Feb. 10, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. (Gophersports.com) – The University of Minnesota women’s golf program shot a 287 during the second round of the UCF Classic on Monday with the performance ranking as the Gophers’ lowest 18-hole score under third-year head coach Michele Redman.
The team score also sits tied for third lowest in the Minnesota record book for 18 holes (2011 MountainView Collegiate).
“Today was a great day for our program and for our girls. We played the way we know we can, and it’s great to see everyone’s hard work and dedication paying off,” Redman said. “There’s one more round to go tomorrow, and we need to have the same attitude and approach that we’ve had all week if we want to keep improving.”
After starting the second round in 11th at Eagle Creek Golf Club, the Gophers improved their standing throughout the second day of competition on Monday and finished the second day of competition in seventh. Minnesota improved on its first round score of 295 by seven strokes and saw four out of five competitors improve or remain consistent in their round-by-round scores.
Carmen Laguna continues to pace the Gophers after carding a three-under par 69 on Monday (72-69—141). Laguna now finds herself tied for seventh at four-under par in the individual standings with one round to go on Tuesday.
Freshmen Emie Peronnin went from four shots over par on Sunday to one shot under with a 71 on Monday (76-71—147). Peronnin and Anna Laorr (74-73—147) are tied for 35th. Sarinee Thitiratanakorn (74-74—148, tied for 45th) and Sophie Kitchen (75-82—157, tied for 96th) rounded out the Gophers contingency on Monday.
Minnesota has now posted a pair of top-10 all-time 18-hole rounds in the last four rounds of play dating back to last fall’s Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. In addition to Monday’s score of 287, the Gophers also carded a 290 to open the Las Vegas competition on Oct. 27, 2013 – tied for the seventh-best 18-hole score in program history.
The Gophers conclude the UCF Classic on Tuesday morning in Orlando.
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