RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico (seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Kim Metraux shot a 3-under par 69 in the fourth round and finished in a tie for third place in the individual standings of the 2016 Women’s World Amateur Championships. Kim and her sister Morgane Metraux, also a junior at Florida State, led their home country of Switzerland to a second place finish in the team standings.Kim Metraux finished with a 279 total for the four round tournament with scores of 69-72-69-69. She finished five strokes behind Hye Jin Choi of the Republic of Korea who won the individual championship with a 274 total for the 72 holes played in the championship.
The Republic of Korea won the team championship with a 547 team total. Korea defeated Switzerland by 19 strokes to claim the world championship and the Espirito Santo Trophy for the third consecutive time.
Kim Metraux carded three of four rounds at par or better and was at even par in the second round. She finished behind Choi of Korea (the individual champion) and Puk Lyng Thomsen of Denmark who finished in second with a 276 total. Metraux finished tied for third place with Min Ji Park of Korea. The junior at Florida State finished as the highest ranking ACC player in the event ahead of Daniela Darquea (Miami, fifth place), Leona Maguire (Duke, tied for sixth) and Naomi Kim (NC State, tied for sixth) as four ACC golfers finished in the top 10 of the individual standings.
In finishing with a 69 in the fourth round, Kim Metraux carded four birdies and 17 holes at par or better. She was two under with three birdies on the front nine and was one under with one birdie on her back nine. Kim finished 9-under par for the tournament and was one of only 14 players in the 163-player field that finished under par.
Morgane Metraux, who played two of her four rounds at par or better, finished in a tie for 17th place in the individual standing with a 72-hole total of 1-over par 289. Morgane totaled scores of 68 in the first round and 72 in the final round.
Senior Matilda Castren, playing for her home country of Finland, shot a personal tournament-best 73 in the fourth round and finished in a tie for 65th place in the individual standings with a four-round total of 304. She helped lead Finland to a tied for 32nd finish in the team standings.
Dominika Gradecka, playing for her home country of Poland, played her best golf of the tournament in the final round and finished with a total score of 341. Former Seminole Maria Salinas helped lead Peru to a 37th place finish in the team standings.
“I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to support the members of our team at the World Amateur Team Championships,” said head coach Amy Bond. “This is a tournament where the best three players from each country are chosen to play for their countries. I was so excited to support four of our current players along with one of our former players. I am extremely proud of our players for working so hard and being chosen to represent their countries. Playing in this tournament is a tremendous honor for Kim, Morgane, Matilda, Dominika and Maria, and it’s special for our team to have them participate in this event.”
Florida State opens its fall season at the Schooner Fall Classic at the University of Oklahoma Sept. 24-26.