Florida State Women's Golf - 2014 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Amy Bond, Head Coach
Robert Duck, Assistant Coach, Player Development
Matt Savage, Assistant Coach
Chad Smith, Operations Manager

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2013-14 Women's Golf


2014 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Kayla Bloor, 5-8, Niceville

Anna Sophia Bohmer, 5-5, Cali, Columbia

Sherrell Buckley, 5-6, Weston

Matilda Castren, 5-7, Espoo, Finland

Lydia Gumm, 5-8, Radcliff, KY


2014 Roster - By Name

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T                                  PY
R Name                  Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  Kayla Bloor           5-8   Fr        Niceville (Niceville)
* Anna Sophia Bohmer    5-5   Fr        Cali, Columbia (Montverde Academy)
  Sherrell Buckley      5-6   Fr        Weston (Cypress Bay)
* Laure Castelain       5-9   Jr   **   Bordeaux, France (Sainte Marie Grand Lebrun)
* Matilda Castren       5-7   Fr        Espoo, Finland (Haukilahden Urheilulukio)
* Lydia Gumm            5-8   Fr        Radcliff, KY (North Hardin)
  Olivia Hullert        6-0   So   *    Baerum, Norway (Norges Toppidrettsgymnas)
* Carlton Kuhlo         5-7   Jr   **   Tallahassee (Chiles)
* Alex Milan            5-8   Jr   **   Lutz (Steinbrenner)

2014 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Matilda Castren          Golf Week - 2nd Team All-American
                         National Golf Coaches Association - 2nd Team All-American

All-Americans -  1

2014 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
09/11
Ref
N
MO MORIAL INVITATIONAL
September 9-11, 2013, College Stattion, Tx
6th Place
09/22
Ref
N
LADY PALADIN INVITATIONAL
September 20-22, 2013, Greenville, SC
5th Place
10/07
Ref
N
SCHOONER CLASSIC
October 5-7, 2013, Norman, Ok
8th Place
10/29
Ref
N
ALAMO INVIATIONAL
October 27-29, 2013, San Antonio, Tx
12th Place
01/27
Ref
N
FLORIDA CHALLENGE
Lecanto, Fl
2nd Place
02/16
Ref
H
FLORIDA STATE MATCH-UP
February 14-16, 2014
3rd Place
03/16
Ref
N
LADY GATOR INVITATIONAL
March 14-16, 2014, Gainesville, Fl
7th Place
03/30
Ref
N
BYRAN NATIONAL COLLEGIATE
March 28-30, 2014, Summit, NC
4th Place
04/08
Ref
N
MARSH LANDING INVITATIONAL
April 7-8, 2014, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl
1st Place
04/19
Ref
N
ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 17-19, 2014, Greensboro, NC
7th Place
05/10
Ref
H
NCAA EAST REGIONAL
May 8-10, 2014
11th Place
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS    0- 0     0- 0     0- 0     0- 0


2014 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  DUKE                  862
 2  VIRGINIA              889
 3  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  890
 4  NORTH CAROLINA        896
 5t NOTRE DAME            905
 5t MIAMI                 905
 7  FLORIDA STATE         908
 8  WAKE FOREST           919
 9t CLEMSON               921
 9t MARYLAND              921
11  BOSTON COLLEGE        959

2014 EOY Stats

Name Tournaments Rounds Par Low Strokes Wins Top10 Ave ======================================================================== Matilda Castren 10 29 14 66 2,083 2 8 71.83 Alex Milan 11 32 10 68 2,382 1 2 74.44 Laure Castelain 9 26 3 70 1,955 0 1 75.19 Lydia Gumm 11 31 2 72 2,342 0 0 75.55 Anna Sophia Bohmer 10 29 4 69 2,192 0 2 75.59 Carlton Kuhlo 9 26 4 68 1,972 0 0 75.85 Sherrell Buckley 1 3 0 87 262 0 0 87.33

MO MORIAL INVITATIONAL, 6th place
09/11/2013, September 9-11, 2013, College Stattion, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Castren Leads Seminoles At Mo Morial Invitational.

Freshman finishes in tie for 15th place in first career event.

BRYAN, TX - Freshman Matilda Castren shot a career-low 73 and finished in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings to lead the Florida State women's golf team to a sixth place finish in the team standings in the fall season opening Mo Morial Invitational at the Traditions Course at Texas A&M University. Florida State played its best round of the tournament and had three of its five golfers finish with scores at 73 or below.

Kentucky, which took over the team lead in the second round, won the team championship going away and earned an 11 stroke victory over No. 16 ranked Virginia. The Wildcats' third round score of 286 was the best of the tournament of the 12 teams in the event. Hayley Mill of Kentucky won the individual championship with a three round total of 213; she was the only golfer to break par in the 70-player field.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) played her best round of the tournament as she carded a 1-over par 73. After a bogey on her first hole of the round, she played her final 17 holes at even par with one birdie and one bogey. Castren played her final 23 holes of the tournament at 1-under par with three birdies.

Castren finished as Florida State's leader in the final individual standings marking the fourth time in the last two seasons that a freshman had led the Seminoles in a tournament. Olivia Hullert, a current sophomore on the Florida State roster, led the Seminoles during three different events last season.

Junior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) finished in a tie for 17th place in the individual standings with a career best 223 tournament score. She carded three birdies, 12 holes at par and was never more than three strokes over par during the third and final round. Milan played well to close the event as she was 1 stroke under par over her final 13 holes of the round.

Milan carded a career best single round score of 71 in the second round and finished the tournament with six birdies.

Freshman Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) played her best golf of the tournament as she carded a 3- over par 74 in the final round. She improved her score by three strokes after finishing with scores of 77 in the first and second rounds of her first career collegiate tournament. Gumm finished the event well as she was even par with one birdie and eight holes scored at par over her final 10 holes of the tournament.

Anna Sophia Böhmer (Cali, Colombia) and Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) finished the event with identical scores of 76. Böhmer finished in a tie for 31st place with a three round total of 230 while Castelain finished in a tie for 37th place with a three round total of 231.

Florida State finished the tournament well as all five Seminole golfers were a combined even par over the final four holes of the event. The five Seminoles combined for seven of their 15 single round scores at 75 or better, earned one under par score (Milan, 71, second round) and saw Castren finish a total of three over par in her final two rounds of play.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
18th Annual Mo Morial Invitational/Sept. 9-11, 2013/Par 72                                                                                                                                              
Traditions Golf Club/Bryan, Texas/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                                    
1.   Kentucky       872   7.   Texas A&M (B)            921                                                                                                                                             
2.   Virginia       883   8.   Texas San Antonio        922                                                                                                                                             
3.   UCF            885   9.   Rollins College          932                                                                                                                                             
4.   East Carolina  893   10.  Elon                     961                                                                                                                                             
5.   Texas A&M (A)  894   11.  Redlands C.C.            969                                                                                                                                             
6.   Florida State  900   12.  Texas Pan American       1,052                                                                                                                                           
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Matilda Castren             15t    75    74    73    222
Alex Milan                  17t    78    71    74    223
Lydia Gumm                  28     77    77    74    228
Anna Sophia Bohmer          31t    77    77    76    230
Laure Castelain             37t    75    79    77    231

LADY PALADIN INVITATIONAL, 5th place
09/22/2013, September 20-22, 2013, Greenville, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Finish In Tie For 5th At Lady Paladin.

Castren earns first career top 10 finish.

GREENVILLE, SC - Florida State's Matilda Castren finished in a tied for eighth in the individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team finished in a tie for fifth place in the team standings as play wrapped up in the 42nd Annual Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course. Castren carded a 1-over par 73 in the final round and finished with an even par total of 216. She finished only four strokes out of fifth place and only seven strokes out of first place.

Wisconsin stormed from behind in the third round to surpass both Georgia Regents University and Clemson to win the team championship. The Badgers began the final day in third place in the team standings and shot a 7-under par team score of 281 to finish ahead of Clemson by two strokes. Wisconsin finished with two in the top five and three in the top 11 of the individual standings. Ashlan Ramsey of Clemson won the individual championship as she earned a three stroke victory over Eunice Yi of Georgia Regents (formerly Augusta State) to win the first individual championship in Clemson history.

"We didn't have the finish we would have liked and now we have two weeks to get ready for the University of Oklahoma Tournament," said head coach Amy Bond. "We started pretty well today and gave some shots back late in the round. We have lots to work on but there were some real positives this weekend - two of our freshmen (Castren and Anna Sophia Böhmer) finished in the top 10 and Matilda earned the first top 10 finish of her career."

Castren (Espoo, Finland) closed the event with a 1-over par score of 73 and finished the tournament with an even par score of 216. She set personal bests for finish (tied for eighth), single round score (70 in the second round), 36-hole total (143) and tournament score (216). Castren has now finished as Florida State's top player in both of its early season tournaments - tied for 15th in the season opening Mo Morial Invitational and tied for eighth in this Lady Paladin Invitational. Her finish in this week's tournament marked the first top-10 individual finish by a Seminole this fall.

Castren carded a personal tournament high five birdies in finishing with her 2-over par score of 73 in Sunday's final round. She was at or below par for 14 of the 18 holes she played and was never more than two strokes over par during the round. Castren closed well as she was 1-under over her final four holes of the round.

Junior Carlton Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.), who was playing in the event as an individual, played her best golf of the tournament in the third round. She carded a career-low tying 73 in the final round - a seven stroke improvement from her score in the second round, Kuhlo finished in a tie for 50th place in the individual standings of her first tournament of the fall.

Three players - freshman Anna Sophia Böhmer (Cali, Colombia), junior Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) and freshman Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) finished with scores of 75 in the final round. Böhmer earned the top individual finish of the three as she place in a tie for 19th in the final individual standings. Her finish of tied for 19th was a 12 place improvement over her tied for 31st place finish in her first career event - the Mo Morial Invitational.

"It's time to put a lot of work into our short games and get prepared for Oklahoma," concluded Bond.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
42nd Annual Lady Paladin Invitational/Sept. 20-22, 2013/Par 72                                                                                                                                          
Furman University Golf Course/Greenville, S.C./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                       
1.   Wisconsin         865   9.    Kennesaw             901                                                                                                                                             
2    Clemson           867   10.   Georgia State        907                                                                                                                                             
3.   Georgia Regents   890   11.   Coastal Carolina     912                                                                                                                                             
4.   East Carolina     891   12.   Wofford              914                                                                                                                                             
T5.  Florida State     894   13.   UNC Wilmington       934                                                                                                                                             
T5.  Furman            894   14.   Southern Miss        946                                                                                                                                             
7.   Texas A&M         897   15.   Nova Southeastern    948                                                                                                                                             
8.   Samford           900   16.   UNC Greensboro       953                                                                                                                                             
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Matilda Castren              8t    73    70    73    216
Anna Sophia Bohmer          19t    71    77    75    223
Laure Castelain             41t    76    78    75    229
Alex Milan                  50t    74    77    80    231
Carlton Kuhlo             * 50t    78    80    73    231
Lydia Gumm                  dq     76          75    151

SCHOONER CLASSIC, 8th place
10/07/2013, October 5-7, 2013, Norman, Ok

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Finish 8th At Schooner Fall Classic.

Castren tops Seminoles' leaderboard for third consecutive event.

NORMAN, OK - Freshman Matilda Castren shot a career low 69 and finished in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team finished in eighth place in the team standings as play at the Schooner Fall Classic at Belmar Golf Club came to a close. In finishing in eighth place in the team standings, the Seminoles finished ahead of two top-25 ranked teams (No. 3 Pepperdine and No. 17 Georgia) and earned their third consecutive top 10 finish of the fall season.

No. 5 Oklahoma State rallied in the third round to win the team championship with a six stroke victory over No. 4 Oklahoma. The Lady Cowgirls rallied from third place heading into the final round and surpassed both Arizona State and LSU to claim the championship. Madelene Sagstrom of LSU carded a 66 in the final round and won the individual championship with a two stroke victory over Liz Breed of Kentucky. Breed carded a 64 in the third round to move into contention for medalist honors.

"We played a good round of golf today and had a good tournament," said head coach Amy Bond. "We hung in there under tough conditions and were able to hold our own against some really strong teams."

The Seminoles played their best team round of the fall season (a 4 over par 284 total) and counted four scores at 74 or better. The only score the Seminoles discounted was a 75.

"I am very proud of the girls," said Bond. "We need to concentrate on working to get better every week. Matilda had another great tournament; she was very consistent and improved each round."

Castren (Espoo, Finland) finished in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings as she carded her career best score of 69 in the third and final round. She finished the event with a career best 215 score for the 54 hole event - a score which included a team high 10 birdies. Castren carded four birdies in the third round. In addition to finishing with career best scores for a single round and a three-round tournament, Castren tied her career best with her individual finish; she also finished in a tie for eighth place in the Lady Paladin Invitational in September.

"I played well today," said Castren. I struggled with my putter on the front then birdied 9, 10 and 11; those birdies gave me a lot of confidence to go for the pin and make some more putts. Overall it was a good weekend and I'm happy with my finish in the strong field."

Castren finished the event extremely well as she was 4 under par over the course of her final 12 holes. After two bogeys on her first six holes that put her at 2 over par, Castren played her final 12 holes with 11 holes at par or better with four birdies. She was 1 over par on her front nine and 2 under par on her back nine.

It marked the third consecutive tournament during which Castren has finished as the Seminoles' overall leader. She led the Seminoles with a tied for 15th place finish at the Mo Morial Invitational and earned a tied for eighth place finish at the Lady Paladin Invitational.

Junior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) carded a career low tying 70 in the third round and finished in a tie for 22nd place in the individual standings. She carded three scores of 75 or better during the event to earn the fourth top 25 finish of her career. Milan was very consistent in the third round 16 holes scored at par or better with two birdies. Milan earned a birdie on her second hole to move to 1 under par and with her strong play was never over par during the round.

In addition to tying her career best for a single round score (70) in the third round, Milan established a new career low for a 54 hole tournament score with a 220 total.

Freshman Anna Sophia Böhmer tied her career best with a 71 in the third round and finished in 54th place in the individual standings with a 229 total. Her 229 total is the second best of her three-tournament Florida State career. Junior Laure Castelain carded a 74 in the final round and finished in a tie for 32nd place in the individual standings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Schooner Fall Classic/Oct. 5-7, 2013/Par 70                                                                                                                                                             
Belmar Golf Club/Norman, Okla./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                                       
1.   Oklahoma State   868   9.    Texas A&M        887                                                                                                                                                  
2.   Oklahoma         874   10.   Pepperdine       889                                                                                                                                                  
T3.  LSU              876   11.   TCU              891                                                                                                                                                  
T3.  Arizona State    876   12.   SMU              895                                                                                                                                                  
5.   Kentucky         879   13.   Texas Tech       901                                                                                                                                                  
6.   Denver           881   14.   Georgia          903                                                                                                                                                  
7.   Kent State       883   15.   Texas State      904                                                                                                                                                  
8.   Florida State    885                                                                                                                                                                               
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Matilda Castren              8t    74    72    69    215
Alex Milan                  22t    75    75    70    220
Laure Castelain             32t    70    79    74    223
Anna Sophia Bohmer          54     79    79    71    229
Lydia Gumm                  57t    77    79    75    231

ALAMO INVIATIONAL, 12th place
10/29/2013, October 27-29, 2013, San Antonio, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Kuhlo Leads Seminoles At Alamo Invitational.

Junior shoots career best 69 in first round of event.

Oct. 27, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, TX - Florida State junior Carlton Kuhlo shot a career-best 69 and is in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team is in a tie for eighth in the team standings after the first round of the Alamo Invitational at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club. Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.) carded a career-best five birdies in her first round and is only two shots behind the lead of Sarah Shober of the University of Florida.

No. 5 Oklahoma holds the team lead by one stroke over No. 7 Arkansas and by two strokes over No. 17 Florida. The Sooners are led by two players in the top 10 of the individual standings as they counted all four of their scores at below par. Shober of Florida leads the individual standings as she carded a 5-under par 67 - a score that included nine birdies. Shober was one of 11 players (including Florida State's Kuhlo) who shot scores in the 60s during the first three rounds to be played in the event.

The event, which serves as the final event of the fall season for the Seminoles, has five of the top 25 and 10 of the top 50 ranked teams (including Florida State at No. 44) playing in the 15-team field. After the first round of play, the Seminoles are three strokes ahead of No. 18 ranked Tulane. The Seminoles are playing without their top golfer - Matilda Castren - who is set to represent her home country of Finland in the Spirit Invitational in Trinity, Texas beginning Monday.

"We played well and we are continuing to improve as a team," said head coach Amy Bond. "As a group we need to do a better job of taking advantage of the shorter holes and making more putts. Tomorrow is a new day filled with endless possibilities and we will be ready to go."

Kuhlo played strong golf from the start as she birdied two of her first three holes and three of her first nine to finish her first nine at 2 under par. She added two more birdies on her second set of nine holes and was as many as three strokes under par during the round. Kuhlo was above par for only one hole during the round after beginning her day with a bogey - but she quickly brought herself under par where she stayed for the reminder of the round.

"I hit the ball really well today and didn't make any huge mistakes," said Kuhlo. "When I did get out of position, I played back to a good position where I could make par and not get hurt by a big number."

Kuhlo entered the Alamo Invitational with a scoring average of 77.00 in three rounds played during the fall season and finished eight strokes below her average. Her score of 69 was four strokes better than her previous score of 73 which she shot most recently during the third round of the Lady Paladin Invitational earlier this season. Kuhlo, who is playing the best golf of her Seminole career, averages 71.00 strokes in her last two fall rounds with two remaining in the Alamo Invitational.

"Carlton played a great round of golf," said Bond. "She was very consistent and played a solid round of golf."

Junior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) continued to play sensational golf as she carded an even par 72 and is in a tie for 28th in the individual standings with 36 holes left to be played. She began her round brilliantly with a birdie on her first hole and the first eagle of her Seminole career on her second hole to quickly move to 3-under par. Milan carded 13 of her final 16 holes at par to finish the round at even par.

Milan, who is also playing the best golf of her Seminole career, is looking to earn her third top 30 individual finish in four events during the fall season. She, too, is averaging 71.00 strokes in her last two rounds after a career-low score of 70 in the final round of the Schooner Fall Classic in early October.

Illustrating the star-power of the tournament, Seminole freshman Ana Sophia Böhmer is in a tie for 40th place in the individual standings after shooting a 1-over par 73 in the first round. Freshman Lydia Gumm is in a tie for 58th place after shooting a 75 while junior Laure Castelain is in a tie for 63rd place after carding a 76.


Kuhlo Continues To Lead Seminoles.

Junior leads Seminoles after two rounds of Alamo Invitational.

Oct. 28, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, TX - Carlton Kuhlo is in a tie for 26th place in the individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team is in 12th place in the team standings after two rounds of the Alamo Invitational at the Briggs Ranch Golf Course with one round remaining to be played in the event. Kuhlo, who carded a career-best score of 69 in the first round, has a career-best 36-hole total of 145 entering the final round as she looks to finish as Florida State's leader for the first time in her career.

No. 8 Arkansas vaulted over No. 5 Oklahoma to take over the lead in the team standings and will begin the final 18 holes with a two shot lead over the Sooners. LSU, which played the best team round of the day, has moved into third place after finishing the first round in a tie for fifth place in the team standings. Lindsay Gahm of LSU is the individual leader with a two day total of 136; she has carded identical scores of 68 in the first two rounds. Gahm holds a two stroke lead over Sanna Nuutinen of LSU and Sarah Schober of Florida.

"We finished well today but we have to be able to get off to better starts moving forward," said head coach Amy Bond. "Each of the five players we have competing for us in this event has the ability to play this course and play it well - we have to show that ability tomorrow as we begin to look forward to the spring season."

Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.) continued to play well in the second round after enjoying a nearly flawless first round as she carded her career best score of 69. She played her final 17 holes of the afternoon at 1 over par with 14 holes scored at par or better and two birdies. Kuhlo carded back to back birdies on holes No. 4 and 5 and played eight straight holes scored a par to begin her back nine.

Kuhlo has earned seven birdies and 30 of 36 holes scores at par or better through the first two rounds. She has been very consistent with three sets of consecutive birdies; streaks of eight and five holes in a row scored at par and has not played back to back holes scored above par.

Freshman Anna Sophia Böhmer (Cali, Colombia) and junior Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) carded the two lowest scores of the day for the Seminoles - 2 over par scores of 74. Böhmer is in a tie for 39th place with a two day total of 147 (3 over par) while Castelain is in a tie for 59th place with a total of 150 (6 over par).

Florida State begins play in the third and final round looking to move up in the standings and earn its fourth top 10 team finish of the four-event fall season.


Kuhlo Plays Her Best At Alamo Invitational.

Seminoles junior sets numerous personal bests in final event of fall.

Oct. 29, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, TX - Junior Carlton Kuhlo finished in a tie for 32nd place in the individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team finished in 12th place in the team standings as play in the Alamo Invitational at the Briggs Ranch Golf Course came to a close on Tuesday. Kuhlo enjoyed the best tournament of her career as she set personal bests for single round score (69 in the first round), 36 holes (145 in the first two rounds), tournament score (219) and score vs. par (+3) in finishing as the Seminoles' leader for the first time in her 14-match collegiate career.

Oklahoma won the team championship with an eight stroke victory over LSU. The Sooners led the event after the first round, fell into a tie for second after the second round and rallied to win the event on the final day. Lindsay Gahm of LSU won the individual championship with an 11 under par total of 205. She carded scores of 68-68-69 and was the only golfer in the 81-player field to card scores in the 60's in each of the three rounds of tournament.

"We are close, we are really close," said head coach Amy Bond. "We do have a lot of things to work on in the offseason. We have to get better from 100 yards in and we have to make more putts. We are on the right track to becoming a very consistent team."

Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.) capped her career-best performance with a 2-over par score of 74 in the final round and a three round total of 219. She carded scores of 69-76-74 and played nearly flawless golf in the third round. Kuhlo counted scores of par or better on 16 of the 18 holes she played with consecutive streaks of nine and six holes scored at par or better during the round.

"I think this was the boost that Carlton needs to really get herself on a really good path," said Bond. "This was the best week of her career and I know there are many great things ahead for her."

Kuhlo closed the event with eight birdies and 38 holes scored at par during the round. She carded 46 of her 54 holes played at par or better and was never more than four strokes over par during the tournament. Kuhlo was never more than two strokes over par in the third and final round.

Freshman Anna Sophia Böhmer (Cali, Colombia) continued to play well in her freshman season as she carded a 1 over par score of 73 in the final round. She was nearly perfect in the final round with 17 holes played at par - her only blemish (a bogey on the par three hole No. 8) came after 14 consecutive holes played at par. Following her bogey on No. 7, she regained her composure and closed the round with three consecutive holes scored at par.

Böhmer finished in a tie for 38th place in the individual standings with a career best tournament score of 220 (+4).

Junior Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) and freshman Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) also closed out their respective seasons with scores of 1 over par 73. For Castelain her score of 73 was the second best of her fall season while the score of 73 for Gumm ranks as the best single round score or her career and her 225 tournament score also ranks as her best of the season.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Alamo Invitational/Briggs Ranch Golf Course/Par 72                                                                                                                                                      
San Antonio, Texas/Oct. 27-29, 2013/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                                  
1.   Oklahoma           840  9.   Louisville      872                                                                                                                                                   
2.   LSU                848  10.  Tulane          875                                                                                                                                                   
3.   Arkansas           851  11.  SMU             878                                                                                                                                                   
4.   Florida            855  12.  Florida State   883                                                                                                                                                   
T5.  Texas A&M          869  13.  Baylor          889                                                                                                                                                   
T5.  Texas San Antonio  860  14.  Texas           893                                                                                                                                                   
7.   TCU                866  15.  Tennessee       899                                                                                                                                                   
8.   Texas State        870                                                                                                                                                                             
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Carlton Kuhlo               32t    69    76    74    219
Anna Sophia Bohmer          38t    73    74    73    220
Laure Castelain             50t    76    74    73    223
Lydia Gumm                  58t    75    77    73    225
Alex Milan                  74     72    79    81    232

FLORIDA CHALLENGE, 2nd place
01/27/2014, Lecanto, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Finish Second At Florida Challenge.

Junior Milan earns first career individual championship.

LECANTO, FL - The Florida State women's golf team finished in second place in the team standings and junior Alex Milan earned the first individual title of her collegiate career at the Second Annual Florida Challenge on the Quarry Course at the Black Diamond Golf Club. The Seminoles finished two strokes behind UCF in the race for the team championship but led the event with three players -- Milan, 1st, freshman Matilda Castren, tied for 2nd and freshman Anna Sophia Böhmer, tied for 5th - in the top five of the individual standings.

"This is a great way to start the spring season," said Seminole head coach Amy Bond. "The girls played really well but unfortunately we came up two strokes short of a team championship. I am very proud of the way each of the girls battled today. We still have some things to work on but overall this was a great tournament."

The Seminoles finished seven strokes ahead of ACC foe Miami and 11 strokes ahead of Florida.

Milan (Lutz, Fla.) played the best tournament of her career as she tied her career best for a single round score (70 in the second round), set a personal best for 36 hole score (142) and earned the best finish and first tournament title of her 19-event Seminole career. She carded scores of 72-70 in the 36-hole event which served as the first tournament of the season for the Big 6 women's golf teams in the state of Florida.

"It was amazing to see all the little things I have been working on come together today," said Milan. "Winning is a habit and I hope the entire team takes hold of all the good play today."

Castren (Espoo, Finland) earned the best individual finish of her career as she carded scores of 72-71 for a 143 total and finished in a tie for second place in the individual standings. She came within two strokes of tying her career best score for a single round and tied her career best for 36 holes. Castren's tied for second place finish marked her third consecutive top-10 finish after a pair of eighth place finishes at the Lady Paladin Invitational and the Schooner Fall Classic to close the spring season.

Freshman Lydia Gumm finished in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings as she established a bevy of individual career bests. She set personal records for lowest single round score (72 in the first round) and lowest 36-hole score (143) while earning her best career finish and first top 15 individual placing (tied for 11th).

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Second Annual Florida Challenge/January 27, 2014/Par 72                                                                                                                                                 
Black Diamond Golf Course/Lecanto, Fla./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                              
1.    UCF                     288   294   582                                                                                                                                                           
2.    Florida State           292   292   584                                                                                                                                                           
3.    Miami                   294   297   591                                                                                                                                                           
4.    Florida                 296   297   593                                                                                                                                                           
5.    Florida International   307   297   604                                                                                                                                                           
6.    South Florida           318   313   631                                                                                                                                                           
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Total
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Alex Milan                *  1     72    70    142
Matilda Castren              2t    72    71    143
Anna Sophia Bohmer           5t    73    72    145
Lydia Gumm                  11t    72    76    148
Carlton Kuhlo               17t    75    75    150
Laure Castelain             17t    76    74    150

FLORIDA STATE MATCH-UP, 3rd place
02/16/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, February 14-16, 2014

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Castren Leads Seminoles At Match-Up Tournament.

South Carolina and Texas A&M lead team standings after one round.

Feb. 14, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State freshman Matilda Castren shot a career-best 68 and holds the individual lead after the first round of the Second Annual Florida State Match-Up at Southwood Golf Course. Castren's career best score has led the Seminoles to a third place team ranking in the 11-team event which continues with the second round on Saturday and the third and final round on Sunday. The Seminoles are only one stroke behind South Carolina and Texas A&M heading into the second round of play.

No. 13 South Carolina and No. 39 Texas A&M are tied for first in the individual standings with identical scores of 293. The Gamecocks are led by two players in the top-10 of the individual standings while the Aggies have three players in the top 10. South Carolina is led by Sarah Schmelzel who is in second place with a 2-under par score of 70 over the first 18 holes. Texas A&M is led by Katerina Ruzickova who is in a tie for third place with a 1-under par score of 71.

The playing partners of Texas A&M and Florida State are in first place in the match-up standings - the aspect of this event which makes it one of the most unique tournaments in all of college golf. The match-up portion of the tournament is determined by taking the best four scores from each of the partners and the lowest scores to make up the match-up partner total. The Aggies and the Seminoles combined for four players in the top 10 and six of the 10 total players in the top 10 of the individual standings.

"We played very well today," said Seminole head coach Amy Bond. "It was a great start. We need to tidy up a few things around the greens and make a few more putts but overall, I am very happy with how all of our girls performed today. We have put ourselves in position for the weekend and it will be fun to watch."

Castren (Espoo, Finland) played her best round of collegiate golf with six birdies and 10 more holes at par golf in the first round. She carded three birdies on her first five holes and was 2 under par as she made the turn to the front of the course. She began her second set of nine holes just as she did her first set of nine holes - with three birdies on her first five holes. Castren was as many as five strokes under par during the round and finished with her 4 under par score of 68. Her score of 68 is the lowest score by a Seminole player during the fall 2013 and spring 2014 seasons.

"I hit good approach shots and putted well," said Castren. "I hit 15 of 18 greens and I had a chance at birdie on just about each of those holes. I was very happy with the way I played today. I left some putts and a couple of shots out there but it's a good score to start the tournament with."

Castren's individual score of 68 is the second lowest single round score in the two-year history of the event. The tournament record is 66 by Rocio Sanchez Lobato of Georgia on February 15, 2013.

Freshman Haley Austin of Mercer recorded her first career hole-in-one on hole No. 6 in Friday's first round. She is in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings with a 2 over par score of 74.

Notre Dame is not participating in the tournament as they were unable to travel from South Bend to Tallahassee because of the weather affecting much of the United States.


Castren Leads Match Up By Six Strokes.

The Seminoles are six strokes out of first place after two rounds.

Feb. 15, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL - With warmer weather than yesterday, freshman Matilda Castren stayed on a hot streak to hold onto her lead at the Florida State Match Up on Saturday. Castren tied her career best round score from yesterday with a 68 in the windy second round at the Southwood Golf Club. The No. 46 women's golf team is in third place, only six spots out of first.

"The girls played a really good round of golf in tough conditions," said head coach Amy Bond. "They battled hard and took what the golf course gave them. We've put ourselves in position to win tomorrow which was our main goal coming into the tournament. This is really one of our first opportunities as a young team to win a tournament and it makes it more special being at home."

Castren started the morning with birdies on holes one, two and five into the wind. On the tenth hole, her second shot went into the fairway bunker but she bounced back and ended the hole with another birdie. With her seven birdies today and six yesterday, she leads the tournament with 13 birdies, five more than Furman's Inga Gunnarsdottir who is second in birdies.

With six strokes separating Castren and second place players No. 2 Ashlan Ramsey of Clemson and Sarah Schmelzel of South Carolina, the freshman looks to hold onto the lead with her 8-under 136.

"Matilda played a phenomenal round of golf today," continued Bond. "It was one of the best rounds I've seen in a long time. She kept her composure and hit some great shots. She has put herself in position to win her first tournament and tomorrow will be fun to watch."

The team had a 10-over 298 today with Castren, Alex Milan, Carlton Kuhlo and Lydia Gumm contributing to the score. Adding the first round, the team has a 16-over 592 behind No. 13 Clemson's 586 and No. 12 Clemson's 589.

Milan, a junior, shot a 3-over 75 today after making an eagle on the 16th hole. With a long drive and a great second shot to the green, she drained her putt to get the extra strokes. Junior Carleton Kuhlo had a 5-over 77 today while Gumm, a freshman, carded a 6-over 78.


Freshman Matilda Castren Wins Florida State Match Up.

Florida State finishes the tournament in third place.

Feb. 16, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For the first time since 2012, a women's golfer won an individual title as freshman Matilda Castren won the Florida State Match Up by six strokes. The Seminoles finished the tournament third at the Southwood Golf Club, a 72 par 6,113 yard course.

"It was a really great weekend," said head coach Amy Bond. "The girls competed really well and we proved we could play with the best teams in the country. We had some great individual performances. Overall it was a hugely successful weekend and something that will help propel us the rest of the spring. I'm extremely pleased with the tournament results and the direction the team is heading."

The team posted their best round of the tournament with a 1-over 289 on Sunday to finish the tournament with a 17-over 881. Sunday's round was the best the team has posted at Southwood since the first Match Up last season. The team finished 10 strokes behind first place South Carolina and eight behind Clemson.

Castren played a solid round of golf with three birdies and one bogey for a 2-under 70. Her three-day total of a 10-under 206 set a tournament low record. Her first collegiate win also marks the first time a Seminole won an individual title since 2012 when Maria Salinas won the Lady Gator.

"Matilda came in with a game plan and executed it perfectly," continued Bond. "It's great that she got her first collegiate win at home and I hope that this is the first of many."

"My putting was good throughout the round even when my shots were not that good," said Castren. "I'm very happy with the win and I gained some good experience and confidence. Our finish as a team was very good even though we could have done better but we are definitely more ready for the next challenge."

Jumping 16 spots in the standings was junior Carlton Kuhlo who shot a 1-under 71 Sunday. With her improvement, she finished the tournament tied for 16th with an 8-over 224. She started the day with two birdies in her first four holes to give her a boost on the day.

Carlton put together a very well round of golf today as well," concluded Bond. "Having walked with her every hole, it was great to see her battle through some ups and downs and to have a solid finish to the day. It was a big confidence boost for her to finish under par."

Also finished for 16th was junior Alex Milan who shot her best round of the tournament, a 1-over 73. Freshman Anna Sophia Bohmer's 75 was added to the team total as she finished the tournament tied for 35th with a 230. Freshman Lydia Gumm finished weekend tied for 32nd with a 229.

Playing as an individual, junior Laure Castelain finish her day with an even par 72 to finish the tournament tied for 10th with a three-day 221.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
2nd Annual Florida State Match-Up/February 14-16, 2014                                                                                                                                                  
Southwood Golf Club/Tallahassee, Fla./Final Round Team Results                                                                                                                                          
1.     South Carolina    871   T7.     Mercer                900                                                                                                                                        
2.     Clemson           873   T7.     Furman                900                                                                                                                                        
3.     Florida State     881   9.      Kansas                921                                                                                                                                        
4.     Virginia          888   T10.    Kansas State          923                                                                                                                                        
5      Texas A&M         893   T10.    Florida Gulf Coast    927                                                                                                                                        
6      Mississippi State 895                                                                                                                                                                            
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Matilda Castren              1     68    68    70    206
Laure Castelain           * 10t    74    75    72    221
Alex Milan                  16t    76    75    73    224
Carlton Kuhlo               16t    76    77    71    224
Lydia Gumm                  32t    75    78    76    229
Anna Sophia Bohmer          35t    75    80    75    230
Sherrell Buckley          * 60     87    88    87    262

LADY GATOR INVITATIONAL, 7th place
03/16/2014, March 14-16, 2014, Gainesville, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Tied For First At Lady Gator Invitational.

Castren leads Florida State in individual standings.

March 14, 2014

GAINESVILLE, FL - The Florida State University women's golf team is in a tie for first place in the team standings and Seminole freshman Matilda Castren is in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings after the first round of the 42nd Annual Lady Gator Invitational at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. Florida State, which has finished in the top three of the team standings in their first two spring events, is in front of eight teams ranked ahead of it in the national rankings including No. 4 Oklahoma (tied for sixth), No. 12 Arizona (tied for fourth) and No. 16 Florida (11th place).

"The girls played great today and battled hard," said Head Coach Amy Bond. "We've put ourselves in a very good position and are looking forward to the weekend."

Florida State is tied for the team lead with Ohio State -- who like the Seminoles has four players in the top top 25 of the individual standings. The Seminoles and Buckeyes are tied with identical scores of 292. Penn State is in third place (only one stroke behind) while Arizona and Virginia and tie for fourth in the team standings. Karolina Vickova of Florida is in first place in the individual standings with a 1 under par score of 69.

Castren, who was named the ACC Golfer of the Month of February, is in a tie for seventh in the individual standings with a 2-over par score of 72. She led the Seminoles with four birdies and was never more than two strokes over par. Castren played her best golf with an even par score on the back nine with three birdies, seven holes scored at par or better and only two holes scored over par.

Castren (Espoo, Finland), as evidenced by the scores in her first six tournaments, is a total of two strokes over par in 15 total rounds.

Sophomore Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) and freshman Anna Sophia Böhmer (Cali, Colombia) are tied for 16th in the individual standings with identical scores of 73 (3 over par). Milan and Bohmer carded identical rounds two birdies and 13 holes scored at par or better each. Milan was never more than three strokes over par while Bohmer birdied the 17th hole to bring her score back to 3 over par.

Junior Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) is in a tie for 25th place in the individual standings with a 4 over par scores of 74. She carded three birdies and was as many as 1 stroke under par during the round.


Castren Leads Seminoles Through Lady Gator.

Seminoles in contention for strong team finish in Gainesville.

March 15, 2014

GAINESVILLE, FL - Seminole freshman Matilda Castren is in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings and the Florida State women's golf team is in sixth place in the team standings with one round remaining to be played in the Lady Gator Invitational at the Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida. Castren will begin play in the third round of the tournament looking to earn her second consecutive individual championship after earning medalist honors at the Florida State Match-Up last month. She is only five strokes off of the individual lead with 18 holes to play.

Kent State is the team leader after two rounds of play and holds a seven stroke lead over Ohio State. The Seminoles, in sixth place in the team standings, are currently five strokes ahead of No. 4 ranked Oklahoma (eighth place), 10 strokes ahead of No. 16 ranked Florida (10th place) and four strokes ahead of ACC foe Miami (seventh place). Marijosse Navarro of Texas A&M is in first place in the individual standings with an even par total of 140 after two rounds. She is one stroke ahead of a group of four golfers including Elizabeth Brightwell of Virginia.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) is Florida State's leader with a two round total of 145. She carded a 72 in the first round and a 73 in Saturday's second round. She carded 15 holes at par and only three holes over par during the round. Castren carded nine consecutive holes at par to begin the round and totaled five straight holes at par in the middle of her back nine.

Castren won the individual championship at the Florida State Match-Up in February and has earned six consecutive top-15 individual finishes. She has finished in the top 15 of each of the first six events of her career including a first place finish at the Florida State Match-Up and a second place finish at the Florida Challenge to begin the spring season.

Junior Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) carded a 73 in the second round and moved into a tie for 28th place with a two-round score of 147. She has carded six consecutive single round scores of 75 or better with each of her seven scores this spring being scored at 76 or better. Castelain carded 14 holes at par or better with one birdie in finishing one stroke better in the second round (73) as compared to her first round score (74).

Junior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) continued to play well as she carded a 74 in the second round and is in a tie for 28th place in the individual standings with a two round total of 147. Milan totaled one birdie in the second round and has three birdies in the first two rounds of the tournament.

Junior Carlton Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.) carded a career-best 68 in the second round and is in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings. Kuhlo carded 15holes at par or better with five birdies. She was never over par during the round as she scored a par on her first hole and birdied her second hole. Kuhlo was as many as three strokes under par and was never over par during her second round.

Kuhlo's second round career-best score of 68 allowed her ti tie her career best score for 36 holes (145) which she also carded in the Alamo Invitational during the Fall of 2013.


Castren Earns Top-10 Finish At Lady Gator.

Freshman leads Seminoles to Seventh Place team finish.

March 16, 2014

GAINESVILLE, FL - Florida State freshman Matilda Castren finished in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team finished in seventh place in the team standings as play in the Lady Gator Invitational at the Mark Bostick Golf Course came to a conclusion. The finish for Castren marked her fifth consecutive top eight individual placing and marked the fifth time in the first six events of her Seminole career that she had led the Seminoles in the final standings of a tournament.

No. 12 Arizona roared back from a tie for third place standing entering the final round to earn the tournament championship. The Wildcats played the best team round of the tournament in the third and final round to edge Kent State by one stroke for the title. Daniela Darquea of Miami carded a 3 under par score of 67 in the final round to win the individual championship with a three round score of 214. She defeated a group of three players by one stroke to post the second individual victory of her freshman season as a Hurricane.

"We didn't play our best golf today but we are close to putting everything together," said head coach May Bond. "Overall it was a successful week for our team and each one of our players. We beat some good team and we continue to display improvement in each event. We need to get more mentally tough and that is something we are constantly working on with our team."

Florida State finished five strokes ahead of No. 16 Florida (eighth place) and six strokes ahead of No. 4 Oklahoma (ninth place) in the team standings.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) continued to play sensational golf in her first season as a Seminole as she carded a 73 in the final round and closed with an 8 over par 218 score for the three round event. She has now finished tied for eighth or better in five of her six collegiate events including an individual championship at the Florida State Match-Up in February.

Castren finished her third round with 14 holes scored at par or better with one birdie. She closed the event with five birdies and 43 holes scored at par or better.

Junior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) earned the seventh top-25 finish of her career as she closed the event in a tie for 21st place. She earned all three of her scores a 74 or below (73-74-74) and has now scored seven of her eight rounds this spring at 75 or below. Milan is averaging a career-low 74.65 strokes in 20 rounds during seven events this year.

Freshman Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) was Florida State's third leading golfer during the third round as she carded her second consecutive score of 75 and finished with a 54-hole total of 229. She has now carded four of her eight single round scores at 75 or below this spring. Gumm led the Seminoles with three birdies in the third and final round of the event.

Junior Carlton Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.), who was playing as an individual in the event, earned the best finish of her career as finished in a tie for 13th place in the individual standings. She carded a 4-over par 74 in the final round. Kuhlo established personal bests for single round score (68 in the first round) and career finish (tied for 13th) while tying her career best scores for 36 holes (145) and for a three round tournament score (219). She has now finished in the top 20 in each of her three events during the spring season.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
42nd Annual Lady Gator Invitational/March 14-16, 2014                                                                                                                                                   
Mark Bostick Golf Course/Gainesville, Fla./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                           
1.   Arizona          866   8.    Florida             892                                                                                                                                               
2.   Kent State       867   9.    Oklahoma            893                                                                                                                                               
3.   Ohio State       875   10.   Penn State          895                                                                                                                                               
T4.  Miami            884   11.   Texas San Antonio   915                                                                                                                                               
T4.  Texas A&M        884   12.   Old Dominion        916                                                                                                                                               
6.   Virginia         886   13.   Furman              918                                                                                                                                               
7.   Florida State    887   14.   South Florida       935                                                                                                                                               
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Matilda Castren              8t    72    73    73    218
Carlton Kuhlo             * 13t    77    68    74    219
Alex Milan                  21t    73    74    74    221
Laure Castelain             36t    74    73    78    225
Lydia Gumm                  53     79    75    75    229
Anna Sophia Bohmer          54t    73    78    79    230

BYRAN NATIONAL COLLEGIATE, 4th place
03/30/2014, March 28-30, 2014, Summit, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles In 3rd Place At Bryan National Collegiate.

Castren, Gumm and Milan in tie for 10th individual standings.

March 28, 2014

BROWNS SUMMIT, NC - Matilda Castren, Alex Milan and Lydia Gumm are tied for 10th in the individual standings and the Florida State women's golf team is in third place in the team standings after the first round of the Bryan National Collegiate on the Champions Course at the Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center. The three Seminoles are within three stokes of the individual lead and Florida State is only three strokes behind Duke in the team standings.

No. 3 Duke leads the team standings with a two stroke lead over No. 22 Michigan State and No. 39 Florida State. The Blue Devils, who have won the team title in this event a record seven times, has two players in the top six and three players in the top 30 of the individual standings with two rounds and 54 holes remaining to be played. Laetitia Beck of Duke, Kelly Grassel of Michigan State and Portland Rosen of Virginia are tied for first in the individual standings with identical scores of 2 under par 70.

Florida State is in second place among the eight ACC teams in the field and is ahead of 10 teams ranked ahead of it in the national rankings by GolfStat including No. 8 South Carolina (tied for eighth), No. 13 Clemson (tied for eighth), No. 17 Northwestern (16th), No. 18 Florida tied for fifth), No. 19 Wake Forest (tied for 14th) and No. 23 NC State (tied for 12th).

"The girls did a good job of handling the elements, taking what the golf course gave them and playing very patiently today," said head coach Amy Bond. "We took a step forward as they competed well in tough conditions and against a tough field of teams. Moving forward in this event each player needs to stay within themselves and focus on their individual games. I am happy that we have continued to learn to play under adverse conditions."

Castren (Espoo, Finland) has put herself in contention for her sixth consecutive top 10 finish with a 1 over par score of 73 in the first round. She was virtually error free despite the cold weather as she carded 15 holes at par or better including four birdies. She was a many as one stroke under par during the round and finished her final six holes at 1 under par with two birdies.

Castren's round of 73 ran her streak of rounds scored at 73 or better to 11 consecutive - she has not carded a score higher than 73 since the first round of the Schooner Fall Classic at the University of Oklahoma on October 5. Only three of the first 18 rounds of her collegiate career have been scored above 73. Castren has a stroke average of 71.00 since her streak began with a 72 in the second round of the Schooner Fall Classic.

Junior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) continued her string season as she, too, carded a 1 over par 73. She was very consistent in her first round of play with 14 holes scored at par or better with three birdies. After a bogey on her first hole, the third-year Seminole played even par golf for the remainder of the round.

Milan is playing the most confident golf of her career and is averaging a career-low 74.57 strokes in 21 rounds during eight events this year. She has carded six consecutive and eight of nine rounds this spring at 75 or better.

Freshman Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) continued to play well as she also carded a 1 over par score of 73. She played as consistently as she has all season long with 15 holes at par or better with two birdies. Gumm carded back-to-back birdies on holes No. nine and 10 and was 1 under par over her final 14 holes of the round. She carded a strong of six consecutive holes scored at par on the front nine and four consecutive even par holes on the back nine.


Castren Leads FSU Into 2nd Place At Bryan National.

Freshman Castren in a tied for sixth in individual standings after two rounds.

March 29, 2014

BROWNS SUMMIT, NC - The Florida State women's golf team is in second place in the team standings, and Seminole freshman Matilda Castren is in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings with one round remaining in the Bryan National Collegiate on the Champions Course at the Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center. The Seminoles begin play in Sunday's third round only six strokes behind Duke in the race for the team championship while Castren is two strokes behind the individual leader.

Third ranked Duke, with three players in the top 15 of the individual standings, held its first-place position on the team leaderboard. The Blue Devils are three strokes ahead of Florida State and nine strokes ahead of Ohio State. Duke increased its lead to three strokes in the second round and leads the 39th-ranked Seminoles entering the final set of 18 holes which will be played on Sunday. The Seminoles are three strokes ahead of Ohio State. Sierra Sims of Wake Forest has carded back to back scores of 71 and leads the individual standings with a two day total of 142. She has a one stroke lead over four players and a two stroke lead over two more players including Florida State's Castren.

The second round was played in a very light ran throughout most of the round. A front brought a period of about 20 minutes of sold heavier rain during the end of the round.

"We took another step forward today," said head coach Amy Bond. "The girls did a great job of battling and being patient again today. The goal in every tournament is to put ourselves in position to win and this week they have done that. Each of our players is learning and gaining confidence in themselves and each other and that is all I can ask for."

Castren (Espoo, Finland) was her usual consistent self as she played her first 10 holes of the round at even par, and birdied three of the next five to move to 3 under par after 15 holes. She uncharacteristically scored bogeys on holes No. 16 and 17 and closed her round with a par on hole No. 18. Castren led the Seminoles with three birdies in the second round and has a team-leading seven birdies in the first two rounds of the tournament.

Castren enters the final round of the tournament in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings. She is looking to earn her sixth consecutive top 10 finish since a tied for eighth place standing at the Lady Paladin Invitational during the fall season. Castren has finished lower than eighth only once in the first six events of her Seminole career.

"I feel that I have putted well in the first two days of the tournament," said Castren. "I have made a lot of par saves which is important on this course. My long game was a little better today than it was yesterday. I'm hoping that will continue to improve for tomorrow."

Junior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) is in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings with a two-round total of 145. She carded an even par score of 72 in the second round - a round that included 16 holes scored at par or better and two birdies. Milan was at even par after 10 holes, was 1 under par after 16 holes and finished at even par. She carded two brides in the second round to bring her tournament total to five after finishing the first round with three birdies.

Milan has now carded three of 10 rounds this spring at par or better with her career best score of 70 coming in the second round of the Florida Challenge. Milan, who won the individual championship at the Florida Challenge, has earned two career top-10 finishes with both coming at the Florida Challenge (first in the spring of 2014 and tied for third in the spring of 2013).

Freshman Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) carded a 3 over par score of 75 and is in a tie for 23rd place in the individual standings with a two round total of 148. Her total of 148 has tied her career best score for 36 holes; she also carded a 148 in the first two rounds of the Florida Challenge earlier this spring. Gumm added to her birdie total of the tournament with one in in the second round and now has a total of three over the first 36 holes.

Gumm is looking to earn the second top-25 finish of her career as she plays in Sunday's third round. She finished in a career-best tied for 11th place in the individual standings at the Florida Challenge in January of 2014.

Junior Carlton Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.) was the fourth Seminole to finish with a score of 75 or better in the third round. She carded two birdies and 12 holes at par in improving her score by 10 strokes as compared to her score in Friday's first round.


Castren Leads Seminoles to Fourth Place.

Freshman Matilda Castren finished in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings.

March 30, 2014

BROWNS SUMMIT, NC - Freshman Matilda Castren finished in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women's golf team finished in fourth place in the team standings as play in the Bryan National Collegiate on the Champions Course at the Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center came to a close. The Seminoles defeated nine ranked teams in what was clearly their best performance of the year. Castren earned her sixth consecutive top-10 individual finish of her freshman season.

"This was a great tournament and was a big week for us," said head coach Amy Bond. "Today the conditions were extremely difficult and I am very proud of the way the girls fought through it. We had a chance to win when we started the day which is what we strive for every tournament. We beat nine teams ranked ahead of us and finished fourth so I consider this tournament a huge success. We gained a great deal of confidence and know that we can compete with anyone."

Third ranked Duke won their team championship with a 21-stroke victory over No. 8 South Carolina. The Seminoles finished in fourth place and as the third highest ranking ACC team. The Seminoles finished ahead of No. 31 Virginia (fifth place), No. 13 Clemson (tied for sixth), No. 27 North Carolina (12th place) and No. 23 ranked NC State (13th place). Celine Boutier of Duke won the individual championship with an even par score of 216. She finished with a score of 73 in the final round.

The tough conditions were evident in the scores in the third round. Duke carded the lowest team score of the round - a 12 over par score of 300 -- and only one golfer in the field of 93 played even par golf.

Castren managed to stay in the top 10 of the individual standings despite shooting a 7 over par score of 79. She totaled only one birdie after carding five in the first two rounds. Castren totaled 10 holes scored at par or better in the final round.

Junior Alex Milan finished in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings with a three round total of 224. She carded scores of 73-72-79. She played her best golf on her back nine as she carded eight consecutive holes of even par golf and finished with 12 holes scored at par or better during the round.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Bryan National Collegiate/March 28-30, 2014                                                                                                                                                             
Bryan Park Champions Course/Browns Summit, N.C./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                      
1.   Duke               882  T10.  Michigan State          916                                                                                                                                          
2.   South Carolina     903  T10.  Penn State              916                                                                                                                                          
3.   Wake Forest        905   12.  North Carolina          920                                                                                                                                          
4.   Florida State      906   13.  NC State                924                                                                                                                                          
5.   Virginia           909   14.  Northwestern            926                                                                                                                                          
T6.  Clemson            913   15.  Tennessee               929                                                                                                                                          
T6.  Louisville         913   16.  College of Charleston   934                                                                                                                                          
8.   Ohio State         914   17.  UNC Wilmington          948                                                                                                                                          
9.   Florida            915   18.  UNC Greensboro          1,011                                                                                                                                        
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Matilda Castren              9t    73    71    79    223
Alex Milan                  12t    73    72    79    224
Lydia Gumm                  27t    73    75    82    230
Anna Sophia Bohmer          73t    76    79    82    237
Carlton Kuhlo               76t    85    75    78    238

MARSH LANDING INVITATIONAL, 1st place
04/08/2014, April 7-8, 2014, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles In 1st At Web.com Intercollegiate.

Castren leads Seminoles in first place of individual standings with one round remaining.

April 7, 2014

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - The Florida State University women's golf team is in first place in the team standings, and Seminole freshman Matilda Castren is in first place in the individual standings after two rounds of the 2nd Annual Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate at the Marsh Landing Country Club. The Seminoles begin play in Tuesday's final round looking for their first team championship since winning the Bryan National Collegiate during the spring of 2010, while Castren will play for her second career individual championship after winning the Florida State Match-Up title in February of 2014.

Castren carded scores of 69 and 66 for a 36-hole total of 135. Her score of 66 in the second round is the best 18 hole score of her Florida State career and came within one of tying Kristin Tamulis' single round school record score of 65 in the ACC Championship during the spring of 2003. Her two round total of 135 also marks the best 36-hole score of her career.

Florida State played its two best team rounds vs. par of the year with an 8 under par 280 in the second round and an even par 288 in the first round. The Seminoles' 36-hole total of 8 under par 576 is their best two round total of the season.

Florida State holds a seven stroke lead over East Carolina and has a nine stroke advantage over Chattanooga with 18 holes remaining to be played. Castren, who carded 15 birdies in 36 holes during the first two rounds on Monday, holds a two stroke lead over Jordan Britt of Chattanooga and Juliet Vongphoumy of Maryland in the individual standings.

"The girls put together two really good rounds of golf today," said head coach Amy Bond. "I was really proud of their play in the second round because it's never easy to come back and improve in the second of two rounds in one day. Playing two solid rounds in a single day is another step forward for our team and I am very pleased with that fact."

Castren (Espoo, Finland) continued her torrid freshman season as she was under par in both rounds and is 9 under par heading into the final round. She carded a career-high seven birdies in both of the first two rounds to arrive at her near school-record tying score. Castren was 6 under par over her final 14 holes of the first round and was never above par during the second round. She was as many as 3 strokes under par in the first round and as many as 6 strokes under par in the second round.

"My short irons were really good today; I hit the ball close to the pin and made a lot of putts," said Castren. "I didn't start the day off very well but I stayed calm and confident even after the bogeys and was able to bounce back and post a low round. The team played very well today and I am proud of all of my teammates."

Castren, who entered the tournament ranked 18th nationally, has now carded a team-leading five scores in the 60's and is averaging 71.73 strokes in 22 rounds this year. She carded back-to back scores in the 60's for the second time this season (she carded back to back scores of 68 in the first and second rounds in winning the Florida State Match-Up) and she is a total of minus 5 strokes under par in 13 rounds during the spring season.

"Matilda really got it going after her first four holes," said Bond. "The course sets up very well for her and I am looking forward to watching her play tomorrow."

Junior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) is in sixth place in the individual standings with a two-round total of 140. She carded a 71 in the first round and a career-best single round score of 69 in the second round. Milan totaled five birdies in the second round after earning four in the first round. She closed both of her rounds well on Monday with two birdies on the final three holes in the first round and two birdies on her final eight holes in the second round.

Milan was a total of 3 strokes under par combined on the back nine portions of her first and second rounds with five birdies and 13 of 16 holes played a par or better. She was never more than 1 stroke over par during any of the 36 holes and two rounds she played on Monday.

Milan carded career best scores of 69 the second round and totaled a 36-hole career best score of 140 on the day.

Junior Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) is in a tie for 24th place in the individual standings with a two-round total of 145 as she carded scores of even par 72 and 1 over par 73 in the first two rounds She totaled five birdies during the long day of play. Junior Carlton Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.) carded an even par score of 72 in the second round and is an a tie for 53rd place heading into the final round.

Freshman Anna Sophia Böhmer (Cali, Colombia), who is playing as an individual in the event, is in a tie for 20th place in the individual standings with a 36-hole total of 144. She carded a career best score of 69 in the first round.


Seminoles, Castren Win Web.Com Intercollegiate.

Seminoles and Castren win title in record breaking fashion.

April 8, 2014

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - Florida State won the team championship and freshman Matilda Castren won the individual championship of the 2nd Annual Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate at the Marsh Landing Country Club. The Seminoles set a school record for margin of victory (+27 strokes) while Castren set school records for lowest three round tournament score (204) and most strokes under par in a three round tournament (-12).

Florida State's team victory marked its first since the spring of 2010 when it won the Bryan National Collegiate. The Seminoles win three events during the 2010 season - the Kentucky Wildcat Invitational, the Pinehurst Challenge and the Bryan National Collegiate.

Castren's victory - her second of the season after winning the individual championship at the Florida State Match-Up in February - makes her the first player since Caroline Westrup during the 2006-07 season to win two individual championships in the same school year. Westrup won the individual championships at the Tar Heel Invitational in the fall of 2006 and of the Chrysler Challenge in the spring of 2007.

The team win was also the first for Amy Bond as Florida State's head coach. She led Princeton to eight tournament championships in her four seasons with the Tigers with her most recent coming at the Roar-EE Invitational during the spring of 2009.

Florida State, which entered the event ranked 35th nationally by GolfStat, defeated two top-25 teams with wins over No. 17 UCF (fourth place, 31 strokes behind the Seminoles) and No. 24 Ohio State (third place, 26 strokes behind the Seminoles.

"I am extremely happy with the way the girls handled the tournament from start to finish," said Bond. "We had some nasty weather this morning and they all stuck to their game plans which I was very proud about. Each of the six girls played a huge role in the team's success this week by taking care of their business individually. Our biggest focus this year has been improving from 100 yards and in and we continued to show improvement in that area. We hit our wedges well and made our putts. The hard work in practice is paying off and is something we can continue to build on."

Castren (Espoo, Finland) began the day in first place and immediately began the process of holding onto her lofty position and winning the championship. She birdied her third holes of the day to move under par and stayed there for virtually the entire round. Castren carded four birdies (two on each side of the course) and was as many as three strokes under par during the round. She played her final 14 holes of the round at 3 under par with three birdies and 11 more holes scored at par.

"Wow," said Bond. "What a performance."

For the 54-hole tournament, Castren carded 14 birdies and 46 holes scored at par or better. She was not over par at any time during the second or third rounds and was never more than 1 stroke over par during the event. Castren never carded over par scores on consecutive holes and did not score any of the 54 holes she played over a bogey.

"Every player on our team played great today," said Castren. "We stayed in the moment and did not lose focus during the entire round. This win definitely gives us confidence heading into the ACC Championships which is exactly what we needed from this tournament. It was great to win and to see all of the hard work we have put in at practice producing the results we are practicing and playing for."

Junior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) continue to play outstanding golf as she carded a career-low score of 68 in the third round and finished in a tie for second place in the individual standings. She carded under par scores of 71-69-68 in each of the three rounds, finished with a below par tournament score for the second time in her career and earned the second highest individual finish of her career. Milan has now earned three top-10 finishes with two of them (first at the 2014 Florida Challenge and tied for second at the 2014 Marsh Landing Intercollegiate) coming this spring. She has finished in the top 25 of each of her five events this spring.

Milan played the best round of her career in the third round as she finished with a 4 under par score of 68. Her 68 allowed her to finish with a career-best three round tournament score of 208. She also established her career best 36 hole score of 140 in the first two rounds of the event. She, too, was on fire throughout the round with a career-high six birdies including consecutive birdies on holes 11, 12 and 13. Her third straight birdie on hole No. 15 brought her score to 5 under par. Milan earned a birdie on her second hole of the day to go under par where she was for all but four holes during her career-best round.

"I made a lot of really good putts this week and fought hard to keep my momentum moving forward this week," said Milan. "I am very proud of all of my teammates and I know we are all looking forward to our continued preparation and playing in next week's ACC Championship."

Junior Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) finished in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings - her third top-20 finish in four events this spring. She closed the event with a one over par 73 in the third round and a 2 over par score of 218 for the event. Castelain was very consistent during the round with one birdie and 16 holes scored at par or better. Castelain played her final 16 holes of the round at par. With one birdie, one bogey and 14 holes scored at par.

Freshman Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) enjoyed the best tournament of her career as she finished in a tie for 35th place with a three round total of 223. She established career best scores for a single round (71 in the third round) and a three round tournament scored (221). Junior Carlton Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.), who carded a 72 in the second round of the event, finished with a three round total of 227 - her third best score of the spring season.

Freshman Anna Sophia Böhmer (Cali, Colombia) finished tied for sixth in the individual standings to earn her second top 10 finish of the spring season. She finished in a tie for fifth in the individual standings at the spring season-opening Florida Challenge. Böhmer established career bests for second round score (69 in the first round), 36-hole total (144 in the first two rounds) and three round tournament score (215) in this event.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
2nd Annual Web.com-Marsh Landing Intercollegiate/April 7-8, 2014                                                                                                                                        
Marsh Landing Golf Club/Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                      
1.   Florida State      851   11.   Toledo              896                                                                                                                                             
2.   East Carolina      875   12.   McNeese State       903                                                                                                                                             
3.   Ohio State         877   T13.  Jacksonville        905                                                                                                                                             
4.   UCF                882   T13.  FIU                 905                                                                                                                                             
5.   Maryland           883   T15.  Michigan            909                                                                                                                                             
T6.  Minnesota          884   T15.  Illinois            909                                                                                                                                             
T6.  Missouri           884   17.   Sam Houston State   912                                                                                                                                             
T6.  Louisville         884   18.   Cincinnati          924                                                                                                                                             
9.   Chattanooga        885   19.   James Madison       935                                                                                                                                             
10.  North Florida      894                                                                                                                                                                             
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Matilda Castren              1     69    66    69    204
Alex Milan                   2t    71    69    68    208
Anna Sophia Bohmer        *  6t    69    75    71    215
Laure Castelain             15t    72    73    73    218
Lydia Gumm                  35t    76    74    73    223
Carlton Kuhlo               50t    79    72    76    227

ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS, 7th place
04/19/2014, April 17-19, 2014, Greensboro, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Castren In 1st At ACC Championships.

Freshman in individual lead; Seminoles tied for fifth in team standings.

April 17, 2014

GREENSBORO, NC - Florida State freshman Matilda Castren is in first place in the individual standings, and the 25th ranked Seminoles are in a tie for fifth place in the team standings after the first round of the 26th Annual ACC Women's Golf Championships at Sedgefield Country Club. Castren carded a 2 under par 69 and has a two stroke lead in the individual standings with 36 holes remaining to be played as she bids to become the first Seminole to win an individual ACC title in the sport of golf.

Castren led the 55-player field with five birdies and 16 holes scored at par or better in shooting her fourth consecutive sub-par round. She was never above par and was as many as three strokes under par in carding her ninth career round of 70 or lower and her fourth consecutive round scored at 69 or lower. Castren is the ACC's leader with a 71.50 stroke average including an average of 68.25 in her last four rounds played.

Third ranked Duke, with three players in the top seven of the individual standings, and 22nd ranked Virginia, with three players in the top six of the individual standings, are tied for the team lead after 18 holes. The Cavaliers and Blue Devils have a seven stroke lead over Miami. The Seminoles are in a three-way tie for fifth place with Notre Dame and Maryland. Castren has a two stroke lead over Lauren Coughlin and Brian Mao of Virginia and Celine Boutier of Duke.

"We didn't have our best day today but we still have two rounds of opportunities ahead of us," said head coach Amy Bond. "This is a championship caliber golf course and though we didn't have our "A" game today we got into the clubhouse and are looking forward to tomorrow. Tomorrow is moving day and we are looking forward to teeing off and moving up."

Castren (Espoo, Finland), who is one of the top contenders for ACC Golfer of the Year honors, was at her usual consistent self throughout the first round. She earned birdies on her second and third holes and moved to 3 under par with a birdie on her eighth hole. She ran into trouble with a bogey and a double bogey on the 12th and 13th holes but closed the round with consecutive birdies on the 17th and 18th holes to finish under par for the 10th time in 24 rounds this year.

"My putter worked very well for me today," Castren," "I hit some good approach shots by mostly my score came with the putter. I also feel that I was very patient today."

Castren has carded 19 birdies over the course of her last 72 holes (.263 percent) and has been at or below par for 66 consecutive holes. The last time she was above par was after her sixth hole in the first round of the Web.com Intercollegiate on April 7.

"Matilda started off really well and played the first four holes as well as anybody in the field today," said Bond. The first four holes are the toughest on the course so I know she was excited about that. She let a few shots get away from her on the back nine but finished the day well with a short birdie putt on 18. Matilda played a very good round of golf today."

Junior Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) is in a tie for 14th place in the individual standings as she carded a 4 over par score of 75. She played her best golf on her back nine as she finished the round at even par on her last nine holes. Castelain was 1 under par over her last seven holes with two birdies and four holes scored at par.

Castelain, who is playing in her third career ACC Championship, is looking to earn the best ACC finish of her career. She finished in a tie for 19th place in 2013 and in a tie for 29th place in 2012. Castelain's score of 75 in Thursday's first round is her third best single round score of her career in ACC Championships play. She has now carded four consecutive single rounds score of 75 or better.


Castren In 2nd at ACC Championship.

Seminlole freshman looking to win first career ACC individual championship.

April 18, 2014

GREENSBORO, NC - Florida State freshman Matilda Castren is in second place in the individual standings, and the 25th ranked Florida State women's golf team is in sixth place in the team standings with one round remaining to be played in the 26th Annual ACC Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. Castren begins play in Saturday's final round only three strokes out of first place in her quest to win the first individual ACC championship by a Seminole in the sport of golf.

Castren is three strokes behind Duke's Celine Boutier in the race for the ACC individual title. Castren, who began second round in first place, carded a 3 over par score of 74 and has a two-day total of 143. She trails Boutier by two strokes with 18 holes left to be played. Boutier has carded scores of 71 and 69 and has a 36-hole total of 140. Lauren Coughlin and Briana Mao of Virginia are tied for third place with scores of 144 - one stroke behind Florida State's Castren.

Third ranked Duke played the best golf of the second round and looks to be well on its way to winning its third consecutive ACC title. The Blue Devils are 14 strokes ahead of 22nd ranked Virginia and 21 strokes ahead of 21st ranked North Carolina. The Blue Devils have won 18 of the first 26 ACC women's golf championships.

"Each of our girls battled back today and that is what I am the most proud of in this round," said Seminole head coach Amy Bond. "We showed a lot of guts late in the round and that's what each individual golfer needs in postseason play. We began the round playing decent golf, had a tough middle and showed guts late. The effort and the guts each of them showed was very pleasing to me."

Castren (Espoo, Finland) played her best golf of the day late in the round as she birdied three of her last four holes to finish with a 3 over par score of 74. She totaled four birdies and played 11 holes at par or better on the afternoon. Castren has finished very well in the first two rounds of her first career ACC Championship as she is a total of five strokes under par on the final four holes of the golf course. She totaled three birdies on her final four holes in the second round after totaling two birdies on her final four holes in the first round.

For the tournament, Castren has a team-high nine birdies and has only played one hole at more than one stoke over par. Her only double bogey of the first two rounds of the event came on the par four hole No. 13 in the first round.

Junior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) carded the best score of the second round for the Seminoles - a two over par 73. She is in a tie for 33rd place in the individual standings with a two round total of 155. Milan played very consistent golf with two birdies and 15 holes scored at par or better in the second round. She totaled two birdies on her front nine and made the turn with a 1 under par score.

Milan, who is playing in her third career ACC Championship, is looking to earn the best ACC finish of her career. She finished in a tie for 31st place as a sophomore in 2013 and in a tie for 40th place in the individual standings as a freshman in 2012.

Junior Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) is in a tie for 24th place in the individual standings with a two-day total of 152. She has carded scores of 75 and 77 and is currently Florida State's second leading golfer.

Florida State's Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) and Carlton Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.) both recorded dramatic score improvements in the second round as compared to their play in the first round. Gumm improved by five strokes with a 75 after a first round score of 80 while Kuhlo improved by seven strokes with a 78 in the second round. Gumm is in a tie for 33rd in the individual standings while Kuhlo is in 53rd place.

The Seminoles improved their team score by six strokes and were one of six teams in the event to shoot less than 300 as a team in the frigid conditions. The temperature never rose above 59 degrees during the round and greeted the golfers in the first wave at just below 45 degrees.


Castren Leads Seminoles With Top 10 ACC Finish.

Freshman earns eighth stright top-10 finish in first ACC Championship.

April 19, 2014

GREENSBORO, NC - Florida State freshman Matilda Castren finished in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings, and the 25th ranked Florida State women's golf team finished in seventh place as play in the 26th annual ACC Championships at Sedgefield Country Club came to a close. With her tied for ninth place finish, Castren set a school record with her eighth consecutive top-10 individual finish and tied the school record for top-10 finishes in a single season with eight. She has finished in the top 10 of eight of her nine events and in each of her events since the Lady Paladin Invitational during the fall 20123 season.

Duke ran away with its third consecutive ACC team championship as it outdistanced Virginia by an incredible 27 strokes. Duke has now won 19 of the 26 ACC women's golf championships. NC State finished in third place and North Carolina finished in fourth. Duke's Celine Boutier won the individual title with a three round total of 210. She was the only golfer in the 55-player field to finish with each of her three scores under par and was one of only two players to finish with an under par score for the 54-hole tournament.

"This tournament was a really good test for us on a really tough golf course," said head coach Amy Bond. "The lessons we learned will be really good for us as we move into regionals. The will be a great learning experience for all of our players."

Castren (Espoo, Finland) earned a top-10 finish in her first career ACC Championship as she finished with an eight over par score of 221 for the tournament. She totaled scores of 69-74-78 and was in contention for the individual title throughout the event. Castren played her best golf on the final day late in the round as she was two strokes under par over her last seven holes with an eagle, a birdie and five additional holes played at par.

Castren's eagle on the par five 15th hole was the first of her career as a Seminole and came during a stretch that saw her play at par or better on six of seven holes. She carded a birdie on the par three 12th hole, an eagle the 15th hole and registered scores of par or better of six holes to close her play in the championship.

Castren finished as Florida State's leader for the fifth consecutive event and for the eighth time in the first 10 events of her career.

Freshman Lydia Gumm (Radfliff, Ky.) played the best round of the final day for the Seminoles as she carded a 2 over par score of 73. She finished in a tie for 22nd place with a three-day total of 228. Gumm was exceedingly consistent during the round as she carded one birdie and played 15 of her 18 holes at par or better. She played even par golf over the final 10 holes of the round and birdied her final hole to finish with a 73.

Gumm's tied for 22nd place individual finish is the second best of her freshman season as a Seminole She finished a career best tied for 11th place in the spring season opening Florida Challenge. Her score of 228 is tied for her second best three round tournament score which came as a 223 at the Web.com Intercollegiate. Gumm's score of 73 is tied for her third best single round score of her freshman season and was a seven stroke improvement from her first round score of 80 in this event.

Junior Carlton Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.) finished with a personal tournament best score of 74 and a three round total of 237. She improved throughout the tournament as she began with an 85 in the first round and carded a 78 in the second round. Kuhlo led the Seminoles with four birdies and 13 of 18 rounds played at par or better in the third round.

Kuhlo played a seven hole stretch in the middle of her round (from the fifth through the 11th holes) at three under par with three birdies and four more holes played at par. With two birdies on her back, she played her final nine holes at 1 over par.

"Each of our girls is focused on two things coming out of this tournament: finishing the semester strong academically and playing well in the NCAA regional championship which will be played at Southwood in Tallahassee," said Bond. "All of our hard work will go into our exams next week and our play in the regional in three weeks. I know each of our players is ready for both phases of the season."

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
26th Annual ACC Championship/April 17-19, 20-14/Par 71                                                                                                                                                  
Sedgefield Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                             
1.   Duke             862   7.    Florida State      908                                                                                                                                                
2.   Virginia         889   8.    Wake Forest        919                                                                                                                                                
3.   NC State         890   T9.   Maryland           921                                                                                                                                                
4.   North Carolina   896   T9.   Clemson            921                                                                                                                                                
T5.  Notre Dame       905   11.   Boston College     959                                                                                                                                                
T5.  Miami            905                                                                                                                                                                               
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Matilda Castren              9t    69    74    78    221
Lydia Gumm                  22t    80    75    73    228
Alex Milan                  38     82    73    78    233
Laure Castelain             41t    75    77    83    235
Carlton Kuhlo               45     85    78    74    237

NCAA EAST REGIONAL, 11th place
05/10/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, May 8-10, 2014

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Castren Leads Seminoles At NCAA East Regional.

Seminoles play well in first round of championship in Tallahassee.

May 8, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State Freshman Matilda Castren shot a 3 under par 69 and is in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings while the Seminoles are in a tie for ninth place in the team standings after the first round of the NCAA Division I Women's Golf East Regional at SouthWood Golf Course. Castren carded five birdies en route to her fifth score of 69 or better in her last seven rounds.

With two rounds remaining in the 54-hole tournament, Florida State will look to finish as one of the top eight teams in the final standings in order to advance to the NCAA Championship finals at the University of Tulsa May 20-24. The Seminoles, who entered the event ranked 30th nationally are only one stroke out of eighth place and only three strokes out of seventh place.

12th-ranked Vanderbilt blistered the course with a women's collegiate course record team score of 277. The Commodores' score was seven strokes better than the 284 posted by Oklahoma on February 16, 2013 and by Clemson on February 16, 2014. Vanderbilt has a three stroke lead over Tulane. Tulane was led by Emily Penttila who shot a career-best and a women's course record 65 in the first round. Celine Boutier of Duke is in second place in the individual standings as she shot a 5-under par 67.

"For an opening round I'm actually really happy with the way we finished," said head coach Amy Bond. "We got off to a little bit of a rough start - I think their nerves kind of kicked in. After that rough start the girls really settled in, had a good stretch of holes in the back nine (which was the front side of the course) and I'm really happy with the way we finished. We are looking forward to what the next two days will hold. I think by the end of the day we will be right where we need to be."

The Seminoles were a combined 6 under par on their back nine with All-ACC selections Castren (minus two) and Alex Milan (minus three) leading the way.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) led the Seminoles with her team-leading eighth score of the year in the 60's. She carded 16 holes at par or better with five birdies and was never above par during the round. She was as many as 4 strokes under par after consecutive birdies on her 13th and 14th holes of the day. Castren played in her final 10 holes of the round at 2 under par.

Castren, who is playing in her first career NCAA regional championship, is looking to tie the Seminoles' school record for individual wins in a year with three and looking set the school record for most top 10 individual finishes with nine. She earned her first individual championship at the Florida State Match-Up on this course in February of 2014 and averages 69.50 strokes in four career competitive rounds at SouthWood. Castren is a total of 13 strokes under par in two tournaments played on this course.

"I think we did good," said Castren. "We didn't play our best but we are right where we need to be right now and we are excited for tomorrow. Our coach told us that we really came back in the back nine and it's really important since there are a couple of tricky holes on the back nine.

Milan finished with a 1-under par score of 71 and is in a tie for19th place in the individual standings. Milan totaled a team-high tying five birdies and was three under par on her back nine with four birdies.

Milan is playing in her second career NCAA regional championship tournament and finished the first round with a career NCAA championships best score of 71. She earned a personal best NCAA score by nine strokes and came within three strokes of tying her career best single round score of 68.

Freshman Anna Sophia Böhmer (Cali, Columbia) and Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) carded identical scores of 75 and are both tied for 70th in the individual standings. Böhmer scored 12 holes at par or better with three birdies while Gumm totaled 134 holes at par or better with two birdies.


Seminoles In Ninth Place In NCAA Regional.

Seminoles fighting for top eight seed and a spot in national finals.

May 9, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State freshman Matilda Castren is in a tie for fourth in the individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team is in ninth place in the team standings with one round remaining to be played in the NCAA Division I East Regional Championships at SouthWood Golf Club. The Seminoles are four strokes out of eighth place as they play to finish among the top eight teams at the end of Saturday's third round in order to qualify for the NCAA Championship finals at the Tulsa Country Club May 20-24.

12th-ranked and fourth-seed Vanderbilt kept its stranglehold on first place in the team standings with a six stroke lead over second-place Duke. The Commodores increased their lead from three strokes after the first round to six strokes after the second round. Mariah Stackhouse of Stanford is the individual leader with a two-day total of 139. Stackhouse holds a one stroke lead over Sandy Choi and Celine Boutier of Duke.

The Seminoles were led by freshman Lydia Gumm, who totaled a 3-under par score on the back nine as the Seminoles made a charge up the leaderboard over their final nine holes of the day. Florida State played the back nine at four-over par to put itself back into contention for a top eight finish and a trip to the national finals. Gumm finishes with an even par score of 72.

Gumm and freshman Matilda Castren combined to finish a 3-under par of the final nine holes.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) has put herself in position to advance to the NCAA Championship finals as an individual. She is currently the second highest ranking individual player in the field who is not on one of the top eight teams. She is currently tied for the individual lead with Grace Na of Pepperdine among non-advancing teams.

Castren carded an even par 72 in the second round and has a two-day total of 141. Her 3 under par total for the first 36 holes played has her only two shots behind Stackhouse in the race the individual championship. Castren is bidding to become on the second individual regional champion in school history. Maria Salinas finished in a tie for first place in the 2010 NCAA Central Regional championship.

Castren played her best golf in the middle of the round as she was 3 under par with three birdies and three holes scored at par on hole No. 7 though hole No. 12. She was 1 stroke under par over her final 12 holes of the afternoon and was never above par during the round. She has a team leading eight birdies through the first two rounds of the championship.

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) was on fire after she made her turn to the back nine. She finished with an even par score of 72 (one stroke off of her career best score of 71). She carded four birdies in a span of seven holes (10 through 16) and to from three over par to one under par with two holes reaming in the round.

Gumm has a career-best two-day (36 holes) total of 147 with scores of 75 and 72 in the first two rounds.

Junior Carlton Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla.) played her best round of the event with a two over par score of 74. She, too, played her best golf of the round on the back nine with three birdies and an even par total. She closed the round well with two birdies on her final three holes to finish a 2 over par for the round. She improved her score by five strokes as compared to her first round score of 79.


Castren Leads Seminoles In Final Round Of NCAA's.

Freshman earns 10th stright top-20 individual finish.

May 10, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State Freshman Matilda Castren finished in a tie for 19th place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women's golf team finished in a tie for 11th place in the team standings as the NCAA Division I East Regional women's golf championships at SouthWood Golf Club came to a close on Saturday. Despite finishing with an under par score for the fourth time in seven events this spring, Castren nor the Seminoles advanced to the NCAA Division I Championship finals.

12th-ranked Vanderbilt set a women's collegiate course record with a 24-under par score of 840 to win the team championship and advance to the NCAA Championship Finals at the Tulsa (Okla.,) Country Club May 20-24. The Commodores will be joined by South Carolina, NC State, Duke, Stanford, Virginia, Tulane and Campbell as the eight team representatives in the final round. Vanderbilt shot a tournament low and women's collegiate course record 274 in the final round to pull away from the field. It finished 14 strokes ahead of the second-place Gamecocks after leading by six strokes entering the final round. Jenny Hahn shot 6-under par 66 to lead Vanderbilt take the top three individual spots in the individual standings. Hahn finished first with a 9-under par total of 207, while teammate Kendall Martindale shot a 6-under par 210 to place second. A third Commodore -- Irina Gabasa - finished in a tie for third place with a 5 under par total of 211.

The individuals advancing to the championship finals are Hayley Davis of Baylor and Gabriella Wahl of East Tennessee State. Wahl defeated Grace Na of Pepperdine in a four-hole sudden victory play-off as she eagled her final hole to gain the win. The advancing individuals are the two highest finishing players not on one of the eight advancing teams.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) finished with a 74 in the third round and led the Seminoles with a 1 under par total of 215 for the tournament. It marked the sixth consecutive event and ninth time in 10 events this year that she had finished as the Seminoles' leader.

Castren played solid golf with 13 holes scored a par with three birdies in earning her score of 2 over par 74. She finished in 19th place to mark the 10th time in 10 events that she finished in the top 20 of the individual standings in an event. Castren was even after her first 14 holes of the day but closed the round at 2 over par over her final four holes. She carded as many bogeys in the final round (five) as she did in her first two rounds of the event combined.

Freshman Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) led the Seminoles in the final round with a 1 over par score of 73. She played the best golf of the season in the final two rounds of the regional championship as she finished with scores 72 in the second round and 73 in the third round for a total of 145. Gumm carded 15 holes at par or better with three birdies and was never more than one stroke over par during the round.

Gumm played exceptional golf during her final two rounds of the regional with 29 of 36 holes scored at par or better with seven birdies.

Junior Carlton Kuhlo finished the tournament well with her second consecutive round scored a 74. In the final round she was 1 under par with 11 holes played at par or better through 12 holes but finished the round at 3 over par. Kuhlo totaled eight birdies in the 54 hole event including three each in the second and third rounds.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
2014 NCAA Division I East Regional/May 8-10, 2014/Par 72                                                                                                                                                
SouthWood Golf Club/Tallahassee, Fla./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                                
1.   Vanderbilt              840   13.   Texas State           885                                                                                                                                      
2.   South Carolina          854   14.   East Carolina         886                                                                                                                                      
T3.  NC State                860   15.   Auburn                887                                                                                                                                      
T3.  Duke                    860   16.   Georgia               888                                                                                                                                      
5.   Stanford                866   17.   UCF                   890                                                                                                                                      
6.   Virginia                869   18.   Louisville            896                                                                                                                                      
7.   Tulane                  871   19.   Kentucky              898                                                                                                                                      
8.   Campbell                879   20.   Troy                  907                                                                                                                                      
9.   Pepperdine              880   21.   Seton Hall            912                                                                                                                                      
10.  Baylor                  881   22.   College of Charleston 914                                                                                                                                      
T11. Florida State           882   23.   Murray State          933                                                                                                                                      
T11. East Tennessee State    882   24.   Alabama State         937                                                                                                                                      
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Matilda Castren             18t    69    72    74    215
Lydia Gumm                  36t    75    72    73    220
Alex Milan                  65t    71    77    76    224
Carlton Kuhlo               79t    79    74    74    227
Anna Sophia Bohmer         108t    75    79    79    233