2014 ACC Academic Honor Roll
Q&A's with Lydia Gumm
On Gumm: A mainstay in Florida State’s line-up as a freshman and during the fall of her sophomore season who has certainly stated her case as one of Florida State’s top golfers for the remainder of her career...the only Seminole to play in 15 consecutive events -- all 11 events as a member of the Seminoles’ starting line-up during both the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2014 and in the fall of 2014...was at her best during the fall of 2014 as she appeared in all four events and led the Seminoles to three top five team finishes...averaged a career low 74.42 strokes in 12 rounds during four events during the fall of 2014...played well during the spring of 2014 in the postseason (ACC and NCAA Championships) as she averaged 74.67 strokes in six rounds and finished as Florida State’s second highest finishing golfer in both events...five of her six scores in the two postseason events were scored at 75 or better...career best score for a single round (68) came during the fall of her sophomore season – in the first round of the Alamo Invitational...career best scores for 36 holes (140) came at the Alamo Invitational and her best score in a three tournament (212) came at the fall 2014 Schooner Fall Classic...her best career finish and first career top 10 finish (seventh) came at the fall 2014 season opening Mo Morial Invitational...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 line-up 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...named to the 2014 ACC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in her career...averages 74.67 strokes in 43 rounds during 15 tournaments entering the spring of her sophomore 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 teams 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 career best 36-hole score (75-72=147), a career tournament score (220) and tied her career-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 career best tied for 11th place finish and at the NCAA East Regional Championship that resulted in a career-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 if 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 career-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 a career-low 75.35 stroke average 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), for 36 holes (140 in the first two rounds of the Alamo Invitational), for best career finish (tied for seventh at the Mo Morial 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 three 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 her career...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 career-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 a career-low 72.42 strokes in 12 rounds during four events...
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 Greg and Laura Gumm...a brother, Dale, is 17 and is a very talented baseball player...her father has been a high school baseball coach for 25 years and is in the Kentucky Coaches' Hall of Fame...he was also 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.
Lydia Gumm By The Numbers
Lydia Gumm as Florida State's Leader