The 2017 Clemson Invitational was a pretty great tournament for the Florida State University women's golf team. The squad won its school-record sixth team tournament title of the season. And Matilda Castren won her school-record seventh career championship.
Castren is a senior on the FSU team, originally from Finland. And she's spent her career at Florida State earning All-Academic and All-America honors ... and winning tournaments.
The Clemson Invitational win was Castren's second of the 2016-17 NCAA golf season, and the seventh overall of her collegiate career. As a freshman in 2013-14, Matilda had eight Top 10 finishes in 10 NCAA starts and a scoring average of 71.83. So far in her senior season, Matilda has six Top 10s in nine starts and a scoring average of 70.62. Her career scoring average of 72.23 is a Florida State women's record.
From the Florida State sports information office:
Castren (Espoo, Finland) was in a tie for 15th place after a first round 72. She moved into a tie for second in the individual standings with a school-record tying 65 in the second round and won the event with a 2-under par score of 70 in the third round. Castren finished the event with a 9-under par total of 207. ...
Castren has now won individual championships at the Florida State March-Up (spring 2014), Web.com/Marsh Landing Invitational (spring 2014), Jacksonville Classic (fall 2015), Florida Challenge (spring 2016), NCAA Shoal Creek Regional Championship (spring 2016), Jim West Challenge (fall 2016), and now the Clemson Invitational (spring 2017). In addition, she added to her on-going school record with her 24th career top-10 individual finish.
Castren is definitely a golfer to keep an eye on as she moves closer to a professional career.