel they could have played better, which is a really good sign for the first official round of the spring. We had to knock the competition rust off. Now that we have done that, we are going to improve on the positives things we did well as well as improving on the things we didn’t do well.”

Wallin’s day began well as she carded an eagle on hole No. 1 to immediately move to 2 strokes under par. She birdied her second hole to move to 3 under par. She finished the round with 17 holes scored at par or better (13 pars, two birdies, one eagle) and only one scored over par.

The eagle was Wallin’s fourth in competition as a Seminole and her first since the third round of the 2019 NCAA Championship Finals.

Doherty carded a 2-under par score of 70 as she caught fire midway through the round. She was 3 strokes under par on her final 10 holes of the afternoon with five birdies down the stretch. She went from 1 stroke over par after eight holes to 2 strokes under par with her fifth birdie of the day on hole No. 18.

Doherty, who will play in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur in April, is just four strokes out of the individual lead with 36 holes remaining to be played.

Sophomore Amelia Williamson is in a tie for 31st place with a score of 74.

Competition continues tomorrow with round two of the IJGA Collegiate Invitational at 8:15 a.m. CST.

IJGA Collegiate Invitational/Par 72/Feb. 16-18, 2020
Guadalajara Country Club/Guadalajara, Mexico/First Round Florida State Results
T7/14-Florida State, 293
T2-Beatrice Wallin, 68
T5-Amanda Doherty, 70
T31-Amelia Williamson, 74
T72-Kathleen Sumner, 81
T72-Puk Lyng Thomsen, 81

IJGA Collegiate Invitational/Par 72/Feb. 16-18, 2020
Guadalajara Country Club/Guadalajara, Mexico/First Round Team Results
1–Baylor, 285
2–Stanford, 286
3–Virginia, 287
4–LSU, 288
5–South Carolina, 290
6–Arizona State, 292
T7–Florida State, 293
T7-Arkansas, 293
T7–Clemson, 293
T7-Texas A&M, 293
11-California, 296
12–Tennessee, 297
13–Maryland, 301
14-Michigan, 302

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