TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – The Florida State Women’s Golf team is ranked No. 12 in the preseason poll for the 2017-18 season by the editors of GolfWeek. The Seminoles are the highest ranked team in the state of Florida, the second highest ranked team in the ACC and one of four teams in the top 30 who will play in the Florida State Match-Up in Tallahassee Feb. 9-11.
The Seminoles opened the fall 2017 season with a second place finish at the Ocean Course Invitational at the Kiawah Island Resort in South Carolina. The Seminoles finished ahead of three teams ranked in the Golfweek preseason Top 30 at the Ocean Course Invitational (No. 17 Wake Forest, No. 18 Florida and No. 29 North Carolina) as they finished three strokes behind NC State in the team standings. The Seminoles have now finished in second place or better in nine of their last 13 events since the beginning of the fall 2016 season.
“With one event under our belts, we are all very excited about this year,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “We are happy to be included in the GolfWeek rankings at No. 12. We will play against most of teams in the rankings throughout the year as the strength of our schedule will be very strong again this season. Our girls are looking forward to competing against the best teams in the nation which is one of the cornerstones of our program.”
Florida State is one of the most experienced teams in the nation who will look to play in the NCAA Championship tournament for the 13th consecutive season. A core group of four seniors leads a talented squad of players who have played in more than 100 career matches and 300 career rounds. The Seminoles will be led by seniors Kim and Morgane Metraux and Kayla Jones as well as sophomore Amanda Doherty. Freshman Kathleen Sumner made her Seminole debut with a 19th place finish at the Ocean Course Invitational.
Florida State will defend its tournament title at the Schooner Fall Classic (Sept. 23-25) in its next event. The event is sponsored by the Toby and Tricia Keith Foundation and benefits pediatric cancer patients.
GolfWeek Preseason Top-30