TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State senior Morgane Metraux finished in third place and senior Kim Metraux finished in a tie for 21st place at the 2017 European Ladies Amateur Championship at the Lausanne Golf Club. Morgane finished only two strokes behind individual champion Agathe Laisne of Italy while Kim played two of her four rounds in the event at par or better and finished the 72-hole event at two strokes over par.
Morgane’s finish in the prestigious event played on the Metraux’s’ home course continued to cement her status as one of the top returning golfer for the 2017-18 season in all of college golf. She was under par in three of her four rounds and closed the event with a 3-under par score of 69. Morgane began the final round in third place and kept herself in contention for the individual title throughout the final round. She birdied her first two and three of her first six holes of the final round and was three-under par at the turn. She was even par with eight holes scored at par or better with one birdie on her back nine.
Morgane totaled 14 birdies on her 72 holes with fewer than 10 holes scored above par for the tournament.
Kim, who will play in the U.S. Women’s Amateur (August 7-13) in San Diego, played outstanding golf as she finished two strokes over par for the event. She was even par over her final three rounds with scores of 71-73-72 and improved her individual standing by four positons on the final day of play. Kim played her best golf in the second round with a 1-under par score of 71. Her second round saw her play her final 17 holes at two strokes under par after opening the round with a bogey.
Kim scored 11 birdies and was a cumulative total of three-strokes under par on the back nine of the four rounds she played during the event.
“Morgane and Kim continue to show that they are elite players,” said head coach Amy Bond. “It’s exciting to watch their scores and results from around the world. The drive of both Morgane and Kim to compete and continue to improve is incredible. They are both setting incredible examples for all of the players on our team as our season grows closer.”
Florida State opens its season at the Ocean Course Invitational at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, Sept. 4-5.