Florida State Women's Golf - 2015 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Golf - 2015 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Amy Bond, Head Coach
Robert Duck, Assistant Coach, Player Development
Jennifer Santiago, Director of Operations
Matt Savage, Assistant Coach

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2014-15 Women's Golf


2015 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Kayla Jones, 5-2, Milton, GA

Kim Metraux, 5-7, Lausanne, Switzerland

Morgane Metraux, 5-8, Lausanne, Switzerland


2015 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   So        Niceville (Niceville)
* Anna Sophia Bohmer    5-5   So   *    Cali, Columbia (Montverde Academy)
  Sherrell Buckley      5-6   So        Weston (Cypress Bay)
  Laure Castelain       5-9   Sr   ***  Bordeaux, France (Sainte Marie Grand Lebrun)
* Matilda Castren       5-7   So   *    Espoo, Finland (Haukilahden Urheilulukio)
  Lexie Flerlage        5-5   Fr        Venice (Venice)
* Lydia Gumm            5-8   So   *    Radcliff, KY (North Hardin)
* Kayla Jones           5-2   Fr        Milton, GA (Milton)
  Carlton Kuhlo         5-7   Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Chiles)
* Kim Metraux           5-7   Fr        Lausanne, Switzerland (Gymnase de Chamblandes)
* Morgane Metraux       5-8   Fr        Lausanne, Switzerland (Gymnase Auguste Piccard)
* Alex Milan            5-8   Sr   ***  Lutz (Steinbrenner)

2015 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
09/10
Ref
N
MO MORIAL INVITATIONAL
September 8-10, 2014, College Station, Tx
2nd Place
09/23
Ref
N
LADY PALADIN INVITATIONAL
September 21-23, 2014, Greenville, SC
4th Place
10/06
Ref
N
SCHOONER CLASSIC
October 4-6, 2014, Norman, Ok
13th Place
10/28
Ref
N
ALAMO INVITATIONAL
October 26-28, 2014, San Antonio, Tx
5th Place
01/26
Ref
N
FLORIDA CHALLENGE
Leanto, Fl
4th Place
02/15
Ref
H
FLORIDA STATE MATCH-UP
February 14-15, 2015
8th Place
03/08
Ref
N
LADY GATOR INVITATIONAL
March 6-8, 2015, Gainesville, Fl
3rd Place
03/31
Ref
N
MARSH LANDING INVITATIONAL
March 30-31, 2015, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl
3rd Place
04/05
Ref
N
BRYAN NATIONAL COLLEGIATE
April 3-5, 2015, Browns Summit, NC
5th Place
04/18
Ref
N
ACC CHMPIONSHIPS
April 17-18, 2015, Greensboro, NC
3rd(t) Place
05/09
Ref
N
NCAA SAN ANTONIO REGIONAL
May 7-9, 2015, NCAA, San Antonio, Tx
10th Place
EOY Stats Ref

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


2015 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  VIRGINIA              837
 2  DUKE                  863
 3t FLORIDA STATE         866
 3t NORTH CAROLINA        866
 3t WAKE FOREST           866
 6  NOTRE DAME            876
 7  LOUISVILLE            884
 8t NORTH CAROLINA STATE  887
 8t CLEMSON               887
10  MIAMI                 893
11  BOSTON COLLEGE        914

2015 EOY Stats

Name Tournaments Rounds Par Low Strokes Wins Top10 Ave ======================================================================== Lydia Gumm 10 29 12 68 2,121 0 3 73.14 Matilda Castren 10 29 11 67 2,123 0 3 73.21 Alex Milan 11 32 13 68 2,361 0 2 73.78 Morgane Metraux 8 23 4 68 1,721 0 1 74.83 Kayla Jones 9 26 4 68 1,950 1 1 75.00 Anna Sophia Bohmer 4 11 1 71 830 0 0 75.45 Kim Metraux 8 23 6 70 1,738 0 0 75.57 Carlton Kuhlo 2 6 1 72 456 0 0 76.00 Laure Castelain 3 8 0 74 618 0 0 77.25

MO MORIAL INVITATIONAL, 2nd place
09/10/2014, September 8-10, 2014, College Station, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Jones Leads Seminoles At Mo Morial Invitational.
September 8, 2014

BRYAN, TX - Florida State freshman Kayla Jones shot a 3 under par 69 and is in first place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team is in third place in the team standings after the first of three rounds of the fall-season opening Mo Morial Invitational at the Traditions Course at Texas A&M University. Jones holds a two stroke lead over a trio of players and the Seminoles are only five strokes behind Auburn with two rounds and 36 holes remaining to be played.

Jones – who is playing in the first round of her collegiate career – birdied seven holes including her first three of the round to quickly take the individual lead in the 65-player field. She takes a two two-stroke lead over Alex Harrell of Auburn, Hayley Mills of Kentucky and Lana Hodge of Louisiana Monroe into the Tuesday’s second round. Mills, who won the individual title in this event in 2013, is looking to become the third player in the 19-year history of the event to win the individual title more than once. Florida State is five strokes behind first-place Auburn and one stroke behind second-place Houston in the team standings.

“Overall, we played good golf today,” said Seminole head coach Amy Bond. “We made some mistakes but that is normal for the first round of the year. We have to do a better job of playing the par 5’s but I am very pleased with how we played as a team today.”

Jones (Milton, Ga.) began her collegiate career about as well as she could have imagined with birdies on her first three holes. She birdied the par 4 first hole, the par 3 second hole and the par 4 third hole to move to 3 under par. She added a birdie on the par five eighth hole and finished the first nine holes of her career at 2 under par. Jones birdied four of her first eight holes and carded scores of par or better on seven of her first nine holes.

She continued to play well on her back nine as she carded three more birdies to finish with her score of 3 under par 69. She closed the round with two birdies on her final four holes to finish as the only golfer in the field to card a score in the 60’s on the first day of the tournament.

“Kayla went out and played her game,” said Bond. “She played within herself and stayed under control. She enjoyed a great day striking the ball and enjoyed a solid day putting the ball.”

Jones carded seven of Florida State’s 17 birdies during the first round and carded more birdies by herself (seven) than tournament-leading Auburn did as a team (six).

Seminole sophomores Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) and Anna Sophia Böhmer (Cali, Colombia) are tied for 15th place in the individual standings with identical scores of 75. Gumm birdied two of her final three holes of the day to finish with her 3 over par score of 75 while Böhmer was 1 under par over her last four holes to close with her score of 75.

“We are all very excited to be playing in our first tournament of the year,” said Bohmer. “We played well as a group but know we can play much better. The next two days are going to decide where we finish and we are excited for the next two rounds.

Florida State is playing its first event of the fall season without All-American Matilda Castren who played in the World Amateur Team Championship in Japan last week. The event concluded on Saturday and she is expected back on campus Monday night.


Jones Continues To Lead Seminoles at Mo Morial.

September 9, 2014

BRYAN, TX – Florida State freshman Kayla Jones shot an even par 72 and is in a tie for first place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team is in a tie for second place in the team standings with one round remaining to be played in the Mo Morial Invitational at the Traditions Course at Texas A&M University. Jones has a 36-hole total of 141 after shooting a 69 in the first round and is tied with Maddie Szeryk of Texas A&M for the individual lead heading into Wednesday’s final round.

Florida State’s Jones, who is playing in her first career collegiate event, is tied with Szeryk for first place in the individual standings. Jones and Szeryk are two strokes ahead of Clara Baena and Alex Harrell of Auburn who are tied for third with identical scores of 143. Szeryk, who is playing on her home course, shot a tournament record 65 (which included a hole in one) in the second round to move from a tie for 26th place after the first round into a tie for the lead after two rounds.

Auburn maintained its team lead and begins play in the third round with a nine stroke lead over Florida State and Texas A&M in the race for the team championship. The Tigers (-1) and Aggies (-4) were the only teams to shoot under par in the second round. Florida State improved its team score by five strokes as compared to the first round and is the only team in the tournament with each of its five golfers in the top 30 of the individual standings.

The story for Florida State continued to be Jones (Milton, Ga.) for the second consecutive day as she remained in first place in the individual standings with her two round total of 141. She shot a 3 under par score of 69 in the first round and totaled an even par 72 in the second round. Jones is one of only three players (also Baena and Harrell of Auburn) who have carded scores of par of better in both of the first two rounds.

Jones led the Seminoles with five birdies in the second round to bring her two day total to 12 in shooting even par. She was as many as two strokes under par with three birdies on her first eight holes and finished her front nine at 1 under par. She then closed the round well as she birdied the final two holes of the round to finish at even par.

“I have really worked hard to believe in myself and in my abilities in my first tournament as a Seminole,” said Jones. “I have hit some bumps in the road but I have been able to stay patient until the birdies came.”

Jones carded 14 of 18 holes at par or better and played only one hole more than one stroke above par.

Sophomore Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) played the best round of the day for the Seminoles as she shot a career best 2-under par score of 70. She has a career-best two round total of 145. She played the best round of her collegiate career with three birdies, 17 of 18 holes at par or better and only one bogey. Gumm was consistent on her front side with nine consecutive holes scored at par. After a bogey on the par 5 hole No. 10, Gumm finished her afternoon with three birdies and five holes scored at par on her final eight holes to finish with her career best score.

“I hit every fairway today, so that allowed me to go for pins and gave me good birdie opportunities,” said Gumm. “I also felt better today with my putting. I am really excited for our team and hope we can all finish strong tomorrow.”

Gumm was never more than 1 stroke above par and was at or below par following 16 of the 18 holes she played during the round. She enters the final round of play in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings and will play for the best and first top 10 finish of her Seminole career. Gumm finished in a career-best tied for 11th place in the Florida Challenge in the spring of 2014.

Senior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) carded an even par score of 72 and moved into a tie for 19th place in the individual standings with a two-day total of 150. She was very consistent throughout the round as she carded 17 of 18 holes at par or better with two birdies. Milan was 2-under par after 15 holes before scoring a bogey on the par three hole No. 16. She gathered herself after the bogey and closed with two straight holes scored at par. She has carded scores of par or better in five of her last 11 rounds dating back to the spring 2014 season.

Sophomore Anna Sophia Bohmer (Cali, Colombia) and senior Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) carded scores of 77 and are in 25th and a tie for 30th place, respectively, in the individual standings.

We played a pretty good round of golf today,” said head coach Amy Bond. “I was proud of the way we battled back especially at the end of the round. We are playing in the final group on the final day and we have given ourselves a shot to win the tournament. That is one of our goals in each tournament we play and that’s all we need – a shot to win.”


Seminoles Finish 2nd At Mo Morial.
September 10, 2014

BRYAN, TX – Florida State freshman Kayla Jones finished in a tie for first place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team finished in second place in the team standings as play in the 19th Annual Mo Morial Invitational at the Traditions Club came to a close on Wednesday. Jones birdied her final two holes of the third round and finished in a first place tie in the individual standings with Clara Baena of Auburn. Jones and Baena finished with identical three round scores of 7-under par 209 to finish four strokes ahead of the field.

Auburn won the team title with a 13-stroke victory over Florida State (860-873). The Tigers took the lead in the first round and led the team standings for most of the three-day tournament in taking the victory. The Seminoles played their best team round of the event in the third round with a 2-over par team score of 286. Texas A&M, the host school, finished in third place with an 881 score.

“What a week; I am super proud of all of our girls,” said head coach Amy Bond. “All of our girls played really good golf all week long. They all played really well and they all played really well in the final group on the final day. That’s what I’m going to take away from this week. This week will benefit us later on in the season as we continue to grow and mature as players and as a team.”

Jones (Milton, Ga.) was nearly flawless throughout the 54-hole tournament as she carded a team-leading 17 birdies including five in the third round. She shot a career-best 4-under par score of 68 in the final round to finish with her total of 209. Jones finished her final 16 holes of the round at 5-under par with five birdies and 11 holes scored at par or better. Jones earned a par on her first hole and bogeyed her second hole before finishing in grand style and earning the first individual championship of her collegiate career in her first career event.

Jones led the tournament with an average score of 2.83 on the par 3 holes and was tied for first among the 65 player field with a 3.87 scoring average on the par 4 holes. She led the field with her total of 17 birdies. The next closest total for birdies by an individual was 11. Jones carded scores of 69 in the first round and 68 in the second round and finished with an even par 72 in the second round.

“I’m so excited,” said a jubilant Jones at the conclusion of the event. “It’s a crazy feeling to start off the season with such a bang. My teammates all played so well; finishing in second place in the team standings in the first event of the year will give us all a great deal of confidence moving forward. We are all looking forward to what is in store for our team this year.”

Senior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) tied her career low with a 4-under par score of 68 in the final round and finished in a tie for fifth place in the individual standings. She carded a team-high six birdies in the third round and was never more than one stroke over par during her final 18 holes. After a bogey on her first hole of the round, she carded three consecutive birdies and finished her front nine at 4-under par. Milan was 5 under par with six birdies and 10 holes scored at par or better over the course of her final 16 holes of the day. She totaled eight birdies during the tournament.

Milan earned her fourth career top-five individual finish and carded her third career score in the 60s as she moved from a tie for 19th in the individual standings after the second round into fifth place in the final standings. Milan has now earned three top-five finishes in her last eight collegiate events.

“I really rolled the ball well on the greens,” said Milan. “Every putt I hit had a chance to go in the hole. Each player on our team fought really hard today and we were able to bring home some hardware. We are all very excited for Kayla and to be coming back to Tallahassee with a couple of trophies.”

Sophomore Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) carded a 2-over par 74 in the final round and finished with a career-best tournament score of 219. Her total was good for a career-best seventh place finish and the first top-10 career placement. Gumm played the third round with one birdie and 15 holes scored at par or [better.

Gumm earned career best statistics for single round score (70 in the second round), 36-hole score (145 in the first two rounds), tournament score (219) and best career finish (seventh) in the tournament.

Sophomore Anna Sophia Bohmer (Cali, Colombia) and Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) finished in a tie for 34th place in the individual standings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
19th Annual Mo Morial Invitational/September 8-10, 2014                                                                                                                                                 
Traditions Course/Bryan, Texas/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                                       
1.  Auburn              860    T7. Texas San Antonio   909                                                                                                                                              
2.  Florida State       873    T7. TCU                 909                                                                                                                                              
3.  Texas A&M           881    9.  Troy                917                                                                                                                                              
4.  Houston             895    10. Stephen F. Austin   934                                                                                                                                              
T5. Tulsa               901    11. Louisiana Monroe    953                                                                                                                                              
T5. Kentucky            901                                                                                                                                                                             
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Kayla Jones                  1t    69    72    68    209
Alex Milan                   5t    78    72    68    218
Lydia Gumm                   7     75    70    74    219
Anna Sophia Bohmer          34t    75    77    78    230
Laure Castelain             34t    77    77    76    230

LADY PALADIN INVITATIONAL, 4th place
09/23/2014, September 21-23, 2014, Greenville, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles In Fourth At Lady Paladin.

September 21, 2014

GREENVILLE, SC – Senior Alex Milan shot a 2-under par 70 and is in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team is in a tie for fourth place in the team standings after the first round of the Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course. Milan shot her second consecutive under par round and is only two strokes out of the individual lead while the Seminoles are only seven strokes behind team lead and host school Furman with two rounds remaining to be played in the 54-hole tournament.

Furman was the only team to shoot under par golf in the first round and has three players in the top 15 of the individual standings. The Lady Paladins are led by Taylor Totland and Valentina Romero who are both in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings. They are both two strokes behind Pornvipa Sakdee of Kansas who holds the individual lead after shooting a 4-under par score of 68. A total of 11 players, including Florida State’s Milan, shot under par in the first round of play.

“We started off great this morning but did not play the middle section of the course very well,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We are, however, in good position and are looking forward to the next two days of golf. Every round is a learning experience for this group and I look for us to move forward with what we learned today and put together a lot of good golf on Monday and Tuesday.”

Milan (Lutz, Fla.) continued to play very consistent golf as she carded five birdies and 16 holes scored at par or better on Sunday to finish with her 2-under par score of 70. She was even on her front nine with two birdies and 2-under par on the back nine with three birdies. Milan’s three birdies came to close the round on holes 16, 17 and 18. She was never more than one stroke over par and was as many as two under par.

“Alex finished her round strong and pulled her round back together,” said Bond. “She did a good job of hanging tough and put a good round together.”

Milan is playing the best golf of her career in the last two rounds – the first round of the Lady Paladin and the third round of the fall-season-opening Mo Morial Invitational. She has carded two consecutive rounds under par – 70 in the first round of the Lady Paladin and a 68 in the third round of the Mo Morial. Milan has a total of 11 birdies over her last 36 holes of golf for the Seminoles.

“As a team, we made an incredible 17 birdies,” said Milan. “For me, making five birdies helped me stay relaxed during today’s round. I knew when I had a tough hole I had the ability to bounce back and continue to score well.

“One of our team goals this season is for us to live in the moment,” continued Milan. “I am working hard to make that my personal mantra and follow that commitment in my game. Staying focused on the shot at hand is allowing me to play free, relaxed and allowing me to take advantage of the opportunities that I give myself on the course.”

Freshman Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) continued to play well and is in a tie for 19th place with a 1 over par score of 73. She began her second career collegiate tournament well with two birdies on her first three holes and 14 holes scored a par or better. Jones was undone by four bogeys during the middle of the course but closed the round at 1-under on her final four holes.

Jones carded three birdies in the round and leads the Seminoles with 20 birdies in the first four rounds of her collegiate career. She earned her first career win at the Mo Morial Invitational and looking to become the first Florida State golfer to win the first two events of her career.

All-American Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) and fellow-sophomore Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) are in a tie for 32nd place with identical scores of 3-over par 75.

Castren carded three birdies in the first round by was three over par on her back nine with only four holes carded at par or better on her back nine. She is making her fall 2014 season debut after playing in the World Amateur Team Championships earlier this month while the Seminoles were playing in the Mo Morial. Castren was an All-ACC and All-American Second team selection as a freshman in 2014 as she established a school record with a 71.83 stroke average during the season. Also making her debut for the Seminoles was Kim Metraux (Lusanne, Switzerland) who is in a tie for 48th place in the individual standings with a 5 over par score of 77. She also played in the WATC for her home country of Switzerland.

Gumm, who is playing in her team-leading 13th consecutive tournament, carded her ninth consecutive score of 75 or better in the first. She has finished with scores of 75 or better in each round since the second round of the 2014 ACC Championship.


Seminoles Remain Tied For Fourth At Lady Paladin.

September 22, 2014

GREENVILLE, SC – Florida State senior Alex Milan is in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team is in a tie for fourth place in the team standings after two rounds of the 44th Annual Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course. Milan has a two day total of 145 and is seven strokes behind the Furman’s Taylor Totland as she plays for the second victory of her career.

Furman, the host school for the event, increased its team lead and enters Tuesday’s third and final round with a nine stroke lead over Texas Tech and Wake Forest. The Seminoles are 13 strokes behind the Lady Paladins and are in a tie for fourth place with Kansas. After a second place finish at the fall season opening Mo Morial Invitational, the Seminoles are in line for the second top five team finish of the season. Totland leads the individual standings by one stroke over Jennifer Peng of Yale and Sierra Sims of Wake Forest who are both tied for second with identical two-round scores of 139.

Florida State is the second ranked of the three ACC schools in the event. Wake Forest is four strokes ahead of the Seminoles in second place and North Carolina is six strokes behind the Seminoles in ninth place.

“We played good in spots through the middle today,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We gained some momentum but weren’t able to follow through for the remainder of the round. I think we can have a big day tomorrow because the more we play this course, the better we are going to get. We are making a lot of birdies and need to complement those birdies with more pars.”

Milan (Lutz, Fla.) is in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings with a 36-hole total of 145 after shooting a 3-over par 75 in the second round. She shot a 2-under par 70 in the first round and is in a four-way tie for ninth place. Milan carded one eagle, one birdie and 10 holes scored at par during the second round. The eagle on the par 5 hole No. 6 was the second of her Florida State career. Her best stretch of golf in the second round came on a series of 10 holes that bridged her front and back nines when she was one under par with her eagle and eight holes scored at par.

Milan begins play in the final round looking to earn her second consecutive and fifth career top-10 individual finish. She finished in a tie for fifth place in the individual standings at the Mo Morial and has three top 10-finishes since earning medalist honors at the Florida Challenge to open the spring 2014 season.

The Seminoles were led during the second round by All-American Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) who carded an even par 72. She is in a tie for 14th place with a two-day total of 147. Castren led the Seminoles with five birdies and 13 holes scored at par or better during the round. Castren was never more than one stroke over par and spent much of the round at or below par. She was even par on both the front and back of the course and closed her best round of the fall season with a birdie to finish at even par.

Castren was one of 14 players in the 96-player field who carded a score of par or better in the second round.

Castren is looking to earn her 11th consecutive top-20 individual finish and her ninth top-10 finish in her last 11 events. She finished in the top 10 of all but two events during her dynamic freshman year in 2013-14. She won two events and finished no lower than 18th in any of the 10 events she played in as a freshman.

"I played some good golf today but unfortunately I wasn’t as confident as I need to be with my driver,” said Castren. “We are all really close to shooting low scores and we are all confident of that, so, we are looking forward to tomorrow. We need to be more patient off the tee and with our putts.”

Freshman Kalya Jones (Milton, Ga.) continued her stellar play as she carded a 1-over par 73 and in 13th place in the individual standings. She played 16 of the 18 holes during the round at par or better with two birdies. Jones finished the front nine at even par as she carded a par on each of the first nine holes. She totaled two birdies and finished at 1-over par on her back nine.

Jones has carded at least two birdies on each of her first five collegiate rounds and leads the Seminoles with 22 birdies this season.

Sophomore Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) is in a tie for 33rd place after shooting a 3-over par 75 in the second round while freshman Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) is in a tie for 42nd place after shooting a 2-over par 74.


Seminoles Finish Fourth At Lady Paladin.

September 23, 2014

GREENVILLE, S.C. (seminoles.com) – Florida State senior Alex Milan finished in a tie for 13th 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 44th Annual Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course came to a close Tuesday. Milan earned her second consecutive top-15 individual finish and the Seminoles earned their second consecutive top four team finish as Florida State reached the halfway point of its four-match fall season.

Furman, the host school for the event, claimed the team and individual championships. The Lady Paladins won the team championship with a 23 stroke victory over second placed Texas Tech. Sophomore Taylor Totland, the 2014 Southern Conference Player of the Year, won her first career individual championship with a 7-under par total of 209. She was the only golfer who finished under par in each of the three rounds of the tournament.

Florida State, which entered the event ranked 31st nationally by GolfWeek, finished three spots ahead of No. 25 ranked North Carolina and two spots behind No. 29 ranked Wake Forest.

“The conditions were the toughest we have faced in a while,” said head coach Amy Bond. “The wind blew pretty hard and the temperature was in the low 60’s for most of the round. We have to do a better job of handing the conditions. I am happy with a second top-four finish and we learned a lot as a group. We did things well and will be able to work on what we did not do well to get ready for the Schooner Classic next week. We are only in September and this fall will be very valuable to us in preparing for the spring season.”

Milan (Lutz, Fla.) earned her ninth career top 20 finish as she carded a 76 in the final round and a 220 total for the three round event. It marked the sixth time in the last nine events that she had finished within the top-20 and fifth time since the start of the spring 2014 season that she finished in the top-15 of a collegiate tournament. Milan carded two birdies and 10 more holes at par during the third round. She finished the event with eight birdies.

Milan finished as Florida State’s leader for the third time in her career. She also led the Seminoles at the fall 2012 Landfall Tradition and at the spring 2014 Florida Challenge.

Sophomore Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) led Florida State in the third round with an even par score of 72. She finished in a tie for 17th place in the individual standings with a 222 total for the 54 holes played in the tournament. Gumm has now finished with her three best collegiate tournament scores in her last three events: 219 at the fall 2014 Mo Morial Invitational, 220 at the spring 2014 NCAA East Regional Championships and 222 in this event. She is a cumulative total of 13 strokes over par in her last three events.

Gumm was very consistent in Tuesday’s third round. She carded 16 of 18 holes at par or better with two birdies. She was 1-stroke over par on her front nine with eight holes scored at par and 1-stroke under par on her back nine with two birdies. Gumm birdied her final hole of the tournament to finish the round at even par – her second par or better round of the fall season.

“I was proud of myself today for staying in the moment and not getting ahead of myself,” said Gumm. It’s a good golf course; you can score well but it can also bet you up. I am excited for our team and looking forward to seeing how we can continue to improve as we move towards our next event.”

Freshman Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) earned her second consecutive top-25 individual finish as she completed play in the event with a 7-over par score of 223. In just her second career event as a Seminole, Jones was 1-under par on her back nine with three birdies scored on her final six holes. She finished the round with a 1-over par total on her final 14 holes after starting the day four strokes over par on her first four holes.

Jones is averaging an even par score of 72.00 strokes during the first six rounds and two events of her Florida State career. She leads the team with two rounds scored under par and is tied for the team lead with three rounds scored at par or better.

Sophomore All-American Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) finished in a tie for 22nd place with a three-round total of 224. She carded her best score in the second round as she finished with an even par score of 72. Freshman Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for 50th place in her first career collegiate event.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
44TH Annual Lady Paladin Invitational/Par 72/September 21-23, 2014                                                                                                                                      
Furman University Golf Course/Greenville, S.C./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                       
 1 Furman            860    10 East Carolina         910                                                                                                                                                
 2 Wake Forest       882    11 East Tennessee State  913                                                                                                                                                
 3 Texas Tech        883    12 Samford               914                                                                                                                                                
 4 Florida State     889    13 Tulsa                 915                                                                                                                                                
T5 Yale              892    14 Georgia State         920                                                                                                                                                
T5 Kansas            892    15 Western Carolina      921                                                                                                                                                
T7 North Carolina    893    16 Southern Miss         941                                                                                                                                                
T7 Kennesaw State    893    17 UNC Greensboro        953                                                                                                                                                
 9 Coastal Carolina  901    18 Wofford               954                                                                                                                                                
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Alex Milan                  13t    70    75    76    221
Lydia Gumm                  17t    75    75    72    222
Kayla Jones                 21     73    73    77    223
Matilda Castren             22t    75    72    77    224
Kim Metraux                 50t    77    74    79    230

SCHOONER CLASSIC, 13th place
10/06/2014, October 4-6, 2014, Norman, Ok

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Milan Leads Seminoles At Schooner Fall Classic.

October 4, 2014

NORMAN, OK – Senior Alex Milan is in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team is in a tie for 10th place in the team standings after the first of three rounds at the 2nd Annual Schooner Fall Classic at Belmar Golf Club. Milan was one of 21 players in the 96-player field to card a score of par or better and is only five strokes out of the individual lead with 36 holes to play.

No. 14 ranked Mississippi State holds the team lead and has three players in the top 11 of the individual standings. The Lady Bulldogs are led by Ally McDonald and Jessica Peng who shot identical scores of 67 and are the co-leaders heading into the second round. The Lady Bulldog pair each hold a one stroke lead over Madelene Sagstrom of LSU and Katie Page of SMU. Sagstrom is the defending individual champion in the event as she won the title in the inaugural Schooner Fall Classic in 2013.

Milan (Lutz, Fla.) continued to play as the Seminoles’ most consistent golfer as she carded her even par score of 70. She was even on both sides of the course with one birdie and one bogey each on the front nine and the back nine. Milan was as many as 1-stroke under par and was never more than 1-stroke over par. She was over par for a total of one hole during the entire round.

“I felt that that I did a great job of staying patient in the wind and accepting tough shots when they came today, “ said Milan. “I made some important up and downs to keep my momentum going as well.”

Milan, who has earned two top-15 individual finishes in the first two events of the fall season, carded a score of par or better for the second time in the last four rounds. She also carded a score of 70 in the first round of the Lady Paladin Invitational on Sept. 21. Milan is a total of seven strokes over par in the first seven rounds of the fall season.

Sophomore Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) continued to play well and is in a tie for 28th place in the individual standings. She carded a score of 72 – the fourth time in seven rounds this fall that she has finished with a score of 74 or better. Gumm has not carded a score above 75 in any of the seven rounds she has played this season and is averaging a career-low 73.57 strokes per round.

Freshman Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland), who is playing in her first tournament as a Seminole, carded a 2-over par score of 72. She is in a tie for 28th place in the individual standings and is competing as an individual participant in the event, thus, she is not eligible to be counted in the team score.

Florida State is playing for its first win and third top four team finish of the season. The Seminoles finished in second place at the season opening Mo Morial Invitational at Texas A&M University and in a tie for fourth place at the Lady Paladin Invitational last week.

“We started off pretty well today but the wind began to blow and we didn’t handle’s that very well,” said head coach Amy Bond. “The best thin g about today was that we learned something new about ourselves – something that we can work on and become better at. We made hard shots look easy and we made easy shots look hard today so we have to reverse that trend in the remaining two rounds. We also need to do a better job of staying patient and making shots when we need to. Tomorrow is a whole new day and we will look to put things together and move up the scoreboard.”

The Seminoles are the second highest placing ACC team playing in this event after 18 holes. Notre Dame is in a tie for seventh place (290) and Clemson is in a tie for 13th place (295). The Seminoles are only three strokes behind the Fighting Irish.


Gumm Leads Seminoles At Schooner Fall Classic.

October 5, 2014

NORMAN, OK - Sophomore Lydia Gumm tied her career best with an even par score of 70 and is in a tie for 22nd place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team is in 12th place in the team standings with one round remaining in the 2nd Annual Schooner Fall Classic at Belmar Golf Club. Gumm tied her career low for a single round score and is in contention to earn her third consecutive top 20 finish.

Mississippi State maintained its first place standing on the team leaderboard as the Lady Bulldogs finished with the second best team total of the second round. The Lady Bulldogs increased their lead from five strokes over SMU after the first round of play to 11 strokes over Kent State after the second round. Ally McDonald of Mississippi State holds the individual lead with a 36-hole total of 134. She holds a one-stroke lead over teammate Jessica Peng and Hayley Davis of Baylor.

Florida State begins play in Monday’s third and final round of the event looking to move into the top-10 in the team standings. The Seminoles are six strokes behind Baylor as the Lady Bears currently sit in 10th place.

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) continued her stellar play during the fall season as she tied her career best with her even par score of 70. It marked the second time in her last seven rounds and second time this fall that she had carded a 70. She also carded a 70 in the second round of the season-opening Mo Morial Invitational. Gumm is averaging a career-low 73.29 strokes in eight rounds during three tournaments this fall.

Gumm was very consistent in Sunday’s second round with two birdies and 16 holes played at par or better. Starting her day on hole No. 10, she played her best golf on her final 12 holes of the round as she was two-under par with two birdies. Gumm was never more than two strokes over par during the round and played half of the round at even par.

Sophomore All-American Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) played her best round of the season as she carded a 2-under par score of 68. She improved her single round score from the first round by nine strokes and looks to be rounding into the form that made her one of the nation’s top collegiate golfers during her freshman season as a Seminole.

Castren led the Seminoles with four birdies as she earned her first under par round of the fall season. She entered the day averaging more than 75 strokes per round in her first five rounds of the fall and cut more than seven strokes from her average score. Castren was never above par and was as many as three strokes under par during the round. She has seven birdies in the first two rounds of the tournament to lead Florida State.

Freshman Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) carded the best score of her Seminole career as she finished with a 1-over par score of 71. Playing as an individual, she has a total of 143 and is in a tie for 29th place in the individual standings. She carded a 72 in the first round and is the second ranked Seminole in her first event for Florida State.

Senior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) and Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) carded identical scores of 74 and are tied for 36th and tied for 65th, respectively, with 36-hole totals of 144 and 148. Milan will look to improve her standing in the third round in order to earn her third consecutive top-25 individual finish.


Gumm Earns Top 25 Finish At Schooner Fall Classic.

October 6, 2014

NORMAN, OK – Florida State sophomore Lydia Gumm carded her second consecutive even par score of 70 and finished in a tie for 24th place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in 13th place in the team standings as play in the 2nd Annual Schooner Fall Classic came to a close on Monday. Gumm finished as the Seminoles’ individual leader in an event for the first time in her 14-match collegiate career.

Mississippi State won its first event of the year with an 18 stroke victory over second placed Arkansas. The Lady Bulldogs led the event virtually wire-to-wire as they moved into first place during the first round and did not relinquish their spot at the top of the leaderboard during the remainder of the tournament. The Lady Razorbacks entered the event as the No. 2 ranked team in the nation by GolfWeek. Ally McDonald of Mississippi State won her third career individual championship with a four stroke victory over Hayley Davis of Baylor. McDonald shot a 7-under par 63 in the final round.

“We got better during each day of this event,” said head coach Amy Bond. “The good thing is that our players don’t think they have played well yet this fall. Every time we go out we continue to learn and I am happy about that. We are going to continue to work on fixing our weaknesses and fine-tuning our games – and that’s coming. I am very encouraged with where we are in October with one match left this fall.”

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) played the best tournament of her collegiate career as she carded scores of 72-70-70 for a three-round total of 212. She tied her career low for a single round score (70) in the second and third rounds, set a personal record for a 36-hole score (142) and set a personal-best three-round tournament score (212) in earning her third consecutive top-25 individual finish. Gumm has now earned five career top-25 individual finishes including four in her last five matches.

“I feel like I did a good job of keeping the ball in play this week,”’ said Gumm. “I really felt comfortable around the greens. The Schooner Fall Classic is an awesome tournament and I really like this golf course.”

During Gumm’s personal record-tying round on Monday, she carded a team-high tying four birdies and finished with eight birdies during the tournament. She birdied her second hole of the day and was under par for the better part of the remainder of the round. During a stretch of eight holes from the back nine to the front nine (she began the round on hole No. 10) she was two under par with two birdies and six holes scored at par. Gumm scored a birdie on her final hole of the tournament to finish at even par for the second consecutive round.

Senior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) finished in a tie for 48th place in the individual standings with a three-round total of 217. She carded scores of 70-74-73 and finished a total of seven strokes over par on the difficult course where the wind blew harder than normal during each of the three rounds.

Three Seminoles – including Gumm – carded even par scores of 70 as Florida State finished with its best team score of the three-day event in the final round (283). Gumm was joined by freshmen Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) and Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) as the three players who counted scores of 70.

For Jones it was a return to the low 70’s as she began her collegiate career with five of her first seven rounds scored at 73 or better. She has now carded four of her first nine career scores at par or below including a career-best 68 in the third round of the season-opening Mo Morial Invitational. Jones averages less than 73 strokes per round (72.78) in the first three events of her Florida State career.

For Metraux, her score of 70 was hopefully a sign of things to come as she carded scores of 74-74-70 for a three-round total of 218. She cut 12 strokes from her 230 score in last week’s Lady Paladin Invitational – the first event of her Florida State career.

Sophomore All-American Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) finished with a 219 total as she carded a 74 in the final round. She led the Seminoles with nine birdies in the event including a team-high tying four in the final round. Castren came within two strokes of tying her career low as she carded a 68 in the second round of the event.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
2nd Annual Schooner Fall Classic/Par 70/Oct, 4-6, 2014                                                                                                                                                  
Belmar Golf Course/Norman, Okla./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                                     
1-Mississippi State  818   10-Texas             855                                                                                                                                                     
2-Arkansas           836   11-LSU               856                                                                                                                                                     
3-Texas A&M          838   12-Texas Tech        859                                                                                                                                                     
4-Kent State         842   13-Florida State     862                                                                                                                                                     
5-UCF                843   14-TCU               865                                                                                                                                                     
6-Cal                844   15-Oklahoma          867                                                                                                                                                     
7-SMU                845   T16-Texas State      875                                                                                                                                                     
T8-Baylor            846   T16-Clemson          875                                                                                                                                                     
T8-Notre Dame        846                                                                                                                                                                                
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Lydia Gumm                  24t    72    70    70    212
Morgane Metraux           * 36t    72    71    71    214
Alex Milan                  48t    70    74    73    217
Kim Metraux                 58t    74    74    70    218
Matilda Castren             61t    77    68    74    219
Kayla Jones                 74     78    75    70    223

ALAMO INVITATIONAL, 5th place
10/28/2014, October 26-28, 2014, San Antonio, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles In Fifth At Alamo Invitational.

October 26, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Florida State University sophomore Lydia Gumm shot a career-best 68 and is in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team is in fifth place in the team standings after the first round of the 6th Annual Alamo Invitational at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club. Gumm carded a team-leading five birdies and is only three stokes out of the lead as she plays for the first individual championship of her Florida State career.

No. 7 ranked Arkansas and No. 19 ranked Auburn, the two highest ranked teams in the field of 15, are tied for the team lead with scores of 275. The Lady Razorbacks and the Lady Tigers are four strokes ahead of third place LSU and nine strokes ahead of fifth place Florida State. Sophia Schubert of Auburn shot a 7-under par score of 65 and is the individual leader after 18 holes. She came within one stroke of tying the tournament record for the lowest single round score.

Florida State had two players – Gumm (68) and freshman Kim Metraux (71) – finish with under par scores in the first round and was one of five teams in the field who shot an under par team round. The Seminoles’ tied their season-best score with a 2-under par 286.

“Any time you can finish with a round under par, it’s a great day,” said Seminole head coach Amy Bond. “We put together a good first round and will look to build on that over the next two days. We have 36 holes to gather some momentum and see if we can catch the leaders.”

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) carded 17 of 18 holes at par or better on her way to her career-best score of 68. She had four birdies on her front nine and was 4-under par when she made her turn to the back nine. She was even par with one birdie, one bogey and seven holes played at par on her back nine to complete her masterpiece. Gumm was never over par during the round and was as many as four strokes under par for 14 of the 18 holes she played during the day.

"I really had a lot of fun today,” said Gumm. “I felt really good putting and with my short game. I’m really proud of our team and am looking forward to seeing all of my teammates play well for the next two days.

Gumm bettered her career low score of 70 in Sunday’s first round – a score that she carded in the first round of the fall 2014 Mo Morial Invitational and in the third round of the fall 2014 Schooner Fall Invitational.

"Lydia played a great round of golf today,” said Bond.

Freshman Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) continued to play strong golf in her first season as a Seminole as she carded a 1-under par score of 71. She came within one stoke of tying her career best score of 70 which she carded in the third round of the Schooner Fall Classic in early October. Metraux shook off an early bogey and rattled off four consecutive birdies on her way to her score of 71 which has her in a tie for 16th place in the individual standings.

After a bogey on her first hole, Metraux was 4-strokes under par on her next 15 holes to move to 2-under par. She closed with a 71 – her second consecutive score of 71 or better.

“Kim also played really good golf,” said Bond. “I was really impressed with how she quickly got back on track after beginning the round with a tough bogey.”

Senior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) also continued to play the best golf of her career as she carded a 1-over par score of 73. She carded the third eagle of her career – and her second eagle in two career appearances at the Alamo Invitational. In Sunday’s round she eagled the par 5 hole No. 13 to pull even with five holes remaining to be played. Milan carded her first career eagle in the first round of the 2013 Alamo Invitational. Milan’s first career eagle came on the par 5 hole No. 11 on this same Briggs Ranch Golf Club course.

Milan has now scored eight of her 10 rounds at 75 or better this fall with four consecutive rounds coming at 74 or better. She is averaging 72.50 strokes in her last four rounds.


Seminoles, Gumm In Top Five At Alamo Invitational.

October 27, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, TX - Seminole sophomore Lydia Gumm is in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team is in fourth place in the team standings with one round remaining to be played in the Alamo Invitational at Briggs Ranch Golf Club. Gumm, who established her career-best for a single round with a 68 in the first round, carded an even par 72 and is only four strokes behind the individual leader with 18 holes left to play.

No. 23 LSU played the best team round of the second round and moved into first place in the team standings. The Tigers are four strokes ahead of No. 7 Arkansas and seven strokes ahead of No. 19 Auburn. Florida State, which entered the event ranked No. 40 by GolfWeek, is currently ahead of three teams ranked ahead of it in the national rankings including No. 24 Texas A&M. Caroline Nistrup of LSU holds the individual lead with a two-day total of 136. She is three strokes ahead of Sophia Schubert of Auburn and Gabby Lopez of Arkansas. Florida State’s Gumm is included in a group of three players who are all tied for fourth and four strokes out of the individual lead.

"Today was a better round as far as the conditions on the course,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We put together a really good round of golf especially because of the difficult hole locations the course conditions. It was much windier today than it was yesterday. I am very proud of the way the girls have played; we have put ourselves in a position to make a run at the leaders.”

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) continued to play outstanding golf as she carded four birdies and 14 holes at par or better in Monday’s second round to card an even par score of 72. She was especially effective on her back nine as she carded her four birdies and played her final nine holes at 2-under par. Coupled with her score of 68 in the first round, Gumm has totaled a career-best 36-hole total of 140.

“I felt like it was a solid day for me today,” said Gumm. “The conditions were harder today with the wind and the pin placements. I am very excited for tomorrow. I hope it’s going to be a great day for our team – a day that will allow us to climb up the leaderboard.”

Gumm has now carded nine birdies on her first 36 holes of the tournament with birdies coming on eight different holes. She has birdied the par 5 hole No. 13 during both of her first two rounds of the event. Gumm enters her final round of the tournament on Tuesday playing for her first career individual collegiate victory, her first career top-five finish and her second career top-10 finish. Gumm finished in a career best tied for seventh in the individual standings at the fall 2014 season opening Mo Morial Invitational.

Sophomore Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) carded the best score of the day for the Seminoles as she returned to her All-American form with a 1-under par score of 71. She has a two-round total of 146 and is in a tie for 24th place in the individual standings. Castren carded a team high five birdies and was never more than two strokes over par during the round. She closed the event extremely well with three birdies on her final six holes to move from 2-over par after 12 holes to 1-under par at the end of the round.

“I played some good golf today and, overall, my game is getting better,” said Castren. “I’m finally getting more comfortable on the greens. We are in a good position for tomorrow and the final round and I know every member of our team is eager to finish this season well.”

Castren was an All-American Second Team selection as a freshman by the Women’s Golf Coaches’ Association and GolfWeek.

Senior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) carded an even par 72 and is in a tie for 17th place in the individual standings heading into the final round. She was 1-under par over her final five holes with two birdies including a birdie on her final hole of the day to finish at even par.

Milan enters Tuesday’s final round looking to earn her third top-20 finish of the fall season. She finished in a tie for fifth place at the season-opening Mo Morial Invitational and in a tie for 13th place at the Lady Paladin Invitational. She has earned nine career top-20 team finishes. Milan has a chance to finish in the top-20 of the individual standings after placing 74th in this same event in 2014.

Freshman Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) carded a 74 with two birdies and is also in a tie for 17th place (with Milan and six other golfers) in the individual standings. She has a career-best 36-hole total of 143 after carding a 1-under par score of 71 in the first round. Sophomore Anna Sophia Bohmer is in a tie for 44th place in in the individual standings with a two-round total of 149.


Milan Leads Seminoles To Fifth Place Finish at Alamo Invitational.

October 28, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Senior Alex Milan finished in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in fifth place in the team standings as play in the Sixth Annual Alamo Invitational at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club came to a close on Tuesday. The fifth place finish marked the Seminoles’ third top-five team finish in their four-match fall season which came to a close with the conclusion of this event.

No. 23 ranked LSU won the team championship with a seven stroke victory over No. 7 Arkansas. The Tigers took the lead in the second round and finished with three players in the top five of the individual standings to take the championship. It marked the first time in the six-year history of the event that LSU had won the team championship. Sophia Schubert of Auburn, who carded scores of 65 in both the first and third rounds, claimed the individual championship with a one stroke victory over Caroline Nistrup of LSU. Schubert’s total of 204 set a tournament record for lowest three-round score.

"Any time you finish under par it’s a good tournament,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We finished two of our three rounds under par and we will take that and run in any tournament. We made quite a few birdies and we finished well today. Finishing well is an improvement from our first three tournaments where we started well and didn’t finish like we would have liked to. Hopefully, this finish will leave all of our girls with a hunger to work really hard in the off-season. We have some things to work on but we are certainly moving in the right direction.”

Milan (Lutz, Fla.) played her best round of golf in the tournament in the third round as she carded a 3-under par score of 69 and finished with an under par total of 214 for the tournament. She improved continuously throughout the event as she carded a 73 in round one, a 72 in round two and a 69 in round three. Milan’s score of 69 was within one stroke of matching her career low score of 68. In finishing in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings, Milan earned her seventh career top-15 finish.

“This was a great way for me to end the season,” said Milan. “The beginning of my round was pretty bumpy and I was really struggling with my full swing. But I was able to stay confident and all of the practice I have put in this fall came through and I was able to great string of birdies together.

Milan carded five birdies in the final found – the third time this fall she had carded at least five birdies in a single round. She carded four consecutive birdies on holes No. 14, 15, 16 and 17 and her way to her third career score in the 60’s. Milan carded two of her three career rounds in the 60’s this fall – in the third round of the season opening Mo Morial Invitational and in the third round of the Alamo Invitational. Milan was as many as three strokes under par during Tuesday’s round.

“Our entire team played really well today,” said Milan. “Finishing the day at five-under par as a team is a great way to finish the fall season. With more hard work, we are confident that good things are going to come our way in the spring.”

Sophomore Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) finished in a tie for 21st place with an even par tournament score of 216. She carded her career low score for a single round of 68 in the first round and set a personal best for 36 holes (140) in the first two rounds of the tournament. In finishing in a tie for 21st place in the individual standings, Gumm earned her fourth consecutive top-25 individual finish. She finished in seventh place at the season-opening Mo Morial Invitational, in a tie for 17th at the Lady Paladin Invitational, in a tie for 24th at the Schooner Fall Classic and in a tie for 21st at the Alamo Invitational.

Sophomore All-American Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) and freshman Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for 24th place in the individual standings with identical 1-over par scores of 217. Castren carded scores of 1-under par 71 in the final two rounds of the event with Metraux carded a 71 in the first round.

Sophomore Anna Sophia Bohmer (Cali, Colombia) also finished well with a 1-under par score of 71 in the final round. Her score of 71 was her best in six rounds during the fall season and came within two of tying her career low score of 69 which came in the first round of the Web.com/Marsh Landing Invitational during the spring of 2014.

Florida State was one of six teams in the 15 team field that finished under par for the tournament. The Seminoles were the only team in the event that had at least four individual finishes in the top 25 of the individual standings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
6th Annual Alamo Invitational/Par 72/Oct, 26-28, 2014                                                                                                                                                   
Briggs Ranch Golf Club/San Antonio, Texas/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                            
1-LSU                841   T9-Okalhoma          877                                                                                                                                                     
2-Arkansas           848   T9-Houston           877                                                                                                                                                     
3-Auburn             850   T11-TCU              882                                                                                                                                                     
4-Texas A&M          852   T11-Texas            882                                                                                                                                                     
5-Florida State      858   T11-Texas Tech       882                                                                                                                                                     
6-Baylor             860   14-Texas State       885                                                                                                                                                     
7-Tulane             872   15-Texas San Antonio 894                                                                                                                                                     
8-SMU                873                                                                                                                                                                                
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Alex Milan                  15t    73    72    69    214
Lydia Gumm                  21t    68    72    76    216
Matilda Castren             24t    75    71    71    217
Kim Metraux                 24t    71    74    72    217
Anna Sophia Bohmer          32t    74    75    71    220

FLORIDA CHALLENGE, 4th place
01/26/2015, Leanto, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Finish Fourth At Florida Challenge.

LECANTO, FL – Florida State sophomore All-American Matilda Castren finished in a tie for fifth place in the individual standings and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in fourth place in the team standings in the spring 2015 season opening tournament on the Quarry Course at the Black Diamond Ranch. Castren carded a 2-under par score of 70 in the second of two rounds in the day to earn the fourth top five finish of her Florida State career. Seminole sophomore Lydia Gumm (12th) and junior Anna Sophia Bohmer (tied for 13th) finished in the top 15 of the individual standings for the Seminoles.

Miami won the team championship as it was victorious in a one-hole playoff against South Florida. The Hurricanes and the Bulls finished play tied with identical scores of 593. Florida finished in third place, Florida State in fourth and Florida International in fifth. Ashley Burke of USF won the individual championship with a one stroke edge over teammate Maria Rodriguez. Burke carded an even par total of 144 to claim medalist honors.

“We didn’t have our best day today and we have many things we are going to work to improve upon in the coming weeks,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We are going to improve and get better; this event gives us a number of goals to strive for and achieve and the spring season gets going into February, March and beyond.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland) finished with scores of 78-70 to finish with a 36-hole total of 148. She carded a 2-under par score of 70 in the second round – a scored that was tied for the best of the day among the 37 competitors who all braved very windy conditions throughout the two rounds of play.

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) finished in 12th place in the individual standings with a two round total of 150. She was in a tie for third place in the individual standings with her first round score of even par 72 but fell to 12th with her second round score of 78. The finish for Gumm was her fifth consecutive top-25 placing in the first five events of her sophomore season.

Bohmer (Cali, Colombia) also played her best golf in the first round as she carded a 2-over par 74 before closing with a 77 and a 151 total for the two round event. The 13th place finish was Bohmer’s third top-15 finish of her 13 match Seminole career. Freshman Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for 21st place in the individual standings with a two-round total of 155 to earn the best finish of her Florida State career.

Two Seminoles – freshman Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) and senior Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) – who played as individuals in the event finished in 11th and tied for 16th respectively.

 3rd Annual Florida Challenge/Par 72/Jan. 26, 2015 Quarry Course/Black Diamond Ranch/Lecanto, Fla./Final Team Results 1-Miami, 593 2-South Florida, 593 3-Florida, 600 4-Florida  
State, 603 5-Florida International, 618 
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  =====
Matilda Castren              5t    78    70    148
Kim Metraux               * 11     72    77    149
Lydia Gumm                  12     72    78    150
Anna Sophia Bohmer          13t    74    77    151
Laure Castelain           * 16t    74    79    153
Morgane Metraux             21t    76    79    155
Alex Milan                * 26t    81    77    158
Kayla Jones                 30t    77    86    163

FLORIDA STATE MATCH-UP, 8th place
02/15/2015, TALLAHASSEE, FL, February 14-15, 2015

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Castren Leads Seminoles Through First Round Of FSU Match-Up.

February 13, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Sophomore All-American Matilda Castren shot a 1-over par 73 and is in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team is in a tie for fifth place in the team standings after the first round of the Florida State Match-Up at Southwood Golf Club. Castren is only four strokes behind Bianca Fabrizio of Texas A&M who shot a 3-under par score of 69 and who holds the first round individual lead. The Seminoles are only seven strokes behind South Carolina in the race for the team championship with two rounds remaining to be played.

In the special match-up portion of the tournament, Florida State (tied for fifth) and Texas A&M (tied for fifth place) are in first place in the match-up standings with a one stroke lead over the team of Mississippi State (second) and Missouri (tied for seventh).

“We battled on the back nine really well and kept ourselves in contention,” said Seminole head coach Amy Bond. “Early on we were tentative bur we settled in really well. A good round tomorrow puts us right where we want to be.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland) led the Seminoles through the first round with her 1-over par score of 73. She is tied with 12 other players at tied for sixth as each of the remaining 65 golfers in the field chases Fabrizio of Texas A&M for the individual lead. Castren carded two birdies and 12 holes at par or better. Castren began her day on hole 10 and carded seven straight holes at par before making the turn at 2-over. She quickly brought her score under par with two birdies on her first five holes on her second set of nine holes and finished her day at 73.

“I hit the ball really well today but wasn’t able to make my birdie putts,” said Castren. “I hope to keep up the good ball striking tomorrow and make a few more putts in order to post a good score. Overall as a team we are in a good spot for tomorrow.”

Castren is the defending individual champion in the event as she won the championship in 2014. In four career rounds in this event she is a total of nine strokes under par with three of four rounds score below par.

Sophomore Anna Sophia Bohmer (Cali, Colombia) is in a tie for 18th place in in the individual standings with a 2-over par score of 74. She carded 15 holes at par or better with one birdie as she carded a 74 for the second time in three rounds this spring. Bohmer has carded six of nine rounds of 75 or better in four events during her sophomore year.

Freshman Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) and senior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) are tied for 24th in the individual standings with identical scores of 76. Metraux played her best golf of the first round on her back nine as she played even par golf over her final nine holes. She carded two birdies and five holes scored at par to finish at even par on her final nine holes of the day. Milan also played her best golf of the day on her back nine with a 2-under par score to finish with her score of 76. Milan was two under par on her second set of nine holes after finishing her first set of nine holes as six over par.

Tallahassee native Carlton Kuhlo (Chiles High School) is in a tie for 24th place in the individual standings with a 4-over par score of 76. Kuhlo led the Seminoles with three birdies and nine more holes scored a par or better during the round.


Milan Leads Seminoles Through Second Round Of Match-Up Tournament.

February 14, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida State senior Alex Milan shot a career-low tying 68 and moved into third place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team moved into a tie for second place in the team standings with one round remaining to be played in the Third Annual Florida State Match-Up Tournament at Southwood Golf Course. Milan begins play in Sunday’s final round on three strokes behind Bianca Fabrizio of Texas A&M in the race for the individual championship. The Seminoles begin play in the final round only three strokes behind South Carolina in the race for the team championship.

The Match-Up pair of Florida State (tied for second) and Texas A&M (fifth) solidified their lead in the special match-up race and extended their lead to nine strokes over the team of Mississippi State and Missouri.

Milan (Lutz, Fla.) carded a career-high seven birdies on her way to tying her career low score of 68. She has a two day total of 144 as she bettered her first round score by eight strokes. Milan carded 14 holes at par or better with her seven birdies to lead the Seminoles in the second round.

“The girls put together a very good round today,” said head coach Amy Bond. “I am extremely proud of the way they handled themselves when the wins picked up. Their good play has afforded us the opportunity to play in the final group on Sunday. This is exactly where we wanted to be in the final round. Tomorrow will be fun and I am excited to watch some great golf.”

Milan birdied each of her first five holes of the day and was at 5–under par before the sun warmed the Southwood course. She birdied her eighth hole and made the turn at five under par. Milan played her final seven holes at even par with one more birdie and six additional holes played at par to complete her round at 68. It marked the third time in her career and second time during her senior season that she had carded a 68. She also carded a 68 in the third round of the fall 2014 Mo Morial Invitational and in the third round of thspring 2014 Marsh Landing Invitational.

“I felt like I was able to take advantage of the course before the wind kicked up,” said Milan. I had so much fun of setting a new personal record of five birdies in a row. I was able to give myself some of my favorite putts to the pin placements.”

Sophomore Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) carded a 1-over par score of 73 and moved into a tie for 19th place with a two round total of 150. She is tied with teammate Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) who carded a 73 in the first round and who also has a two-day total of 150.

Tallahassee native Carlton Kuhlo (Chiles High School), who is playing as an individual, carded an even par 72 and moved into a tie for 14th place in the individual standings with a two-day total of 148. She carded two birdies and 16 holes at par or better in finishing at even par. Kuhlo begins play in Sunday’s final round playing for her second career top 15 finish. Her best career finish if tied for 13th came at the spring 2013 Lady Gator Invitational.

The Seminoles improved their team score by four strokes as they moved from a tied for fifth in the team standings after the first day in a tie for second with one round left to play. Florida State finished in a tie for second place at the fall 2014 Mo Morial Invitational at Texas A&M University and has earned four top five team finishes in their first five events of the 2014 fall and 2015 spring seasons.


Milan Leads Seminoles At Florida State Match-Up.

February 15, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida State senior Alex Milan carded a 2-over par 74 in the final round and finished in a tie for ninth in the individual standings, and the Seminoles women’s golf team finished in eighth place in the team standings as play in the Third Annual Florida State Match-Up came to a close at Southwood Golf Club. Milan’s finish was the fifth top 10 individual career finish and second of her senior season. Milan’s most recent top 10 finish came at the Mo Morial Invitational at Texas A&M during the fall of 2014.

Furman carded a single round tournament record 281 in the final round to earn the team championship. The Lady Paladins surged from ninth after the first round and fourth after the second round win the championship. It marked the third different team champion in the event; Georgia won the inaugural team championship in 2013 and South Carolina won the title in 2014. Bianca Fabrizio of Texas A&M defeated Taylor Totland in a two hole playoff to claim the individual championship. Fabrizio and Totland finished tied in the individual standings with identical 2-under par totals of 214.

Florida State and Texas A&M won the special match-Up portion of the event with a two stroke victory over the team of Furman and Coastal Carolina. It marked the first time the Seminoles and the Aggies had won the match-up championship in their third year of competing together.

“We didn’t have our best day today but we are going to learn a lot from this tournament,” said head coach Amy Bond. “This was the first big tournament of the spring season and we are going to continue to work on improving every day.”

Milan (Lutz, Fla.) carded a 2-over par score of 74 in the final round and finished with a three-day total of 218. It marked the fifth time during her career that she has finished as Florida State’s leader in an event.

Milan played a very steady round with 15 holes at par or better with one birdie. She was never more than two strokes over par and played both sides of the course at 1 over. She began the round with eight straight holes scored at par and finished the tournament with a team high 10 birdies.

“Today did not end up the way the team wanted it to,” said Milan. I know that we are all going to take our experiences from this event and learn from them. I gave myself some good looks at birdies but unfortunately the putts didn’t fall today. I think that there will be plenty of positives to take to the Gator in two weeks.”

Sophomores Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) and Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) finished in a tie for 23rd place with identical scores of 225. Both players carded scores of 75 in the final round.

Freshman Morgane Metraux (Lusanne, Switzerland) carded the best round of the day for Florida State. She carded a 1-over par score of 73 and finished with a three-day total of 226.

Senior Carlton Kuhlo (Tallahassee, Fla./Chiles) finished in a tie for 20th place in the individual standings with a three day total of 223. She carded a 75 in the final round. The tied for 20th place finish marked her sixth career top 20 finish and first since finishing in a tie for 13th place at the Lady Gator Invitational in the spring of 2014.

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Alex Milan                   9t    76    68    74    218
Carlton Kuhlo             * 20t    76    72    75    223
Lydia Gumm                  23t    77    73    75    225
Matilda Castren             23t    73    77    75    225
Morgane Metraux             28t    76    77    73    226
Kim Metraux               * 28t    77    74    75    226
Kayla Jones               * 28t    77    73    76    226
Anna Sophia Bohmer          40t    74    80    75    229
Laure Castelain           * 54t    76    79    80    235

LADY GATOR INVITATIONAL, 3rd place
03/08/2015, March 6-8, 2015, Gainesville, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles In Fourth At Gator Women's Invitational.

March 6, 2015

GAINESVILLE, FL -- Florida State senior Alex Milan and sophomore Lydia Gumm are both tied for ninth in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team is in fourth place after the first round of the SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. Milan and Gumm are only five strokes out of the individual lead while the Seminoles begin play only nine strokes behind No. 11 Arizona in the race for the team championship.

Arizona has three players in the top 10 of the individual standings and leads Florida by two strokes in the team standings after 18 of 54 holes have been played. The Seminoles, with two players in the top 10 and three in the top 20 are currently behind Arizona (by nine strokes), Florida (by seven strokes) and Georgia Regents University Augusta (by four strokes). Eunice Yi of GRU Augusta carded a 1 under par 69 and is the only golfer under par after the first round.

The 15-team field features three of Golfweek’s top-25 teams. The Seminoles are the highest placing ACC team and are ahead of both NC State (tied for eighth) and Clemson (11th) in the team standings.

“The conditions (cold and windy) and the course (very hard greens) were difficult but now that we have 18 holes under our belt we are in a good position going into tomorrow,” said head coach Amy Bond. “As a group we need to be mentally tougher making our way around the course. We also need to focus more on each hole and on each putt. We are in a good place; we need to focus on the positives and put ourselves in a good position tomorrow and continue to compete amongst the leaders throughout the weekend.”

Milan (Lutz, Fla.) continued her strong senior season as she carded a 4-over par score of 74. Her score included 14 holes scored at par and a string of 10 consecutive holes scored at par. Milan was over par on only four of her holes on the day as she carded her third consecutive round at 74 or better. With a career-low tying 68 in the second round of February’s Florida State Match-Up, Milan is currently averaging a career-low 73.33 strokes in 18 rounds during her senior season.

“The conditions were very challenging today,” said Milan. “I was able to stay mentally tough during the round and continue to get up and down. We are looking forward to continuing to battle and playing better golf tomorrow.”

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) also played very consistently with 12 of her rounds scored at par or better with one birdie. She began the round with five consecutive holes scored at par and was 2-over par as she turned to the back nine. She finished her round well with one birdie and three consecutive holes scored at par to finish at 74 for the round.

The golf course really played tough today,” said Gumm. “The greens were extremely tough and it was a grind out there. We all have to continue to play well and be mentally tough during the next two rounds.”

Sophomore All-American Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) is in a tie for 17th place in the individual standings with her first round score of 75. Castren was also a model of consistency with five holes scored at par to begin the round and six holes scored at par to conclude the round. She has now carded four of six rounds this spring at 75 or better and is averaging 73.87 strokes in 15 rounds as a sophomore.


Gumm Continues To Lead Seminoles At Gator Invitational.

March 7, 2015

GAINESVILLE, FL -- Florida State sophomore Lydia Gumm is in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team is in sixth place in the team standings with one round remaining to be played at the SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. Gumm has a two-round total of 149 and begins play in Sunday’s final round of six strokes out of the individual lead.

No. 11 Arizona continued to hold the lead in the team standings and increased its lead to 11 strokes over second-place Florida. The Wildcats shot the best team round of the second day and have four players in the top 10 of the individual standings. Krystal Quihuis is the individual leader with a two-day total of 142. She has carded scores of 73 and 70 and was the only golfer in the field of 84 to card a score of even par in the second round.

Florida State continues to hold the flag for the Atlantic Coast Conference as they are ahead of both NC State (11th in the team standings) and Clemson (15th). The Seminoles are ahead of No. 23 ranked NC State and No. 28 Kent State as the tournament stretches into the final round.

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) paced the Seminoles with a score of 75 in the second round. She continued to play consistent golf as she carded 13 holes at par to finish the second round at 5-over par on the par 70 course. Gumm closed the round with a three consecutive pars on holes 16, 17 and 18.

Gumm begins play in the final round looking for the second career top 10 finish. She earned her career best finish of seventh in the fall 2014 Mo Morial Invitational at Texas A&M University.

Tallahassee native Carlton Kuhlo, who is playing in the event as an individual, also carded a 75 in the second round and is in a tie for 46th place in the individual standings. Kuhlo carded two birdies and 13 holes at par or better on Saturday and has a two day total of 157.


Seminoles Finish In Third At Gator Invitational.

March 8, 2015

GAINESVILLE, FL – Florida State sophomore Lydia Gumm finished in fourth place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in third place in the team standings as play in the 43rd Annual Gator Women’s Invitational at the Mark Bostick Golf Course came to a close. Gumm was one of only two players in the field who carded a below par score in the third round while Florida State turned in the best score of the 15 teams in the event in the final round to move from sixth place after two rounds into third in the final standings.

The Seminoles’ third place finish is their second best of the year following a second place finish at the fall 2014 season opening Mo Morial Invitational at Texas A&M University. The Seminoles finished with two players in the top 20 and three players in the top 30 of the individual standings.

No. 11 Arizona claimed the team championship with a 10 stroke edge on Florida and a 21 stroke advantage over the third-placed Seminoles. In winning the team championship, the Wildcats had the individual champion and three golfers in the top 10 of the individual standings. Manon Gadali of Arizona claimed the individual championship with an even par 70 in the final round and a 215 total for the 54-hole tournament.

“They brought it today,” said head coach Amy Bond. “They finished with the low round of day and tied for the low round of the tournament. To win the day and shoot the low round is great for the confidence of this team. They all did a good job of battling and staying in the moment and we will certainly build on this finish.”

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) carded a final round 69 and finished with a 218 total for the event. Her score of 69 was one stroke from tying her career low for a single round (68 in the first round of the fall 2014 Alamo Invitational) while her 218 tournament score was only six strokes off of her career low score of 212 (at the fall 2014 Schooner Fall Classic).

Gumm played an outstanding round as she carded 17 of 18 holes at par or better with three birdies. She was three strokes under par over her final 13 holes with birdies on three of her final 10 holes and scores of par on her last six holes of the event.

“I’m really excited about my finish but I’m even more excited for our team,” said Gumm. “It was a matter of fighting and we did a good job of that today. I think this finish and our play in the event will be a huge confidence boost for our entire team.”

Gumm was one of only two players in the field who carded a below par score in the third round of the tournament.

Sophomore All-American Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) carded a 1-over par score of 71 in the final round and finished in a tied for 18th place in the individual standings. She played one of the best rounds of her sophomore season with two birdies and 15 holes played at par or better. Castren was never more than one stroke over par and was even for 14 of the 18 holes she played on the day. She carded 11 consecutive holes at par during the round.

Senior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) played her best round of the tournament as she carded a 73 in the final round. She carded three birdies in the final round and finished in a tie for 30th in the individual standings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
43rd Annual Gator Women’s Invitational/Par 70/March 6-8, 2015                                                                                                                                           
Mark Bostick Golf Course/Gainesville, Fla./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                           
 1 Arizona          879   T8 Georgia Regents Augusta   916                                                                                                                                              
 2 Florida          889   10 NC State                  920                                                                                                                                              
 3 Florida State    902   11 Florida International     921                                                                                                                                              
 4 Denver           907   12 Texas San Antonio         941                                                                                                                                              
 5 UCF              908  T13 Penn State                944                                                                                                                                              
 6 Ohio State       912  T13 Missouri                  944                                                                                                                                              
 7 Tulane           915   15 Clemson                   954                                                                                                                                              
T8 Kent State       916                                                                                                                                                                                 
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Lydia Gumm                   4     74    75    69    218
Matilda Castren             18t    75    79    71    225
Alex Milan                  30t    74    82    73    229
Carlton Kuhlo             * 41t    82    75    76    233
Morgane Metraux             51t    82    77    77    236
Kim Metraux                 53t    81    77    79    237

MARSH LANDING INVITATIONAL, 3rd place
03/31/2015, March 30-31, 2015, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles In 2nd At Web.com Intercollegiate.

March 30, 2015

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – Seminole All-American Matilda Castren fired a 5-under par 67 in the second round and is in second place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team is in second place in the team standings after the first two rounds of the Third Annual Web.com/Marsh Landing Invitational at the Marsh Landing Country Club. Castren is only one shot out of the individual lead and the Seminoles are only eight strokes out of the team lead with one round remaining to be played in the event. Both Castren, as an individual, and Florida State, as a team, are looking to repeat as champions in the event for the second consecutive year.

Miami holds the team lead with two strong rounds of 281 and 282 for a 36-hole total of 563. The Hurricanes lead Florida State by eight strokes and are nine strokes ahead of third-placed Ohio State. Delfina Acosta of Miami is the individual leader heading into the third round with a two-round total of 135. She carded scores of 67 and 68 in the two rounds played on Monday.

"We really had things rolling in the second round ,” said head coach Amy Bond. “The biggest positive that I am the most happy about is that each of our players either tied their first round score or scored better in the second round. We have put ourselves in a really good position going into tomorrow. It’s up to us to put together a good score and see where it takes us.”

The Seminoles counted four scores at par or better in the second round and earned a second round team score of 292 – the best single round team score of the day among the 17 teams in the event.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) carded scores of 69 and 67 and has a two round total of 136. At eight under par she was one of only eight golfers who finished under par for the first two rounds and was one of only four golfers who carded sub-par scores in both of the first two rounds.

“It’s nice to finally see some results from all of my hard work,” said Castren. “I am happy with my results today. I gave myself a lot of opportunities and made a lot of putts. I know that I can do better which makes tomorrow very exciting. We are very excited as a team to go out tomorrow and play well in order to defend our title. I have a lot of confidence in all of my teammates.”

Castren was very consistent throughout both rounds as she played her best golf of the year on Monday. She carded 34 of 36 holes at or below par while totaling 10 birdies. She was never above par and was as many as seven strokes under par during the first round. She scored three birdies in a row twice during the first round as she came within two strokes of tying her career low of 66. Castren’s two round total of 136 was just one stroke off tying her career-best score of 135 which she carded in the first and second rounds in winning the 2014 individual title in this tournament.

“Matilda hit the ball really well today,” said Bond. She hit shots really close to the hole and gave herself opportunities to make birdies,. She was really fun to watch today.”

Senior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) played well and is in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings with a two-day total of 145. She carded scores of 72 and 73 and is only one stroke out of the topo 10 and four strokes out of the top five of the individual standings.

Milan is looking to earn her second top 15 individual finish of the spring season after placing tied for ninth in the Florida State Match-Up at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee in February.

Sophomore Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) tied her career low score for a single round as she carded a 4-under par 68 in the second round. She is in a tie for 27th place in the individual standings as she looks to earn her eighth consecutive top-30 finish. She has not finished outside of the top 30 in any of her first seven starts of her sophomore season.

Gumm’s score of 68 tied her single round mark, which also came during the first round of the fall 2014 Alamo Invitational. She carded 17 holes at par or better with five birdies and was as many as five strokes under par during the second round. Gumm improved her score by 10 strokes in the second rounds after completing the first round with an uncharacteristic 78.

Freshman Morgan Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) is in a tie for 32nd place in the individual standings with a two round total of 147. She carded an even par score of 72 in Monday’s second round. Her older sister, Kim, who is playing for the Seminoles as an individual, also carded an even par score of 72 in the second round. She is in a tie for 40th in the individual standings and is ranked fourth among the 11 individuals playing the 96-payer field.


Castren Leads Seminoles To Third Place Finish At Web.com.

March 31, 2015

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – Sophomore All-American Matilda Castren finished in second place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team finished in third place in the team standings as play in the Third Annual Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate at the Marsh Landing Country Club came to a close on Tuesday. Castren finished with a 6-under par total of 210 for the three round tournament as she earned her 10th career top-10 individual finish.

Miami, which led the team standings in each of the three rounds, won its second team championship of the season with a five-stroke victory over Texas Tech. The Seminoles finished in third place in the team standings to earn their sixth top-five finish of the year. Delfina Acosta of Miami earned the individual championship with a 10-under par total of 206. She was the only golfer in the field who shot three consecutive rounds of under par golf.

“Every time we put ourselves in a position to win on the third day of a tournament we are reaching one of our goals,” said head coach Amy Bond. As a team we are really getting close to putting a complete tournament together – we are almost there. The great thing about putting ourselves in position is that we are learning how to win and I like that for our team heading in to April and May. We battled well today as one of the top three teams in the event and I was very proud of how hard they worked and how hard they battled.”

“Castren (Espoo, Finland) earned the best finish of her sophomore season as she carded a 74 in the final round to finish with a 6-under par total of 210. She carded scores of 69 and 67 in the first two rounds and to finish with her first under par tournament score since the NCAA East Regional Championship in the spring of 2014. Castren has finished four of her 17 career tournaments under par.

“I didn’t have a great day today but I am happy with finishing in second place,” said Castren. “As a team we were hoping to finish better than third, and while we are not happy with not winning the tournament, there are many positives we can take from this event as we move forward. We are looking forward to competing and battling even harder this weekend at the Bryan (National Collegiate).”

Castren carded 14 holes at par or better with one birdie to finish with her score of 74. She finished well with seven consecutive holes scored at par to close the event. Castren totaled a team-leading 11 birdies and was over par on just five holes during the 54-hole event.

Senior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) carded an even par score of 72 in the final round and finished in a tie for 13th place in the individual standings. Milan totaled three birdies, including two on her back nine to earn the 11th top-20 finish of her career. She has finished in the top-20 of five of her eight starts during her senior season. Milan was tied for the team lead with three birdies in the third round.

Freshman Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) tied her career low for a single round score as she led the Seminoles in the third round with a 1-under par score of 71. She earned the best finish of her career as she completed the tournament in a tie for 16th in the individual standings with a near-career low 218 total. Her score of 71 tied her career low (she also carded a 71 in the second and third rounds of the fall 2014 Schooner Classic) and she came within four strokes of tying her career low score for a three round tournament. Metraux finished with a 214 total at the School Classic – the first event of her collegiate career.

In finishing in a tie for 16th place, Metraux earned the best finish of her career.

Freshman Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) carded a 73 in the final round and finished in a tie for 35th place in the individual standings. Freshman Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) also carded a 72 in the final round, finished with a 221 total score and in a tie for 29th in the individual standings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Third Annual Web.com/Marsh Landing Invitational/Par 70/March 30-31, 2015                                                                                                                                
Marsh Landing Golf Club/Ponte Vera Beach, Fla./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                       
 1-Miami                  851   10-North Florida        895                                                                                                                                             
 2-Texas Tech             856  T11-Minnesota            898                                                                                                                                             
 3-Florida State          861  T11-Texas State          898                                                                                                                                             
 4-Ohio State             864   13-Jacksonville         900                                                                                                                                             
 5-Illinois               877   14-Toledo               903                                                                                                                                             
 6-Coastal Carolina       887   15-James Madison        922                                                                                                                                             
T7-Kennesaw State         890   16-Charleston Southern  923                                                                                                                                             
T7-Daytona State College  890   17-Cincinnati           928                                                                                                                                             
 9-South Florida          894                                                                                                                                                                           
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Matilda Castren              2     69    67    74    210
Alex Milan                  13t    73    72    72    217
Morgane Metraux             16t    75    72    71    218
Kim Metraux               * 29t    77    72    72    221
Lydia Gumm                  35t    78    68    77    223
Kayla Jones                 35t    75    75    73    223

BRYAN NATIONAL COLLEGIATE, 5th place
04/05/2015, April 3-5, 2015, Browns Summit, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Castren And Jones Lead Seminoles At Bryan National Collegiate.

April 3, 2015

BROWNS SUMMIT, NC – Sophomore All-American Matilda Castren and freshman Kayla Jones shot 2-over par scores of 74 and are tied for 10th in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team is in 10th 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. Castren and Jones are only five strokes out of the individual lead and Florida State is just nine strokes out of the team lead with two rounds and 36 holes remaining to be played in the final regular season match of the season for the Seminoles.

Virginia, with two players in the top 10 of the individual standings, holds the team lead after 18 holes. The Cavaliers lead Wake Forest by one stroke heading into the second round. Allison Emrey of Wake Forest, who carded five birdies and who played her final 16 holes at five under par, is the individual leader with a 3-under par score of 69. She was one of only three golfers in the 96-player field who carded a below par score in the first round.

Florida State is the fourth ranked team from the ACC in the field. The Seminoles are ahead of both Notre Dame (11th place), NC State (12th place) and North Carolina (15th place) and are working to finish above Virginia (1st place), Wake Forest (2nd place) and Louisville (tied for 7th place). Seven of the 11 schools that sponsor women’s golf in the ACC are playing in this event.

“I saw a lot of good things from each of our golfers so I’m not disappointed,” said head coach Amy Bond. “When the conditions are as tough as they were today, you have to be committed to doing all of the little things on the course and if we do that in the next two rounds I think we can finish well. We all have to play with the confidence to make good swings throughout the next two rounds. Pars are going to be tough to make and if we can make them consistently, we can make a move up the leader board.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland,) played a strong round with a team-high three birdies and 13 of 18 holes played at par or better. She was never more than two strokes over par and played even-par golf for most of her back nine. After finishing in second place in in last week’s Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate, Castren has now carded five consecutive rounds with scores at 74 or better and is averaging 71.00 strokes per round since the third round of the Gator Women’s Invitational on March 8.

“I played pretty well today but I felt like I left a couple of shots in the course,” said Castren. “We all feel that same way – that we all should have played better today. Because of that we are all excited to get back on the course tomorrow and are all ready to make so birdies.”

Castren is looking to earn her second consecutive top-10 finish after her second place finish last week at the Web.com. She has earned 10 top-10 individual finishes in the first 17 events of her career and has finished out of the top-25 only once in two years as a Seminole.

Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) carded a 2-over par score of 74 and is in a pack of 12 golfers (along with Castren) who are all tied for 10th place. She was at her best on her first set of nine holes (all of the Seminoles began play on hole No. 10) as she carded two birdies on her first six holes and was 2 under par heading to hole No. 16. She closed the round with scores of par on eight of her final 12 holes including even par scores on each of her final six holes of the afternoon.

“I felt that I adjusted well to the wind and hit the ball on a straight line,” said Jones. “I hit the ball well off of the team and that was the strongest aspect of my game today. I also made a couple of putts early that help me stay in the moment and play a good round today.”

Jones has carded scores of 75 or better in five of her last six rounds and is averaging 74.50 strokes since carding a spring season-best 73 in the second of the Florida State Match-Up on February 14. She is playing for the second top 10 individual finish of her career. Jones finished in a tie for first place in the first event of her collegiate career – the fall 2014 Mo Morial Invitational at Texas A&M University.

“Matilda and Kayla put together two really good rounds of golf today and I am very excited about the way they both played in the very windy conditions,” said Bond.


Seminoles In 5th After Two Rounds At Bryan National.

April 4, 2015

BROWN’S SUMMIT, NC – Sophomore Matilda Castren is in a tie for fifth place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team is in a tie for fifth place in the team standings with one round remaining to be played in the Bryan National Collegiate on the Champions Course at the Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center. Castren begins play in the final round on Sunday only four strokes out of the individual lead as she plays for the third individual title of her Seminole career. The Seminoles are only eight strokes out of the team lead as they shoot for their first team victory of the season.

Wake Forest and Virginia are in a tie for first in the team standings heading into the final set of 18 holes. The Demon Deacons and the Cavaliers hold a five stroke lead over third-place Auburn. Briana Mao of Virginia shot a 2-over par 74 in the second round and moved into the individual lead with a one stroke advantage over Jenny Hahn of Vanderbilt.

The Seminoles, who began play in the second round in 10th place in the team standings, moved up five positions in the team standings as they carded the second best score of the second round. The Seminoles’ improvement of five positions in the standings was the best of any team in the field and put them in position to earn their seventh top- five team finish in nine events this year.

“We played really well today and did a good job of battling throughout the entire round,” said head coach Amy Bond. “The conditions were tough again but I am really proud with our poise and competitive spirit. We played the toughest stretch of holes around the lake at 1-under par and that gave the entire team a lot of confidence. The weather tomorrow for the final round is supposed to be the best of the weekend; we are going to continue to battle and take what the golf course gives us.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland) carded her second consecutive score of 74 and has a two round total of 148. She carded two birdies on the day with one on both sides of the course. Castren carded 14 of 18 holes at par or better and had five birdies in the first two rounds of the tournament.

Castren is looking to earn her second consecutive top individual finish after finishing in second place in the individual standings at the Web.com Intercollegiate last week. A top five finish for Castren would mark the second time in her career and first time since the spring of 2014 that she would earn consecutive top-five individual finishes. She finished in a tie for second at the Florida Challenge and won the Florida State Match-Up to begin the spring season of her freshman year. Should Castren earn the individual championship it would mark her third career victory and her first since the web.com Intercollegiate in 2014.

Senior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) played the best round of the day for Florida State as she carded a 2-under par score of 70. She has a two-day total of 151 and is in a tie for 17th in the individual standings. Milan improved her score by 11 strokes and her individual placing by 56 positions after her performance in the first round. Milan was one of only three players in the field who carded a sub-par score in the second round. Her score was the second lowest of the day behind only 3-under par score of 69 by Vanderbilt’s Hahn.

“My ball striking was excellent today and I was able to sink some putts,” said Milan. “My putting allowed me to take advantage of my ball striking throughout the round. We are confident as a team that we can continue to play well and continue to move forward tomorrow."

Florida State has played itself into the top five in the team standings and is currently placed in front of three teams ranked ahead of it in the GolfStat national rankings. The Seminoles lead No. 9 ranked Northwestern (ninth place), No. 19 Florida (10th place) and No. 30 Notre Dame (eighth place). The Seminoles are also the third ranked team of the seven ACC teams in the event ahead of Notre Dame (eighth), Louisville (tie for 11th), NC State (tie for 11th) and North Carolina (13th) and just behind Wake Forest and Virginia who are tied for the lead in the team standings.


Seminoles Finish In 5th At Bryan National.

April 5, 2015

BROWN’S SUMMIT, NC – Seminole sophomore Matilda Castren finished in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team finished in fifth place in the team standings as play in the 18th Annual Bryan National Collegiate on the Champions Course at the Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center came to a close.

The Seminoles, who entered the event ranked 35th nationally, finished ahead of four teams ranked in the top 40 including No. 9 Northwestern, No. 30 Notre Dame and No. 34 Auburn.

Virginia won the team championship as it defeated Wake Forest in a two-hole playoff. The two teams finished in a tie for first place in the team standings with identical three-round scores of 900. Briana Mao of Virginia won the individual title with a one stroke victory over Kelli Murphy of Auburn and Sierra Sims of Wake Forest.

“I’m really proud of the way we played this week,” said head coach Amy Bond. “This was a regional-type of field and they proved to themselves that they can be one of the best teams in the country. We are really, really close to putting it together at the right time of the year.”

Florida State played its best golf over the final two days of the event as they held steady in fifth place in the team standings. The Seminoles were in a tie for 10th place in the team standings after the first round, steadily moved up in the second round and held their own in the final round of the event with 11 of the participating teams included in the top 50 of the national rankings. Florida State finished ahead of six nationally ranked teams and place behind four teams ranked in the nation’s top 20.

The Seminoles also fared well as one of the seven ACC teams who participated in the event as they finished third among the conference teams on the course. The Seminoles finished in front of Louisville, Notre Dame, NC State and North Carolina and challenged both 12th ranked Virginia and 13th ranked Wake Forest in the final round. Florida State finished only five strokes behind the Cavaliers and the Demon Deacons who finished in a tie for first in the team standings.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) carded a 75 on the final day and finished with a three-day total of 223. She carded 14 of 18 holes at par or better with one birdie as she earned her 11th career top-10 finish. Castren finished only seven strokes out of the lead and she finished in the top 10 for the second consecutive tournament.

Castren played even par golf over the 15 holes of the third round with only one hole carded above par during her closing stretch of holes.

Senior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) continued to play well in her final semester as a Seminole golfer as she carded a 74 in the third round and finished with a three-round total of 225. Milan led the team with three birdies in the third round and was the team leader for the tournament with seven birdies. She was as many as 2 strokes under par during the round and she earned her second consecutive top 15 of the season and the 11th top-15 finish of her career.

“I was really proud of my mental toughness this week,” said Milan. “We all had to battle the elements and a very challenging set-up. It’s always great to see your teammates battle and find success.”

Freshman Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) played her best round of the weekend as she carded a 2-over par score of 74. She has now carded four of her last six rounds with scores of 74 or better.

“This team is confident heading into the ACC Championships,” said Milan. “We are all realizing results from the hard work we have been putting in and this is the best time of the year for us to play well as a team. We are excited to come back up here in two weeks and compete for a championship.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
18TH Annual Bryan National Collegiate/Par 72/April 3-5, 2015                                                                                                                                            
Champions Course/Bryan Park Golf/Enrichment Ctr./Brown’s Summit, N.C./Final Team Results                                                                                                                
T1-Wake Forest    900  10-Michigan State           912                                                                                                                                                  
T1-Virginia       900  11-Northwestern             917                                                                                                                                                  
 3-Vanderbilt     902  12-NC State                 920                                                                                                                                                  
 4-Florida        904  13-College of Charleston    923                                                                                                                                                  
 5-Florida State  905  14-North Carolina           934                                                                                                                                                  
 6-Kentucky       906  15-Georgia Regents-Augusta  935                                                                                                                                                  
T7-Louisville     909  16-Penn State               940                                                                                                                                                  
T7-Notre Dame     909  17-UNC Wilmington           970                                                                                                                                                  
 9-Auburn         911  18-UNC Greensboro           988                                                                                                                                                  
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Matilda Castren              8t    74    74    75    223
Alex Milan                  14t    81    70    74    225
Kayla Jones                 31t    74    80    76    230
Morgane Metraux             57t    79    83    74    236
Kim Metraux                 71t    79    76    85    240

ACC CHMPIONSHIPS, 3rd(t) place
04/18/2015, April 17-18, 2015, Greensboro, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Tied For 4th At ACC Women's Golf Championships.

April 17, 2015

GREENSBORO, NC – Senior Alex Milan and sophomore All-American Matilda Castren are in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team is in a tie for fourth place in the team standings at the half-way point in the 27th Annual ACC Women’s Golf Championships at the Sedgefield Golf and Country Club. Milan and Castren are only five strokes out of the individual lead while the Seminoles are only two strokes out of second place and only nine strokes out of the team lead with 27 holes remaining to be played.

The 11 competing teams played 27 holes during the first day of the event and are scheduled to conclude the event with 27 more holes on Saturday. The format of the tournament was altered because of impending weather in the forecast for Sunday.

Virginia holds the team lead at the mid-point of the tournament with a nine under par total of 419. The Cavaliers have two players in the top three, three players in the top six and four players in the top 10 of the individual standings. The Cavaliers lead second placed Wake Forest by seven strokes and three-time defending champions Duke by eight strokes. The Seminoles are tied for fourth with North Carolina – both teams are nine strokes behind the Cavaliers in the race for the team championship. Leona McGuire of Duke is the individual leader with a 6-under par total of 101.

“We put together 18 really good holes of golf – really 27 good holes of golf,” said head coach Amy Bond. “It was fun watching the girls play today. We played good golf against strong competition and have put ourselves in position to win ourselves an ACC championship tomorrow. We really need to focus on our games and what we can control and that’s all we have to do.”

Florida State has itself in contention for its first ever ACC Championship as it carded the second best score of the first round and was only one stroke behind Virginia after 18 holes. The Seminoles were led in the first round by Milan and Castren who both carded 3-under par scores of 69. Florida State counted three scores under par in the first round (Milan, 69; Castren, 69 and sophomore Lydia Gumm, 70), two scores in the 60’s (Milan and Castren) and dropped its lowest score of 75 in its best team round of the season. The Seminoles totaled 19 birdies in the first round.

Milan (Lutz, Fla.) carded her score of 69 and was tied for fifth in the individual standings after the first round. Her score of 69 included 16 holes scored at par or better with five birdies. It marked the fifth time this season she had carded five or more birdies in a single round. Milan began the round with four straight holes scored at par and was never above par during the round. She was as many as three strokes under par and was two strokes under par over the course of her final seven holes of the round.

“I was able to take advantage of my length off of the tee and was able to score well on the par five’s,” said Milan. “I was disappointed with my last nine holes (of the day) but when I looked up at the scoreboard, I was ecstatic with my overall score. Our team came to play; we are in this event together and looking very much forward to Saturday.”

Milan’s score of 69 in the first round was her best career ACC Championships score. In nine previous rounds in three career ACC appearances, her best single round score was a 71. Her score was only one stroke off of her career low for a single round and was her fourth career score in the 60’s.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) also carded a 69 in the first round and is tied with Milan in a group of seven golfers who are all tied for 10th place in in the individual standings. She carded a team-high six birdies en route to her eighth career score in the 60’s. If not for a double bogey on the par three hole No. 7, Castren would be closer to the top of the leader board.

“I felt I played well the first round and recovered well from my double bogey,” said Castren. “It was disappointing to finish the beginning of the second round at two over but there are plenty of holes to play tomorrow. We are playing well as a team so tomorrow is going to be a great day to make some school history.”

After finishing in a tie for ninth in the 2014 ACC Championship, Castren is looking to earn her second career top-10 conference championships finish. Castren and Milan begin play on Saturday morning looking to claim the first individual ACC title in school history.

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) is in a tie for 16th place in the individual standings after carding a 2-under par score of 70 in the first round. She then shook off two bogeys to start the second round and rattled off seven consecutive scores of par golf to close out her day. Gumm played her best golf of the first round on her back nine as she carded five birdies on her nine holes including one on her final hole of the round to bring her score to 70.

“We are all excited about tomorrow,” said Gumm. “Our coaches have told us during the season that it is just a matter of time before we break through and play really well as a team. We are very confident as a group heading into tomorrow’s final 27 holes.”

Freshman Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga,) played one of her best rounds of the season and is in a tie for 27th placed in the individual standings with a 27-hole total of 110. She carded a 1-over par score of 73 in the first round – her third round of 73 or better this spring. Her score of 73 included three birdies and 11 more holes scored at par. Jones was never more than one stoke over par during the entire first round.

Freshman Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) is in a tie for 32nd place after carding a 75 in the first round. She played her best golf of the day on her first nine holes of the second round. Metraux finished her day with eight holes scored at par on her last nine holes and begins play on Saturday looking to earn the third top-25 finish of her career.


Gumm Leads Seminoles To Third Place Finish At ACC Women's Golf.

April 18, 2015

GREENSBORO, NC – Sophomore Lydia Gumm finished in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team finished in a tie for third place in the team standings as play in the 27th Annual ACC Women’s Golf Championships at the Sedgefield Golf and Country Club came to a close on Saturday. The Seminoles’ third place finish marks their best ACC Championships finish since also finishing in third in 2008 and is the eighth time since 1992 that Florida State has finished third place or better in the event.

Virginia, which took the lead in the team standings from the Seminoles at the very end of the first round, won its first ACC Championship with an incredible 26 stroke victory over three-time defending champion Duke. The Seminoles, who finished tied for third with North Carolina and Wake Forest, finished only three strokes behind the No. 4 ranked Blue Devils.

The Seminoles, who entered the event ranked 31st nationally by GolfStat, finished tied with No. 12 ranked Wake Forest and ahead of No. 26 ranked Miami.

“All of the girls played really well today,” said head coach Amy Bond. “It was a great finish; the girls battled back and battled back really well on 27 holes today. We are going to take a lot of positives from this event. We are definitely trending in the right direction and we are really, really close to putting it together with this group."

Individually, the Seminoles were paced by three players who finished with three round tournament scores at even par or better. Gumm, who earned the third top-10 finish of her career, finished with a 2-under par score of 214; sophomore All-American Matilda Castren finished with a 1-under par score of 215 and senior Alex Milan finished with an even par score of 216. Collectively, the five Seminoles in their line-up carded seven of 15 total rounds at par or better, two rounds in the 60’s and totaled only one score above a 75 during the entire tournament. Florida State finished with a 2-over par team total of 866 with all three single round team scores coming in at better than five over par including a 7-under par score 281 in the first round.

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) carded an even par score of 72 in the third round and finished with a 2-under par total of 214. She played all three rounds of the ACC Championship at par or better (70-72-72) and earned her first career under par tournament score. Gumm earned her third career top 10 finish and finished as the Seminoles’ leader for the third time in her career and the second time this spring. She also led the Seminoles with a career best fourth place finish at the Gator Women’s Invitational earlier this season.

In today’s third round, Gumm played 16 holes at par or better with two birdies. She birdied two of her last four holes of the event to bring her score back to par for the third round. During the round, she carded streaks of both six and seven consecutive holes scored at par.

“I’m really proud of the way I played today,” said Gumm. “I hit the ball really well and tried my best to stay in the moment. I am even more proud of our team for finishing tied for third in the team standings. This finish and our play in this event give us a lot of momentum going into regionals; I know that we are all looking forward to playing in regionals again this year.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland) finished in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings with a team-best score of 71 in the third round. She finished with a 1-under par score of 215 – the second time in the last three events and the fifth time she has completed a tournament with a sub-par score. Castren earned her second career top-15 ACC finish after finishing in a tie for ninth in the individual standings in 2014.

Castren carded her second sub-par score in the 2015 ACC Championships with her 71 in the third round. She played a strong third round with 18 holes at par or better with one birdie. Castren began the round with 14 consecutive holes scored at par, birdied the 15th hole, and closed the round with three birdies. She played her final 22 holes of the tournament with two birdies and 22 holes scored at par.

Senior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) carded a 3-over par score of 75 in the final round and finished in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings. She carded 12 holes at par or better in the final round and closed the event as Florida State’s leader with 11 birdies. Milan carded an even par score of 216 to mark the fourth time in her career that she finished with a tournament score at even par or better.

Milan’s ACC Championships score of 216 and her tied for 15th place finish marked the best score and finish of her career in the four ACC Championships she played in during her career. Her previous best ACC finish was tied for 31st in 213 while her previous best ACC score of 233 came in 2014.

“Every member of our team is confident that our best golf is ahead of us,” said Milan. “We are all ready for three weeks of strong preparation and playing well at regionals.”

Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) and Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) – two freshmen playing in the Seminoles’ line-up – finished tied for 31st place and tied for 36th place in the individual standings, respectively.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
27TH Annual ACC Championships/Par 72/April 17-18, 2015                                                                                                                                                  
Sedgefield Golf and Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                    
 1 Virginia       280+279+278=837   7 Louisville     291+297+296=884                                                                                                                                    
 2 Duke           286+288+289=863  T8 NC State       296+295+296=887                                                                                                                                    
T3 Florida State  281+293+292=866  T8 Clemson        292+298+297=887                                                                                                                                    
T3 North Carolina 289+290+287=866  10 Miami          294+296+303=893                                                                                                                                    
T3 Wake Forest    288+281+297=866  11 Boston College 303+305+306=914                                                                                                                                    
 6 Notre Dame     287+295+294=876                                                                                                                                                                       
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Lydia Gumm                   8t    70    72    72    214
Matilda Castren             11t    69    75    71    215
Alex Milan                  15t    69    72    75    216
Morgane Metraux             31t    75    74    74    223
Kayla Jones                 36t    73    75    77    225

NCAA SAN ANTONIO REGIONAL, 10th place
05/09/2015, May 7-9, 2015, NCAA, San Antonio, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Metraux Leads Seminoles At NCAA San Antonio Regional.

May 7, 2015

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Florida State freshman Morgane Metraux is in a tie for third place in the individual standings, and the Seminoles are in a tie for eighth place in the team standings after one round of the 2015 NCAA San Antonio Regional Women’s Golf Championships at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club. The Seminoles are only four strokes behind Texas for the sixth and final spot to qualify for the NCAA Championship finals. Metraux carded a career-best 68 in the first round and begins play in Friday’s second round only one stroke behind the individual leaders.

No. 14 ranked Tennessee was 11 strokes under par on the back nine to take over the first round lead in the team standings. The Lady Vols carded a team total of 12 under par 276 – two strokes better than second-placed and third ranked UCLA. Yapapron Kawinpakoen of Kansas and Hayley Davis of Baylor are tied for the individual lead with identical scores of 5-under par 67. Kawinpakoen is playing as an individual while Davis and Baylor are in third place in the team standings. The top two individuals not on one of the teams qualifying for nationals will advance to the championship round as individuals.

“We played good golf as a group but we need to make more putts to move up the leaderboard,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We had a number of putts roll around the cup and a couple more that we left just short. I am happy with the day because I know there is a lot more golf remaining to be played. I am confident in this group of girls; there is a lot of fight left in them and a lot to be gained over the next two days. I am excited to see us continuing to improve and move forward as a team.”

Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) played the best round of her collegiate career as she carded a 4-under par 68. Her score was three strokes below her previous best of 71 which she carded three times – most recently in the second round of the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate on March 31. After carding a bogey on her first hole of the round, Metraux was nearly perfect over the course on her next 17 holes. She carded five birdies and 17 consecutive holes scored a par or better to finish her signature round as a Seminole.

“I am really excited about the way I played today,” said Metraux. “I holed a lot of putts, especially a couple of good ones to save par which helped to give me momentum moving forward. We are very close to being in the top six of the team standings. We are all going to continue to work hard and I am confident that we will play better in the next two days to put ourselves in position to advance to the finals.”

Metraux carded a career-high tying five birdies and was never more than one stroke over par during the round. She was 2-under par on both the front and back nine’s and was 5 under par on her final 17 holes of the round.

“Morgane played a very solid round of golf and I am very happy for her,” said Bond. “She really got her game rolling after her bogey on the first hole. She played within herself; played in the moment and she can see her hard work paying off at the right time of the year. I expect her to play well in the next two rounds of this event.”

Sophomore All-American Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) carded a 2 under par score of 70 and is in a tie for 14th in the individual standings. She carded four birdies and 16 holes at par or better to earn her third career NCAA regional championship score at par or better. Castren carded a 69 in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Tallahassee Regional and is a cumulative total of three strokes under par in four career regional championship rounds.

“I am happy with how I hit the ball today because I gave myself many birdies chances,” said Castren. “Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make many of those birdies drop. I left many birdies on the course; birdies which I expect to make tomorrow. As a team we are in a good position and we can only do better in the second round so we are all excited to have the opportunity to play again tomorrow.”

Castren was incredibly consistent in the first round as she was never above par and was as many as three strokes under par during the round. She was 3-under par on her first 11 holes and finished her final six holes at even par. Castren is only three strokes out of the lead and only two strokes out of the top five in the individual standings. She finished in a tie for 14th place in the individual standings in last year’s individual championship.

“Matilda, too, played a very solid round of golf,” said Bond. “She has kicked her game into high gear in the postseason and that’s great to see. She is an outstanding golfer who we know has the ability to go low every round.”


Metraux Continues To Lead Seminoles At NCAA Regional Championship.

May 8, 2015

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Florida State freshman Morgane Metraux is in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings and the Florida State women’s golf team is in 11th place in the team standings with one round remaining to be played in the 2015 NCAA San Antonio Women’s Golf Regional Championship at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club. The Seminoles are 11 strokes behind Texas for sixth place in the team standings. The top six teams at the conclusion of Saturday’s third round will advance to the NCAA Championships Finals at Concession Club in Tampa. Fla.

Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) will begin play in the final round squarely in contention for an individual spot in the championship finals. She is currently tied for first among the top three individuals not on a current qualifying team and is in contention to become Florida State’s third individual competitor in the NCAA Championship Finals since 2012.

Tennessee solidified its position in first place in the team standings and increased its lead to four strokes with one round remaining to be played. The Lady Vols, who endured a 2:41 rain delay during the second round, hold a four stroke lead over Baylor and a five stroke lead over Washington. Texas is in sixth place and begins play in the final round as the team in the final qualifying position. Hayley Davis of Baylor is the individual leader with an nine under par score of 135 for the first two rounds. She holds a one stroke lead over Bronte Law of UCLA in the race for the individual championship.

“We are going to have to play our best round of the year and get some help on Saturday,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We are playing good golf and have played well during the first two rounds. But this is a regional championship and all of the teams in the field are really, really good. We are due to make a slew of putts and we are hoping they all come tomorrow.”

Florida State’s Metraux has played the best golf of her career in the first two rounds of the regional. After carding a career best 68 in Thursday’s first round, she followed that up with a 2-under par score of 70 in the second round for a 36 hole total of 138. Her 138 total for the first two rounds is a career-best for the first-year Seminole. Metraux’s scores of 68-70 mark the first time she has carded consecutive under par scores as a Seminole and is the second time this season she has carded consecutive scores at par.

Metraux carded the first eagle of her Florida State career – as she carded a three on the par five hole No. 13. Her eagle came in the midst of a series of 13 consecutive holes during which she carded each of her holes at par or better, three birdies and her eagle. For the round, she carded 15 of 18 holes at par or better and was never more than one stroke over par. Metraux was a career-best four strokes under par for the second consecutive round.

“I didn’t get off to a great start,” said Metraux. “I was able to string together a couple or birdies and made my first eagle as a Seminole which was very special. Tomorrow I am going to do what I have done on the first two days which is play my game, staying confident and making as many birdies as I possibly can. We are all going to work very hard tomorrow and we are all confident we can achieve our goals.”

Metraux is looking to become Florida State’s second regional champion. Maria Salinas tied for first place in the individual standings at the 2012 NCAA Central Regional Championship.

"Morgane put together another great round of golf,” said Bond. “She’s put herself in position to win a regional championship. This has been a good week for her so far and I look forward to watching her compete tomorrow.”

Senior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.,) played her best round of the regional championship as she carded a 1-under par score of 71. Her exquisite performance included 16 holes scored at par or better with three birdies. Milan closed the round with a string of 10 consecutive holes scored at par. Her score of 71 bettered by nine her score on the first round of the championship on Thursday. She is in a tie for 53rd place in the individual standings.

“I was able to get up and down from some tough place to keep my round going,” said Milan. “We all felt like we left a lot of birdies out there today and we are determined to get them all back tomorrow. We are all prepared to battle back and claim our spot in the championship finals.

”Milan’s score of 71 tied her career best score in an NCAA Regional Championship. She carded a 71 in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Tallahassee Regional Championship.

Sophomore Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) carded her second consecutive consistent round as she finished with a score of 74. Coupled with her score of 75 she has a two day total of 149. She is in a tie for 61st place.


Metraux Leads Seminoles At NCAA San Antonio Golf Regional

May 9, 2015

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Florida State freshman Morgane Metraux finished in a career-best tied for 10th place in the final individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in a tie for 10th place in the final team standings as play in the 2015 NCAA San Antonio Regional Women’s Golf Championship at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club came to a close. Neither Metraux nor the Seminoles advanced to the NCAA Championship finals. Metraux finished tied for fourth among the leading individuals not on a qualifying team – she fell just one stroke from earning an appearance in the championship finals for the first time in her career.

No. 21 Baylor advanced to the NCAA Championship finals as it claimed the regional team championship. The Bears will advance to the championship along with UCLA, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Washington and Texas Tech from the San Antonio Regional. Hayley Davis of Baylor won the individual regional championship with a 16-under par total of 200. The top three individual finishers not on one of the top six finishing teams – Monica Vaughn of Arizona State, Anica Yoo of Oregon State and Bertine Strauss of Texas – will play in the NCAA Championships as individuals. The NCAA Championship Finals are May 22-27 at The Concession Golf Club in Tampa, Fla.

“We are very disappointed for our team and the girls on our team are disappointed the Morgane,” said Seminole head coach Amy Bond. “Earning a spot in the championship finals is always one of our goals and we unfortunately fell short this season. This is going to be a great summer for every member of our team. We are going to work on the strong parts of our games and improve of everything we need to improve upon to make sure we are on the favorable side of the cutline for now on.”

Florida State and the entire field endured three rain and lighting delays totaling approximately three hours before all five Seminoles officially teed off to begin the round. The first delay came before the round began (at 7:20 a.m.) and the final delay was ended at approximately 10:45.

Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) played the best tournament of her first season as a Seminole and finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings with a career best tournament score of 213. She carded a 75 in the third and final round of the event. Metraux carded career-low scores for single round (68 in the first round), 36 holes (138) for a three-round tournament (213) and for a three-round tournament vs. par (-3).

“I didn’t have the game I really wanted today,” said Metraux. “I wasn’t able to make as many putts as on the first two days. At the end the 16th and 17th holes gave me a good chance to advance as an individual. Unfortunately on my 18th hole I made a bogey and that was it. Overall I am really happy about the tournament; it was a great experience. Of course I am disappointed to miss the playoff by one shot but overall I am happy about the week.

Metraux was in contention for one of three individual spots up until the end of the round. She carded two birdies and 14 holes at par or better, but, in the end fell just one shot short of qualifying for the championship finals. She was looking to become the first Seminole player since 2012 (Maria Salinas from the NCAA Central Regional Championship) to play as an individual in the NCAA Finals.

“Morgane had a great tournament,” said Bond. “I am certainly disappointed that she didn’t advance but it was a tremendous experience for her as a freshman. That was her best tournament of the year and I am excited because of that. She played her best when it mattered the most and that’s exciting. Her sophomore season can’t get here fast enough.

"Sophomore Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) led the Seminoles in the final round with a 2-under par score of 70. She finished in a tie for 28th place in the individual standings with a three round total of 217. Castren carded two under par scores of 70 (in the first and third rounds) as she earned her second career top-30 finish in an NCAA Regional Championship. She finished in a tie for 18th in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional Championship in 2014.

Sophomore Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) carded a 1-over par 73 in the final round – her best single round score of the tournament. She finished in a tie for 54th place in the final individual standings as she finished with a 6-over par score of 222.

The end of the season brought to an end to the career of senior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) who carded a 1-under par score of 71 in the second round of the regional championship. Her long list of accomplishments include graduating from Florida State (May, 2, 2015) and playing in three NCAA Regional Championships and two ACC Championships. Milan closed her career playing in 36 tournaments, 102 rounds and completing her career with a stroke average of 75.51. She won the individual title of the spring 2014 Florida Championship.

“We certainly got better each and every day we set foot on the golf course,” said Bond. “Every year we set the goal of making it to post season play and we did that. We have an experienced group of players returning to our team for next season.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
NCAA San Antonio Regional Championship/Par 72/May 7-8-9, 2015                                                                                                                                           
Briggs Ranch Golf Club/San Antonio, Texas/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                            
 1-Baylor         280+281+281=842   T10-Florida State       291+291+292=874                                                                                                                             
 2-UCLA           278+286+281=845   T10-Oklahoma            288+293+293=874                                                                                                                             
 3-Tennessee      276+281+293=850    12-Auburn              291+293+292=876                                                                                                                             
 4-Texas A&M      281+283+290=854    13-Houston             300+289+293=881                                                                                                                             
T5-Washington     281+281+300=862    14-Kennesaw State      298+301+299=898                                                                                                                             
T5-Texas Tech     292+285+287=862    15-Gonzaga             306+300+297=903                                                                                                                             
 7-Texas          287+284+293=864    16-Lamar               305+299+310=914                                                                                                                             
 8-Oregon         291+288=286-865    17-Boston University   304+307+313=932                                                                                                                             
 9-Arizona State  296+282=293=871    18-Alabama State       315+308+313=906                                                                                                                             
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Morgane Metraux             10t    68    70    75    213
Matilda Castren             26t    70    77    70    217
Lydia Gumm                  54t    75    74    73    222
Kayla Jones                 76t    78    76    74    228
Alex Milan                  76t    80    71    77    228