Women's Golf: 2014 Season In Review
June 18, 2014
2014 Women's Golf Season In Review
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) - Florida State played in its school record ninth consecutive NCAA Regional Championship, finished in seventh place in the ACC Championship, won the team championship at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate, had one player (Matilda Castren) earn All-American honors, and had two players (Matilda Castren and Alex Milan) earn All-ACC honors as it completed a successful campaign under fourth-year head coach Amy Bond. In earning All-ACC honors, Castren established a school record for low stroke average in a single season with her 71.83 scoring mark. The Seminoles have played in the regional championships in each season since 2006 and have finished among the top five teams at the ACC Championships in four of the last five seasons. Florida State's team victory at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate was the first team championship by the Seminoles since the 2010 season when it won the Bryan National Collegiate championship.
CASTREN EARNS ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
Freshman Matilda Castren, who established the record for the best stroke average in a single-season in school history, earned Second-Team All-American honors by the Women's Golf Coaches Association and GolfWeek. She is the first Seminole since Caroline Westrup in 2008 to earn second team or higher All-American honors and is only the second freshman in school history to earn All-American honors. Castren was one of four players from the ACC who earned All-American First or Second team honors and was one of eight ACC golfers who were named to the First, Second or Honorable Mention teams by the WGCA. She was one of only 10 freshmen among the 40 players named to the First, Second or Honorable Mention All-American teams by the WGCA. "It's been a great first year at Florida State," said Castren. "I'm very grateful for my teammates, coaches, and all the people who helped me throughout my freshman year. It means a lot to me to be an All-American. I'm looking forward to my sophomore year."
CASTREN SECOND IN THE ACC IN STROKE AVERAGE
Florida State University freshman Matilda Castren finished her first season as a Seminoles with a school-record 71.83 stroke average in 29 rounds during 10 tournaments. She finished second in the ACC in stroke average.
CASTREN AND MILAN EARNS ALL-ACC HONORS
Matilda Castren, who enjoyed one of the finest freshman seasons in the history of the Florida State women's golf program and Alex Milan, who enjoyed the best season of her three-year career as a Seminole were named to the 2014 All-ACC Women's Golf team as selected by the league's 11 head coaches. Castren is only the second freshman in school history to earn All-ACC honors while the combination of Castren and Milan marks the fourth time in school history two Seminoles have been named to the All-ACC Women's Golf team in the same season. The selections of Castren and Milan to the All-ACC team marks the 14th consecutive season that at least one Florida State player has been named to the All-ACC team. Castren finished her freshman season with a 71.83 stroke average. Milan ranked second on the team with a career-low 74.44 stroke average. Florida State was one of only four of the 11 teams to have multiple players named to the All-ACC team. The Seminoles were joined by only conference champion Duke (three), NC State (two) and Clemson (two) as teams who had two or more players named to the All-ACC team. Florida State's two selections to the All-ACC team marks the first time since the 2010 season that multiple Seminoles have earned all-league honors.
FLORIDA STATE IN THE RANKINGS
Florida State completed the 2013-14 season ranked 35th nationally by GolfStat. The Seminoles were ranked as high as No. 22 during the 2013-14 fall and spring seasons. Freshman Matilda Castren finished her first collegiate season ranked 16th nationally among individuals.
CASTREN EARNS TWO VICTORIES AS A FRESHMAN
Seminole freshman Matilda Castren, the leading golfer in the ACC, earned victories at the Florida State Match-Up (206, -10) and at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate (school record 204, -12) during her freshman season. Castren became only the fifth golfer in school history to win at least two events in a season and fell one win shy of tying the all-time Seminoles record for wins in a season. Nadia Ste-Marie is the all-time Seminole leader with three wins during the 1998-99 season.
MILAN WINS FIRST INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Junior Alex Milan earned the first individual title of her collegiate career at the Second Annual Florida Challenge on the Quarry Course at the Black Diamond Golf Club on January 27, 2014 in the Seminoles' spring season opening event. She carded scores of 72-70 in the 36-hole event which served as the first tournament of the season for the Big 6 women's golf teams in the state of Florida.
SEMINOLE WOMEN'S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2013 / SPRING 2014) Name Tourn. Rds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg. Matilda Castren 10 29 14 27 66 2,083 71.83 Alex Milan 11 32 10 19 68 2,382 74.44 Anna Sophia Böhmer 10 29 4 16 69 2,192 75.59 Laure Castelain 9 26 3 15 70 1,955 75.19 Lydia Gumm 11 31 2 17 72 2,342 75.55 Carlton Kuhlo 9 26 4 13 68 1,972 75.85 Sherrell Buckley 1 3 0 0 87 262 87.33