TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) — Florida State begins play Monday in the 2018 NCAA Women’s Golf Regional Championship at the Don Veller Golf Club in Tallahassee – a three-day event that will be played May 7-9 in the Capital City for the second time in history. The Seminoles are seeded No. 7 in the 18-team event, with the top six teams advancing to play in the NCAA Championship Finals at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla., May 18-23. It marks the 13th consecutive season and eighth straight under Head Coach Amy Bond that the Seminoles will play in an NCAA Regional Championship. The Seminoles will compete with – Alabama (the No. 2 overall seed in the championship), Furman, Arizona, Washington, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee, UNLV, Kennesaw State, Denver, Coastal Carolina, Missouri, College of Charleston, Richmond, Albany– for the team and individual titles in the Tallahassee Regional Championships.
FLORIDA STATE MAKES ITS 13TH CONSECUTIVE NCAA APPEARANCE
Florida State is making its 13th consecutive NCAA appearance. The Seminoles current streak began in 2006 (NCAA East Regional at Bryan Park (T4th) and has run in consecutive years through this year. It includes 2007 (NCAA East Regional at Baton Rouge (T11th), 2008 (NCAA Central Regional at Austin (T8th), 2009 (NCAA East Regional at Gainesville (15th), 2010 (NCAA Central Regional at Columbus (T6th), NCAA East Regional at Daytona Beach (T8th), 2012 (NCAA Central Regional at Columbus (10th), 2013 (NCAA West Regional at Stanford (19th), 2014 (NCAA East Regional at Tallahassee (T11th), 2015 (NCAA San Antonio Regional (T10th), 2016 (NCAA Shoal Creek Regional (2nd) and 2017 (NCAA Columbus Regional (3rd).
MORGANE METRAUX AND DOHERTY EARN ALL-WOMEN’S GOLF HONORS
Senior Morgane Metraux and sophomore Amanda Doherty, who have helped lead the Florida State Women’s Golf Team into the NCAA Regional Championships for the 13th consecutive season, have been named to the All-ACC team as voted on by the league’s 12 head coaches and announced by the ACC office. It marks the 18th consecutive season at least one Seminole has been named to the All-ACC women’s golf team. The selections of Metraux and Doherty marks the fourth time in the last five years the Seminoles have had multiple players named to the All-ACC team.
NOTING SEMINOLES HEAD COACH AMY BOND
Seminole Head Coach Amy Bond played in three NCAA Regional Championships during her Florida State playing career. She finished in a tie for 11th place at the 1999 East Regional at Blythewood, S.C (74-75-72=221) and finished as the Seminoles’ team leader in two of the three regionals she played during her career (1997 at Normal, Ill. And 1999 at Blythewood). Bond has been a player, assistant coach or head coach at Florida State for all but four years since 1996 (18 years) and has been a part of 16 regional teams in her 18 years in the Garnet and Gold (three as a player, five as an assistant coach and all eight as the Seminoles’ head coach). Bond was the head coach at Princeton from 2007-10.
SEMINOLES’ NCAA TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL LINEUP AND FSU CAREER RANK
Florida State’s NCAA Tallahassee Regional lineup – seniors Kim Metraux, Morgane Metraux and Kayla Jones, sophomore Amanda Doherty and freshman Kathleen Sumner – consists of five of the top 10 golfers (statistically) in school history. Matilda Castren (2014-17), who played in four NCAA Regional Championships during her career at Florida State, is the Seminoles’ all-time leader with a 72.52 stroke average in 126 career rounds.
SEMINOLES BEST ROUND OF YEAR IS AMONG FSU’S TOP 10
Florida State’s best round of the year – a 10 under par score of 278 in the first round of the Evans Derby Experience – is tied for the sixth best single round team score in school history. It also marked the first time in school history each of the Seminoles five golfers (Morgane Metraux, 68; Kim Metraux, 69; Kayla Jones, 70, Amanda Doherty, 71, Kathleen Sumner, 71) have finished below par in a given round in school history. The Seminoles’ 10 under par score marked the sixth time in school history they had finished in double figures under par.
AMANDA DOHERTY’S RANKINGS
Sophomore Amanda Doherty enters the 2018 NCAA Tallahassee Regional Championship ranked as one of the top golfers in school history. Her career scoring average of 73.22 (4,613 strokes in 63 rounds during 22 tournaments) is ranked as the second lowest career scoring average in school history. Doherty’s career-low 71.93 stroke average as a sophomore (2,014 strokes in 28 rounds during 10 tournaments) is the second best single season career average in school history. The all-time school career record at Florida State is held by Matilda Castren (72.52, 2014-17) as is the all-time single season record (71.83 in 2014).
SEMINOLES’ DOHERTY PLAYING BEST GOLF…
…Amanda Doherty enters the 2018 NCAA Tallahassee Regional Championships at a cumulative total of 2 strokes under par in six events during the spring season;
…Amanda Doherty has finished four of her six events this spring at under par (minus 8 at the Florida State Match-Up, minus 3 at the Clemson Invitational; minus 1 at the Brickyard Collegiate and even at the ACC Championships);
…Amanda Doherty is 4 strokes under par in her last three events entering the 2018 NCAA Tallahassee Regional Championships. She finished the Clemson Invitational (minus 3) and the Brickyard Collegiate (minus 1) both under par;
…Amanda Doherty has finished five of her nine events as a sophomore below par and is a cumulative total of ONLY two strokes over par for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 seasons.
DOHERTY HAS CUT MORE THAN TWO STROKES FROM HER AVERAGE
Sophomore Amanda Doherty enters the 2018 NCAA Tallahassee Regional Championships with a career-low and team-best 71.93 stroke average. She has cut 2.33 strokes per round off of her scoring average as a sophomore when compared to her freshman season.
METRAUX ENTERS NCAA TOURNAMENT WITH TOP TWO ALL-TIME SCORES
Senior Morgane Metraux enters the 2018 NCAA Tallahassee Regional Championships with the top two scores for a three round tournament on her resume. Her three round total of 201 at the 2016 Schooner Fall Classic is the best tournament score in school history while her total of 202 in the 2017 Dickson Intercollegiate is the second best three round score in school history.