No. 1 Noles: Men’s, women’s golf earn top rankings

The Florida State men’s and women’s golf programs have each emerged as the best in the country after earning No. 1 rankings according to a few golf polls.

Women’s golf recently moved to the top in the Golfweek rankings, amplified by the program’s dominant performance at the Florida State Match-Up held Feb. 26-28 at the Seminole Legacy Golf Club. The women won by 37 strokes at 9-under, as junior Beatrice Wallin took home the tournament title with a 12-under finish.

Men’s golf overtook first place in the latest Golfstat rankings. The Seminoles had a strong showing at one of the most competitive men’s tournaments in the country in the Cabo Collegiate held at TPC San Antonio. FSU finished one stroke behind in second place at the tournament, as John Pak and Vincent Norrman each tied for third at 3-under.

The women’s program has played two tournaments this spring, finishing fourth at The Moon Invitational on Feb. 16, followed by its big win at its home tournament. The men’s team has played in four tournaments and finished first in two of them, including the season-opening Camp Creek Seminole Invitational on Jan. 19 and the Seminole Intercollegiate on Feb. 21.

The latest Golfstat individual rankings have two Seminoles in the top 10 on the men’s side in Pak (fifth) and Norrman (ninth). Both have an average score of 70.17 and an average vs. par of -1.83 this season.

On the women’s side, Wallin ranks third in the country in the Golfstat individual rankings, while freshman Charlotte Heath is ninth. Heath has an impressive average score of 68.83 while Wallin shows another sub-70 average score at 69.00.

The women’s team continues its spring at The Valspar Augusta Invitational held at Forest Hills Golf Club on Saturday and Sunday. The men’s team plays next at The Floridian Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday at The Floridian in Stuart, Fla.