Florida State Women's Golf - 2017 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Golf - 2017 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Amy Bond, Head Coach
Robert Duck, Assistant Coach, Player Development
Mary Michael Maggio, Assistant Coach

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2016-17 Women's Golf


2017 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Amanda Doherty, 5-1, Atlanta, GA

Ashley Mangan, 5-7, Clermont

Sandra Salonen, 5-6, Espoo, Finland


2017 Roster - By Name

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T                                  PY
R Name                  Hgt   Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* Anna Sophia Bohmer    5-5   Sr   ***  Cali, Colombia (Montverde Academy)
  Sherrell Buckley      5-6   Sr        Weston (Cypress Bay)
* Matilda Castren       5-7   Sr   ***  Espoo, Finland (Haukilahden Urheilulukio)
* Amanda Doherty        5-1   Fr        Atlanta, GA (The Galloway School)
  Lexie Flerlage        5-5   Jr        Venice (Venice)
  Dominika Gradecka     5-8   So   *    Oborniki Slaskie, Poland (High School No. 10)
* Lydia Gumm            5-8   Sr   ***  Radcliff, KY (North Hardin)
* Kayla Jones           5-2   Jr   **   Milton, GA (Milton)
  Ashley Mangan         5-7   Fr        Clermont (Lake Highland Prep)
* Kim Metraux           5-7   Jr   **   Lausanne, Switzerland (Gymnase de Chamblandes)
* Morgane Metraux       5-8   Jr   **   Lausanne, Switzerland (Gymnase Auguste Piccard)
  Sandra Salonen        5-6   Fr        Espoo, Finland (Makelanrinne)

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Castren And Metraux Named All-Americans By WGCA.

May 24, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida State golfers Matilda Castren and Morgane Metraux, who helped lead the Seminoles to the nation's No. 1 ranking during the 2016-17 season, have earned All-American Honorable Mention Honors as awarded by the Women's Golf Coaches Association. With two selections to the All-American teams, the Seminoles were one of only nine teams in the nation with multiple players named to the First, Second and Honorable Mention teams for the 2016-17 season.

Florida State is one only four teams in the ACC who had at least one player named to the All-American teams and was joined by only Wake Forest of the ACC with two players who earned All-American honors. The Seminoles had a school record and ACC-leading four players named to the All-ACC team earlier this month.

The selections of Castren and Metraux to the All-American teams by the WGCA marks the first time in school history the Seminoles have had multiple players earn All-America honors in the same as year as awarded by the sports' national governing body.

"Our team enjoyed a historical season and to have two players earn All-American honors makes it even more special,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “It's the first time we have had two players earn All-American honors in the same season and I am extremely proud and happy for Matilda and Morgane. We are all proud of Matilda for being a two-time All-American and are really excited to see what Morgane can accomplish as a senior.”

For Castren (Espoo, Finland) it marks the second time in her career that she has been named an All-American by the WGCA. She is just the second player in school history to be named to the All-American team multiple times in school history.

Castren, who graduated from Florida State on May 6, 2017 with a degree in International Affairs, set the school record for lowest career stroke average -- 72.52 -- during her four-year varsity career (2014-17). She earned All-American Second-Team honors by the WGCA in 2014 and All-American Honorable Mention by the WGCA in 2017. Castren is a three-time All-ACC selection (2014, 2016 and 2017) who is one of only three players in school history to earn All-ACC honors at least three times as a Seminole. She is the Seminoles' all-time leader with seven career individual victories.

As a senior in 2017, Castren became the Seminoles' all-time leader with seven individual victories with her individual championship at the Clemson Invitational. She finished under par in three of eight events and finished in the top 11 in eight of the of the Seminoles' 12 events. Castren helped lead Florida State to a school record six victories (three in the fall of 2016 and three in the spring of 2017) tied her career best for a single round with a 7 under par 65 in earning medalist honors at the Clemson Invitational.

Castren averaged 72.06 stokes in 35 rounds during 12 events as a senior.

“I'd like to thank my coaches and teammates for helping me become an All-American in my senior season,” said Castren. “I'll always remember my time at Florida State as the most special period in my life. I am grateful to our coaches, my teammates and Florida State Athletics for making everything possible for me. I have learned so much during my career and I want to thank Coach Bond and her staff for the opportunity to become a better person and a better golfer. My teammates will be my best friends forever and I will be a Seminole for life.”

Metraux, who returns to lead a powerful Seminole lineup for the 2017-18 season, earned All-American honors in 2017 for the first time in her career. She averaged a career-low 72.26 strokes in 12 events and earned All-ACC honors for the second time in her career as a junior. Metraux led the Seminoles with a career-high three individual victories and a career-high six top 10 finishes during the fall 2016 and spring 2017 seasons.

Metraux earned under par individual scores in seven of 12 matches as a junior and was the ACC Golfer of the Month in February. Her score vs. par (-14) in winning the Dickson Intercollegiate is the school record score vs. par. Metraux carded a career low tying single round score of 66 in the second round of the Dickson Intercollegiate – an event she won to earn her third career individual championship.

“To be named an All-American is a huge honor” said Metraux. “I worked hard this year and this honor shows that my hard work paid off. To have two players named to the All-American team shows where our program is nationally. It's icing on the cake for our team after having such a great year.”

Florida State's WGCA All-Americans
Nadia Ste-Marie, 1st Team. 1989
Karen Stupples, 2nd Team, 1995
Kristin Tamulis, HM, 2003
Caroline Westrup, 1st Team, 2006
Caroline Westrup, 1st Team, 2007
Caroline Westrup, 2nd Team, 2008
Maria Salinas, HM, 2012
Matilda Castren, 2nd Team, 2014
Matilda Castren, HM, 2017
Morgane Metraux, HM, 2017

WGCA First Team All-Americans
Kristen Gillman, Freshman, University of Alabama
August Kim, Senior, Purdue University
Cheyenne Knight, Sophomore, University of Alabama
Jennifer Kupcho, Sophomore, Wake Forest University
Andrea Lee, Freshman, Stanford University
Leona Maguire, Junior, Duke University
Linnea Strom, Sophomore, Arizona State University
Maddie Szeryk, Junior, Texas A&M University
Maria Torres, Senior, University of Florida
Monica Vaughn, Junior, Arizona State University
Lilia Vu, Sophomore, UCLA

WGCA Second Team All-Americans
Katelyn Dambaugh, Senior, University of South Carolina
Casey Danielson, Senior, Stanford University
Martina Edberg, Senior, California State University, Fullerton
Haylee Harford, Sophomore, Furman University
Hannah Kim, Junior, Northwestern University
Amy Lee, Junior, Baylor University
Haley Moore, Sophomore, University of Arizona
Pimnipa Panthong, Freshman, Kent State University
Lauren Stephenson, Sophomore, University of Alabama
Albane Valenzuela, Freshman, Stanford University
Elodie Van Dievoet, Sophomore, University of Michigan
Dewi Weber, Sophomore, University of Miami

WGCA Honorable Mention All-Americans
Matilda Castren, Senior, Florida State University
Morgane Metraux, Junior, Florida State University
Sarah Burnham, Junior, Michigan State University
Mariel Galdiano, Freshman, UCLA
Kelly Grassel, Senior, University of Florida
Jillian Hollis, Sophomore, University of Georgia
My Leander, Senior, San Jose State University
Harang Lee, Senior, University of Georgia
Olivia Mehaffey, Freshman, Arizona State University
Victoria Morgan, Senior, University of Southern California
Ainhoa Olarra, Junior, University of South Carolina
Sophia Schubert, Junior, University of Texas
Sierra Sims, Senior, Wake Forest University
Robynn Ree, Sophomore, University of Southern California
Bailey Tardy, Sophomore, University of Georgia
Taylor Tomlinson, Junior, University of Florida
Alex White, Senior, Brigham Young University


2017 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Matilda Castren          Golf Week - 3rd Team All-American
                         Women's Golf Coaches Association - All-American - Honorable Mention

Morgane Metraux          Golf Week - 3rd Team All-American
                         Women's Golf Coaches Association - All-American - Honorable Mention

All-Americans -  2

2017 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
09/25
Ref
N
SCHOONER FALL CLASSIC
September 24-25, 2016, Norman, Ok
1st Place
10/04
Ref
N
COUGAR FALL CLASSIC
October 2-4, 2016, Hanahan, SC
4th Place
10/10
Ref
N
JIM WEST CHALLENGE
October 9-10, 2016, The Woodlands, Tx
1st Place
10/25
Ref
N
CARDINAL CUP
October 23-25, 2016, Simpsonville, Ky
1st Place
01/30
Ref
N
FLORIDA CHALLENGE
Lecanto, Fl
2nd Place
02/12
Ref
H
FLORIDA STATE MATCH-UP
February 10-12, 2017
1st Place
02/28
Ref
N
THE DICKSON
February 27-28, 2017, The Woodlands, Tx
1st Place
03/19
Ref
N
NOTRE DAME CLOVER CUP
March 17-19, 2017, Meza, Az
3rd Place
04/02
Ref
N
CLEMSON INVITATIONAL
March 31-April 2, 2017, Sunset, SC
1st Place
04/07
Ref
H
FLORIDA W 3-2
04/15
Ref
N
ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 13-15, 2017, Pawleys Island, SC
2nd Place
04/29
Ref
N
DUKE
Northwestern Women's Golf Quad Match, Glencoe, Il
L 1-4
05/10
Ref
N
NCAA COLUMBUS REGIONAL
May 8-10, 2017, Columbus, Oh
3rd Place
05/22
Ref
N
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
May 19-22, 2017, Sugar Grove, Il
20th Place
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS    1- 1     1- 0     0- 0     0- 1


2017 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  DUKE                  859
 2  FLORIDA STATE         868
 3  MIAMI                 874
 4  NORTH CAROLINA        876
 5  CLEMSON               877
 6  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  888
 7  LOUISVILLE            890
 8  VIRGINIA              896
 9t BOSTON COLLEGE        901
 9t NOTRE DAME            901
11  VIRGINIA TECH         916
12  WAKE FOREST           931

2017 EOY Stats

Name Tournaments Rounds Par Low Strokes Wins Top10 Ave ======================================================================== Matilda Castren 12 35 21 65 2,522 2 6 72.06 Morgane Metraux 12 35 21 66 2,529 3 6 72.26 Lydia Gumm 12 35 16 67 2,551 0 6 72.89 Kim Metraux 12 35 11 65 2,570 0 4 73.43 Amanda Doherty 12 35 12 66 2,599 0 3 74.26 Kayla Jones 2 5 1 71 374 0 0 74.80 Anna Sophia Bohmer 2 5 1 72 380 0 0 76.00 Lexie Flerlage 1 3 0 73 237 0 0 79.00

SCHOONER FALL CLASSIC, 1st place
09/25/2016, September 24-25, 2016, Norman, Ok

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Women's Golf Leads Schooner Fall Classic.
September 24, 2016

NORMAN, OK – 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.”

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.


Seminoles, Metraux Win Schooner Fall Classic.

September 25, 2016

NORMAN, OK – Florida State junior Morgane Metraux finished in first place in the individual standings and the No. 17 Seminole women’s golf team finished in first place in the team standings as play in the Schooner Fall Classic at the Belmar Golf Club came to a close. Metraux established a program record for a three-round tournament score with a 201 total and the Seminoles set a program record with an 829 team score in claiming the fourth team championship under head coach Amy Bond. The Seminoles 23 stroke under par victory also established a record for the Schooner Fall Classic.

"Wow,” said Bond. “I am so proud of every member of our team. This was a much harder day with the wind and a little bit of rain. I am so proud of the way they battled though the elements. We won each day and that is something we are very excited about. They executed their game plans and did what they had to do to be successful.”

Florida State outdistanced No. 6 Alabama by 12 strokes in the team competition as all four of its counting scores came in at under par for the second time in school history. The Seminoles outdistanced No. 20 Texas A&M (sixth place) by 41 strokes and finished 45 strokes ahead of No. 22 Iowa State (ninth place) in winning for the second time during the 2016 calendar year after winning the Florida State Match-Up tournament in February. Florida State has now won two of their last nine and three of their last 13 events since September of 2015.

Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) won her first collegiate individual championship with a number of extremely impressive statistics. She carded her career-best 66 in the final round, finished with a career-best 201 total for a three-round tournament, finished with a career-best minus 12 strokes under par, earned her second career top-five finish, carded three scores in the 60’s for the first time as a Seminole, finished as Florida State’s leader for the fifth time, tied her career best scores for a first round score (68), a second round score (67) and set her personal record for a third round score.

Metraux defeated Alice Hewson of Clemson by two strokes as she carved out her masterpiece in the third and final round of the event. She carded five birdies (to bring her total to 15 for the tournament), one eagle (to bring her total to two for the tournament) and was never above par in the final round. Following birdies on her first two holes and an eagle on her final hole, she was as many as five strokes under par in finishing with a score of 66. Metraux played 47 of her 54 holes under par and averaged 67.00 strokes in her three rounds.

“My round couldn’t have started any better,” said Metraux. After holing my birdie on one, I drove the green on two. I think starting well early made the difference. My putting certainly gave me the win this week. I holed a lot of putts inside 15 feet and a couple of longer ones, too. I am so proud of the team. We all battled so hard in tough conditions. Winning by such a large margin over some good teams says a lot about this team.”

Senior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) finished in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings with a score of 69 in the final round. She finished the event with a career-low 206 tournament score (tied for the third best in program history). Gumm tied her career best for a single round score with a 68 in the second round, set a personal best for a three-round tournament score (201), a personal best for a three-round score vs. par (minus seven), earned her third career top five finish (tied for fourth), and tied her personal bests for second round score (68) and a third round score (69).

Gumm was impressive in the third round as she carded three birdies and 17 holes scored at par or better. She was never above par, was as many as two strokes under par and punctuated her score with a birdie on the 18th hole to finish with three scores in the 60’s for the first time in her Seminole career.

“Today was a challenge because of the wind,” said Gumm. We were able to dig deep and play well as a team. The energy on our team is so positive and that means everything. I am so proud of this group and I excited to see what our team can do this season."

Junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings with a three-round total of 210. She carded a 72 in the final round to mark her third consecutive scores at 73 or less in the event. During the event Kim Metraux tied the school record with a career low 65 in the first round, set a personal best with a 138 for her first 36 holes, set a personal three-round tournament best with a 210, earned her seventh career top-10 finish and set personal bests for a first round score (65).

Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) finished in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings with a score of 73 in the third and final round. She carded scores of 68-71-73 for a 212 total – tied for the fourth best tournament score of her career. Castren tied her career best for a first round score with a 68 in Saturday’s first round. Freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) finished in a tie for 52nd place in her first career event.

Seminole Notes: The tournament victory for Amy Bond was her fourth as Florida State’s head coach…she also led the Seminoles to tournament championships at the 2014 Web.com/Marsh Landing Invitational, the 2016 Jacksonville Classic and the 2016 Florida State Match-Up…the win was Bond’s 10th as a head coach (six at Princeton and four at Florida State)…Bond led Princeton to wins at the 2007 and 2008 Princeton Invitational, the 207 and 2008 Georgetown Hoya Invitational, the 2007 Yale Fall Intercollegiate, the 2008 Penn State Nittany Lion Invitational, the 2009 ECAC Championships and the 2009 Rare-EE Invitational…Florida State’s score of 270 in the first round of the 2016 Schooner Fall Classic set a score record for lowest score and tied the school record for score vs. par (-14)…the Seminoles shot a 274 (-14) in the first round of the Jacksonville Classic on September 28, 2015…the course at the Marsh Landing Country Club in Jacksonville played at a par 72…the course at the Belmar Golf Club in the 2016 Schooner Fall Classic played at a par 71…Florida State counted four scores below par in the first round of the Schooner Fall Classic (Kim Metraux, -6; Morgane Metraux, -3; Matilda Castren, -3 and Lydia Gumm, -2) and counted four scores under par in the first round of the Jacksonville Classic (Castren, -3; Kim Metraux, -5; Kayla Jones, -5 and Gumm, -1)…In winning her first individual championship, Morgane Metraux finished with three scores in the 60’s for the first time in her career…it marked the first time a Seminole had finished with three scores in the 60’s in an event since Matilda Castren won the individual championship at the spring 2014 Web.com /Marsh Landing Invitational with scores of 69-66-69…Castren finished with a school record 204 total in winning her second career individual tournament championship…Lydia Gumm also finished with three scores in the 60’s to mark the first time in school history two players had carded three scores in the 60’s in the same tournament.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Best Tournament Scores In School History                                                                                                                                                         
Rank, Player, Tournament, Season, Total                                                                                                                                                                 
1. Morgane Metraux, Schooner Fall Classic, Fall 2016, 201                                                                                                                                               
2. Matilda Castren, Marsh Landing Invit., Spring 2014, 204                                                                                                                                              
3. Lydia Gumm, Schooner Fall Classic, Fall 2016, 206                                                                                                                                                    
   Caroline Westrup, Cougar Fall Classic, Fall 2008, 206                                                                                                                                                
   Maria Salinas, Gator Invit., Spring 2012, 206                                                                                                                                                        
   Matilda Castren, Florida State Match-Up, Spring 2014, 206                                                                                                                                            
7. Caroline Westrup, NCAA East Regional, Spring 2007, 208                                                                                                                                               
   Alex Milan, Marsh Landing Invit., Spring 2014, 208
4th Annual Schooner Fall Classic/Par 71/Sept. 24-26, 2016 Belmar Golf Club/Norman, Okla./Final Team Results 1-Florida State 270+279+280=829 T6-LSU 291+288+292=871 2-Alabama 275+282+284=841 T6-Texas A&M 293+296+281=870 3-Clemson 281+285+283=849 9-Iowa State 294+286+294=874 4-Oklahoma 283+285+284=852 10-Texas State 294+294+300=888 5-Kent State 292+284+282=858 11-Mississippi State 298+298+298=894 T6-Notre Dame 283+294+290=871 12-Kansas 295+303+294=894
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Morgane Metraux              1     68    67    66    201
Lydia Gumm                   4t    69    68    69    206
Kim Metraux                  8t    65    73    72    210
Matilda Castren             12t    68    71    73    212
Amanda Doherty              52t    73    78    78    229

COUGAR FALL CLASSIC, 4th place
10/04/2016, October 2-4, 2016, Hanahan, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Castren Leads Women's Golf At Cougar Classic.

October 02, 2016

HANAHAN, SC – Senior Matilda Castren is in a tie for third place in the individual standings, and the No. 2 ranked Florida State women’s golf team is in eighth place in the team standings after the first of three rounds at the 14th Annual Cougar Fall Classic at the Yeamans Hall Club. The Seminoles finished with a below par team score for the fourth consecutive round and are eight strokes behind Furman as they play for their second consecutive team championship. Florida State win the team championship at last week’s Schooner Fall Classic.

Florida State was one of seven teams to finish under par in the first round. The Seminoles trail No. 14 Furman, the first-round leader, by eight strokes. The Paladins have three players in the top five of the team standings while Florida State has one player in the top five and two in the top 25 of the individual standings. Castren is tied for third in the individual standings with Michaela Owen of Auburn and Antonia Eberhard of Wake Forest. Sierra Sims of Wake Forest is the individual leader with a 6-under par score of 66. Haylee Harford of Furman is in second place with an 18-hole total of 67.

“Anytime you put together an under par round of golf, it’s a good day,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We did not get off to the best of starts but we fought our way back to finish under par. There is a lot of golf ahead and we are looking forward to tomorrow.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland) shot her second consecutive opening round of 68 with the help of five birdies and 17 holes scored at par or better. She carded two birdies on her the front nine and three on the back nine. Castren closed her round at 2-under par over her last seven holes after the only blemish, a bogey, came on her second hole of the back nine. She was never over par during the round and was as many as four strokes under par on the day.

“I hit the ball well today and gave myself a lot of birdie opportunities,” said Castren. “Altogether, it was a pretty good day. I am happy about my scores and excited to play better tomorrow. I am also happy for all of the girls on our team; we all battled to the end and finished with a strong team score.”

Castren, who earned All-American honors as a sophomore, has started the fall season of her senior season with three of four rounds scored at par or better. She has come within two strokes of tying her career best with scores of 68 in the opening rounds of the fall-season opening School and Cougar Fall Classic events.

Junior Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland), who won her first career individual championship last weekend, carded a 1-under par score of 71 and is in a tie for 20th place in the individual standings. She carded four birdies and 15 holes at par or better in the opening round of the Cougar Fall Classic. Metraux closed her round with two birdies over the course of her last five holes to finish under par for her fifth consecutive collegiate round. She carded a 71 in the final round of the 2016 NCAA Championship Finals, three consecutive scores in the 60s in the Schooner Fall Classic (68-67-66) and her 71 on Sunday.

Morgane Metraux is averaging a career-low 68.00 strokes after her first four rounds of the fall season.

Senior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) is in a tie for 39th place in the individual standings with a 1-over par score of 73. She played her best golf at the end of the round with three consecutive birdies on holes 16, 17 and 18 and was three under par on her final seven holes of the round with four birdies. All four of her birdies during the round came over the course of her final seven holes.

Junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished with a scored 74 while freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) carded a 75.

Seminole Notes: Florida State finished the round with a 2-under par team score of 286 – the fourth consecutive round this fall that they have finished under par as a team…senior Lydia Gumm played in her 100th career round as a Seminole in the first round of the Cougar Classic…senior All-America Matilda Castren has carded scores of 68 in the first round of both of Florida State’s first two fall events…for Castren, 68 is her best first round score of her career – she had scored 68 in the first round of the Florida State Match-Up in the spring of 2014 (she won the individual championship), the first round of the Schooner Classic in the fall of 2016 and in the first round of the Cougar Classic in the fall of 2016…with her score of 68 in the first round of the Cougar Classic, Castren lowered her program record career stroke average to 72.58…


Women's Golf In Sixth At Cougar Classic.

October 03, 2016

HANAHAN, SC -- Led by senior Matilda Castren and junior Morgane Metraux, who are both tied for 11th in the individual standings, the No. 2 Seminole women’s golf team moved into sixth place in the team standings after two rounds of play in the Cougar Fall Classic at the Yeamans Hall Club. Metraux carded a 1-under par score of 70 while Castren finished with a 1-over par score of 73 in the second round to help the Seminoles improve their team standing by two places with one round remaining to be played in the 54-hole event.

Furman continued to lead the team standings and enters the final round with a one stroke lead over North Carolina. The Tar Heels shot the best team round of the day to cut into to the Paladins’ lead. The Seminoles are one stroke behind fifth-placed Michigan and 13 strokes behind Furman. Sierra Sims of Wake Forest shot a second round 69 and is tied for the lead in the individual race with a 9-under par total of 135. She shares the lead entering the final round with Natalie Srinivasan of Furman who shot a 66 in the second round. Castren and Metraux of Florida State are six shots behind the leaders.

“We didn’t have our best stuff today but what managed to turn it around over the last five or six holes to shoot another under par round,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We have an opportunity to come out tomorrow and shoot another good round and we are excited to be able to play again.”

The Seminoles were led in the second round by a pair of golfers – Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) and freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) who both carded 2-under par scores of 70. Metraux is in a tie for 11th in the team standings while Doherty improved her individual standing by 41 places with her play in the second round and is now in a tie for 31st place.

Metraux carded one eagle, two birdies and 17 holes at par or better in carding her sixth consecutive under par score. She has carded each of her first five scores of the fall 2016 season and her final score of the spring 2016 season below par. Metraux carded her sixth career eagle on the par five hole No. 15 to move her to two under par for the round. She was minus three strokes under par over her final 14 holes of the second round.

Metraux is a total of 15 strokes under par in her first five rounds and two events of the fall season. She finished at a personal best 12 strokes under par in winning the fall season-opening Schooner Fall Classic.

Doherty, who is playing in her second career event as a Seminole, began the day in a tie for 72nd place and closed the day in a tie for 31st place. She carded a team-high four birdies and was never above par during only her fifth career collegiate round. In addition to her four birdies, she carded 12 holes at par and scored only two birdies during the round. Doherty played her final 12 holes of the round at two under par with two birdies and 10 more holes scored at par.

“I was more focused on my targets and keeping myself self out of trouble today as compared to yesterday,” said Doherty. “I feel good going into the last round knowing what I have to focus ion to play well.”

Doherty is tied for team lead (with Castren) after two rounds with seven total birdies.

Castren finished the second round with a 1-over par 73 and has a two-day total of 141. She played outstanding golf on her back nine as she played her final seven holes of the afternoon at two under par with two birdies and five holes played at par. Castren is just one stroke outside of the top 10 as she plays for her school record 19th career top-10 finish.

Senior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) continued her strong start to the fall season as she carded an even par 72 in the second round and is in a tie for 30th place in the individual standings. She was two-under par on the back nine with an eagle, two birdies and four holes scored at par. Gumm’s eagle on hole No. 15 was the second of her collegiate career. She has carded four of her first five scores of the fall at par or better and is averaging a career-low 70.20 strokes in the first two events of the season.

Seminole Notes: Florida State carded a 3-under par team score of 285 in the second round of the Cougar Classic and has carded a below par team score in each of its five rounds this season (all three at the Schooner Fall Classic and the first two at the Cougar Fall Classic)...the Seminoles are averaging 280.00 strokes per round as a team through the first five rounds of the season…freshman Amanda Doherty led the Seminoles with four birdies in the second round and is tied for the team lead in the Cougar Classic with senior Matilda Castren – both with a total of seven birdies…each of the five players who have played in the first two tournaments of the season have carded at least one round below par…Morgane Metraux leads the team with four of her six rounds scored below par…The Seminoles have combined to shoot nine of their first 25 rounds of the year in the 60’s…


Women's Golf Finishes 4th At Cougar Classic.

October 04, 2016

HANAHAN, SC – Senior All-American Matilda Castren shot a 71 in the final round and finished in a tie for 11th in the individual standings, and the No. 2 ranked Seminole women’s golf team finished in fourth place in the team standings as play in the 14th Annual Cougar Fall Classic at the Yeamans Hall Club Came to a close. It marked the 20th time in Castren’s 34-tournament career as a Seminole that she finished as Florida State’s leader in an event.

Florida State finished the three-round event with a 4-under par team score of 284. It marked the sixth consecutive round this fall (all three rounds in the Schooner Fall Classic and all three in Cougar Fall Classic) that the Seminoles have finished with a below par team score. The Seminoles are a total of 31 strokes under par with three of their five players averaging below par scores for the first two events of the season.

North Carolina won the team title shooting a three-round and new tournament-low 838 (-26). It marked the Tar Heels’ second all-time Cougar Classic title. North Carolina’s Kelly Whaley claimed individual medalist honors shooting 11-under par for the tournament, while South Carolina’s Katelyn Dambaugh was runner-up shooting 10-under.

"We got better each round in this tournament and finished under par for the second straight event which I am very proud of,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We had a great finish today which jumped us up to fourth place in the individual standings. We didn’t play our best golf this week but we took what the course gave us and earned a top-four finish.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland) completed her second of three under par rounds in the event as she played nearly flawless golf throughout the round. She carded two birdies and 17 holes scored at par or better to finish at 1-under par. She played only one hole over par and was never above par over the course of her 18 holes. Castren was one stroke under par on her first 11 holes and one stroke under par on her final six holes.

Castren finished in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings as she earned the 23rd top 20 finish of her career. She has now finished in the top 12 in both of the Seminoles’ fall events. Castren finished with a team-high tying 10 birdies in the 54 holes played during the tournament.

“It was a battle today but I fought hard to finish my round under par,” said Castren. “I’m so proud of my teammates for finishing well because they helped us climb up the leader board to fourth place. We did not have our best games this week but we finished well which will give us momentum going into next weekend at Texas State.”

Junior Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for 19th place in the individual standings with a 1-under par total of 215. She carded a 74 in the final round and finished the event with two of three rounds scored below par. Morgane Metraux has finished under par in both of the Seminoles’ fall events and is a total of five strokes below par for the season.

Senior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) finished in a tie for 22nd place in the individual standings. She finished with a 1-under par 71 in the third round and an even par 216 total for the tournament. Gumm has finished both of Florida State’s early season events at par or better and is seven strokes under par for the season. She is at even par in her last three collegiate events including the 2016 NCAA Championship Finals (+7 over par), the fall 2016 season-opening Schooner Fall Classic (-7 under par) and the Cougar Fall Classic (even par).

Gumm earned the shot of the day for the Seminoles as she carded an eagle on hole No. 15 for the second consecutive day. She has now carded three eagles as a Seminole with two coming in the 2016 Cougar Fall Classic.

“I was a good hole for me,” said Gumm. “Today I hit a good drive, hit a hybrid 3 to about 12 feet and made the putt.”

Junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) played the best round of the day for the Seminoles as she carded a 2-under par score of 70. She carded five birdies and 15 holes scored at par or better to finish with a 223 total. She has now carded three of her six rounds in the first two events of the fall season at par or better.

Freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga) played the best golf of her young Seminole career in the last two days. She finished the event with an even par 72 in the third round and a 2-under par total of 142 over her final 36 holes. Doherty finished with a career best 1-over par score of 217 and in a tied for 27th place in the individual standings. She improved her score by 12 strokes and her individual placement by 25 spots in the standings from the Schooner Fall Classic to the Cougar Fall Classic.

Seminole Notes: Florida State has carded its first six rounds of the fall 2016 under par and averages 280.7 strokes per round…the Seminoles are a total of 31 strokes under par for the first six rounds of the season…three of Florida State’s players (Morgane Metraux, 69.33; Lydia Gumm, 70.33 and Matilda Castren, 70.67) have below par averages through the first six rounds of the 2016 fall season…Lydia Gumm (two eagles) and Morgane Metraux (one) combined for three eagles during the Cougar Fall Classic – all three came on the same hole (Hole No. 15)…as individuals, Florida State has carded six of 15 rounds under par and eight of 15 rounds at par or better during the fall 2016 Cougar Fall Classic…three Seminoles (Matilda Castren, -4, Morgane Metraux, -1 and Lydia Gumm, Even) finished at even par or better in the Cougar Fall Classic…In the first two events of the season, four different players (Morgane Metraux, 2; Matilda Castren, 2; Lydia Gumm, 2; Kim Metraux 1) have finished with even or under par tournament scores.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
14TH Annual Cougar Fall Classic/Par 72                                                                                                                                                                  
Yeamans Hall Club/Hanahan, S.C./Oct. 2-4, 2016/Final Team Scores                                                                                                                                        
 1  North Carolina         281+278+279=838   12  Wisconsin              301+288+288=877                                                                                                                 
 2  Furman                 278+280+288=846   13  Maryland               292+290+298=880                                                                                                                 
 3  Wake Forest            282+285+284=851   14t NC State               285+299+297=881                                                                                                                 
 4  Florida State          286+285+284=855   14t Mississippi State      296+294+291=881                                                                                                                 
 5  Central Florida        284+283+289=856   16  Penn State             291+294+297=882                                                                                                                 
 6  Michigan               285+285+293=863   17  Clemson                293+302+294+889                                                                                                                 
 7t South Carolina         288+286+295=869   18  Coastal Carolina       302+291+297=890                                                                                                                 
 7t Auburn                 284+292+293=869   19t College of Charleston  302+296+299=987                                                                                                                 
 9  Arkansas               293+288+290=871   19t Indiana                301+297+299=897                                                                                                                 
10  Louisville             289+288+295=872   21  Charleston Southern    298+296+303=900                                                                                                                 
11  Chattanooga            291+294+289=874                                                                                                                                                              
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Matilda Castren             11t    68    73    71    212
Morgane Metraux             19t    71    70    74    215
Lydia Gumm                  22t    73    72    71    216
Amanda Doherty              27t    75    70    72    217
Kim Metraux                 62t    74    79    70    223

JIM WEST CHALLENGE, 1st place
10/10/2016, October 9-10, 2016, The Woodlands, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Castren, Women's Golf In First At Jim West Challenge.

October 9, 2016

THE WOODLANDS, TX – Senior All-American Matilda Castren is in first place in the individual standings, and the No. 4 ranked Seminole women’s golf team is in first place in the team standings after two rounds of the Jim West Challenge on the Carlton Woods Creekside Course. Castren tied the school record for a single round as she carded a 7-under par 65 and the Seminoles finished with an under par team score of 281 in the second round – the eighth consecutive round this fall they have finished under par. The Seminoles hold an eight stroke lead over Kent State and Texas with one round of the event remaining to be played.

Florida State posted the best team score of the first round (280) and was tied for the tournament lead (with Texas) with second round score of 281. The Seminoles have an eight stroke advantage heading into Monday’s third and final round as they work to win their second tournament of the fall. Florida State won the season-opening Schooner Fall Classic and finished fourth at last week’s Cougar Fall Classic.

Castren, who totaled seven birdies in tying the school record with her second round 65, holds a three stroke lead over Thanya Pattamakijsakul of Texas A&M and Julienne Soo of Oklahoma. Pattamakijsakul and Soo carded identical scores of 137. Castren has a two-round total of 134 – the best score of her Seminole career for 36 holes. She will play for the school-record sixth individual win of her career on Monday.

“Our players played well on a really good golf course today,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We took want the course gave us, made a lot of birdies and put ourselves in a good position entering the third round. We need to take care of business and see what tomorrow has in store for use at the end.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland) carded a 69 in the first round and her record tying score of 65 in the second round for her 134 total. She became the third player in school history to card a 65 and the second Seminole this season to tie the school record. Seminole All-American Kris Tamulis totaled a 65 in the second round of the 2003 ACC Tournament and Kim Metraux totaled a 65 in the first round of the Schooner Fall Classic on Sept. 24, 2016.

Castren played extraordinary golf in the second round with seven birdies and 11 holes played at par. She did not card a single hole above par during the second round. Castren carded five consecutive birdies on holes 11 through 15 to move into the individual lead. She was seven strokes under par over her final four holes of the afternoon.

“I played my wedges very well and made a lot of putts,” said Castren. “I hit my shots close to the hole so it was easier to make more birdies. I felt confident and calm about my game – two feelings which I haven’t had in a long time. I am so proud of our entire team for putting together such good rounds of golf and for putting us in a good position entering the final round.”

Castren finished the day with a team-high 11 birdies – four in the first round and seven in the second round.

Junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) is in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings with a two-round total of 141. She carded a 4-under par score of 68 in the first round and closed the day with a 73. She carded the second eagle of her Florida State career on the hole No. 5 in the second round. Metraux’s eagle took her under par on her third hole of the round where she remained for the majority of the round.

“The course is really nice and in great shape,” said Kim Metraux. “I enjoyed playing this course today. My long game was very good all day – I holed my eagle with a seven iron on the fifth hole. My putting was solid, too, as I made a lot of putts in the first round. We are all looking forward to tomorrow, our team is playing very well at this time.”

Freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) played the best golf of her short Seminole career with scores of 70-72 for a two round total of 142. She enters the third round ranked third among her Seminole teammates and tied for 13th in the overall individual standings. Doherty tied her career low with a 70 in the first round – the second time in her first seven career that she finished with a 70 and set her career best with a 142 for the first 36 holes of the event.

Doherty totaled nine birdies on the day – five in the first round and four in the second.

Junior Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) is in a tie for 16th in the individual standings and senior Lydia Gumm has a 150 total for the first two rounds. Metraux carded a 1-under par 71 the second round thanks to five birdies.

Seminole Notes: Florida State shot an 8-under par 280 team score in the first round and a 7-under par team score in the second round of the Jim West Challenge – the school-record seventh and eighth consecutive rounds under par round to begin its fall season…Kim Metraux (minus four), Matilda Castren (minus three) and Amanda Doherty (minus 2) all finished under par in the first round – marking the second consecutive round and third time this fall (in seven round) that at least three Seminoles have finished with under par scores in a single round so far this season…the Seminoles have earned at least two under par individual rounds in each of their first eight events of the fall season…Florida State entered the 2016 Jim West Challenge with a 28-3 overall record in its first two events…the Seminoles are 6-2 against teams in the top 25 and 12-3 against teams in the top 50 of the GolfWeek Women’s Team Collegiate rankings entering the Jim West Challenge…


Women's Golf, Castren Win Jim West Challenge.

October 10, 2016

THE WOODLANDS, TX – Senior Matilda Castren finished in first place in the individual standings for the school-record setting sixth time in her career, and the No. 4 Florida State women’s golf team finished in first place in the team standings for the second time this fall as play in the Jim West Challenge on the Carlton Woods Creekside Course came to a close. Castren held off a hard-charging Pimnipa Panthong of Kent State by one stroke to win the individual championship while the Seminoles carded their ninth consecutive below par round to win the team championship over Kent State by seven strokes.

Castren won her school record sixth individual championship as she carded a three-round total of 203 with scores of 69-65-69. She tied the school record for a single round with her 65 in the second round, set a personal best for 36 holes at 134 in the first two rounds, established a personal best three-round tournament score at 203 and finished a personal best 13 strokes under par for the tournament. Castren defeated Panthong – who carded a 63 in the final round – by one stroke to win the championship. Castren earned a birdie on hole No. 17 and a par on hole No. 18 to pull in front on Panthong who carded 10 birdies on the day and pulled into a tie with Castren with a birdie on hole No. 16. Castren re-took the lead with a birdie on hole No. 17 and both players finished with a par on hole No. 18.

Florida State carded a 9-under par score of 279 in the third round to finish with a season-best 24-under par score of 840. The Seminoles and Kent State were the only two teams who finished with three team scores under par during the tournament. Florida State finished at eight under in the first round, seven under in the second round and nine under in the third round. The Seminoles have finished each of their first nine rounds of the fall under par and are a total of 56 strokes under par for the fall season.

“Each of our girls played a really good round of golf to win this tournament,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We are learning a lot each time we play. We are learning to play in the final group, we are learning how to play with a lead and we are learning how to keep a lead with a really, really good team like Kent State coming at you. We are doing a really good job of staying within ourselves right now.”

The win for Bond was her fifth as the Seminoles’ head coach and the 11th of her career.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) gained her school-record sixth individual win and her-school record 19th career top 10 finish while lowering her already school-record career stroke average to 72.42. She was below par of 53 of her 54 holes played in the tournament and led the Seminoles with 15 birdies during the tournament.

Castren was nearly flawless on for the third consecutive round on Monday. After a bogey on her first hole, she finished her final 17 holes at 4-under par with four birdies and 13 holes scored at par.

“I was hitting the ball well today but my putts weren’t dropping early on,” said Castren. “I stayed calm and patient. When I was on 16, Ducky (assistant coach Robert Duck) told me I was winning by one stroke so I had a feeling I was going to need one more birdie. Also I knew my best tournament total was minus 12 – I wanted the beat that. It turned out that minus 13 was just enough to claim the win.”

Freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) finished in a career-best tied for sixth place in the individual standings as she carded a career-best score of 69 in the final round. She finished with two of her three scores under par, all three of her scores at par or better, with her career-best tournament score of 211 and her career-best tournament scores vs. par of minus 5.

Doherty finished the third round with a 69 – her score included four birdies and 17 holes scored at par or better. She was as many as a four strokes under par in the third round. Doherty counted all three of her individual scores in the team score for the first time in her Seminole career.

Junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne Switzerland) finished in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings as she carded a 1-under par score of 71 in the third round. She finished with a 4-under par tournament score of 212 – the sixth time during her career that she has finished below par for a three-round tournament. Her 4-under par tournament score is the best score of her Florida State career vs. par. Kim Metraux is now a total of even par during the first three events of the fall season.

Junior Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings as she carded a 2-under par score of 70 in the third and final round of the event. She finished with a 2-under par score of 214 – the fifth time as a Seminole that she has finished under par. Morgane Metraux is a total of 15 strokes under par with three top 20 finishes and the individual championship at the Schooner Fall Classic in three events this fall.

Senior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) played her best golf of the tournament in the third round as she carded an even par score of 72 and finished with a 222 total for the event.

Seminole Notes: Florida State has now won as many tournament championships this fall (two) as it did during the entire 2015-16 season (two, Jacksonville Classic and Florida State Match-Up)…Florida State has now finished in the top five in 11 of its last 13 regular season events in the last two seasons…Florida State enters the Louisville Cup looking to win its third event of the year…the last time the Seminoles won three events in the same year was during the 2009-10 season (the Lady Wildcat Invitational, the Pinehurst Challenge and the Bryan National Collegiate)…Amy Bond has now led Florida State to five championships in seven season as the Seminoles head coach (Web.com/Marsh Landing Invitational, Spring 2014; Jacksonville Classic, Fall 2015; Florida State Match-Up, Spring 2016; Schooner Fall Classic, Fall 2016; Jim West Challenge, Fall 2016).

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Jim West Challenge/Par 72/ Oct. 9-10, 2016/Final Team Scores                                                                                                                                            
Carlton Woods Creekside Course/The Woodland, Texas                                                                                                                                                      
 1  Florida State      280+281+279=840    9  Notre Dame         282+294+296=872                                                                                                                         
 2  Kent State         286+286+278=847   10  Texas Christian    293+294+286=873                                                                                                                         
 3  Miami              290+292+271=853   11  Missouri           289+293+296=878                                                                                                                         
 4  Texas              288+289+288=857   12  Texas San Antonio  301+292+295=888                                                                                                                         
 5  Texas A&M          288+286+285+859   13  Jacksonville       292+303+295=890                                                                                                                         
 6  Oklahoma           284+292+286=862   14  Texas State        311+298+293=902                                                                                                                         
 7  Texas Tech         294+288+285=867   15  North Texas        310+302+298=910                                                                                                                         
 8  Houston            289+286+294=869                                                                                                                                                                  
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Matilda Castren              1     69    65    69    203
Amanda Doherty               6t    70    72    69    211
Kim Metraux                  8t    68    73    71    212
Morgane Metraux             15t    73    71    70    214
Lydia Gumm                  43t    74    76    72    222

CARDINAL CUP, 1st place
10/25/2016, October 23-25, 2016, Simpsonville, Ky

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Women's Golf In First At Cardinal Cup.

October 23, 2016

SIMPSONVILLE, KY – Florida State junior Morgane Metraux is in a tie for third place in the individual standings, and the No. 4 Seminole women’s golf team is in first place in the team standings after the first round of the 13th Annual Cardinal Cup at the University of Louisville Golf Club. The Seminoles are looking to win their third event of the fall season after already having won team championships at the Schooner Fall Classic and the Jim West Challenge. A victory at the Cardinal Cup would mark the first time since 1981, when the Seminoles won the A.I.A.W National Championship, that they had won more than two tournament championships in a single year.

With three players in the top 15 of the individual standings, the Seminoles lead Kentucky by one stroke and Wisconsin by two strokes in in the race for the team championship. Jordan Chael of Kentucky and Bing Singhsumalee of Illinois shot identical scores of 1-under par 71 and are tied for first in the individual standings. Chael and Singhsumalee were the only two golfers in the 93-player field who shot under par in the first round. Florida State’s Morgane Metraux and Dorthea Forbrigd of East Carolina are tied for third with 1-over par scores of 73.

Florida State is in first place after the first round of an event for the third time in its four fall matches. The Seminoles also led the Schooner Fall Classic and the Jim West Challenge after the first round in winning the team championships at those events. After finishing second to Louisville in 2015 at this event, the Seminoles are looking to break a four-year stranglehold on the team title by Louisville and win this event for the first time since its inception in 2002.

“The conditions were tough and the golf course didn’t play easy,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We didn’t play our best golf but I was proud of the way we hung in during the entire round. This was the first time this year we have played in cold and windy conditions. At times we played without conviction and second-guessed our club selections. We are looking forward to tomorrow because we have put ourselves in a position to put together another good tournament.”

Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) led the Seminoles and is in a tie for third place with a 1-over par score of 73. She carded a team-high tying four birdies and was one under par over her last seven holes of the afternoon. Metraux carded three birdies on her back nine to shoot 73 or better for the fourth consecutive round and for the ninth time in 10 rounds this fall. She is averaging a career-low 73.00 strokes in 10 rounds during four matches this fall.

“I hit the ball pretty well, was quite happy with my long game but struggled with the speed of the greens for the first 11 holes,” said Morgane Metraux. “I managed to come back with three birdies on the back nine. The conditions were very windy today but we all fought through it. I am very confident the next two days will be successful for the team.”

Metraux is playing for her second win of the fall season, the second win of her career and the fifth top-10 finish of her career.

Senior Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) is in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings as she totaled a 3-over par score of 75. She, too, carded four birdies (including three on her back nine) in finishing with an over par score for just the second time in 10 rounds this fall. Castren, who earned All-America honors as a sophomore in 2015, is Florida State’s second-leading golfer with a 70.20 stroke average in 10 rounds this fall.

Senior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.), who is playing just 45 minutes from her home and in front of a gallery of family and friends, is in a tie for 15th place with a 4-over par score of 76. She was even par on her back nine with two birdies and eight holes played at par or better.

Junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland), is in a tie for 18th place with a 5-over par score of 77. Her individual position in the top-20 of the individual standings made Florida State one of just two teams (also Wisconsin) with four players in the top 20 after the first round.

Seminole Notes: Florida State entered the Cardinal Cup as the highest ranked team in the tournament and one of six teams in the top 50 in the event…the Seminoles are one of two ACC tams ion the event – also Virginia Tech – in the 17-team tournament…four Seminoles – Matilda Castren (No. 18), Morgane Metraux (No. 25), Lydia Gumm (No. 88) and Kim Metraux (No. 94) – are ranked in the GolfWeek Top-100 for individual collegiate women to begin the tournament…Florida State’s 1981 A.I.A.W. National Championship team won team championships at the Lady Gator Invitational, the Lady Paladin Invitational, the Dick McGuire Invitational, the South Florida Invitational and the A.I.A.W National Championships…


Seminoles Remain In First At Cardinal Cup.

October 24, 2016

SIMPSONVILLE, KY – Florida State junior Morgane Metraux is in second place in the individual standings, and the No. 4 ranked Seminole women’s golf team is in first place in the team standings after the second of three rounds of the 13th Annual Cardinal Cup at the University of Louisville Golf Course. The Seminoles enter Tuesday’s final round with a five stroke lead over Wisconsin and a nine stroke lead over Kentucky as they play for their third tournament championship in four events this fall.

Florida State carded the best team score of the second round as it maintained its lead in the team standings. The Seminoles have four players in the top-10 of the individual standings and all four are within eight strokes of the individual leader. The Seminoles are the only team with four players in the top 10 of the individual standings. They completed a round in first place in the team standings in one of their four tournaments this fall for the eighth time in 11 rounds. Florida State has been in first place in the overall team standings throughout its last two events (five consecutive rounds).

Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) led the Seminoles for the second consecutive day as she carded a 1-under par score of 71. Her two-day total of 144 has her only one stroke behind the individual leader – Brooke Ferrell of Wisconsin. Metraux carded a team-leading four birdies on her way to her eighth round scored a par or better this fall. She was never more than one stroke over par and was as many as two strokes under par during the second round. Metraux played her final 11 holes at two strokes under par with three birdies and seven of her last eight holes scored at par.

Metraux begins her final round with an even par score of 144. She has finished each of her first three tournaments of the season below par and is a total of 15 strokes under par in her 11 rounds played this season. Metraux enters the final round of the Cardinal Cup looking to gain the second individual win of her career after earning medalist honors at the fall 2016 season-opening Schooner Fall Classic.

Senior Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) shot an even par score of 72 in the second round and is in fourth place in the individual standings with a two-round total of 147. She was two strokes under par on her final 17 holes of the round with three birdies and 13 holes scores at par. Castren earned scores of par on each of her final seven holes of the round.

Castren has carded eight of her 11 rounds this fall at par or better.

Junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) and senior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) are both in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings. Kim Metraux carded a 2-over par score of 74 and Gumm a 3-over par score of 75 in the second round. Metraux is playing for her third top 10 finish of the fall season and begins play only three strokes out of the top five of the individual standings. Gumm is playing for her eighth career top-10 and her fourth career top-five individual finish. She finished in a tie for fourth place in the season-opening Schooner Fall Classic.

Freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) shot a 3-over par score of 75 and has a two-round total of 151.


Women's Golf Wins Cardinal Cup.

October 25, 2016

SIMPSONVILLE, KY – Morgane Metraux and Matilda Castren both finished in a tie for second place in the individual standings, and the No. 4 Florida State women’s golf team won the team championship as play in the 13th Annual Cardinal Cup on the University of Louisville Golf Course came to a close to conclude the Seminoles’ fall season. The Seminoles defeated second-place Wisconsin by 22 strokes to win their third team championship in four events during the fall season. The Seminoles’ three victories this fall marks the most tournament championships in a single year since Florida State won five during the fall and spring seasons of 1980-81. The Seminoles’ final team championship in 1981 was the AIAW National Championship.

Florida State shot a 5-under par score of 283 in the third round to mark the third time this week they carded the best round of the tournament. The Seminoles’ 22-stroke victory was their largest of the fall and their second double digit victory of the season. Florida State won the Schooner Fall Classic by 12 strokes over Alabama and were victorious at the Jim West Challenge by seven strokes over Kent State. The Seminoles were the only team in the 17-team field at the Cardinal Cup that carded at least one team round below par. Brooke Ferrell of Wisconsin won the individual championship as she carded a 1-under par 71 in the final round for a 214 total for the three-round event. She defeated Florida State’s Metraux and Castren by one stroke to win the individual championship.

The Seminoles tied the Cardinal Cup tournament record for lowest team score in a single round (283, third round) and set tournament scored for lowest team round score for a third round (283, third round).

“I am super-proud of the girls this week because they didn’t get off to the best of starts,” said head coach Amy Bond. “But they did a really good job of handling the mental aspect of the game. They improved by nine strokes from round one to two and by 10 more in round three. They’ve had an exceptional fall and I have been proud of their dedication and work ethic each day they have come to the course. The hard work by all of the girls on the team has really paid off.”

Senior Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) and junior Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for second place in the individual standings with identical 54-hole scores.

Castren carded a 4-under par score of 68 in the third and final round to finish with a 1-under par score of 215. She carded six birdies and totaled 16 holes scored at par or better in the final round. Castren was three under on her final four holes with three birdies – including a birdie on her final hole to finish at 68. She was over par for only one hole in the final round and was as many as four strokes under par in gaining her 12th career top-five individual finish.

"Our play this fall is a great confidence boost entering the spring season,” said Castren. “We can’t wait to play again in January. It’s amazing to feel like we can win every time we step on the course. I believe this team can do some very special things.”

Castren finished her with a first place finish (at the Jim West Challenge), a second place finish (at the Cardinal Cup), an 11th place finish (at the Cougar Fall Classic) and a 12th place finish (at the Schooner Fall Classic). She finished the fall season under par in each of her four events and was a total of 19 strokes under par for the four-tournament fall season.

Morgane Metraux carded a 71 in the final round and finished with a 1-under par score of 215 and finished in a tie for second place. She, too, carded six birdies (for a team-leading 14 in the tournament) and was never more than one stroke over par during the round. Morgane closed the event with consecutive score of 71 after carding a 73 in the first round.

Morgane Metraux also finished all four of her tournaments below par including the Cardinal Classic which she finished a 1-under par. She finished the fall at 16 strokes below par with top two finishes at the Schooner Fall Classic (her first career victory) and at the Cardinal Cup (second place) and has earned four career top five individual collegiate finishes.

Senior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.), who played in her home state of Kentucky for the final time as a collegian, finished in a tie for 10th place as she carded a 74 in the third round. She scored progressively better in the final two rounds of the tournament with a 75 in the second round and a 74 in the third round after a 76 in the first round. Gumm earned her second top 10 finish of the fall and the eighth top-10 finish of her career at this year’s Cardinal Cup.

“This fall has been something special,” said Gumm. “It has been so much fin and I am so proud of our team. I think our hard work is showing in our results. This is a great way to end the fall and now we have to handle our business in the offseason to prepare for the spring.”

Freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) carded a final round 70 and finished in a tie for 10th place to earn her second consecutive top 10 finish. She finished in a tie for sixth place at the Jim West Challenge. Junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished with a third round score of 74 and in 20th place in in the individual standings.

Florida State was the only team that had each of its players finish in the top-20 of the individual standings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
13TH Annual Cardinal Cup/Par 72/ Oct. 23-25, 2016                                                                                                                                                       
University of Louisville Golf Club/Simpsonville, Ky./Final Round Team Results                                                                                                                           
 1  Florida State     301+292+283=876   10  Columbia          319+304+308=931                                                                                                                           
 2  Wisconsin         303+294+301=898   11  Middle Tennessee  318+307+308=933                                                                                                                           
 3  Kentucky          302+301+298=901   12  Minnesota         319+305+311=935                                                                                                                           
 4  Illinois          305+299+304=908   13  Bradley           321+313+309=943                                                                                                                           
 5t Louisville        306+307+303=916   14  Kansas            321+315+311=947                                                                                                                           
 5t East Carolina     311+302+303=916   15  Richmond          326+316+306=948                                                                                                                           
 7  Maryland          315+305+291=917   16  Louisville (B)    326+318+306=950                                                                                                                           
 8  Virginia Tech     312+302+305=919   17  Ball State        324+327+324=973                                                                                                                           
 9  Cincinnati        311+312+301=924                                                                                                                                                                   
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Matilda Castren              2t    75    72    68    215
Morgane Metraux              2t    73    71    71    215
Lydia Gumm                  10t    76    75    74    225
Amanda Doherty              10t    80    75    70    225
Kim Metraux                 20     77    74    77    228

FLORIDA CHALLENGE, 2nd place
01/30/2017, Lecanto, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Women's Golf Finishes Second At Florida Challenge.

LECANTO, FL – Senior All-American Matilda Castren finished in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings, and the No. 4 ranked Florida State women’s golf team finished in second place in the team standings as play in the 5th Annual Florida Challenge at the Black Diamond Ranch came to a close. The event, contested in two rounds during one day of play, serves as the spring-season opening tournament for the Seminoles who won three of their four fall events and have finished in the top four of each of their first five events of the 2016-17 campaign.

No. 8 Florida won the team championship for the second consecutive season as they finished the event with four players placing in the top four of the individual standings. For the Gators, Carlotta Ricolfi, Maria Trees and Marta Perez Sanmartin finished in a three-way tie for first place with identical scores of 1-over par 145. Florida State’s Castren finished tied for fourth place in the individual standings – just one stroke away from claiming the seventh individual championship of her career.

“We played well despite challenging conditions,” said head coach Amy Bond. “This tournament certainly served as an event that knocked the rust off of clubs with it being the spring season opener. It took a while for us to get into our rhythm but I feel the when we settled in all seven of our girls played good golf. We found that there are areas of our games that we are very good at and others areas that we are not as sharp as we are going to need to be moving forward.”

Florida State was in third place in the team standings after the first round and moved into second place in the final standings as it improved its team score by 10 strokes. The Seminoles’ 292 second round team score was the second best of the day among the 11 teams in the event. Junior Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) made the Seminoles’ biggest improvement as she carded a 2 under par score of 70 in the second round after carding a 78 in the first round.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) continued her stellar career as she carded scored of 74 and 72 for a two-round total of 146. She was at her best on the back nine during the two rounds as she was a cumulative total of four strokes under. She totaled five birdies on holes 10-18 including three in the second round.

"It was a tough day and I did not start very well,” said Castren. “I worked hard to stay focused and I finished the second well. It was a good start to the season; we obviously hoped to earn a team victory. There are more tournaments and we are all confident that we will continue to perform well."

Castren’s individual finish marked the fourth top-five finish in the Florida Challenge during her career. She finished in a tie for first in 2016, tied for second in 2014, tied for fifth in 2015 and now tied for fourth in 2017. Her finish also marked the 23rd time during her 37-match career that she has led the Seminoles at the top of the leaderboard in an event.

Morgane Metraux carded the best round of the day – a second round 70 – for the Seminoles and finished in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings. She led the Seminoles with six birdies in the two round event including four in the second round. She was never above par in the second round in earning two birdies on the first nine holes of the round.

Kim Metraux, who played as an individual in the event, finished in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings. She carded scores of 73-75, to match her sister’s total of 148. She totaled five birdies on the day.

Senior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) and freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) both finished tied for 12th in the individual standings with identical scores of 150. Both players carded scores of 75 in both of their respective rounds. For Gumm, her finish was the 15th top-15 finish of her career. it was Doherty’s third consecutive and third overall top-15 finish of her now five-match career as a Seminole.

“We certainly learned a great deal from today and are looking forward to our home tournament at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee, February 10-12,” said Bond.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
5th Annual Florida Challenge/Par 72/January 30, 2017                                                                                                                                                    
BlackDiamond Ranch/Lecanto, Fla./Final Results                                                                                                                                                          
 1 Florida               301+281=582                                                                                                                                                                    
 2 Florida State         302+292=594                                                                                                                                                                    
 3 Miami                 301+301=602                                                                                                                                                                    
 4 Central Florida       311+294=605                                                                                                                                                                    
 5 Florida International 323+308=631                                                                                                                                                                    
 6 Stetson               312+320=632                                                                                                                                                                    
 7 Florida Gulf Coast    321+315=636                                                                                                                                                                    
 8 Seminole State        325+314=639                                                                                                                                                                    
 9 South Florida         323+318=641                                                                                                                                                                    
10 North Florida         320+323=643                                                                                                                                                                    
11 Jacksonville          325+319=644                                                                                                                                                                    
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  =====
Matilda Castren              4t    74    72    146
Morgane Metraux              6t    78    70    148
Kim Metraux                  6t    73    75    148
Amanda Doherty              12t    75    75    150
Lydia Gumm                  12t    75    75    150
Kayla Jones                 20t    78    75    153
Anna Sophia Bohmer          34t    82    77    159

FLORIDA STATE MATCH-UP, 1st place
02/12/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL, February 10-12, 2017

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 4 Noles in Second on First Day of Florida State Match-Up.
Senior Matilda Castren’s 3-under 69 on Friday helps the Seminoles shoot a 6-under 282 in the first round.

February 10, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The No. 4-ranked Florida State Women’s Golf team looked sharp in its first round of the Florida State Match-Up held at Don Veller Seminole Golf Course on Friday. FSU shot a 6-under 282 overall, sitting four shots off No. 13 South Carolina’s lead at 10-under.

Senior Matilda Castren put together a bogey-free round on her home course, shooting a 3-under 69 that is tied for third among all individuals in the tournament. It is Castren’s seventh sub-70 round of the 2016-17 season, including her first of the spring. The Espoo, Finland, native executed on the par 3s all afternoon, combining to shoot 1-under on the shorter holes.

“I think Matilda did a really good job,” FSU head coach Amy Bond said. “She had 15 pars and three birdies for a very consistent round of golf to get into the clubhouse at 3-under.”

Junior Morgane Metraux shot a 2-under 70, which included a 34 on the back nine where she teed off. She generated five birdies in the round and shot 3-under on par 5 holes this afternoon.

“Morgane kind of made something of her round,” added Bond. “She didn’t hit it very well but managed to make some putts when she needed to. Matilda and Morgane are off to a great start and I’m certainly excited about the direction they’re headed.”

Trailing South Carolina (-10) and Florida State (-6) are Texas A&M (-2), Minnesota (+1), Middle Tennessee (+5), Missouri (+5), Michigan State (+6) and Oklahoma (+7). In ninth is Virginia (+10), then USF (+15), Coastal Carolina (+15) and Notre Dame (+27).

In the match-up portion of the event, where the best four scores and the worst score from each partner is totaled, FSU and Texas A&M share the lowest total at 351.

Florida State was far and away the best team in the first round on par 4 holes, shooting 3-under which is four shots better than South Carolina in the given situation. FSU is also tied with Oklahoma for the tournament lead with 59 pars.

Senior Lydia Gumm also put forth a stellar effort, tying for 10th with a 1-under 71. The Radcliff, Ky., native totaled five birdies to tie with Morgane Metraux for the team lead.

Junior Lexie Flerlage impressed in one of her first showings as a Seminole, tallying a 1-over 73 that included three birdies on the front nine.

“This was Lexie’s first round for us, and she found out yesterday that she was going to play,” Bond added. “For her it’s a big deal and certainly a highlight for us today because it goes to show you that with hard work you can achieve whatever you want. For her it’s a big deal to go out and shoot +1. It’s a big confidence boost for her and for everyone knowing she played so well.”


Fourth-Ranked Women Shoot 12-Under, Vault Into First Place.

February 11, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida State Head Coach Amy Bond described Saturday as a “red-letter day” and you couldn’t blame her for feeling that way after her fourth-ranked Seminole women’s golf team shot 12-under par. The round was just two shots off the all-time program low and pushed the women into first place at the Florida State Matchup.

Three of FSU’s five golfer’s shot 69 or better and the Seminoles improved to -18 for the weekend three strokes ahead of No. 13 South Carolina and 16 strokes in front of No. 23 Texas A&M.

“I thought we put a very good round of golf together today,” said Bond. “Both Lydia (Gumm) and Morgane (Metraux) shooting 67 was big and then our freshman (Amanda Doherty) comes up and shoots 69. To throw out a 74 is good but any time you can be that deep under par it’s certainly a really good day on the golf course.”

Metraux started the day in a tie for sixth place overall but now sits alone in first after shooting five-under Saturday. Teammate Gumm also shot a 67 and is just one stroke off the lead and in three-way tie for second place. Doherty is in a tie for sixth, thanks to a three-under round, giving FSU three of the top 10 scores in the tournament. Both Metraux and Doherty recorded Eagles on the par-five, fourth hole and overall Metraux and Gumm are first and third for scoring on par-fives in the tournament.

“It was fun,” said Bond. “They got it rolling. We played the par fives much better today and put some good holes together.”

The Seminoles will enter the final round of the Florida State Matchup looking to win its fourth tournament and third in its last four outings. FSU will tee off at 8:54 AM Sunday with two of the field’s five ranked opponents in South Carolina and Texas A&M.

“Every tournament we go to you want to play in the final group on the final day,” said Bond. “To put themselves in that position, they have done a really good job. They are playing well at home so hopefully we can finish it off tomorrow. We need to do a good job of one shot at a time, one hole at a time and we’ll see what happens.”

The Seminoles are also leading the field, along with Texas A&M in the matchup format. South Carolina and Virginia are second but trail the leaders by 16 strokes heading into Sunday.


No. 4 Women's Golf Wins Florida State Match-Up.

February 12, 2017 TALLAHASSEE, FL – The No. 4 ranked Florida State women’s golf team set school records for a tournament score (837) and strokes under par (-27) in running away with the team championship of the Fifth Annual Florida State Match-Up at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course. The Seminoles also set tournament records for a team score as they won the event for the second time in its short history. Junior Morgane Metraux won her second career individual championship as she established a tournament record for individual total (205). The Seminoles also teamed with Texas A&M for the match-up championship for the third consecutive year.

Florida State swept the Match-Up as they had the individual winner in Morgane Metraux who shot a final round four-under par 68, the best overall team score with a three-day total of 837 and the Match-Up winning score as the Noles and Texas A&M combined for a 1,047. Matilda Castren posted the lowest round of the field with a five-under 67 as she led the Seminoles on Sunday afternoon. She finished strong with four birdies on the back nine including a stretch of four birdies in five holes (11, 12, 13, 15).

“I am really excited for the possibilities in the future for this team,” said Seminole head coach Amy Bond. “The girls put together three great rounds of golf.”

The victory for Morgane Metraux marks her second career win as a Seminole; her first coming in fall of 2016 at the Schooner Classic where she posted a 12-under 201. Morgane has now finished in the top-20 in the last seven tournaments she has played for FSU and four of the seven finishes have been top-six finishes.

“Of course we are very proud of Morgane,” said Bond. “It’s a great way to start the spring. We shot nine-under on the day so obviously we are happy with the girls’ performances.” Morgane is the Seminoles first individual champion in this event since Matilda Castren won the Florida State Match-Up in 2014.

The Seminoles held four of the top 13 finishers in the tournament field. Morgane Metraux finished the tournament in first place with a tournament low 11-under par (205), Lydia Gumm finished tied for second and just two shots off the lead at eight-under par (207), Matilda Castren placed tied for fifth after shooting six-under (210) and Amanda Doherty ended tied for thirteenth after posting a tournament score of even par (216).

Florida State’s final round consisted of 20 birdies and a team total of nine-under par. The Seminoles took advantage of playing at home and finished the tournament 10 shots clear of South Carolina and 13 shots ahead of third place, and Match-Up partner, Texas A&M.

Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Morgane Metraux              1     70    67    68    205
Lydia Gumm                   2t    71    67    70    208
Matilda Castren              5t    69    74    67    210
Amanda Doherty              13t    73    69    74    216
Anna Sophia Bohmer        * 28t    72    76    73    221
Kayla Jones               * 28t    74    76    71    221
Kim Metraux                 28t    72    73    76    221
Lexie Flerlage            * 62     73    86    78    237

THE DICKSON, 1st place
02/28/2017, February 27-28, 2017, The Woodlands, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 3 Women's Golf Leads The Dickson.

February 27, 2017

THE WOODLANDS, TX – Junior Morgane Metraux is tied for first place in the individual standings, and the No. 3 Florida State women’s golf team is in first place in the team standings after two rounds of The Dickson on The Tournament Course at The Woodlands Country Club. Metraux carded scores of 69-66 for a 135 two-round total and the Seminoles have a 15 stroke lead over SMU with the third and final round of the event coming on Tuesday.

Florida State, which won the Florida State Match-Up in its last outing, is looking to win its fifth tournament of the year which would tie the single-season school record set by the Seminoles 1980-81 team. That team, coached by Florida State Hall of Famer Verlyn Giles, won the A.I.A.W. national championship in 1981.

“We put together two really good rounds of golf on a course that is not easy,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We navigated the course well and made a lot of putts. The women on this team are pretty amazing; they have an ability to play well and have a great ability to pick each other up as teammates. That showed in both rounds today.”

It certainly showed for Bond’s bunch in the first and second rounds as the Seminoles shot a 275 (-13) in the first round and a 279 (-9) in the second round as the 16 teams in the event played 36 holes on the first day of the tournament. Florida State shot a two-round total of 554 – for an amazing 22-under par total. The five Seminoles playing in the event combined for six of eight rounds under par with scores of 66 in the first round by freshman Amanda Doherty and in the second round by Morgane Metraux.

Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) carded scores of 69 and 66 for a two round total of 135. She is in a tie for first place with Maddie Szeryk of Texas A&M. Metraux is looking to win her second consecutive individual championship and the third of her career. She won the individual title at the Florida State Match-Up on February 12.

“My long game was spot-on today,” said Metraux. “I struggled with my putting as all three of my bogeys were three putts. But I hit the ball really well and knocked it close many times. We are very excited for tomorrow and I am so proud of my teammates. We are working very hard and it’s great to see our hard work paying off.”

Metraux carded a 69 in the first round with four birdies and 17 holes played at par or better. She tied her career low with a 66 in the first round as she converted six birdies and the eighth eagle of her Florida State career. She eagled her first hole of the second round and was five under par with five birdies on her back nine. Metraux closed the second round with four birdies on her final five holes. She totaled 10 birdies and only three holes scored above par in her 36 holes played on Monday as she tied her career best 36-hole score at 135.

Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) played the best golf of her young Florida State career and she totaled scores of 66 and 75 for a 36-hole total of 141. Her score of 66 in the first round ranks as her career best and marks the third time in her six-match Seminole career that she has carded a score in the 60’s. She is in a tie for seventh in the individual standings with a two-round total of 141.

“Today was a really fun day,” said Doherty. “I have been working on some things recently that came together well and I putted well today. The course played tougher as the day went on as the wind started to pick up.”

“Amanda really got it going in the first round today,” said Bond. “She actually finished the first round with an impressive bogey on 17 and a great par on 18.”

Senior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) continued her stellar senior season as she finished the first day of play in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings. She carded scores of 74-68 for a 36-hole total of 142. Gumm came within one stroke of tying her career-best single round score of 67 which she achieved in the second round of the Florida State Match-Up.

Senior Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) is tied with Gumm and two others for 12th as she carded scores of 70-72. She totaled eight birdies in the two rounds she played on Monday. Junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) is in a tie for 16th place in in the individual standings with scores of 70-73 and a two-round total of 143.


No. 3 Women's Golf Wins The Dickson Championship.

February 28, 2017

THE WOODLANDS, TX – Led by individual medalist Morgane Metraux, the No. 3 Florida State women’s golf team won the team championship at The Dickson Invitational on The Tournament Course at The Woodlands Country Club. The win for Metraux marked her second consecutive individual title after winning the Florida State Match-Up earlier this month and was the school-record fifth-consecutive team championship of the year for the Seminoles. The Seminoles have won five of their first seven tournaments of the year with their victory in this event coming by a school-record tying 24 stokes. Florida State won the Jacksonville Classic during the fall 2015 season also by 24 strokes.

Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) defeated Maddie Szeryk of Texas A&M by six strokes to claim the individual championship. The Seminoles defeated No 10 Kent State by 24 strokes as they counted three under par scores for the three-round tournament. Florida State, the highest ranked squad in the 16-team event, defeated four teams in the top 25 and eighth teams in the top 50 in winning the tournament championship.

The win for Metruax was the third of her career, her second consecutive win and her third of the 2016-17 fall and spring seasons. She carded three round in the 60’s (69-66-67), finished with a 202 total for the three rounds tournament (one stroke off of her career low) and with a career-low and school record minus 14 strokes under par. Metraux became just the second player in school history to win individual championships in consecutive events after winning the individual championship at the Florida State Match-Up. She joined Seminole All-American Nadia Ste-Marie, who won individual titles at the Lady Seminole Invitational and the Beacon Woods Invitational during the fall of 1988, as the only two Florida State players to win back to back individual championships.

“The girls played a really good round of golf today,” said head coach Amy Bond. “The conditions were hard because the wind started to blow and the course got backed up. I was really proud of how they handled playing with a big lead because it’s easy to lose your focus when you are playing so well. It’s very exciting to get a fifth team championship and we are looking forward to playing at the Clover Cup in Arizona.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
The Dickson/Par 72/Feb. 28-29, 2017/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                                  
The Woodlands Golf Club/The Woodlands, Texas                                                                                                                                                            
 1 Florida State       275 279 289=843   9 Texas San Antonio   297 290 298=885                                                                                                                          
 2 Kent State          284 291 292=867  10 Houston             291 297 301=885                                                                                                                          
 3 Texas Christian     292 286 290=860  11 Texas State         287 298 305=890                                                                                                                          
 4 Texas A&M           287 290 292=869  12 Nevada Las Vegas    298 296 303=897                                                                                                                          
 5 Texas Tech          286 291 295=872  13 Tulane              291 299 309=899                                                                                                                          
 6 Southern Methodist  284 285 306=875  14 Tulsa               298 302 301=901                                                                                                                          
 7 Purdue              282 295 303=880  15 North Texas         303 300 306=909                                                                                                                          
 8 Oklahoma            287 294 301=882  16 Houston Baptist     315 309 307=991                                                                                                                          
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Morgane Metraux              1     69    66    67    202
Amanda Doherty               7t    66    75    72    213
Lydia Gumm                   9t    74    68    73    215
Kim Metraux                 24t    70    73    77    220
Matilda Castren             24t    70    72    78    220

NOTRE DAME CLOVER CUP, 3rd place
03/19/2017, March 17-19, 2017, Meza, Az

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 3 Women's Golf Leads Clover Cup.

March 17, 2017

MESA, AZ – The No. 3 ranked Florida State is in first place in the team standings, and junior Kim Metraux is in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings after the first round of the Clover Cup at the Longbow Golf Club. The Seminoles are playing for the third consecutive and sixth victory of the season – which would both establish school records for team wins in a season. Florida State owns a two stroke lead over No. 5 Arizona State in a battle of two of the top five ranked teams by GolfWeek in women’s golf.

The Seminoles, who won the team championships at the Florida State Match-Up and The Dickson Invitational in February, are two strokes ahead of the Sun Devils as they play for their sixth win of the year. The Seminoles are three strokes ahead of Oklahoma (currently in third place) and are eight strokes ahead of Houston (currently in fourth place). Courtney Tibiletti of Houston and Julienne Soo of Oklahoma are tied for first in the individual standings with identical scores of six-under par 66.

Florida State is in first place in the team standings as it counted three strokes under par, and four strokes at par or better. The Seminoles counted two scores in the 60’s – a 68 by Kim Metraux and a 69 by Morgane Metraux – and a 70 by All-American Matilda Castren. The Seminoles were the only team in the 15-team field that counted three individual scores at under par.

“We played a good first round of golf today,” said head coach Amy Bond. “We played some pretty good golf even though we gave a few shots back at the end of the round. Every time we are on the course, we learn a little more about ourselves as we continue to learn more about our team. We are putting ourselves into situations that we hope are helping to prepare each of our players for the end of the year and the postseason.”

Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) played the best golf of the year as she carded a 4-under par score of 68. It marked her second under par score in her last four rounds and included two birdies in her final four holes of the day. Metraux carded a team-high six birdies and, after a birdie on her first hole, was never above par for the round.

“Today was a great day to play golf,” said Metraux. “The course is in perfect condition and really enjoyed playing today. I felt like everything in my game was in place and I was able to play without any worries, which is always nice. Playing as the hunted is a great feeling; we have a very special team and we have a lot of fun playing together.”

Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) is in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings with a first round score of 69. Her round included five birdies and 16 holes scored at par or better. Metraux is only three strokes behind the individual leader as she plays for her third consecutive individual title. She won the individual championships at the Florida State Match-Up and The Dickson and is playing to become the first player in school history to win three consecutive individual championships.


Florida State Women's Golf in Third at Clover Cup.
Matilda Castren is tied for third among all golfers at 5-under.

March 18, 2017

MESA, AZ - The fourth-ranked Florida State Women's Golf team is in third place at 13-under through two rounds played at the Clover Cup held at Longbow Golf Club.

Matilda Castren shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday to lead the Seminoles, building off her 2-under 70 score from the first round. Castren is 5-under for the tournament. Oklahoma's Julienne Soo has built a sizeable five-stroke lead from second-place Monica Vaughn of Arizona State (-7).

Both Morgane and Kim Metraux are tied for seventh at 4-under, with Morgane recording one of the five eagles made on the day. Castren also produced an eagle to contribute to her quality score.

Tied for 19th amongst the field is Lydia Gumm, who has recorded consecutive scores of 72 to stay at even par. Amanda Doherty is 3-over and tied for 28th.


Women's Golf Finishes Third At Clover Cup.

March 19, 2017

MESA, AZ – The No. 2 Florida State women’s golf team finished in third place in the team standings, and senior Matilda Castren finished in fifth place in the individual standings as play in the Clover Cup at the Longbow Golf Club came to a close. The Seminoles earned their seventh top three team finish in eight events this year while Castren extended her school records with her 23rd career top-10 finish and her 15th career top-five finish.

No. 5 ranked Arizona State finished in first place in the team standings with a 26-under par team score of 838. The Sun Devils finished 13 strokes ahead of second-placed Oklahoma and 15 strokes ahead of third-placed Florida State. The Seminoles with an under par team score of 853 – the sixth time this season they have finished with an under par team in their eight events. Florida State is a cumulative total of 59 strokes under par in their last three events with two team victories. Julienne Soo of Oklahoma led, or was tied for the individual lead, in each of the three rounds in winning the championship. She carded scores of 66-66-71 for a three round total of 203 to gain a seven stroke victory over Linnea Strom of Arizona State.

Florida State, which moved into the No. 2 national ranking the day before the event began, finished ahead of three teams ranked in the top nation’s 50 (No. 24 TCU and No. 44 Kentucky and No. 49 Houston) in the team standings. Morgane Metraux, who began play in the event ranked as the No. 5 individual in the nation, carded two of three scores under par and finished with an under par tournament score for the third consecutive event and for the seventh time this season.

“We learned a lot about ourselves at this event,” said head coach Amy Bond. “Sometimes the tournaments in which we don’t play our best golf are the tournaments we learn the most about ourselves. We are going to take everything we learned about ourselves this week, bring it back home and prepare for our final event of the regular season at Clemson.”

Florida State finished as the only team in the event with four players in the top 10 of the individual standings – Castren (fifth), Morgane Metraux (tied for sixth), Kim Metraux (tied for 10th) and Lydia Gumm (tied for 10th).

Castren (Espoo, Finland) carded scores of 70-69-72 for a 5-under par total of 211. She carded three birdies and 15 holes scored at par or better in the third and final round to earn her second under par score of the spring season and her sixth sub-par score of her senior season. Castren is averaging a career-low 70.83 strokes in 22 rounds during eight tournaments as a senior.

Castren’s fifth place individual is her third of the spring season and fifth top-five finish of the year. She won the individual championship at the Jim West Challenge during the fall season.

“I didn’t play as well as I wanted to play today,” said Castren. “I hit the ball well but the putts did not fall as they did during the first two days of the tournament. I am happy to finish in fifth place in the individual standings. I look at my game moving forward one event as a time.”

Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) earned her third consecutive top six finish – a run that includes two individual championships and the seventh top-five individual finish of her career. Metraux was very consistent in the third round with two birdies and 15 holes played at par or better. She is an average of over nine strokes under par for the last three events with an average tournament score of 206.7 and an average individual placing of 2.3.

Junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) and senior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) finished tied for 10th in the individual standings with identical scores of 1-under par 215. Both Metraux and Gumm finished with one round scored under par in this event. For Metraux the placing was her 10th top-10 finish of her Seminole career. Gumm now has 11 top 10 career finishes including four in her last five events.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Clover Cup/Par 72/March 17-19, 2017                                                                                                                                                                     
Longbow Golf Club/Mesa, Az./March 17-19, 2017/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                        
 1  Arizona State                281+275+282=838                                                                                                                                                        
 2  Oklahoma                     282+265+284=851                                                                                                                                                        
 3  Florida State                279+284+290=853                                                                                                                                                        
 4  Houston                      287+275+306=868                                                                                                                                                        
 5  Texas Christian              292+287+303=882                                                                                                                                                        
 6  Kentucky                     301+296+287=884                                                                                                                                                        
 7  Notre Dame                   292+297+298=887                                                                                                                                                        
 8  Minnesota                    300+294+294=868                                                                                                                                                        
 9  Florida Iinternational       294+297+298=889                                                                                                                                                        
10  Vanderbilt                   302+294+301=897                                                                                                                                                        
11  Cincinnati                   301+299+301=901                                                                                                                                                        
12  Nebraska                     302+303+299=904                                                                                                                                                        
13  Indiana                      310+299+300=909                                                                                                                                                        
14  UNC Greensboro               307+307+312=926                                                                                                                                                        
15  Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis  322+307+325=954                                                                                                                                                        
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Matilda Castren              5     70    69    72    211
Morgane Metraux              6t    69    71    73    213
Lydia Gumm                  10t    72    72    71    215
Kim Metraux                 10t    68    72    75    215
Amanda Doherty              26t    73    74    74    221

CLEMSON INVITATIONAL, 1st place
04/02/2017, March 31-April 2, 2017, Sunset, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Castren Leads No. 4 Women's Golf At Clemson Invitational.

March 31, 2017

SUNSET, SC – Senior Matilda Castren shot an even par 72 and is in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings, and the No. 4 ranked Florida State women’s golf team is in a tie for fourth place in the team standings after the first round of the Second Annual Clemson Invitational at the Reserve at Lake Keowee. The Seminoles are only six strokes out of the team lead as they play for their school-record sixth team win of the year.

No. 8 Furman, with two players in the top 10 of the individual standings, is the team leader after the first round with a 3-under par total of 285. The Paladins lead a group of five teams (Furman, Michigan State, Florida, Florida State and Texas) that are all within six strokes of the team lead. Alice Chen of Furman holds the individual lead as she carded a 4-under par score of 68. She is one of 14 golfers in the 94 player field that finished with an under par score in the first round.

“We got off to a tough start because it was very wet on the course.” said head coach Amy Bond. “It rained hard through the night but all five of the girls battled back and played solid golf in the first round. They all showed a lot of heart and finished well. We are certainly looking forward to the next two days of golf because I could see each member of our team gaining confidence as they played today’s round.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland) played solid golf throughout the first round with three birdies and 15 holes played at par or better. She played her best golf on the front nine as she finished her first nine holes at 2 under par with two birdies and seven holes scored at par. Castren was 1 stroke under par on her final three holes of the round to finish at even par. It marked the fourth consecutive round that she has carded at par or better and her 11th single round score at 75 or better (in 12 rounds) this spring.

“I am pretty satisfied with my round today,” said Castren. “I do feel that I left a lot of opportunities on the course so I am excited to go get them back tomorrow. The wind picked up at the end of the day which made the golf course a little challenging, but we battled, and played pretty well. We are in a good spot after day one and are excited to go out and have a great day on Saturday.”

Castren begins play in the second round only four strokes out of the lead and only two strokes out of the top five in the individual standings. She has earned three top five finishes this spring (including a tied for fourth place finish at the Florida Challenge) and holds the school record with 23 top-10 finishes during the first 41 tournaments of her Florida State career.

A trio of Seminoles – senior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.), junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) and freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) are tied for 22nd place in the individual standings with identical scores of 1 over par 73. Metraux led the group with four birdies and was never more than one stroke over par during the round. Gumm totaled two birdies and 16 holes scored at par or better and was never more than two strokes over par during the round. Doherty was two under par on her final 12 holes of the round and finished with three birdies.

Metraux is looking to earn her fifth top-10 individual finish of the year after finishing in a tie for 10th place at the Notre Dame Clover Cup in Florida State’s last outing. Gumm is looking to finish under par for the fourth consecutive event and is a cumulative total of 3 strokes under par for the Seminoles’ six-match spring schedule. Doherty will enter Saturday’s second round having carded 14 straight rounds at 75 or better since the second round of the Cardinal Cup on October 24.

“I got off to a tough start,” said Doherty. “But I was able to adjust to the conditions and get into my routine to finish the round well.”

Seminole Notes:


Castren's School Record 65 Leads Women's Golf At Clemson.

April 01, 2017

SUNSET, SC – Senior All-American Matilda Castren shot a school-record tying 65 and is in a tie for second place in the individual standings, and the No. 4 ranked Florida State women’s golf team surged into a tie for second place in the team standings after two rounds of the 2nd Annual Clemson Invitational at The Reserve at Lake Keowee. Castren carded eight birdies as she tied her career-best single round score and begins the Sunday’s third round only one stroke behind Sophia Schubert of Texas in the race for the individual title.

Castren’s day helped the Seminoles move from tied for fourth in the team standings after one round into a tie for second. The Seminoles are only one stroke behind Furman as they play for their school-record sixth championship of the year.

Castren carded the best individual score (65) and the Seminoles finished with the lowest team total (278) of the second round.

No. 8 Furman held onto its team lead as it carded a 5-under par team total of 283. The Lady Paladins have a two-day total of 568 and lead No 4 Florida State and No. 5 Florida by one stroke each. Schubert of Texas has carded scores of 69 and 67 for two-day total of 136. She leads Florida State’s Castren and Alice Chen of Furman by one stroke each.

“We made a move on moving day,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “I thought that they all got more comfortable on the course and made a lot of birdies. We have put ourselves back into position to win a championship tomorrow. This team never quits no matter what obstacles they face and work to get better each and every day.”

Castren (Espoo, Finland) carded a 65 for the second time in her career and second time this season. She carded 65 in the second round of the Jim West Challenge on October 9, 2016. It marked the fourth time in school history a Seminole has shot a single round score of 65.

“I played good golf today, took advantage of the short holes and the opportunities that I had,” said Castren. “My game is getting back together slowly but surely and it’s fun to see that I can put together a good round like today. I am very happy with our team standing and that we have a chance to chase the victory tomorrow. Everyone on our team is excited to be in the position we are in going into tomorrow.”

Castren was on fire from the start of Saturday’s second round as she birdied her second hole of the round to move under par where she remained for the rest of the round. She totaled four birdies on her front nine and four on her back nine and finished the day with 17 of 18 holes scored at par or better. With 12 birdies and 32 of 36 holes scored at or below par, Castren has not been over par during the first two days of the tournament. Castren will play for her school-record seventh individual win on Sunday.

"Anytime you shoot seven under you have played a great round of golf,” said Bond. Matilda had total control of all aspect of her game today and hit a lot of approach shots really close – especially late in the round.”

Senior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) and junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) carded under par scores of 70 and 71 and are in a tie for 13th and a tie for 21st place in the individual standings. The duo of Gumm and Kim Metraux make the Seminoles one of five teams in the 17-squad event with three golfers in the top-25 of the individual standings.

Gumm has a two-round total of 143 with scores of 73-70. With four birdies and 16 holes scored at par or better, Gumm was also never above par in her cumulative score during the second round. Gumm closed the second round well as she was 1 under par on her final six holes of the afternoon. She has carded six birdies in the first two rounds of the tournament.

Metraux carded a 1-under par score of 71 in the second round and has a two-round total of 144. She birdied four of her first seven and five of her first 12 holes and was as many as four strokes under par. Metraux has carded five rounds at or below par this spring and will play for her second consecutive top-20 finish when play begins on Sunday.

Freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) continued her stellar play as a freshman as she carded an even par score of 72 in the second round. She has a two-round total of 145 and has carded four rounds at par or better in four of her last 10 rounds. Doherty is in a tie for 27th place in the individual standings.

Florida State, which is the highest ranked team in the tournament, finds itself one stroke behind No. 9 Furman, tied with No. 5 Florida and ahead of No. 18 Texas A&M, No. 22 Oklahoma, No. 26 Texas and No. 28 Ohio State. The Seminoles are also the highest placing ACC team in the event ahead of both Clemson and Louisville who are tied for eighth in the team standings.


No. 4 Women's Golf Wins Clemson Invitational.

April 02, 2017

SUNSET, SC – Florida State senior Matilda Castren won her school-record seventh career individual championship, and the No. 4 ranked Seminole women’s golf team won its school-record sixth team title of the year as play at the Clemson Invitational at The Reserve at Lake Keowee came to a close. Castren posted a two-stroke win over Maria Torres of Florida to win for the second time this year and seventh time in the last four years while the Seminoles defeated No. 8 ranked Furman by two strokes to win their third tournament title of the spring season.

The Seminoles entered play at the Clemson Invitational ranked fourth nationally while Castren entered the event as the No. 16 ranked individual by GolfWeek. The Seminoles defeated four teams ranked in the top 25 while Castren defeated three players who were ranked ahead of her in the individual national standings.

“I’m super-proud of each of the girls,” said head coach Amy Bond. “Once again, they battled hard and stayed in the moment. It was a very tight race for the championship and as I have said all year we continue to learn about ourselves with each round we play. Today I learned their mental toughness continues to grow to where we want it to be. And that’s a tremendous sense of satisfaction to our coaching staff because that’s something we have worked really hard on all year.”

Florida State won the team championship as it played the best team round of the tournament for the second consecutive day. The Seminoles carded a 3-under par score of 285 and were 14 strokes under par in the decisive second and third rounds. Florida State was in a tie for fourth place and six strokes behind Furman after the first round and was in a tie for second place and one stroke behind the Paladins after the second round. The Seminoles defeated Furman by three strokes in the third round to earn the two stroke victory.

The Seminoles won the event as they counted two under par scores (Castren and Morgane Metraux with scores of 70), an even par score (72 by Amanda Doherty) and a 1-over par score (73 by Kim Metraux). Florida State finished the event with a 10-under par score of 854 – the seventh time in nine events they have finished a tournament below par this year. The Seminoles are an incredible 98 strokes under par for the year and 53 strokes under par in five events this spring.

Florida State has now won tournament championships at the Schooner Fall Classic, Jim West Challenge, Cardinal Cup, Florida State Match-Up, the Dickson and now the Clemson Invitational. The team win total is now one more than the Seminoles’ National Championship winning team during the 1980-81 season.

Castren moved up the individual leaderboard just as the Seminoles moved up the team leaderboard.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) was in a tie for 15th place after a first round 72. She moved into a tie for second in the individual standings with a school-record tying 65 in the second round and won the event with a 2-under par score of 70 in the third round. Castren finished the event with a 9-under par total of 207 – two strokes better than Torres of Florida who entered the tournament ranked 12th nationally.

Castren was as consistent in the third round as she was during the entire tournament as she carded her second consecutive below par score of 70. She totaled three birdies and 17 holes scored at par or better with only one bogey. Castren birdied her second hole of the day to go under par with her cumulative score where she remained the entire afternoon. Over the course of the final two rounds, Castren was seven strokes under par with a 135 total and 12 birdies.

“It was definitely a battle in the end but my 70 was enough today to win the championship,” said Castren. “I am very pleased about the way I managed the course, stayed in the moment and stayed patient this week. I am getting more comfortable playing and this only gets me more excited as the postseason approaches.”

Castren has now won individual championships at the Florida State March-Up (spring 2014), Web.com/Marsh Landing Invitational (spring 2014), Jacksonville Classic (fall 2015), Florida Challenge (spring 2016), NCAA Shoal Creek Regional Championship (spring 2016), Jim West Challenge (fall 2016), and now the Clemson Invitational (spring 2017). In addition, she added to her on-going school record with her 24th career top-10 individual finish.

“Earning seven wins as a Seminole is something I would have never imagined starting my freshman season,” said Castren. “I am happy I can leave a mark on the FSU women’s golf program and am even more excited for our team to leave another mark on our program in May. The team put together a great round of golf today and I’m very proud of all of my teammates. This was a big win for us.”

Junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) and freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) finished in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings. Metraux carded a 73 in the final round while Dougherty finished with an even par score of 72. Both players finished with 1 over par scores of 217.

Junior Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) carded a personal tournament best score of 70 in the final round – an improvement of seven strokes from her score in Saturday’s second round.

Senior team captain Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.), who carded a score of 70 in the second round, feels that the Seminoles are ready to begin postseason play.

“I think this is the biggest win of the year because it came against such a great field,” said Gumm. “It’s such an awesome feeling for us to win this one heading into the ACC Championship next week. I am so proud of this team. And to now have the most wins of any team in school history is so special and I’m happy we are all part of that.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
2nd Annual Clemson Invitational/Par 72/March 31-April 2, 2017/Final Team Results                                                                                                                        
The Reserve at Lake Keowee/Sunset, S.C.                                                                                                                                                                 
 1  Florida State      291+278+285=854  10  Ohio State         298+290+300=888                                                                                                                          
 2  Furman             285+283+288=856  11t Louisville         297+291+304=892                                                                                                                          
 3  Florida            289+280+288=857  11t Mississippi State  295+296+301=892                                                                                                                          
 4  Texas              291+280+293=864  13  Texas A&M          301+295+304=900                                                                                                                          
 5  Michigan State     288+287+294=869  14  Vanderbilt         309+297+295=901                                                                                                                          
 6  Oklahoma           297+284+291=872  15  UNC Wilmington     304+299+311=914                                                                                                                          
 7  Tennessee          302+286+289=877  16  Columbia           304+308+305=917                                                                                                                          
 8  Houston            294+292+295=881  17  Tulane             317+306+300=923                                                                                                                          
 9  Clemson            298-290+294=882                                                                                                                                                                  
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Matilda Castren              1     72    65    70    207
Amanda Doherty              15t    73    72    72    217
Kim Metraux                 15t    73    71    73    217
Lydia Gumm                  39t    73    70    79    222
Morgane Metraux             48t    78    77    70    225

FLORIDA STATE 3, FLORIDA 2
04/07/2017, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 3 Women's Golf Tops No. 6 Florida.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida State junior Kim Metraux defeated Florida’s Kelly Grassel in 22 holes to clinch a 3-2 match play victory for the No. 3 Seminoles over No. 6 Florida at Southwood Golf Club. Metraux and Grassel were tied after 18 holes and played four extra holes with Metraux gaining a par 5 and Grassel a 1-over par 6 on the final hole.

The Seminoles gained victories from senior Matilda Castren, Morgane Metraux and Kim Metraux while Marta Perez San Martin and Taylor Tomlinson earned victories for Florida.

The match pitting the two rivals was the first time the Seminoles and Gators had met in match play since 2006 when Florida State recorded a 5-0 victory at the NGCA Match Play Championships.

“It’s always exciting to beat the Gators,” said head coach Amy Bond. “But this event was more than that; it helped two good teams prepare for the postseason and that’s what I am happiest about. Both teams can use this experience moving forward. I know we learned a lot and that’s one of our goals each day we come out the course.”

Florida’s Grassel rallied to take her match against Metraux into extra holes as she won the final two holes in regulation. Grassel played from behind over 14 of the final 16 holes before squaring the match as she won holes 17 and 18. The pair then played all square on the first three extra holes before Metraux clinched the match with a five as compared to Grassel’s six on the fourth extra hole.

Florida took an early 1-0 lead in the match as Taylor Tomlinson defeated Florida State’s Amanda Doherty, 6&4. The Seminoles quickly tied the match as senior All-American Matilda Castren defeated Florida’s Karolina Vickova by a 4&3 score. Florida State earned its second win and a 2-1 advantage as Morgane Metraux defeated Maria Torres of Florida by a 2&1 score.

Two matches were all square after 18 holes and were decided, as was the team score, on extra holes.

Florida’s Marta Perez San Martin defeated Florida State’s Lydia Gumm in 19 holes to tie the team score at 2-2. Perez San Martin won her match against Gumm as she won the final hole in regulation and the first extra hole to gain the victory. Perez San Martin led for only three holes before coming from behind to take the win.

Kim Metraux then gained the deciding point to give the Seminoles the victory. Her victory over Grassel was the final match to be decided and earned the win for the Seminoles.

Florida State vs. Florida Women’s Golf /Final Results
Southwood Golf Club/Tallahassee, Fla./Par 72
Matilda Castren (FSU) def. Karolina Vickova (UF), 4&3
Marta Perez San Martin (UF) def. Lydia Gumm (FSU), 19 holes
Taylor Tomlinson (UF) def. Amanda Doherty (FSU), 6&4
Morgane Metraux (FSU def. Maria Torres (UF), 2&1
Kim Metraux (FSU) def. Kelly Grassel (UF), 22 holes


ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS, 2nd place
04/15/2017, April 13-15, 2017, Pawleys Island, SC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 4 Women's Golf Tied For 3rd At ACC Championships.

April 13, 2017

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC – Junior Kim Metraux carded a 3-under par score of 69 and is in a tie for third place in the individual standings, and the No. 4 ranked Seminole women’s golf team is in a tie for third place in the team standings after the first round of the 29th Annual ACC Championship tournament at the Reserve Club of Pawley’s Island. Metraux is only one stroke out of the individual lead and the Seminoles are only three strokes out of the team lead with two rounds and 36 holes remaining to be played.

No. 8 Duke, which has won a league-record 19 ACC women’s golf championships, leads the team standings as the Blue Devils carded a 4-under par score of 284. The Blue Devils were led in the first round by Leona Maguire who carded a 4-under par score of 68. Maguire is tied for the individual lead with Bryana Nguyen of North Carolina.

With two players in the top 10 of the individual standings (Kim Metraux, tied for third and Lydia Gumm, tied for sixth), the Seminoles are one of only three teams in the 12–team event with multiple players in the top 10 of the individual standings. Miami has three players while North Carolina and Florida State have two players in the top 10. The Seminoles counted two individual scores under par and finished with a 1-under par team score. It marked only the second time in school history the Seminoles have finished a round in the ACC Championships with a below par team score. The Seminoles’ under par score of 287 marked the 20th time in 29 rounds this year they have scored below par.

“The first round of the ACC Championship is under our belts,” said head coach Amy Bond. “The more we play this course the more comfortable we are going to get on this course. We did a lot of good things day but also let a couple of holes slip away from us – something we need to tidy up in the next two rounds. I feel like we are in good shape and are looking forward to the next two days of golf.”

Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) turned in the low round of the day for the Seminoles, a 3-under par 69. She finished the round tied for the team lead with four birdies including two on her near perfect back nine. After a birdie on her first hole, she played near flawless golf the rest of the way. She was as many as three strokes under par as she finished at two under par over the course of her final 12 holes of the afternoon.

“I was very confident on the course today,” said Metraux. “I hit my irons well and made all of my putts from 10 feet and in. Our entire team is looking forward to the next two days. I think we are all very confident.”

Metraux tied the school record for first round play in the ACC Championship with her 69. Her score of 69 was also her personal ACC Championships best and marked her second score in the 60’s this spring. Metraux carded a 68 in the first round of the Notre Dame Clover Cup on March 17. Her score also marked only the seventh score in the 60’s at the ACC Championship in school history.

Senior captain Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) carded a 2-under par score of 70. She begins play in the second round in a tie for sixth place and only two strokes out of the individual lead. Gumm played her best golf early and late in the round. She birdied her first hole and was 2 strokes under par after her first 10 holes. She then played her final four holes at 2 under par with two birdies. Gumm carded 16 holes at par or better during the round.

“I was happy with the way I played especially battling back towards the end,” said Gumm. “I’m really proud of our team and fell like we are in good position heading into tomorrow.”

For Gumm, her score of 70 was her best first round score of the spring, tied her ACC Championships career best and was her ninth round scored a par or better this spring.

Senior All-American Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) is in a tie for 18th place in the individual standings with a 1-over par score of 73. She finished the round with three birdies and 14 holes scored at par or better. Castren was 1-under par on her front nine with two birdies and 2-over par on her back nine with one birdie.

Castren, who is playing in her school-record tying fourth consecutive ACC Championship, has carded five rounds in ACC play at 73 or better including a pair of first round 69’s in the 2014 and 2015 championships.

Junior Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) and freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) are tied for 34th place in the individual standings with identical scores of 75.

Morgane Metraux has now carded five of seven career ACC Championship rounds at 75 or better. Doherty, who is playing in her first career ACC Championship, earned one birdie and scored 14 holes at par or better. She has now carded 17 consecutive rounds scored at 75 or better.


Metraux in 1st, Women's Golf In 2nd At ACC Golf Championships.
April 14, 2017

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC – Florida State junior Kim Metraux is in a tie for first place in the individual standings, and the No. 4 Seminole women’s golf team is in a tie for second place in the team standings with one round to play in the 29th Annual ACC Championships at the Reserve Club at Pawley’s Island. Metraux begins play in Saturday’s final round tied with Duke’s Leona Maguire as she plays for the first individual ACC Championship in school history. Florida State is nine strokes behind Duke in the race for the team championship. The Seminoles are tied with both Clemson and North Carolina as they play for the first ACC team championship in school history.

No. 10 Duke shot the only below par team score of the second round to maintain its placing in the team standings. With a 570 total for the first 36 holes of the event, the Blue Devils increased their lead over the second place teams from one stroke after the first round to nine strokes after two rounds. Duke is looking to win its ACC record 20th ACC Championship. Metraux and Maguire will begin play in the final round with identical 4-under par scores of 140. Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest is in third place with a two-day total of 141.

“We are going to go out tomorrow and take advantage of the what the course will give us,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “We have to post a number and make the others catch us. We are a good team and we have the ability to play very well tomorrow.”

Florida State counted under par scores of 71 from Kim Metraux and senior Matilda Castren, a 74 from senior Lydia Gumm and a 76 by freshman Amanda Doherty. The Seminoles round of 292 was tied for the third best round of the afternoon among the 12 teams in the field.

Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) improved her standing by two positions in the individual standings as she carded a 1-under par 71 in the second round. It was her second consecutive below par score and gave her a 36-hole total of 140. Metraux finished tied for the team lead with four birdies and was never above par during the round. She moved into a first place tie in the individual standings with Maguire on the 18th hole as she earned a par 5 while Maguire earned a bogey 6.

“I am very pleased with the way I have played during the first two rounds; my game feels very good,” said Metraux. "I am looking forward to tomorrow and am going to battle with my teammates. I’m going to do the same things I have done in the first two rounds in my approach to the final round. I am going to continue to enjoy every single moment of the tournament and go in without too many expectations.”

The individual co-leaders will not play in the final group of the final round as the Seminoles will play with Miami and NC State beginning at 8:30 a.m. while the Blue Devils will with North Carolina and Clemson beginning at 9:20. Each of those six teams will play from hole No. 1.

Metraux enters the final round of the ACC Championship playing her best golf her junior year. Her scores of 69-71 mark the first time this year she has played both of her first two rounds of an event below par. Her 140 total for the first 36 holes is the third time this year she has totaled 140 or better for the first two rounds of an event.

Castren (Espoo, Finland) and Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) enter the third round both in a tie for seventh place in the individual standings. Castren carded a 1-under par 71 and Gumm a 2-over par 74 in the second round.

Castren continued to play inspired golf as she carded her fourth career under par round in ACC Championships play which allowed her to improve her individual standing by 11 positions. Her 144 total for the first 36 holes is tied for her second best in this event as she plays in it for the school-record tying fourth time.

Castren birdied two of her first four holes and was 1-under par when she made the turn. With one birdie and eight holes played at par or better on her back nine, she carded her eighth under par score of the spring 2017 season. Castren is a total of 14 strokes under par for the spring season.

Gumm carded a two-over par 74 and is only two strokes (along with Castren) from moving into the top five of the individual standings. She earned two birdies and played 15 holes at par or better in the second round. She has earned a total of six birdies in the first two rounds of the tournament.

Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) is in a tie for 37th place in the individual standings with a two round total of 151. She is playing in her first career ACC Championship.


Gumm Leads Women's Golf To 2nd Place Finish in ACC Championships.

April 15, 2017

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC – Senior captain Lydia Gumm finished in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings, and the No. 4 Florida State women’s golf team finished in second place in the team standings as play in the 29th Annual ACC Championships at The Reserve at Pawley’s Island came to a close. The Seminoles put a major scare into tournament champion Duke as they started the final round on fire and were within two strokes of the lead before Duke pulled away to win their ACC record 20th team championship. Duke’s Leona Maguire won the individual championship with a 6-under par total of 210.

Florida State finished in a program record tying second place – the fourth time in school history the Seminoles had finished in second place in the ACC Championships. The second place finish marked the best finish under seventh-year head coach Amy Bond. Florida State has now finished in the top five of the ACC Championships five times in seven years under Bond including three fourth place finishes in 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Florida State tied for the second best team round of the final day as it finished with a 1-over par score of 289. The Seminoles finished the three-round tournament at four strokes over par with an 868 team total. Their total was a 33 stroke improvement from last season and is the second best ACC Championships team score in school history.

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) closed her fourth career ACC Championship tournament with a 1-under par score of 71 for a 1-under par total of 215. She was one of seven players in the 60-player field to finish under par for the 54-hole event. The tied for fourth place finish marked her second career top-10 finish in ACC Championship play while her 215 final score was the second best of her career. She Gumm finished with a 214 total and in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings in 2015.

In Saturday’s final round, Gumm finished tied for the team lead with four birdies in scoring 71. She birdied her first hole and was never above par during the round. She was 2-under par over her final 12 holes with three birdies and 11 holes scored a par or better. Gumm closed her round at 1-under par on her final four holes.

Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland), who finished in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings, finished her fourth career ACC Championships with a 1-over par score of 73. Her third score of 73 or better in the event allowed her to finish her play with a 1-over par total of 217. Castren earned her third career top-11 ACC Championship individual finish (she finished tied for 11th place in both 2015 and 2017 and in a tie for ninth in 2014).

Castren’s score of 73 was earned with one birdie and 16 holes played at par or better. She totaled eight birdies during the event.

Junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for 17th in the individual standings as she finished with a three-round total of 219. She carded scores of 69 and 71 in the first two rounds and closed the event with a total of eight birdies in her three rounds played. In finishing in a tie for 17th place in the individual standings in 2017, she improved her placing by 16 positions after finishing in a tie for 33rd place in her first ACC Championships appearance as a sophomore in 2016.

Junior Morgane Metraux (Lausanne Switzerland) tied for the Seminoles’ lead in the third round as she carded a personal tournament best 1-under par score of 71. She finished the event with a three-round total of 227.

Freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) finished in 30th place with a 2-over par score of 74 in the third round. She finished the event with a 225 total score.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
29TH Annual ACC Championships/Par 72/April 13-15, 2017/Final Team Results                                                                                                                               
The Reserve Golf Club/Pawley’s Island, S.C.                                                                                                                                                             
 1  Duke            284+286+289=859   7  Louisville      298+298+294=890                                                                                                                                
 2  Florida State   287+292+289=868   8  Virginia        304+293+299=896                                                                                                                                
 3  Miami           285+301+288=874   9t Boston College  298+299+304-901                                                                                                                                
 4  North Carolina  287+292+297=876   9t Notre Dame      298+297+306=901                                                                                                                                
 5  Clemson         287+292+298=877  11  Virginia Tech   304+308+303=915                                                                                                                                
 6  NC State        297+289+302=888  12  Wake Forest     312+308+311=931                                                                                                                                
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
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Lydia Gumm                   4t    70    74    71    215
Matilda Castren             11t    73    71    73    217
Kim Metraux                 17t    69    71    79    219
Amanda Doherty              30     75    76    74    225
Morgane Metraux             33t    75    81    71    227

DUKE 4, FLORIDA STATE 1
04/29/2017, Northwestern Women's Golf Quad Match, Glencoe, Il

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 5 Women's Golf Falls To No. 9 Duke In Match Play.

GLENCOE, IL – No. 9 Duke defeated No. 5 Florida State, 4-1, at the Northwestern Quad Women's Golf Match on a rainy and cold day at Lake Shore Country Club. The Seminoles' point came as seniors Matilda Castren and Lydia Gumm halved their matches against the Blue Devils.

No. 11 Northwestern defeated No. 2 Alabama, 3.5-2.5, in the other morning match. The afternoon matches with Northwestern scheduled to face Duke and Florida State set to play Alabama were cancelled because of inclement weather. All four teams will now turn their attention to the NCAA regional championships, May 8-10. The Seminoles are the No. 2 seed in the Columbus (Ohio) Regional where they will play to advance to the NCAA Championship Finals May 19-24 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.

Duke's Lisa Maguire and Gurbani Singh put the Blue Devils up by a 2-0 margin as they won the first two matches of the day. Maguire defeated Florida State's Amanda Doherty, 3&1, while Singh defeated Kim Metraux by a 4&3 margin.

Gumm, Florida State's senior captain, earned the first point for the Seminoles as she halved match No. 3 three against Duke's Ana Belac. Gumm was two holes down with five holes remaining to be played and won holes No. seven and nine to tie the match. With the match beginning on the back nine, Gumm battled to win the 16th and 18th holes of the match to earn the tie.

Florida State's Castren earned the second point of the match for the Seminoles as she finished all square with Duke's Leona Maguire. Maguire sank a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole to earn the tie. Maguire is the No. 1 ranked amateur player in the world.

“The biggest reason for playing in this match was to prepare for the postseason,” said Seminole Head Coach Amy Bond. “We certainly accomplished that goal. We didn't play our best golf today but I absolutely believe that we learned a lot and everything we learned will make us stronger going into regionals next week.”

No. 9 Duke 4, No. 5 Florida State 1
1. Matilda Castren (FSU) halved Leona Maguire (D)
2. Sandy Choi (D) def. Morgane Metraux, 6&4
3. Lydia Gumm (FSU) Halved Ana Belac (D)
4. Gurbani Singh (D) def. Kim Metraux, 4&3
5. Lisa Maguire (D) def. Amanda Doherty (FSU), 3&1


NCAA COLUMBUS REGIONAL, 3rd place
05/10/2017, May 8-10, 2017, Columbus, Oh

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Women's Golf In 2nd Place At NCAA Columbus Regional Championship.

May 08, 2017

COLUMBUS, OH – Florida State junior Morgane Metraux is in a tie for second place in the individual standings, and the No. 5 ranked and second seeded Seminole women's golf team is in second place in the team standings after the first round of the NCAA Columbus Regional Championship on the Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University. The Seminoles need to finish in the top six in the team standings to advance to the NCAA Championship Finals; the Seminoles are 10 strokes inside of the cut line with two rounds and 36 holes remaining to be played in the championship.

Florida, the top seeded team in the regional championship, leads the team standings with a 9 over par score of 297. Florida State is in second place (only two strokes behind the Gators with a 299 team score) and is followed by Purdue and Ohio State (tied for third with a scores of 302), Texas A&M is in fifth place (308 team score) and Arkansas and South Carolina who are both tied for sixth (with scores of 309).

Florida State's Morgane Metraux is in a tie for second place in the individual standings with an even par score of 72. She is tied with Gabby Curtis of Wisconsin. The pair of Metraux and Curtis are only two strokes behind the individual leader, Marta Martin Garcia of Purdue. Martin Garcia was the only golfer in the 96-player field to finish with a below par score in the first round.

The opening round of the championship was delayed by 90 minutes because of frost on the golf course. Once play began, the 18-team field was greeted by colder than normal temperatures in the 40's and 50's and above average wind gusts throughout the round.

I thought we did a really good job, under some very tough conditions on a very hard golf course today,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “They played with a lot of grit today. They really hung in there and grinded their way through the whole round. I am very proud of where they are right now; they are in great position. I am really excited that today is over and we are all really looking forward to tomorrow.”

The Seminoles finished well after starting off the first round slowly. The Seminoles were a cumulative total of seven strokes over par with only three birdies on their front nine and were four strokes over par with six birdies on their back nine. Florida State's seminole hole certainly came on hole No. 14 as senior Lydia Gumm, Morgane Metraux and freshman Amanda Doherty all earned birdies to help the team cement its second place standing and close the gap on Florida. The Seminoles trailed the Gators by four strokes at the turn before closing the gap to two strokes in the final round one standings.

“The first day you can shoot yourself out of it but you can't win it,” said Bond. “I like where we are going into tomorrow.”

Morgane Metraux, who has won a school-record tying three individual titles this year, begins play in the second round in a tie for second place after a first round score of 72. Her round included three birdies and 15 holes scored at par or better; she was even on both sides of the course. Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) was never more than one stroke over par and played her final five holes of the round at 1 stroke under par.

“It was really tough out there today,” said Metraux. “I stuck to my game plan and hit the ball to the right spots on the greens, which is a key on this golf course. I also holed a lot of 5-6 footers for par, which kept my momentum going. Par on this golf course feel like five or six under on many other courses.”

Metraux has played well in regional championships during her career. She finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings of the 2015 NCAA San Antonio Regional with scores of 68-70-75. Metraux has now carded even par scores or better in three of her seven NCAA regional championship rounds with a 68 coming in the first round of the San Antonio Regional Championship.

“I am happy to have some momentum as a team in the postseason,” said Metraux. “We are in great position heading into tomorrow. We all did a great job staying in patient, which is hard to do on a day like this.”

Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) and Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) are both tied for 12th place in the individual standings with scores of 3 over par 75. Gumm carded two birdies and 13 holes scored at par or better. She earned streaks of seven consecutive holes scored at par or better on the front nine and six holes scored at par or better on the back nine. Gumm (and senior teammate Matilda Castren) is playing in her school-record tying fourth consecutive NCAA regional championship. She finished in a tie for 15th in the individual standings in the 2016 NCAA Shoal Creek Regional Championship. Doherty, who is playing in her first career regional championship, also carded two birdies and scored 13 holes at par or better.

“I think we are in great shape for tomorrow,” said Gumm, who is in her third season as Florida State's team captain. “The course is playing really tough but we have to continue to grind, take care of us and take what the course give us.”


Women's Golf In 3rd Place At NCAA Columbus Regional Championships.

May 09, 2017

COLUMBUS, OH – Florida State junior Morgane Metraux is in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings, and the No. 5 ranked and second seeded Seminole women's golf team is in third place in the team standings with one round to play in the NCAA Columbus Regional Championships on the Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University. Florida State begins play in Wednesday's final round needing to finish as one of the top six teams in the field to advance to the NCAA Championship finals for the second consecutive season.

Florida State begins play in the third round 12 strokes inside of the cut to qualify for the finals. The Seminoles trail top seeded Florida by seven strokes and the home standing Ohio State Buckeyes by six strokes. Florida State is one stroke ahead of fourth-placed South Carolina, eight strokes ahead of fifth-placed Michigan and 10 strokes ahead of sixth-placed Purdue. Texas A&M, which is in seventh place and the first team outside of the qualifying line, begins play in the final round 12 strokes behind the Seminoles.

Morgane Metraux carded a 2-over par score of 74 in the second round, has a two-round total of 146 and is in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings. She is one of five players in a tie for fourth place with identical scores of 146 and is only three strokes out of the individual lead. Maddie Szeryk of Texas A&M is the individual leader with a two round total of 143. She carded a 2-under par score of 70 in the second round.

It was a tale of two sides of the course for Florida State in the second round. The Seminoles were a cumulative total of 12 stokes over par and had slipped from second to fourth place in the team standings after their first nine holes. Florida State was a cumulative total of 1-stroke under par and moved up from fourth place into third place with outstanding play from each of the Seminoles' golfers on their second set of nine holes. The Seminoles totaled eight birdies and only seven bogeys with no holes scored lower than a bogey on their back nine. By comparison, the Seminoles totaled three birdies, 10 bogeys, three double bogeys and one triple bogey on their front side.

“We played a phenomenal back nine today,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “The biggest thing was that we could have mailed it in early because we were 12 over after the first nine holes. We certainly dug ourselves a hole but we dug ourselves right out by putting together an exceptional back nine. They truly proved what a family they are; they had each other's backs. That's the biggest thing for me – they all dug down, got their feet wet and played some really good golf.”

Florida State's individual scores certainly prove Bond's point. Morgan Metraux was four-over on the front nine and played the back nine at two-under to finish with a score of 74. Freshman Amanda Doherty was four-over on the front nine and one-over on the back nine. Kim Metraux was three-over on the front nine and two-under on the back nine and totaled a 73. Lydia Gumm was three-over on the front nine and one-over on the back nine. Matilda Castren was two-over on the front nine and one-over on the back nine.

The scores of each of the five Seminoles has put them on the verge of qualifying for the NCAA Championship Finals for the second consecutive season.

Morgane Metraux leads the way with a two-round total of 146. She has carded scores of 72 and 74. Her 74 in the second round was highlighted by two birdies on her final four holes to vault herself back into the top five of the individual standings. Metraux was two strokes under par on her final 12 holes of the day and earned three birdies on her back nine.

“I struggled a bit getting my rhythm and committing to my targets early on,” said Metraux. “I was very glad I got myself together, was able to have a great back nine and fight back. We all grinded this round, pushed hard to come back and are in a much better position than we were after pure first nine holes today. We fought hard and believed in ourselves and that paid off for all of us.”

Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) will play for her single-year school record fourth individual championship and her second career top-10 NCAA regional championship finish when play begins in the third round. She has earned individual wins at the School Fall Classic, the Florida State Match-Up and the Dickson Intercollegiate this season. Metraux's three individual titles have tied Florida State's record for wins a single year. She finished in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings at the 2015 NCAA San Antonio Regional Championship.

Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) carded a 1-over par score of 73 – the best round of the day for the Seminoles – and moved into a tie for 18th place in the individual standings. She overcame a triple bogey and a double bogey on the front nine to move into the top 20 in the individual standings. Metraux led the team with four birdies and totaled 16 holes scored a par or better.

“The front nine was actually really good for me until hole No. 7 where I struggled to get out of the bunker,” said Metraux. “But the main difference I would say was on the back nine you could see everybody on the team fighting and gaining momentum from their shots and their attitudes. That was very nice to see with those aspects of our game giving us all some very positive energy. That is what we really needed and that's what pushed us to the finish.”

With her score of 73 in the second round, Kim Metraux improved her individual standing from a tie for 22nd place into the top 20.

Senior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.) carded a 76 in the second round and begins the final round in a tie for 22nd place with a two-round total of 151. Her closing ability helped the Seminoles finish as well as they did as she was 1-under par on her final three holes and totaled two birdies on the day.

“I think we saw the leaderboard we knew we had to kick it into gear,” said Gumm. “I am really proud of our comeback and am looking forward to seeing what we can do tomorrow.”

Senior Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) enjoyed her best day of the first two as she carded a 3-over par score of 75. She has a two-round total of 155. She birdied two of her final six holes of the afternoon to aid the Seminoles' back-nine resurgence. Freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) is in a tie for 28th place in the individual standings with a two-day total of 152. She has carded scores of 75 and 77.

“You always want to have a chance, no matter where you are or which tournament you are playing in,” said Bond. “Every tournament means something. This one means a little bit more because its play well or go home. Playing in the final group (on Wednesday) is very big; it's what we did a year ago (at the NCAA Shoal Creek Regional). They all learned from that. And we are only seven shots out of the lead so we have a realistic shot of winning. We are going to go out there tomorrow and try to win a golf tournament.”


Women's Golf Advances To NCAA Championship Finals.

May 10, 2017

COLUMBUS, OH – The No 5 ranked Florida State women's golf team advanced to the NCAA Championship Finals for the second consecutive season as they finished in third place in the NCAA Columbus Regional Championship at the Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University. The Seminoles earned their second highest regional finish in school history and will play at the NCAA Finals for the 10th time in school history. The 24-team event is at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill., May 19-24, 2017.

The Seminoles will be joined in Sugar Grove by Florida (tied for first), South Carolina (tied for first), Ohio State (fourth), Purdue (fifth) and Michigan (sixth) from the Columbus Regional Championship. After playing in the championship finals last year, the Seminoles are making back-to-back appearances in the finals for only the third time in school history. With its third place finish in the 2017 NCAA Columbus Regional Championship, the Seminoles have finished third or higher in nine consecutive events and in 10 of 11 total events during the fall of 2016 and the spring of 2017.

“Our team come out in on a mission,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “Goal No. 1 has been accomplished and now onto the second one which is the national championship. This is the hardest week of the season to get through. Now that we are through it's time to have a little bit of fun and play some more golf.”

Florida State played its best golf of the third and final round of the tournament on the back nine. The Seminoles combined to card 10 birdies on the final four holes with each of their five players recording a birdie in hole No. 14. The team recorded a total of 13 birdies on the back nine after combining for a total of seven on their front nine. Florida State played the second best team round of the day (and its best of the 54-hole tournament) as they carded a team total of 294.

Florida State was led on the leaderboard by junior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) who finished in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings. She carded scores of 77-73-73 for a three-day total of 223. She was a sensational 1-under par on the back nine with three birdies and seven of nine holes scored at par or better. Metraux was 2-under par over her final eight holes to finish as Florida State's leader for the first time this season.

Three Seminoles – senior Lydia Gumm (Radcliff, Ky.), junior Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) and freshman Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) – all finished in a tie for 13th place in the individual standings with identical scores of 224. Gumm carded a 1-over par score of 73 in the final round; Morgane Metraux closed with a 78 and Doherty finished with a 77. The Seminoles were the only team in the 18-team field to have four golfers finish in the top-15 of the individual standings.

“We are super excited to go back to nationals,” said Gumm. “It's nice to go to nationals with experience on our side this year. This is what we have worked for all year and it's just another part of the process. We believe in each other so much and it's going to be exciting to see what we can do in Chicago.”

SEMINOLE NOTES:

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
2017 NCAA Columbus Regional Championship/Par 72/Final Team Results                                                                                                                                      
The Scarlet Course at Ohio State University/Columbus, Ohio/May 8-10, 2017                                                                                                                               
  1t Florida          297+293+296=886  10  San Jose State   310+304+306=920                                                                                                                             
 1t South Carolina   309+289+288=886  11t Houston          323+300+305=928                                                                                                                              
 3  Florida State    299+298+294=891  11t Old Dominion     327+297+304=928                                                                                                                              
 4  Ohio State       302+289+302=893  13  Wisconsin        314+302+314=930                                                                                                                              
 5  Purdue           302+305+297=904  14  Louisville       314+300+319=933                                                                                                                              
 6  Michigan         312+293+303=898  15  Delaware         320+310+308=938                                                                                                                              
 7  Colorado         313+299+297=909  16  Kentucky         326+311+306=943                                                                                                                              
 8  Arkansas         309+301+300=910  17  Missouri State   324+215+329=968                                                                                                                              
 9  Texas A&M        308+301+308=917  18  Cleveland State  340+328+328=996                                                                                                                              
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Kim Metraux                 11t    77    73    73    223
Lydia Gumm                  13t    75    76    73    224
Amanda Doherty              13t    75    77    72    224
Morgane Metraux             13t    72    74    78    224
Matilda Castren             43t    80    75    76    231

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP, 20th place
05/22/2017, May 19-22, 2017, Sugar Grove, Il

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Kim Metraux Leads Seminoles Through Day 1 of NCAA Finals.

May 19, 2017 SUGAR GROVE, IL – Florida State junior Kim Metraux is in a tie for 44th place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women's golf team is in a tie for 19th place in the team standings after the first round of the NCAA Division I Championship Finals at Rich Harvest Farms. The Seminoles begin play in Saturday's second round only 12 strokes out of eighth place – the magical cut line for advancing to match play after four rounds of stroke play. The top eight teams in the standings will compete in three rounds of match play to determine the 2017 national champion.

The first round of the 72-hole stroke play tournament was played in the worst weather that any of the 24 teams have endured. The round was played in temperatures that did not rise above 45 degrees with a chilling rain and biting winds that hampered every stroke for all 132 players in the event. Only two of the 132 golfers (1.5 percent) carded even par scores and only 55 of the nation's best golfers (42 percent) carded scores below 80.

orthwestern holds the team lead with a 301 team total and three golfers in the top 10 of the individual standings. The Wildcats are followed by Kent State in second place and Ohio State, Arizona State, Stanford and Baylor who are all tied for third place in the team standings. August Kim of Purdue and Elodie Van Dievoet of Michigan are tied for the individual lead with even par scores of 72. Kim and Van Dievoet were the only two players to shoot par during the round.

“The conditions were incredibly tough today,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “But we have three rounds to play and this is a group that can recover and play like they have all year long. It was just one of those days where we didn't do the little things that could have made it easier on ourselves.

"Their spirits are high and their attitudes are great. It's just tough when the rain is coming at you sideways and the wind is blowing at 30 (miles per hour).”


NCAA Golf 2nd Round Cancelled.

May 20, 2017

SUGAR GROVE, IL – The second round of the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship at Rich Harvest Farms has been cancelled because of inclement weather. The round will not be made up and the stroke play portion of the championship will be cut from 72 holes to 54 holes. The second round scheduled for Sunday and the third round scheduled for Monday. Following Monday's third round, the field will be cut to the top eight teams. Those top eight teams are scheduled to begin match play on Tuesday.

Play will resume at Rich Harvest Farms with the Sunday round, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday's original tee times will move to Sunday with no changes in the pairings.

“We'd clearly like to have one more round to get a few shots back but it can be done in 54 holes,” said Seminole Head Coach Amy Bond. “There are a lot of teams bunched in a tight grouping within a few shots of each other. We just have to put together two good rounds to have a chance. We'll be ready. We are going to give it a go, give it our best shot and see what happens.

“All 24 teams will race to the 8 come Monday,” said Bond.

The Seminoles will play with Southern California and Arizona State with their tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET from hole No. 10.

All 24 teams and 12 individuals in the tournament will compete again on Monday, with the pairings for that round being determined by their 36-hole score (leaders in the afternoon wave). The stroke play portion of the championship will culminate with the individual medalist being determined following the 54 holes. The field will then be cut to the top eight teams which advance to the match play quarterfinals.

“With the severe weather threats that we monitored throughout Saturday morning, our committee came to the determination that, given the conditions, cancelling Saturday's round was needed to maintain the overall student-athlete experience and the integrity of the championships,” said NCAA Division I Women's Golf Committee chair Jim Fee. “We're looking forward to the next two days of stroke play, where we have the opportunity to crown the individual champion, as well as determine the eight teams advancing to match play, which will begin Tuesday morning.”


Kim Metraux Leads Florida State Through Day 2 NCAA Finals.

May 21, 2017

SUGAR GROVE, IL – Junior Kim Metraux is in a tie for 59th place in the individual standings, and Florida State is in a tie for 19th place in the team standings with one round of stroke play remaining to be played in the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship at Rich Harvest Farms. The Seminoles will play for their ninth top-20 team finish at the NCAA Championships in school history when play in the third round begins on Monday.

The tournament was shortened to three rounds of stroke play after Saturday's round was cancelled because of inclement weather. Following the third round of play, the top eight teams in the standings compete in three rounds of match play to determine the 2017 National Champion.

Northwestern maintained its overall team lead after two rounds of play as the Wildcats carded a 10-over par team round of 298. The Wildcats and Stanford recorded team rounds of 298 on Sunday – two of only three teams that have broken the 300-stroke mark during the first two rounds of the tournament. Northwestern holds an eight-stroke lead over Kent State and a 10-stroke lead over Stanford heading into the final round of stroke play. Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest, the only golfer in in the 132-player field to score even par or better in the firsts two rounds, carded a 2-under par 70 in the second round and is the overall leader. Only four players have carded below par single round scores in the first two rounds of the event.

“We are going to go out and cut it loose tomorrow,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “I believe in this group; I believe in each one of our girls as individuals. I want our girls to go out and play for Florida State and to play for themselves. I know each one of them will continue to play their best. Our group is one that I am very confident about."

Senior Matilda Castren (Espoo, Finland) led the Seminoles in the second round with a 3-over par score of 75. She was extremely consistent all day as she carded 15 of her 18 holes played at par. Castren played eight of her first nine holes at par and finished her round with five consecutive holes scored at par.

Florida State improved its team score by 15 strokes as four of Florida State's five players improved their scores as compared to the first round of play. Freshman Amanda Doherty improved her score by 12 strokes, Castren by nine strokes, Morgane Metraux by three strokes and Lydia Gumm improved by two strokes. Junior Kim Metraux remained even with her scores on both days.

Florida State is playing in the NCAA Championship Finals for the ninth time in school history and for the second consecutive year under Bond's direction. The Seminoles' appearance in the finals marks only the third time in school history (and first time under Bond) that they have played in the finals in consecutive years. Florida State finished in 15th place in the final national standings in 2016.


Gumm Leads Seminoles In Final Round Of NCAA Championships.

May 22, 2017

SUGAR GROVE, IL – Senior Lydia Gumm carded a 73 in the third and final round and finished in a tie for 57th place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women's golf team finished in a tie for 20th place in the team standings as the stroke play portion of the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship at Rich Harvest Farms came to a conclusion Monday. The Seminoles saw one of the top seasons in school history come to an end as they were not one of the top eight teams after three rounds of stroke play that advanced to the match play portion of the event.

Northwestern, Stanford, Arizona State, Ohio State, Florida, Southern California, Baylor and Kent State finished first through eighth in the team standings and will face off in the match play quarterfinals and semifinals which are scheduled for Tuesday. The Division I National Championship match is scheduled for Wednesday. Monica Vaughn of Arizona State rallied late in the final round to win the individual national championship with a three-round total of 1-over par 217.

Florida State played its best round of the rain and inclement weather-shortened event with a 309 team score in the final round. The Seminoles averaged 309.5 strokes in the second and third rounds after a weather-induced 325 in the opening round. The first round was played in a driving rain and freezing temperatures that saw none of the 24 teams break the 300 mark. The Seminoles' 309 score in the final round was highlighted by Gumm's 73 – the best score of the tournament carded by the five Seminoles playing in the event.

“I'm disappointed that we did not perform as well as we would have liked to this week,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “What I want out girls to remember about this season are the positives and record breaking performances that they were all a part of.”

Gumm's 73 included four birdies and 14 holes carded at par or better. Playing under a bright sun for the first time during the event, Gumm carded more birdies (four) in the third round than she scored in the first two events of the round combined (one). She was as many as three strokes under par and finished her front nine at 2-under par with three birdies.

The end of the NCAA Championship brought with it the end of Gumm's collegiate career. She finished as Florida State's leader on the leaderboard for the seventh time in her career. Gumm's score of 73 in the final round of the 2017 championship was her best in seven rounds during two NCAA Championship Finals appearances. She closed her career ranked fifth in school history with a 73.89 stroke average in 45 career events.

“Lydia has been our team captain for three years and her leadership will be greatly missed by everyone in our program,” said Bond. “I will never forget her dedication to not only our team but to Florida State University. She will leave a lasting legacy that will never be forgotten within this program.”

Also coming to a close with the end of the season for the Seminoles was the outstanding career of senior Matilda Castren. She totaled scores of 75 and 79 in the second and third rounds and carded 28 of her final 36 holes in the event at par.

Castren closed her career as the Seminoles' all-time leader with the lowest career stroke average (72.52), the most top-five (16) and top-10 finishes (24) and a share of the lowest single round score in school history (65).

“From the day Matilda set foot on campus as a freshman she has been a tremendous member of our team,” said Bond. “She leaves as one of the best players in program history and I am looking forward to watching her career as a professional.

“Matilda and Lydia have helped change the face of Florida State women's golf. They helped us win nine tournament championships and helped our team make four NCAA appearances. I am extremely proud of their four-year careers as Seminoles,” said Bond.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
2017 NCAA Championship Finals/Par 72/Final Stroke Play Results                                                                                                                                          
Rich Harvest Farms/Sugar Grove, Ill./May 19-24, 2017                                                                                                                                                    
 1  Northwestern         301+298+298=887  13  Texas                317+303+307=927                                                                                                                      
 2  Stanford             311+298+296=905  14t California           319+306+303=928                                                                                                                      
 3  Arizona State        311+309+289=909  14t Alabama              328+313+287=928                                                                                                                      
 4  Ohio State           311+299+303=913  16t Michigan             315+316+299=929                                                                                                                      
 5t Florida              320+302+292=914  16t Miami                316+303+299=929                                                                                                                      
 5t Southern California  315+303+296=914  18  Duke                 325+309+300=934                                                                                                                      
 7  Baylor               311+300+306=917  19  Michigan State       317+317+304=938                                                                                                                      
 8  Kent State           303+304+312=919  20t Florida State        325+310+309=944                                                                                                                      
 9  North Carolina       314+310+296=920  20t Clemson              321+314+309=944                                                                                                                      
10  South Carolina       313+300+310=923  22  Texas Tech           335+311+303=951                                                                                                                      
11  Purdue               315+306+304=925  23  Pepperdine           330+319+308=958                                                                                                                      
12  Furman               323+302+301=926  24  Oregon               333+317+308=960                                                                                                                      
Name                       Place  Rnd1  Rnd2  Rnd3  Total
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
Lydia Gumm                  57t    81    79    73    233
Kim Metraux                 66t    79    79    76    234
Matilda Castren             85t    84    75    79    238
Morgane Metraux             91t    81    78    81    240
Amanda Doherty             129     90    78    83    251