TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Morgane Metraux, a rising junior member of the nationally ranked Seminole women’s golf team, shot a course-record 62 in the second round of the European Ladies Amateur Championship and is in second place in the individual standings at Hook’s Golf Club in Jonkoping, Sweden.
“It was one of those days, when everything falls into place, the putting in particular,” Metraux told the European Golf Association. “I almost find it hard to explain.”
Metraux carded two birdies and one eagle on her front nine and six birdies on the back nine and finished 10 strokes under par for the round. She totaled one eagle, eight birdies and nine holes scored at par in completing her magnificent round. Metraux carded a 1-over par score of 73 in the first round and has a two-day total of 134.
Metraux trails Diane Baillieux of Belgium by one shot in the race for the championship. Baillieux carded an 8-under par score of 64 in the first round – which set the course record that lasted for just over 24 hours.
The trio of Morgane Metraux, Kim Metraux and Matilda Castren, who are all upperclassmen members of the Seminole women’s golf team, are playing in the event. All three helped the Seminoles to a second place finish at the 2016 NCAA Shoal Creek Regional Championship and to a 15th place finish at the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship.
Castren is in a tie for 54th place with a two-day total of 146 after shooting a 2-under par score of 70 in the second round. Kim Metraux is in a tie for 71st place with a two-day total of 148 after an even par score of 72 in round one. She has a carded a total of five birdies in her first two rounds of play.
The third round of the event will be contested on Friday with the fourth and final round with a championship won on Saturday.