SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (seminoles.com) – Senior Alex Milan finished in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in fifth place in the team standings as play in the Sixth Annual Alamo Invitational at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club came to a close on Tuesday. The fifth place finish marked the Seminoles’ third top-five team finish in their four-match fall season which came to a close with the conclusion of this event.
No. 23 ranked LSU won the team championship with a seven stroke victory over No. 7 Arkansas. The Tigers took the lead in the second round and finished with three players in the top five of the individual standings to take the championship. It marked the first time in the six-year history of the event that LSU had won the team championship. Sophia Schubert of Auburn, who carded scores of 65 in both the first and third rounds, claimed the individual championship with a one stroke victory over Caroline Nistrup of LSU. Schubert’s total of 204 set a tournament record for lowest three-round score.
“Any time you finish under par it’s a good tournament,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We finished two of our three rounds under par and we will take that and run in any tournament. We made quite a few birdies and we finished well today. Finishing well is an improvement from our first three tournaments where we started well and didn’t finish like we would have liked to. Hopefully, this finish will leave all of our girls with a hunger to work really hard in the off-season. We have some things to work on but we are certainly moving in the right direction.”
Milan (Lutz, Fla.) played her best round of golf in the tournament in the third round as she carded a 3-under par score of 69 and finished with an under par total of 214 for the tournament. She improved continuously throughout the event as she carded a 73 in round one, a 72 in round two and a 69 in round three. Milan’s score of 69 was within one stroke of matching her career low score of 68. In finishing in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings, Milan earned her seventh career top-15 finish.
“This was a great way for me to end the season,” said Milan. “The beginning of my round was pretty bumpy and I was really struggling with my full swing. But I was able to stay confident and all of the practice I have put in this fall came through and I was able to great string of birdies together.
Milan carded five birdies in the final found – the third time this fall she had carded at least five birdies in a single round. She carded four consecutive birdies on holes No. 14, 15, 16 and 17 and her way to her third career score in the 60’s. Milan carded two of her three career rounds in the 60’s this fall – in the third round of the season opening Mo Morial Invitational and in the third round of the Alamo Invitational. Milan was as many as three strokes under par during Tuesday’s round.
“Our entire team played really well today,” said Milan. “Finishing the day at five-under par as a team is a great way to finish the fall season. With more hard work, we are confident that good things are going to come our way in the spring.”
Sophomore Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) finished in a tie for 21st place with an even par tournament score of 216. She carded her career low score for a single round of 68 in the first round and set a personal best for 36 holes (140) in the first two rounds of the tournament. In finishing in a tie for 21st place in the individual standings, Gumm earned her fourth consecutive top-25 individual finish. She finished in seventh place at the season-opening Mo Morial Invitational, in a tie for 17th at the Lady Paladin Invitational, in a tie for 24th at the Schooner Fall Classic and in a tie for 21st at the Alamo Invitational.
Sophomore All-American Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) and freshman Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for 24th place in the individual standings with identical 1-over par scores of 217. Castren carded scores of 1-under par 71 in the final two rounds of the event with Metraux carded a 71 in the first round.
Sophomore Anna Sophia Bohmer (Cali, Colombia) also finished well with a 1-under par score of 71 in the final round. Her score of 71 was her best in six rounds during the fall season and came within two of tying her career low score of 69 which came in the first round of the Web.com/Marsh Landing Invitational during the spring of 2014.
Florida State was one of six teams in the 15 team field that finished under par for the tournament. The Seminoles were the only team in the event that had at least four individual finishes in the top 25 of the individual standings.
Florida State opens its spring 2015 season as it travels to play in the Florida Challenge at the Black Diamond Golf Club in Lecanto, Fla. on Jan. 26. The Seminoles will play host to the jewel of their schedule – the Florida State Match-Up – at Southwood Golf Course in Tallahassee – Feb. 13-15, 2015.
6th Annual Alamo Invitational/Par 72/Oct, 26-28, 2014
Briggs Ranch Golf Club/San Antonio, Texas/Final Florida State Results
5/15-Florida State, 286+289+283=858
T15-Alex Milan, 73+72+69=214
T21-Lydia Gumm, 68+72+76=216
T24-Matilda Castren, 75+71+71=217
T24-Kim Metraux, 71+74+72=217
T32-Anna Sophia Bohmer, 74+75+71=220
6th Annual Alamo Invitational/Par 72/Oct, 26-28, 2014
Briggs Ranch Golf Club/San Antonio, Texas/Final Team Results
4-Texas A&M, 852
5-Florida State, 858
T11-Texas Tech, 882
14-Texas State, 885
15-Texas San Antonio, 894