NORMAN, Okla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State junior Morgane Metraux finished in first place in the individual standings and the No. 17 Seminole women’s golf team finished in first place in the team standings as play in the Schooner Fall Classic at the Belmar Golf Club came to a close. Metraux established a program record for a three-round tournament score with a 201 total and the Seminoles set a program record with an 829 team score in claiming the fourth team championship under head coach Amy Bond. The Seminoles 23 stroke under par victory also established a record for the Schooner Fall Classic.”Wow,” said Bond. “I am so proud of every member of our team. This was a much harder day with the wind and a little bit of rain.
I am so proud of the way they battled though the elements. We won each day and that is something we are very excited about. They executed their game plans and did what they had to do to be successful.”
Florida State outdistanced No. 6 Alabama by 12 strokes in the team competition as all four of its counting scores came in at under par for the second time in school history. The Seminoles outdistanced No. 20 Texas A&M (sixth place) by 41 strokes and finished 45 strokes ahead of No. 22 Iowa State (ninth place) in winning for the second time during the 2016 calendar year after winning the Florida State Match-Up tournament in February. Florida State has now won two of their last nine and three of their last 13 events since September of 2015.
Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) won her first collegiate individual championship with a number of extremely impressive statistics. She carded her career-best 66 in the final round, finished with a career-best 201 total for a three-round tournament, finished with a career-best minus 12 strokes under par, earned her second career top-five finish, carded three scores in the 60’s for the first time as a Seminole, finished as Florida State’s leader for the fifth time, tied her career best scores for a first round score (68), a second round score (67) and set her personal record for a third round score.
Metraux defeated Alice Hewson of Clemson by two strokes as she carved out her masterpiece in the third and final round of the event. She carded five birdies (to bring her total to 15 for the tournament), one eagle (to bring her total to two for the tournament) and was never above par in the final round. Following birdies on her first two holes and an eagle on her final hole, she was as many as five strokes under par in finishing with a score of 66. Metraux played 47 of her 54 holes under par and averaged 67.00 strokes in her three rounds.
“My round couldn’t have started any better,” said Metraux. After holing my birdie on one, I drove the green on two. I think starting well early made the difference. My putting certainly gave me the win this week. I holed a lot of putts inside 15 feet and a couple of longer ones, too. I am so proud of the team. We all battled so hard in tough conditions. Winning by such a large margin over some good teams says a lot about this team.”
Senior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) finished in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings with a score of 69 in the final round. She finished the event with a career-low 206 tournament score (tied for the third best in program history). Gumm tied her career best for a single round score with a 68 in the second round, set a personal best for a three-round tournament score (201), a personal best for a three-round score vs. par (minus seven), earned her third career top five finish (tied for fourth), and tied her personal bests for second round score (68) and a third round score (69).
Gumm was impressive in the third round as she carded three birdies and 17 holes scored at par or better. She was never above par, was as many as two strokes under par and punctuated her score with a birdie on the 18th hole to finish with three scores in the 60’s for the first time in her Seminole career.
“Today was a challenge because of the wind,” said Gumm. We were able to dig deep and play well as a team. The energy on our team is so positive and that means everything. I am so proud of this group and I excited to see what our team can do this season.”
Junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings with a three-round total of 210. She carded a 72 in the final round to mark her third consecutive scores at 73 or less in the event. During the event Kim Metraux tied the school record with a career low 65 in the first round, set a personal best with a 138 for her first 36 holes, set a personal three-round tournament best with a 210, earned her seventh career top-10 finish and set personal bests for a first round score (65).
Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) finished in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings with a score of 73 in the third and final round. She carded scores of 68-71-73 for a 212 total – tied for the fourth best tournament score of her career. Castren tied her career best for a first round score with a 68 in Saturday’s first round. Freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) finished in a tie for 52nd place in her first career event.
The Seminoles continue the schedule at the Cougar Fall Classic Oc. 2-3-4 at Yeaman’s Hall Club in Hanahan, S.C.
Seminole Notes: The tournament victory for Amy Bond was her fourth as Florida State’s head coach…she also led the Seminoles to tournament championships at the 2014 Web.com/Marsh Landing Invitational, the 2016 Jacksonville Classic and the 2016 Florida State Match-Up…the win was Bond’s 10th as a head coach (six at Princeton and four at Florida State)…Bond led Princeton to wins at the 2007 and 2008 Princeton Invitational, the 207 and 2008 Georgetown Hoya Invitational, the 2007 Yale Fall Intercollegiate, the 2008 Penn State Nittany Lion Invitational, the 2009 ECAC Championships and the 2009 Rare-EE Invitational…Florida State’s score of 270 in the first round of the 2016 Schooner Fall Classic set a score record for lowest score and tied the school record for score vs. par (-14)…the Seminoles shot a 274 (-14) in the first round of the Jacksonville Classic on September 28, 2015…the course at the Marsh Landing Country Club in Jacksonville played at a par 72…the course at the Belmar Golf Club in the 2016 Schooner Fall Classic played at a par 71…Florida State counted four scores below par in the first round of the Schooner Fall Classic (Kim Metraux, -6; Morgane Metraux, -3; Matilda Castren, -3 and Lydia Gumm, -2) and counted four scores under par in the first round of the Jacksonville Classic (Castren, -3; Kim Metraux, -5; Kayla Jones, -5 and Gumm, -1)…In winning her first individual championship, Morgane Metraux finished with three scores in the 60’s for the first time in her career…it marked the first time a Seminole had finished with three scores in the 60’s in an event since Matilda Castren won the individual championship at the spring 2014 Web.com /Marsh Landing Invitational with scores of 69-66-69…Castren finished with a school record 204 total in winning her second career individual tournament championship…Lydia Gumm also finished with three scores in the 60’s to mark the first time in school history two players had carded three scores in the 60’s in the same tournament.
Best Tournament Scores In School History
Rank, Player, Tournament, Season, Total
1, Morgane Metraux, Schooner Fall Classic, Fall 2016, 201
2, Matilda Castren, Marsh Landing Invit., Spring 2014, 204
3, Lydia Gumm, Schooner Fall Classic, Fall 2016, 206
Caroline Westrup, Cougar Fall Classic, Fall 2008, 206
Maria Salinas, Gator Invit., Spring 2012, 206
Matilda Castren, Florida State Match-Up, Spring 2014, 206
7, Caroline Westrup, NCAA East Regional, Spring 2007, 208
Alex Milan, Marsh Landing Invit., Spring 2014, 208
4th Annual Schooner Fall Classic/Par 71/Sept. 24-26, 2016
Belmar Golf Club/Norman, Okla./Final Florida State Results
1/12-Florida State, 270+279+280=829
1-Morgane Metraux, 68+67+66=201
T4-Lydia Gumm, 69+68+69=206
T8-Kim Metraux, 65+73+72=210
T12-Matilda Castren, 68+71+72=212
T52-Amanda Doherty, 73+78+78=229
4th Annual Schooner Fall Classic/Par 71/Sept. 24-26, 2016
Belmar Golf Club/Norman, Okla./Final Team Results
1-Florida State, 270+279+280=829
5-Kent State, 292+284+282=858
T6-Texas A&M, 293+296+281=870
T6-Notre Dame, 283+294+290=871
9-Iowa State, 294+286+294=874
10-Texas State, 294+294+300=888
11-Mississippi State, 298+298++298=894