October 5, 2014 - by
Milan Leads Seminoles At Schooner Fall Classic

NORMAN, Okla. (seminoles.com) – Senior Alex Milan is in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team is in a tie for 10th place in the team standings after the first of three rounds at the 2nd Annual Schooner Fall Classic at Belmar Golf Club.  Milan was one of 21 players in the 96-player field to card a score of par or better and is only five strokes out of the individual lead with 36 holes to play. 

                No. 14 ranked Mississippi State holds the team lead and has three players in the top 11 of the individual standings.  The Lady Bulldogs are led by Ally McDonald and Jessica Peng who shot identical scores of 67 and are the co-leaders heading into the second round.  The Lady Bulldog pair each hold a one stroke lead over Madelene Sagstrom of LSU and Katie Page of SMU.  Sagstrom is the defending individual champion in the event as she won the title in the inaugural Schooner Fall Classic in 2013.

                Milan (Lutz, Fla.) continued to play as the Seminoles’ most consistent golfer as she carded her even par score of 70.  She was even on both sides of the course with one birdie and one bogey each on the front nine and the back nine.  Milan was as many as 1-stroke under par and was never more than 1-stroke over par.  She was over par for a total of one hole during the entire round. 

                “I felt that that I did a great job of staying patient in the wind and accepting tough shots when they came today, “ said Milan.  “I made some important up and downs to keep my momentum going as well.”

                Milan, who has earned two top-15 individual finishes in the first two events of the fall season, carded a score of par or better for the second time in the last four rounds.  She also carded a score of 70 in the first round of the Lady Paladin Invitational on Sept. 21.  Milan is a total of seven strokes over par in the first seven rounds of the fall season. 

                Sophomore Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) continued to play well and is in a tie for 28th place in the individual standings.  She carded a score of 72 – the fourth time in seven rounds this fall that she has finished with a score of 74 or better.  Gumm has not carded a score above 75 in any of the seven rounds she has played this season and is averaging a career-low 73.57 strokes per round. 

                Freshman Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland), who is playing in her first tournament as a Seminole, carded a 2-over par score of 72.  She is in a tie for 28th place in the individual standings and is competing as an individual participant in the event, thus, she is not eligible to be counted in the team score. 

                Florida State is playing for its first win and third top four team finish of the season.  The Seminoles finished in second place at the season opening Mo Morial Invitational at Texas A&M University and in a tie for fourth place at the Lady Paladin Invitational last week.

                “We started off pretty well today but the wind began to blow and we didn’t handle’s that very well,” said head coach Amy Bond.  “The best thin g about today was that we learned something new about ourselves – something that we can work on and become better at.  We made hard shots look easy and we made easy shots look hard today so we have to reverse that trend in the remaining two rounds.  We also need to do a better job of staying patient and making shots when we need to.  Tomorrow is a whole new day and we will look to put things together and move up the scoreboard.” 

                The Seminoles are the second highest placing ACC team playing in this event after 18 holes.  Notre Dame is in a tie for seventh place (290) and Clemson is in a tie for 13th place (295).  The Seminoles are only three strokes behind the Fighting Irish. 

                Florida State will play with Baylor and Texas Tech in the second round and will tee off at 9:30 ET.  Results can be found on birdiefire.com. 

2nd Annual Schooner Fall Classic/Par 70/Oct, 4-6, 2014
Belmar Golf Course/Norman, Okla./First Round Florida State Results
T10/17-Florida State, 293
T11-Alex Milan, 70
T28-Lydia Gumm, 72
T44-Kim Metraux, 74
T75-Matilda Castren, 77
T78-Kayla Jones, 78
T28, Morgane Metraux, 72 (I)
I-denotes playing as an individual

2nd Annual Schooner Fall Classic/Par 70/Oct, 4-6, 2014
Belmar Golf Course/Norman, Okla./First Round Team Results
1-Mississippi State, 277
2-SMU, 282
T3-Texas A&M, 283
T3-LSU, 283
5-Cal, 285
6-Kent State, 287
T7-Arkansas, 290
T7-Notre Dame, 290
9-UCF, 292
T10-Florida State, 293
T10-Baylor, 293
12-Texas Tech, 294
T13-Clemson, 295
T13-Texas, 295
T15-TCU, 296
T15-Oklahoma, 296
17-Texas State, 298

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