Sept. 11, 2013
BRYAN, Texas (seminoles.com) - Freshman Matilda Castren shot a career-low 73 and finished in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings to lead the Florida State women's golf team to a sixth place finish in the team standings in the fall season opening Mo Morial Invitational at the Traditions Course at Texas A&M University. Florida State played its best round of the tournament and had three of its five golfers finish with scores at 73 or below.
Kentucky, which took over the team lead in the second round, won the team championship going away and earned an 11 stroke victory over No. 16 ranked Virginia. The Wildcats' third round score of 286 was the best of the tournament of the 12 teams in the event. Hayley Mill of Kentucky won the individual championship with a three round total of 213; she was the only golfer to break par in the 70-player field.
Castren (Espoo, Finland) played her best round of the tournament as she carded a 1-over par 73. After a bogey on her first hole of the round, she played her final 17 holes at even par with one birdie and one bogey. Castren played her final 23 holes of the tournament at 1-under par with three birdies.
Castren finished as Florida State's leader in the final individual standings marking the fourth time in the last two seasons that a freshman had led the Seminoles in a tournament. Olivia Hullert, a current sophomore on the Florida State roster, led the Seminoles during three different events last season.
Junior Alex Milan (Lutz, Fla.) finished in a tie for 17th place in the individual standings with a career best 223 tournament score. She carded three birdies, 12 holes at par and was never more than three strokes over par during the third and final round. Milan played well to close the event as she was 1 stroke under par over her final 13 holes of the round.
Milan carded a career best single round score of 71 in the second round and finished the tournament with six birdies.
Freshman Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) played her best golf of the tournament as she carded a 3- over par 74 in the final round. She improved her score by three strokes after finishing with scores of 77 in the first and second rounds of her first career collegiate tournament. Gumm finished the event well as she was even par with one birdie and eight holes scored at par over her final 10 holes of the tournament.
Anna Sophia Böhmer (Cali, Colombia) and Laure Castelain (Bordeaux, France) finished the event with identical scores of 76. Böhmer finished in a tie for 31st place with a three round total of 230 while Castelain finished in a tie for 37th place with a three round total of 231.
Florida State finished the tournament well as all five Seminole golfers were a combined even par over the final four holes of the event. The five Seminoles combined for seven of their 15 single round scores at 75 or better, earned one under par score (Milan, 71, second round) and saw Castren finish a total of three over par in her final two rounds of play.
Florida State plays its second of four fall tournaments as it travels to play at the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, S.C. Sept, 20-22.
18th Annual Mo Morial Invitational/Sept. 9-11, 2013/Par 72 Traditions Golf Club/Bryan, Texas/Final Florida State Results 6/12. Florida State 304 299 297 900 T15. Matilda Castren 75 74 73 222 T17. Alex Milan 78 71 74 223 28. Lydia Gumm 77 77 74 228 T31. Anna Sophia Böhmer 77 77 76 230 T37. Laure Castelain 75 79 77 231
18th Annual Mo Morial Invitational/Sept. 9-11, 2013/Par 72 Traditions Golf Club/Bryan, Texas/Final Team Results 1. Kentucky 872 7. Texas A&M (B) 921 2. Virginia 883 8. Texas San Antonio 922 3. UCF 885 9. Rollins College 932 4. East Carolina 893 10. Elon 961 5. Texas A&M (A) 894 11. Redlands C.C. 969 6. Florida State 900 12. Texas Pan American 1,052