Panama City, Fla. – The Virginia women’s golf team opened its spring schedule Sunday with a one-day match play competition against Florida State in Panama City, Fla. The Seminoles prevailed 7.5 to 1.5 in the mixed-format match play event.
The day started with Scotch foursome match play and the Seminoles won all three matches. Puk Lyng Thomsen and Amelia Williamson defeated UVA’s Beth Lillie and Riley Smyth 2-up. Amanda Doherty and Sandra Salonen beat Haeley Wotknsky and Celeste Valinho 4&3 and Kathleen Sumner and Beatrice Wallin won1-up against Virginia Bossi and Julia Ford.
In the afternoon’s head-to-head match play, Williamson defeated Lillie 2&1, Wallin downed Valinho 2&1 and Doherty picked up a 4&3 victory against Bossi. UVA’s only win came when Ford defeated Salonen 7 & 5. Wotnosky and Thomsen were all-square when the match ended.
The Cavaliers open team play when they host the IJGA Collegiate Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico on Feb. 16-18.