TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State University junior Morgane Metraux is in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings and is only seven shots out of the lead after shooting a 76 in Friday’s third round of the European Ladies Amateur Championship at the Hooks Golf Club in Jonkoping, Sweden. Morgane, her sister Kim Metraux and senior Matilda Castren all made the cut and will play in Saturday’s fourth and final round of the championship.
Morgane Metraux, who carded a course-record 62 in the second round, carded 13 holes at par or better (including two birdies) in finishing with a 76 in the third round. She has a three-round total of 211 (73-62-76) and trails Leslie Cloots of Belgium, the individual leader, by seven strokes. Cloots, who plays collegiately at the University of North Carolina, finished in a tie for fifth place at the 2016 ACC Championship.
Both Metraux sisters as well as Castren finished within the top 60 in the first three rounds of the individual standings.
The Metraux sisters are representing their native country of Sweden in the championship while Castren is representing her home country of Finland.
Kim Metraux carded a 71 in the third round and has a three-round total of 219 (72-76-71). She is in a tie for 37th place and is only three strokes from moving into the top-25 of the standings.
Castren, who carded a 70 in the second round, is in a tie for 57th place with a three-round total of 222. She is only five strokes from moving into the top 30 and only eight strokes from moving into the top-25 with 18 holes remaining to be played.
Following their play in the European Ladies Amateur Championships, Kim and Morgane are scheduled to play in the German International and Swiss Interclub championships while Castren is registered to play in the Ladies European Access Tour in Norway during the month of August. All three will return to Florida State to begin the academic year in late August.
Florida State has a full slate of events in the fall including the Schooner Fall Classic at the University of Oklahoma and the Cougar Fall Classic hosted by the College of Charleston.