TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Lydia Gumm, a rising senior member of the Florida State University women’s golf team, won the Women's Kentucky Open Championship at the Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville, Ky. Gumm shot scores of 67-69 for a 136 total and defeated Laura Restrepo of the University of Louisville in a one-hole playoff to win the championship.
“It was a great tournament,” said Gumm who helped lead the Seminoles to a 15th place finish in the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship this past season. “I’m really excited. I was proud of myself for staying in the moment and staying patient. It was a big win and I’m really happy to finally win this event.”
Gumm carded a 5-under par score of 67 in the first round and shot a 3-under par score of 69 in the second round. She carded a 10 birdies and one eagle during the two rounds and was under par for each of her final 33 holes of the event. Gumm’s eagle came in the second round on the par five 10th hole and moved her to 8 under par for the tournament.
Gumm’s brilliant play in the second round allowed her to make up a two-stroke deficit entering her final 18 holes on Wednesday. She finished as one of only three golfers in the 62-player field who carded two scores in the 60’s.
Gumm won the event on the first playoff hole as she hit her approach shot to within four inches of the cup and tapped in for birdie.
Florida State begins its fall 2016 season at the Schooner Fall Classic at the University of Oklahoma on Sept. 24.