Morgane Metraux was one of the few who ventured from the latest Ladies European Tour event in Italy – the Ladies Italian Open presented by Regione Piemonte – to compete in this week’s ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer. The Epson Tour champion, who became the first player from Switzerland to earn a victory on the Tour last year, earned her maiden LET win at Golf Club Magara with an eagle on the first playoff hole. Though she didn’t have much time to celebrate, the victory was one to remember. Her dad was on the bag, her mother by the rope line and her older sister Kim finishing in a tie for seventh.
“I didn't have the best start of the season. I had a good first event, but after that I missed quite a few cuts. So, I just was happy to go home and get a refresh and see the family and get a week at home where I didn't play much golf and enjoyed my time there,” said Metraux. “Playing in Europe obviously I did pretty well and it just brought so much confidence. It was so great to have my sister and both my parents there when I won.”
Metraux’s momentum continued through the first round in Galloway, N.J., as she currently sits in a tie for sixth at -3. After taking in a lesson or two from her coach and settling into her routine after landing in the States earlier this week, the 2022 Tour rookie said she’s happy to see the fruits of her labor “finally” come together on the Bay Course.
“Technically was in a good place but just couldn't put the scores together, so it was great to see that scores actually were following finally,” said Metraux, who has only made two cuts in seven events so far on Tour in 2022. “Yeah, so I did get a lot of confidence from it. I'm just enjoying this now.”