April 29, 2012
Minnesota finished eighth at the Big Ten Championship in French Lick, Ind. The team combined on a three round score of 918 (+54) at the Donald Ross Golf Course.
Minnesota, a very young team, showed improvement throughout the tournament, Minnesota took strokes off its' score every round. Sunday, the team shot an 11-over 299. Junior Jackie Shepherd showed her experience, leading Minnesota and finishing in a tie for seventh. She tallied a final round score of 74 (+2) to finish the tournament with a 220 (+4). She concluded the tournament four strokes back of the champion.
Sarinee Thitiratanakorn turned in the best round by a Gopher Sunday. She fired a 1-over 73. The round was a 12-shot improvement over her first round. Banchalee Theinthong also showed improvement on the final day. Her 3-over round of 75 was two strokes better than each of her previous rounds.
Taylor Quinn posted her second-straight solid round with a 77 (+5) Sunday. She collected a score of 237 (+21) for the tournament. Freshman Carmen Laguna, who has had a breakthrough season for the Gophers, posted a 6-over 78 to finish the tournament at 238 (+22) Another freshman, Anna Laorr, ended her tournament by shooting an 85 (+13).
Michigan State captured the team title. The Spartans carded an 885 (+21), which was 10 strokes better than second-place Purdue. Boilermaker Laura Gonzalez used back-to-back rounds of 3-under 69 to capture the individual medal. Gonzalez shot an even-par 216 for the tournament. Her score was one stroke better than Michigan's Yugene Lee, who fired a 217 (+1) and finished second.
Gophers Strong through Opening Round in Miami
The Minnesota women's golf team finished the first round in a tie for sixth among a field of 15 schools.
Gophers Head to Hurricane Invite
The University of Minnesota women's golf team returns to action on Monday in the Sunshine State.
Gophers Place Sixth at Florida State Match Up
Peronnin earns her second top-20 finish of the year as the tournament wrapped up Sunday.