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Morgane Métraux wins on the LET Tour


27. May 2024

Injured during the winter, with a loss of confidence and in doubt, Morgane Métraux managed to completely reverse the situation in the space of two weeks. A technical change put her game back on track and relieved her unfortunate wrist. Her second victory on the LET is all the sweeter!

Winner of the Italian Open in 2022, the youngest of the Métraux sisters today recorded her second victory on the European Tour in a very different context. Two years ago, her first success came with a certain logic, but this year, her triumph on the Evian greens was much more unexpected. But it was certainly more gratifying and reassuring than the first.

After injuring her left wrist a few months ago, the young woman from Lausanne was unable to train optimally over the winter and her start to the LPGA Tour season was complicated. Not to say demoralising, with 6 consecutive missed cuts. ‘At the beginning of May, I felt a technical change in my swing. A simpler way of thinking, compatible with preserving my fragile wrist, radically changed the start of my movement and my state of mind. I rediscovered ‘the game’, in the literal sense of the word. And with it, pleasure. I felt that from that moment on, I could have fun on the course again’.

Last week's first cut was indicative of this new-found potential. And for her return to the LET, it was with great appetite that the Swiss player took to the Evian course on Thursday. The proof was in the form of 5 birdies and just one bogey in the first round (67) and a provisional third place. The confirmation came with 6 birdies, an eagle and a second bogey in her second round, despite the capricious weather and two interruptions to play. "My long game was very solid, as was my putting, and I made very few mistakes. It's a feeling I've waited too long for!"

With three birdies in a row from 14 to 16 and a margin of 4 shots with two holes to go. ‘It was magical. I almost made a hole in one at 14, I put my shot to two metres on 15 and made a final birdie on the very complicated hole at 16.In the end, Morgane Métraux finished the competition three shots ahead of her young compatriot Chiara Tamburlini and France's Agathe Sauzon.

With this victory, the LPGA Tour player has secured her place in two major tournaments: the Amundi Evian Championship in July and the AIG Women's Open in August. She is also back in the running for selection for the Paris Olympics. And she has secured her place on the LET for the next two years. ‘I avoided thinking about it during the third round, but a lot will happen with this victory. I still don't realise what's just happened, but I'm very positive about the rest of the season.

The young pro will cross the Atlantic again to play in the ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey, her last chance to qualify for another major, the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Let's go Morgane!


Press release on Morgane Métraux's victory by Jacques Houriet