TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – The Florida State women’s golf team, which won three of its four tournaments during the fall season, is ranked No. 2 nationally and three Seminoles – senior Matilda Castren (No. 13), junior Morgane Metraux (No. 18) and senior Lydia Gumm (No. 93) are ranked among the nation’s top 100 individuals in the collegiate rankings by GolfWeek.
The Seminoles are also ranked No. 5 in the latest national rankings by GolfStat – the scoring system utilized by the NCAA to select and seed teams for the NCAA Championships in May.
“I am really proud of all of our girls because they have worked hard to achieve the success they are enjoying this fall” said head coach Amy Bond. “We played really well in the first four tournaments of the year. What we have to do between now at the Florida Challenge in January is continue to work in order to improve as individual golfers and as a team. I am excited to work with our team for the remainder of the fall and into the spring season.”
Florida State won three of its first four events of the fall with wins at the Schooner Fall Classic, the Jim West Challenge and the Cardinal Cup. The Seminoles have carded 10 of 12 team rounds under par and are averaging 283.3 strokes per round and carded its first nine rounds of the season under par. Florida State finished its four-match fall season 44 strokes under par.
Individually, the five Seminoles who made up the starting lineup throughout the fall season carded nearly half of their total rounds under par (28 of 60, .467 percent), earned two victories (Morgane Metraux at the Schooner Fall Classic and Matilda Castren at the Jim West Challenge), had each of their five players (Morgane Metraux, Castren, Kim Metraux, Lydia Gumm and Amanda Doherty) and earned two top-10 finishes each. Castren (in the second round of the Jim West Challenge) and Kim Metraux (in the first round of the Schooner Fall Classic) tied the school record with single rounds score of 65. Castren set the school record with a 203 three round tournament school at the Jim West Challenge and earned her school record sixth individual title at the Jim West Challenge.
Castren (a total of 19 strokes under par) and Morgane Metraux (15 strokes under par) finished each of their four events under par with both players finishing in the top 20 of the individual standings of each of the four events.
Florida State has an overall record of 57-3 including a 10-2 mark against team currently ranked in the nation’s top 10. The Seminoles have one win over the nation’s No. 1 ranked team (Alabama) in the only head-to-head meeting between the two teams.
GolfWeek Top 10 (October 27, 2016)