TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Rising senior Lydia Gumm advanced to the match play round of eight at the 2016 Women’s Western Amateur Championship while rising juniors Kim and Morgane Metraux advanced to match play at the 2016 Ladies British Amateur Championship as the summer schedule for members of the Florida State women’s golf team began to heat up with the weather.
After finishing in eighth place in two rounds of stroke play (69-74=143) Gumm won her first three matches to advance through the championship bracket and faced Mikheala Fortuna in the quarterfinals of the event. Gumm played well and won four of the final holes of the match to force extra holes. The match was even through the first four holes of extra play before Fortuna won the 22nd hole to advance to the semifinals. She won her semifinal match before falling to Jillian Hollis in the championship match.
It marked the second consecutive year that Gumm advanced as far as the quarterfinals in one of the nation’s top and most important championships. She was a finalist in 2015.
“It was a really fun week,” said Gumm. “I was three down with five to go (in my final match) so to get back to all square was big. On the fourth playoff hole I hit a good putt but it just lipped out. I felt really good about my game all week and I’m excited and confident for the next tournament.”
Next up for Gumm is a U.S. Amateur qualifying tournament on July 7 in Dayton, Ohio and the North/South Amateur at Pinehurst (N.C.) from July 11-15.
At the British Ladies Amateur, Kim Metraux qualified 10th during two rounds of stroke play as she shot a 1-under par score of 70 in the second round. Morgane Metraux qualified 35th with a second round score of 74.
Kim Metraux defeated Chloe Williams, 3&2, in her first round before falling to Fatima Fernandez 2&1 in the second round of match play. Morgane fell to Dewi Weber, 4&3, in her first round of match play.
The Metraux sisters were two of the seven players from Switzerland who began the event and two of the three from their home country who qualified for match play.
Kim and Morgane will represent Switzerland in the European Ladies Team Championships in Iceland July 2-10. The sister’s participation in the event marks their third straight year they will represent Switzerland after helping lead their country to a second place finish in the event in 2015.
Rising senior Matilda Castren will also play in the event for the for the third consecutive season and will represent her home country of Finland. She finished a tie for second in two rounds of stroke play and helped Finland to the championship of Flight B in match-play at the 2015 European Ladies Team Championship.
A fourth Seminole, rising sophomore Dominika Gradecka will compete in the European Ladies Team Championship for the first time in her career as a member of the team from Poland.