March 5, 2016 - by
Metraux Sisters Lead Seminoles At Gator Women’s Invitational

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Sophomores Kim and Morgane Metraux are in a tie for third in the individual standings and the No. 18 Seminole women’s golf team is in a tie for fourth in the team standings with one round remaining to be played in the 44th Annual Gator Women’s Invitational at the Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida.   The Metraux sisters begin final round play on Sunday only five strokes out of first place while the Seminoles are 12 strokes behind Florida.

Florida, with four players in the top 11 of the individual standings is in first place in the team standings after the 13-team field played 36 holes on Saturday.  The Gators lead NC State by 10 strokes, Oregon by 11 and the trio of Florida State, SMU and Ohio State by 12 strokes.  Rachel Taylor of NC State is in first place in the individual standings with a two-round total of 136.  She holds a three stroke lead over Katja Pogacar of Ohio State.

Florida State is looking to earn its third team championship and its sixth top-two team finish of the year.  The Seminoles won the team championship in their most recent event – the Florida State Match-Up in Tallahassee in February.

“We have put ourselves in contention to make a run tomorrow,” said head coach Amy Bond.  We just need to control what we can control, stay in the moment and we’ll see what happens when the last putt falls on Sunday.”

Kim Metraux carded the best score of the day for the Seminoles – a 69 in the first round – and has a two round total of 141.  She carded eight birdies in Saturday’s first two rounds and was never more than two strokes over par in either round.  In shooting her second round in the 60’s this spring to begin the day, Kim was 3 under par over the course of her final 13 holes of the first round.

Morgane Metraux is also in a tie for third place in the individual standings with a two-round total of 141.  She carded her career low score of 67 in the second round as she totaled five birdies among 17 holes scored at par or better.  During Morgane’s second round of golf, she was as many as three strokes under par and never allowed herself to rise above event par.  She was under par for 15 of the 18 holes she played in the second round.

 

Metraux Sisters Lead Seminoles At Gator Women’s Invitational

 

“I didn’t get off to the best start but I focused on every shot and the putts began to fall,” said Morgane.  “As the putts began to fall my confidence began to go up.  In the afternoon, I kept my ball out of trouble which was the big difference in my play from the first to the second round.  I holed a couple of long putts which is always very helpful on the scorecard.

“Kim and Morgane played some really good golf today,” said Bond.

Florida State will play with SMU and Ohio State in Sunday’s final round which begins at 8:15.

Gator Women’s Invitational/Par 70/March 5-6, 2016
Mark Bostick Golf Course/Gainesville, Fla./Second Round Florida State Results
T4/13-Florida State, 581
T3-Kim Metraux, 69+72=141
T3-Morgane Metraux, 74+67=141
T37-Lydia Gumm, 75-75=150
48-Kayla Jones, 73-79=152
T52-Kayla Bloor, 78-76=154
T29-Dominika Gradecka, 75-74=149 (*)
*played as an individual

Gator Women’s Invitational/Par 70/March 5-6, 2016
Mark Bostick Golf Course/Gainesville, Fla./Second Round Team Results
1-Florida, 569
2-NC State, 579
3-Oregon, 580
T4-Florida State, 581
T4-SMU-581
T4-Ohio State, 581
7-Kent State, 582
8-Florida International, 595
9-South Florida, 596
10-UCF, 598
11-Kansas-602
12-Ole Miss, 614
13-Texas San Antonio, 616

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