AUGUSTA, Ga. (seminoles.com) – Sophomore Kayla Jones shot a near career-best 68 in the second sound and finished in 14th place in the individual standings and the No. 17 Florida State women’s golf team finished in sixth place in the team standings as play in the 3M Lady Jaguar Invitational hosted by Augusta University at the Forest Hills Golf Course came to a close. While each of the 16 teams played the scheduled 54 holes, the event was shortened to two days of play because of approaching inclement weather.
Augusta, the host school, rallied in the final round to claim the team championship. The Lady Jaguars shot the best team round of the tournament to finish with an 861 score. They defeated Coastal Carolina by 10 shots to win the team championship. Frida Gustafsson Spang of East Carolina carded a 5 under par score of 67 to claim the individual championship by one stroke over Maelen Kroboll Hansen of Coastal Carolina, Thayna Pattamakijsak of Texas A&M, Hee Ying Loy of East Tennessee State and Lena Schaeffner of Coast Carolina who all finished in a tie for second place.
Jones (Milton, Ga.) carded scores of 76-68-75 to finish with a 4 over par total of 219. Her score of 68 in the second round included a season-high six birdies and was just one stroke off of her career best score of 67 which she carded during the Schooner Fall Classic and the Jacksonville Classic during the fall of 2015. Following a birdie on her first round of the day, Jones played the final 17 holes at five under par with her six birdies and 16 holes played at par or better.
Jones led the Seminoles for the second time in her career. She was also the team leader in her very first career event as a Seminole as she finished in a career best tied for first at the Mo Morial Invitational at Texas A&M during the fall of 2014.
Sophomore Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for 17th place in the individual standings as she closed the tournament with scores of 73 and 72 in the second and third rounds. She carded one birdie in the second round and four birdies in the third round for a 36 holes total of 1 over par 145. Metraux carded 16 holes at par or better in the second round and 14 holes at par or better in the third round.
In finishing in a tie for 17th place, Kim Metraux has now earned seven consecutive top 20 finishes including her tied for second placing at the Florida State Match-Up in February.
Sophomore Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for 24thplace with a three round total of 223. She carded her best score of event as she totaled a final round 73. Morgane Metraux has earned four consecutive top 25 finishes this spring.
Florida State is back on the course at the Briars Creek Invitational at the Golf Club at Briars Creek at John’s Island, S.C. March 21-22.
3M Lady Jaguar Invitational /Par 72/March 11-12, 2016
Forest Hills Golf Course/Augusta, Ga./Final Florida State Results
6/16-Florida State, 299+290+300=889
14-Kayla Jones, 76+68+75=219
T17-Kim Metraux, 76+73+72=221
T24-Morgane Metraux, 74+76+73=223
T66-Lydia Gumm, 81+73+80=234
89-Matilda Castren, 73+WD+WD=WD
3M Lady Jaguar Invitational /Par 72/March 11-13, 2016
Forest Hills Golf Course/Augusta, Ga./Final Team Results
2-Coastal Carolina, 302+283+286=871
4-East Tennessee State, 290+293+295=878
5-East Carolina, 295+301+291=887
6-Florida State, 299+290+300=889
7-Texas A&M, 301+301+294=896
T10-Virginia Tech, 301+299+302=902
12-Kennesaw State, 297+302+305=905
14-Eastern Michigan, 301+308+3-5=914
16-Georgia Southern, 308+312+319=929