October 6, 2014 - by
Gumm Earns Top 25 Finish At Schooner Fall Classic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Florida State will close out its four-match fall season at the Alamo Invitational hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio at the Briggs Rach Golf Course Oct. 26-28.  The Seminoles will then open their spring season at the Florida Challenge at the Black Diamond Golf Club in Lecanto, Fla., on Jan. 26, 2015. 

2nd Annual Schooner Fall Classic/Par 70/Oct, 4-6, 2014
Belmar Golf Course/Norman, Okla./Final Florida State Results
13/17-Florida State, 293+286+283=862
T24-Lydia Gumm, 72+70+70=212
T48-Alex Milan, 70+74+73=217
T58-Kim Metraux, 74+74=70=218
T61-Matilda Castren, 77+68+74=219
74-Kayla Jones, 78+75+70=223
T36-Morgane Metraux, 72+71+71=214 (I)
I-denotes playing as an individual

2nd Annual Schooner Fall Classic/Par 70/Oct, 4-6, 2014
Belmar Golf Course/Norman, Okla./Final Team Results
1-Mississippi State, 818
2-Arkansas, 836
3-Texas A&M, 838
4-Kent State, 842
5-UCF, 843
6-Cal, 844
7-SMU, 845
T8-Baylor, 846
T8, Notre Dame, 846
10-Texas, 855
11-LSU, 856
12-Texas Tech, 859
13-Florida State, 862
14-TCU, 865
15-Oklahoma, 867
T16-Texas State, 875
T16-Clemson, 875

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