Florida State Women's Golf - 2018 Year In Review
Amy Bond, Head Coach
Robert Duck, Assistant Coach, Player Development
Mary Michael Maggio, Assistant Coach
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2018 Roster - By Name
R Name Hgt Cl Ltr Hometown (Prior School)
Amanda Doherty 5-1 So * Atlanta, GA (The Galloway School)
Lexie Flerlage 5-5 Sr Venice (Venice)
Dominika Gradecka 5-8 Jr * Oborniki Slaskie, Poland (High School No. 10)
Kayla Jones 5-2 Sr *** Milton, GA (Milton)
Ashley Mangan 5-7 So Clermont (Lake Highland Prep)
Kim Metraux 5-7 Sr *** Lausanne, Switzerland (Gymnase de Chamblandes)
Morgane Metraux 5-8 Sr *** Lausanne, Switzerland (Gymnase Auguste Piccard)
Sandra Salonen 5-6 So Espoo, Finland (Makelanrinne)
Kathleen Sumner 5-3 Fr Charleston, SC (Bishop England)
2018 Schedule and Results
|OCEAN COURSE INVITATIONAL
September 4-5, 2017, Kiawah Island, SC
|SCHOONER FALL CLASSIC
September 23-25, 2017, Norman, Ok
|3M ANNIKA INVITATIONAL
October 1-3, 2017, Eden Prarie, Mn
October 16-18, 2017, Pebble Beach, Ca
|FLORIDA STATE MATCH-UP
February 9-11, 2018
|THE DICKSON INVITATIONAL
February 26-27, 2018, The Woodlands, Tx
|THE EVANS DERBY EXPERIENCE
March 18-20, 2018, Auburn, Al
March 23-25, 2018, Sunset, SC
April 20-22, 2018, Greensboro, NC
|NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 7-9, 2018
Overall Home Away Neutral ------------------------------------------------ FSU RECORD IS 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0 0- 0
2018 EOY StatsName Tournaments Rounds Par Low Strokes Wins Top10 Ave ======================================================================== Amanda Doherty 4 12 8 68 865 0 1 72.08 Morgane Metraux 3 9 6 67 651 0 1 72.33 Kim Metraux 4 12 3 67 899 0 0 74.92 Kathleen Sumner 4 12 1 72 912 0 0 76.00 Kayla Jones 3 9 1 73 691 0 0 76.78 Ashley Mangan 2 6 1 70 469 0 0 78.17
Florida State Holds 12-Shot Lead at Doc Gimmler Invitational.
Led by Jonathan Keppler (-5) and John Pak (-4), FSU Men's Golf is 9-under with one round left to play on Sunday in Farmingdale, N.Y.
September 9, 2017
FARMINGTON, NY - The Florida State Men's Golf team got its fall season off on the right foot, shooting 9-under through the first two rounds of the Doc Gimmler Invitational at Bethpage Red in Farmingdale, N.Y. on Saturday.
Redshirt sophomore Jonathan Keppler ignited FSU's big start, shooting 5-under (66-69) to sit in second place among the 78 individual participants. The Marietta, Ga., native totaled six birdies as part of his first-round 66, then tacked on three more in his second-round 69.
Freshman John Pak, making his FSU debut, is tied for third at 4-under (69-67). The Scotch Plains, N.J., native birdied his final three holes in his first round to spark a quality day on the course.
Behind Florida State is Connecticut (+3), Loyola-Maryland (+4), Harvard (+6) and Johnson & Wales (+8) in the Top five.
FSU's 34 total birdies leads the field, as well as its 4.08 scoring average on par 4s. Junior Bennett Baker, who is seventh at 1-under (68-71), is tied for the lead among all golfers shooting 4-under on par 5 holes.
Sophomore Jake Carter (+4) is tied for 28th, while fellow sophomore Greyson
Porter (+7) is tied for 38th.
FARMINGTON, NY – One tournament played. One victory made.
The Florida State Men’s Golf team won Sunday’s Doc Gimmler Invitational at Bethpage Red, garnering a 10-shot victory at 13-under while three Seminoles finished in the Top 10.
Freshman John Pak impressed in his FSU debut, finishing in second place at 9-under. The Scotch Plains, N.J., native ended his final round with a 5-under 65. Included in his low-scoring scorecard were five birdies. Pak finished only two strokes off the lead of Eoin Leonard from Yale, who shot 11-under.
Pak (69-67-65) got better as each round went on, playing at his best on tricky par 3 holes. On the shorter holes, Pak went 3-under in his three rounds played. His 15 total birdies at the Farmingdale, N.Y., course tied for the most among all individual participants.
So far Pak has backed up his high praise as a freshman, ranking seventh in the 2017 signing class by Golfweek with a Top 100 WAGR ranking.
Showing flashes of brilliance last year, redshirt sophomore Jonathan Keppler started his season well with a 4-under 206 (66-69-71) to tie for third overall. The Marietta, Ga., native shot a 33 on the front nine in his final round, and was one of four student-athletes in the tournament who shot under par on par 4 holes (1-under).
Junior Tallahassee native Bennett Baker backed up his improved season as a sophomore with a tied-for-10th finish (+1). The Chiles High School product birdied consecutive par 4s on the 13th and 14th holes to contribute to a final-round 71.
Sophomore Greyson Porter ended his tournament well with a 1-under 69, and shot 6-over for the three rounds to tie for 31st. Fellow sophomore Jake Carter tied for 37th at 8-over.
Florida State victory is the 21st under head coach Trey Jones, as the Seminoles have won 12 tournaments since the 2012-13 season.
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Morgane Metraux 10t 73 73 74 220 Amanda Doherty 10t 78 70 72 220 Kathleen Sumner 19 72 77 76 225 Kim Metraux 29t 73 78 77 228 Kayla Jones 29t 74 73 81 228
Doherty Cards Hole-In-One; Leads Seminoles Through Schooner Classic.
Round One Results / Round Two Tee Times.
September 23, 2017
NORMAN, OK – Florida State sophomore Amanda Doherty carded her first collegiate hole-in-one and is in a tie for 18th place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team is in 10th place in the team standings after the first round of the Schooner Fall Classic at the Belmar Golf Club. Doherty carded her hole-in-one on the par 3 hole No. 17 as she carded an even par 71 in the first round of the tournament. Doherty and teammate Morgane Metraux are the Seminoles’ leaders in the individual standings with identical scores of 71.
No. 6 Oklahoma is the team leader after the first round as the Sooners shot a 7-under par team score of 277 to assume the team lead heading into the second round. Emma Albrecht of Notre Dame, Maddie Szeryk of Texas A&M, Alice Hewson of Clemson and Kaitlin Milligan of Oklahoma are all tied for first in the individual standings with scores of 4-under par 67.
With two rounds and 36 holes remaining to be played, No. 20 Florida State is looking to become the first back-to-back team champion in the five-year history of the event. Florida State’s Morgan Metraux is also looking to become the first two-time individual winner of the event after winning her first career collegiate title at this event in 2016.
“We made a really good comeback on the back nine,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “We didn’t get off to the best start but I was encouraged by how we bounced back and finished well. We have two more rounds and 36 holes to play and can certainly put up good numbers.”
The four Seminoles whose scores counted for in the first round were a combined total of 4-strokes under par on the back nine of the course.
Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) played a solid round of golf with her hole-in-one, one birdie and 13 more holes scored at par. She was never more than two strokes over par and her hole-in-one on her second to last hole brought her score to even par for the round. Doherty was 2-under par on her back nine as she contributed mightily to the Seminoles’ comeback.
Doherty’s hole-in-one was the first by a Seminole since Allison Curdt carded a hole-in-one during the second round of the NCAA Central Regional Championship on May 10, 2002.
Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) also carded an even par score of 71. She carded a team-high five birdies including three on her back nine. She, too, was 2-under par after the turn in finishing at par for the third time in her first four rounds of the fall season.
Freshman Kathleen Sumner (Charleston, S.C.) carded a 3-over par score of 74 and is in a tie for 42nd place in the
individual standings. She carded two birdies on her back nine and was 1-under par after the turn. Sumner carded 13 of 18 holes at par or better in only her second career tournament.
September 24, 2017
NORMAN, OK – Florida State senior Kim Metraux shot a 67 and moved into a tie for 14th place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team moved into a tie for sixth place in the team standings after two rounds of the 2017 Schooner Fall Classic at the Belmar Golf Club. Metraux improved her individual standing by 36 spots and the Seminoles moved up four places in the team standings with their outstanding play in the second of three rounds.
Metraux and teammate Amanda Doherty, both with 36-hole totals of 142, are well within striking distance of the individual lead of Kristen Gillman of Alabama. Gillman has carded back-to-back scores of 68 and is the individual leader with a total of 136 – six strokes ahead of Metraux and Doherty. The Seminoles, who began the day in 10th place in the team standings, are currently in a tie for sixth place with Notre Dame. The Seminoles are within four strokes of moving into the top five and are within 14 strokes of Alabama as Florida State looks to defend the tournament championship and become the first team to win consecutive titles in this event.
“We put together a good round of golf today,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “We have put ourselves in a good position with one round to play and we are going to see what happens tomorrow.”
Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) played the second best round of the day as she carded a 4-under par score of 67. She was nearly flawless with four birdies and all 18 holes played at par or better. Metraux birdied her first hole of the day to go below par and stayed there for the entire round with two birdies on both sides of the course. She is now at even par for the tournament after carding a 75 in Saturday’s first round.
Metraux’s score of 67 marked the third time in her career that she has carded a 67 or better – with two of those three scores coming in the Schooner Fall Classic. She carded her career-best 65 in the first round of the 2016 Schooner Fall Classic, totaled a 67 for the first time first round of the 2015 Jacksonville Classic and finished with a 67 in Sunday’s round. Metraux has now carded 10 rounds in the 60’s during her 101-round career as a Seminole.
Sophomore Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) continued to play excellent golf as she fired her second consecutive round of 71. She has a two-day total of 141 and is tied with Kim Metraux and four others for 14th place. Doherty was again strong as she carded a team-high six birdies among the 13 holes she played at par or better.
Doherty, who has seven birdies in the first two days of the tournament, carded her first career hole-in-one in Saturday’s first round and has now carded three of her first five rounds of the fall season at par or better.
Senior Morgan Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) is in a tie for 23rrd place in the individual standings with a two-day total of 144. She carded a 73 in the second round — a round that included four birdies. She birdied two of her first three holes of the round and begins the third and final round within two strokes of par for the tournament. Metraux leads the Seminoles with nine birdies in the first two rounds of the event.
Sophomore Ashley Mangan (Clermont, Fla.) and freshman Kathleen Sumner (Charleston, S.C.)
carded scores of 74 and 76 in the second round. Mangan’s round of 76 marked a six stroke improvement from Saturday’s first round while Sumner recorded her second consecutive score of 74. Mangan is
playing in her first career event and Sumner in her second.
September 25, 2017
NORMAN, OK – Senior All-American Morgane Metraux finished in a tie for 13th place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team placed fifth place in the team standings as play in the Fifth Annual Schooner Fall Classic at the Belmar Golf Club came to a close Monday. The Seminoles played their best round of the tournament and finished as one of only two teams with three players in the top-20 of the individual standings.
Florida State was led by Morgane Metraux, sophomore Amanda Doherty (tied for 16th) and senior Kim Metraux (tied for 16th) who all finished under par for the 54-hole event. Hot Oklahoma, which finished tied for sixth place, was the only other team that finished with three players in top-20 of the individual standings.
No. 2 ranked Alabama, the highest ranked team in the field, won the team title with a 21-under par total of 831. The Crimson Tide defeated second-place Clemson by 17 strokes. The Seminoles finished with a 1-over par team score of 853. Kristen Gillman of Alabama won the individual title with a 7-under par score of 64 and a three round total of 200. She defeated teammate Lauren Stephenson by three strokes for the championship.
In finishing in fifth place in the team standings of one of the best tournaments of the year, the Seminoles finished ahead of No. 6 Oklahoma, No. 10 Notre Dame and No. 18 Texas A&M in the GolfWeek collegiate rankings. Florida State also finished ahead of Notre Dame and Miami from the ACC. The Seminoles began the tournament ranked 20th nationally.
“We put together a really, really good round today,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “They really showed me a lot after getting off to a tough start on Saturday. We played the final two rounds at 6-under and I’m really excited about that. We didn’t have our best ball-striking week but we managed to find a way to get the ball in the hole and get the job done.”
Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in the top 15 in the individual standings of an event for the 14th time in her collegiate career as she carded a 4-under par 67 in the final round. She finished with a 2-under par total of 211 and as one of 20 players in the individual standings to finish the event below par. She carded one eagle (the ninth of her Seminole career), four birdies and totaled 16 holes scored at par or better. Metraux totaled a team-leading 13 birdies during the event.
In the final round, Metraux birdied her second hole to go under par and eagled her final hole to finish at 4-under par. She was never above par during the round. Her score of 67 marked her first score in the 60’s this fall and the 13th score in the 60’s in her Seminole career. Metraux came within one stroke of tying her career-best single round score of 66.
Sophomore Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) played her best golf of the tournament with a 1-under par score of 70 in the final round for a 1-under par total of 212 for the three-round event. She carded three rounds at par or better – 71-71-70 – the only Seminole to do so this week. Doherty has now carded five consecutive and five of her six rounds this fall at par or better.
In finishing in a tie for 16th place, Doherty carded three birdies and totaled 16 holes scored at par or better. She was two under par on her first nine and closed the tournament with five consecutive pars. She finished under par in a tournament for the third time in her 14-match Florida State career and is now a cumulative total of even par through the Seminoles’ first two events of the season.
Senior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) played her second consecutive stellar round as she carded a 1-under par score of 70 in the third round. She finished in a tie for 16th place in the individual standings with a 1-under par total of 212. Metraux closed the tournament in the last two rounds with a 4-under par total of 138 to earn the seventh under par tournament score of her Seminole career.
In finishing at 1-under in the third round, Metraux fired four birdies and finished with a 15 holes scored at par or better.
Sophomore Ashley Mangan (Clermont, Fla.) played the best golf of her first career tournament in the third round as she carded a 1-under par score of 70. She carded two birdies and the first eagle of her Florida State career in earning her best score of the tournament (228). Mangan improved her score in each of the final two rounds and earned a 12-stroke improvement after a first round 82.
Freshman Kathleen Sumner (Charleston, S.C.) earned three scores at 75 or below in finishing with a tournament score of 223. She totaled two birdies in thefinal round of the event.
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Morgane Metraux 13t 71 73 67 211 Kim Metraux 16t 75 67 70 212 Amanda Doherty 16t 71 71 70 212 Kathleen Sumner 55t 74 74 75 223 Ashley Mangan 67 82 76 70 228
Doherty Leads No. 14 Women’s Golf At ANNIKA Intercollegiate.
October 1, 2017
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Florida State sophomore Amanda Doherty shot a 1-under par 71 and is in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings, and the No. 14 Florida State women’s golf team is in eighth place in the team standings after the first round of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate at the Olympic Hills Golf Club. Doherty was one of only 10 players in the field of 60 players to shoot under par in the first round and is only three strokes out of the individual lead. The Seminoles were a cumulative total of two strokes over par after making the turn and finished the round as one of eight teams in the 12-team tournament with at least three players in the top-30 of the individual standings.
No. 1 Arkansas, with four players in the top-15 of the individual standings, is in first place in the team standings. The Lady Razorbacks were the only team to shoot par or better in the first round with an even par score of 288. Robynn Ree of Southern California and Mika Liu of Stanford are tied for the individual lead with identical scores of 4-under par 68. The first round was played in a steady rain and a biting wind.
After being rated as the nation’s toughest women’s collegiate tournament in the nation in 2016, The ANNIKA Intercollegiate in 2017 is closely following suit. The Seminoles are competing against the No. 1 Lady Razorbacks, No. 6 Southern Cal, No. 10 Furman No. 12 South Carolina and No. 23 Stanford along with perennial powers Baylor, UCLA, Georgia, Texas, Minnesota and Miami. The event is sponsored by the famed Annika Sorenstam.
“We made a good comeback and I’m proud of the girls for finishing well,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “We struggled early and didn’t handle the golf course or the weather well as it rained all day. They all showed a lot of heart, stepped up on the back nine and righted the ship. We now have the next two days to stay within ourselves, figure out the parts of our games that were exposed and finish strong. I am confident in this group and am looking forward to the next two days.”
Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) continued to sizzle during the Seminoles’ fall season as he carded her fourth consecutive score of 71 or better. She was nearly perfect during the round with two birdies and 17 holes played at par or better. Doherty was never above par and, after a birdie on her 11th hole of the day, was below par for her final eight holes of the day. She closed her round at 1-under par over her final 13 holes.
Doherty is averaging a team-leading 71.86 strokes in the first seven rounds and three tournaments of the season. She has carded six consecutive rounds at 72 or better and is a total of two strokes under par for the season.
“Amanda put together a really good round of golf today,” said Bond. “She chipped and putted really well. She felt like she didn’t hit the ball well, but she was strong all day without her “A” game.”
Seniors Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) and Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) carded identical 4-over par scores of 76 and are tied for 29th in the individual standings. Metraux and Jones led the Seminoles with three birdies each during the round.
Metraux played her best golf at the end of the round with all three of her birdies coming on her last six holes, including two on her last three. She improved from 6-over par with six holes to play to 4-over par to conclude the round.
Jones also played well to close the round with two of
her three birdies coming on the final six holes. She was 5-over par with six holes to play, and thanks to two birdies and three more holes played at par, she closed the round at 4-over par.
October 2, 2017
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Florida State sophomore Amanda Doherty is in a tie for 18th place in the individual standings, and the No. 14 Seminole women’s golf team is in 10th place in the team standings after two rounds of the 2017 ANNIKA Intercollegiate at the Olympic Hills Golf Club. Doherty carded a 2-over par 74 in the second round and has a two-round total of 145. She begins play in the final round only three strokes outside of the top-10 of the individual standings.
No. 1 Arkansas maintained its lead in the team standings and holds a four-shot lead over Stanford with 18 holes remaining to be played. The Razorbacks maintained their lead despite a 1:24 minute lightning delay near the end of the round. Stanford, Texas, UCLA and Furman round of the top five. Natalie Srinivasan of Furman shot a 2-under par score of 70 in the second round and is in first place in the individual standings.
Three Seminoles (Morgane Metraux, 78-71, Kim Metraux, 76-75 and Kathleen Sumner, 80-75) improved their scores from the first round of play to the second round. Florida State improved its team score by six strokes as it carded as many birdies (10) in the second round as it did in the first round (10).
“We got off to a good start, but we just couldn’t finish the job today,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “We got exposed in areas of our game that we need to get better at. We having nothing to lose tomorrow; we need to shoot a good round and find some positives in our play. Our goal is going to be to shoot the best round of the day.”
Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) carded a 2-over par score of 74 in the second round. She continues to play solid golf with 16 of 18 holes scored at par or better with one birdie. Doherty totaled 15 holes at par including a streak of eight consecutive to finish at 74 or better for the seventh time in eight rounds during the fall season.
Doherty has carded 34 of her 43 career rounds at Florida State at 75 or below and averages 73.86 strokes per round in her 15 career events.
Florida State counted its best score of the second round, a 1-under par 71, from senior Morgane Metraux. She improved her score by seven strokes and moved up 11 spots in the individual standings and into a tied for 32nd place with her third below par round of the fall season. Metraux played beautiful golf with 17 of her 18 holes played at par or better with two birdies. She was even par on her first nine and 1-under par after making the turn. Metraux carded eight holes at par with one birdie after making the turn to the front side of the course. The Seminoles began play on hole No. 10 for the second consecutive day.
Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) begins play in the final round only three strokes from moving into the top-20 in the individual standings. She has earned 17 top-20 finishes in the first 33 events of her career.
Senior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) and freshman Kathleen Sumner (Charleston, S.C.) both carded scores of 75 in the second round. Metraux is now in a tie for 39th place and Sumner is in a tie for tie for 47th place.
Metraux led the Seminoles with four birdies in carding her fifth round at 75 or better this fall.
Sumner shot even par on her second nine with two birdies and five more
holes played at par after making the turn. She improved on the second half of the course after playing her first set of nine holes at 3-over par.
October 3, 2017
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Sophomore Amanda Doherty finished in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings, and the No. 14 Seminole women’s golf team finished in 10th place in the team standings as play in the Fourth Annual ANNIKA Intercollegiate at the Olympic Hills Golf Club came to a close. Doherty carded a 2-under par score of 70 on the third round, finished the event with a 1-under par total of 215 and was one of 13 players in the final standings to finish the event below par.
No. 1 Arkansas, which seized the lead in the first round, claimed the tournament championship with a 16-under par team total of 848. The Razorbacks finished 12 strokes ahead of UCLA and 22 strokes ahead of third-place Stanford in the final team standings. The Razorbacks were the only team in the field to finish at par or better in each of the three rounds of the event. Maria Fassi of Arkansas won the individual championship with a 10-under par score of 206. She shot a 6-under par 66 in the final round – tied for the best single round score among the 60 golfers in the field.
“We had an opportunity to put together a good round, and we let it slip away,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “There are areas of all of our games that we need to improve for our team to be able to compete at the highest level.”
Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) was sensational in leading the Seminoles throughout the tournament. She carded scores of 71-74-70 for her under par score of 215. Doherty carded a team-high six birdies and was below par during virtually the entire third round. The second-year player scored par on her first two holes, birdied her third hole and was at minus-four when she made the turn. Doherty carded two birdies after the turn and was at or below par on 14 of her 18 holes.
It marked the second consecutive tournament in which Doherty has finished below par. She finished with a 1-under par score at the Schooner Fall Classic. She has now finished below par in four of the first 15 events of her career. Her under par score of 70 marked the seventh time in nine fall rounds that she has finished under par; she is a cumulative total of 1-under par for the first three tournaments and nine rounds of her sophomore season.
Senior Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in a tie for 22nd place in the individual standings with a final score of 220. She carded a 1-under par score of 71 in the third round – a round in which she was nearly flawless. Metraux carded 17 holes at par or better with two birdies. She totaled two birdies and seven holes at par on her first nine and totaled eight of nine holes at par after making the turn for the clubhouse.
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Amanda Doherty 11t 71 74 70 215 Morgane Metraux 22t 78 71 71 220 Kim Metraux 43t 76 75 79 230 Kathleen Sumner 50t 80 75 80 235 Kayla Jones 52 76 82 78 236
Sumner Leads Women’s Golf At Stanford.
October 16, 2017
PEBBLE BEACH, CA – Florida State freshman Kathleen Sumner is in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings, and the No. 23 Seminole women’s golf team is in a tie for ninth place in the team standings after the first of three rounds at the Stanford Intercollegiate at the Poppy Hills Golf Course. Sumner tied her career low for a single round score as she finished tied for the team lead with three birdies. She begins play in Tuesday’s second round only three strokes out of the top five and six strokes out of the individual lead.
No. 8 Stanford, the host team, is in first place in the team standings with a 4-under par score of 280. Stanford was the only team to shoot below par in the first round and holds an eight stroke lead over No. 4 UCLA. Hannah Kim of Northeastern shot a 5-under par score of 66 and is in first place in the individual standings. She holds a two-stroke lead or Mike Liu of Stanford and Wenyung Keh of Washington.
After one round of play, the No. 23 ranked Seminoles are ahead two strokes in front of No. 8 ranked Oklahoma State as they compete against six of the nation’s top 25 and 10 of the nation’s top 50 teams in one of the most power-packed events of the year in women’s collegiate gold.
“We got off to an okay start,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “I think the more we play this course the better we are going to get in the next two rounds. We need to execute and cut down on the big numbers.”
Sumner (Charleston, S.C.) tied her career low with a 72 as she carded 14 holes at par or better with three birdies. She played even par on her first nine holes with two birdies and five holes played at par. Sumner moved under par with a birdie on her second hole after making the turns (the Seminoles began play on the 10th hole) and closed her round with five scores at par on her final seven holes.
Sumner’s score marked the second time this fall that she has finished with a score of 72. She carded a score of 72 in the first round of the Ocean Course Invitational – the first round of her collegiate career. Sumner’s score of 72 also tied her best score in the first round of a tournament during her burgeoning Florida State career.
Sophomore Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) continued her fine fall play as she scored a 3-over par 74. It marked the ninth consecutive and ninth time in 10 rounds this fall that she has carded a 74 or better. Doherty played solid golf in the first round with 14 holes scored at par or better with one birdie. She closed her round on a high note with a birdie on the par five hole No. 9.
Doherty is in a tie for 24th place in the individual standings. She has finished in the top 16 of each of the first three events of the season with her best placing of tied for 10th coming at the season-opening Ocean Course Invitational. Doherty has each 10 top-25 finishes in the first 15 events of her Florida State career.
Seniors Kim Metraux (Lausanne Switzerland) and Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) are tied for 42nd in the individual standings after carding
identical scores of 76. The Seminoles are playing without senior All-American Morgane Metraux who is competing in the second state of Qualifying School for the LPGA Tour.
October 16, 2017
PEBBLE BEACH, CA – Sophomore Amanda Doherty is in seventh place in the individual standings, and the Seminole women’s golf team is in a tie for eighth place in the team standings with one round remaining to be played in the Stanford Intercollegiate at the Poppy Hills Golf Club. Doherty shot a 68 in the second round which tied her for the best round of the day among the 74 golfers in the field as she moved into position to earn her first career victory and her fifth career top-10 individual finish. She begins play in round three only six strokes out of the individual lead.
No. 8 ranked Stanford maintained its lead in the team standings and continues to hold a seven-stroke lead over No. 4 UCLA. Northwestern was the only team to shoot under par as a team in the second round; the Wildcats moved from seventh in the team standings to their current position of third. Hannah Kim of Northwestern is in first place in the individual standings for the second day in a row with a two-day total of 136. She is one of six golfers with under par totals through 36 holes.
“We became a better team today,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “It’s always a goal of ours to get better in each and every round, and we did that today. We moved up a spot (in the standings) and with a good round tomorrow we can earn a really good finish in a tough event. Our goal for tomorrow is to execute our vision and continue to play good golf.”
Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) shot the second best score of her career, a 3-under par 68, in the second round to bring her two-day total to 142. She carded four birdies and one eagle in coming within two strokes of tying her career best round of 66. Doherty was 1-under par with two birdies on her front nine and 2-under par with two birdies and the second eagle of her career on the back nine. She has now carded a hole-in-one (Sept. 23 at the Schooner Fall Classic) and an eagle during the first four events of the year. Doherty is averaging a team-low and career-best 71.73 strokes in 11 rounds during four events this season.
“Amanda played a great round of golf today,” said Bond. “It was an especially good round considering she had a double on 10 and was able to recover and shoot a 68. I really thought her eagle was going to go in the hole – she hit a 3-wood on her tee shot to about three feet.”
Freshman Kathleen Sumner (Charleston, S.C.) carded a 4-over par score of 75 and is in a tie for 23rd place in the individual standings with a two-day total of 147. She has carded scores of 72 and 75 in the first 36 holes and her total of 147 is the best of her Seminole career for the first 36 holes of an event.
Sumner carded the first eagle of her Florida State career on the par 5 hole No. 9. Her eagle helped her finish the final 10 holes of the round at 1-under par. Over the course of her final 10 holes, she carded one eagle and eight holes scored at par. Sumner closed her round with five consecutive holes scored at par.
Senior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) carded her best score of the first two rounds with a 2-over par score of 73. Combined
with her first round score of 76, she has a two-day total of 149 and is in a tie for 39th place in the individual standings. Metraux totaled two birdies and 14 holes scored at par or better in the
October 17, 2017
PEBBLE BEACH, CA – Sophomore Amanda Doherty finished in a tie for 15th place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team finished in 12th place in the team standings as play in the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Condoleezza Rice at the Poppy Hills Golf Club Came to a close. Doherty earned her eighth career top-15 finish as she carded a 5-over par score of 218 for the 54-hole event.
The Stanford Intercollegiate was Florida State’s final tournament of the fall season. The Seminoles earned two top-five and three-top-10 team finishes as they played one of the nation’s toughest fall schedules.
No. 4 UCLA played the best team round of the tournament in the final round and overtook No. 8 Stanford to win the team championship. The Bruins shot a 9-under par score of 275 and defeated the Cardinal by three shots to win the team championship for the second consecutive year. UCLA was the only team in the field of 15 to finish with an under par team score. Andrea Lee of Stanford and Patty Tavatanakit of UCLA – who both shot 4-under par scores of 67 in the final round – finished as the co-champions in the individual standings. Both Lee and Tavatanakit finished with identical scores of 6-under par 207.
“We had a tough day,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “It leaves a bitter taste in our mouths to finish the fall season like this. However, this finish will motivate us to work hard over the winter on or weaknesses. We have a lot of work to do but we are looking forward to seeing each of our players improve as the spring season approaches.”
Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) finished the tournament with a three-round total of 218. Her scores of 74-68-76 allowed her to finish in the top 15 of the individual standings for the second consecutive event and for the third time in four events this fall. She did not finish lower than 16th in any of the Seminoles’ four events and finished the season a total of only four strokes over par. Doherty finished both the Schooner Fall Classic and the ANNIKA Intercollegiate under par.
Doherty finished the fall season with a career-low and team-leading 72.08 stroke average in 12 rounds during four events.
Senior Kayla Jones (Milton, Ga.) led the Seminoles through the third round with a 3-over par score of 74 – her best single round score of the event. She finished with a team-high tying three birdies as she scored a 74 or better for the third time in nine fall events. Jones totaled three birdies and 13 holes scored at par or better during the third round.
Name Place Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Total ========================= ===== ==== ==== ==== ===== Amanda Doherty 15t 74 68 76 218 Kayla Jones 46t 76 77 74 227 Kim Metraux 52t 76 73 80 229 Kathleen Sumner 52t 72 75 82 229 Ashley Mangan 70 77 80 84 241