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  Carlton Kuhlo
Carlton Kuhlo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tallahassee, Fla.

High School:
Chiles

Height:
5-7

Birthdate:
08/21/1993

Experience:
3 VL


06/20/2014

Three Named To All-ACC Academic Women's Golf Team

Castelain, Kuhlo and Milan enjoy standout academic seasons.

06/18/2014

Women's Golf: 2014 Season In Review

Seminoles play in ninth consecutive NCAA Regional championship.

06/10/2014

Seminoles Participate In NCAA Career In Sports Forum

Four Seminoles travel to NCAA headquaters to participate in forum.

05/10/2014

Castren Leads Seminoles In Final Round Of NCAA's

Freshman earns 10th stright top-20 individual finish.

05/09/2014

Seminoles In Ninth Place In NCAA Regional

Seminoles fighting for top eight seed and a spot in national finals.

Q&A's with Carlton Kuhlo

On Kuhlo: One of three returning seniors and Florida State's third most experienced golfer with 21 career matches and 59 career rounds played during her Seminole career...totaled a career-low two rounds in the 60's during her junior year (68 in the second round of the Lady Gator Invitational and 69 in the first round of the Alamo Invitational)...has played in two career ACC Championships (2013 and 2014) and in two career NCAA Regional Championships (West in 2013 and East in 2014)...has been a member of three consecutive NCAA Championship Tournament teams in the first three years of her career...has consistently displayed improvement throughout her career as she averaged a career low 75.85 strokes in a career-high nine matches and 26 rounds during her junior season...shaved more than four strokes off or her season average as a sophomore as compared to her freshman season then shaved more than two strokes from her season average as a junior when compared to her sophomore season...has taken nearly five strokes off of her average from her freshman season to the end of her junior season...enjoyed the best year of her career as a junior year when she played in a career-high nine events, in a career high 26 rounds and carded a career-low 75.85 stroke average...she carded her career best single round score of 68 (at the Lady Gator Invitational), her career best 36-hole score of 145 (at the Alamo Fall Invitational and at the Lady Gator Invitational) and her career best three round tournament score of 219 (at the Alamo Fall Invitational and the Lady Gator Invitational)...the best finish of her career (tied for 13th) came at the Spring 2014 Lady Gator Invitational...Florida State's leader in an event for the first time in her career at the Fall 2013 Alamo Invitational... ...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, 2013 and 2014 ACC Academic Honor Roll...named to the 2013 and 2014 All-ACC Academic Women's Golf Team...averages 77.11 strokes in 59 rounds during 21 events in the first three 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 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...season low single round score of 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 an strong season as a Seminole as she played in five events including her first career ACC Championship and first career NCAA Regional Championship...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...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 season-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...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: A strong season as she averaged 75.00 strokes in six rounds during three tournaments...totaled 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 well as she led the Seminoles on the scoreboard at the Alamo Invitational...earned career best score for 36 holes (145, 69-76) 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...played as an individual and finished in a tie for 50th place in the standings at the Lady Paladin Invitational...carded 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...

Spring 2014: Enjoyed her best and most productive season as a Seminole as she was a member of the Seminoles' line-up for the ACC Championships and the NCAA East Regional at SouthWood Golf Club in Tallahassee...established career-bests for a single round score (68 in the second round of the Lady Gator Invitational), for 36 holes (145 in both the Alamo Invitational and the Lady Gator Invitational) and a three-round tournament score (219 at the Lady Gator Invitational)...earned the best finish of her career as she placed in a tie for 13th at the Lady Gator...her score of 68 in the second round of the Lady Gator was tied for the second best single round score of the year among her teammates...carded half (13 of 26) of her single round score at 75 or better...played in a career-high seven events - each event of the spring season - as was in the Seminoles' line-up for six of those seven events...played in each of the Seminoles' final four events of the season as a member of the starting line-up...earned a single season career-high three-top 20-finishes (tied for 13th at the Lady Gator, tied for 16th at the Florida State Match-Up and tied for 17th at the Florida Challenge)...her top 20 finishes came in three consecutive events...earned more top-20 individual finishes during the spring of 2014 (three) than she had in the first two years of her career (two)...earned the best NCAA regional finish of her career as she finished in a tie for 79th place at the NCAA East Regional Championship in Tallahassee...carded back to back scores of 74 in the second and third rounds... totaled eight birdies in the 54 hole regional championship including three each in the second and third rounds...played her best event of the first three years of her career with a 219 total and a career best tied for 13th place finish at the Lady Gator Invitational...carded scores of 77-68-74=219 with her second round career-best score of 68 allowing her to tie her career best score for 36 holes (145) which she also carded in the Alamo Invitational during the Fall of 2013...her 219 total also tied her career best for a three round tournament score...her second round score of 68 in the Lady Gator Invitational allowed her to move into a tie for 11th place in the individual standings...carded a 74 in the final round to finish in a career best tied for 13th place in the individual standings...tied her career low score vs. par for a three round tournament with a +8 total of 228 in finishing in a tie for 16th place at the Seminole hosted Florida State Match-Up at Southwood in Tallahassee...her 224 total at the Florida State Match-Up is tied for the second best three round tournament score of her career...her play as a member of the Seminoles' starting line-up helped Florida State win the team championship at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate...tied her ACC Championships single round low score of 74 in the third round of the event at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C...averaged 76.10 strokes in 26 rounds during nine events...

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...major is marketing.

On The Golf Couse With Carlton Kuhlo: My hero within golf is Arnold Palmer.: My favorite golf movie is Happy Gilmore.: My favorite golf book is Golf's Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia by David L. Cook.: My favorite golf course is Pebble Beach.: I have never carded a hole in one.: My favorite things bout the sport of golf are people you meet and the places you get go.: I have excelled at both baseball and flag football.: My favorite thing to do in the FSU golf van while travelling to a tournament is to sleep.: The best advice I have ever been given about the game of golf is that It's just a game.

Kuhlo at Florida State

Years Events Rounds Strokes Avg. Low Top 10
2011-12 4 12 969 80.75 74 --
2012-13 8 21 1,609 76.62 73 --
2013-14 9 26 1,972 75.85 68
Totals 21 59 4,550 77.11 68 --

Fall 2011

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Mo Morial Tournament 77-82-74 +17 233 29

Spring 2012

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Northrop Grumman 82-89-77 +35 248 76
AllState Sugar Bowl Classic 82-81-81 +28 244 75
Bryan National Collegiate 75-86-83 +28 244 87

Fall 2012

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
GolfWeek Challenge 74-79-76 +13 229 T40
Mercedes Benz 78-81-73 +16 232 T66
Landfall Tradition 77 +5 77 T43

Spring 2013

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Florida Challenge 80-74 +10 154 T16
Florida State Match-Up 75-77-73 +9 225 T18
Marsh Landing Invitational 75-76-73 +8 224 T36
ACC Championship 74-81-80 +22 235 T28
NCAA West Regional Championship 79-79-75 +20 233 T91

Fall 2013

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Lady Paladin Invitational 78-80-73 +15 231 T50
Alamo Invitational 69-76-74 +3 219 T32

Spring 2014

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Florida Challenge 75-75 +6 150 T17
Florida State Match-Up 76-77-71 +8 224 T16
Lady Gator Invitational 77-68-74 +9 219 T13
Bryan National Collegiate 85-75-78 +22 238 T76
Marsh Landing Intercollegiate 79-72-76 +11 227 T50
ACC Championship 85-78-74 +24 237 45
NCAA East Regional Championships 79-74-74 +11 227 T79

Carlton Kuhlo By The Numbers

  • Round: 68 (Lady Gator Invitational, Spring 2014)
  • 36 Holes: 145 (Alamo Invitational, Fall, 2013) (Lady Gator Invitational, Spring 2014)
  • Tournament: 219 (Alamo Invitational, Fall, 2013) (Lady Gator Invitational, Spring 2014)
  • Best Finish: T13th (Lady Gator Invitational, Spring 2014)
  • Top 20 Finishes: 5 (T13, Lady Gator Invitational, Spring 2014)

Carlton Kuhlo as Florida State's Leader

  • Fall 2013 Alamo Invitational (T33)

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