September 4, 2017 - by
Women’s Golf In 2nd At Ocean Course Invitational

Second Round Team Results / Second Round Individual Results / Final Round Tee Times

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (seminoles.com) – Florida State senior All-American Morgane Metraux is in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team is in second place in the team standings after two rounds of the season-opening Ocean Course Invitational at Kiawah Island.  Metraux begins play in the final round on Tuesday nine strokes out of the individual lead as she plays for her fourth career individual championship.  The Seminoles are only one stroke behind Ole Miss in the team standings as they fight to win their second consecutive season opener and seventh team championship in the last two seasons.

Ole Miss played two rounds of even par golf and inched into the team lead late in the second of Monday’s two rounds.  The Rebels begin play in the third and final round with a total of 584 after finishing as the only squad in the 17-team field to play even par golf in the first and second rounds.  The Rebels are led by Pi-Lillebi Hermansson who is in a tie for ninth in the individual standings with a two-round total of 146.  She carded a 71 in the second round.  Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest is the individual leader with a 9-under par score of 137.  Kupcho has a two stroke lead over Aubree Jones of Mississippi State.

“I thought we put together two pretty good rounds to golf to start off our season,” said Head Coach Amy Bond.  “The wind kicked up in the afternoon but we managed to keep our composure, played some really good holes and made some putts.  Our goal is always to be in contention going into the final round and we’ve done that.  There are a number of tightly bunched teams entering the final round; there is going to be some great competition on Tuesday.”

Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) played well as she carded identical scores of 73 in the first and second rounds.  She totaled three birdies and one eagle in earning her first round score of 73.  Metraux finished tied for the team lead with five birdies in the second half on the par 73 course.

Metraux has put herself in position to earn her seventh career top-10 finish with her start in the Ocean Course Invitational.  She earned five consecutive top 10 finishes as a junior including individual championships at the Florida State Match-Up and The Dickson Intercollegiate during the spring of 2017.  With an even par score, Metraux is also looking to earn her eighth under par score in her last 13 collegiate matches since the start of the fall 2016 season.

Senior Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.), who is playing as a member of the Seminoles’ lineup for the 21st time in her career, is in a tie for 15th place with a two-round total of 147.  She carded scores of 1-over par 74 in the first round and even par 73 in the second round.  Jones birdied her final hole of the second round to pull the Seminoles within one stroke of Ole Miss in the team standings.

Jones is looking to earn her fifth career top-15 individual finish – and first since finishing in 14th place at the 3M Lady Jaguar Invitational during the spring of 2016.  She was at or below par on 16 of her 18 holes including two birdies and was never more than one stroke over par in the second round.

Sophomore Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) played the round of the day for the Seminoles as she carded a two-under par score of 70 in the second round.  It was one of two under par rounds carded by the five Seminoles during the first 36 holes of the tournament.  Doherty was spectacular over the second 18 holes of the day with a team-high tying five birdies and 16 holes played at par or better.  She carded a series of three consecutive birdies to close out the round and finished at 3-under par.

Freshman Kathleen Sumner (Charleston, S.C.) is in a tie for 25th place while senior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) is in a tie for 29th place individual standings.  Sumner, who is playing in her first match as Seminole, carded a 1-under par 72in the first round.  She began her career well with a birdie on her first career hole and carded four birdies during her first day of collegiate golf.  Metraux carded an even par score of 73 in the first round and totaled seven birdies in her 36 holes played.

Bond, who is donating $10 each for hurricane relief in Texas (#birdiesfortexas), enjoyed her day as she watched as her team carded 30 birdies – 13 in the first round and 17 in the second round.  The Seminoles were one of four teams in the tournament that carded 30 or more birdies in the first two rounds of play.

Florida State wraps up play in the Ocean Course Invitational with its third and final round of play on Thursday.  The Seminoles will play with Ole Miss and North Carolina off of the first, second and third holes in a shotgun start.

Ocean Course Invitational/Par 73

The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island/Sept. 4-5, 2017

2/17.       Florida State                           292          293          585

T9.           Morgane Metraux                   73            73            146

T15.         Kayla Jones                             74            73            147

T19.         Amanda Doherty                     78            70            148

T25.         Kathleen Sumner                    72            77            149

T29.         Kim Metraux                           73            78            151

 

Ocean Course Invitational/Par 73

The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island/Sept. 4-5, 2017

1-Ole Miss, 292+292=584

2-Florida State, 292+293=585

T3-North Carolina, 295+292=587

T3-NC State, 294+293=587

5-Wake Forest, 297+293=590

6-Florida, 297+296=593

7-Tennessee, 298+296=599

8-Vanderbilt, 296+303=599

9-Mississippi State, 301+300=601

10-UCF, 306+296=602

11-Maryland, 303+310=613

12-Boston College, 310+307=617

T13-Elon, 315+312=627

T13-North Florida, 307+320=627

15-College of Charleston (A), 317+314=631

16-Charleston Southern, 321+313=634

17-College of Charleston (B), 334+320=654

SEMINOLE NOTES: Seminole Head Coach Amy Bond is donating $10 to Hurricane Harvey relief for each birdie made by a Florida State player this fall (#birdiesfortexas)…the Seminoles made a total of 30 birdies — 13 in the first round (three by Morgane Metraux, Kim Metraux, Kathleen Sumner and Kayla Jones and one by Amanda Doherty) and 17 birdies in the second round (five by Morgan Metraux and Doherty, four by Kim Metraux, two by Jones and one by Sumner)…freshman Kathleen Sumner is playing in her first event as a freshman for Florida State…she carded a birdie on her first collegiate hole – on the par 5 hole No. 7 on the Ocean Course…Sumner’s appearance in the Seminoles’ lineup marks the seventh consecutive season at least one freshman has played in the first event of a given year…including Sumner in 2017, Amanda Doherty (2016), Kim and Morgane Metraux (in 2015), Kayla Jones (in 2014), Matilda Castren, Anna Sophia Bohmer and Lydia Gumm (in 2013), Olivia Hullert (in 2012) and Malin Jansson (in 2011) all earned their way into the lineup for the first event of their freshmen seasons…Morgane Metraux carded the eight eagle of her career – on the par 5 hole No. 4 in the first round…Morgane Metraux posted a team-high four holes under par (one eagle and three birdies) in the first round of the 2017 Ocean Course Invitational.

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