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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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)

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
04/03
 
N
CLEMSON INVITATIONAL
April 1-3, 2017, Sunset, SC
 
04/23
 
N
ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 21-23, 2017, Greensboro, NC
 
10/04
 
N
COUGAR FALL CLASSIC
October 2-4, 2016, Hanahan, SC
 
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FSU RECORD IS    0- 0     0- 0     0- 0     0- 0


2017 EOY Stats

Name Tournaments Rounds Par Low Strokes Wins Top10 Ave ======================================================================== Morgane Metraux 8 23 18 66 1,613 3 6 70.13 Matilda Castren 8 23 17 65 1,629 1 5 70.83 Lydia Gumm 8 23 13 67 1,657 0 5 72.04 Kim Metraux 8 23 8 65 1,677 0 4 72.91 Amanda Doherty 8 23 9 66 1,682 0 3 73.13 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
=========================  =====  ====  ====  ====  =====
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