September 24, 2016 - by
Women’s Golf Leads Schooner Fall Classic

NORMAN, Okla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State junior Morgane Metraux is in a tie for first place in the individual standings and the No. 17 Seminole women’s golf team is in first place in the team standings after two rounds of the Fourth Annual Schooner Fall Classic at the Belmar Golf Club.  Metraux tied her collegiate career low with a 67 in the second round as she birdied three of her final six holes to pull herself into the individual lead.

Florida State shot the lowest team round of the first and second rounds and holds an eight stroke lead over No. 6 Alabama with one round remaining to be played.  The Seminoles lead the Crimson Tide by eight strokes and are ahead of third place Clemson by 17 strokes.  The Seminoles, one of four nationally ranked teams in the field, are the highest ranked of the three ACC teams in the 12-team field and are ahead of both the Tigers (third place) and Notre Dame (eighth place).  Each of Florida State top four golfers are in the top seven of the individual standings – Morgane Metraux (tied for first), Lydia Gumm (fifth), Kim Metraux (sixth) and Matilda Castren (tied for seventh).

“All of the girls really took care of business today,” said head coach Amy Bond.  “With it being 36 holes today, they all did a fantastic job of taking their momentum from the first round into the second round which is sometimes really hard to do.  Each of the girls did an outstanding job controlling what they could control today.”

Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) is tied with Alabama’s Cheyenne Knight with 36-hole scores of 135.  Alice Hewson of Clemson and Bianca Fabrizio of Texas A&M are tied for third with two-round scores of 136.  15 of the 65 players in the field finished with below par scores for the first two rounds.

Morgane Metraux was very consistent on the day with scores of 68 and 67.  Her second round score of 67 tied her career best – she also shot a 67 in the second round of the Gator Invitational in the spring of 2016.  Her total of 135 for the 36 holes played on Saturday also ranks as a career-best for the junior.  Metraux carded five birdies and the fourth eagle of her Seminole career in the first round and scored five birdies and only one hole scored over par in the second round.  She was never more than two strokes above par and was as many as four strokes below during the two rounds.

“Today started out a little poorly but I was able to stay out of trouble the rest of the way,” said Morgane Metraux.  “I hit fairways, I hit greens and holed putts.  It was very windy on the course and the key was keeping the ball in play in the right spots.  I couldn’t be prouder of our team; we all did a wonderful job today.  It was a tough and long day but we all stayed patient and made birdies when we needed to.”

 

Women’s Golf Leads Schooner Fall Classic

 

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) was also stellar through the first two rounds and is in fifth place in the individual standings with a 36-hole total of 137.  She tied her career low with a 68 in the second round and finished the day with a career-best 36-hole total of 137.  Gumm carded scores of 69-68 to mark the first time in her Florida State career that she has finished with scores in the 60s in consecutive rounds.

Gumm carded four birdies in the first round as she scored a 69.  She then carded five birdies — including three consecutive on holes No. 16, 17 and 18 – in carding a 68 in the second round.  She played her final nine holes of the round at 5-under par.

“Today was a lot of fun,” said Gumm.  “I am so happy and proud of our team.  I was really proud of myself in the final round for finishing strong.  I was minus 5 my last nine holes and that was huge for me after a bad start.  We are all super excited and have to stay in the moment for the final round.”

Junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland), who finished in a tie for third place in the individual standings at last week’s World Amateur Team Championships, continued to play stellar golf and is in sixth place in the individual standings.  She has a two round total of 138 with scores of 65 and 73.  Kim Metraux’s score of 65 in the first round tied the all-time school record low for a single round score.  She tied Kris Tamulis who carded a 65 in the second round of the 2003 ACC Championship.

Senior All-American Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) is in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings with a two-round total of 139.  She carded scores of 68 and 71 for a 36-hole total of 139.  Freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.), who carded a 73 in her first career round to begin the day, is in a tie for 43rd place in in the individual standings.  She carded three birdies in her first collegiate round.

The third and final round of the tournament is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am (CT).  The event was originally scheduled as a three-day event with 18 holes played on each day but inclement weather has forced a change in the schedule.

4TH Annual Schooner Fall Classic/Par 71/Sept. 24-26, 2016
Belmar Golf Club/Norman, Okla./Second Round Florida State Results
1/12-Florida State, 270+279=549
T1-Morgane Metraux, 68+67=135
5-Lydia Gumm, 69+68=137
6-Kim Metraux, 65+73=138
T7-Matilda Castren, 68+71=139
T43-Amanda Doherty, 73+78=151

4TH Annual Schooner Fall Classic/Par 71/Sept. 24-26, 2016
Belmar Golf Club/Norman, Okla./Second Round Team Results
1-Florida State, 270+279=549
2-Alabama, 275+282=557
3-Clemson, 281+285=566
4-Oklahoma, 283+285=568
5-Kent State, 292+284=576
6-LSU, 291+288=579
7-Iowa State, 294+286=807
8-Notre Dame, 283+294=577
9-Texas State, 294+294=588
10-Texas A&M, 293+296=589
11-Mississippi State, 298+298=596
12-Kansas, 295+303=598

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