GREENSBORO, N.C. (seminoles.com) – Sophomore Amanda Doherty tied the ACC Championships course record with a 5-under par score of 67 and is in third place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team moved into second place in the team standings with one round remaining to be played in the 2018 ACC Women’s Golf Championships on the East Course at the Grandover Resort. Doherty’s 67 has moved her to within two strokes of the individual lead with 18 holes remaining to be played. Seminole senior Morgane Metraux carded a 69 and is in a tie for fourth in the individual standings.
Florida State is in second place in the team standings heading into the final round of play. The highest finish in school history in the ACC Championships is second place – which most recently came in 2017. The Seminoles trail Duke – the only team under par after the first two rounds – in the team standings. Doherty enters the final round with a 5-under par total of 139 and is two strokes behind Leona Maguire of Duke for the individual championship and one stroke behind second placed Jaravee Boonchant of Duke. Morgane Metraux is just five strokes behind Maguire in the individual standings. Doherty and Metraux begin play in Monday’s final round looking to become Florida State’s first individual ACC champion.
“The girls put together a pretty good round of golf today,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “We got off to a good start and made some birdies on the back nine which allowed us to finish well. Amanda and Morgane put together two spectacular rounds of golf where they took advantage of the opportunities the course gave them. We will play in the final round and are expecting some weather so it’s anybody’s ball game. We need to settle in early and pars will be good scores tomorrow.”
Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) was on fire for the Seminoles as she carded five birdies and 17 holes at par or better in the second round. She played her final 13 holes of the round at five under par with five birdies and zero holes scored above par. Doherty birdied her third hole and bogeyed her fifth hole to move to even par before beginning her magnificent run to close her round. She birdied hole No. 18 to cap her masterpiece and finish with the second best score of her career. Doherty carded a career-best 66 in the first round of the spring 2017 Dickson Intercollegiate.
“I felt like I was hitting the ball really well today,” said Doherty. “The important thing was that I was able to remain patient. I feel good about where we are at as a team going into tomorrow and am really excited to see what happens.”
In scoring her record-tying 67, Doherty carded five birdies (to bring her 2018 ACC Championships total to eight), set a new personal record for a 36-hole score (139), carded her fifth consecutive score at 72 or better and became the only the fourth Seminole in school history to shoot a 67 or better in ACC Championships play.
Senior Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) carded a 69 in the second round and is in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings with a two-round total of 142. She totaled a team-high six birdies (and leads the team with nine for the championship) and was never above par during the round. Metraux played her best golf on the back nine with three birdies, zero bogeys and nine holes played at par or better. She totaled her six birdies and only one bogey during the round.
Metraux begins play in the third and final round only five strokes behind the lead of Duke’s Maguire and playing for the seventh top-five finish of her career.
Metraux’s round of 69 marked the best ACC Championships round of her career and her first in the 60’s. She has now carded two of her last three ACC rounds under par and is a cumulative total of 3 under par since scoring a 71 in the third round of the 2017 ACC Championships.
Freshman Kathleen Sumner (Charleston, S.C.) played the third best round of the day for the Seminoles as she carded a 74. She improved her score by one stroke as compared to Saturday’s first round when she carded a 75.
With inclement weather on the horizon for Monday’s final round, the tee times for the final round have been moved up by 30 minutes. The Seminoles will play in the final group for the second consecutive day along with Clemson and Duke. Senior Kayla Jones (8:50 a.m.), senior Kim Metraux (9:00 a.m.), Sumner (9:10 a.m.), Morgane Metraux (9:20 a.m.) and Doherty (9:30 a.m.) will work to keep the Seminoles in the top two of team standings for the second consecutive season.
The third round of the ACC Women’s Golf Championship will feature ACC Network Extra coverage of the championship round starting approximately at 12:30 p.m. ACC Network Extra veteran Dean Linke will work the play-by-play, and former University of North Carolina and LPGA standout Donna Andrews will provide color commentary. The events streamed on ACC Network Extra are available via the ESPN app to authenticated subscribers.
FLORIDA STATE NOTES: Florida State’s team score of 289 (+1) in the second round of the 2018 ACC Championships marked the fifth consecutive round of 292 or better for the Seminoles in this event…the Seminoles finished in second place in the team standings with scores of 287+292+289 in 2017 and are a total of six strokes over par as a team in the last five rounds in the last two ACC Championships…Amanda Doherty’s score of 67 is tied for the third best in a single round in the ACC Championship in school history…Kris Tamulis carded a school record 65 in the 2003 ACC Championship, Caroline Westrup carded a 66 in the 2007 ACC Championship and Katie Quinney totaled a 67 during the 2004 ACC Championship…Kim Metraux tied her ACC Championship best score with a 71 in the first round of the event…With their participation in the 2018 ACC Championship, Amanda Doherty and Kathleen Sumner are the only two Seminoles who have played in all 10 events this year for Florida State…Doherty has now played in 22 consecutive events (12 as a freshman and 10 as a sophomore) and has not missed playing an event since her arrival at Florida State in the fall of 2016…With her 67 in the second round of the 2018 ACC Championship, Amanda Doherty has carded a 72 or better in 32 of the first 62 rounds of her career (.516 percent)…Kayla Jones’ eagle in the first round of the 2018 ACC Championships was the first eagle by a Seminole since Matilda Castren earned one of two career eagles in the third round of the 2014 ACC Championships on April 19, 2014.
ACC Championship/Par 72/April 21-23, 2018
Grandover Resort East Course/Greensboro, N.C./Second Round Florida State Results
2/12.-Florida State, 291+289=580
3.-Amanda Doherty, 72+67=139
T4.-Morgane Metraux, 73+69=142
T22.-Kathleen Sumner, 75+74=149
T28.-Kim Metraux, 71+79=150
T53.-Kayla Jones, 76+81-157
ACC Championship/Par 72/April 21-23, 2018
Grandover Resort East Course/Greensboro, N.C./Second Round Team Results
2-Florida State, 291+289=580
4-Wake Forest, 207+293=590
5-North Carolina, 306+288=594
7-Virginia Tech, 300+298=598
T9-NC State, 303+299=602
11-Notre Dame, 300+304=604
12.-Boston College, 313+300=613