Teresa Puga
Teresa  Puga

Student Assistant Coach


Gophers Head to Arizona

Minnesota is one of 15 team competing at the Mountain View Collegiate Invitational.


Gophers Win BYU at Entrada Classic

Minnesota picked up its first win since the 2007-08 season this week in Utah


Gophers Conclude Fall Season with Sixth Place Finish in Las Vegas

Carmen Laguna Secured her Second-Straight Top Five Finish

Teresa Puga is in her first season as a student assistant following a brilliant playing career at the University of Minnesota.

One of the most accomplished golfers in Minnesota history, Puga holds most of the program's records • finished Gopher career with a stroke average of 75.51, the lowest, by nearly two strokes, in the history of the program • her senior season (2010-11) average of 74.34 is also the lowest season average in program history • her 2009-10 season average of 74.97 is the second-lowest in program history • also holds the sixth (76.28 - 2008-09) and 14th ( lowest season averages • holds the first (73.25 - 2010), second (74.07 - 2008) & seveth (75.66 - 2009) lowest fall averages in program history • also holds the first (74.64 - 2010), second (75.13 - 2011), 14th (77.36 - 2008) and 20th (77.78 - 2009) lowest spring averages in team history • appeared in 42 career tournaments at Minnesota.

2010-11 • SENIOR SEASON: Played in all 12 of the team's events on the season, including the NCAA Championships • held the team's lowest stroke average on the season at 74.34 • had eight top-20 and three top-10 finishes on the season, including a tie for 15th finish at the NCAA Championships • captured medalist honors at the UCF Challenge with a career-low 54 hole score of 208 (-8) • posted a team-low fall scoring average of 73.25 • was a two-time winner of Big Ten Golfer of the WeeK (2/17 - 3/30).

2009-10 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in all 11 tournaments on the season • made first NCAA appearance as part of the NCAA West Regional field, finishing in a tie for 12th with a 54-hole score of 221 • posted a season average of 74.97, the lowest on the team and the lowest season average in the history of Gopher Women's Golf • also established a program low with a spring average of 74.64 • will enter senior campaign with the lowest career average in school history at 76.01 • collected seven top-10 and nine top-20 finishes • best finish on the season came at the Northern Migration Invitational where she tied for third • tied for ninth at the Big Ten Championships, her lowest finish at the conference tournament • twice named the Big Ten Player of the Week (2/24 & 3/24) • named Academic All-Big Ten.

SUMMER 2009 • AMATEUR PLAY: Recorded rounds of 75-78-70-78 at the Spanish Amateur National Championships • participated in the Grand Prix des Landes in Hossegor, France and carded rounds of 76-70-69-69 • carded a 36-hole score of 147 (76-71) in the Interceltique Trophy in La Bretagne, France • participated in the Switzerland International, carding rounds of 70-77-74-69 • fired rounds of 73-70 in the Golden Week Real Club de Golf de La Zapateira.

2008-09 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: One of three Gopher players to see action in all 11 tournaments this season • season average of 76.28 (32 rounds) is the second best in school history • team counted 30 of the 32 rounds • recorded five top-10 finishes and 8 top-20 finishes during the season • averaged 77.78 during the spring schedule, 13th best spring average all-time • best finish of the spring schedule was a tie for third at the Winthrop Intercollegiate (3/22) • played in all five of the team's tournaments during the fall season • paced the team with a 74.07 stroke average in 13 rounds played • scoring average set a new school record for fall scoring by almost a shot • previous record was 75.00 set in 1988 by Kate Hughes • established a career-low round of 70 in the second round of the Badger Invitational • shot a career-low 54 hole score of 218 in the Las Vegas Showdown (10/29) • placed in the top 20 in four of five events and in the top ten in three of five events • best finish of the fall season was a tie for fifth placing in the Lady Northern (10/19) • named Academic All-Big Ten.

SUMMER 2008 • AMATEUR PLAY: Finished 11th at the Spanish National Tournament after rounds of 74-77-71 • took third place at the Grand Prix des Landes Hossegor with four rounds in the 60's: 67-69-68-66.

2007-08 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Joined the team in January of 2008 and did not participate during the fall schedule • played in all seven events during the spring season • led the team with a 77.36 stroke average • scoring average is the seventh-best in school history for a spring season • only Gopher to count all rounds towards the team total (22 for 22) • led the Gophers with three top-10 finishes • shot an 11-over 299 and placed sixth to lead the Gophers to a tie for eighth place at the Big Ten Championships, their highest finish in three seasons • best finish was a tie for second at the Diablo Grande Intercollegiate (3/18) • also finished in a tie for seventh at the Rio Verde Invitational (3/9).

AMATEUR PLAY: Member of the Spanish national team • competed for Spain at the 2007 Nation's Cup • runner-up at the 2007 Spanish International Lady Junior Match Play Championship • placed third at the Hossegor Grand Prix Des Landes (282/+2) • advanced to the Round of 32 of match play at the British Girls Amateur • became the first women to win the Copa de Oro de Galicia (148/+4) • finished 11th at the 2007 Spanish Championshp and third at the 2005 Spanish Championship.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Blume High School.

PERSONAL: Born April July 17, 1989 • daughter of Eluira Gil and Ursino Puga • will graduate with a degree in Business & Marketing Education.


Gophers Break Ground on Golf Facility

Gophers Break Ground on Golf Facility

6/22/2018 - W. Golf

The University of Minnesota officially broke ground on its new indoor golf training facility Friday afternoon in St. Paul. The facility is expected to be ready for use by both the Gopher ...

161 Gophers Receive Academic All-Big Ten Honors

161 Gophers Receive Academic All-Big Ten Honors

5/30/2018 - W. Golf

A total of 161 student-athletes were honored by the Big Ten Conference on the Academic All-Big Ten Team.

Eight Gophers Earn Academic All-District Nods

Eight Gophers Earn Academic All-District Nods

5/17/2018 - W. Golf

The eight Gopher honorees represent six sports with men's gymnastics and women's hockey each having two representatives.

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