March 20, 2018
Kim Metraux Leads Golf To 5th Place Finish At Evans Derby Experience

Final Team Results / Final Individual Results / Final Team and Individual Results

AUBURN, Ala. (seminoles.com) – Senior Kim Metraux finished in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team finished in fifth place in the team standings as play in the Evans Derby Experience at the Auburn University Club came to a close. Florida State has now earned three top five team finishes this spring. In finishing in fifth place in this Evans Derby Experience, the Seminoles finished ahead of two top 15 teams in No. 9 South Carolina and No. 12 Florida.

No. 3 Arkansas, which took over the team lead in the second round, won the team championship with a nine-stroke victory over No. 5 Duke. The Lady Razorbacks and Duke were the only two teams who finished under par in each of the three rounds of the tournament. Florida State, which entered the event ranked No. 31 nationally by Golfstat, finished ahead of four teams ranked ahead of it in the national rankings: No. 9 South Carolina, No. 15 Florida, No. 22 Wake Forest and No. 26 Louisville.

“We learned a lot in this tournament,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “After playing well in the first round we played with big expectations in the second and third rounds. I really believe that we learned that we have to follow our team process, play each shot as it comes to us and stay in the moment. We are going to take a lot of positives from this event – positives that we are going to take into our final regular season event of the season at Clemson beginning Friday.”

Kim Metraux (Lausanne Switzerland) carded her second 69 of the event in the third round and finished with a 3-under par total of 213. She totaled a team-high five birdies and was under par over her final 12 holes of the round. Metraux was as many as three strokes under par during the round and played her final 16 holes of the afternoon at 4 under par.

Metraux’s finish was her 14th top 15 finish of her Seminole career. Her finish as Florida State’s leader marked the fourth time she has finished as the top of the team leader board in a tournament. Metraux’s below-par finish marked the ninth time in her career that she had finished with an under par total for a three or four round event.

Sophomore Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) finished in a tie for 26th place with a three-round total of 217. She carded scores of 71 in both of the first two rounds and closed with a 75 in the final round. Doherty continues to play as one of the most consistent players in school history as she has carded scores of 75 or better in 17 of her 18 rounds played during her second season in Tallahassee.

Senior Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished the tournament in a tie for 28th place in the individual standings with a three-round total of 218. She carded a 68 in the first round and totaled three scores at 75 or below for the 16th time in her career.

The Seminoles close out their regular season as the travel to play in the Clemson Invitational beginning Friday and running through Sunday. The Seminoles enter the tournament as the defending tournament champions after claiming the title with a two-stroke win over Furman.

Evans Derby Experience/Par 72/March 18-20, 2018

Auburn University Club/Auburn, Ala./Final Florida State Results

5/12.      Florida State, 277+292+295=865

T12.        Kim Metraux, 69+75+69=213

T26.        Amanda Doherty, 71+71+75=217

T28.        Morgane Metraux, 68+75+75=218

  1. Kathleen Sumner, 71+71+79=221

T38.        Kayla Jones, 70+76+76=222

  1. Sandra Salonen, 85+82+77=244 *

*Playing as an individual

 

Evans Derby Experience/Par 72/March 18-20, 2018

Auburn University Club/Auburn, Ala./Final Team Results

1-Arkansas, 280+279+277=836

2-Duke, 285+279+281=845

3-Alabama, 288+284+278=850

4-Auburn, 285+290+288=863

5-Florida State, 278+292+295=865

T6-South Carolina, 286+290+290=866

T6-Florida, 292+289+285=866

8-Louisville 295+288+293=876

9-Wake Forest, 293+290+297=880

10-Ole Miss, 297+293+298=888

11-Mississippi State, 302+302+307=911

12-Michigan, 302+311+300=913

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