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  Laure Castelain
Laure Castelain

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bordeaux, France

High School:
Sainte Marie Grand Lebrun

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:
08/31/1993

Experience:
3 VL


07/02/2014

Castelain Named To All-American Scholar Athlete Team

Junioir is honored for academics and success on the golf course.

06/24/2014

Summer Women's Golf Update

Milan to play in British Ladies Amateur Championship.

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.

04/19/2014

Castren Leads Seminoles With Top 10 ACC Finish

Freshman earns eighth stright top-10 finish in first ACC Championship.

Q&A's with Laure Castelain:

On Castelain: A senior in her fourth season on the team who served as Florida State's team captain during her junior season...Florida State's most experienced player who enters her senior season having played in three ACC Championships and two NCAA regionals...a member of Seminole head coach Amy Bond's first recruiting class...has played in a total of 29 career matches and a total of 83 career rounds entering her fourth season as a Seminole in 2014-15...has played in 29 of the last 31 events for the Seminoles dating back to the second event of her career - the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic...was at her best as a junior (fall and spring seasons) with a career-low 75.19 stroke average as she played in nine of the Seminoles' 11 events during the year...has helped Florida State to three NCAA regional championship appearances (Central in 2012, West in 2013, East at Tallahassee in 2014)...has helped the Seminoles into a pair of fourth place team finishes in the ACC Championship (2012 and 2013)...Florida State's top finisher in four events during the first three 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...has been 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......named to the 2014 WGCA All-American Scholar Athlete team...named to the 2012, 2013 and 2014 ACC Academic Honor Roll...named to the 2012, 2013 and 2014 All-ACC Academic Women's Golf Team...one of only three freshmen named to the 2012 All-ACC Academic Women's Golf Team...averages 75.66 strokes in 83 rounds during 29 events during the first three varsity letter winning 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...finished with the best single-round score of her career (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...her single round scores of 70, her 36 hole score of 140 and her three round tournament score of 217 in the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic rank as the best 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 - tied 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 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 events 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)...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.

Fall 2013: One of four Seminoles who played in all four events and all 12 rounds during the season...tied her career low with an even par score of 70 in the first round of Schooner Fall Classic...was in third place in the individual standings and the team leader after her first round score of 70...was in a tie for 22nd place after the second round and finished in a season-best tied for 32nd place in the individual standings in the event...earned season-low 223 tournament scores at the Schooner Fall Classic and the Alamo Invitational...her 223 tournament scores were only six strokes off of her career best tournament scores of 217...played well at the Alamo Invitational where she carded scores of 76-74-73 for a 223 tournament score to close out the fall season...averaged 75.50 strokes in 12 rounds during four events.

Spring 2014: Voted by her teammates as Florida State's team captain...played as a member of her third consecutive NCAA Championships qualifying team in her third season at Florida State...finished as Florida State's third leading scorer with a career-low 74.93 stroke average...played in her third consecutive ACC Championship tournament - she has been in the Seminoles' ACC Championships line-up in each of her first three years as a member of Florida State's roster...played in five of seven events with four of the five appearances coming as a member of the Seminoles' starting line-up...earned her third career top-10 individual placing as she finished in a tie for 10th place in the Seminole hosted Florida State Match-Up...played as an individual in the event and finished as the second leading finisher among the seven Seminoles in the event...carded an even-par score of 72 in the third round to move into the top 10 in the individual standings and finish as the top ranking individual in the tournament...her score of 72 in the first round was tied for her lowest single round score of the spring season...she carded a 72 in the first round of the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate...best score of the season (218) and second best score of her career vs. par (+2) came at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate - the seventh time during her career that she has finished at five strokes over par or better...totaled more than half of her scores (15 of 26) at 75 or better...her tied for 10th-place finish in the Florida State Match-Up was her third career top 10 finish and allowed her to be one of only four Seminoles to earn a top 10 individual finish during the season...a total of three top-20 finishes with her tied for 10th outing in the Florida State Match-Up, her tied for 15th placing in the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate and a tied for 17th place finish in the season opening Florida Challenge...also totaled three top-20 finishes during the Spring of 2013...was tied for third on the team (with junior Carlton Kuhlo) for the most top-20 finishes during the spring season...a strong start to the Lady Gator Invitational with a 36-hole total of 147 (74-73) to move into a tie for 28th-place in the individual standings after the first two rounds...averaged a career-low 74.93 strokes in 14 rounds during five 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 finance.

On The Golf Course With Laure Castelain Who are your heroes within the sport of golf? I really like Padraig Harrington, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Rory Mcllroy.: What is your favorite golf movie? The Legend of Bagger Vance.: What is your favorite golf book? Golf Is Not A Game Of Perfect by bob Rotella,: What is your favorite golf course? St Andrews,: What are your favorite things about the sport of golf? it is a game of patience and a good way to express yourself on the course. I enjoy the beauty and the challenge of every unique golf course.: What sports have you excelled at other than golf? I was good at running but I mostly played golf in competition. What are your favorite things to do in the FSU golf van while traveling to a tournament? sleep or read books while listening to music on my iPod.: What's the best advice you have ever been given about the game of golf? just have a good time! If my attitude is good, my game is going to be good as well.

Castelain at Florida State

Years Events Rounds Strokes Avg. Low Top 10
2011-12 9 27 2,045 75.74 70 2
2012-13 11 30 2,280 76.00 71 --
2013-14 9 26 1,955 75.19 70 1
Totals 29 83 6,280 75.66 70 3

Fall 2011

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Susie Maxwell Classic 70-70-77 +1 217 T3
Landfall Tradition 82-80-79 +25 241 T66

Spring 2012

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Northrop Grumman 73-79-76 +15 228 T42
Sugar Bowl Classic 74-78-76 +12 228 T42
Lady Gator Invitational 71-72-75 +5 218 T12
Liz Murphey Collegiate 73-73-75 +15 221 T23
Bryan National Collegiate 74-73-74 +15 221 T9
ACC Championships 80-73-80 +20 233 T29
NCAA Central Regional Championship 82-78-78 +22 238 T75

Fall 2012

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
GolfWeek Classic 75-76-73 +3 219 T28
Mercedes Benz 75-77-77 +13 229 T47
Landfall Tradition 79 +7 79 T65

Spring 2013

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Florida Challenge 76-79 +11 155 T18
Florida State Match-Up 76-79-77 +16 232 T39
Lady Gator Invitational 77-78-74 +19 229 T49
LSU Tiger Classic 73-79-76 +12 228 T16
Bryan National Collegiate 76-78-75 +13 229 T56
Marsh Landing Invitational 74-71-76 +5 221 T21
ACC Championship 79-74-78 +18 231 T19
NCAA West Regional Championship 78-74-71 +10 223 T39

Fall 2013

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Mo Morial Invitational 75-79-77 +14 231 T37
Lady Paladin Invitational 76-78-75 +13 229 T50
Schooner Fall Classic 70-79-74 +13 223 T32
Alamo Invitational 76-74-73 +7 223 T50

Spring 2014

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Florida Challenge 76-74 +6 150 T17
Florida State Match-Up 74-75-72 +5 221 T10
Lady Gator Invitational 74-73-78 +15 225 T36
Marsh Landing Intercollegiate 72-73-73 +2 218 T15
ACC Championship 75-77-83 +22 235 T41

Laure Castelain By The Numbers

  • Round: 70 (Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, Fall 2011) (Schooner Fall Classic, Fall 2013)
  • 36 Holes: 140 (Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, Fall 2011)
  • Tournament: 217 (Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, Fall 2011)
  • Best Finish: T3 (Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, Fall 2011)
  • Top 5 Finishes: 1 (T3, Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, Fall 2011)
  • Top 10 Finishes: 3 (T10, Florida State Match-Up, Spring 2014)
  • Top 20 Finishes: 9 (T15, Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate, Spring 2014)

Laure Castelain as Florida State's Leader

  • Fall 2011 Susie Maxwell Berning (T3)
  • Spring 2012 Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (T45)
  • Fall 2012 GolfWeek Challenge (T28)
  • Spring 2013 LSU Tiger Classic (T16)

Laure Castelain's Eagles During Her Florida State Career

  • Fall 2011 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, First Round, Hole No. 8, Oct. 16, 2011
  • Fall 2011 Landfall Tradition, Second Round, Hole No. 17, Oct. 29, 2011
  • Fall 2012 GolfWeek Challenge, First Round, Hole No. No. 15, Sept. 24, 2012

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