Tallahassee, Fla. – 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.