April 3, 2016 - by
Seminoles Finish Third At Bryan National Collegiate

BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. (seminoles.com) – Florida State junior Matilda Castren finished in a tie for second place in the individual standings and the Seminoles women’s golf team finished in third place in the team standings as play in the Bryan National Collegiate on the Bryan Park Champions Course came to a close.  The Seminoles, ranked 21st nationally entering the event, defeated seven teams ranked in the top 50 and finished second among the seven ACC teams competing in the event.

The Seminoles will face each of the 12 teams in the ACC as it begins postseason play at the ACC Championship April 15-17 at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.

No. 20 Virginia, the highest ranked team in the 15-team field, won the event and claimed its first championship of the year with a six stroke victory over second-placed South Carolina and an eight stroke advantage over third placed Florida State.  The Cavaliers took over the team lead in the first round and led the event wire to wire to claim its second consecutive Bryan National Collegiate team championship.  Sarah Schmelzel of South Carolina claimed the individual championship with a two stroke victory over Florida State’s Castren, Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest and Katelyn Dambaugh of South Carolina.  Schmelzel won the championship despite carding a 3 over par score of 75 in the final round.


Seminoles Finish Third At Bryan National Collegiate


The third place finish capped a strong regular season for the Seminoles who earned eight top five and seven top three team finishes during their fall and spring seasons.  The Seminoles finished in third place or better in four events during the spring season and in third place or better in three of four events during the fall season.  During its six-match regular season schedule during the spring season, the Seminoles did not finish lower than sixth in an event and finished third or better in four of their seven matches.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) carded scores of 71 in the first two rounds and totaled a 79 in the third round to finish the event with a three round total of 221.  Her tied for second place finish ranks as her second best individual finish of the spring season following her individual championship at the spring season opening Florida Challenge.  Castren has now earned six top-10 individual finishes during her junior season and 17 during her 29-match Florida State career.

Florida State’s top two scores in the third round came from sophomores Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) and Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.).  Metraux carded a 75 in the third round and finished in a tie for 15th in the individual standings with a three round total of 226.  Jones also carded a 75 and finished in a tie for 30thwith a 54-hole total of 229.

For Morgane Metraux, her tied for 15th place finish was her sixth top-15 finish in seven events this spring.  She finished in a career best tied for third place at the Gator Women’s Invitational in March.  Jones’ top 30 finish marked her fifth top-30 finish in six spring events – a total which included a 12th place individual finish at the Florida State Match-Up in February.

Bryan National Collegiate /Par 72/April 1-3, 2016
Bryan Park Champions Course/Browns Summit, N.C. /Final Florida State Results
3/15-Florida State, 299+290+307=896
T2-Matilda Castren, 71+71+79=221
T15-Morgane Metraux, 79+72+75=226
T26-Kim Metraux, 78+72+78=228
T30-Kayla Jones, 77+77+75=229
T34-Lydia Gumm, 73+75+82=230

Bryan National Collegiate /Par 72/April 1-3, 2016
Bryan Park Champions Course/Browns Summit, N.C. /Final Team Results
1-Virginia, 289+295+304=888
2-South Carolina, 297+299+298=894
3-Florida State, 299+290+307=896
4-Wake Forest, 298+297+306=901
T5-Notre Dame, 297+303+309=909
T5-Kentucky, 306+293+310=909
7-East Carolina, 299+303+308=910
8-NC State, 304+303+304=911
9-Miami, 298+306+310=914
10-North Carolina, 302+304+311=917
11-Michigan, 314+304+308=926
12-UCF, 315+301+317=933
13-Penn State, 319+315+312=946
14-Cal State Fullerton, 307+312+334=953
15-UNC Greensboro, 326+317+326=969

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