Florida State Women's Golf - 2013 Year In Review
Amy Bond, Head Coach
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2013 Roster - By Name
R Name Hgt Cl Ltr Hometown (Prior School)
* Laure Castelain 5-9 So * Bordeaux, France (Sainte Marie Grand Lebrun)
* Olivia Hullert 6-0 Fr Baerum, Norway (Norges Toppidrettsgymnas)
* Malin Jansson 5-8 Sr * Nykvarn, Sweden (Igelstavikens Gymnasium/Western Carolina)
* Carlton Kuhlo 5-7 So * Tallahassee (Chiles)
* Alex Milan 5-8 So * Lutz (Steinbrenner)
* Jessica Negron 5-5 Sr *** Ocala (West Port)
* Mary Beth Ramsay 5-3 Sr ** Orlando (Lake Highland Prep)
2013 Schedule and Results
September 24-26, 2012, Vail, Co
|MERCEDES BENZ COLLEGIATE CHAMP
October 12-14, 2012, Knoxville, Tn
October 26-28, 2012, Wilmington, NC
|FLORIDA STATE MATCH-UP
Fenruary 15-17, 2013
|LADY GATOR INVITATIONAL
March 15-17, 2013, Gainesville, Fl
|LSU GOLF CLASSIC
March 22-24, 2013, Baton Rouge, La
|BRYAN NATIONAL COLLEGIATE
March 29-31, 2013, Greensboro, NC
|MARSH LANDING INVIATIONAL
April 8-9, 2013, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl
April 19-21, 2013, Greensboro, NC
|NCAA WEST REGIONAL
May 9-11, 2013, Stanford, Ca
Overall Home Away Neutral ------------------------------------------------ FSU RECORD IS 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0
2013 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS 1 DUKE 882 2 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 906 3 VIRGINIA 909 4 FLORIDA STATE 919 5t NORTH CAROLINA 924 5t MIAMI 924 7 WAKE FOREST 925 8 MARYLAND 944 9 BOSTON COLLEGE 946
2013 EOY StatsName Tournaments Rounds Par Low Strokes Wins Top10 Ave ======================================================================== Jessica Negron 11 30 10 69 2,217 0 5 73.90 Laure Castelain 11 30 2 71 2,280 0 0 76.00 Olivia Hullert 11 30 4 71 2,284 0 1 76.13 Carlton Kuhlo 8 21 0 73 1,609 0 0 76.62 Alex Milan 7 18 1 72 1,395 0 1 77.50 Malin Jansson 3 9 0 71 699 0 0 77.67 Mary Beth Ramsay 7 20 1 72 1,561 0 1 78.05
Seminoles Finish In 10th At GolfWeek Challenge.
Senior Negron finishes with 1 under par score of 71 as event comes to a close.
WOLCOTT, CO - Florida State senior Jessica Negron shot a 1 under par 71 to finish with her best score of the tournament and led the Seminole women's golf team to a 10th place finish in the final team standings as play in the Fourth Annual GolfWeek Challenge came to a close at the Red Sky Golf Club. Negron finished in 44th place in the individual standings.
Pepperdine, which held or shared the lead in each of the three rounds of the tournament, won the team championship with a five stroke victory over UC Davis. The Waves defeated defending champion Oklahoma by 21 strokes. Demi Rumas of UC Davis, who took over the lead in the second round, won the individual championship with a 7 over par total of 209. She defeated Fabiola Arriaga of Texas San Antonio by three strokes.
"I am pleased with how we rebounded in the final round," said head coach Amy Bond. "I am especially happy for Jess who played really well today. Her play in this round should certainly get her going for the rest of the fall and moving in the right direction for the rest of the year. We had some good performances by our younger players who gained some invaluable experience and who will leave here with a lot to build on as we continue the fall schedule."
Negron (Ocala, Fla.) rebounded nicely in the final round after two sub-par rounds to lead the Seminoles on the final day and finish as one of only 11 golfers in the 90-player field to score below par in the third round. Negron carded three birdies (she totaled four in the first two rounds of the event) and 13 more holes at par in the final round. She was never above par and was as many as two strokes below par during the round. Following scores of even par on her first four holes of the afternoon, Negron was 1 under par over her final 14 holes with three birdies.
Negron improved her individual score by 10 strokes in the final round after carding an uncharacteristic 81 in the second round.
Florida State was led on its leaderboard during the tournament by Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) who finished in a tie for 28th place in the individual standings. The Seminole sophomore finished with her best score of the tournament in the final round (a 1 over par 73) and completed the event with an 8 over par score of 224. Castelain finished the round at 1 under par over her final 15 holes of the round.
Castelain finished as Florida State's leading golfer for the third time in her career as she earned the sixth top 30 finish of her career and the fifth top 30 finish in her last six events.
Sophomore Carlton Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.) carded a 4 over par score of 76 in the final round and finished in a tie for 39th place in the individual standings with a 229 total. In earning the second top 40 finish of her career, Kuhlo carded two birdies and 11 holes scored at par. She closed the tournament at even par with two birdies and nine holes at par over her final 13 holes of the third round.
Fourth Annual GolfWeek Challenge/Sept. 24-26, 2012/Par 72 Red Sky Golf Club/Wolcott, Colo./Final Team Results 1. Pepperdine 860 10. Florida State 915 2. UC Davis 865 T11. San Diego State 918 3. Oklahoma 881 T11. South Florida 918 4. Campbell 894 13. Georgia State 919 5. Denver 895 14. San Jose State 922 6. Ole Miss 899 15. Nebraska 924 7. Texas San Antonio 904 16. Tulsa 927 8. E. Tennessee State 906 17. Furman 929 9. UCLA 914 18. Missouri State 946
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Laure Castelain 28t 75 76 73 224 Carlton Kuhlo 39t 74 79 76 229 Jessica Negron 44t 78 81 71 230 Olivia Hullert 52t 77 75 80 232 Mary Beth Ramsay 82 81 82 83 246
Negron Leads Seminoles To Eighth Place Finish.
Senior earns top 10 individual final at Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship.
KNOXVILLE, TN - Florida State's Jessica Negron finished with an even par score of 216 and in eighth place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women's golf team finished in eighth place in the team standings as play in the 16th Annual Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship at the Holston Hills Country Club came to a close. Negron and freshman Olivia Hullert carded 1 under par scores of 71 in the final round to pull the Seminoles into an eighth place finish - their second top 10 team finish of the fall season.
Penn State won the team championship with a five stroke victory over Tennessee - the host school for the event. The Lady Lions took the lead mid-way through the first round and stayed at the top of the team leaderboard for the remainder of the event to take the championship. Paula Reto of Purdue shot a 69 in the third round to win the individual championship by one stroke over by Laura Wearn of Furman.
"The girls had a lot of fun today," said head coach Amy Bond. "They all made some putts early and maintained their composure on the back side when the wind started to blow a little bit. I was happy that our lowest team score came in the final round and hope that success carries into our next event."
Negron (Ocala, Fla.) carded a 71 in the final round as she carded four birdies and 11 more holes at par to finish the as the Seminoles' leader. She played brilliantly over her final 16 holes as she closed the event at 2 strokes under par after opening with a par and a bogey on her first two holes. Negron birded her third hole to take her score down to par and moved to 2 under par with birdies on her seventh and eighth holes. She was under par for the final 11 holes of the round and was as many as two strokes under par during play on both her front and back nine portions of the course.
The eighth place finish was Negron's seventh top 10 finish of her career and marked her best finish since placing in a tie for seventh at the Spring 2012 ACC Championship. She has now finished in the top eight of the individual standings in three of her last five events dating back to the Spring of 2012.
"I worked all weekend to stay relaxed and tried not to get ahead of myself," said Negron. "I am happy with my play this weekend in earning a top 10 finish and an even par score."
"I am very happy for Jessica," said Bond. "That's back to back 71's in a final round, her first top 10 finish of the season and hopefully the start of something really good for a senior who means a lot to this program. She has work hard to carry this success thorough to the Landfall Tradition and into the spring and I know that what one of her goals is for the remainder of the year."
Hullert (Baerum, Norway) carded her career best 1 under par 71 in the final round and finished in a tie for 27th place with a three-round total of 222. She carded a personal tournament high six birdies and was at or below par on 14 of her 18 holes played during the third round. Hullert was never more than 1 stroke over par and was at even par or below par during her final 14 holes of the afternoon.
Sophomore Carlton Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.) played her best golf of the tournament as she finished the third round with a 1 over par score of 73. She played well on her front nine with two birdies and a 2 under par score at the turn and finished with the best single round score of her career. In addition to carding a career best 73 in the final round, she finished with a career best tournament score of 222.
16th Annual Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship/Oct. 12-14, 2012/Par 72 Holston Hills Country Club/Knoxville, Tenn./Final Team Results 1. Penn State 867 9. Furman 897 2. Tennessee 871 10. Mississippi State 903 T3. Purdue 872 11. East Carolina 914 T3. Northwestern 874 12. Miami 918 5. Texas A&M 876 13. James Madison 920 6. Texas San Antonio 880 14. Chattanooga 922 7. Iowa State 886 15. Memphis 943 8. Florida State 894 16. Eastern Kentucky 972
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Jessica Negron 7t 72 73 71 216 Olivia Hullert 26t 74 77 71 222 Laure Castelain 47t 75 77 77 229 Carlton Kuhlo 56t 78 81 73 232 Alex Milan 56t 73 82 77 232
Final Two Rounds Of Landfall Tradition Cancelled.
Hullert and Milan lead Seminoles in individual standings.
WILMINGTON, NC - The second and third rounds of the 11th Annual Landfall Tradition were washed away by Hurricane Sandy with the scores reverting back to the only round that was completed on the first day of the event. For the Florida State women's golf team it meant a 14th place finish in the team standings in the final event of its 2012 fall schedule. Seminole freshman Olivia Hullert and sophomore Alex Milan earned the top individual scores of 76 and finished in a tie for 36th place in the individual standings.
Oklahoma State, with two golfers in the top 15 of the individual standings, was awarded the team championship of the rain shortened event. The Cowgirls earned a one stroke win over Duke and a two stroke in over Purdue and Texas Tech. Kimberly Kaufman of Texas Tech won the individual championship with a first round score of 67. She earned a two stroke win over Kelsey Vines of Oklahoma State.
The 90-player field attempted to play the second round in a driving rainstorm on Saturday. The field was able to complete between nine and 11 holes before the competition was halted because of the weather. The 17 teams attempted to finish the second round on Sunday after the event was shortened to 36 holes but the rain and wind forced the cancellation of the remainder of the event before the players even left the clubhouse.
Florida State opens its spring schedule at the All-Florida Challenge at the Black Diamond Country Club on Lecanto, Fla., on Jan. 28, 2013. The Seminoles will play host to the jewel of their schedule - the Florida State Match-Up - at Southwood Golf Club Feb. 15-17, 2013.
11th Annual Landfall Tradition/Oct. 26-28, 2012/Par 72 Country Club of Landfall /Wilmington, N.C./Final Team Results 1. Oklahoma State 292 T10. Iowa State 301 2. Duke 293 T10. Northwestern 301 T3. Purdue 294 12. Arizona 302 T3. Texas Tech 294 13. South Carolina 304 5. Notre Dame 296 14. Florida State 307 6. Michigan State 297 15. Ole Miss 309 T7. NC State 300 16. Ohio State 311 T7. Wake Forest 300 17. UNC Greensboro 325 T7. UNC Wilmington 300
Name Place Rnd1 Total ========================= ===== ==== ===== Olivia Hullert 36t 76 76 Alex Milan 36t 76 76 Carlton Kuhlo 43t 77 77 Jessica Negron 57t 78 78 Laure Castelain 65t 79 79
Hullert Leads Florida State the 2nd Place Finish.
Seminoles finish as runner-up at Inaugural Florida Challenge.
LECANTO, FL - Florida State University freshman Olivia Hullert finished in a tie for fifth place in the individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team finished in second place in the team standings at the Inaugural Florida Challenge on the Quarry Course at the Black Diamond Ranch. Hullert finished only four strokes out of the individual lead while the Seminoles finished nine strokes behind Florida for the team championship.
The one-day, 36-hole tournament featured five of Florida's top teams including No. 3 Florida, Florida State, Miami, UCF and USF and served as the spring season opener for each of the teams who will look to earn their way to the NCAA Championship finals at the University of Georgia in May. The Seminoles are looking to play in their school record eighth consecutive NCAA Tournament.
Florida won the team championship while Camilla Hedberg of Florida and Monifa Sealy of UCF shared the individual championship with identical scores of 1-under par 143.
Hullert (Baerum, Norway) earned the best career finish and her first career top 10 finish as he completed the two-round event with scores of 72-75 for a 36-hole total of 3-over par 147. Her first round score of 72 came within one stroke of tying her career best score for a single round while her 147 total marked a personal best for 36 holes. It marked the second time in her short four event career as a Seminole that Hullert had finished as the Seminoles' leader; she finished as the team leader at the Fall 2012 Landfall Tradition.
Senior Mary Beth Ramsay (Orlando, Fla.) finished in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings with scores of 72-76 for a two round total of 148. The finish marked the best for the senior and was her first top 10 finish in 10 career events. Ramsay's score of 72 in the first round marked her career best score for a single round while her two round total of 148 came within one of tying her career best 36-hole score of 147.
Hullert, Ramsay and sophomore Alex Milan (who played as an individual) were all among the first round leaders after all three carded even par scores of 72 over the first 18 holes of the event.
Milan (Lutz, Fla.) finished in a tie for third place in the individual standings as she established numerous career bests. She earned the first top-10 finish of her career and set personal records for best finish (tied for third) and 36-hole total (146) while tying her career best for a single round score with a 72 in the first round.
"Overall, I pleased with the way we played," said head coach Amy Bond. "Clearly the goal is the get better each round. This was a great way to open the spring season because we were all able to identify things that we need to continue to work on and at the same time our play today also showed that we improved over the winter break."
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ===== Alex Milan * 3t 72 74 146 Olivia Hullert 5t 72 75 147 Mary Beth Ramsay 8t 72 76 148 Jessica Negron 12t 74 76 150 Carlton Kuhlo 16t 80 74 154 Laure Castelain 18t 76 79 155
Georgia Wins Inaugural Florida State Match-Up Tournament.
Negron leads Seminoles to fourth place finish in event in Tallahassee.
TALLAHASSEE, FL - The University of Georgia Women's Golf team rallied from eight strokes down entering the final round to win the team championship of the inaugural Florida State University Match-Up Tournament at SouthWood Golf Course. The Bulldogs began the final round in a tie for third place and overtook Oklahoma and Florida State to win the team championship on a blustery and cold day which saw only one team (Georgia) play a sub-par round of golf.
Georgia defeated Oklahoma by four strokes to win the team championship.
Rocio Sanchez Lobato of Georgia and Erica Popson of Tennessee finished in a tie for first place in the individual standings with identical scores of 2 under par 214. Sanchez Lobato began the final round in a tie for first place in the individual standings and maintained her placing with a 2 over par score of 74. Popson, meanwhile, began the round in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings, shot a 1 under par score of 71 and finished tied with Sanchez Lobato at the top of the individual leaderboard.
The tandem of Georgia and Oklahoma won the match-up portion of the event as they combined to defeat the duo of Tennessee and Texas San Antonio by 19 strokes. Florida State and Texas A&M combined to finish in third place in the match-up standings.
The No. 16 ranked Bulldogs were led by Lobato (tied for first), Manuela Carbajo Re (tied for 6th) and Emile Burger (tied for 14th) in the individual standings. Only Georgia and Tennessee (third place in the team standings) finished the event with as many as three players in the top 15 of the individual standings. Burger carded the best individual score of the day - a 4 under par 68 - which allowed her to move from a tie for 42nd place heading into the third round into a tie for 14th place in the final individual standings.
Oklahoma, who finished in second place in the team standings, was led by Chirapat Jao-Javanil who finished in a tie for third place in the individual standings with a 2 over par score of 216. She carded identical scores of 1 under par 71 in the second and third rounds. Sooner teammate Jade Staggs finished in a tie for sixth in the individual standings.
Tennessee, the third place team, was led by Popson (tied for first) and Chessey Thomas (tied for eighth place) as the Lady Vols had all four of the countable scores in the final round come in at 75 or better. Popson finished with two rounds of below par golf (70 in the first round and 71 in the third round) while Thomas finished with even par scores of 72 in the first and third rounds for a three-round total of 218.
Florida State was led by senior Jessica Negron who finished in a tie for third place in the individual standings with an even par score of 216. She carded an even par score of 72 in the first round and a 2 under par score of 70 in the second round. The Seminoles finished in fourth place in the team standings - their second top five finish of the spring season after finishing in a second place at the Florida Challenge to open the season.
Inaugural Florida State Match-Up/Feb. 15-17, 2013 (Final Overall Team Standings) Southwood Golf Club/Tallahassee, Florida/Par 72 1. Georgia 877 7. Notre Dame 906 2. Oklahoma 881 8. Texas San Antonio 909 3. Tennessee 882 9. Michigan 918 4. Florida State 893 10. Kansas 921 5. Furman 897 11. UNC Greensboro 922 6. Texas A&M 900 12. UNC Wilmington 927
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Jessica Negron 3t 72 70 74 216 Olivia Hullert 14t 72 72 80 224 Alex Milan * 14t 78 73 73 224 Carlton Kuhlo * 18t 75 77 73 225 Malin Jansson 28t 78 75 74 227 Laure Castelain 39t 76 79 77 232 Mary Beth Ramsay 45t 75 76 83 234
Negron Leads Seminoles In Final Standings Of Lady Gator.
Senior finishes in a tie for ninth place in individual standings.
GAINESVILLE, FL - Florida State senior Jessica Negron shot a 72 in the final round and finished in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings to lead the Seminole women's golf team to a seventh place finish in the final standings at the Lady Gator Invitational on the Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida. Negron has now earned nine career top 10 individual finishes including two in the last two tournaments.
Florida State defeated two top 25 ranked teams - No. 6 North Carolina and No. 18 Baylor - on its way to its third top seven finishes in three events this spring. The Seminoles began the tournament ranked No. 49 nationally in the Golfstat rankings.
No. 3 ranked Alabama, the highest ranked team in the 15-team field, won the team championship with a three stroke victory over No. 4 Oklahoma. Chirapat Jao-Javanil of Oklahoma won the individual title with five stroke victory over Portland Rosen of Virginia. Jao-Javanil shot a 1-under par 69 in the third and final round and finished with a 206 total. She was the only player in the field that shot below par in each of the three rounds of the tournament.
Negron (Ocala, Fla.) carded a 2 over par 72 in the final round to finish with a 217 total for the 54 holes played during the weekend. She was 1 under par through her first 11 holes with two birdies and eight holes at par. Negron closed the event with a birdie on her final hole to finish at two over par for the round. Negron totaled three birdies in the final round - a total than was better than her total of one birdie through the first two rounds of the tournament.
Senior Mary Beth Ramsay (Orlando, Fla.) carded a 73 in the third round and finished in a tie for 46th place in the individual standings with a 228 total. She came within one shot of tying her career best record for a single round score (she shot a 72 in the Florida State earlier this spring) and finished with a 227 tournament total at the Cougar Classic during the fall of 2009.
Sophomore Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) and freshman Olivia Hullert (Baerum, Norway) both finished with scores of 74 in the final round of the event. The identical scores of 74 were the best of the tournament for both players. Senior Malin Jansson finished with a three round total of 225 and in a tie for 35th place in the individual standings.
"We played better and fought pretty hard today," said head coach Amy Bond. "We got a couple of wins over a couple of quality teams (North Carolina and Baylor) wand that is a positive step forward. We still need to continue to work on our short games and we have to make more putts.
"We want to continue to get better and peak at the right time of the season," continued Bond. "We took a step forward in a progress as a team this weekend."
Lady Gator Invitational/March 15-17, 2013/Par 70 Mark Bostick Golf Course/University of Florida/Final Team Results 1. Alabama 865 T8. North Carolina 892 2. Oklahoma 868 10. Baylor 897 3. Florida 870 11. Chattanooga 901 T4. Oklahoma State 877 12. Florida International 905 T4. Virginia 877 13. San Diego State 915 6. Miami 888 14. South Florida 920 7. Florida State 890 15. Kent State 924 T8. Mississippi State 892
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Jessica Negron 9t 70 75 72 217 Malin Jansson 35t 71 74 80 225 Mary Beth Ramsay 46t 79 76 73 228 Laure Castelain 49t 77 78 74 229 Olivia Hullert 49t 76 79 74 229
Seminoles Finish 9th At LSU Tiger Golf Classic.
Castelain, Hullert and Negron Lead Seminoles in individual standings.
BATON ROUGE, LA - The Florida State University golf team, led by three top 20 individual placings, finished in ninth place in the team standings as play in the LSU Tiger Classic at the University Club came to a close on Sunday. The Seminoles were led in the individual standings by senior Jessica Negron, sophomore Laure Castelain and freshman Olivia Hullert who all finished with scores of 228 and who all finished in a tie for 16th place in the individual standings.
No. 8 Arkansas won its first tournament championship of the year with a 10 stroke victory over No. 25 Tulane. The Razorbacks led the event wire to wire to claim the championship. Emily Tubert of Arkansas carded an even par 72 in the final round and finished with a 221 total. She earned a five stroke win over Maribel Lopes Porras of Tulane and Madelene Sagstrom of LSU. Tubert moved into a tie for first place during the second round and was the only player to card an even par or better score in the third and final round.
Castelain (Bordeaux, France) and Hullert (Baerum, Norway) played the best rounds of golf in the final round for the Seminoles as they both carded 4 over par scores of 76 in the final round. The scores by Castelain and Hullert allowed them move into the top 20 of the final individual standings.
Castelain was at her best late in the third round as she closed out the tournament with six consecutive holes scored at par. She carded two birdies during the round to bring her tournament total to a team-high seven with four coming in the first round.
Hullert also played well to conclude to round as she was 1 over par during the course of her final 10 holes of the round. She carded one birdie in the third round and totaled three birdies and an eagle during the tournament.
Senior Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) was the third Seminole who finished in a tie for 16th place to mark her fourth consecutive top 20 individual finish.
"The conditions were really tough today and we have to learn how to handle tough conditions moving forward," said Head Coach Amy Bond. "This was one of those golf courses that makes you pay for your mistakes. We are going to learn from this and continue to get better."
LSU Tiger Golf Classic/March 22-24, 2013/Par 72 University Club/Baton Rouge. La./Final Team Results 1. Arkansas 899 8. Kentucky 924 2. Tulane 909 9. Florida State 929 3. LSU 912 10. NC State 930 4. TCU 916 11. Missouri 935 T5. Georgia 919 12. Ole Miss 941 T5. Wake Forest 919 13. Louisiana Monroe 966 7. Tennessee 921 14. UNC Wilmington 992
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Jessica Negron 16t 72 73 83 228 Olivia Hullert 16t 73 76 79 228 Laure Castelain 16t 73 79 76 228 Malin Jansson 63 84 80 83 247 Mary Beth Ramsay 64t 83 79 86 248
Negron Finishes 6th At Bryan National Collegiate.
Senior cards 69 in final round to earn 10th career top 10 finish.
GREENSBORO, NC - Florida State senior Jessica Negron shot a senior-year best 69 in the third round and finished in sixth place in the individual standings with a 217 total and the Seminole women's golf team finished in 14th place in the team standings as play in the power-packed Bryan National Collegiate on the Champions Course at the Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center came to a close. The Seminoles played their best golf of the tournament in the final round led by Negron's 69 - the best single round score of the year for the Seminoles.
No. 15 Virginia defeated No. 6 Arkansas by four strokes to win the team championship. The Cavaliers led the team competition wire-to-wire to win the championship and finished as the top placing of the six ACC teams in the event. Emilie Berger of Georgia overtook Brittany Atomare of Virginia in the final round to win the individual championship. Berger outscored Atomare by three strokes (69-72) in the in the third round to earn medalist honors by one stroke.
Negron (Ocala, Fla.) played her best round of the year as she carded five birdies and 16 holes at par or better to finish with a 3 under par score of 69. After a slow start (she was one over after her first two holes) in the round which was played mostly in the rain, Negron went on a tear as she carded four birdies on her next seven holes to move to three under par. She closed her round at four under par over the course of her final 16 holes.
The score of 69 for Negron was just one stroke off of her career best score of 68 (at the Cougar Classic during the fall of 2009) and her tournament score of 217 was just three strokes off of her career best of 214 (at the Lady Gator Invitational during the spring of 2010). Negron finished as the Seminoles' leader for the fourth consecutive tournament and for the fourth time in five events this spring.
"I thought my ball striking today was excellent," said Negron. "My ball striking set me up for a lot of birdie opportunities which I was able to convert. This was a very positive finish for me and I am more excited than ever about our upcoming events."
Seminole head coach Amy Bond agreed with Negron's assessment of her play in Sunday's final round.
"Jess played great and this finish in this field should do wonders for her confidence" said Bond. "This should really help our mental approach for our tournament in Jacksonville and moving forward to the ACC Championships."
Sophomore Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) played the second best round of golf for the Seminoles in the third round as she carded a 3 over par score of 75. Her third round score was her best of the tournament and helped her finish with a 229 total for the event. Castelain carded two birdies to bring her tournament total to five and scored 13 of her 18 holes at par or better on the final day.
Senior Mary Beth Ramsay (Orlando, Fla.) played her best round of the tournament as she matched her score of 77 from the second round to close the tournament. She has now played in a career high six tournaments in this her final season as a member of the Seminole women's golf team.
"We got better each day which is a positive for this team" said Bond. "This was a good eye opening tournament for all of us to see just how much work we still have to do. We have to get back to the practice range and get ready for April. This is an exciting time of the year for our team and we are looking forward to getting better and competing against some great teams."
Bryan National Collegiate/March 29-31, 2013/Par 72 Champions Course, Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center/Final Team Results 1. Virginia 869 T9. Auburn 894 2. Arkansas 873 11. North Carolina 897 3. Wake Forest 885 12. Michigan State 902 4. Vanderbilt 886 13. Tennessee 904 5. Florida 887 14. Florida State 908 6. Georgia 888 15. UNC Greensboro 921 7. NC State 892 16. UNC Wilmington 928 8. S. Carolina 893 17. Louisville 930 T9. Duke 894
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Jessica Negron 6 75 73 69 217 Laure Castelain 56t 76 78 75 229 Olivia Hullert 62t 79 75 78 232 Mary Beth Ramsay 62t 78 77 77 232 Alex Milan 75t 78 77 82 237
Seminoles Finish In 4th At Marsh Landing Invitational.
Kuhlo birdies final two holes to vault Seminoles to fourth in team standings.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - Florida State's Carlton Kuhlo birdied her final two holes of the third round to vault the Seminole women's golf team to a fourth place finish in the team standings as play in the Marsh Landing Invitational at the Marsh Landing Golf Course came to a close on Tuesday. Kuhlo's back to back birdies allowed Florida State to move past both Florida International and UCF to earn their third top four team finish of the spring. The Seminoles defeated the Panthers by two strokes and the Knights by one stroke in the final team standings.
No. 14 Purdue won the team championship with a four stroke victory over Iowa State. The win was the Boilermakers second in as many tournaments and their third of the year. They won the Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate in March and the Mary Fossum Invitational in September. Paula Reto of Purdue defeated Gabriella Dominguez of Texas Tech in a playoff to win the individual medalist honors.
"I am very proud of the way all of the girls finished today," said Head Coach Amy Bond. "Each of the five girls showed me a lot in the way they closed out this tournament. Carlton really battled and finished as well as she ever has after not hitting the ball well early in the round. She stayed positive and really got the job done in the end."
Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.) played the best event of her career as she tied her career best score for a single round with a 73 in the final round and established a new career best score for a three round tournament (224). She was as consistent as she has been during her career at Florida State with two birdies and 15 holes scored at par or better.
Kuhlo birdied her final two holes of the afternoon (holes No. 5 and 6) to help the Seminoles improve their team standing. In gaining two strokes on the final two holes, Kuhlo helped the Seminoles improved from a tie for fifth place in the team standings and move into fourth place in the final team standings.
The Seminoles were led in the individual standings for the fifth consecutive match by senior Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) who finished in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings with a three round score of 219. She carded a 2 over par score of 74 in the final round.
Olivia Hullert (Baerum, Norway) played her best round of golf in the three round event with a 1 over par score of 73 after finishing with scores of 76 and 78 on Monday. She closed extremely well as she was 1 under par with four birdies over the course of her last 15 holes. After beginning the round at 3 over par on her first three holes, Hullert birdied three of her next four to move back to even and was never more than one stroke over par during the remainder of the round. She carded 13 of her final holes of the afternoon at par or better including her four birdies.
Hullert totaled nearly as many birdies in the third and final round (four) as she did on Monday (five) as the teams played 36 holes. With her score of 73 in the final round, Hullert improved her individual standing by 17 positions as she began the day in a tie for 66th place and finished in a tie for 49th place.
Senior Mary Beth Ramsay (Orlando, Fla.) played the best tournament of her career as she finished with a career best 225 score for the tournament after posting a career best tying single round score of 73 in the first round. Her score of 225 was two strokes better than her previous best tournament score of 227 which came at the Cougar Classic during the fall of 2009 - her first semester as a Seminole.
Ramsay finished the event at even par over her final 13 holes with three birdies and 10 holes scored at par or better. She totaled more birdies in the third round (four) than she did in the first two rounds of the tournament (three).
"I am really happy where we are as a team right now and am confident that we can use this experience as a positive that will vault us into a good frame of mind for the upcoming ACC Championships," said Bond.
Marsh Landing Invitational/April 8-9, 2013/Par 72 Marsh Landing Golf Course/Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Final Team Results 1. Purdue 857 11. Daytona State College 901 2. Iowa State 865 12. Chattanooga 903 3. Texas Tech 869 T13. Stetson 906 4. Florida State 886 T13. Michigan 906 5. UCF 887 15. North Florida 909 6. Florida International 888 16. Illinois 912 7. Sam Houston State 891 17. James Madison 916 T8. East Carolina 894 18. Cincinnati 918 T8. Kennesaw State 894 19. Jacksonville 919 10. Maryland 900 20. Charleston Southern 944
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Jessica Negron 11t 70 75 74 219 Laure Castelain 21t 74 71 76 221 Carlton Kuhlo 36t 75 76 73 224 Mary Beth Ramsay 41t 73 76 76 225 Olivia Hullert 49t 76 78 73 227
Seminoles In 4th At ACC Women's Golf Championships.
Kuhlo leads Seminoles in individual standings with 74.
April 19, 2013
GREENSBORO, NC - Sophomore Carlton Kuhlo is in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team is in fourth place in the team standings after the first of three rounds of the 25th Annual ACC Championships at the Sedgefield Country Club. Kuhlo, who is looking to earn the first top five finish of her career, is only three shots behind the overall leader. The Seminoles are only five strokes behind NC State which sits in third place in the team standings and only six strokes behind second place Virginia.
The first round, which began 45 minutes earlier than originally scheduled because of the threat of severe rain, was played in very windy conditions. The wind blew at nearly 25 miles per hour or more throughout the round. The round ended just before a tornado watch for the area was issued.
No. 3 Duke leads the team standings and holds a seven stroke lead over second place Virginia with 36 holes remaining to be played. The Blue Devils are looking to win their third straight and 19th overall ACC Championship. Virginia's Brittany Altomare is in first in the individual standings as she carded an even par score of 71 in the first round. Altomare is the only golfer in the 45-player field who carded an even par or better score in the first round.
"I am extremely happy with the way we played today," said head coach Amy Bond. "The girls really hung in there under some tough conditions and executed our game plan really well. The wind was really blowing and our play today show that each of the girls have matured as golfers this year."
Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.) continued to play the best golf of her Seminole career as she finished her first career ACC Championships round with a 3 over par score of 74. She carded two birdies - on her first and last holes of the round - and totaled 13 holes at par or better. After a birdie on her first hole which moved her to 1 under, she made the turn at 1 over after unfortunate birdies on holes No. 6 and 7. She then earned scores of par on five of her first eight holes on the back nine and finished with a birdie to complete her round at 3-over par.
"I hit the ball off the tee very well and gave myself good chances at birdies today," said Kuhlo. "I stayed patient and eventually my putts started to fall. When I did make a mistake, I tried my best to minimize it and get back into position to make a positive out of a negative."
Kuhlo begins play in Saturday's second round in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings and only three strokes out of first place.
"Carlton played a solid round of golf today," said Bond. "It was great to see her pay well. She hit the ball really well and she had a couple of good putts that just didn't fall. She did a great job of hanging in during some of the toughest wind conditions we have played in this year."
Kuhlo came within one of stroke of tying her career best singe round score of 73 which she has carded three times during her career including in the final round of her last tournament at the Marsh Landing Invitational. Kuhlo has now carded five consecutive rounds at 74 or better with three of those five scores coming in at 74 or better.
Freshman Olivia Hullert (Baerum, Norway) also played well in her first round of her first career ACC Tournament as she carded a 5 over par score of 76. She is in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings. Hullert was even after her first 12 holes with one birdie and 11 holes scored a par or better and sailing along until she hit a rough stretch on holes No. 13, 14 and 15 where she finished a cumulative total of five strokes over par. She righted the ship and finished the round with three consecutive holes scored at par.
Hullert has carded three of her last four and four of her last six rounds at 76 or better including a 73 in the final round of the Marsh Landing Invitational.
Sophomore Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) earned scores of par on six of her last eight holes of the round and finished with a 6 over par score of 77. She carded two birdies on her front nine including her second on hole No. 9 to make the turn at 2 over par.
Milan is playing in her second career ACC Championship after finishing in a tie for 40th place in 2012. Her score of 77 in Friday's first round is her second best score in four career ACC Championship rounds. She carded a 76 in the third round of the tournament last year.
"Now that we have gotten over the nerves of playing in the ACC Championships, I expect us to play well on Saturday," said Bond. "Our word for the weekend is `Believe'; I believe that all five girls will play well tomorrow."
Hullert leads Seminoles as she moves into top 20 of individual standings.
April 20, 2013
GREENSBORO, NC - Florida State freshman Olivia Hullert shot a second round 75 and moved into 14th place in the individual standings and the Seminoles women's golf team is in fourth place in the team standings with one round remaining to be played in the 25th annual ACC Women's Golf Championships at Sedgefield Country Club. The Seminoles begin Sunday's third round only nine strokes behind NC State with the entire nine team field chasing Duke for the conference championship.
The Seminoles maintained their position in fourth place in the team standings despite playing in windy conditions that were similar to the conditions in the first round. Florida State persevered and increased its lead over the fifth pace team from two strokes after the first round to five strokes after two rounds. The Seminoles, though, did not drop any strokes in their bid to move up in the standings to catch third place NC State, second place Virginia or first place Duke.
The Seminoles, who are bolstering their postseason resume with their performance during the first two rounds of the tournament, are currently eight strokes ahead of No. 9 North Carolina heading into the final round.
No. 3 ranked Duke, with three players in the top five and four in the top 10 of the individual standings, will begin play in the third round with an 11 stroke lead over No. 13 ranked Virginia. The Blue Devils are looking to win their third consecutive and 18th overall ACC Championship. Virginia's Brittany Altomare holds a three stroke lead over Duke's Lindy Duncan in the race for the individual championship.
Florida State begins play on Sunday with four of its players in the top 25 of the individual standings. Only Duke, NC State and Florida State are counting four players in the top 25 of the individual standings through the first two rounds of play.
"The girls did a great job of maintaining their composure on the back nine," said head coach Amy Bond. "They all fought down the stretch and I was very proud of them for that. They battled back on the back nine and stayed within themselves. The finished very well on a very tough golf course."
Hullert (Baerum, Norway) is in a tie for 14th place in the individual standings with a two round total of 151. She carded a 76 in the first round and returned with a second round score of 75. Along the way in the second round she carded nine consecutive holes scored a par, totaled 14 holes at par or better and totaled one birdied. Hullert totaled as many birdies as she did in the first round (one) and has carded 28 of 36 holes in the first two rounds of the tournament at par or better.
Hullert has played very consistently over the first two rounds of her first career ACC Championship tournament. She carded 10 consecutive holes at par or better with one birdie in the first round and carded nine consecutive holes scored at par in the second round.
Sophomore Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) carded the best round of the second round for the Seminoles - a 1 over par score of 74. She has a two round total of 153 and is in a tie for 16th place in the individual standings. Castelain improved her score by five strokes after carding a 79 in the first round and improved her individual standing by 11 positions with her score on Saturday.
Castelain played her best golf of the tournament as she finished her round a 1 under par over the final 10 holes. She carded 11 holes at par or better with two birdie from holes seven through 18.
Senior Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) also improved her score by four strokes as compared to the first round as she shot a 76 as compared to her first round score of 80.
"We need to get off to a better start tomorrow and put ourselves in position to make more birdies and more pars," said Bond. "We have to stay below the holes and give ourselves more opportunities to make putts for birdies."
Hullert leads Seminoles in indivudual standings.
April 21, 2013
GREENSBORO, NC - Florida State freshman Olivia Hullert finished in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings and the Seminoles women's golf team finished in fourth place in the team standings as play in the 25th Annual ACC Women's Golf Championships at Sedgefield Country Club came to a close Sunday. It marked the fifth time in the last seven seasons the Seminoles have finished in the top four of the team standings in the toughest conference in women's collegiate golf.
In finishing in fourth place in the ACC Championships, Florida State outpaced two teams ahead of it in the national rankings: No. 9 North Carolina and No. 39 Wake Forest as the Seminoles certainly improved their national standing and postseason resume.
Florida State will now await word on its efforts to play in the NCAA Championship Tournament for the school record eighth consecutive season. The announcement of the participants in the three regional sites (Auburn University, the University of Oklahoma and Stanford University) will come on April 29 with competition the three-round tournaments running May 9-11.
Duke earned its second consecutive and 18th overall ACC Championship as it earned a 24 stroke win over NC State. Virginia finished third and the Seminoles fourth. Brittany Altomare of Virginia won the individual championship by two strokes over Duke's Letitia Beck despite carding a five over par score of 76 in the third round - a total that included five bogeys on her final nine holes.
"We are absolutely pleased with our finish," said head coach Amy Bond. "Our girls all fought hard in the toughest weather conditions of the weekend and we beat some really tough teams. It was huge for us to beat the teams that we did in this event. We made some critical shots; we received late birdies from both Olivia and Laure that were crucial to our success today and Jessica played her best golf of the tournament.
Hullert (Baerum, Norway) finished as the Seminoles leader for the fourth time in her career as she finished with a three round score of 228. She carded a 6 over par score of 77 in the third round. Hullert improved her individual standing in the third round despite her score of 77 on Sunday. She carded scores of 76 and 75 in the first two rounds of the event and was in a tie for 14th place after two rounds.
Hullert finished the tournament well as she was 1 under par over her last four holes. She carded two birdies (to total three during the round) and one par coming down the stretch.
Senior Jessica Negron (Ocala, Fla.) and sophomore Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) finished in a tie for 19th place in the individual standings with identical scores of 231. It marked the third consecutive top 20 ACC finish for Negron while Castelain earned her first top 20 ACC finish after finishing in a tie for 29th in 2012.
Negron finished the tournament well for a 4 over par score of 75 - an improvement from her first two round scores of 80 and 76. She carded 13 holes at par or better with one birdie after carding only 11 holes at par or better in round two and only seven holes at par or better in round one.
Florida State had three golfers finish in the top 20 of the individual standings - Hullert (tied for 12th), Negron (tied for 19th) and Castelain (tied for 19th) - making the Seminoles one of only four teams in the nine team field to finish with at least three players in the top 20 of the individual standings.
"We are extremely proud of the girls this weekend" said Bond. "As we continue to improve our program, we will continue to move up in this tournament and compete for the title. We feel that this finish improves our standing nationally to earn a bid to regionals."
25th Annual ACC Women's Golf Championship/April 19-21, 2013/Par 71 Sedgefield Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./Final Team Results 1. Duke 882 T5. Miami 924 2. NC State 906 7. Wake Forest 925 3. Virginia 909 8. Maryland 944 4. Florida State 919 9. Boston College 946 T5. North Carolina 924
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Olivia Hullert 12t 76 75 77 228 Jessica Negron 19t 80 76 75 231 Laure Castelain 19t 79 74 78 231 Carlton Kuhlo 28t 74 81 80 235 Alex Milan 31t 77 78 81 236
Negron Finishes 9th At NCAA West Regional.
Senior concludes career with fourth consecutive NCAA regional appearance.
PALO ALTO, CA - Senior Jessica Negron finished in ninth place in the individual standings and the Florida State women's golf team finished in 19th place in the team standings as the 2013 NCAA Division I West Regional Championships on the Stanford University Golf Course came to a close. Negron shot a 1 over par score of 72 in the final round and missed qualifying for the NCAA Championship finals by one stroke.
Negron completed her career with a 2 over par score of 215 with scores of 72-71-72. She missed a 10-foot putt for par on the final hole of the tournament and finished one stroke behind Jennifer Ha of Kent State for the second and final individual spot in the finals. The first spot went to Emilie Berger of Georgia who carded a 1 under par score of 212.
Florida State finished with a 295 team score in the third round - a scored that was tied for the fourth best team score of the final round. The Seminoles were led in the final round by sophomore Laure Castelain who carded an even par 72 - her best single round score of the tournament by three strokes. In addition to Castelain's 71 and Negron's 72, the Seminoles also counted scores of 75 by sophomore Carlton Kuhlo and 77 by Olivia Hullert.
"I am really proud of the way our team fought back after two really tough rounds after which they could have packed it in," said head coach Amy Bond. "They all showed the resolved that we have been talking about all season long and played well today. I am disappointed that the season is over but we are moving forward in a very positive way and today was a great illustration of that progress."
Negron (Ocala) continued to play as Florida State's leader in this tournament just as she has done throughout the season. She played her third best round of the year with her 215 total and plus three score vs. par. It marked the fifth time in 11 events during her senior season that she has finished with a score of three over par or lower. Negron's ninth place individual finish marked her 11th career top 10 finish and her second top 10 finish in an NCAA Regional Championship.
Negron's 215 score is tied for the third best score by a Seminole in an NCAA Regional Championship appearance. Her ninth place finish was the ninth top-10 finish in an NCAA regional championship and she became only the second player in school history to earn multiple top-10 finishes in NCAA regional championship play.
Castelain (Bordeaux, France) played the best round of the day for the Seminoles as she carded an even par 71. He score tied her best mark of the year (she also carded a 71 in the second round of the Marsh Landing Invitational) and came within one stroke of tying her career best round of 70. Castelain's 54-hole tournament score of 223 ranks as her second best of the year behind only a 219 total in the fall season opening GolfWeek Challenge.
Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.) also carded her best round of the tournament with a 4 over par 75. She had carded identical scores of 79 in the first two rounds. Kuhlo carded four birdies in the third round after carding a total of two in the first two rounds and totaled 11 rounds art par or better in the final round.
2013 NCAA Division I Women's Golf West Regional Championship/Par 71 Stanford University Golf Course/Palo Alto, Calif./May 9-11, 2013/Final Team Results 1. Southern Cal. 859 T12. LSU 897 2. Purdue 860 T12. Kent State 897 3. Vanderbilt 869 T15. Ohio State 899 4. South Carolina 874 T15. UNLV 899 5. Stanford 875 17. Denver 900 T6. Arizona 859 18. California 905 T6. Oregon 889 19. Florida State 909 T6. San Jose State 889 20. Harvard 913 9. Baylor 890 21. Miami 927 10. Georgia 891 22. Northern Arizona 940 11. Pepperdine 892 23. North Dakota State 947 T12. Texas A&M 897 24. Long Island 961
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Jessica Negron 9 72 71 72 215 Laure Castelain 39t 78 74 71 223 Carlton Kuhlo 91t 79 79 75 233 Olivia Hullert 108t 81 81 77 239 Alex Milan 116 85 80 79 244