The Second Annual Minnesota Invitational highlights Michele Redman's fourth year with the Gophers.
Anna Laorr led the Gophers in a tie for 22nd at Karsten Creek Golf Club.
The third and final round of the 2014 NCAA Central Regional is set for Saturday.
The Gophers have two rounds to play at the NCAA Central Regional in Oklahoma.
Opened in 1994, Karsten Creek Golf Club has previously hosted the 2003 and 2011 NCAA Men's Championships as well as the 2008 Big 12 Women's Championships.
Michele Redman is set to begin her third season as the head coach of the University of Minnesota women's golf program. Redman officially joined the "U" family in August of 2011.
Redman, who competed on the LPGA Tour for 20 years, is a graduate of Indiana University, where she was a four-time All-Big Ten selection, a two-time All-American and the medalist of the 1987 Big Ten Championships.
Redman led the team in stroke average in two of her four seasons in Bloomington and helped the Hoosiers claim two Big Ten Conference titles. IU also competed in three NCAA Championships in her time on campus, including an 11th place finish at the 1985 Championships.
"I am so excited to be selected as the new Head Coach for the University of Minnesota Women's Golf program," said Redman, who now resides in Minnesota. "It is an honor for which I am truly grateful. I feel privileged to be able to guide and encourage young women as student-athletes throughout their college experience."