Wallin leads W. Golf to 3rd place at Augusta

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (seminoles.com) – Senior Beatrice Wallin tied for second in the individual standings, and Florida State’s No. 14 Women’s Golf Team finished in third place in the standings. by team while the time was shortened. The Valspar Augusta Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club has come to an end. Originally scheduled for 54 holes over two days, the championship was shortened to 36 holes due to rain, wind and frost in the area.

Florida State earned three consecutive top-three rankings to open the spring season. The Seminoles won the Moon Invitational Tag Team Championship, finished second at the Florida State Match Up and third at the Valspar Augusta. In finishing third at Valspar Augusta, the Seminoles beat No. 9 Alabama, No. 23 Virginia Tech, No. 38 Purdue and No. 41 Miami.

Wallin went 5-under 67 in Sunday’s second round and finished just one stroke behind the individual champion, Natalia Yoko of Augusta. Yoko scored 74-70 for a 36-hole 144 total on her home course to defeat Florida State’s Wallin by one stroke. Seminole sophomore Charlotte Heath tied for 72 in the second round and tied for fifth in the individual standings with a two-round total of 147.

After a slow start on the first nine holes of the first round, Florida State finished the team standings just four strokes behind No. 4 ranked South Carolina and No. 25 Ole Miss in the team standings. The Gamecocks and Lady Rebels tied for first place with scores of 590.

“The girls played well today,” said head coach Amy Bond. “Any day you can finish the day’s run, it’s a good day. It’s also a good day where you can move up the rankings. We would have loved to have one more to see what we could have done to climb even higher.

Wallin played incredible golf on Sunday as she finished with her score of 67. She had six team-leading birdies and moved up 25 positions in the individual standings with her near-career best score. She started the day tied for 27and place and finished just one stroke after earning his third career individual win. Wallin has now earned nine career top-five finishes and 16 career top-20 finishes.

“I gave myself chances and putts that really helped me,” Wallin said. “I was happy to end the tournament on a high note and am looking forward to our next event at Clemson.”

Heath also played well in tough conditions finishing the event with an even score of 72 and a two-round total of 147. His par total of 72 included three birdies and 15 holes played par or better. Heath was never more than two strokes over par in the second round. In addition to finishing fourth in the season-opening Moon Invitational, Heath has finished in the top five in two of his three events this spring.

Junior Elle Johnson, who went 1-over-par 73 in the final round, finished tied for a career-best 18and place in the individual classification. His round of 73 was near perfect with 17 holes scored at one and a bogey. Johnson was tied on his first 13 holes of the round and made pars on his last four holes.

lorida State continues its spring season March 25-27 at the Clemson Invitational at Lake Keowee Preserve in Sunset, SC

Valspar Augusta Invitational/Par 72
Forest Hills Golf Club/Augusta, GA/March 12-13, 2022
3/16. State of Florida, 594
T2. Beatrice Wallin, 145 years old
T5. Charlotte Heath, 147
T18. Elle Johnson, 150
T25. Cécile Finne-Ipsen, 152 years old
T55. Amelia Williamson, 157 years old
T72. *Kaylah Williams, 161
* played as an individual

Valspar Augusta Invitational/Par 72
Forest Hills Golf Club/Augusta, GA/March 12-13, 2022
1.-South Carolina, 590
2.-Ole Miss, 590
3.-State of Florida, 594
4.-Alabama, 600
T5.-Virginia Tech, 605
T5.-Augusta, 605
7.-Miami, 606
8.-Furman, 607
9.-State of San Diego, 609
10.-Purdue, 614
11.-Coastal Carolina, 618
12.-Tennessee, 623
13.-Minnesota, 627
14.-Memphis, 629
15.-South Georgia, 635
16.-South Florida, 636

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