October 27, 2014 - by
Seminoles In Fifth At Alamo Invitational

 SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (seminoles.com) – Florida State University sophomore Lydia Gumm shot a career-best 68 and is in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team is in fifth place in the team standings after the first round of the 6th Annual Alamo Invitational at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club.  Gumm carded a team-leading five birdies and is only three stokes out of the lead as she plays for the first individual championship of her Florida State career. 

No. 7 ranked Arkansas and No. 19 ranked Auburn, the two highest ranked teams in the field of 15, are tied for the team lead with scores of 275.  The Lady Razorbacks and the Lady Tigers are four strokes ahead of third place LSU and nine strokes ahead of fifth place Florida State.  Sophia Schubert of Auburn shot a 7-under par score of 65 and is the individual leader after 18 holes.  She came within one stroke of tying the tournament record for the lowest single round score. 

Florida State had two players – Gumm (68) and freshman Kim Metraux (71) – finish with under par scores in the first round and was one of five teams in the field who shot an under par team round.  The Seminoles’ tied their season-best score with a 2-under par 286.

“Any time you can finish with a round under par, it’s a great day,” said Seminole head coach Amy Bond.  “We put together a good first round and will look to build on that over the next two days.  We have 36 holes to gather some momentum and see if we can catch the leaders.”

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) carded 17 of 18 holes at par or better on her way to her career-best score of 68.  She had four birdies on her front nine and was 4-under par when she made her turn to the back nine.  She was even par with one birdie, one bogey and seven holes played at par on her back nine to complete her masterpiece.  Gumm was never over par during the round and was as many as four strokes under par for 14 of the 18 holes she played during the day.

“I really had a lot of fun today,” said Gumm.  “I felt really good putting and with my short game.  I’m really proud of our team and am looking forward to seeing all of my teammates play well for the next two days.

Gumm bettered her career low score of 70 in Sunday’s first round – a score that she carded in the first round of the fall 2014 Mo Morial Invitational and in the third round of the fall 2014 Schooner Fall Invitational.

“Lydia played a great round of golf today,” said Bond.

Freshman Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) continued to play strong golf in her first season as a Seminole as she carded a 1-under par score of 71.  She came within one stoke of tying her career best score of 70 which she carded in the third round of the Schooner Fall Classic in early October.  Metraux shook off an early bogey and rattled off four consecutive birdies on her way to her score of 71 which has her in a tie for 16th place in the individual standings. 

After a bogey on her first hole, Metraux was 4-strokes under par on her next 15 holes to move to 2-under par.  She closed with a 71 – her second consecutive score of 71 or better. 

“Kim also played really good golf,” said Bond.  “I was really impressed with how she quickly got back on track after beginning the round with a tough bogey.”

Senior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) also continued to play the best golf of her career as she carded a 1-over par score of 73.  She carded the third eagle of her career – and her second eagle in two career appearances at the Alamo Invitational.  In Sunday’s round she eagled the par 5 hole No. 13 to pull even with five holes remaining to be played.  Milan carded her first career eagle in the first round of the 2013 Alamo Invitational.  Milan’s first career eagle came on the par 5 hole No. 11 on this same Briggs Ranch Golf Club course.   

Milan has now scored eight of her 10 rounds at 75 or better this fall with four consecutive rounds coming at 74 or better.  She is averaging 72.50 strokes in her last four rounds. 

Florida State will continue play in the event on Monday beginning at 10:10 EST.  The Seminoles will play with Texas A&M and Baylor in the second round.  The Alamo Invitational is the final tournament of the Seminoles’ fall season.  They will open the spring 2015 season at the Florida Challenge on Jan. 26. 

6th Annual Alamo Invitational/Par 72/Oct, 26-28, 2014
Briggs Ranch Golf Club/San Antonio, Texas/First Round Florida State Results
5/15-Florida State, 286
T4-Lydia Gumm, 68
T16-Kim Metraux, 71
T33-Alex Milan, 73
T46-Anna Sophia Bohmer, 74
T52-Matilda Castren, 75

6th Annual Alamo Invitational/Par 72/Oct, 26-28, 2014
Briggs Ranch Golf Club/San Antonio, Texas/First Round Team Results
T1-Arkansas, 275
T1-Auburn, 275
3-LSU, 279
4-TexasA&M, 283
5-Florida State, 286
T6-Baylor, 289
T6-Texas State, 289
8-Oklahoma, 291
9-Tulane, 292
10-Texas Tech, 293
11-Texas San Antonio, 294
12-Texas, 295
T13-TCU, 296
T13-Houston, 296

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