March 25, 2018
Doherty Leads Golf At Clemson Invitational

SUNSET, S.C. ( – Sophomore Amanda Doherty finished in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in ninth place in the team standings as play in the 2nd Annual Clemson Invitational at the Reserve at Lake Keowee came to a close. Doherty carded three consecutive scores of 71 to finish with a 3-under par score of 213 – the fourth time in seven events this year that she has finish a three-round tournament score below par.

No. 7 Furman, the highest ranked team in the tournament, won the team championship as the Lady Paladins carded three under par team scores. Furman defeated No. 11 Michigan State by 10 strokes to win the championship. Alice Hewson of Clemson defeated Allyson Greer of Michigan State to win the individual championship on her home course. Hewson finished the event with three below par scores and a 10-under par total of 206.

“We are really proud of the team today,” said assistant coach Matt Whall. “They battled hard in the toughest conditions of the week. The third round was very much a similar story as the previous rounds with a lot of great things happening, but we just didn’t get the birdies rolling in. I think this has been a good week to learn from our tendencies and to discover some areas to improve on for the rest of the season.”

Florida State received consistent golf from each of its five players in Sunday’s third round as it finished with a team total of 291 for the final round and a 7-over par score team score of 871. The Seminoles’ team score is tied for their fourth best of the year and helped them earn their sixth top 10 team finish in seven events.

Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) carded scores of 71 in each of her three rounds played and finished as Florida State’s leader for the fourth time this season. She has now carded below par scores in five of her last six rounds with a total of five scores of 71 coming in the Evans Derby Experience (three of five) and the Clemson Invitational (three of three). In the third and final Round, Doherty collected four birdies and carded 15 holes scored at par or better.

Doherty was as even par on her first nine and 1 under on her back nine (she began her round on hole No. 10). She was never more than two strokes above par for the round.

Senior Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzer land) finished tied for 21st place in the individual standings with a three-round total of 216. She carded a team-leading score of 70 in the third round. Metraux carded 16 of 18 holes at even par or better with only two holes scored above par and was as many as two strokes under par for the round.

Seniors Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) and Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) finished tied for 44th place in the individual standings with 5-over par scores of 221. Kim Metraux carded three birdies while Jones carded one birdie and 14 holes scored at par.

“The end result didn’t match our potential but the team’s attitude was great,” said Whall. “We now have a few weeks to refine things and prepare as a team for the ACC Championship.”

With the conclusion of the Clemson Invitational, the Seminoles finished their regular season with a top 30 national ranking. The Seminoles begin their postseason run at the ACC Tournament at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., April 20-22.

2nd Annual Clemson Invitational/March 243-25, 2018

The Reserve at Lake Keowee/Sunset, S.C /Final Results

9/15.-Florida State, 289+291+291=871

T15-Amanda Doherty, 71+71+71=213

T21-Morgane Metraux, 73+73+70=216

T44-Kim Metraux, 74+74+73=221

T44-Kayla Jones, 71+73+77=221

T63-Kathleen Sumner, 74+74+80=228


2nd Annual Clemson Invitational/March 243-25, 2018

The Reserve at Lake Keowee/Sunset, S.C /Final Results

1-Furman, 277=273+284=834

2-Michigan State, 277+284+283=844

3-Clemson, 283+276+287=846

4-Vanderbilt, 286+287+289=862

5-Ohio State, 280+286+298=864

6-Wisconsin, 289+284+293=869

7-Purdue, 289+287+293=869

8-Indiana, 295+284+291=870

9-Florida State, 289+291+291=871

10-Texas A%M, 292+285+298=875

11-Oklahoma, 295+292+297=893

12-Tennessee, 299+295+299=893

13-UNC Wilmington, 296+295+303=894

14-Tulane, 300+298+300=898

15-Harvard, 307+205+301=913

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