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 Lydia Gumm
On Gumm: Enrolled at Florida State in January of 2013 and will practice with the Seminoles throughout her first semester...will gain valuable experience as she not only acclimates herself to life as a college student but to life as a student-athlete...her experiences during the spring of 2013 will allow her the opportunity to join the Seminoles' starting line-up in the fall of 2013...a seven-time All-State Girl's Golf team honoree in the state of Kentucky and earned the Ms. Kentucky golf award a record five times...in 2012 she finished fourth in the Kentucky Open, won Kentucky Junior AM Championship, was named the KGCA player of the year, won the regional championship and was the state high school championship runner-up... holds the Kentucky high school record for the most rounds counted in the 60's...her lowest score during her high school career is an impressive 61...scores of 61 came at the Kentucky Invitational in 2010 and 2011...displayed her incredible ability at a young age as she missed qualifying for the 2009 U.S. Open when she was only 13 years old...qualified to play in the 2011 U.S. Public Links Championships...the 2003 and 2004 U.S. Kids Golf World Championship runner-up and the 2002 AAU National Champion when she was just eight years old...earned medalist honors at the Kentucky Women's State Amateur a record four times...also the runner-up at the Kentucky Women's Amateur twice...two-time Kentucky Junior Am Champion.
Fall 2013: One of four Seminoles who played in all four fall events... played well at the season-ending Alamo Invitational as she carded career-best scores for a single round (1 over par 73), 36 holes (152, 75-77) and for a three round tournament score (225)...fourth on the team with four single round scores at 75 or better - her career low of 73 came in the third round of the Schooner Fall Classic, a 74 came in the third round of the season opening Mo Morial Invitational and scores of 75 came in the third round of the Lady Paladin Invitational and in the third round of the Schooner Fall Classic...earned the best finish of her career with a 28th place finish in the first event of her career - the Mo Morial Invitational at Texas A&M University...her score of 74 in the final round of the Mo Morial allowed her to move into the top 30 of the individual standings and earn the best finish of her first season as a Seminole...averaged a career-low 75.91 strokes in 12 rounds during four events...
Before Florida State: Graduated from North Hardin High School in December of 2012 and enrolled at Florida State...named the 2012 Senior of the Year and the Senior Female Athlete of the Year by the Kentucky Golf Coaches' Association...a seven-time All-Area Player of the Year and 10-time All-Area First-Team selection at North Hardin...played in the Kentucky High School State Championship Tournament an incredible 10 times...earned regional state championships in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012...finished as the runner-up in the state championship four times...qualified for the high school state championship for the first time as a third grader and became the youngest player in the history of the tournament to make the cut...the low American and finished fifth in the 2007 Callaway Junior World Championship Tournament...won the Kentucky Invitational Tournament Championship in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012...won the individual championships at 52 high school tournaments.
Personal: Born December 20, 1993...Lydia is the daughter of Greg and Laura Gumm...a brother, Dale, is 17 and is a very talented baseball player...her father has been a high school baseball coach for 25 years and is in the Kentucky Coaches' Hall of Fame...he was also a National Coach of the Year finalist in 2011...featured in the Faces in the Crowd section of Sports Illustrated as a sophomore in high school in 2010...selected Florida State over Louisville, Tennessee, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Wake Forest.
Gumm at Florida State
Lydia Gumm By The Numbers