March 21, 2016 - by
Morgane Metraux Leads Seminoles At Briar’s Creek

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (seminoles.com) – Florida State sophomore Morgane Metraux is in second place in the individual standings and the No. 20 Seminole women’s golf team is in third place in the team standings after two rounds of the Briar’s Creek Invitational at the Golf Club at Briar’s Creek.  Metraux begins play in Tuesday’s final round only two strokes out of the individual lead while the Seminoles tee off in the third round only four strokes back in the team standings.

No. 8 Florida is the team leader with a two round total of 573.  The Gators lead Indiana by three strokes and the Seminoles by four strokes with 18 holes remaining to be played.  Lauren Stephenson of Clemson is the individual leader with a two round total of 137.  She carded scores of 69 and 68 in the first two rounds and leads Florida State’s Morgane Metraux by two strokes.

“I thought we did a good job of battling back after a slow start in the morning,” head coach Amy Bond said.  “We have played ourselves into a position where we can chase down the frontrunners in the final round.  I like how we are playing right now; we are playing with a lot of confidence going into the final round.”

Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) carded scores of 71 and 68 for a two round total of 139.  She finished the day as one of four golfers in the 93-player field with under par scores in both rounds.  Morgane was as many as four strokes under par with five birdies in the first round and as many as five strokes under par with four birdies in the second round.  She carded the second eagle of her Florida State career in the second round with a three of the par 5 hole No. 10.

“Morgane played a great round of golf this afternoon,” Bond said.  “She played 34 great holes and has given herself an opportunity to win a championship.  Morgane has to control what she can control in the third round and she will be in good shape.”

 

Morgane Metraux Leads Seminoles At Briar’s Creek

 

Metraux was never above par at any point during either round on the first day of the event.  Her score of 68 in the second round was only one stroke off of her career best score of 67 (in the second round of the spring 2016 Gator Women’s Invitational) and her 36 hole total is also only one stroke off her career best of 138 (in the spring 2015 NCAA San Antonio Regional Championship).

Sophomore Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) is in a tie for 21st place in the individual standings with a two round total of 146.  She carded scores of 74 and 72 with a total of five birdies and 29 holes scored at par or better in the two rounds played on Tuesday.  Junior captain Lydia Gumm, who carded a 71 in the second round, is also tied for 21st in the individual standings with a two round total of 146.  Gumm totaled nine birdies in the two rounds including five in the second round.  Gumm was never above par in carding her score of 71 in the second round.

Florida State will play with Florida and Indiana in the third and final round with the Seminoles, Gators and Hoosiers teeing off with the rest of the field at 8:45.  The Seminoles are looking to earn their third team championship of the year after winning the Jacksonville Classic in the fall and the Florida State Match-Up in the spring.

2016 Briar’s Creek Invitational/Par 72/March 21-22, 2016
Johns Island, S.C./The Golf Club At Briar’s Creek/Second Round Florida State Results
3/18-Florida State, 291+286=577
2-Morgane Metraux, 71+68=139
T21-Kim Metraux, 74+72=146
T21-Lydia Gumm, 75+71=146
T31-Matilda Castren, 71+76=147
T50-Kayla Jones, 75+75=150

2016 Briar’s Creek Invitational/Par 72/March 21-22, 2016
Johns Island, S.C./The Golf Club At Briar’s Creek/Second Round Team Results
1-Florida, 293+280=573
2-Indiana, 291+285=576
3-Florida State, 291+286=577
T4-East Carolina, 295+287=582
T4-Clemson, 294+288=582
6-Louisville, 289+295=584
T7-Coastal Carolina, 295+293=588
T7-Kent State, 300+288=588
9-College of Charleston, 300+290=590
T10-Campbell, 302+290=592
T10-Wisconsin, 302+290=592
T10-Penn State, 299+293=592
13-Michigan State, 294+301-595
T14-Long Beach State, 290+307=597
T14-Texas Tech, 302+295=597
16-Virginia Tech, 302++298=600
17-Boston College, 304+301=605
18-Maryland, 306+303+609

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