Gophers Combine to Shoot 312 in First Round of B1G Championships

Go Gophers! Carmen Laguna opened the B1G Championships with a 76.
Go Gophers!
Carmen Laguna opened the B1G Championships with a 76.
Go Gophers!

April 26, 2013

First Round Team Results | First Round Individual Results

The University of Minnesota women’s golf team is in 10th place after the first round of the 2013 Big Ten Championships.  The Gophers combined to shoot a 312 and are two shots out of eighth and just nine shots shy of fifth.

Minnesota sophomore Carmen Laguna, the team’s stroke leader, paced the locals with a four over par 76 in the first round. She is in a seven-player tie for 22nd place. Jackie Shepherd, playing in her final Big Ten Championships, posted a 78 and is in a tie for 34th place.

Banchalee Theinthong and Anna Laorr each carded rounds of 79 and are tied for 40th place while Taylor Quinn and Sarinee Thitiratanakorn contributed rounds of 80 and 82, respectively.

Northwestern University is in first place following an opening round 287, six shots ahead of second place Purdue. Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan State round out the top five. Hana Lee of Northwestern holds a three-shot lead over a pair of players and is the leader in the clubhouse.

The second round will continue from the Donald Ross Golf Course in French Lick, Ind. beginning at 9:00 a.m. The entire 2013 Big Ten Championships can be followed live at www.golfstat.com.

Gopher Scores

T22nd Carmen Laguna 76
T34th Jackie Shepherd 78
T40th Banchalee Theinthong 79
T40th Anna Laorr 79
T51st Taylor Quinn 80
T64th Sarinee Thitiratanakorn 82