RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico (seminoles.com) – Florida State University junior Kim Metraux shot a 3-under par 69 in the third round and is in a tie for second place in the individual standings of the Women’s World Amateur Team Championships with one round to play. Metraux has a three-round total of 210 and is three strokes behind Hye Jin Choi of the Republic of Korea as the field of 163 players prepares for the final round of play on Saturday.
Kim and her sister Morgane Metraux, have led their home country of Switzerland to a second place standing on the team leaderboard. Switzerland begins play in the final round 14 strokes behind the Republic of Korea in the race for the Espirito Santo Trophy which will be presented to the winning team after Saturday’s fourth and final round of play.
Kim Metraux is three strokes behind Choi, tied with Puk Lyng Thomsen of Denmark for second and two strokes ahead of Min Ji Park of the Republic of Korea and Naomi Ko of Canada in the individual standings. Switzerland trails Korea and leads third-place Thailand by three strokes in the team standings.
Kim Metraux was nearly flawless on the course at the Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club on Friday with four birdies and 17 holes scored at par or better in shooting 69 for the second time in her first three rounds of the tournament. She birdied her first hole of the day, was 3-under par on her front nine and finished her back nine at even par. The only blemish on her scorecard during the third round was a bogey on the par four hole No. 5.
Morgane Metraux, who shot a 4-over par 76 in the third round, is in a tie for 14th place in the individual standings with a three-day total of 217. She has carded scores of 68-73-76 and is a total of one stroke over par during the first three rounds of play.
Senior All-American Matilda Castren, who is representing Finland, is in a tie for 81st place in the individual standings with a three-round total of 231. She carded a 5-over par score of 77 in the third round. Finland is in a tie for 31stplace in the team standings.
Sophomore Dominika Gradecka has a three-round total of 259; she is playing for her home country of Poland. Poland is in 48th place in the team standings.
Former Seminole Maria Salinas, who is playing for Peru, has a three round total of 232. Peru is in 36th place in the team standings.
The United States is in seventh in the team standings.