April 1, 2016 - by
Castren Leads Florida State At Bryan National Collegiate

BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. (seminoles.com) – 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.”


Castren Leads Florida State At Bryan National Collegiate


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.

Florida State begins play in the second round at 9:15 from hole No. 1.  The Seminoles will play with Miami and Wake Forest.  The final round of the tournament is scheduled for Sunday.

Bryan National Collegiate /Par 72/April 1, 2016
Bryan Park Champions Course/Browns Summit, N.C. /First Round Florida State Results
T6/15-Florida State, 299
T2-Matilda Castren, 71
T6-Lydia Gumm, 73
T33-Kayla Jones, 77
T44-Kim Metraux, 78
T53-Morgane Metraux, 79

Bryan National Collegiate /Par 72/April 1, 2016
Bryan Park Champions Course/Browns Summit, N.C. /First Round Team Results
1-Virginia, 289
T2-Notre Dame, 297
T2-South Carolina, 297
T4-Miami, 298
T4-Wake Forest, 298
T6-Florida State, 299
T6-East Carolina, 299
8-North Carolina, 3029
9-NC State, 304
10-Kentucky, 306
11-Cal State Fullerton, 307
12-Michigan, 314
13-UCF, 315
14-Penn State, 319
15-UNC Greensboro, 326

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