May 22, 2017 - by
Gumm Leads Seminoles In Final Round Of NCAA Championships

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (seminoles.com) – Senior Lydia Gumm carded a 73 in the third and final round and finished in a tie for 57th place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in a tie for 20thplace in the team standings as the stroke play portion of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship at Rich Harvest Farms came to a conclusion Monday.

The Seminoles saw one of the top seasons in school history come to an end as they were not one of the top eight teams after three rounds of stroke play that advanced to the match play portion of the event. Northwestern, Stanford, Arizona State, Ohio State, Florida, Southern California, Baylor and Kent State finished first through eighth in the team standings and will face off in the match play quarterfinals and semifinals which are scheduled for Tuesday.  The Division I National Championship match is scheduled for Wednesday.  Monica Vaughn of Arizona State rallied late in the final round to win the individual national championship with a three-round total of 1-over par 217.

Florida State played its best round of the rain and inclement weather-shortened event with a 309 team score in the final round.  The Seminoles averaged 309.5 strokes in the second and third rounds after a weather-induced 325 in the opening round.  The first round was played in a driving rain and freezing temperatures that saw none of the 24 teams break the 300 mark.  The Seminoles’ 309 score in the final round was highlighted by Gumm’s 73 – the best score of the tournament carded by the five Seminoles playing in the event.

“I’m disappointed that we did not perform as well as we would have liked to this week,” said Head Coach Amy Bond.  “What I want out girls to remember about this season are the positives and record breaking performances that they were all a part of.”

Gumm’s 73 included four birdies and 14 holes carded at par or better.  Playing under a bright sun for the first time during the event, Gumm carded more birdies (four) in the third round than she scored in the first two events of the round combined (one).  She was as many as three strokes under par and finished her front nine at 2-under par with three birdies.

The end of the NCAA Championship brought with it the end of Gumm’s collegiate career.  She finished as Florida State’s leader on the leaderboard for the seventh time in her career.  Gumm’s score of 73 in the final round of the 2017 championship was her best in seven rounds during two NCAA Championship Finals appearances.  She closed her career ranked fifth in school history with a 73.89 stroke average in 45 career events.

 

Gumm Leads Seminoles In Final Round Of NCAA Championships

 

“Lydia has been our team captain for three years and her leadership will be greatly missed by everyone in our program,” said Bond.  “I will never forget her dedication to not only our team but to Florida State University.  She will leave a lasting legacy that will never be forgotten within this program.”

Also coming to a close with the end of the season for the Seminoles was the outstanding career of senior Matilda Castren.  She totaled scores of 75 and 79 in the second and third rounds and carded 28 of her final 36 holes in the event at par.

Castren closed her career as the Seminoles’ all-time leader with the lowest career stroke average (72.52), the most top-five (16) and top-10 finishes (24) and a share of the lowest single round score in school history (65).

“From the day Matilda set foot on campus as a freshman she has been a tremendous member of our team,” said Bond.  “She leaves as one of the best players in program history and I am looking forward to watching her career as a professional.

“Matilda and Lydia have helped change the face of Florida State women’s golf.  They helped us win nine tournament championships and helped our team make four NCAA appearances.  I am extremely proud of their four-year careers as Seminoles,” said Bond.

Florida State returns a high powered lineup with three of its five golfers who played in the 2017 NCAA Championship retuning for the 2017-18 fall and spring seasons.  The Seminoles will open their fall 2017 season at the Cougar Classic at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island.  The Seminoles will also play in the prestigious ANNIKA Intercollegiate Presented by 3M at the Olympic Hills Golf Club in Eden Prairie, Minn., Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2017.

2017 NCAA Championship Finals/Par 72/Final Florida State Results
Rich Harvest Farms/Sugar Grove, Ill./May 19-24, 2017
T20/24.-Florida State, 325+310+309=944
T57.-Lydia Gumm, 81+79+73=233
T66.-Kim Metraux, 79+79+76=234
T85.-Matilda Castren, 84+75+79=238
T91.-Morgane Metraux, 81+78+81=240
129.-Amanda Doherty, 90+78+83=251

2017 NCAA Championship Finals/Par 72/Final Stroke Play Results
Rich Harvest Farms/Sugar Grove, Ill./May 19-24, 2017
1.-Northwestern, 301+298+298=887
2.-Stanford, 311+298+296=905
3.-Arizona State, 311+309+289-909
4.-Ohio State, 311+299+303=913
5.-Florida, 320+302+292=914
6.-Southern California, 315+303+296-914
7.-Baylor, 311+300+306=917
8.-Kent State, 303+304+312=919
9.-North Carolina, 314+310+296=920
10.-South Carolina, 313+300+310-923
11.-Purdue, 315+306+304-925
12.-Furman, 323+302+301=926
13.-Texas, 317+303+307=927
T14.-California, 319+306+303=928
T14.-Alabama, 328+313+287=928
T16.-Michigan, 315+316+299=929
T16.-Miami, 316+303+299=929
18.-Duke, 325+309+300=934
19.-Michigan State, 317+317+304=938
T20.-Florida State, 325+310+309=944
T20.-Clemson, 321+314+309-944
22.-Texas Tech, 335+311+303=951
23-Pepperdine, 330+319+308=958
24.-Oregon, 333+317+308=960

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