April 27, 2014
FRENCH LICK, Ind. (Gophersports.com) – The University of Minnesota women’s golf program shot a final round 297 on Sunday to finish fifth at the 2014 Big Ten Women’s Golf Championships – the program’s best finish under third-year head coach Michele Redman.
The Gophers carded a 309-312-297—918 (54 over par) for the tournament while Ohio State captured the team title at 301-297-298—896 (32 over par).
“Overall, we were happy with the way we played this weekend, especially the way the girls battled on Sunday to make up some ground,” Redman said. “We have to tip our hat to Ohio State, they played a great tournament and deserve to win this weekend.”
For the second-year in a row, Carmen Laguna finished tied for ninth at the Big Ten meet. The junior fired a 78-76-73—227 (11 over par) to pace the Gophers.
Emie Peronnin shot an 84-80-72—236 (20 over par) to finish tied for 41st in her first appearance at the Big Ten tournament with Banchalee Theinthong carding a 78-84-80—242 (26 over par) to place 60th. Sophie Kitchen also made her first appearance at the tournament for the Gophers as an individual competitor. The freshman fired an 83-85-78—246 (30 over par) to finish 66th.
The 2014 Big Ten Women’s Golf Championships were held at the Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort. The course played as a Par 72 with a yardage of 6,017.
Minnesota will now wait for the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships selections, which will be announced live on Monday on Golf Central on the Golf Channel. The show, which will also be streamed online at golfchannel.com, airs at 5 p.m. CT.
NOTE: There is pre-acknowledged scoring disparity between the official Big Ten results and the results posted on GolfStat.com (Golfstat uses the top four scores from all six golfers for each round while the Big Ten uses the top four scores from five golfers for each round with each school selecting one golfer before the tournament whose scores will not count towards the team total). The attached Big Ten results should be used as official results.
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