Senior concludes career with fourth consecutive NCAA regional appearance,
Senior leads Seminoles with one round to play,
Senior in top 15 of individual standings after one round.
Seminoles playing in NCAA West Regional Championship for first time.
Women's golf team to play in eighth consecutive NCAA Championship.
On Castelain: Florida State's most experienced golfer who will earn a leadership role as one of three upperclassmen on the roster for the 2013-14 season...has played in two ACC Championship and two NCAA regional championships during the first two seasons of her career as a Seminole...has played in 20 consecutive tournaments for the Seminoles entering her junior season including all 11 as a sophomore and nine of 10 as a freshman...has helped Florida State to two NCAA regional championship appearances (Central in 2012 and West in 2013) and a pair of fourth place team finishes in her two ACC Tournament appearances...Florida State's top finisher in four events during the first two seasons of her career - the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic (tied for third) and the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (tied for 23rd) as a freshman and the Golf Week Challenge (tied for 28th) and the LSU Tiger Classic (tied for 16th) as a sophomore...made a quick impression in her first career tournament (the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic at the University of Oklahoma) during the fall of 2011 as she finished with her career low score for a single round (70), the best 36-hole score of her career (140), the best tournament score career (217), the best score vs. par of her career (+1) and the best finish of her career (tied for third) in the first event of her career - a member of the Girls' National Team of France...helped lead France to the European Girls' Team Championship in 2011...winner of the French Girls' Under 18 championship in 2010...won the Ladies Cup of France in 2011 and the Grand Prix of Bordeaux in 2010...won the individual championship at the 2012 Biarritz Cup sponsored by the French Golf Federation...one of only three freshmen named to the 2012 All-ACC Academic Women's Golf Team...named to the 2012 ACC Academic Honor Roll...averaged 75.88 strokes in 57 rounds during 20 events during the first two seasons of her career...
Fall 2011: Immersed herself in the Seminoles' starting line-up as she played in two of the Seminoles' three events during the fall season...after not playing in the first event, she earned her way into the starting line-up for the second and third events and stayed there for the remainder of the season...displayed her immense potential in her first career event as she finished with the best single-round score of her first season (70), the best 36-hole score of her first season (140), the best tournament score of her first season (217), the best score vs. par of her first season (+1) and the best finish of her first season (tied for third) in the first event of her career - the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic at the University of Oklahoma...first two scores of her career - a pair of 70's - had her in a tie for second in the individual standings after 36 holes...she finished the tournament with an even par score of 72 and finished in a tie for third in the individual standings...helped Florida State into first place in the team standings after the first round with an opening round score of 70...finished as the Seminoles' team leader with an average of 72.33 strokes in the first match of her career...also played in the Landfall Tradition and totaled a score of 79 in the third round of the event...led the team with two rounds at par or better during the fall season...averaged 76.33 strokes in six rounds during two events...
Spring 2012: Helped the Seminoles advance to the NCAA Regional Championships as she played in all seven events during the spring season including her first career NCAA Regional Championship and her first career ACC Championship...the Seminoles finished in a tie for 10th place in the NCAA Central Regional Championship and in fourth place at the ACC Championship...led the team in events played (seven - tie with Maria Salinas) and rounds played (21)...earned three top-25 and two top-15 finishes along with one top-10 (Bryan National Collegiate) finish during the most productive half of her freshman season...Florida State's top finisher in two events - the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic (tied for 3rd) and the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (tied for 23rd) - as a freshman her best outing of the spring season came at the Bryan National Collegiate as she finished in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings with scores of 74-73-74...her score of 5 over par was tied for her best score vs. par of the spring season...was in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings with her 36-hole total of 146 after two rounds of the Bryan National Collegiate...was also a season-best 5 strokes over par in the Lady Gator Invitational and the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic...in three consecutive events - Lady Gator, Liz Murphey and Bryan National - she was a total of 15 strokes over par...was at her best during the spring season as she finished in a tie for 12th place with a spring season-low 218 tournament score at the Lady Gator Invitational...was Florida State's second leading finisher in the individual standings in helping Florida State to a third place finish in the team standings for the Seminoles' best finish of the spring season...averaged a career low 75.57 strokes in 21 rounds during seven events...her scoring average was the fourth best among all freshman in the ACC during the 2011-12 season...
Fall 2012: Played in all three of Florida State's fall events and finished as the Seminoles' leader in the season-opening GolfWeek Challenge...tied second on the team with three of seven rounds scoring a 75 or better...best event came at the GolfWeek Challenge as she led the Seminoles in a season-best tied for 28th place finish, two of three rounds scored at 75 or better and a personal season-best 224 three round tournament score...season-low score of 73 came in the third round of the GolfWeek Challenge...her season-best score of 73 at the GolfWeek Challenge was tied for the fifth best individual score among her teammates during the fall season...helped lead the Seminoles to a pair of top-10 team finishes - eighth at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate Challenge and 10th at the GolfWeek Challenge...carded two of her three eagles during the season at the GolfWeek Challenge (first round, hole No. 15) and at the Landfall Tradition (second round, hole No. 17)...averaged 76.00 strokes in seven rounds during three tournaments...
Spring 2013: Florida State's second leading golfer with a 76.00 stroke average...one of three Seminoles (also Jessica Negron and Olivia Hullert) who played in all eight of Florida State's evens during the season...helped lead Florida State to an appearance in the NCAA West Regional Championship - the school-record eighth consecutive NCAA regional appearance for the Seminoles and second in the first two seasons of her career...earned three top-20 individual finishes (tied for 16th at the LSU Tiger Classic, tied for 18th at the Florida Challenge and tied for 19th at the ACC Championship) to double her total of top 20 finishes in her first three seasons (Fall 2011, Spring 2012 and Fall 2012)...the Seminoles' leader at the LSU Tiger Classic with a tied for 16th place individual finish - the best of her sophomore season...carded a 1 over par 73 and was in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings after the first round of the event...a strong outing at the Marsh Landing Invitational with scores of 74 and 71 in the first two rounds of the event - she was Florida State's leader and in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings with a 145 two round total after the first 36 holes of the event...finished with a 5 over par score of 221 - the best score vs. par and the best overall score of her spring season...came within one stroke of tying her career low for a single round as she carded an even par 71 in the final round of the NCAA West Regional Championships at the Stanford University Golf Course...continuously improved her scores in her second career NCAA regional appearance after carding a 78 in the first round...she carded scores of 74 and 71 in the second and third rounds of the regional...her score of 71 in the third round allowed her to move into the top 40 in the final individual standings after finishing the first day in a tie for 77th place in the individual standings...she moved up 38 spaces in the individual standings with her play in the second and third rounds...averaged 76.00 strokes in 23 rounds during eight tournaments...
Before Florida State: Graduated with academic honors from Sainte Marie Grand Lebrun in 2011...passed with distinction her certificate of general education that allowed her to graduate high school...
Personal: Born August 31, 1993...Laure is the daughter of Marie-Colette and Michel Castelain...has a brother, Jean-Etienne, and two sisters, Blandine and Marie-Charlotte...enjoys cooking, listening to music and speaks several languages...chose Florida State over UNLV, Georgia State, South Carolina and Chattanooga...major is business.
Castelain at Florida State
Laure Castelain By The Numbers
Laure Castelain as Florida State's Leader
Laure Castelain's Eagles During Her Florida State Career