TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – As the No. 17 Florida State women’s golf team looks forward to playing in the Schooner Fall Classic at the University of Oklahoma on this weekend, Seminole head coach Amy Bond can’t help but look back with pride at last week’s World Amateur Team Championships in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
She loved every minute of watching the quintet of Seminoles perform on the world’s biggest stage and returned with even more pride in being a Florida State Seminole.
“The big deal to me — and I think It’s really important that our players play for their country – not only did the play for their country but they also played representing Florida State,” said Bond. “It was a pretty fun experience and I am happy that I had the opportunity to watch.”
Three of the four Seminoles who played in the World Championships will once again represent Florida State this weekend at the Schooner Fall Classic with senior Matilda Castren (Finland) along with sisters Kim and Morgane Metraux (Switzerland) in Florida State’s line-up. The Metraux sisters helped lead Switzerland to a second place finish in the team standings; the highest finish ever for the country.
Kim Metraux finished in a tie for third place with a 279 total for the four round tournament with scores of 69-72-69-69. She finished five strokes behind Hye Jin Choi of the Republic of Korea who won the individual championship with a 274 total for the 72 holes played in the championship. The Republic of Korea won the team championship with a 547 team total. Korea defeated Switzerland by 19 strokes to claim the world championship and the Espirito Santo Trophy for the third consecutive time. Morgane Metraux finished in a tie for 17th place it the individual standings.
Castren finished in a tie for 65th place in the individual standings while sophomore Dominika Gradecka played for her home country of Poland and former Seminole Maria Salinas represented Peru.
Florida State begins play Saturday morning in the Schooner Fall Classic which benefits the OK Kids Korral – a pediatric cancer care center in Oklahoma City. The event, now in its fourth year, is sponsored by Tricia Covel and her husband, country music star Toby Keith.