March 22, 2016 - by
Morgane Metraux Tops Seminoles At Briar’s Creek

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (seminoles.com) – Sophomore Morgane Metraux finished in a career-best tied for second place in the individual standings and the No. 20 Florida State women’s golf team finished in a tie for fifth place in the team standings as play in the Briar’s Creek Invitational at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek came to a close.  For Metraux, the runner-up finish was her second top three individual finish of the spring season and the team finish marked the Seminoles’ sixth top five team finish of the year.

Florida won the team championship as it defeated Indiana by nine strokes and third-place Clemson by 12 strokes.  The Gators scored the best team rounds of both the second and third rounds to claim the championship.  Frida Gustafsson Span of East Carolina won the individual championship with a three-round total of 208.  She defeated both Florida State’s Morgane Metraux and Lauren Stephenson of Clemson by one stroke.  Gustaffsson Span carded a 68 in the third and final round as compared to Metraux’s score of 70 and Stephenson’s score of 72 to earn the victory.

“We had our opportunities today and we didn’t take advantage of them,” Seminole head coach Amy Bond said.  “We have to use our finish in this tournament as a learning experience.  There are things we have to work on if we want to continue to get to where we want to be in the next eight weeks.”

Florida State finished ahead of four teams ranked in the top 50 and finished tied with No. 12 Kent State.  The Seminoles also finished second among the five ACC teams competing in the event and placed in front of Louisville (seventh place), Virginia Tech (16th place) and Boston College (18th place).

In earning the best finish of her career, Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) carded a 70 in the final round to complete the event with a career-best score of 209 for the 54 holes played.  She earned her second career top five finish, finished as Florida State’s leader for the third time in her career and carded her career best third round score of 70 to finish only one stroke away from earning her first collegiate individual championship.

”I hit the ball pretty well and I felt my putting was great during the whole tournament,” Metraux said.  “I holed a lot of birdie putts which allowed me to score well.  I loved playing this course because it fits my game so very well.  I was very comfortable on the greens and around them which allowed me to be a little more aggressive with my long game.”

 

Morgane Metraux Tops Seminoles At Briar’s Creek

 

In finishing with her third sub-par round in an event for first time in her career (71-68-70) Metraux finished with a below par tournament score for the second time in her career.  Her score of 70 in the third round included four birdies and 16 holes played at par or better.  Metraux birdie her first hole to go under par, was never above par during the round and finished two strokes under par.  She was never above par for her cumulative score during the round and was as many as five strokes under par during the second round.

Junior captain Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) finished the event with an ever par score of 72 in the final round and finished in a tie for 21st place in the individual standings — her seventh top 25 individual finish in eight events this year.  She carded two birdies as was as many as two strokes under par during the third round.  Gumm was at or below par over the course of her final 36 holes of the event.

Florida State plays in its final regular season event as it travels to the power-packed Bryan National Collegiate at the Bryan National Golf Club in Browns Summit, N.C. April 1-3.  The Seminoles next two events will be played in the state of North Carolina as the ACC Championships re scheduled for the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro April 15-17.

2016 Briar’s Creek Invitational/Par 72/March 21-22, 2016
Johns Island, S.C./The Golf Club At Briar’s Creek/Final Florida State Results
T5/18-Florida State, 291+286+295=872
T2-Morgane Metraux, 71+68+70=209
T21-Lydia Gumm, 75+71+72=218
T38-Kim Metraux, 74+72+76=222
T54-Matilda Castren, 71+76+78=225
T61-Kayla Jones, 75+75+77=227

2016 Briar’s Creek Invitational/Par 72/March 21-22, 2016
Johns Island, S.C./The Golf Club At Briar’s Creek/Final Team Results
1-Florida, 293+280+285=858
2-Indiana, 291+285+293=869
3-Clemson, 294+288+288=870
4-East Carolina, 295+287+289=871
T5-Florida State, 291+286+295=872
T5-Kent State, 300+288+284=872
7-Louisville, 289+295+290=874
8-Texas Tech, 302+295+279=876
9-Coastal Carolina, 295+293+289=877
T10-Campbell, 302+290+289=881
T10-Wisconsin, 302+290+289=881
12-Long Beach State, 290+307+291=888
13-Penn State, 299+293+298=890
T14-College of Charleston, 300+290+307=897
T14-Michigan State, 294+301+302=897
16-Virginia Tech, 302++298+298=898
17-Maryland, 306+303+294=903
18-Boston College, 304+301+308=913

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