April 16, 2016 - by
Castren In Top 20 At ACC Women’s Golf Championships

GREENSBORO, N.C. (seminoles.com) – 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.

 

Castren In Top 20 At ACC Women’s Golf Championships

 

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 37thand 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.

NOTES: Juniors Matilda Castren and Lydia Gumm and sophomore Kim Metraux all carded two birdies in the second round and are all tied for the team lead with four birdies through the first two rounds of the ACC Championships…the Seminoles begin play in Sunday looking for the fifth top five team finish at the ACC Championships in Amy Bond’s six years as the head coach at her alma mater…Matilda Castren is looking to finish as the Seminoles’ leader in the ACC Championships for the second time in her career…she led the Seminoles as she finished in a tie for ninth in 2014…Castren is looking to become only the fifth player in school history to lead Florida State in the individual standings of the ACC Championships multiple times…Kristin Tamulis led Florida State in the individual standings a school-record four times (2000-03).

ACC Championships/Par 72/April 15-17, 2017
Sedgefield Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./Second Round Florida State Results
T8/12-Florida State, 299+306=606
T19-Matilda Castren, 73+76=149
T34-Lydia Gumm, 75+77=152
T37-Kim Metraux, 76+77=153
T39-Morgane Metraux, 77+77=154
T43-Kayla Jones, 75+80=155

ACC Championships/Par 72/April 15-17, 2017
Sedgefield Country Club/Greensboro, N.C./Second Round Team Results
1-Virginia, 283+290=573
2-Wake Forest, 294+285=579
3-Duke, 294+296=590
4-NC State, 297+297=594
5-Clemson, 298+299=597
6-North Carolina, 298+300=598
7-Miami, 301+301=602
T8-Florida State, 299+307=606
T8-Lousiville, 311+295=606
10-Notre Dame, 301+299=609
11-Boston College, 304+309=613
12-Virginia Tech, 320+310=630

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