Feb. 12, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
The Seminole women’s golf program plays host to the Florida State Match-Up Tournament February 14-16, 2014 at the Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee. The event is the most unique event in all of college golf as the 12 teams and 60 individuals play in pairs for a Match-Up championship, a team championship and an individual championship.
THE 2014 FLORIDA STATE MATCH-UP FIELD
No. 47 Florida State is joined by No. 12 Clemson, No. 14 South Carolina, No. 30 Virginia, No. 31 Mississippi State, No. 35 Kansas, No. 39 Texas A&M, No. 46 Notre Dame, Florida Gulf Coast, Furman, Kansas State and Mercer in the second annual Florida State Match-Up. The 12 participating teams will tee-off in twosomes during the first two rounds and play in threesomes in the final round. The twosomes consist of partners playing together: Florida State/Texas A&M, Notre Dame/South Carolina, Furman/Kansas, Mercer/Florida Gulf Coast and Kansas State/Mississippi State. The match-up portion of the tournament is determined by taking the best four scores from each of the partners and the lowest scores to make up the match-up partner total. At the end of the tournament, the partners with the lowest score will win the Match-Up championship. The team and individual champions will also be crowned.
SOUTHWOOD GOLF CLUB IN TALLAHASSEE
Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee is designed by PGA Tour legend Fred Couples and his renowned design partner, architect Gene Bates. It is an upscale public facility nestled among rolling hills, pastureland, and ancient oak trees draped in Spanish moss in the capital city of the state of Florida.
SECOND ANNUAL FLORIDA STATE MATCH-UP TOURNAMENT
The Florida State Match-Up Tournament, in its second year, is a very unique and one of a kind event in NCAA Women’s Golf. The University of Georgia won the tournament’s inaugural championship in 2013 with the Bulldogs and Oklahoma partnering to win the match-up championship. Erica Popson of Tennessee and Rocio Sanchez Lobato of Georgia shared individual honors in the inaugural event. The team partnerships consist of head coaches joining forces with former assistant coaches who are now in charge of their own programs, former college teammates, rivals, friends, teams and players who have developed relationships on and off of the golf course. The goal of the tournament is to begin the spring season with a lot of fun and friendly competition. The Florida State coaching staff want all of the coaches and players in the event to participate in a tournament format that they will all remember throughout the spring season.
MILAN WINS FIRST INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Junior Alex Milan earned the first individual title of her collegiate career at the Second Annual Florida Challenge on the Quarry Course at the Black Diamond Golf Club on January 27 in the Seminoles’ spring season opening event. Milan played the best tournament of her career as she tied her career best for a single round score (70 in the second round), set a personal best for 36 hole score (142) and earned the best finish and first tournament title of her 19-event Seminole career. She carded scores of 72-70 in the 36-hole event which served as the first tournament of the season for the Big 6 women’s golf teams in the state of Florida.
CASTREN EARNS BEST CAREER FINISH
Freshman Matilda Castren earned the best individual finish of her career as she carded scores of 72-71 for a 143 total and finished in a tie for second place in the individual standings of the 2014 Florida Challenge. She came within two strokes of tying her career best score for a single round and tied her career best for 36 holes. Castren’s second place finish marked her third consecutive top-10 finish after a pair of eighth place finishes at the Lady Paladin Invitational and the Schooner Fall Classic to close the spring season.
GUMM ENJOYS BEST CAREER TOURNAMENT AT FLORIDA CHALLENGE
Freshman Lydia Gumm finished in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings and established a bevy of individual career bests at the 2014 Florida Challenge. She set personal records for lowest single round score (72 in the first round) and lowest 36-hole score (143) while earning her best career finish and first top 15 individual placing (tied for 11th).
SEMINOLES TO HOST 2014 NCAA EAST REGIONAL>
Florida State will play host to the NCAA East Regional Championship as part of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship May 8-10, 2014 at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee.
SEMINOLE WOMEN'S GOLF STATISTICS (Fall 2013 / Spring 2014) Name Tourn. Rds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg. Matilda Castren 4 11 4 11 69 796 72.36 Anna Sophia Böhmer 5 14 2 8 71 1.045 74.64 Lydia Gumm 5 13 1 5 72 973 74.87 Carlton Kuhlo 3 8 1 5 69 600 75.00 Laure Castelain 5 14 1 6 70 1,056 75.43 Alex Milan 5 14 5 8 70 1,048 74.86