Florida State opened the spring season with a victory at the Moon Golf Invitational, with its highest scorer, senior Beatrice Wallin, returning after competing in LPGA Q-School in the fall.
At the Moon Golf, the Seminoles defeated top-20 programs South Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Virginia, Duke, and Auburn with a wire-to-wire triumph at Suntree Country Club in Melbourne, Florida. Despite the windy conditions, Florida State was 10 under after 54 holes.
Head coach Amy Bond told Golfweek, “I felt they played terrific.” “Our golf course is difficult at home, but we don’t get this kind of wind, so I wasn’t sure how they were going to play this week.” We pushed them a little harder, putting them under duress, but I couldn’t be more pleased. Looking at the field, I thought a top 5 finish would be a fantastic result for us. They came out ready to play, however, and had a different perspective on victory.
“I’m incredibly proud of them for leading wire to wire in this field.”
Individually, three Seminoles – Charlotte Heath, Beatrice Wallin, and Amelia Williamson – placed in the top ten. Three days following the triumph, Florida State hosted its own Florida State Match-Up in Tallahassee and came in second. Individually, Williamson was victorious.