SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – No. 6 seed Florida State will face No. 3 seed Wake Forest in the quarterfinals of match play on Tuesday beginning at 9:20 a.m. (ET) as the Seminoles finished in sixth place in stroke play at the NCAA Division I Championship Finals at the Grayhawk Golf Club. The Seminoles advanced to match play for the second consecutive season with its program-best tying sixth place finish in four rounds of stroke play. It marks the second consecutive year the Seminoles have finished in a program-best sixth place during stroke play and advanced to match play at the National Championship Finals.
The Seminoles are one of just three teams – Florida State, Stanford, and Texas A&M – who have advanced to match play in the NCAA Championship Finals in the last two seasons.
Stanford finished in first place in stoke play and earned the No. 1 seed in match play. The Cardinal was followed by No 2 seed Texas, No. 3 Wake Forest, No. 4 South Carolina, No. 5 seed Southern California, No. 6 seed Florida State, No. 7 seed Texas A&M and No. 8 seed Pepperdine in the final team standings.
Sophomore Rose Zhang of Stanford won her second consecutive NCAA individual title. She carded a four-round score of 10 under par 278 – a score that included an 8 under par score of 64 in the second round.
“I’m extremely proud of all of the girls,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “They all dug deep and got the job done. The big thing about playing in this round is making pars and doing what you need to do to manage the course. That’s what we did today.”
Florida State’s four round team score of 1,155 now stands as the school record for a four-round team score in the NCAA Championship Finals. The Seminoles’ 2023 score eclipses the former school record of 1,174 strokes in 2021 by an amazing 19 strokes.
Junior Charlotte Heath finished in a tie for eighth place with a 6 under par score of 282 to mark the best individual national finish of her career. He score of 282 and her 6 strokes under total are both Florida State records for the NCAA Championship Finals. She carded a 1 under par score of 71 in the fourth round and finished as one of only three players who finished with four scores of under par golf in the during stroke play. Heath’s scores of 71-71-69-71 put the ANNIKA Award finalist in select company with Lucia Lopez-Ortega of San Jose State (68-69-71-71) and Chayse Gomez of Oregon State (71-71-70-71) as the only players in…
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