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No. 12 Seminoles In 3rd Place At Valspar Augusta

No. 12 Seminoles In 3rd Place At Valspar Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. – No. 12 Florida State sits in third place after the completion of 36 holes on the first day of the Valspar Augusta Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club. The Seminoles carded an even-par first round followed by a 1-under par second round to total 1-under for the tournament. No. 9 Golfstat-ranked Charlotte Heath leads the Seminoles at 7-under par after shooting a 1-under par 71 in round one and a 6-under par 66 in round two.

Wake Forest leads the tournament as a team at 13-under par, as one of their own, Rachel Kuehn, totaled a 10-under par 134 to secure a spot at the top of the leaderboard individually. 

Junior Charlotte Heath had a promising finish in round one after fighting through a 2-over par front-nine. Heath shot 3-under on the back-nine, capturing two back-to-back birdies on holes No. 13 and 14, and a final birdie on No. 18 that secured a round one finish of a 1-under par 71. 

The front-nine proved not to be difficult for just Heath, but the entire 78-player field averaged above-par on the nine, averaging a +0.16.

Heath began her second round with early birdies on the first and third hole, she continued her phenomenal play with two back-to-back birdies on the eighth and ninth hole. Her 4-under par front-nine momentum carried onto the back-nine where she carded one bogey followed by an eagle and a birdie to shoot 6-under in the second round. 

Heath is in sole possession of second place at 7-under par. She is only three strokes off the lead heading into the final round.

A shotgun start for both rounds put Alice Hodge on hole No. 3 to start her day. She opened up her first round with two back-to-back birdies followed by another birdie on hole No. 8 to finish the front-nine at 2-under par. 

Hodge made the turn and secured another birdie on hole No.11, a 535-yard par 5. She joined four other Seminoles in birdying hole No. 18, from there she parred out to shoot a first round score of 3-under. 

Although round two was started with a bogey on hole No. 3 for Hodge, she quickly recovered with her sixth birdie of the day on the sixth hole. Hodge was unable to secure a birdie on the back-nine and shot 3-over par (75) for the second 18 of the day. 

She is currently tied for 12th place at even-par.

Senior Amelia Williamson shot a 1-over par 73 to complete round one of the Valspar Augusta Invitational. Starting off on the second hole of Forest Hills Golf Club, she carded a single birdie to shoot 2-over on the…


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