2014 WGCA Scholar Athlete Team
2012, 2013, 2014 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2012, 2013, 2014 All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team
A four-year varsity letter winner who earned her degree in finance from Florida State on May 2, 2015…served the Seminole women’s golf team as its team captain as a junior…helped lead the Seminoles to four consecutive NCAA appearances…played in three ACC Championships and two NCAA Regional Championships during her career…helped the Seminoles to a pair of fourth place team finishes in the ACC Championships (2012 and 2013)…was at her best as a junior (fall and spring seasons) with a career-low 75.19 stroke average as she played in nine of the Seminoles’ 11 events during the year…helped Florida State to four NCAA regional championship appearances (Central in 2012, West in 2013, East at Tallahassee in 2014, San Antonio in 2015)…Florida State’s top finisher in four events her career – the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic (tied for third) and the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (tied for 23rd) as a freshman and the Golf Week Challenge (tied for 28th) and the LSU Tiger Classic (tied for 16th) as a sophomore…made a quick impression in her first career tournament (the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic at the University of Oklahoma) during the fall of 2011 as she finished with her career low score for a single round (70), the best 36-hole score of her career (140), the best tournament score career (217), the best score vs. par of her career (+1) and the best finish of her career (tied for third) in the first event of her career…a four-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) and the All-ACC Academic Women’s golf team (2012, 2013, 2014)…named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association Scholar Athlete team as a junior (2014)…one of only three freshmen named to the 2012 All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team…has been a member of the Girls’ National Team of France…helped lead France to the European Girls’ Team Championship in 2011…winner of the French Girls’ Under 18 championship in 2010…won the Ladies Cup of France in 2011 and the Grand Prix of Bordeaux in 2010…won the individual championship at the 2012 Biarritz Cup sponsored by the French Golf Federation…helped lead France to a 10th place team finish in the 2014 World University Golf Championship…finished tied for 27th place in the individual standing at the 2014 WUG Championship at the event played in Switzerland… averaged 75.80 strokes in 91 rounds during 32 events during her four year Florida State career…
Immersed herself in the Seminoles’ starting line-up as she played in two of the Seminoles’ three events during the fall season…after not playing in the first event, she earned her way into the starting line-up for the second and third events and stayed there for the remainder of the season…finished with the best single-round score of her career (70), the best 36-hole score of her first season (140), the best tournament score of her first season (217), the best score vs. par of her first season (+1) and the best finish (tied for third) in the first event of her career – the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic at the University of Oklahoma…first two scores of her career – a pair of 70’s – had her in a tie for second in the individual standings after 36 holes…she finished the tournament with an even par score of 72 and finished in a tie for third in the individual standings…helped Florida State into first place in the team standings after the first round with an opening round score of 70…finished as the Seminoles’ team leader with an average of 72.33 strokes in the first match of her career…her single round scores of 70, her 36 hole score of 140 and her three round tournament score of 217 in the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic rank as the best of her career…also played in the Landfall Tradition and totaled a score of 79 in the third round of the event…led the team with two rounds at par or better during the fall season…averaged 76.33 strokes in six rounds during two events.
Helped the Seminoles advance to the NCAA Regional Championships as she played in all seven events during the spring season including her first career NCAA Regional Championship and her first career ACC Championship…the Seminoles finished in a tie for 10th place in the NCAA Central Regional Championship and in fourth place at the ACC Championship…led the team in events played (seven – tied with Maria Salinas) and rounds played (21)…earned three top-25 and two top-15 finishes along with one top-10 (Bryan National Collegiate) finish during the most productive half of her freshman season…Florida State’s top finisher in two events – the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic (tied for 3rd) and the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (tied for 23rd) – as a freshman her best outing of the spring season came at the Bryan National Collegiate as she finished in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings with scores of 74-73-74…her score of 5 over par was tied for her best score vs. par of the spring season…was in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings with her 36-hole total of 146 after two rounds of the Bryan National Collegiate…was also a season-best 5 strokes over par in the Lady Gator Invitational and the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic…in three consecutive events – Lady Gator, Liz Murphey and Bryan National – she was a total of 15 strokes over par…was at her best during the spring season as she finished in a tie for 12th place with a spring season-low 218 tournament score at the Lady Gator Invitational…was Florida State’s second leading finisher in the individual standings in helping Florida State to a third place finish in the team standings for the Seminoles’ best finish of the spring season…averaged 75.57 strokes in 21 rounds during seven events…her scoring average was the fourth-best among all freshman in the ACC during the 2011-12 season.
Played in all three of Florida State’s fall events and finished as the Seminoles’ leader in the season-opening GolfWeek Challenge…tied second on the team with three of seven rounds scoring a 75 or better…best event came at the GolfWeek Challenge as she led the Seminoles in a season-best tied for 28th place finish, two of three rounds scored at 75 or better and a personal season-best 224 three round tournament score…season-low score of 73 came in the third round of the GolfWeek Challenge…her season-best score of 73 at the GolfWeek Challenge was tied for the fifth-best individual score among her teammates during the fall season…helped lead the Seminoles to a pair of top-10 team finishes – eighth at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate Challenge and 10th at the GolfWeek Challenge…carded two of her three eagles during the season at the GolfWeek Challenge (first round, hole No. 15) and at the Landfall Tradition (second round, hole No. 17)…averaged 76.00 strokes in seven rounds during three tournaments.
Florida State’s second leading golfer with a 76.00 stroke average…one of three Seminoles (also Jessica Negron and Olivia Hullert) who played in all eight of Florida State’s events during the season…helped lead Florida State to an appearance in the NCAA West Regional Championship – the school-record eighth consecutive NCAA regional appearance for the Seminoles and second in the first two seasons of her career…earned three top-20 individual finishes (tied for 16th at the LSU Tiger Classic, tied for 18th at the Florida Challenge and tied for 19th at the ACC Championship)…the Seminoles’ leader at the LSU Tiger Classic with a tied for 16th place individual finish – the best of her sophomore season…carded a 1 over par 73 and was in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings after the first round of the event…a strong outing at the Marsh Landing Invitational with scores of 74 and 71 in the first two rounds of the event – she was Florida State’s leader and in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings with a 145 two round total after the first 36 holes of the event…finished with a 5 over par score of 221 – the best score vs. par and the best overall score of her spring season…came within one stroke of tying her career low for a single round as she carded an even par 71 in the final round of the NCAA West Regional Championships at the Stanford University Golf Course…continuously improved her scores in her second career NCAA regional appearance after carding a 78 in the first round…she carded scores of 74 and 71 in the second and third rounds of the regional…her score of 71 in the third round allowed her to move into the top 40 in the final individual standings after finishing the first day in a tie for 77th place in the individual standings…she moved up 38 spaces in the individual standings with her play in the second and third rounds…averaged 76.00 strokes in 23 rounds during eight tournaments.
One of four Seminoles who played in all four events and all 12 rounds during the season…tied her career low with an even par score of 70 in the first round of Schooner Fall Classic…was in third place in the individual standings and the team leader after her first round score of 70…was in a tie for 22nd place after the second round and finished in a season-best tied for 32nd place in the individual standings in the event…earned season-low 223 tournament scores at the Schooner Fall Classic and the Alamo Invitational…her 223 tournament scores were only six strokes off of her career best tournament scores of 217…played well at the Alamo Invitational where she carded scores of 76-74-73 for a 223 tournament score to close out the fall season…averaged 75.50 strokes in 12 rounds during four events.
Voted by her teammates as Florida State’s team captain…played as a member of her third consecutive NCAA Championships qualifying team in her third season at Florida State…finished as Florida State’s third leading scorer with a career-low 74.93 stroke average…played in her third consecutive ACC Championship tournament – she has been in the Seminoles’ ACC Championships line-up in each of her first three years as a member of Florida State’s roster…played in five of seven events with four of the five appearances coming as a member of the Seminoles’ starting line-up…earned her third career top-10 individual placing as she finished in a tie for 10th place in the Seminole hosted Florida State Match-Up…played as an individual in the event and finished as the second leading finisher among the seven Seminoles in the event…carded an even-par score of 72 in the third round to move into the top 10 in the individual standings and finish as the top ranking individual in the tournament…her score of 72 in the first round was tied for her lowest single round score of the spring season…she carded a 72 in the first round of the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate…best score of the season (218) and second best score of her career vs. par (+2) came at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate – the seventh time during her career that she has finished at five strokes over par or better…totaled more than half of her scores (15 of 26) at 75 or better…her tied for 10th-place finish in the Florida State Match-Up was her third career top 10 finish and allowed her to be one of only four Seminoles to earn a top 10 individual finish during the season…a total of three top-20 finishes with her tied for 10th outing in the Florida State Match-Up, her tied for 15th placing in the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate and a tied for 17th place finish in the season opening Florida Challenge…also totaled three top-20 finishes during the Spring of 2013…was tied for third on the team (with junior Carlton Kuhlo) for the most top-20 finishes during the spring season…a strong start to the Lady Gator Invitational with a 36-hole total of 147 (74-73) to move into a tie for 28th-place in the individual standings after the first two rounds…averaged a career-low 74.93 strokes in 14 rounds during five tournaments.
Played in one event – the Mo Morial Invitational – and helped lead the Seminoles to a second place finish in the team standings…carded scores of 77-77-76 and finished in a tie for 34th place in the individual standings…Florida State’s second place team finish was one of three top-five team finishes for the Seminoles during the season…averaged 76.67 strokes in three rounds during one tournament…
Played in two events in her final season as a Seminole…an individual competitor in both the season opening Florida Challenge and the Seminole hosted Florida State Match-Up at Southwood Golf Course in Tallahassee…finished in a tie for 16th place in the individual standings at the Florida Challenge with scores of 74-79…her tied for 16th place finish was her 10th career top-20 individual finish and her first since a tied for 15th place individual finish at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate during the spring of 2014…her score of 74 was the best of the spring season and allowed her to earn her second best two-round tournament score of her career (153)…also played as an individual at the Florida State Match-Up where she finished in a tie for 54th place in the individual standings…averaged 77.60 strokes in five rounds during two tournaments…
Graduated with academic honors from Sainte Marie Grand Lebrun in 2011…passed with distinction her certificate of general education that allowed her to graduate high school…
Born August 31, 1993…Laure is the daughter of Marie-Colette and Michel Castelain…has a brother, Jean-Etienne, and two sisters, Blandine and Marie-Charlotte…enjoys cooking, listening to music and speaks several languages…chose Florida State over UNLV, Georgia State, South Carolina and Chattanooga…
Who are your heroes within the sport of golf? I really like Padraig Harrington, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Rory Mcllroy.: What is your favorite golf movie? The Legend of Bagger Vance.: What is your favorite golf book? Golf Is Not A Game Of Perfect by bob Rotella,: What is your favorite golf course? St Andrews,: What are your favorite things about the sport of golf? it is a game of patience and a good way to express yourself on the course. I enjoy the beauty and the challenge of every unique golf course.: What sports have you excelled at other than golf? I was good at running but I mostly played golf in competition. What are your favorite things to do in the FSU golf van while traveling to a tournament? sleep or read books while listening to music on my iPod.: What’s the best advice you have ever been given about the game of golf? just have a good time! If my attitude is good, my game is going to be good as well.
|Susie Maxwell Berning Classic||70-70-77||+1||217||T3|
|Sugar Bowl Classic||74-78-76||+12||228||T42|
|Lady Gator Invitational||71-72-75||+5||218||T12|
|Liz Murphey Collegiate||73-73-75||+15||221||T23|
|Bryan National Collegiate||74-73-74||+15||221||T9|
|NCAA Central Regional Championship||82-78-78||+22||238||T75|
|Florida State Match-Up||76-79-77||+16||232||T39|
|Lady Gator Invitational||77-78-74||+19||229||T49|
|LSU Tiger Classic||73-79-76||+12||228||T16|
|Bryan National Collegiate||76-78-75||+13||229||T56|
|Marsh Landing Invitational||74-71-76||+5||221||T21|
|NCAA West Regional Championship||78-74-71||+10||223||T39|
|Mo Morial Invitational||75-79-77||+14||231||T37|
|Lady Paladin Invitational||76-78-75||+13||229||T50|
|Schooner Fall Classic||70-79-74||+13||223||T32|
|Florida State Match-Up||74-75-72||+5||221||T10|
|Lady Gator Invitational||74-73-78||+15||225||T36|
|Marsh Landing Intercollegiate||72-73-73||+2||218||T15|
|Mo Morial Invitational||77-77-76||+14||230||T34|
|Florida State Match-Up||76-79-80||+19||235||T54|