Florida State Women's Golf - 2016 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Golf - 2016 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Amy Bond, Head Coach
Robert Duck, Assistant Coach
Mary Michael Maggio, Assistant Coach

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2015-16 Women's Golf


2016 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Dominika Gradecka, 5-8, Wroclaw, Poland


2016 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   Jr        Niceville (Niceville)
* Anna Sophia Bohmer    5-5   Jr   **   Cali, Columbia (Montverde Academy)
  Sherrell Buckley      5-6   Jr        Weston (Cypress Bay)
* Matilda Castren       5-7   Jr   **   Espoo, Finland (Haukilahden Urheilulukio)
  Lexie Flerlage        5-5   So        Venice (Venice)
* Dominika Gradecka     5-8   Fr        Wroclaw, Poland (High School No. 10)
* Lydia Gumm            5-8   Jr   **   Radcliff, KY (North Hardin)
* Kayla Jones           5-2   So   *    Milton, GA (Milton)
* Kim Metraux           5-7   So   *    Lausanne, Switzerland (Gymnase de Chamblandes)
* Morgane Metraux       5-8   So   *    Lausanne, Switzerland (Gymnase Auguste Piccard)

2016 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
09/21
Ref
N
THE SCHOONER FALL CLASSIC
September 19-21, 2015, Norman, Ok
7th(t) Place
09/29
Ref
N
JACKSONVILLE CLASSIC
September 28-29, 2015, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl
1st Place
10/06
Ref
N
JIM WEST CHALLENGE
October 4-6, 2015, Boerne, Tx
2nd Place
10/20
Ref
N
CARDINAL CUP
October 19-20, 2015, Louisville, Ky
2nd Place
02/01
Ref
N
FLORIDA CHALLENGE
January 30-February 1, 2016, Lecanto, Fl
2nd Place
02/14
Ref
H
FLORIDA STATE MATCH-UP
February 12-14, 2016
1st Place
03/06
Ref
N
GATOR WOMEN'S INVITATIONAL
March 5-6, 2016, Gainesville, Fl
2nd Place
03/12
Ref
N
LADY JAGUAR INVITATIONAL
March 11-12, 2016, Augusta, Ga
6th Place
03/22
Ref
N
BRIAR'S CREEK INVITATIONAL
March 21-22, 2016, John's Island, SC
5th(t) Place
04/03
Ref
N
BRYAN NATIONAL COLLEGIATE
April 1-3, 2016, Browns Summit, NC
3rd Place
04/17
Ref
N
ACC CHAMPIONSHIP
April 15-17, 2016, Greensboro, NC
9th Place
05/07
Ref
N
SHOAL CREEK REGIONAL
May 5-7, 2016, Birmingham, Al
2nd Place
05/23
Ref
N
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
May 20-23, 2016, Eugene, Or
15th Place
EOY Stats Ref

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


2016 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  VIRGINIA              855
 2  WAKE FOREST           866
 3  DUKE                  883
 4  NORTH CAROLINA        884
 5  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  886
 6  CLEMSON               894
 7  LOUISVILLE            898
 8  MIAMI                 899
 9  FLORIDA STATE         901
10  NOTRE DAME            904
11  BOSTON COLLEGE        310
12  VIRGINIA TECH         952

2016 EOY Stats

Name Tournaments Rounds Par Low Strokes Wins Top10 Ave ======================================================================== Matilda Castren 12 33 13 67 2,409 3 7 73.00 Kim Metraux 13 38 14 67 2,794 0 6 73.53 Lydia Gumm 12 36 12 68 2,666 1 3 74.06 Morgane Metraux 11 31 10 67 2,302 0 2 74.26 Kayla Jones 12 35 7 67 2,622 0 1 74.91 Anna Sophia Bohmer 5 13 2 71 999 0 1 76.85 Dominika Gradecka 4 11 1 72 855 0 0 77.73 Kayla Bloor 4 11 1 72 869 0 0 79.00

THE SCHOONER FALL CLASSIC, 7th(t) place
09/21/2015, September 19-21, 2015, Norman, Ok

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Castren Leads Seminoles At Schooner Invitational.

September 19, 2015

NORMAN, OK – Florida State junior Matilda Castren is in a tie for 12 th place in the individual standings and the Seminole women's golf team is in 10 th place in the team standings after the first round of the Schooner Fall Classic at Belmar Golf Club. Castren carded four birdies, was at or below par for 16 of her 18 holes, and is only eight strokes behind the individual leader with two rounds remaining to be played in the fall season opening tournament for the Seminoles.

No. 9 ranked Oklahoma State, the highest ranked team in the event, is in first place in the team standings after carding an eight under par score of 276. The Cowgirls are seven strokes ahead of Mississippi State and nine strokes ahead of Kansas. Oklahoma State is led by Chih-Min Chen who is in second place in the individual standings with a six under par score of 65. Yapaporn Kawinpakorn of Kansas is the individual leader after shooting an 8-under par score of 63.

"We didn't get off to the start we wanted,” said head coach Amy Bond. “The great thing is that we are used to the course and we get to play again tomorrow. We are looking forward to playing well and giving ourselves the chance to move up the leaderboard."

Castren (Espoo, Finland), who earned All-American Second Team and All-ACC honors as a freshman, led the Seminoles in the first round with her even par score of 71. She carded three birdies on her first eight holes and finished the round with 14 of 18 holes played at par or better. Castren was 1 under par over her final 12 holes with three birdies to finish at even par. She was at even par or better for her cumulative score over those final 12 holes.

“I played okay today,” said Castren. “I didn’t play my best but I’m happy to finish with an even par round to start the season. My teammates and I can and will play better tomorrow and put ourselves in position for a good finish in the final round.”

For Castren, it marked the best first round in a season opening round in her three-year career. She carded scores of 75 in her previous two season opening rounds – at the 2013 Mo Morial Invitational and in the 2014 Lady Paladin Invitational. She was only three strokes off of her career best first round score – a 68 in the first round of the spring 2014 Florida State Match-Up. Castren is only one stroke from moving into the top-10 of the individual standings; she has earned 11 top-10 finishes in the first 21 events of the first two seasons of her career.

Sophomore Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) is in a tie for 20 th place in the individual standings after shooting a 1 over par score of 72. She led the Seminoles with six birdies including three consecutive on holes No. 15, 16 and 17. Metraux began her day on hole No. 10 and carded birdies on four of her first nine holes of the round. She was 1 over par at the turn and closed her second set of nine holes at even par with two birdies, two bogeys and five holes played at par.

Metraux closed her day at 2 under par over her final 16 holes of the round. She carded 12 of her final 16 holes of the round at par or better. Metraux’s score of 72 allowed her to come within two strokes of tying her career best single round score of 70 which she carded in the third round of the 2014 Schooner Fall Classic.

“Matilda finished at even par and is not happy with herself,” said Bond. “She feels like she left a lot of shots out there. Kim got off to a rough start but battled back well and finished with a +1.”

Junior Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) is in a tie for 43rd place in the individual standings after carded a score of 77.


Castren's 67 Leads Seminoles At Schooner Classic.

September 21, 2015

NORMAN, OK – Junior Matilda Castren shot a 4-under par 67 in the final round and finished in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in a tie for seventh place in the team standings as play in the rain-shortened Schooner Fall Classic at Belmar Golf Club came to a close. Castren birdied her second hole, was never above par, earned her 12th career top-10 finish and finished with a below par tournament score for the sixth time in her 21-tournament Seminole career.

The Seminoles finished the second round with a 19-stroke improvement from their first round score of 300 despite playing without Morgane Metraux who was ill. The Seminoles’ 3 under par team score of 281 was tied for the third best score of the day among the 12 teams in the event.

No. 9 ranked Oklahoma State won the team championship for the second time in the three-year history of the event as the Cowgirls claimed an 11 stroke victory over Texas A&M. The Cowgirls played the two best team rounds of the 36-hole event with scores of 276 in the first round and 278 in the second round. Yupaporn Kawinpakorn of Kansas won the individual championship with an 11 under par total of 131.

"I told our players after the round that I am super-proud of them,” said head coach Amy Bond. “They really banded together and picked up for a teammate who couldn’t play today. Early in the year you can see what a team is truly made of and we saw what these girls are made of today. The four who played were handicapped but never let that affect the way they played today.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland) came within one stroke of tying her career best single round score of 66 as she tied for the third best score of the second round. She was on fire during the round as she carded 17 holes at par or better with a team-leading five birdies. Castren was at even par following her first hole, and birdied her next two holes to move under par for the reminder of the round. She finished the round at 2 under par over her final 11 holes.

“I hit the ball well today, had a lot of opportunities and made the most of them today,” said Castren. “This was a fun event even though it was cut down to two rounds because of the rain and lightning on Sunday. I am very proud of our team playing so well today especially considering that we played one player short. I’m happy that we didn’t let that fact affect our play.”

Castren carded nine birdies during the 36-hole event and was never more than one stroke over par. She was under par for 22 of the 36 holes played and finished with a 4 under par total of 138 – the best two round tournament score of her career. Castren has now led the Seminoles in 13 of the 21 tournaments she has played during her Florida State career and has led the team twice in the three times she has played in the Schooner Classic.

"Matilda played some great golf against a tough field,” said Bond. “It’s a great start for her and I am really happy for her to begin the season playing so well. She stuck to her game plan and took advantage of what the course gave her.”

Sophomore Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) carded her career best single round score of 67 in the second round and finished in a tie for 47th place in the individual standings with a two-day total of 147. She improved her second round score by 13 strokes as she played the best round of her Seminole career. Jones carded 17 holes at par or better with five birdies. She was under par of 17 of the 18 holes she played and was as many as four strokes under par.

Jones carded more birdies (5-3), totaled fewer bogeys (1-5) and had zero double bogeys or worse in the second round as compared to nine in the first round. She was two under par on both the front and back nines in the second round.

“Kayla really took control today,” said Bond. “She hit 16 of 18 greens and played good golf when we really needed it. And we needed it today.”

Sophomore Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for 26th place in the individual standings with a two day total of 144. She carded identical scores of 72 in both rounds and totaled eight birdies. Her individual finish is the third best of her career and fifth career top-30 collegiate finish.

Junior Anna Sophia Böhmer (Cali, Colombia) finished the event with a score of 75 – a 10 stroke improvement from her play in the first round.

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  =====
Matilda Castren              6t    71    67    138
Kim Metraux                 26t    72    72    144
Kayla Jones                 37t    80    67    147
Anna Sophia Bohmer          63     85    75    160
Morgane Metraux             wd     77           77

JACKSONVILLE CLASSIC, 1st place
09/29/2015, September 28-29, 2015, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles In First Place At Jacksonville Classic.

September 28, 2015

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – Florida State junior All-American Matilda Castren is in first place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team is in first place in the team standings after two rounds of the Jacksonville Classic at Marsh Landing County Club. The Seminoles hold four of the top seven places in the individual standings and have a commanding 20 stroke lead heading into the final round of play in the three round tournament on Tuesday.

Florida State began the first of two rounds on Monday on fire and never cooled off. The Seminoles carded a 14 under par team score in the first round and held a 10 stroke lead over Daytona State College. Florida State increased its lead to 20 strokes in the second round over second place Rollins College with a 5 under par team score of 283. The Seminoles are the only squad in the 14-team field that shot under par in both of the rounds played on Monday.

“We played well as a team today,” said head coach Amy Bond. “Each of the six girls took advantage of what were some pretty sloppy conditions on each hole. I am really happy that they put two under par rounds together and I am looking forward to seeing us continuing to play well again tomorrow in the final round.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) continued to play as well as she has during her Seminole career as she carded scores of 69 and 68 for a total of 137. She holds a one-stroke lead over Katie Veale of Daytona State. Castren begins play in the third and final round looking to gain her third career individual title. She won the spring 2014 Web.com/Marsh Landing Invitational on this course during her freshman season.

“I hit the ball really well today,” said Castren. “I created a lot of birdie opportunities and made some good putts. I left a few out there today and I’m ready to go and get them back tomorrow. I am really proud of how our team played in the wet conditions today. It was a long day with 36 holes but I am really proud of each of my teammates as each one of us fought until the end of the round.”

Castren is averaging 68.75 strokes in her first four rounds of the fall season. She has carded three consecutive score in the 60’s and is a total of nine strokes under par through her first four founds of the season. Castren is playing the course at Marsh Landing for the third time in her career; she is a total of 23 strokes under par with seven of eight rounds scored in the 60’s on the course.

“Matilda has gotten off to a really consistent start in our first two events,” said Bond. “She is striking the ball really well and playing very solid golf.”

Sophomore Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) is in a tie for second place with a two round total of 138. She carded two under par scores of 67 and 71 and trails Castren by only one stroke. With a team-leading 11 birdies and only six holes scored over par during the first two rounds, Metraux was never more than one stroke over par on Monday. Metraux was as many as five strokes under par in carding her career low score of 67 in the first round. Her two round total of 138 in the first two rounds is a career-best for 36 holes.

“Kim is playing really good golf,” said Bond. “She worked hard over the summer which really gave us an indication of how she would play early on. It’s exciting to see hard work play off for any player and Kim knows that hard work leads to good results on the golf course.”

Metraux has put herself in position to gain her first collegiate win and best collegiate finish. She finished in a career-best 11th place at the Florida Challenge during the spring of 2015.

Sophomore Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) is in fourth place in the individual standings with a two round total of 139. She tied her career best score for a single round with a 67 in Monday’s first round. She followed her 67 with a second under par score of 71 and is only two strokes behind Castren. Jones carded a team-high tying six birdies in the first round and was nearly perfect in the second round with one birdie, one bogey and 16 rounds scored at par. Jones was above par for a total of just four of the 36 holes she played Monday.

Jones is looking for her best individual finish since earning medalist honors at the Mo Morial Invitational at Texas A&M during the fall of 214. She has carded three consecutive rounds under par including two career low scores of 67 in the second round of the season-opening Schooner Classic and in first round of the Jacksonville Classic on Monday.

One of the truly bright sports for the Seminoles came from junior Lydia Gumm who is in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings with a two round total of 143. She carded scores of 71 and 72 with six birdies. Gumm is playing in her first event of the season after undergoing surgery for an injured thumb less than one month ago.

"Lydia is shaking off the rust and shaking it off really quickly,” said Bond. “She hasn’t played competitive golf since the end of June so we are all extremely happy for her to be back out on the course and playing well.”


Seminoles Win Jacksonville Classic.

September 29, 2015

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – Junior Matilda Castren won her third career individual title and the Florida State women’s golf team won the team championship at the Eighth Annual Jacksonville Classic at Marsh Landing Country Club as play in the 54-hole event concluded Tuesday. Castren won for the second time at Marsh Landing (she also won the Web.com Intercollegiate in the spring of 2014) to lead the Seminoles to the second team championship under head coach Amy Bond. The Seminoles also won the team championship at the spring 2014 Web.com Intercollegiate.

“It’s great to get the first victory of the year,” said Bond. “The girls handled the conditions well and have played good golf in the first two tournaments of the season. I’m really proud of the way they all played the course and the weather. It’s always good to finish under par for a tournament. I’m hoping this is the first of numerous wins this year and I’m happy for the girls to get a win in the second event of the fall.”

Castren earned the individual title as she gained a one stroke victory over teammate Kim Metraux. Both Castren and Metraux carded scores of 75 in the final round after both posting under par scores in the first and second rounds of the event. Florida State sophomore Kayla Jones finished in a tie for third and junior Anna Sophia Böhmer finished in 10th place in the individual standings as the Seminoles earned four of the top 10 individual places in the final standings. Seminole junior Lydia Gumm finished in a tie for 11th place putting the entire Florida State line-up in the top 11 of the final individual standings.

Castren (Espoo, Finland), who led virtually the entire event, finished with a 4 under par total of 212. She carded scores of 69-68-75 to mark the second consecutive event this season she has finished under par. Castren is a total of eight strokes under par in two tournaments this fall and is a total of 22 strokes under par in three appearances at the Marsh Landing Country Club course. It also marked the 14th time in 22 career events that she has led the Seminoles on the leaderboard in a tournament.

"It was a great two days for our team,” said Castren. “We didn’t have our best day today but gaining the championship is the goal entering each event. This is going to be a great confidence boost for our team as we go into the Texas State tournament over the upcoming weekend. I think every player on this team truly recognizes how well we can play if we continue to stay in the moment. It’s also great to see hard work pay off for every member of this team. We have all been working hard on the golf course, the weight room and in the class room and it’s fun to see that hard work for all of us.”

Castren played a solid third round with one birdie and 13 more holes played at par. She was a total of 1 stroke over par on her final 11 holes to gain the victory. For the tournament, Castren carded nine birdies and 49 of 54 holes at par or better. Castren carded a total of one over par hole during the first two rounds of the tournament as she finished with an under par tournament score for the seventh time in her career.

"It’s a great start to the year for Matilda with a win here and a sixth place finish at the Schooner,” said Bond. “She seems to really enjoy this course and did what she needed to do to get the victory. She continues to strike the ball well and we are all excited to see how she plays in Texas next week.”

Sophomore Kim Metraux (Lausanne Switzerland) earned the best finish of her career as she finished in second place with a career best three-round total of 213. She established individual career bests for single round score (67 in the first round), 36-hole score (138 total in the first and second rounds) and for a three round tournament score (212) while finishing under par (minus three) for the first time in her Florida State career. Metraux was a total of four under par during the first two rounds and shot a 75 in the final round.

Sophomore Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) finished in a tie for third place in the individual standings – her best finish since winning the Mo Morial Invitational in the fall of 2014. She finished with a 75 in the third round after carding scores of 67 and 71 in the first and second rounds. Jones’ tied her career best single round score in the first round (67), set a personal best for 36 holes (138) and finished under par for the second time in her career this week at the Jacksonville Classic.

Jones finished the Jacksonville Classic with nine birdies and only seven of 54 holes scored above par. She carded 47 of 54 holes at par or better and did not count a score lower than a bogey.

Junior Anna Sophia Böhmer (Cali, Colombia) played the best round of golf for the Seminoles in the third round as she carded a 1 under par score of 71. She moved from a tie for 18th after two rounds into 10th place in the final individual standings with her season low and career low tying third round score. Böhmer played her best round of the tournament in the third round as she carded five birdies and 15 holes at par or better. She carded more birdies in the third round (five) than she did in the first two rounds combined (three) and carded only nine holes over par for the entire event.

The finish was Böhmer’s second top 10 placing of her career. She finished in a career best tied for fifth in the spring 2014 Florida Challenge.

Junior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) played outstanding golf and finished in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings. She carded scores of 71-72-76 for a three round total of 219 in her first event since thumb surgery in August. She carded eight birdies in the three round event including three each in the first and second rounds.

Freshman Dominika Gradecka (Wroclaw, Poland) made her Seminole debut and finished in a tie for 28th place in the individual standings. She carded her best score of the tournament (72) in the second round.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
8TH Annual Jacksonville Classic/Par 72/Sept. 28-29, 2015                                                                                                                                                
Marsh Landing Country Club/Jacksonville, Fla./Final Florida State Results                                                                                                                               
1 Florida State          853   8 Seminole State        899                                                                                                                                              
2 Rollins College        877   9 Houston Baptist       900                                                                                                                                              
3 North Florida          880  10 Jacksonville          911                                                                                                                                              
4 Daytona State College  884  11 Georgia State         920                                                                                                                                              
5 Stetson                885  12 Florida Atlantic      928                                                                                                                                              
6 Wofford                895  13 USC Upstate           959                                                                                                                                              
7 Western Carolina       896  14 Embry-Riddle          961                                                                                                                                              
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Matilda Castren              1     69    68    75    212
Kim Metraux                  2     67    71    75    213
Kayla Jones                  3t    67    72    75    214
Anna Sophia Bohmer          10     72    75    71    218
Lydia Gumm                  11t    71    72    76    219
Dominika Gradecka         * 28t    76    72    77    225

JIM WEST CHALLENGE, 2nd place
10/06/2015, October 4-6, 2015, Boerne, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Gumm, Jones Lead Seminoles In First Round Of Jim West Challenge.

October 4, 2015

BOERNE, TX – Junior Lydia Gumm and sophomore Kayla Jones carded 1-under par scores of 71 and are in a tie for seventh in the individual standings and the Florida State women’s golf team is in a tie for third place in the team standings after one round of the Jim West Challenge at the Tapatio Springs Country Club. Gumm and Jones are within five strokes of the individual lead while the Seminoles are five strokes within Texas A&M and Kent State who are tied for the team lead with two rounds remaining to be played.

Florida State, which has three golfers in the top 20 of the individual standings, is in search of its second consecutive team championship after winning the Jacksonville Classic last week. The Seminoles are currently ahead of No. 20 Oklahoma (ninth place), No. 21 Illinois (12th place), No. 22 Houston (sixth place), No. 26 Miami (Fla.) (fifth place) and No. 27 Missouri (10th place). The Seminoles are only five strokes behind No. 9 Kent State and No. 18 Texas A&M. Maddie Szeryk of Texas A&M is the individual leader as she carded a 6 under par score of 66.

“We got ourselves off to a good start,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “All of the girls feel like they left at lot of shots on the course and are not satisfied with how they played today – which I am happy with. Our goal each week is to put ourselves in position to win a championship and we are in contention which I am happy with also.”

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) continued her strong start to the fall season as she carded four birdies and 12 holes scored at par in finishing with a 71. She played her best golf on the back nine with three birdies and no holes scored over par. She has now carded three of four fall rounds at par or better with scores of 71 coming in the first round of last week’s Jacksonville Classic and today’s first round of the Jim West Challenge.

“It was a lot of fun playing the course today,” said Gumm. “It’s so much fun to be playing with my teammates. I felt like I hit the ball really well and got a few birdie putts to fall on the back nine. I am excited for our team to have another opportunity to play tomorrow and am looking forward to seeing how well we can all do.”

Jones (Milton, Ga.) also continued her strong start to the fall season as she carded her score of 1 under par 71. She totaled four birdies and 16 holes scored at par or better in the first round. She was at even par or below par for the final 15 holes of the round. After a bogey on her first hole of the day, she finished a 2 under par over her final 17 holes of the round with three birdies and only one hole scored above par.

“I feel a great deal of confidence among all of the members on our team,” said Jones. “We all know that we have the support of each of our teammates and that allows us to play inspired, solid golf. It’s a great feeling for each one of us to have.”

Jones has now carded five consecutive rounds at 75 or better with four of those five rounds being scored a par or better. She is averaging 70.4 strokes in her last five rounds after opening the season with an uncharacteristic score of 80 in the first round of the Jacksonville Classic.

“Both Lydia and Kayla did a good job of battling their way to shooting two solid rounds,” said Bond. “Both girls turned their rounds around on the back nine and finished with really good scores. To have both Lydia and Kayla playing well for us is a really good for them and our team.”

Junior All-American Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) is in a tie for 17th place in the individual standings with a 2 over par score of 73. She was on fire over the course on her front nine with four birdies and a three under par score total of 32. Castren carded five holes at par on her back nine and finished at 2 over for the day – only her second over par scores in six rounds this fall. After winning her third career championship at the Jacksonville, Castren is looking to become the first Seminole since the fall of 1998 to win consecutive individual titles. Florida State All-American Nadia Ste-Marie won the championships of the Lady Seminole Classic and the Beacon Woods Invitational on her way to an individual appearance in the 1989 NCAA Championships as a senior.


Gumm Leads Seminoles At Jim West Challenge.

BOERNE, TX – Junior Lydia Gumm tied her career low with a second round score of 68 and is tied for third in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team is in third in the team standings with one round remaining to be played in the Jim West Challenge at the Tapatio Springs Resort. Gumm begins play on Tuesday looking for the best finish of her career while the Seminoles are only six strokes behind Kent State for the team lead and are playing for their second consecutive team championship.

No. 9 ranked Kent State is the overall team leader after 36 of 54 holes have been played with a two-round total of 566. The Golden Flash leads No. 18 Texas A&M by four strokes, Florida State by six and Texas Tech by nine as the battle for the championship comes down to the final day of play. Gabby Barker of Texas Tech shot a 4 under 68 in the second round to take the lead in the individual standings. Barker has a one stroke lead over Maddie Szeryk of Texas A&M and a two stroke lead over Gumm and Kimmy Hill of Texas Tech.

"That was a good round of golf for our team,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “Lydia and Matilda gave great efforts – it was a strong team effort today and I’m really proud of the team’s performance today. After two rounds we have reached one of our goals which is to put ourselves in position to do something special.”

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) began her round well with two birdies on her front nine and closed the round even better with three birdies on her final four holes. She carded six total birdies and 16 holes scored at par or better for the round. Following a birdie on hole No. 5, Gumm went below par and was as many as four strokes under par by the end of the round. Gumm was 1 under par on her front nine and 3 under par on her back nine to finish with her career-low tying score.

“I really enjoyed myself today,” said Gumm. “I’m excited for the challenge of tomorrow and just want to focus on one shot at a time,”

Gumm tied her career low score of 68 – a score she has now carded three times during her career. She carded scores of 68 in the first round of the fall 2014 Alamo Invitational, the second round of the spring 2015 Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate and in Monday’s second round of the Jim West Challenge. Gumm is in line to earn the best finish of her Florida State career. She finished in fourth place in the spring 2015 Gator Women’s Invitational and has earned three previous career top 10 finishes.

Junior All-American Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) led the Seminoles on the scoreboard in the second round with a 5 under par score of 67. She carded six birdies as she tie her season low for a single round score. Castren also scored a 67 in the second round of the fall season opening Schooner Fall Classic. She came within one stroke of tying her career best of 66 which she carded in the second round in winning the spring 2014 Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate.

“I did a good job of staying in the moment which helped me score well today,” said Castren. “I also feel that I hit the ball well which gave me many birdie putt opportunities.”

Castren continued to play inspired golf as she tied for the team high with her six birdies and carded 17 of 18 holes at par or better. She is in a tie for fifth place in the individual standings. Castren birdied two of her first six holes and three of her final six to finish with the best individual score among the 72 golfers in the field. She begins play in the final round only three strokes behind Barker of Texas Tech in the race the individual title. Castren is looking for her fourth career championship and her second consecutive title after earning medalist honors at last week’s Jacksonville Classic.

“Lydia and Matilda golfed really well today,” said Bond. “They took advantage of what the course gave them today and carded really great scores as a result. Both of them are playing really, really good golf.”

Sophomore Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) is in a tie for 19th place in the individual standings with a two round total of 146. She carded a 1 under par score of 71 in the first round of the event. Sophomore Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) carded an even par score of 72 in the second round and is in a tie for 25th place in the individual standings. She is looking for her third consecutive top-30 finish after finishing in second place in the Jacksonville Classic.


Seminoles Finish 2nd At Jim West Challenge.

October 6, 2015

BOERNE, TX – Junior All-America Matilda Castren finished in a tie for third place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in second place in the team standings as play in the Fifth Annual Jim West Challenge at the Tapatio Springs Resort came to a close on Tuesday. The tie for third place finish marked Castren’s third consecutive top-six individual finish of the season and marked the Seminoles’ second straight top-two finish after winning the championship of the Jacksonville Classic in September.

Florida State finished second to No. 9 ranked Kent State and one place ahead of No. 18 Texas A&M. The Seminoles finished only 12 strokes behind the Golden Flash, who took the team lead in the second round and won the championship by 12 strokes. The Seminoles finished ahead of five more teams ranked in the nation’s top 30 by GolfWeek including No. 20 Oklahoma (ninth place), No. 21 Illinois (12th place) and No. 26 Miami of the ACC (seventh place). Gabby Barker of Texas Tech and Michaela Finn of Kent State finished as the co-individual champions while Florida State’s Castren finished one stroke out of also finishing in first place.

“I am extremely proud of the way each one of our girls battled today,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “We didn’t get off to the best of starts but we battled back well. It was great to see that fight in each of them today. This was a really strong field and we showed that we can compete with anybody in the country.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland) finished the tournament with an even par score of 72 in the final round and a 4 under par total of 212 for the 54-hole event. It marked the third consecutive tournament she has earned a top-six individual finish and the third consecutive tournament she had finished below par. Castren is a total of 12 strokes under par in the first three events of the fall season.

“I didn’t really do anything special today which kept me at even par,” said Castren. “I made an unfortunate bogey on the last hole which kept me out of first place in the individual standings which was disappointing. Overall, I am happy with how I play all week.”

Castren played her best golf of the final round on her back nine as she was 2 under par with three birdies and six holes played at par. She birdie two of the final three holes of the tournament to pull within one stroke of the individual co-champions.

Castren has now earned six career top 10 finishes individual finishes including three this season. Her finish also marked the third consecutive event and marked the 15th time in 23 career events that she has finished as the Seminoles’ leader on the scoreboard.

“I am so proud of all of my teammates for putting together such great rounds this week,” said Castren. “Our hard work is definitely paying off and finishing in second place is exciting. I am excited to see what we can accomplish at Louisville in a couple of weeks to close out the fall season.”

Florida State also received an outstanding performance from junior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) who finished in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings with a three-round total of 214. She carded a 75 in the final round after tying her career best for a single round with a 68 in the second round. Gumm finished with a 2 under par total for the tournament – the second time in her career that she has finished with a below par score for a three-round tournament. Gumm finished with a 2 under par score of 214 in the spring 2015 ACC Championship.

Gumm carded two birdies on her back nine in the third round and finished her round at 1 under par over her final 10 holes of the day. She carded two birdies and seven holes at par or better over those final 10 holes.

“This finish and strong week of play is another confidence booster for our team,” said Gumm. “We are so excited to play at Louisville in our next tournament. We have to keep working hard to continue to move in the right direction. It was a fun week playing with my teammates.”

Sophomore Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) played even par golf for the second consecutive day as she finished with her second straight score of 72. She was nearly flawless on the day with one birdie and 16 holes played at par. The finish marked her second consecutive top-20 finish after placing second in the individual standings at the Jacksonville Classic.

Sophomore Kayla Jones shot two rounds of 75 or better in finishing in a tie for 28th place while junior Anna Sophia Böhmer shot a 1-over par 73 in the final round.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
5TH Annual Jim West Challenge/Par 72/Oct. 4-6, 2015                                                                                                                                                     
Tapatio Country Club/Boerne, Texas/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                                   
 1 Kent State         852   8 Missouri           879                                                                                                                                                    
 2 Florida State      864   9 Oklahoma           884                                                                                                                                                    
 3 Texas A&M          867  10 Mississippi State  897                                                                                                                                                    
 4 Texas Tech         870  11 Texas State        900                                                                                                                                                    
 5 Texas              871  12 Illinois           901                                                                                                                                                    
 6 Houston            873  13 UTSA               908                                                                                                                                                    
 7 Miami              878                                                                                                                                                                               
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Matilda Castren              3t    73    67    72    212
Lydia Gumm                   9t    71    68    75    214
Kim Metraux                 18t    75    72    72    219
Kayla Jones                 28t    71    75    76    222
Anna Sophia Bohmer          61t    77    83    73    233

CARDINAL CUP, 2nd place
10/20/2015, October 19-20, 2015, Louisville, Ky

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Kim Metraux Leads Seminoles Into 2nd Place At Cardinal Cup.

October 19, 2015

LOUISVILLE, KY – Florida State sophomore Kim Metraux shot a second round 69 and is in a tie for third place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team is in second place in the team standings after two rounds of the Cardinal Cup at the University of Louisville Golf Club. The Seminoles are only one stroke behind host Louisville as they play for their second team championship of the fall season when play begins in the third and final round of the event on Tuesday.

Florida State enters play in the final round one stroke behind Louisville, five strokes ahead of Notre Dame and six strokes ahead of Illinois in the 15-team field. The Seminoles, ranked 33rd nationally by GolfStat, have positioned themselves only one stroke behind the No. 19 Cardinals, 13 strokes ahead of No. 26 East Carolina and five strokes ahead of the No. 30 Fighting Irish. Brooke Ferrell of Wisconsin holds the individual lead with a two shot advantage over Isabella DiLisio of Notre Dame. Ferrell has a two round total of 140 and is three strokes ahead of Florida State’s Metraux who is in a group of three players who are in a tie for third place in the individual standings.

“It’s always hard playing 36 holes in one day,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “But the girls did a good job of staying in the moment and just overall hanging in there the entire day.” We didn’t get off to the greatest start in the first round but they all regrouped and put together a solid second round.”

The Seminoles finished their second round exceedingly well and were a total of 4 strokes under par on the last two holes played by the four players who counted their scores in the second round. Kim Metraux and junior Lydia Gumm were 2 under and Morgane Metraux was 1 under to vault the Seminoles into second place in the team standings.

Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) continued her stellar play during the fall season as she carded scores of 73 and 69 for her 36-hole total of 143. Her 143 total for the first two rounds is her second best 36-hole score of her career. After carding a 1 over par 73 in the day’s first set of 18 holes, she was on fire throughout the second round. Metraux began the second round with the first eagle of her Seminole career on the 288-yard, par 4 hole No. 6. From there, she carded five birdies and eight more holes at par to finish with the third best score of the second round.

“My eagle came on my first hole of the second round,” said Metraux. “I had a 60-yard shot and hit a really good 58 degree wedge which pitched 10 fee in front of the hole and rolled in.”

Metraux is enjoying the best season of her Seminole career as she is averaging 71.80 strokes per round in her first 10 rounds of the fall season. She has carded five rounds at par or better and two rounds in the 60’s. Metraux carded her career best single round score of 67 in the first round of the Jacksonville Classic.

“Today was a great day for the whole team,” said Metraux. We finished really strong and have put ourselves in a great position for a strong finish.”

“Kim excited all of us with her eagle on the first hole of the second 18,” said Bond. “She hit some good quality golf shots early which didn’t pay off but in the end she made a number of strong birdie putts.”

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) is in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings with a two round total of 145. Playing just over one hour from her home, Gumm carded scores of 73 and 72 for a two round total of 145. In carding an even par score in the second round, Gumm carded four birdies and 15 holes at par or better during the round. She had five birdies in the two rounds played on Monday. She is in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings as she plays for her second top-10 individual finish in as many weeks.

“It was so nice to get to play in front of so many familiar faces” said Gum of her homecoming. “I’m so thankful to all of my family and friends who came out today. I really proud of our team and I’m excited to see how we play tomorrow.”

Junior All-American Matilda Castren is in a tie for 18th place in the individual standings with a two round total of 148. She carded back to back scores of 74 in the first and second rounds. Castren totaled four birdies and 28 holes at par or better on Monday. She has finished in the top 20 of 17 of the first 24 events of her career.

Sophomore Morgane Metraux (Lausanne Switzerland) is in a tie for 25th place in the individual standings with single round scores of 76 and 74 and a two round total of 150. Sophomore Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) is in a tie for 45th place with a two round total of 154.


Seminoles Finish In 2nd Place At Cardinal Cup.

October 20, 2015

LOUISVILLE, KY – Sophomore Kim Metraux finished in a tie for third in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in second place in the Cardinal Cup at the University of Louisville Golf Club. The Seminoles earned three top-two team finishes during their four event fall season with a team championship at the Jacksonville Classic, a second place finish at the Jim West Challenge and a second place in the Cardinal Cup.

Florida State, which entered the event ranked No. 33 nationally by GolfStat, finished 11 strokes ahead of No. 26 East Carolina and 10 strokes ahead of No. 30 Notre Dame. The Seminoles finished second to No. 19 Louisville – the highest ranked team in the event. Jacqueline Chulya of Columbia and Brooke Ferrell of Wisconsin finished as the co-individual champions with identical scores of 213 for the 54-hole tournament.

“This is a great way for us to finish the fall season,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “I think we learned a lot about ourselves not only in this tournament but during the fall season. That’s what I am most proud of – our willingness to grow as golfers. This is a strong finish for us because we don’t feel we played our best in today’s round but we still finished the event in second place.”

Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for third place in the individual standings with a 1 under par total of 215. She carded an even par 72 in the third round after carding a 3 under par 69 in the second round. Metraux carded 15 holes at par or better with three birdies in the third round.

“This was another great tournament for our team,” said Metraux. “Even though we did not have our best round today, we still finished in second place, which is always nice. My long game was less precise today than it was yesterday, but luckily my putting was better and that allowed me to have a good score today. Overall, my game was pretty consistent and I enjoyed playing this course a lot.”

For Metraux it was her second top three individual finish of the fall season. She finished in second place in the individual standings at the Jacksonville Classic in September. Her 1 under par finish in the Cardinal Cup was the second time she finished a tournament below par – she finished the Jacksonville Classic at 3 under par and finished the four-event fall season at a combined 1 over par for 11 rounds and 198 holes played.

Junior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) finished in a tie for 14th place in the individual standings with a three-round total of 222. She was very consistent in the third round as she carded 13 consecutive holes scored at par in finishing with a score of 77. Gumm carded an even par score of 72 in the second round.

Gumm enjoyed a stellar fall season with three top-15 finishes – tied for ninth at the Jim West Classic, tied for 11th at the Jacksonville Classic and tied for 14th in the Cardinal Cup. She averaged a career low 72.78 in nine rounds during three tournaments during the fall season.

“I think we are all excited for the spring,” said Gumm. “We are going to use this tournament as motivation. I think the more we can keep putting ourselves in contention to win, the better we are going to do in the future. We are ready for the spring to arrive to see what we all can achieve.”

"This fall we earned a first place finish and two runner-up finishes,” said Bond. “In winning we proved to ourselves that we can win championships and in finishing second twice we showed that we are hungry for success. For those two reasons, the fall season was a success.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
15th Annual Cardinal Cup/Par 72/Oct. 19-20, 2015                                                                                                                                                        
University of Louisville Golf Club/Louisville, Ky./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                   
1-Lousiville       878    9-Illinois     903                                                                                                                                                            
2-Florida State    889   10-Columbia     904                                                                                                                                                            
3-Chattanooga      895   11-Cincinnati   913                                                                                                                                                            
4-Wisconsin        896   12-Richmond     914                                                                                                                                                            
5-Virginia Tech    897   13-Indiana      923                                                                                                                                                            
6-Louisville B     898   14-Ball State   929                                                                                                                                                            
7-Notre Dame       899   15-Bradley      933                                                                                                                                                            
8-East Carolina    900                                                                                                                                                                                  
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Kim Metraux                  3t    74    69    72    215
Lydia Gumm                  14t    73    72    77    222
Matilda Castren             28     74    74    79    227
Kayla Jones                 37t    75    79    76    230
Morgane Metraux             44t    76    74    81    231

FLORIDA CHALLENGE, 2nd place
02/01/2016, January 30-February 1, 2016, Lecanto, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Finish Second At Florida Challenge.

LECANTO, FL – Florida State juniors Matilda Castren and Lydia Gumm finished in a tie for first in the individual standings and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in second place in the team standings at the spring season opening Florida Challenge at the Black Diamond Ranch Golf Club. The win was the fourth of Castren’s collegiate and the first individual championship of her career for Gumm as a Seminole.

The Seminoles, who led the event after the first 18 holes were played in the morning finished second to Florida who rallied in the second round to surpass the Seminoles. The Gators were two strokes behind the Seminoles after the first round of play and claimed the team championship as they defeated the Seminoles in the second round.

“We put together a great first round,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We started off well in the second round and just couldn’t put the finishing touches on the afternoon round. The fact that four of our players shot under par in at least one round in the opening event is a very good sign. I saw a lot of good things over the first 36 holes of the spring season and I am very excited to watch this team continue to grow and mature moving forward.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland) finished in a tie at the top of the leaderboard with a two round total of 141. She carded a 3-under par score of 69 un the first round and closed the afternoon round with an even par score of 72.

“Overall I felt like I played pretty well today,” said Castren. “I made some dome putts and hit some good shots which I am happy about since this is the first event of the season. I played good golf today and I am glad that I could share the trophy with my good friend and teammate Lydia Gumm.”

Gumm also finished with a 3 under par total of 141; she carded identical scores to Castren with a 69 in the first round and a 72 in the second round. The win is the first of Gumm’s career after four top 10 finishes and a previous career best finish of fourth at the spring 2015 Gator Women’s Invitational.

“I’m really excited about how the day went and to the start of the spring season said Gumm. “I was proud of myself for staying in the moment during such a long day. I’m really happy for our team and think we can use today as motivation for the entire spring season.”

Florida State’s second place team finish marked the fourth top two team finish in five events this year for the Seminoles who won the team championship at the Jacksonville Classic in September.

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  =====
Matilda Castren              1t    69    72    141
Lydia Gumm                   1t    69    72    141
Kim Metraux               *  5t    74    68    142
Morgane Metraux             11t    70    79    149
Anna Sophia Bohmer        * 20t    79    75    154
Kayla Jones                 24t    77    79    156
Kayla Bloor                 27t    82    75    157
Dominika Gradecka         * 36t    83    80    163

FLORIDA STATE MATCH-UP, 1st place
02/14/2016, TALLAHASSEE, FL, February 12-14, 2016

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Lead Florida State Match-Up After One Round.

February 12, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Seminole women’s golf team is in first place in the team standings and sophomore Kim Metraux is in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings after the first round of the Florida State Match-Up women’s golf tournament at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course and Club. The duo of Florida State and Texas A&M are in first place in the special match-up standings as they are working together to win the match-up for the second consecutive season.

Florida State enters Saturday’s second of three rounds looking to win the team championship in their home event for the first time in four years. Furman, the defending team champion, is in a tie for fifth in the team standings with 36 holes remaining to be played.

“I thought we did a really good job today,” said Florida State head coach Amy Bond. “Especially after starting slow this morning the girls started to battle back. “The conditions weren’t easy. But I think we handled them well and I liked the way we finished and played today.”

Maddie Szeryk of Texas A&M holds the individual lead with a 3 under par score of 69. She began the round well with a birdie on her first hole and finished the back 9 at two under par as she began her round on hole 10. She finished her front 9 at one under to finish with the best score of round (3 under par 69).

Led by Szeryk, seven golfers finished the first round at even or below par in the field of 68 on the glorious, but blustery, day for golf in the Capital City of the state of Florida.


Seminoles In Second Place At Florida State Match-Up.

February 13, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida State women’s golf team is in second place in the team standings and sophomore Kim Metraux is in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings after the second round of the Florida State Match-Up at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course and Club. The Seminoles are only four strokes behind South Carolina in the team standings while Metraux is only three strokes behind Maddie Szeryk of Texas A&M who holds the individual lead after 36 holes.

South Carolina moved into first place in the team standings as it carded the best team round of the second round and the first sub-par team round of the tournament. The Gamecocks entered the round tied for second behind Florida State and tied with SMU and find themselves four strokes ahead of now second placed Florida State and 15 strokes ahead of SMU. The Mustangs are tied for fourth in the team standings with one round remaining to be played.

Szeryk is in first place in the individual standings with a two-day total of 141. She has carded scores of 69 and 72 and is 3 under par over the course of the first two days of play. Szeryk begins play in the final round of the event looking to become the second consecutive Texas A&M player to win the individual championship in this event; teammate Bianca Fabrizio earned medalist honors in 2015. Fabrizio is currently tied for 45th in the individual standings with a two round total of 156.

Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) has carded back to back scores of 72 and has an even par total of 144 entering the final round of play. Only three strokes behind the lead of Szeryk, Metraux is playing for her fourth career top 10 finish and first career collegiate victory. Metraux’s best finish during her first two seasons as a Seminole came during the fall 2005 Jacksonville Classic as she earned a second place finish.

“Overall, I am quite happy with my game,” said Metraux. “I started my first round badly and managed to get back by holing some good putts. It was the opposite today as my long game was a lot better but not as many putts fell. I appreciate very much the opportunity to play at home and in front of my family and people I know and I am looking forward to the final day of play.”

Metraux leads four Seminoles in the top 15 of the individual standings. Also in the top 15 of the individual standings are juniors Lydia Gumm (11th, 147 total) and Matilda Castren (tied for 12th, 148) along with sophomore Kayla Jones (tied for 12th, 148). Gumm is looking for her second consecutive top 10 finish after placing in a tie for first place at the spring season opening Florida Challenge.

Florida State and Texas A&M are in first place in the special match-up portion of the event. The Seminoles and the Aggies have a three stroke lead in the match-up standings over the teams of Furman and Coastal Carolina and South Carolina and Virginia. Florida State and Texas A&M are looking to win the match-up championship for the second consecutive season.


Womens Golf Captures Title And One Of The Program's Biggest Wins.

February 14, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, FL – During the first two days of the Florida State Match-Up, the tournament host played to identical scores of 293. Those scores were good enough to place the FSU women’s golf team in second place coming into Sunday’s final round. After all five Seminoles carded scores at par or better, the squad pulled away from the field posting a three-under on the final day and winning the tournament by four strokes in what head coach Amy Bond called one of the program’s biggest victories.

“I am so proud, I mean words can’t even express it,” said Bond. “When you play in your hometown there is a little more pressure, a little more expected and the girls did a great job today.

“This is probably one of the biggest wins we’ve had as a program. For this group of girls…this is a big deal.”

Playing in their only home tournament of the season, Florida State finished ahead of seven ranked teams including four top 25 squads to take home the team title. Dating back to the fall season, the 34th-ranked women have now finished in the top two in five consecutive tournaments.

“This gives them a big boost of confidence and shows them they can compete with any team in the country,” said Bond. “I am excited about what the rest of the spring holds. It gives you a little bit on an air of ‘Could this be our year’. We have to just keep doing what do and that’s get better every day.”

Kim Metraux and Matilda Castren led the way for FSU on Sunday each shooting one-under. For the second consecutive tournament Metraux finished second overall in the individual standings. The sophomore from Lausanne, Switzerland was one of just three players to shoot under par for the tournament. For the weekend, Matraux (-1, T-2) and Castren (+3, T-8) were joined by teammate Lydia Gumm (+3, T-8) with top 10 finishes.

“Today they all deserve props,” said Bond. “Anytime you can throw out an even par it’s a good tournament. They played a good round of golf. Kim finishing in second, she now has back-to-back second place finishes and she is playing pretty well. Lydia had a good strong finish as well. We are close to putting it together and this was a great team effort.”

Following a second place finish to open the spring season and a team title this weekend, the Seminoles will head into Gainesville in less than three weeks for the Gator Women’s Invitational with a boost of confidence. It will be the last time the Seminoles play in the state of Florida this season.

“We’ve had a few runner-up finishes that can be depressing for the players,” said Bond. “We had to stay motivated. This was a big weekend for us and that confidence should be brimming over now. We will see what the rest of the spring holds but this is great momentum heading into the Gator.”

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Kim Metraux                  2t    72    72    71    215
Matilda Castren              8t    74    74    71    219
Lydia Gumm                   8t    74    73    72    219
Kayla Jones                 12     74    74    72    220
Kayla Bloor               * 15t    75    76    72    223
Morgane Metraux             15t    73    79    71    223
Anna Sophia Bohmer        * 46t    77    78    79    234
Dominika Gradecka         * 65t    83    78    80    241

GATOR WOMEN'S INVITATIONAL, 2nd place
03/06/2016, March 5-6, 2016, Gainesville, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Metraux Sisters Lead Seminoles At Gator Women's Invitational.

March 5, 2016

GAINESVILLE, FL – Sophomores Kim and Morgane Metraux are in a tie for third in the individual standings and the No. 18 Seminole women’s golf team is in a tie for fourth in the team standings with one round remaining to be played in the 44th Annual Gator Women’s Invitational at the Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida. The Metraux sisters begin final round play on Sunday only five strokes out of first place while the Seminoles are 12 strokes behind Florida.

Florida, with four players in the top 11 of the individual standings is in first place in the team standings after the 13-team field played 36 holes on Saturday. The Gators lead NC State by 10 strokes, Oregon by 11 and the trio of Florida State, SMU and Ohio State by 12 strokes. Rachel Taylor of NC State is in first place in the individual standings with a two-round total of 136. She holds a three stroke lead over Katja Pogacar of Ohio State.

Florida State is looking to earn its third team championship and its sixth top-two team finish of the year. The Seminoles won the team championship in their most recent event – the Florida State Match-Up in Tallahassee in February.

“We have put ourselves in contention to make a run tomorrow,” said head coach Amy Bond. We just need to control what we can control, stay in the moment and we’ll see what happens when the last putt falls on Sunday.”

Kim Metraux carded the best score of the day for the Seminoles – a 69 in the first round – and has a two round total of 141. She carded eight birdies in Saturday’s first two rounds and was never more than two strokes over par in either round. In shooting her second round in the 60’s this spring to begin the day, Kim was 3 under par over the course of her final 13 holes of the first round.

Morgane Metraux is also in a tie for third place in the individual standings with a two-round total of 141. She carded her career low score of 67 in the second round as she totaled five birdies among 17 holes scored at par or better. During Morgane’s second round of golf, she was as many as three strokes under par and never allowed herself to rise above event par. She was under par for 15 of the 18 holes she played in the second round.

“I didn’t get off to the best start but I focused on every shot and the putts began to fall,” said Morgane. “As the putts began to fall my confidence began to go up. In the afternoon, I kept my ball out of trouble which was the big difference in my play from the first to the second round. I holed a couple of long putts which is always very helpful on the scorecard.

“Kim and Morgane played some really good golf today,” said Bond.


Morgane Metraux Leads Seminoles To Second Place Finish.

March 6, 2016

GAINESVILLE, FL – Sophomore Morgane Metraux finished in a tie for third place in the individual standings and the No. 18 Florida State women’s golf team finished in second place in the team standings as play in the 44th Annual Gator Women’s Invitational at the Mark Bostick Golf Course came to a close. Metraux carded a 73 in the final round and earned the best finish of her collegiate career in leading the Seminoles to their fifth straight top five team finish.

Florida, playing on its home course, won the team championship for the first time since 2012 as it defeated runner-up Florida State by 11 strokes. Rachel Taylor of NC State won the individual championship with an even par score of 210 – she was the only golfer in the 75-team field that finished at even par or better. Morgane Metraux (tied for third place) and her sister Kim Metraux (tied for seventh place) helped Florida State finish as one of only three teams in the 13-team event that finished with multiple players in the top 10 of the individual standings.

“We played the round of the day and I am very pleased about that,” said head coach Amy Bond. “The girls knew what they needed to do and they were very consistent throughout the entire round. The aspect of our play I was most pleased about was their ability to play well in a tight race for positioning in the standings and to finish in second place. We played against some good teams and displayed our ability to play consistently down the stretch. I like the way we finished.”

Florida State carded the best round of the day (12 over par 292) of the 13 teams in the event – a score that allowed the Seminoles to move up from a tied for fourth place standing after two rounds into the runner-up position. The Seminoles also finished as the top team from the ACC in the event – eight strokes ahead of NC State who finished in fifth place in the team standings.

Morgane Metraux carded her final round score of 73 and finished with a 4 over par total of 214 to earn her best finish and her first top five placing of her Seminole career. She was extremely consistent in the third round with 15 holes scored at par and no hole scored above a bogey. Metraux played her final two rounds even par with only four of her final 36 holes scored above par.

“Today my putts didn’t drop but my long game was solid and that’s what brought me to my third place finish,” said Metraux. “My game is heading in the right direction but I’m most proud of my teammates for our play this spring. We are all getting better and are all very excited for the Lady Jaguar Invitational next week.”

Kim Metraux earned her fourth consecutive top seven finish with a 216 total for the 36-hole event. She carded a 69 in the first round and closed the event with a 75. Metraux is a total of 3 over par in three spring events and a cumulative total of 4 over par in seven events during her sophomore season.

Kim Metraux has now earned (in succession) a tied for third place finish at the Cardinal Cup, a tied for fifth place finish at the Florida Challenge, a runner-up finish at the Florida State Match-Up and a tied for seventh place finish at the Gator.

“I am really happy with my long game,” said Metraux. “My long game was the best part of my game in the last two days. “I was very happy with the way I handled the bad shots I made. I stayed patient and that was a big part of my success today. I am also especially proud of my teammates because we all did a great job. Finishing with the best score of the day and another top two finish is a huge confidence boost heading into the next tournament.”

Junior Lydia Gumm earned a tied for 21st place finish with a 72 in the final round and a 22 total while sophomore Kayla Jones finished in a tied for 28th place in the individual standings with a 72 in the final round and a 224 total for the event.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Gator Women’s Invitational/Par 70/March 5-6, 2016                                                                                                                                                       
Mark Bostick Golf Course/Gainesville, Fla./Final Results                                                                                                                                                
 1 Florida                862   8 South Florida          889                                                                                                                                            
 2 Florida State          873   9 Central Florida        895                                                                                                                                            
 3 Ohio State             876  10 Florida International  897                                                                                                                                            
 4 Oregon                 877  11 Kansas                 903                                                                                                                                            
 5 North Carolina State   881  12 Texas San Antonio      914                                                                                                                                            
 6 Southern Methodist     883  13 Mississippi            923                                                                                                                                            
 7 Kent State             884                                                                                                                                                                           
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Morgane Metraux              3t    74    67    73    214
Kim Metraux                  7t    69    72    75    216
Lydia Gumm                  21t    75    75    72    222
Kayla Jones                 28t    73    79    72    224
Dominika Gradecka         * 37t    75    74    77    226
Kayla Bloor                 50t    78    76    76    230

LADY JAGUAR INVITATIONAL, 6th place
03/12/2016, March 11-12, 2016, Augusta, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Castren Leads Florida State At 3M Augusta Invitational.

March 11, 2016

AUGUSTA, GA – Florida State All-American Matilda Castren shot a 73 and is in a tie for 13th place in the individual standings and the No. 17 Florida State women’s golf team is in sixth place in the team standings after the first round of the 3M Lady Jaguar Invitational at the Forest Hills Golf Club. Castren carded two birdies and 15 holes at par or better and is only four strokes out of the individual lead with two rounds and 36 holes remaining to be played.

Furman and East Tennessee State are tied for first in the individual standings with identical team scores of 290. Furman has two golfers in the top five of the individual standings including Alice Chen who is tied for first with a 3 under par score of 69. East Tennessee State has three golfers in the top 10 of the individual standings including Hee Ying Loy and Rachel Pollock who are tied for fourth with 2 over par scores of 71. Chen is tied for the individual lead with Jessica Hogwood of Augusta. A total of eight players in the 89 player field carded scores of par or better. Florida State played its best golf of the afternoon as it was a combined total of five strokes under par on the final four holes of the round. The Seminoles have set themselves up to play well in the final two rounds of the tournament – they are only one stroke out of the top five and only nine strokes behind Furman and East Tennessee State.

“We needed a good close,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We didn’t play with conviction early and didn’t take advantage of what the golf course gave us. We played the par fives poorly but we recovered late and have put ourselves in a better position than we could have been mid-way through the round. We need to control what we can control for 36 holes tomorrow.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland) was very consistent during the round as she carded two birdies, was even par over her final 14 holes and was never more than two strokes over par. Following a string of nine consecutive holes scored at par (holes five through 13) she closed the round with a bogey on hole No. 14 and a birdie on hole No. 17.

"I hit a lot of greens today but did not putt as well as I would have like to today,” said Castren. “I only made two birdies so I am hoping to make a few more tomorrow in order to help my team climb up the leader board.”

Castren entered the three-round tournament with an average of 71.88 strokes in six tournaments during her junior season. She has now carded six consecutive rounds at 74 or better with three of the six scored at par or better. Castren begins play in the second round as Florida State’s leading golfer and has finished as the Seminoles’ leader in 16 of the 26 events she has played in during her collegiate career.

Sophomore Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland), who finished in a tie for third in last week’s Gator Women’s Invitational, carded a 2 over par score of 74 and is in a tie for 17th place in the individual standings. In carding a 74, Metraux was over par on only two holes during the round. She played her final six holes at one under par with one birdie and her final five holes played at par.

Sophomores Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) and Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) both shot scores of 76 and are tied for 34th in the individual standings.


Jones Leads Seminoles At 3M Lady Jaguar Invitational.
March 12, 2016

AUGUSTA, GA – Sophomore Kayla Jones shot a near career-best 68 in the second sound and finished in 14th place in the individual standings and the No. 17 Florida State women’s golf team finished in sixth place in the team standings as play in the 3M Lady Jaguar Invitational hosted by Augusta University at the Forest Hills Golf Course came to a close. While each of the 16 teams played the scheduled 54 holes, the event was shortened to two days of play because of approaching inclement weather.

Augusta, the host school, rallied in the final round to claim the team championship. The Lady Jaguars shot the best team round of the tournament to finish with an 861 score. They defeated Coastal Carolina by 10 shots to win the team championship. Frida Gustafsson Spang of East Carolina carded a 5 under par score of 67 to claim the individual championship by one stroke over Maelen Kroboll Hansen of Coastal Carolina, Thayna Pattamakijsak of Texas A&M, Hee Ying Loy of East Tennessee State and Lena Schaeffner of Coast Carolina who all finished in a tie for second place.

Jones (Milton, Ga.) carded scores of 76-68-75 to finish with a 4 over par total of 219. Her score of 68 in the second round included a season-high six birdies and was just one stroke off of her career best score of 67 which she carded during the Schooner Fall Classic and the Jacksonville Classic during the fall of 2015. Following a birdie on her first round of the day, Jones played the final 17 holes at five under par with her six birdies and 16 holes played at par or better.

Jones led the Seminoles for the second time in her career. She was also the team leader in her very first career event as a Seminole as she finished in a career best tied for first at the Mo Morial Invitational at Texas A&M during the fall of 2014.

Sophomore Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for 17th place in the individual standings as she closed the tournament with scores of 73 and 72 in the second and third rounds. She carded one birdie in the second round and four birdies in the third round for a 36 holes total of 1 over par 145. Metraux carded 16 holes at par or better in the second round and 14 holes at par or better in the third round.

In finishing in a tie for 17th place, Kim Metraux has now earned seven consecutive top 20 finishes including her tied for second placing at the Florida State Match-Up in February.

Sophomore Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for 24th place with a three round total of 223. She carded her best score of event as she totaled a final round 73. Morgane Metraux has earned four consecutive top 25 finishes this spring.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
3M Lady Jaguar Invitational /Par 72/March 11-13, 2016                                                                                                                                                   
Forest Hills Golf Course/Augusta, Ga./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                                
 1  Augusta              298 298 280=861   9  Troy                 306 298 297=900                                                                                                                      
 2  Coastal Carolina     302 283 286=871  10t Virginia Tech        301 299 302=902                                                                                                                      
 3  Furman               290 292 293=875  10t Mercer               305 287 310=902                                                                                                                      
 4  East Tennessee State 290 293 295=878  12  Kennesaw State       297 302 305=905                                                                                                                      
 5  East Carolina        295 301 291=887  13  Memphis              315 300 294=909                                                                                                                      
 6  Florida State        299 290 300=889  14  Eastern Michigan     301 308 305=914                                                                                                                      
 7  Texas A&M            301 301 294=896  15  Maryland             304 313 301=918                                                                                                                      
 8  Illinois             304 293 302=899  16  Georgia Southern     308 312 319=929                                                                                                                      
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Kayla Jones                 14     76    68    75    219
Kim Metraux                 17t    76    73    72    221
Morgane Metraux             24t    74    76    73    223
Lydia Gumm                  66t    81    73    80    234
Matilda Castren             wd     73                 73

BRIAR'S CREEK INVITATIONAL, 5th(t) place
03/22/2016, March 21-22, 2016, John's Island, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Morgane Metraux Leads Seminoles At Briar's Creek.

March 21, 2016

JOHNS ISLAND, SC – Florida State sophomore Morgane Metraux is in second place in the individual standings and the No. 20 Seminole women’s golf team is in third place in the team standings after two rounds of the Briar’s Creek Invitational at the Golf Club at Briar’s Creek. Metraux begins play in Tuesday’s final round only two strokes out of the individual lead while the Seminoles tee off in the third round only four strokes back in the team standings.

No. 8 Florida is the team leader with a two round total of 573. The Gators lead Indiana by three strokes and the Seminoles by four strokes with 18 holes remaining to be played. Lauren Stephenson of Clemson is the individual leader with a two round total of 137. She carded scores of 69 and 68 in the first two rounds and leads Florida State’s Morgane Metraux by two strokes.

“I thought we did a good job of battling back after a slow start in the morning,” head coach Amy Bond said. “We have played ourselves into a position where we can chase down the frontrunners in the final round. I like how we are playing right now; we are playing with a lot of confidence going into the final round.”

Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) carded scores of 71 and 68 for a two round total of 139. She finished the day as one of four golfers in the 93-player field with under par scores in both rounds. Morgane was as many as four strokes under par with five birdies in the first round and as many as five strokes under par with four birdies in the second round. She carded the second eagle of her Florida State career in the second round with a three of the par 5 hole No. 10.

"Morgane played a great round of golf this afternoon,” Bond said. “She played 34 great holes and has given herself an opportunity to win a championship. Morgane has to control what she can control in the third round and she will be in good shape.”

Metraux was never above par at any point during either round on the first day of the event. Her score of 68 in the second round was only one stroke off of her career best score of 67 (in the second round of the spring 2016 Gator Women’s Invitational) and her 36 hole total is also only one stroke off her career best of 138 (in the spring 2015 NCAA San Antonio Regional Championship).

Sophomore Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) is in a tie for 21st place in the individual standings with a two round total of 146. She carded scores of 74 and 72 with a total of five birdies and 29 holes scored at par or better in the two rounds played on Tuesday. Junior captain Lydia Gumm, who carded a 71 in the second round, is also tied for 21st in the individual standings with a two round total of 146. Gumm totaled nine birdies in the two rounds including five in the second round. Gumm was never above par in carding her score of 71 in the second round.


Morgane Metraux Tops Seminoles At Briar's Creek.

March 22, 2016

JOHNS ISLAND, SC – Sophomore Morgane Metraux finished in a career-best tied for second place in the individual standings and the No. 20 Florida State women’s golf team finished in a tie for fifth place in the team standings as play in the Briar’s Creek Invitational at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek came to a close. For Metraux, the runner-up finish was her second top three individual finish of the spring season and the team finish marked the Seminoles’ sixth top five team finish of the year.

Florida won the team championship as it defeated Indiana by nine strokes and third-place Clemson by 12 strokes. The Gators scored the best team rounds of both the second and third rounds to claim the championship. Frida Gustafsson Span of East Carolina won the individual championship with a three-round total of 208. She defeated both Florida State’s Morgane Metraux and Lauren Stephenson of Clemson by one stroke. Gustaffsson Span carded a 68 in the third and final round as compared to Metraux’s score of 70 and Stephenson’s score of 72 to earn the victory.

"We had our opportunities today and we didn’t take advantage of them,” Seminole head coach Amy Bond said. “We have to use our finish in this tournament as a learning experience. There are things we have to work on if we want to continue to get to where we want to be in the next eight weeks.”

Florida State finished ahead of four teams ranked in the top 50 and finished tied with No. 12 Kent State. The Seminoles also finished second among the five ACC teams competing in the event and placed in front of Louisville (seventh place), Virginia Tech (16th place) and Boston College (18th place).

In earning the best finish of her career, Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) carded a 70 in the final round to complete the event with a career-best score of 209 for the 54 holes played. She earned her second career top five finish, finished as Florida State’s leader for the third time in her career and carded her career best third round score of 70 to finish only one stroke away from earning her first collegiate individual championship.

”I hit the ball pretty well and I felt my putting was great during the whole tournament,” Metraux said. “I holed a lot of birdie putts which allowed me to score well. I loved playing this course because it fits my game so very well. I was very comfortable on the greens and around them which allowed me to be a little more aggressive with my long game.”

In finishing with her third sub-par round in an event for first time in her career (71-68-70) Metraux finished with a below par tournament score for the second time in her career. Her score of 70 in the third round included four birdies and 16 holes played at par or better. Metraux birdie her first hole to go under par, was never above par during the round and finished two strokes under par. She was never above par for her cumulative score during the round and was as many as five strokes under par during the second round.

Junior captain Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) finished the event with an ever par score of 72 in the final round and finished in a tie for 21st place in the individual standings -- her seventh top 25 individual finish in eight events this year. She carded two birdies as was as many as two strokes under par during the third round. Gumm was at or below par over the course of her final 36 holes of the event.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
2016 Briar’s Creek Invitational/Par 72/March 21-22, 2016                                                                                                                                                
Johns Island, S.C./The Golf Club At Briar’s Creek/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                    
 1  Florida                293+280+285=858  10t Campbell               302+290+289=881                                                                                                                  
 2  Indiana                291+285+293=869  10t Wisconsin              302+290+289=881                                                                                                                  
 3  Clemson                294+288+288=870  12  Long Beach State       290+307+291=888                                                                                                                  
 4  East Carolina          295+287+289=871  13  Penn State             299+293+298=890                                                                                                                  
 5t Florida State          291+286+295=872  14t College of Charleston  300+290+307=897                                                                                                                  
 5t Kent State             300+288+284=872  14t Michigan State         294+301+302=897                                                                                                                  
 7  Louisville             289+295+290=874  16  Virginia Tech          302+298+298=898                                                                                                                  
 8  Texas Tech             302+295+279=876  17  Maryland               306+303+294=903                                                                                                                  
 9  Coastal Carolina       295+293+289=877  18  Boston College         304+301+308=913                                                                                                                  
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Morgane Metraux              2t    71    68    70    209
Lydia Gumm                  21t    75    71    72    218
Kim Metraux                 38t    74    72    76    222
Matilda Castren             54t    71    76    78    225
Kayla Jones                 61t    75    75    77    227

BRYAN NATIONAL COLLEGIATE, 3rd place
04/03/2016, April 1-3, 2016, Browns Summit, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Castren Leads Florida State At Bryan National Collegiate.

April 1, 2016

BROWNS SUMMIT, NC – Junior All-American Matilda Castren shot a 1 under par 71 and is in a tie for second place in the individual standings and the Seminole women’s golf team is in a tie for sixth place in the team standings after the rain-delayed first round of the Bryan National Collegiate on the Bryan Park Champions Course. The beginning of the round was delayed by more than two hours because of rain in the area -- as a result of the inclement weather only three of the 84 golfers (including Florida State’s Castren) and none of the 15 competing teams finished the first round with under par scores.

No. 20 Virginia, the highest ranked team in the event, is the team leader after the first round with a 1 over par team total of 289. The Cavaliers holed a nine stroke lead over South Carolina and Notre Dame and a 10 stroke lead over Florida State. The No. 21 ranked Seminoles are the second highest ranked team in the event with 10 teams ranked in the nation’s top 50 playing in the power-packed event. Nico Engstroem Skaug of East Carolina is the overall leader after 18 holes with a 2 under par score of 70. Castren and Elizabeth Szokol of Virginia are tied for second in the individual standings with identical scores of 71.

Florida State finished the first round as one of only three teams in the field with multiple golfers in the top 10 of the individual standings. In addition to Castren’s score of 71 and placing of tied for second, junior Lydia Gumm is tied for sixth in the individual standings with a 1 over par score of 73.

“We started out really well today which has not been the case most of the season,” head coach Amy Bond said. “We need to do a better job of handling the ebbs and flows of a round. This round is in the books and there is a lot of golf remaining to be played. We are looking forward to the next two days of golf and moving up the leaderboard.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland) carded four birdies and 15 holes at par or better in earning her fifth round at par or better in 10 rounds this spring. She played outstanding golf with two birdies on her first three holes and no holes scored above par on her first 11 holes of the afternoon. Castren birdied her final hole of the round to finish under par. She was as many as three strokes under par and was never above par during the round and tied Gumm for the team lead with four birdies.

“I hit the ball very well and put myself in position to play good golf today,” Castren said. “I made some good putts, but, unfortunately on the second nine I lost a little bit of my concentration and made a few bogeys. I want to go out there tomorrow and earn the same chances I did today in order to make it an even better day.”

In carding a 1 under par score of 71 in the first round, she continued an impressive first round scoring trend this spring. She has now carded a below par score in the first round of three of her first five events of the spring season. Castren averages an impressive 71.60 strokes in first round play this spring and has finished below par in the first round of eight of her last 11 tournaments dating to the spring of 2014.

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) carded a 1 over par score of 73 and begins second round play only one stroke out of the top four and only three strokes behind the individual leader. She carded four birdies on her first five holes to quickly move to 4 under with 13 holes to play. Gumm finished her round with five consecutive holes scored at par to finish at 73. She has now carded three consecutive and nine of her 15 rounds this spring at 73 or better.

Gumm begins play in Saturday’s second round with a 73.42 stroke average for her junior season – more than two strokes below her freshman season scoring average of 75.55.


Seminoles Move Into Second At Bryan National Collegiate.

April 2, 2016

BROWNS SUMMIT, NC – Junior Matilda Castren is in first place in the individual standings and the No. 20 Florida State women’s golf team is in second place in the team standings with one round to play in the Bryan National Collegiate Championship on the Bryan Park Champions Course. Castren shot her second consecutive round of 71 and the Seminoles enjoyed the best round of the day as they vaulted four spots up the leaderboard to put themselves into position to earn their third team championship of the year.

Castren begins play in Sunday’s third round with a two-stroke lead over Lauren Diaz-Yi of Virginia and Sarah Schmelzel of South Carolina. Castren, Diaz-Yi and Schmelzel were three of the four golfers in the 84-player field who finished below par in the second round and who will contend for the individual championship on Sunday. Florida State begins play only seven strokes behind Virginia as the two ACC teams will play in the final group and battle for the title on Sunday. The Seminoles are three strokes ahead of third-placed South Carolina.

“All of the girls did a really good job of grinding though today’s round,” head coach Amy Bond said. The conditions were more difficult today than they were yesterday but I saw a lot more smiles and much better attitudes today than I did yesterday. It was a really, really good round. They all put themselves in position to play well because they all put themselves in positions to make a lot of birdies.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland) carded 15 holes at par or better with three birdies to finish with her score of 71. After a slow start, she was 3 under par over her final 13 holes of the round. Castren closed the round with three birdies and 10 holes scored at par on her final 13 holes to finish below par for the second consecutive round. It marked the fifth time in her career that she has carded under par scores in the first two rounds of an event.

Castren will play for her school record tying fifth individual championship as competition in the final round begins on Sunday. She has earned titles in the spring 2014 Florida State Match-Up, the spring 2014 Web.com/Marsh Landing Invitational, the fall 2015 Jacksonville Classic and most recently the spring 2015 Florida Challenge. A win would tie her with Caroline Westrup who won five individual titles during her career as a Seminole (2006-09).

Sophomore Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) and her sister Morgane Metraux carded identical even par scores of 72 to help the Seminoles move up in the team standings. Kim played a strong round as well with two birdies and 17 holes played at par or better as she improved her score by six strokes (as compared to her 78 in the first round) and also moved up 25 positons in the individual standings. With five birdies and only four holes scored above par in the second round, Morgane improved her score by seven strokes (as compared to her 79 in the first round) and improved her placing by 25 positions in the individual standings.

Kim Metraux is in a tie for 19th place in the individual standings while Morgane Metraux is in a tie for 28th in the individual standings.

Junior Lydia Gumm carded a 1 over par score of 73 and moved into a tie for ninth place in the individual standings. She was very consistent throughout the round with 16 holes scored at par to earn a two-round total of 148. Gumm begins play in the third round looking to earn her third top-10 finish of the spring and her sixth career collegiate top-10 finish. She finished in a tie for first in the individual standings at the spring season opening Florida Challenge.

In addition to playing to win its third event of the year (the Seminoles won the team championships at the fall 2015 Jacksonville Classic and the spring 2016 Florida State Match-Up), Florida State will play for its eighth top-five finish in 11 events this year. The Seminoles last won the Bryan National Collegiate in 2010.


Seminoles Finish Third At Bryan National Collegiate.

April 3, 2016

BROWNS SUMMIT, NC – Florida State junior Matilda Castren finished in a tie for second place in the individual standings and the Seminoles women’s golf team finished in third place in the team standings as play in the Bryan National Collegiate on the Bryan Park Champions Course came to a close. The Seminoles, ranked 21st nationally entering the event, defeated seven teams ranked in the top 50 and finished second among the seven ACC teams competing in the event. The Seminoles will face each of the 12 teams in the ACC as it begins postseason play at the ACC Championship April 15-17 at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.

No. 20 Virginia, the highest ranked team in the 15-team field, won the event and claimed its first championship of the year with a six stroke victory over second-placed South Carolina and an eight stroke advantage over third placed Florida State. The Cavaliers took over the team lead in the first round and led the event wire to wire to claim its second consecutive Bryan National Collegiate team championship. Sarah Schmelzel of South Carolina claimed the individual championship with a two stroke victory over Florida State’s Castren, Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest and Katelyn Dambaugh of South Carolina. Schmelzel won the championship despite carding a 3 over par score of 75 in the final round.

The third place finish capped a strong regular season for the Seminoles who earned eight top five and seven top three team finishes during their fall and spring seasons. The Seminoles finished in third place or better in four events during the spring season and in third place or better in three of four events during the fall season. During its six-match regular season schedule during the spring season, the Seminoles did not finish lower than sixth in an event and finished third or better in four of their seven matches.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) carded scores of 71 in the first two rounds and totaled a 79 in the third round to finish the event with a three round total of 221. Her tied for second place finish ranks as her second best individual finish of the spring season following her individual championship at the spring season opening Florida Challenge. Castren has now earned six top-10 individual finishes during her junior season and 17 during her 29-match Florida State career.

Florida State’s top two scores in the third round came from sophomores Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) and Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.). Metraux carded a 75 in the third round and finished in a tie for 15th in the individual standings with a three round total of 226. Jones also carded a 75 and finished in a tie for 30th with a 54-hole total of 229.

For Morgane Metraux, her tied for 15th place finish was her sixth top-15 finish in seven events this spring. She finished in a career best tied for third place at the Gator Women’s Invitational in March. Jones’ top 30 finish marked her fifth top-30 finish in six spring events – a total which included a 12th place individual finish at the Florida State Match-Up in February.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Bryan National Collegiate /Par 72/April 1-3, 2016                                                                                                                                                       
Bryan Park Champions Course/Browns Summit, N.C. /Final Team Results                                                                                                                                     
 1 Virginia             289+295+304=888   9 Miami                298+306+310=914                                                                                                                        
 2 South Carolina       297+299+298=894  10 North Carolina       302+304+311=917                                                                                                                        
 3 Florida State        299+290+307=896  11 Michigan             314+304+308=926                                                                                                                        
 4 Wake Forest          298+297+306=901  12 Central Florida      315+301+317=933                                                                                                                        
T5 Notre Dame           297+303+309=909  13 Penn State           319+315+312=946                                                                                                                        
T5 Kentucky             306+293+310=909  14 Cal State Fullerton  307+312+334=953                                                                                                                        
 7 East Carolina        299+303+308=910  15 UNC Greensboro       326+317+326=969                                                                                                                        
 8 NC State             304+303+304=911                                                                                                                                                                 
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Matilda Castren              2t    71    71    79    221
Morgane Metraux             15t    79    72    75    226
Kim Metraux                 26t    78    72    78    228
Kayla Jones                 30t    77    77    75    229
Lydia Gumm                  34t    73    75    82    230

ACC CHAMPIONSHIP, 9th place
04/17/2016, April 15-17, 2016, Greensboro, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Castren Leads Seminoles At ACC Championships.

April 15, 2017

GREENSBORO, NC – Florida State junior All-American Matilda Castren is in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings and the No. 19 ranked Seminole women’s golf team is in seventh place in the team standings after the first round of the ACC Championships at the Sedgefield Country Club. Castren finished the round with a 1 over par score of 73 and is two strokes outside of the top five of the individual standings with two rounds remaining to be played.

No. 18 Virginia, with three players in the top seven of the individual standings, is the team leader after the first round as they carded a score of 5 under par 283. The Cavaliers, who are looking to win their second consecutive ACC Championship, finished the first round as the only team under par. Wake Forest and Duke are tied for second place in the team standings (11 strokes behind Virginia). No. 3 Duke, the highest ranked squad in the 12-team event, has three players in the top 15 of the individual standings. Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest and Lauren Coughlin of Virginia are tied for first in the individual standings. Both Kupcho and Coughlin shot identical scores of 6 under par 66.

“We didn’t handle the conditions as well as we wanted to today,” head coach Amy Bond said. “I thought we let the golf course get the best of us at times. But tomorrow will be a better day – one in which we will play smart and aggressive golf. We put together a good round today but the putts just didn’t all fall for us. We still have a lot of confidence and that’s how we are going into tomorrow’s round.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland) put herself in great position to earn her third career top 11 finish in this event with a score of 1 under par 73. She closed extremely well as she was two strokes under par over her final 10 holes with two birdies and eight holes scored at par. Castren has now carded four of her last seven career round in her three ACC Championships at 73 or better including scores of 69 and 71 during the 2015 ACC Championships.

“The windy conditions were difficult today but I managed to put together a good back nine,” said Castren. “I didn’t start the way I wanted to but I played well towards the end of the round. I am hoping to keep up that good work on the back nine again tomorrow. As a team we are in a good position and we are all confident we will play much better in the next two rounds.”

Castren is looking to finish in the top 11 of the ACC Championship for the third time in her career. She finished in a tie for ninth place in earning All-ACC and All-American honors as a freshman and finished in a tie for 11th place as a sophomore. Castren is also playing for her seventh top 10 finish of her junior season and the 18th top 10 finish of her career. She earned a career-high eight top-10 finishes as a freshman.

Junior captain Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) shot a 3 over par score of 75 and is in a tie for 18th place in the individual standings. She, too, closed well as she was even par on the back nine with two birdies and five holes scored at par. Gumm was never more than three strokes over par at any time during the round and carded 13 total holes at par or better.

Gumm has now scored six consecutive round in ACC Championships play at 75 or better. She finished in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings in 2015 and finished in a tie for 22nd in this event in 2014. She is averaging 72.83 strokes in her last six ACC Championship rounds. Gumm is playing for the sixth top-20 finish of her junior season. She finished in a career best tied for first at the spring 2016 Florida Challenge and earned top-10 finishes in both the fall 2015 Jim West Challenge (tied for ninth) and the spring 2016 Florida State Match-Up (tied for eighth).

Sophomore Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga,) is also in a tie for 18th place in the individual standings with a 3 over par score of 75. She played her final 14 holes of the round at even par with two birdies and 10 holes scored a par. Jones was extremely steady on the back nine as she finished the round with eight consecutive holes scored at par. She was never more than three strokes over par during the round.

Jones is playing in her second career ACC Championships event and looking for her first career top 20 finish. She finished in a tie for 36th place in 2015 ACC Championships.

Gumm and Jones are only two strokes out of the top 10 and only four strokes outside of the top five of the individual standings.

Florida State’s dynamic sister duo of Kim and Morgane Metraux are in a tie for 28th and a tie for 37th place, respectively. Kim Metraux carded two birdies and 10 holes scored at par and finished with a score of 76. Morgane Metraux closed as well as she was one of three players in the field with birdies on her final two holes of the round and carded a 77.

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Castren In Top 20 At ACC Women's Golf Championships.

April 16, 2016

GREENSBORO, NC – Seminole junior Matilda Castren is in a tie for 19th place in the individual standings and the Seminole women’s golf team is in a tie for eighth place in the team standings with one round left to play in the ACC Women’s Golf Championship at the Sedgefield Country Club. Castren has a two day total of 149 after carding scores of 73 and 76 as she looks to earn her 19th top 20 career collegiate finish in 30 career events as a Seminole when the event comes to a conclusion on Sunday.

No. 18 Virginia continued its quest to win a second consecutive ACC Championship and holds a six stroke lead over Wake Forest and a 17 stroke lead over No. 3 ranked Duke in the race for the team championship. The Cavaliers shot the best team score in the first round and the Deacons earned the best team score in the second round. Virginia’s Lauren Coughlin shot a 1 under par 71 in the second round and is in first place in the individual standings with a two-day total of 137. She is one of four golfers with an under par total through the first two rounds of the tournament.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) shot a 4 over par 76 in the second round and has a two-day total of 149. She carded two birdies and 12 holes scored at par or better in Saturday’s second round. Castren played her best golf of the day on the front nine as she was 1 over par for her first nine holes. She closed out the front nine with a 1 under with a birdie and six consecutive holes scored at par.

Castren has finished in the top 20 in the first 10 events of her collegiate career including her first career ACC Championship tournament as she finished in a tied for ninth as a freshman. She has finished in the top 20 of three of her five events this spring including a tied for first place finish at the spring season opening Florida Challenge. Castren is also looking to finish as Florida State’s leading golfer in an event for the 18th time in her career.

A trio of Seminole golfers – Lydia Gumm, Kim Metraux and Morgane Metraux -- shot scores of 77. Gumm is in a tie for 34th place, Kim Metraux is in a tie for 37th and Morgane Metraux is in a tie for 39th place in the individual standings.

Florida State begins play in the final round of the event on Sunday only nine strokes out of fifth place. The Seminoles are looking to earn their ninth top five finish in their 11 events this year. The Seminoles have finished no lower than seventh in any of their tournament appearances in the fall 2015 and spring 2016 seasons.

Florida State will play with Louisville and Miami on Sunday and will tee off beginning at 9:20 from hole No. 10.

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Gumm And Castren Lead Seminoles At ACC Championship.

April 17, 2016

GREENSBORO, NC – Seminole junior Lydia Gumm shot a final round 72 and finished in a tie for 24th in the individual standings and Florida State finished in ninth place in the team standings as play in the ACC Women’s Golf Championships at the Sedgefield Country Club came to a close. Gumm and fellow junior Matilda Castren finished with identical scores of 224 and finished tied for 24th place in the individual standings to lead the Seminoles in the annual conference championship.

No. 18 Virginia led the event wire to wire to capture its second consecutive ACC Championship with an 11 stroke victory over second placed Wake Forest and a 28 stroke advantage over third placed Duke. The Cavaliers carded the best team scores of the first and third rounds, were the only team to finish with an under par team total and won the ACC Championship by a double digit stroke advantage for the second consecutive season. Lauren Coughlin of Virginia won the individual championship with a three-round total of 207. She carded under par scores of 66-71-70 in each of the three rounds to win the championship. Coughlin was the only player in the 60-player event to card three straight scores of under par golf.

"I’m disappointed for our team because I was convinced that we would perform much better than we did,” head coach Amy Bond said. “Our performance in this event is going to prove to be the best learning experience of the season for us. It’s going to help us move forward into the NCAA regionals because we gained more of a sense of playing as one of the favored teams in an event. Because of that, I feel good about playing in the postseason as we have learned much more about our identity as a team.”

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) played her best golf of the tournament as she carded a personal tournament high three birdies in finishing with her even par score of 72. She played her best golf of the tournament on her second set of nine holes (the Seminoles began the day from hole No. 10) as she was 1 under par with two birdies and eight holes scored a par or better. Gumm was never more than one stroke over par and she concluded play in her third career ACC Championships appearance with a birdie on her final hole of the day. With her third round score of 72, Gumm improved her position in the individual standings by 10 places after finishing the second round in a tie for 34th place.

Gumm’s tied for 24th finished in the 2016 ACC Championships marked her third consecutive top-25 finish in the event. She finished in a tie for 22nd as a freshman and in a tie for eighth as a sophomore. In finishing tied for the team lead on the leaderboard, Gumm has now finished as the Seminoles’ leader six times in her career including in the 2015 and 2016 ACC Championships.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) carded a 3 over par score of 75 in the final round and finished in a tie for 24th place with a three-round total of 224. She carded a personal tournament high of three birdies and 12 holes scored a par or better. Castren finished at 1 under par with one birdie and four holes scored at par on her final five holes of the afternoon.

Seminole sophomores Kim and Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) played their best rounds of the 54-hole event with identical scores of 74. Kim Metraux’s 74 in the in third round included two birdies and allowed her to finish with a score of 226. Morgane Metraux’s score of 74 in the third round included a team-high four birdies which allowed her to finish with a score of 228.

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ACC Championships/Par 72/April 15-17, 2017                                                                                                                                                              
Sedgefield Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./Final Team Results                                                                                                                                             
 1 Virginia        283+290+282=855   7 Lousiville      311+295+292=898                                                                                                                                  
 2 Wake Forest     294+285+287=866   8 Miami           301+301+297=899                                                                                                                                  
 3 Duke            294+296+293=883   9 Florida State   299+307+295=901                                                                                                                                  
 4 North Carolina  298+300+286=884  10 Notre Dame      301+299+295=904                                                                                                                                  
 5 NC State        297+297+292=886  11 Boston College  304+309+310=923                                                                                                                                  
 6 Clemson         298+299+297=894  12 Virginia Tech   320+310+322=952                                                                                                                                  
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Lydia Gumm                  24t    75    77    72    224
Matilda Castren             24t    73    76    75    224
Kim Metraux                 33t    76    77    74    227
Morgane Metraux             37t    77    77    74    228
Kayla Jones                 52t    75    80    80    235

SHOAL CREEK REGIONAL, 2nd place
05/07/2016, May 5-7, 2016, Birmingham, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles In 2nd Place At NCAA Shoal Creek Regional.

May 5, 2016

SHOAL CREEK, AL – Florida State is in second place in the team standings and sophomore Kim Metraux is in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings after the first round of the 2016 NCAA Shoal Creek Regional Championship at the Shoal Creek Country Club. The top six teams in the regional championship after three rounds of play advance to the national championship finals at the Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore.

Florida State is two strokes behind Northwestern as it plays for the first regional championship in school history. The Seminoles are one stroke ahead of Tennessee, two strokes ahead of Oklahoma State, three strokes ahead of Vanderbilt and five strokes ahead of New Mexico State. No. 1 ranked Alabama, the top seed in the region, is in seventh place – three strokes below the cutline and seven strokes behind Florida State.

Metraux, who carded a team leading 73, is in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings as she competes in her first career regional. Metraux is tied with Hannah Pietila of Tennessee and just three strokes behind Jennifer Hahn of Vanderbilt. Hahn, who carded a 2 under par score of 70, was the only player in the 96-golfer field who finished under par.

Florida State, whose best regional finish of fourth came in 2004 and 2006, entered this event ranked 22nd nationally and seeded sixth in the regional championship.

“All of our girls played within themselves today,” head coach Amy Bond said. “I was really proud of how well they all stayed in the moment and played one shot at a time. They have all been working really hard this season and they played well on a tough course against a really tough field. We know that we haven’t done anything yet; we still have two rounds of golf to play.”

Florida State finished the first round with an 11-over par score of 299 and is the only team with three players in the top 10 of the individual standings. Led by Metraux, who is in a tie for second place, junior Matilda Castren and sophomore Morgane Metraux are in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings.

Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) led the Seminoles with four birdies and 13 holes played at par or better as she played in her first career regional championship round. She was never more than one stroke above par as she carded her best single round score since carding an even par 72 in the second round of the Bryan National Collegiate on April 16, 2016.

“The conditions were tough because there was a lot of wind and it was changing directions,” said Metraux. “My long game was pretty solid, but because of the wind it was hard to hit many greens. Because of that I had to rely on my short game. My putting was great and that gave me a lot of confidence.”

Metraux, who earned All-ACC honors earlier this week, is playing for her first win of her career. She has two previous career second place finishes – at the fall 2015 Jacksonville Classic and at the spring 2016 Florida State Match-Up. Metraux finished both of those events with under par scores.

Castren, who earned All-ACC honors for the second time in her career, shot a 2 over par score of 74. Though she carded only one birdie she totaled 15 holes scored at par or better including 10 consecutive holes with one birdie and nine holes scored at par during the middle of the round.

“I felt like I played well despite the windy conditions on the very challenging golf course,” said Castren. “I hit the ball well and that allowed me to score well. I am very proud of how our entire team handled the conditions and how well we all played. We played well today and are very excited about playing in the first group tomorrow.”

Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) played a nearly perfect back nine as she finished with a 2 over par score of 74. She began her back nine with a string of seven consecutive holes scored at par before a birdie on hole No. 17. She closed out her round with a birdie on the par five hole No. 18. Metraux totaled three birdies and 14 holes at par or better. She was 1 under par on her back nine after finishing at 3 over on her first set of nine holes.

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Castren Leads Seminoles Into 2nd At NCAA Regional Championship.

SHOAL CREEK, AL – Junior Matilda Castren is in a tie for first place in the individual standings and the Florida State women’s golf team is in second place in the team standings after two rounds of the NCAA Shoal Creek Regional Championship at the Shoal Creek Country Club. With one round remaining in the regional championship the Seminoles are in place to advance to the NCAA National Championship Finals as one of the top six teams in the championship. Florida State is 18 strokes inside of the cutline to qualify for their first championship finals appearance since 2010. Castren is tied for the lead in the individual standings with 18 holes remaining to be played as she looks to become the second regional champion in school history.

No. 8 and second seeded Northwestern is in first place in the standings with a six stroke lead over No. 22 ranked and sixth seeded Florida State. The Seminoles are two strokes ahead of No. 9 and third seeded Oklahoma State for third place, 10 strokes ahead of No. 1 ranked and top seeded Alabama for fourth place, 15 strokes ahead of No. 25 ranked and seventh seeded Tennessee and 20 strokes ahead of No.16 ranked and fourth seeded Cal. The top six teams in the final standings of the regional championship will advance to the NCAA Championship Finals at the Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore., May 20-25.

Northwestern carded the best team score of the day for the second consecutive day and enters the final round with a six stroke lead over Florida State. The Seminoles carded a 297 team score (tied for the second best of the round) in the second round and have a two-day total of 596. Florida State is one of only two teams in the 18-team regional championship which has carded sub 300 rounds in both of the first two days of the championship. Castren carded a 1-under par score of 71 in the second round and is tie for the individual lead with Kacie Komoto of Northwestern. Both players have a two day score of 1-over par 145. Castren and Komoto will play together as they battle for the individual championship in Saturday’s final round.

“The girls did a really good job of working their way around the course again today,” head coach Amy Bond said. “They did a great of handling the conditions and took what the course gave them. We have one more round to play and we have to play the course like we have in the first days of the championship.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland) carded her 1-under score of 71 as she totaled two birdies and 17 holes scored at par or better. She carded only one hole over par – a bogey on the par four hole No. 7. She played her first six holes at one under par, was even par at the turn and was 1-under par with one birdie and eight holes scored at par on her back nine. Castren was never above par and was as many as one stroke under par during the round.

“I stayed very patient today,” said Castren. “On each hole I was trying to make par and when the putts dropped I was happy. It was a good day but I would like to see my rate for greens in regulation be a little higher tomorrow. I made a lot of good pars but didn’t hit my irons well so there is room for improvement. I will have the same mindset for tomorrow.”

Castren’s round of 71 marked her fourth below par round in eight career NCAA regional championship rounds. She enters Saturday’s third round looking for her fifth career individual win. She will tie the school record for wins in a career with her next victory. Four-time All-American Caroline Westrup (2006-09) currently holds the school record with five career wins. A win for Castren would mark the second individual regional championship in school history. Maria Salinas finished in a tie for first place at the 2012 NCAA Central Regional Championship.

"Matilda played a great round of golf,” Bond said. “She was in control of her game and gave herself many opportunities to make birdies.”

Junior captain Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) carded a 1-over par score of 73 and moved into a tie for 15th place in the individual standings. Her round of 73 was a five stroke improvement over her score of 78 in the first round and helped her improve her standing by 30 places in the individual standings. Gumm carded two birdies on her first six holes and was 1-under par at the turn. She closed the round with seven of nine holes scored at par to finish with her seventh regional championship round scored at 75 or below.

“We are very excited to get back on the course tomorrow,” said Gumm. “We’ve worked hard to achieve our goals. We all need to stay focused on what we have to do tomorrow.”

Seminole sophomores Kim and Morgane Metraux are in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings after two rounds of play. Kim carded a 77 in the second round while Morgane carded a 76; both players have a two-day total of 150. Kim carded 13 holes at par while Morgane carded 12 holes at par or better including three birdies.

Morgane Metraux will play for her second career top 10 individual finish in an NCAA regional championship after finishing in a tie for 10th place at the 2015 NCAA San Antonio Regional Championship.

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Castren Wins; Seminoles Advance To NCAA Finals.

SHOAL CREEK, AL – The Florida State women’s golf team finished in second place in the team standings and Matilda Castren finished in a tie for first in the individual standings as play in the 2016 NCAA Shoal Creek Regional Championship at the Shoal Creek Country Club came to a close. With their second place finish, the Seminoles advance to the NCAA Championship Finals at the Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore., May 20-25.

Florida State’s second place finish marks the highest regional championship finish in school history and allowed the Seminoles to qualify for the championship finals for the 10th time in school history and for the first time since 2010. Castren’s individual championship is only the second individual regional championship in school history. Maria Salinas also finished in a tie for the individual title at the 2012 NCAA Central Regional Championship.

Northwestern, who won the team championship, will be joined by Florida State, Oklahoma State, Alabama, Tennessee and Michigan from the Shoal Creek Regional Championship for the national finals.

Led by Castren’s first place finish, the Seminoles were one of only two teams in the 18-team regional that had three of more players finish in the top 15 of the individual standings. Including Castren, sophomore Kim Metraux finished in a tie for seventh place with a 74 in the third round and a 224 team total and junior Lydia Gumm finished in a tie for 15th place with a 77 in the third round and a 228 total for the 54-hole event.

“I am very proud of the way this team of girls played all weekend,” said head coach Amy Bond who will make her first finals appearance as a head coach. “The girls all stayed focused, stayed in the moment and bounced back incredibly well from adversity. There were a couple of times when things didn’t go their way today and they battled through their challenges. Their resiliency today and all weekend came from everything they learned this season and showed our growth as a team. I am very happy to be taking this team to Eugene.”

Castren, who tied the school record with five career individual victories, carded a 3-over par score of 75 and finished in a tie for first in the individual standings with Maraianne Li of Cal and Janet Mao of Northwestern. She parred her final hole of the tournament to finish as a co-champion.

"I didn't really, to be honest, play my best today,” Castren said. “I had an eight on 11, but I managed to recover after that pretty well. I'm proud of myself because of that. I made some good putts, but it wasn't like the best day of golf for me. I just focused on hitting one shot at a time. Try to cheer myself up, like 'You can do it,' because I knew not everyone was playing that great. It's a tough course. Everyone might have trouble."

With the victory, Castren tied the school record for individual career victories (five) and individual top10 victories (18) and became the first player in school history to win three events in a single year.

Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) earned her fifth career top-10 finish as she played in her first career regional championship. She carded scores of 73-77-74.

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Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Matilda Castren              1t    74    71    75    220
Kim Metraux                  7t    73    77    74    224
Lydia Gumm                  15t    78    73    77    228
Morgane Metraux             43t    74    76    83    233
Kayla Bloor                 94     82    88    89    259

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP, 15th place
05/23/2016, May 20-23, 2016, Eugene, Or

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Morgane Metraux Leads Seminoles At NCAA Championships.

May 20, 2016

EUGENE, OR – Sophomore Morgane Metraux is in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings and the No. 16 Seminole women’s golf team is in a tie for 12th place in the team standings after the first round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships at the Eugene Country Club. Metraux finished her round with three consecutive birdies to card a 2-under par score of 70 – and begins play in Saturday’s second round only two strokes out of the individual lead.

No. 8 Oklahoma State assumed the lead late in the round and is in first place in the team standings with a two stroke lead over No. 3 UCLA heading into the second round. Florida State is only 11 strokes behind Oklahoma State and nine strokes behind UCLA. Haley Moore of Arizona and August Kim of Purdue are tie for first in the individual standings. Both players carded identical scores of 68.

Following the first three rounds of stoke play (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), the field will be trimmed from 24 teams to 15. On Monday, the field will again be cut to eight teams and the top ranking player will win the national championship. The top eight teams (following play on Monday) will then engage in three rounds of match play to determine the national champion.

“For most of our girls, who are all playing in their first national championship, they had a little case of the nerves in the beginning and didn’t get off to the best of starts,” head coach Amy Bond said. “When we became comfortable, we did a good job of battling back. For us, day one is in the books and we are looking forward to our afternoon round tomorrow. It’s a long tournament and we simply need to stay patient.”

The Seminoles started the first round on hole No. 10 and were a cumulative total of five strokes over par before making the turn. Once they grew comfortable, they played their back nine at only two over par with a combined total of six birdies. The Seminoles’ team score of 295 was their best since the third round of the 2016 ACC Championships.

With a team-leading five birdies, Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) carded her third round of 70 this spring. She carded 16 holes at par or better and was never more than one stroke over par during her round. Metraux’s closing sequence of three consecutive birdies allowed her to move from 1 stroke over par after 15 holes to two strokes under par at the conclusion of her round. Metraux came within one stroke of tying Florida State’s all-time single round school record in the NCAA Championship Finals.

“Today, I kept my ball in play with my long game and my short game made the difference for me,” said Metraux. “My putting was really good and I managed to get the ball up and down when I needed to. I fought back after my double (on hole No. 2) and was thrilled with my finish. I’m proud of our team for fighting back like we did. We came back at the end and I’m sure we will keep that momentum going into tomorrow.”

Metraux has quite a history of playing well in NCAA championship events. She averages 73.71 strokes in seven NCAA rounds (six in the 2015 NCAA San Antonio Regional and 2016 Shoal Creek Regional Championships and one in the 2016 NCAA Championship Finals). She has carded three of her four NCAA rounds under par with a 68 (in the first round of the 2015 NCAA San Antonio Regional Championship) and three scores of 70 including Friday’s first round.

“Morgane played a great round of golf today,” Bond said. “She was able to recover after a bad 11th hole (No. 2) to finish with three consecutive birdies. She managed her game well and made the putts when she needed to.”

Florida State counted three scores of 75 – from juniors Matilda Castren and Lydia Gumm and sophomore Kayla Jones.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) finished with her first round score of 75 with three birdies and 11 holes scored at par or better. Castren closed her round at 1 under par on her final holes and was only 1 over par on her final nine holes of the round.

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) also carded a first round score of 75 with 15 of her 18 holes scored at par. She went a stretch of six consecutive holes on her from nine with scores of all par and closed her round with five consecutive holes scored at par.

“Today was very exciting,” Gumm said. “I was a little nervous at first but it was a great feeling on the first tee.”

Jones (Milton, Ga.) played a consistent round with two birdies and 13 holes played at par or better. Following a bogey in her first hole of the round she was a total of only 1 over par over the course of her final 17 holes.

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Morgane Metraux Continues To Lead Seminoles at NCAA Golf.

May 21, 2016

EUGENE, OR – Sophomore Morgane Metraux is in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings and Florida State is in 13th place in the team standings after two rounds of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships at the Eugene Country Club. The Seminoles are two strokes behind 12th place Arkansas, one stroke ahead of 14th place Ohio State, two strokes ahead of 15th place Virginia and four strokes ahead of 16th place Georgia as the teams begin play in Sunday’s third round. In a tightly bunched group of teams, the Seminoles are only four strokes out of the magical eighth place standing – with the top eight teams after stroke place advancing to match play on Tuesday.

The top 15 teams in the team standings after the third round will advance to the final round of stroke play on Monday. At the conclusion of stroke play on Monday, the top eight teams in the standings will advance to match play on Tuesday and Wednesday to decide the team champion. The individual champion will be crowned after 54 holes are played and Monday’s round is complete.

Southern California, which shot the best team round of the second round vaulted past UCLA, Washington and Oklahoma State and is in first place in the team standings with a two-day total of 569. The Trojans are five strokes ahead of Washington and eight strokes ahead of UCLA in the team standings. Dewi Weber of Miami is the individual leader in the individual standings with 36-hole total of 135.

“Again, we didn’t get off to the best of starts but they scratched and clawed their way back,” head coach Amy Bond said. “We are getting closer to putting together a great round -- it’s just a matter of time. We’ve put ourselves in position to make a run tomorrow if we can continue to be patient.”

Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) carded her second consecutive score of par or better with an even par 72 in the second round. She has a two day total of 142 after shooting a two under par score of 70 in the first round. Metraux’s round was highlighted by an eagle on the par five hole No. 17. Her eagle allowed her to move to 1-under par through her first 17 holes. Metraux carded 15 holes at par or better with one eagle, one birdie and 13 holes scored at par. She is tied for 10th with eight other players and is seven strokes behind the lead of Weber of Miami.

Metraux’s eagle was the third of her Seminole career and her second of the spring season. She also carded an eagle in the second round of the Briar’s Creek Invitational on March 21, 2016.

“Morgane put together another great round,” Bond said. “I thought there were two defining moments in her round: when she got an up and down out of the hazard on No. 14 and made eagle on 17.”

“I didn’t hole as many putts today and my iron game was not as precise as it was yesterday,” said Metraux. “But I managed to get the ball up and down a lot which kept me going. I holed a great putt for my eagle. I am very proud of our team and the way we battled back to be only four shots out of the top eight teams. I certainly believe in my teammates and believe we can move up the leaderboard. We are all playing great golf; it’s just a matter of putting it together at the same time.”

Florida State was led on the leaderboard by sophomore Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) who carded a 2-under par score of 70. She carded five birdies during the round including back-to-back birdies on holes four and five. Jones was below par for 15 of the 18 holes and was as many as three strokes under par during the round.

“I stayed patient today when I felt things were getting tough,” Jones said. “There were a lot of birdies out there today and that gives me confidence going into tomorrow.”

With her under par score, Jones improved her individual standing by 36 places after her first round score of 75 had her in 69th place. She begins play in the third round in a tie for 33rd place in the individual standings. Jones’ score of 70 was her first sub-par round since shooting a 68 in the second round of the Briar’s Creek Invitational on March 21, 2016.

“K.J. played a great round of golf when we need it today,” Bond said. “She was in total control for the entire round and it was great to see her back in action.”

Junior Matilda Castren shot a 1-over par score of 73 and is in a tie for 68th place in the individual standings with a two round total of 148. She has carded scores of 75 and 73.

Florida State is currently placed ahead of three teams – No. 1 Alabama (23rd place, 592 two-round total), No. 4 Florida (tied for 17th place, 590 two-day total) and No. 6 Georgia (tied for 18th place, 589 two-day total) – ranked in the nation’s top 10. Should the Seminoles finish ahead of No. 1 Alabama, it would mark the second consecutive event they have finished ahead of the No. 1 team in the nation. Florida State finished second to Alabama’s fourth place finish at the 2016 NCAA Shoal Creek Regional Championships.

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Seminoles Advance To 4th Round At NCAA Golf Championships.

May 22, 2016

EUGENE, OR – The Florida State University women’s golf team is in 15th place in the team standings and will play in Monday’s fourth round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship at the Eugene Country Club. The Seminoles finished within the top 15, will move to the knockout round and will continue playing for the national championship. Florida State will compete in Monday’s final round of stroke play in order to advance to match play which begins on Tuesday and concludes on Wednesday with the winning team earning the national championship. Match play includes the top eight teams in the final stroke play standings.

“I’m super proud of the girls and the way the girls hung in there today,” head coach Amy Bond said. “It was a great team effort and we are going to cut it loose tomorrow and see what happens.”

Florida State began the third round in 13th place and stayed on the cusp of qualifying for the fourth round throughout the day. The Seminoles battled Michigan, Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee and Florida through the second half of their back nine before finishing inside the top 15 cutline to advance to play in Monday. Florida State will be joined by the Tar Heels and Crimson Tide in Monday’s fourth round while Michigan, Tennessee and Florida saw their seasons come to an end. The Seminoles finished the third round two strokes ahead of Tennessee, three strokes ahead of Florida and four strokes ahead of Michigan.

"I was very nervous in the last hour,” said Bond of the Seminoles’ nearly hour long wait between the end of their round and the completion of the round for all of the teams. “It’s nerve racking. Ultimately we, as coaches, don’t have any control over what the girls do but it’s much harder on the outside for me to stay patient. I was pacing and moving throughout the round but now I am elated for them and very excited to be in this position.”

The Seminoles were led on the leaderboard by Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) who carded a 76 on the third round and who has a total of 218 for the first three rounds. She is in a tie for 26th place in the individual standings.

Metraux has carded scores of 70-72-76 in the first three rounds of the event and has been the Seminoles’ leader throughout the event. She carded three birdies in the third round including her final birdie on her 17th hole which moved the Seminoles’ back into 15th place in the team standings.

“My short game and my putting have been especially key for me in this tournament,” Metraux said. “Today I struggled a little more with my whole game but I am really happy that we made it through for tomorrow. We battled so hard and it paid off in the end. We’ll need a good round tomorrow to have a chance to make the top eight – but the opportunity to play one more round is great.”

Florida State was led on the scoreboard by junior All-American Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) who carded a 1 over par score of 73. She was extremely consistent throughout the third round with one birdie and 16 holes scored at par or better. Castren carded nine consecutive holes scored at par during the middle of the round and was never more than one stroke over par during the round.

Castren is a total of two strokes over par in the last two rounds with consecutive scores of 73. She has carded a total of four birdies and only six of 36 holes over par in the last two rounds – and none more than a bogey.

"I have hit the ball better these past two days and have given myself many birdie opportunities,” Castren said. “I hoping the putts will fall tomorrow for a better score.”

Junior captain Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) carded a 74 in the third round after consecutive scores of 75 in the first two rounds. She, too, helped the Seminoles close out the round with five consecutive holes scored at par (14-18) and an even par back nine. Gumm totaled two birdies during the third round – more than her total (one) in the first two rounds of the tournament.

Southern Cal continued to hold the lead in the team standings with a three-round total of 860. The Trojans are two strokes ahead of both UCLA and Duke. Florida State is only 10 strokes out of moving into the eight place position in the team standings. Virginia Elena Cargta of Duke is the individual leader with a 13-under par total of 203 for the first three rounds. She carded a 66 in Sunday’s third round.

Florida State will play with Alabama and North Carolina in Monday’s fourth round beginning at 11:50 PT. The Seminoles will work to move up the leaderboard and take over one of the top eight spots in the team standings in order to qualify for the match play portion of the tournament which will decided the 2016 national champion in women’s golf.

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Seminoles Finish 15th At NCAA Women's Golf Championships.

March 23, 2016

EUGENE, OR – Sophomore Morgane Metraux finished in a tie for 20th place in the individual standings and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in 15th place in the team standings as the stroke play portion of the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships at the Eugene Country Club came to a close. The Seminoles did not move into the top eight of the team standings and saw their season come to a close.

The NCAA national champion in the sport of women’s golf will be decided between eight teams: No. 3 UCLA (first place), No. 12 Stanford (second), No. 3 USC (third), No. 13 Washington (fifth), No. 13 Virginia (sixth), No. 5 Duke (sixth), No. 18 South Carolina (seventh) and No. 20 Oregon (eighth) will compete in three rounds of match play golf to determine the national champion. Duke freshman Virginia Elena Carta of Duke won the individual national championship with a record 16 under par total of 272. She won the event by over eight stokes of Haley Moore of Arizona.

“I think it was a huge success for us to be playing today,” head coach Amy Bond said. “To be put in this situation of playing today was a great thing for the girls. Overall this was a great, great season. I never would have expected us to be playing on the final day of stroke play in the national championship in the beginning of the year. The girls really battled hard and worked extremely hard to get to where we were. To finish in the top 15 at a national championship is a huge accomplishment. The cool thing is we don’t have a senior on the team so they are all returning next year. They will all use the experiences they gained this week, work on some things over the summer and hopefully we will be bigger and better next year.

Morgan Metraux carded a 1-under par score of 71 in the fourth and final round and finished in a tie for 20th place in the individual standings with a total of 289. She carded scores of 70-72-76-71 and a 1-over par total of 289 for the championship. Her 289 gross score is the best in school history and her tied for 20th place finish in the individual standings is the tied for the best in school history in an NCAA Championships finals event. Metraux became the first player in school history to card three or more scores at par or better in an NCAA Championship finals event.

“Overall, I am happy with my performance this week,” said Metraux. “I feel like my game has improved a lot – especially around the greens. I felt like I made too many bogeys and doubles this week but the experience was great and the atmosphere was amazing. I’m proud of our team for the great season we had. To reach the final cut of 15 of nationals is a great achievement and there are a lot of positive things to take from this season. We all have to work hard this summer to come back in August even better.”

Metraux’s third score at par or better in Monday’s fourth round came with a tournament high tying five birdies and nine additional holes scored at par. She also carded five birdies in scoring 70 in the first round and totaled a team-high 14 birdies during the event. Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) was at or below par over the course of 16 of the 18 holes she played in the final round of stroke play and played her final eight holes of the round at 1-under par with three birdies on her final six holes.

Junior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) carded a 1 under par 71 in the final round and finished with a 295 total for the four rounds. Her 71 in the fourth round was her first of the tournament score at par or better and helped her improve her individual standing by 28 spots after the first three rounds. She was in a tie for 81st place in the after three rounds and finished in a tie for 53rd place.

Gumm’s best round came as she carded three birdies, 13 holes at par or better and only two bogeys. She was nearly perfect on her back nine as she finished her play in the tournament at 1-under par with one birdie and eight holes scored at par on her last nine holes. Gumm totaled 145 on her final 36 holes (Sunday and Monday) as compared to 150 on her first 36 holes (Friday and Saturday).

“I really enjoyed today and played one shot at a time,” said Gumm. “We didn’t finish where we wanted but I am so proud of my team and all of my teammates.”

Junior Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) shot a 3-over par 75, junior Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) shot a 4-over par 76 and sophomore Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) closed the event with a 6-over par 78.

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Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Rnd4  Total
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Morgane Metraux             20t    70    72    76    71    289
Lydia Gumm                  53t    75    75    74    71    295
Matilda Castren             61t    75    73    73    76    297
Kayla Jones                 65     75    70    79    75    299
Kim Metraux                 78     79    76    75    78    308