(updated August 18, 2016)
2014 Academic Dean's List Honors (Fall)
2014, 2015 and 2016 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2015 and 2016 All-ACC Academic Women's Golf Team
2016 Academic Dean's List Honors (Fall and Spring)
Video: 36 Holes With The Noles
Audio: Lydia Gumm on ESPN Radio
Q&A's with Lydia Gumm
On Gumm: Florida State’s team captain as a sophomore and as a junior…earned All-ACC honors as a sophomore in 2015 as she averaged a career-low and team-best 73.13 strokes in 10 events…a member of the Seminoles’ lineup at the 2016 NCAA Championship Finals at the Eugene Country Club…has played in a single-season personal-best 32 rounds entering the 2016 NCAA Championship finals…played in 33 of 35 events during her first three years as a Seminole including the 2016 NCAA Championship Finals, three NCAA Regional Championships (at Tallahassee in 2014, at San Antonio in 2015 and at Shoal Creek in 2016) and three ACC Championships…earned the first individual championship of her career as she finish in a tie for first at the spring 2016 Florida Challenge…has carded her best single round score of 68 a total of three times -- at the fall 2014 Alamo Invitational, the spring 2015 Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate and the fall 2015 Jim West Challenge…career best score for 36 holes (139) came in finishing in a tie for ninth place at the fall 2015 Jim West Challenge…career best score of a three-round tournament (212) came at the fall 2014 Schooner Invitational…was at her best during the fall of 2015 as she appeared in three events and led the Seminoles to three top-two team finishes including the team championship at the Jacksonville Classic…averaged 72.78 strokes in nine rounds during three events during the fall of 2015…her best career finish (first place) and fifth of six career top 10 finishes came at the spring 2016 Florida Challenge…her first career top-15 finish (tied for 11th) came at the spring 2014 season opening Florida Challenge…enrolled at Florida State in January of 2013 and practiced with the Seminoles throughout her first semester…gained valuable experience as she not only acclimated herself to life as a college student but to life as a student-athlete…her experiences during the spring of 2013 afforded her a quick transition into the Seminoles’ starting lineup during the fall of 2013…her best asset is her even-keeled demeanor on the golf course…known for her powerful drives off of the tee…quickly became used to the longer courses played in college as compared to high school…won the 2014 Kentucky State Amateur Championship…a seven-time All-State Girl’s Golf team honoree in the state of Kentucky and earned the Ms. Kentucky golf award a record five times…in 2012 she finished fourth in the Kentucky Open, won Kentucky Junior AM Championship, was named the KGCA player of the year, won the regional championship and was the state high school championship runner-up…holds the Kentucky high school record for the most rounds counted in the 60's…her lowest score during her high school career is an impressive 61…two-time Kentucky Junior Am Champion…advanced to the match play portion of the 2014 Women's Amateur Public Links Championship at the Home Course in DuPont, Wash...won the individual championship at the 2014 Kentucky State Amateur…won the championship of the 2016 Women's Kentucky Open...named to the 2014, 2015 and 2016 ACC Academic Honor Roll…named to the 2015 and 2016 All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf team…earned Academic Dean’s List Honors at Florida State during the spring of 2013, fall of 2013, fall of 2015 and spring of 2016 at Florida State…earned the 2015 Golden Nole as the top student-athlete on the women’s golf team…the Golden Nole Award is presented annually to the top student-athletes who have exhibited the ideals of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics during their careers…averages 74.26 strokes in 96 rounds during 33 tournaments entering her senior season…
Fall 2013: One of four Seminoles who played in all four fall events…played well at the season-ending Alamo Invitational as she carded season-best scores for a single round (1 over par 73), 36 holes (152, 75-77) and for a three round tournament score (225)…fourth on the team with four single round scores at 75 or better – her season-low single round score of 73 came in the third round of the Schooner Fall Classic, a 74 came in the third round of the season opening Mo Morial Invitational and a score of 75 came in the third round of the Lady Paladin Invitational and in the third round of the Schooner Fall Classic…earned a 28th-place finish in the first event of her career – the Mo Morial Invitational at Texas A&M University…her score of 74 in the final round of the Mo Morial allowed her to move into the top 30 of the individual standings and earn the best finish of her first season as a Seminole…averaged 75.91 strokes in 12 rounds during four events…
Spring 2014: A member of the Seminoles’ line-up in all seven events including her first career ACC Championship and first-ever NCAA regional championship event…Florida State’s fourth-leading golfer with a 75.35 stroke average which included 13 of 20 rounds scored at 75 or below… played as a member of the Seminoles’ line-up in each of the teams' seven spring events…the team’s fourth-leading golfer with a 75.35 stroke average…played well in the third rounds of her 10 three-round events as she averaged 74.90 strokes in 10 third rounds…was at her best in the post season (ACC Championship and NCAA Regional) as she averaged 74.67 strokes in six rounds with four of her six scores scored at 73 or better…outstanding in the NCAA East Regional Championship at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee as she finished with a season-best 36-hole score (75-72=147), a season-best tournament score (220) and tied her season-best with her score vs. par (+4)…finished second among her teammates in the final individual standings…two tournaments of +4 scores vs. par came at the Florida Challenge and resulted in a season-best tied for 11th place finish and at the NCAA East Regional Championship that resulted in a season-low 220 score for a three round tournament…Florida State’s second leading golfer in the NCAA East Regional Championship with scores of 75-72-73=220 to finish in a tie for 36th place in the individual standings…her individual finish and play throughout the tournament had the Seminoles in contention for a top eight team finish and a berth in the NCAA National Finals until late in the final round…carded a 75 in the first round to finish the first round in a tie for 70th place…moved up quickly after the first 18 holes with a career-low tying 72 in the second round to move into a tie for 37th place in the individual standings and finished in a tied for 36th place with her third round score of 73…showed consistent improvement in her first career ACC Championship with scores of 80-75-73 for a tied for 22nd finish in the individual standings…Florida State’s second leading golfer in the final standings and one of only two Seminoles to finish in the top 25 of the individual standings…carded a 75 in the second round (a five stroke improvement from the first round) and a 73 in the final round (a seven stroke improvement from the first round) to earn the second top-25 finish of her career…first career top-15 finish came at the Florida Challenge with scores of 72-76=148 and a tied for 11th place finish in the 36-hole tournament…carded her season-low score of 72 for the first time in her career and was tied for first among her Seminole teammates after 18 holes had been played…helped Florida State finish in third place in the Second Annual Florida State Match-Up at Southwood in Tallahassee with a tied for 32nd-place finish…a member of Florida State’s line-up and helped the Seminoles win the team championship at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla…averaged 75.35 strokes in 20 rounds during seven tournaments…
Fall 2014: Enjoyed her best season as a Seminole as she appeared in all four events as a member of the Seminoles’ starting line-up…averaged a career-low 72.42 strokes in 12 rounds…extended her consecutive tournaments-played streak to 15 (every event of her career)…earned career-best statistics for a single round (68 in the first round of the Alamo Invitational), and finished as Florida State’s leader for the first time in her career at the Schooner Fall Classic (tied for 24th)…earned her first career top-10 finish at the season-opening Mo Morial Invitational (seventh) and earned two of her 12 career top-20 finishes (seventh at the Mo Morial and tied for 17th at the Lady Paladin Invitational)…led the Seminoles with 34 birdies during the season…was a total of 11 strokes over par for the entire season including 2-over par in her last two events (2-over par at the Schooner Fall Classic and even par at the Alamo Invitational)…tied for the team lead (with senior Alex Milan) with six of 12 rounds scored at or below par and led the team with 11 of 12 rounds scored at 75 or below…was in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings after the second round of the season-opening Mo Morial Invitational with a two-round total of 145…finished in seventh place in the final individual standings to earn the best finish of the season…was in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings after a first round 68 at the Alamo Invitational…remained in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings with a 70 in the second round and a season-best 36-hole total of 140…finished the event in a tie for 21st place…earned the top three scores for a three round tournament during the season (212 at the Schooner Fall Classic, 216 at the Alamo Invitational and 219 at the Mo Morial Invitational)…averaged 72.42 strokes in 12 rounds during four events…
Spring 2015: Earned All-ACC honors as she averaged 73.65 stroke average in six events…served the Seminoles’ as their team captain…earned All-ACC Honors and helped lead Florida State to the NCAA Championships for the 10th consecutive season…the Seminoles played in the 2015 NCAA San Antonio Regional Championship where they finished in a tie for 10th place in the team standings…earned a career-high tying two top-10 finishes (fourth at the Gator Women’s Invitational and tied for eighth at the ACC Championships) to bring her career total to three top-10 finishes…tied her career low for a single round with a 68 in the second round of the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate…her second round score was an improvement of 10 strokes from her first round of play and helped her improve her standing by 51 positions in the individual standings…Gumm’s score of 68 tied her single round career mark as she carded 17 holes at par or better with five birdies and was as many as five strokes under par during the second round…her best career finish of fourth place came at the Gator Women’s Invitational at the Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla…earned her fourth place finish as she carded a near career-low 69 in the third round of the event…played an outstanding third round as she carded 17 of 18 holes at par or better with three birdies…she was three strokes under par over her final 13 holes with birdies on three of her final 10 holes and scores of par on her last six holes of the event… an incredibly consistent ACC Championships appearance with three scores at par or better (70-72-72) and her first career under-par tournament score of 2 under par 214…was tied for fifth place in the individual standings after a first round score of 70, in a tie for 10th place in the standings after a second round score of 72 (142 total for the first 36 holes) and finished in a tie for eighth place with a total of 214…was her first tournament score at even par or better in her collegiate career…finished as Florida State’s leader in both the Gator Women’s Invitational and the ACC Championships marking the second and third times in her career that she has led the Seminoles’ on their leader board in a given tournament…made her second career NCAA Regional Championships appearance at San Antonio’s Briggs Ranch Golf Club…three scores at 75 or better (75-74-73) with improvement each day and a 6 over par total of 222…carded the first eagle of her Florida State career in the third round of the 2015 NCAA San Antonio Regional Championship…her eagle came on the par five hole number 7 at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club…her eagle allowed her to move from 2-over to even and helped her finish the round with a 1-over par score of 73…second on the team with a 73.65 stroke average…third on the team with six rounds at par or better and 12 rounds scored at 75 or better…averaged 73.65 strokes in 17 rounds during six tournaments…
Summer 2015: The runner-up at the prestigious Women's Western Golf Association Amateur Championship at the Nashville Golf and Athletic Club in Brentwood, Tenn...finished stroke play in the event seeded 11th, won five rounds in match-play and fell in the 36-hole championship match by one hole...
Fall 2015: Enjoyed her best season as a Seminole with a stroke average of 72.78 in three tournaments…helped lead Florida State to a team victory in the Jacksonville Classic and to a pair of runner-up finishes at the Jim West Challenge and at the Cardinal Cup…earned three top-15 individual finishes as a member of the Seminoles’ line-up in all three events…tied her single round career-low (68) in the second round of the Jim West Challenge…earned her fourth career top 10 finish (tied for ninth) in leading Florida State to a second place finish in the team standings at the Jim West Challenge…second career under par finish (2 under par 214) at the Jim West Challenge matched her career low under par score which also came at the spring 2015 ACC Championships tournament…third on the team with five rounds scored at par or better and tied for third on the team with seven of nine rounds at 75 or lower…season-best tied for ninth place finish in the Jim West Challenge with scores of 71-68-75 for a three round total of 214…in addition to tying her career low for a single round score (68) in the second round she finished under par (2 under) for the second time in her career…in a tie for seventh place with a first round score of 71…moved into a tie for fifth in the individual standings with a second round score of 68 and a career-low 36 hole total of 139…finished in a tie for ninth and only three strokes out of the individual championship with a third round score of 75…was the fourth top-10 finish and third best individual finish of her 24-match Seminole career…finished in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings and helped the Seminoles to the team championship of the Jacksonville Classic…in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings with a first round 71 and moved up to a tie for seventh place with a second round 72 and a two-round total of 143…helped Florida State take the overall team lead in the first round and take the team championship with a 24-stroke win over Rollins College…closed the season with a tied for 14th place finish in helping the Seminoles to their second consecutive runner-up team finish at the Cardinal Cup…a first round 73 had her in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings with an even par score of 72 in the second round and a 36-hole total of 145 had her in a tie for eighth place after the first day of play…averaged a career-low 72.78 strokes in nine rounds during three tournaments…
Spring 2016: Helped lead Florida State to the NCAA Championship Finals as the Seminoles finished in second place in the NCAA Shoal Creek Regional Championship…finished in a tie for 15th place in the NCAA Shoal Creek Regional – her best career NCAA regional championship finish and the 11th top-15 finish of her career…earned a career-high tying two top 10 finishes – tied for first in the Florida Challenge and tied for eighth in the Florida State Match-Up…her first career individual first place finish came at the Florida Challenge as she finished with her second career under par score of minus 3…finished tied for first place in the event with teammate Matilda Castren along with Taylor Tomlinson and Kelly Grassel of Florida…carded scores of 69 and 72 to finish with a two-day total of 141…opened the event with a 69 to move into first place in the individual standings in the first round and maintained her position with an even par 72 in the second round…her score of 69 in the first round of the event was one stroke from tying her career best score for a single round and was her best score of the spring season…finished in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings in leading the Seminoles to the team championship at the Florida State Match-Up…all three scores at 75 or below as she carded totals of 74-73-72 for a 219 total to finish as Florida State’s third leading scorer as all five players in the Seminoles’ lineup finished in the top 15 of the individual standings…was in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings with a first round score of 74…moved into 11th place in the individual standings with a second round score of 73 and into the top 10 with a third round score of 72…her third round score of 72 was tied as her best third round score of the season…her third round score of 72 allowed the Seminoles to jump ahead of South Carolina (who had assumed the team lead in the second round) and take the team championship on the final day of competition…played outstanding golf at the Briar’s Creek Invitational with a 2-over par total of 218 in helping the Seminoles to a fifth place team finish in the 18-team event…her 218 total for the event is tied for fifth as her best three round tournament score during her career…played her best golf of the tournament in the second and third rounds with scores of 71 and 72…was in a tie for 39th place after her first round score of 75…moved into a tie for 21st place with her second round score of 71 and finished in a tie for 21st place with her third round score of 72…her plus 2 score for the 54-hole event marked the sixth time in her career that she has finished a two strokes over par or better in a single event…played in her third career ACC Championships event…finished in a tie for 24th place in the event to earn her third career top 25 finish in an ACC Championship…finished in a tie for 15th place in the NCAA Shoal Creek Regional Championship to help the Seminoles to a second place finish in the team standings…the second place team finish allowed the Seminoles to advance to the NCAA Championship Finals for the first time in her career and for the first time since 2010…played her best golf of the tournament in the second round as she carded a 1-over par score of 73…her score of 73 allowed her to move into a tie for 15th place in the individual standings and was a five stroke improvement from her first round score of 78…her score of 73 allowed her to move up 30 positions in the individual standings… carded two birdies on her first six holes and was 1-under par at the turn….closed the round with seven of nine holes at par to finish with her seventh regional championship round scored at 75 or below…totaled four rounds at 75 or better including a final round 71 in the 2016 NCAA Championship Finals at the Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore…all three scores in the NCAA Championship Finals at 75 or below for the 10th time in her career as she carded totals of 75-75-74-71 for a 295 total to finish as Florida State’s second leading scorer in the final collegiate event of the season…Florida State’s leading finisher at the Florida Challenge and in the ACC Championships…averaged 74.48 strokes in 27 rounds during nine tournaments…
Summer 2016: Won the championship of the 2016 Women's Kentucky Open with a 136 two-round total and a one-hole playoff win over Laura Restrepo of the University of Louisville…advanced to the quarterfinals (round of eight) and the 2016 Women’s Western Golf Association Amateur Championship at the Dayton Country Club in Dayton, Ohio…qualified 11th in stroke play (69-74=143) for the championship flight of match play…won her first three matches before falling in the quarterfinals…
Before Florida State: Graduated from North Hardin High School in December of 2012 and enrolled at Florida State…a seven-time All-State Girl’s Golf team honoree in the state of Kentucky and earned the Ms. Kentucky golf award a record five times named the 2012 Senior of the Year and the Senior Female Athlete of the Year by the Kentucky Golf Coaches’ Association…a seven-time All-Area Player of the Year and 10-time All-Area First-Team selection at North Hardin…played in the Kentucky High School State Championship Tournament an incredible 10 times…earned regional state championships in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012…finished as the runner-up in the state championship four times…qualified for the high school state championship for the first time as a third grader and became the youngest player in the history of the tournament to make the cut…the low American and finished fifth in the 2007 Callaway Junior World Championship Tournament…won the Kentucky Invitational Tournament Championship in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012…won the individual championships at 52 high school tournaments…in 2012 she finished fourth in the Kentucky Open, won Kentucky Junior AM Championship, was named the KGCA player of the year, won the regional championship and was the state high school championship runner-up… holds the Kentucky high school record for the most rounds counted in the 60's…her lowest score during her high school career is an impressive 61…scores of 61 came at the Kentucky Invitational in 2010 and 2011…displayed her incredible ability at a young age as she missed qualifying for the 2009 U.S. Open when she was only 13 years old…qualified to play in the 2011 U.S. Public Links Championships…the 2003 and 2004 U.S. Kids Golf World Championship runner-up and the 2002 AAU National Champion when she was just eight years old…earned medalist honors at the Kentucky Women’s State Amateur a record four times…also the runner-up at the Kentucky Women’s Amateur twice…two-time Kentucky Junior Am Champion.
Personal: Born December 20, 1993…Lydia is the daughter of Laura and Greg Gumm…a brother, Dale, is 21…her father has been a high school baseball coach for 25 years and is in the Kentucky Coaches’ Hall of Fame…he was a National Coach of the Year finalist in 2011…featured in the Faces in the Crowd section of Sports Illustrated as a sophomore in high school in 2010…selected Florida State over Louisville, Tennessee, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Wake Forest…major is sport management.
On The Golf Course With Lydia Gumm: My heroes within the sport of golf are Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson.: My favorite golf movie is Happy Gilmore.: My favorite golf book is The Short Game Bible by Dave Pelz.: My favorite golf course is my home course, Lincoln Trail Country Club.: Have You Ever Carded a Hole in One: I have been lucky enough to card 5 hole in ones. Two of them were in tournaments, two were at my home course, and one was during spring break playing with my dad in Panama City. My first was age 10 and my last was two years ago.: My favorite thing about the sport of golf is you can never blame anyone else about a bad performance. Golf is all you. You're the only one hitting the shots. I love that golf has blessed me with so many friends and introduced me to great people and places along the way.: When I was younger I played baseball and basketball but eventually gave them up to play golf.: What are your favorite things to do in the FSU golf van while traveling to a tournament? One of my favorite things to do in the van is sleep. Anything but homework! I love being with my team; we always have a good time on the road.: The greatest advice I've been given about the game of golf would be from my dad: "You get out of it what you put into it" and hard work in golf takes you a long ways.
What’s In Lydia’s Bag: Driver: TaylorMade R15 3 Wood: TaylorMade SLDR 19 degree Hybrid: TaylorMade SLDR 25 degree hybrid Irons: TaylorMade RSi2 Wedges: TaylorMade R Series 60, 56, 52 degree Putter: TaylorMade Spider Blade Ball: Titleist ProV1x Favorite Club: 60 degree wedge Superstition: Using same ball marker every single tournament
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