The Gophers have had unique experiences off the golf course, just under a month into the season.
Additionally, the trio was recognized by the Big Ten Conference as Distinguished Scholars.
Each week, Gopher Sports will feature different student-athletes on the women's golf team. This week, get to know Muyu Wu, Niamh Ward and Maggie Heggerston.
The quintet was recognized for having a cumulative grade point average above 3.5.
Record-breaking performances and honors highlight season.
2017-18 | JUNIOR SEASON:
Competed in every tournament, each as a member of the team lineup • Finished the year second in scoring average (75.75), a figure which ranks 15th in program history • Recorded three top-20 finishes • Carded her best tournament finish of the year and a career-best 18 and 72 hole score at the Minnesota Invitational, tying for 17th (72-69-73—214, -2) • Also posted a top-20 finish at the Louisville Ladies Fall Invitational, tying for 19th (77-77—154, +10) • Tied for 18th at the Clover Cup (74-73-76—223, +7) • Matched that score to par one month later in a 27th-place finish at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational (75-76—151) • Finished T-62nd at the Big Ten Championship (77-75-80—232, +16).
2016-17 | SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Competed in every tournament, finishing the year fourth on the team in scoring average at 76.63 • Recorded one top-20 finish, coming at the Minnesota Invitational where she placed tied for 13th (77-73-73—223, +7) • Tied for 60th at the Lady Paladin Invitational (81-73-75—229, +13) and 34th at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational (74-76-76—226, +10) • Finished fall play at the Cardinal Cup, tying for 61st (84-77-79—240, +24) • Ended fall play averaging 76.50 strokes per round, third on the team • Tied for 73rd at the Hurricane Invitational (75-82-78—235, +19) and 58th at the Clover Cup (81-73-77—231, +15) • Recorded best spring finish at Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational, placing 46th (80-80-78—238, +22) • Also competed at the Florida State Match Up and Big Ten Championships, but was disqualified from both tournaments.
2015-16 | FRESHMAN SEASON:
Competed at eight tournaments, all as a member of the lineup • Finished the year fifth on the team with a scoring average of 75.75, the lowest freshman mark in program history • Opened collegiate career at the Minnesota Invitational, tying for 52nd (79-76-81—236, +20) • Tied for 61st at the Windy City Collegiate Classic (78-77-71—226, +10) • Carded her best score to par of the season, finishing tied for 68th at two-over-par at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown (71-75-72—218) • Finished T-66th at the UCF Challenge (77-76-81—234, +18) • Tied for 36th at the Hurricane Invitational (75-73-72—220. +7) • Finished T-73rd at the Mountain View Collegiate Invitational (77-77-80—234, +18) • Earned best finish of the year at the Silverado Showdown, tying for 23rd (73-73-76—222, +6) • Placed T-65th at the Big Ten Championships (76-79-73—228, +12).
Competed internationally from 2013-15 • placed second in the 2015 CGF Tour in Tianjin, China • in 2014, finished as the runner-up at the HSBC China Junior Open at Zhuhai, and was the champion of the HSBC Junior Team Championship from November 18-24, 2013 at Tycoon Golf Club in Shenzhen, China • earned the top spot in the 2013.10 HSC China Junior Final Championship • competed in two events stateside, the Lockton/Samsung Kansas City Junior (9th, +16) and the Lessing’s AJGA Classic (T-14th, +11).
Parents are Kuang Liang and Lianqing Wu • has many friends playing professionally • most memorable golf thrill is her first professional tournament, where she finished tied for 14th in a China LPGA event • also enjoys swimming • plans to major in business.
|Round:||69 - Minnesota Invitational (9/11/17)|
|Finish:||T-13th - Minnesota Invitational (9/12/16 - 9/13/16)|
|Tournament Score:||214 - Minnesota Invitational (9/11/17 - 9/12/17)|
|Tour. Score to Par:||-2 - Minnesota Invitational (9/11/17 - 9/12/17)|
Gophers Break Ground on Golf Facility
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