May 21, 2017 - by
Kim Metraux Leads Florida State Through Day 2 NCAA Finals

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (seminoles.com) – Junior Kim Metraux is in a tie for 59thplace in the individual standings, and Florida State is in a tie for 19th place in the team standings with one round of stroke play remaining to be played in the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship at Rich Harvest Farms.  The Seminoles will play for their ninth top-20 team finish at the NCAA Championships in school history when play in the third round begins on Monday.

The tournament was shortened to three rounds of stroke play after Saturday’s round was cancelled because of inclement weather.  Following the third round of play, the top eight teams in the standings compete in three rounds of match play to determine the 2017 National Champion.

Northwestern maintained its overall team lead after two rounds of play as the Wildcats carded a 10-over par team round of 298.  The Wildcats and Stanford recorded team rounds of 298 on Sunday – two of only three teams that have broken the 300-stroke mark during the first two rounds of the tournament.  Northwestern holds an eight-stroke lead over Kent State and a 10-stroke lead over Stanford heading into the final round of stroke play.  Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest, the only golfer in in the 132-player field to score even par or better in the firsts two rounds, carded a 2-under par 70 in the second round and is the overall leader.  Only four players have carded below par single round scores in the first two rounds of the event.

“We are going to go out and cut it loose tomorrow,” said Head Coach Amy Bond.  “I believe in this group; I believe in each one of our girls as individuals.  I want our girls to go out and play for Florida State and to play for themselves.  I know each one of them will continue to play their best.  Our group is one that I am very confident about.”

Senior Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) led the Seminoles in the second round with a 3-over par score of 75.  She was extremely consistent all day as she carded 15 of her 18 holes played at par.  Castren played eight of her first nine holes at par and finished her round with five consecutive holes scored at par.

Florida State improved its team score by 15 strokes as four of Florida State’s five players improved their scores as compared to the first round of play.  Freshman Amanda Doherty improved her score by 12 strokes, Castren by nine strokes, Morgane Metraux by three strokes and Lydia Gumm improved by two strokes.  Junior Kim Metraux remained even with her scores on both days.

Florida State is playing in the NCAA Championship Finals for the ninth time in school history and for the second consecutive year under Bond’s direction.  The Seminoles’ appearance in the finals marks only the third time in school history (and first time under Bond) that they have played in the finals in consecutive years.  Florida State finished in 15th place in the final national standings in 2016.

 

Kim Metraux Leads Florida State Through Day 2 NCAA Finals

 

Florida State will tee of beginning at 7:45 ET on Monday morning.  The Seminoles will play with Clemson of the ACC and Alabama of the SEC.

2017 NCAA Championship Finals/Par 72/Second Round Florida State Results
Rich Harvest Farms/Sugar Grove, Ill./May 19-24, 2017
T19/24.-Florida State, 325+310=635
T59.-Kim Metraux, 79+79=158
T66.-Morgane Metraux, 81+77=158
T66.-Matilda Castren, 84+75-159
T75.-Lydia Gumm, 81+79=160
T123.-Amanda Doherty, 90+78=168

2017 NCAA Championship Finals/Par 72/Second Round Team Results
Rich Harvest Farms/Sugar Grove, Ill./May 19-24, 2017
1.-Northwestern, 301+298=599
2.-Kent State, 303+304=607
3.-Stanford, 311+298=609
4.-Ohio State, 311+299=610
5.-Baylor, 311+300=611
6.-South Carolina, 313+300=613
7.-Southern California, 315+303=618
8.-Miami, 316+303=619
T9.-Arizona State, 311+309=620
T9.-Texas, 317+303=620
11.-Purdue, 315+306=621
12.-Florida, 320+302=622
13.-North Carolina, 314+310=624
T14.-Furman, 323+302=625
T14.-California, 319+306=625
16.-Michigan, 315+316=631
T17.-Duke, 325+309=634
T17.-Michigan State, 317+317=634
T19-Florida State, 325+310=635
T19.-Clemson, 321+314=633
21.-Alabama, 328+313=641
22.-Texas Tech, 335+311=646
23-Pepperdine, 330+319=649
24.-Oregon, 333+317=650

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