No. 4 Women's Golf Wins Florida State Match-Up
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – 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.”Video
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.
Next up for Florida State is The Dickson, which will be played at The Woodlands Country Club in The Woodlands, Texas on Monday Feb. 27 and Tuesday Feb. 28.