PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (seminoles.com) – Senior captain Lydia Gumm finished in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings, and the No. 4 Florida State women’s golf team finished in second place in the team standings as play in the 29thAnnual ACC Championships at The Reserve at Pawley’s Island came to a close. The Seminoles put a major scare into tournament champion Duke as they started the final round on fire and pulled into a tie for the lead before Duke pulled away to win their ACC record 20th team championship.
Duke’s Leona Maguire won the individual championship with a 6-under par total of 210.
Florida State finished in a program record tying second place – the fourth time in school history the Seminoles had finished in second place in the ACC Championships. The second place finish marked the best finish under seventh-year head coach Amy Bond. Florida State has now finished in the top five of the ACC Championships five times in seven years under Bond including three fourth place finishes in 2012, 2013 and 2015.
Florida State tied for the second best team round of the final day as it finished with a 1-over par score of 289. The Seminoles finished the three-round tournament at four strokes over par with an 868 team total. Their total was a 33 stroke improvement from last season and is the second best ACC Championships team score in school history.
Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) closed her fourth career ACC Championship tournament with a 1-under par score of 71 for a 1-under par total of 215. She was one of seven players in the 60-player field to finish under par for the 54-hole event. The tied for fourth place finish marked her second career top-10 finish in ACC Championship play while her 215 final score was the second best of her career. She Gumm finished with a 214 total and in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings in 2015.
In Saturday’s final round, Gumm finished tied for the team lead with four birdies in scoring 71. She birdied her first hole and was never above par during the round. She was 2-under par over her final 12 holes with three birdies and 11 holes scored a par or better. Gumm closed her round at 1-under par on her final four holes.
Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland), who finished in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings, finished her fourth career ACC Championships with a 1-over par score of 73. Her third score of 73 or better in the event allowed her to finish her play with a 1-over par total of 217. Castren earned her third career top-11 ACC Championship individual finish (she finished tied for 11th place in both 2015 and 2017 and in a tie for ninth in 2014).
Castren’s score of 73 was earned with one birdie and 16 holes played at par or better. She totaled eight birdies during the event.
Junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for 17th in the individual standings as she finished with a three-round total of 219. She carded scores of 69 and 71 in the first two rounds and closed the event with a total of eight birdies in her three rounds played. In finishing in a tie for 17th place in the individual standings in 2017, she improved her placing by 16 positions after finishing in a tie for 33rd place in her first ACC Championships appearance as a sophomore in 2016.
Junior Morgane Metraux (Lausanne Switzerland) tied for the Seminoles’ lead in the third round as she carded a personal tournament best 1-under par score of 71. She finished the event with a three-round total of 227.
Freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) finished in 30th place with a 2-over par score of 74 in the third round. She finished the event with a 225 total score.
Florida State will be selected to play in the NCAA Championship tournament for the school record 12th consecutive year when the four regional championship fields are announced on April 27. Play in the four regionals (Albuquerque, N.M., Athens, Ga., Columbus, Ohio, Lubbock, Texas) begins on May 8.
29TH Annual ACC Championships/Par 72/April 13-15, 2017/Final Florida State Results
The Reserve Golf Club/Pawley’s Island, S.C.
2/12.-Florida State, 287+292+289=868
T4.-Lydia Gumm, 70+74+71=215
T11.-Matilda Castren, 73+71+73=217
T17.-Kim Metraux, 69+71+79=219
30.-Amanda Doherty, 75+76+74=225
T33.-Morgane Metraux, 75+81+71=227
29TH Annual ACC Championships/Par 72/April 13-15, 2017/Final Team Results
The Reserve Golf Club/Pawley’s Island, S.C.
2.-Florida State, 287+292+289=868
4.-North Carolina, 287+292+297=876
6.-NC State, 297+289+302=888
T9.-Boston College, 298+299+304-901
T9.-Notre Dame, 298+297+306=901
11.-Virginia Tech, 304+308+303=915
12.-Wake Forest, 312+308+311=931