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Woad and No. 12 Seminoles Lead FSU Match Up After Round 1

Woad and No. 12 Seminoles Lead FSU Match Up After Round 1

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Seminoles sit at the top of the leaderboard after shooting a team total, 1-under par (287), in round one of the Florida State Match-Up at Seminole Legacy Golf Club. Freshman Lottie Woad shot a 4-under par 68 to lead the 65-player field. The Seminoles were the only team to shoot under par in their only home tournament of the year. 

Starting on the back-nine, Woad began her round with a bogey on hole No. 13 – the longest par 3 by 30 yards on the course, which totals at 190 yards. Moving forward, she went bogeyless the remainder of her entire round, capturing a birdie on No. 17 and making the turn at even-par. 

Woad’s second nine was when her game caught momentum. She birdied two of her first four holes, then captured two back-to-back birdies on holes 6 and 7 to finish her round at 4-under par. Woad’s five birdies leads the Seminoles and ties four others for most birdies in round one. 

Woad also leads the 65-player field in par-4 scoring, averaging a 3.70 (-3).

Three Seminoles shot 1-over par for round one of the Match-Up. Charlotte Heath, Alice Hodge, and Kaylah Williams each currently share a tie for tenth place.

Charlotte Heath started off at the top of the leaderboard through nine holes after shooting 2-under par. Her trouble began at the turn, as did many other players, due to the heavy gusts of wind that are bringing thunderstorms to Tallahassee this evening into tomorrow morning. 

After nine holes, Heath began her second nine with three bogey’s in a row, followed by a bogey and her only birdie of the back-nine on hole No. 7. She parred her remaining two holes to shoot 3-over on the back-nine, resulting in a 1-over par 73 for the first round. 

Alice Hodge constantly battled through her round, always returning a bogey with a birdie throughout the day. Her front-nine consisted of this fluency, as she opened up her round with a bogey on No. 13, followed by a birdie on No. 14. The rest of her nine consisted of another pair of a bogey and a birdie, totaling even-par for Hodge’s first nine holes.

Hodge kept her back-nine consistent, only allowing one bogey and parring the other eight holes. Her 1-over finish on the second nine totaled a 1-over par 73 for round one. 

Kaylah Williams continued her impressive play from the Valspar Augusta Invitational. After shooting a season-low 73 at the Valspar, Williams tied her season-low for a second time after shooting 1-over (73) in round one of the…


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