Freshman earns eighth stright top-10 finish in first ACC Championship.
Seminlole freshman looking to win first career ACC individual championship.
Freshman in individual lead; Seminoles tied for fifth in team standings.
Seminoles playing for first ever ACC Championship.
Seminoles and Castren win title in record breaking fashion.
Q&A's with Carlton Kuhlo
On Kuhlo: One of Florida State's top returning golfers whose experience as a member of the Seminoles' starting line-up in the 2013 ACC and NCAA West Regional Championships makes her one of the top candidates to be an important member of the starting line-up during the final two seasons of her career...one of three juniors on the team who has played in 12 events during the first two seasons of her career...has been a member of two consecutive NCAA Tournament teams which has helped Florida State stretch their string of NCAA appearances to a school record eight consecutive...shaved more than four full strokes off of her scoring average as a sophomore as compared to her freshman season (76.62 as a sophomore as compared to 80.75 as a freshman / minus 4.13 strokes per round)...a member of Florida State's line-up in helping the Seminoles to a fourth place finish in the 2013 ACC Championships...helped the Seminoles to a second place team finish at the Florida Challenge with a career best tied for 16th place individual finish during the Spring of 2013...played the best tournament of her career as she led the Seminoles on the scoreboard at the Alamo Invitational during the fall of 2013...earned career best scores for a single round (69 in the first round), for 36 holes (145, 69-76) and for a three round tournament (219) in finishing in a tie for 32nd place at the Alamo Invitational at the Briggs Ranch Golf Course in San Antonio, Texas...the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Big Bend Player of the Year by the Tallahassee Democrat who chose to stay close to home and play her collegiate golf at Florida State...won the individual city championship in each of her four seasons as a member of the Chiles High School varsity team...finished in fourth place in the individual standings of the 2010 state championship tournament during her senior season...named to the 2012 and 2013 ACC Academic Honor Roll...named to the 2013 All-ACC Academic Women's Golf Team...averages 78.12 strokes in 33 rounds during 12 events in the first two seasons of her career...
Fall 2011: Played in one event and helped lead the Seminoles to a fifth place finish at the "Mo" Morial Tournament at Texas A&M University...the best event of her first season as a Seminole came at the "Mo" Morial as she carded season best scores for single round score (74 in the third round), score vs. par (+17), total score (233) and best finish (29th place) in the first event of her collegiate career...finished third among her Seminole teammates at the "Mo" Morial - the highest team finish of her freshman season...Florida State finished in fifth place in the team standings as Kuhlo counted two of her individual scores toward the team score in her first career appearance as a Seminole...averaged 77.67 strokes in three rounds during the tournament.
Spring 2012: Played in a career high three events and helped the Seminoles earn their seventh consecutive NCAA Championship bid...with Kuhlo in the line-up, Florida State earned two top 10 team finishes including a third place finish at the Bryan National Collegiate...Florida State's finish in the Bryan National Collegiate was a determining factor in the Seminoles earning a high regional seed...helped Florida State finish ahead of four ACC teams in the event - North Carolina, Wake Forest, Virginia and NC State and ahead of five teams ranked ahead of it in the national rankings: No. 6 North Carolina, No. 19 Ohio State, No. 21 NC State, No. 24 Michigan State and No. 25 Virginia...played as an individual competitor in the AllState Sugar Bowl Classic in New Orleans...counted three of her nine individual scores toward the team score including two at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge...averaged 81.78 strokes in nine rounds during three events...
Fall 2012: Played in three events - each of the Seminoles' events during the fall season...best single round score of her career for the first time (73) came in the third round of the Mercedes Benz Collegiate Challenge...two single round scores of 75 or better - 73 in the third round of the Mercedes Benz Collegiate Challenge and a 74 in the first round of the GolfWeek Challenge... 229 tournament score at the GolfWeek Challenge and a 232 at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate Challenge...Florida State's second highest finisher in the GolfWeek Challenge with a season-best tied for 39th place individual finish...averaged 76.71 strokes in seven rounds during three tournaments...
Spring 2013: Enjoyed her best season as a Seminole as she played in a career-high five events including her first career ACC Championship and first career NCAA Regional Championship tournaments...helped the Seminoles to a fourth place team finish in the ACC Championship and to Florida State's school record eighth consecutive NCAA Championships appearance...earned career best individual finish -- tied for 16th at the Florida Challenge...top-20 individual finishes at the Florida Challenge (tied for 16th) and at the Florida State Match-Up (tied for 18th) marked the first two top-20 finishes of her career...both top-20 finishes came in back to back matches...played as a member of the Seminoles' starting line-up in the Florida Challenge and as an individual participant in the Florida State Match-Up...consecutive strong outings at the Florida State Match-Up with a score of 9 over par 225 and at the Marsh Landing Invitational with an 8 over par score of 224...in the Seminoles' line-up for the final three events of the season - a fourth place team finish at the Marsh Landing Invitational, a fourth place finish at the ACC Championships and in the NCAA West Regional Championships...her best 36-hole total came in the first two rounds of the Marsh Landing Invitational (75-76=151) and a career-low tying 73 in the final round of the event helped her finish in a tie for 36th place in the individual standings in the event...a first round score of 74 in the ACC Championships placed her in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings after 18 holes...finished the event in a tie for 28th place...best career NCAA Regional Championships round came as a 75 in the third round of the NCAA West Regional Championships at the Stanford University Golf Course...totaled at least one single round score of 75 or better in each of her five events...averaged 76.57 strokes in 14 rounds during five tournaments...
Fall 2013: Enjoyed the best season of her career as she averaged 75.00 strokes in six rounds during three tournaments...totaled a career high three scores at 75 or better and earned the first single round score at below par in ranking second on the Seminoles with her career low stroke average...played the best tournament of her career as she led the Seminoles on the scoreboard at the Alamo Invitational...earned career best scores for a single round (69 in the first round), for 36 holes (145, 69-76) and for a three round tournament (219) in finishing in a tie for 32nd place at the Alamo Invitational at the Briggs Ranch Golf Course in San Antonio, Texas...was the first time in her career that she has finished as the Seminoles' team leader on the scoreboard in an event...was in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings after her first round 69 at the Alamo Invitational...was in a tie for 26th place after a 36 hole total of 145 and finished in a tie for 32nd place with a career best tournament total of 219...the two best scores of her career (69 in the first round of the Alamo Invitational and 73 in the third round of the Lady Paladin Invitational) came as she finished as Florida State's second best golfer during the season...played as an individual and finished in a tie for 50th place in the standings at the Lady Paladin Invitational...tied her career low at the time with a 73 in the third round of the Lady Paladin - a statistic which she later bettered with a 69 in the first round of the Alamo Invitational...averaged a career low 75.00 strokes in six rounds during three tournaments...
Before Florida State: Graduated from Chiles High School in Tallahassee in 2011... one of the top junior golfers in the state of Florida who finished in third place at the Lemon Bay Golf Club Tournament in 2009 and placed fifth at the 2010 Sara Bay Tournament...the first golfer from Chiles High School in Tallahassee to earn a golf scholarship to a Division I school...the Tallahassee city champion in each of her four seasons and played in three state championship tournaments - two as an individual and one (as a senior) with her teammates...finished in 10th place as a junior and in fourth place in the individual standings as a senior...led Chiles to the city championship as she won the individual championship with a one under par score of 71 as she led the Timberwolves to a 13 stroke advantage over Maclay in the team standings...led Chiles to the 2010 District 2-2A championship as she won the individual district championship by an amazing 14 shots...shot an even par 72 in the event at the Panama City Country Club...finished in 17th place at the state tournament with a score of 161 as a sophomore...won the city championship by eight stokes with a score of 76 in 2008...at the time her score was the best ever at the Tallahassee City Championship Girls' Golf Tournament...finished in second place at the 2010 American Junior Golf Association qualifier at Bluffton, S.C...played four seasons of flag football and was the captain of the JV team before moving up to the varsity during her prep career...also a member of the weightlifting team at Chiles...
Personal: Born August 21, 1993...Carlton is the daughter of Cheryl and Lee Kuhlo...was born in Greenville, S.C...won the Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award following her senior season...graduated with honors and received a cord during her high school graduation ceremonies as a commended scholar...very active volunteer for the Special Olympics...majoring is professional golf management...
Kuhlo at Florida State
Carlton Kuhlo By The Numbers
Carlton Kuhlo as Florida State's Leader