April 16, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
The 25th ranked Florida State women’s golf team and its freshman star Matilda Castren were named the national women’s collegiate team and national women’s individual of the week by GolfWeek.com after posting runaway wins at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate in Ponte Vedra Bach, Fla. The Seminoles won team championship by an incredible 24 strokes while Castren won the individual title by four strokes.
The Seminoles hope to carry that momentum into this week’s ACC Championship at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. April 17-19. The Seminoles are looking for both their first team and first individual championship in the history of the event. Florida State has competed in the event each year since joining the league in 1992.
Florida State’s team victory at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate was its first since the 2010 season and first as the Seminoles’ head coach for Amy Bond. Bond is in her fourth season as the Seminoles’ head coach. The win for Bond was her first after 17 top five finishes as the head coach at her alma mater.
Castren earned her second win of the season as she shot a 12 under par score of 204 – a school record for a single round score. She is only one individual win from trying the school record for wins in a year, three, a mark currently held by Nadia Ste-Marie who was victorious three times in during the 1988-89 fall and spring seasons.
Florida State enters the ACC Championship ranked 25th nationally by GolfStat – its highest ranking of the year. The Seminoles have earned seven top five finishes in the last eight years in the ACC Championship with its highest finish in the event — second place – coming in 1992, 1995 and 1999. Castren is looking to become the first Seminole to win an individual ACC title. A total of three Seminoles, most recently Caroline Westrup in 2008, have finished in second place during the Seminoles’ history in the event.