Feb. 1, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
Amy Bond, who is in her first season as the Head Women’s Golf Coach at Florida State, has signed two of the top players in the state of Florida – Carlton Kuhlo and Alexandra Milan – to National Letters of Intent. Both players will begin their academic and playing careers as Seminoles in the fall of 2011.
Kuhlo, from Chiles High School in Tallahassee, and Milan, from Steinbrenner High School in Lutz, comprise Bond’s first Seminole recruiting class. Bond, who was named one of the top 50 golfers in Atlantic Coast Conference history, was named the head coach at Florida State in July after beginning her head coaching career with four successful seasons at Princeton.
Kuhlo, who was recently named the Big Bend Women’s Golfer of the Year by the Tallahassee Democrat, enjoyed an outstanding high school and junior golf career. She won the Tallahassee City Championship in each of her four years at Chiles and played in the state tournament three times during her stellar prep career. She played in the Florida state championship three times as an individual, and was accompanied by her team during her senior season.
She won the individual district championship as a senior as she led her team to a second place finish in the district championship tournament. She then finished in fourth place in the individual standings and led her Timberwolves team to a tied for 12th place finish in the team standings.
As one of the top junior golfers in the state she finished in third place at the Lemon Bay Golf Club Tournament in 2009 and fifth place at the 2010 Sara Bay Tournament.
“Carlton will be a tremendous addition to our program,” said Bond. “She has earned a great deal of success and I believe she has just started to tap into her potential as an outstanding golfer. I look forward to her making a big impact on a very talented squad upon her arrival at Florida State.”
Milan has achieved at an extremely high level by academically and athletically during her career. She was named a 2010 Scholastic All-American by the American Junior Golf Association.
Milan finished in a tie for seventh place at the 2010 Florida Women’s Golf Association Junior Girls’ Championship during the summer of 2010.
As a senior at Steinbrenner High School, she led the Warriors to the first state championship finals appearance in school history with a runner-up finish in the regional championships. Milan was also crowned the district champion during her senior season and was the regional champion during her sophomore season. She won the 2008 regional championship as a student at Sickles High School by shooting a career best score of 64.
Milan was named the Player of the Year following her senior season by the St. Petersburg Times and named the Casey Most Valuable Golfer of the Year as awarded by the Hillsborough County School Board.
At the conclusion of her senior season she was named to the All-Hillsborough County team by the St. Petersburg Times.
“Alex’s contributions to our team will be both on the course and in the classroom,” said Bond. “She is a hard worker and loves to compete. Her personality will mesh well with our current players and I believe she will have an immediate and very positive impact on our team.”
Florida State, which finished in 10th place at the NCAA Championship in 2010, faces one of the more challenging schedules in the nation this spring. The Seminoles open the season at the Lady Puerto Rico Open Feb. 12-14.