BEDMINSTER, N.J. (seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Morgane Metraux shot an 11-over par score of 83 in the second round of the 2017 US Women’s Open and finished in a tie for 148th place with a two-day total of 160. She completed her first round of the event with a 5-over par score of 77. With the cut line set at 2-over par, Metraux’s play in the event concluded with a 10 holes scored at par or better in her second round of play.
Metraux, who earned All-American and All-ACC honors and won three individual championships as a junior at Florida State, was playing in the prestigious U.S. Women’s Open for the first time in her career.
Metraux played her best golf of the event in the first round with 12 holes scores at par or better with two birdies. She birdied her second hole of the competition and was under par for three holes. She was sensational on her back nine as she played her final nine holes at even par with seven consecutive scores at par and a birdie on hole No. 17.
“This week for me was all about knowing where I am and I got my answer,” said Metraux. “My putting was off for the most part and I missed a couple of shots especially at the end. I learned a lot and playing in the U.S. Women’s Open was a great experience that I will not forget. Hopefully, I will get another try very soon and I will be able to take advantage of my experiences.”
Amy Bond, the Seminoles’ head coach, was very proud of Metraux’s performance in arguably the world’s biggest event.
“It was a U.S. Open set-up which is difficult to begin with and Morgane played under some very tough conditions,” said Bond. “Any time you play in an event like the U.S. Open you have to soak in every bit of information that you can. She did that. Playing in this event is a great first step for Morgane to realizing her dreams of playing at this level during her professional career.”
Seminole Assistant Coach Robert Duck, who caddied for Metraux during the event, watched the Seminole rising senior realize a tremendous amount of growth during the event.
“I truly believe Morgane grew from this experience in respect to realizing she is more than comfortable in this major championship environment,” said Duck. “As her belief grows, her game and skills will improve. If this happens, Florida State will be in good hands under her leadership in the coming year.”