April 27, 2013
Results (After Two Rounds)
The Gophers combined to score a 305 on Saturday during the second round of the 2013 Big Ten Championships in French Lick, Ind. It was an improvement of seven strokes over their first round score and moved them up two spots on the leader board to eighth.
Sophomore Anna Loarr made the move of the day for the Gophers. The Eden Prairie, Minn. native began the day in a tie for 40th place, but after a second round 73 is now in a tie for 21st place with a 36-hole score of 152. Her 73 on Saturday is the lowest score she has contributed in this her fifth career round at the Big Ten Championships.
Sophomore Carmen Laguna contributed her second-straight round of 76 and is tied with Laorr and three other golfers for 21st place. Junior Banchalee Theinthong improved by two strokes with a second-round card of 77 for a 36-hole score of 156. She is in a tie for 33rd place.
Senior Jackie Shepherd is a tie for 36th place, one shot behind Theinthong with a score of 157 after a second round 79. Taylor Quinn registered her second-straight round of 80 while Sarinee Thitiratanakorn posted an 81. Quinn is in a tie for 50th place and Thitiratanakorn is in a tie for 61st place.
Northwestern still has a firm hold on the team lead after a second round 295. Purdue is second, five shots off of the Wildcats while Michigan State, Penn State and Ohio State round out the top five. Purdue’s Paula Reto is now the individual leader by one stroke.
The third and final round is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. The entire round can be followed live at www.golfstat.com.
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