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 Move Up After Second Round at Furman
After 36 holes of play at the Lady Paladin Invitational, the Minnesota women’s golf team sits tied for 17th.
Gophers Open Play at Lady Paladin
The Gophers finished the first round of their second tournament of the season on Friday in South Carolina.
Gophers Travel to Furman
The women's golf team heads to Furman University for the three-day Lady Paladin Invitational.