May 9, 2014
STILLWATER, Okla. (Gophersports.com) – With one round to play, the University of Minnesota women’s golf program sits tied for 11th at the 2014 NCAA Central Regional after firing a 16 over par 304 on Friday afternoon.
Through two rounds, the Gophers are 27 over par (299-304—603) and are seven shots back from eighth in the team standings – the top eight teams at the regional advance to the NCAA championships later this month.
“We’re still in this thing, and we like our attitude heading into the final round,” Minnesota head coach Michele Redman said. “We’ve put ourselves in a position where we need to play well to advance tomorrow, and now we have to go out there and get it done.”
Junior Anna Laorr leads the Gophers after shooting a one over par 73 on Friday. Laorr sits tied for 20th at three over par (74-73—147, three over par) for the tournament.
Meanwhile Banchalee Theinthong is tied for 42nd through two rounds after shooting a six over par 78 in the second round. The senior is seven over par for the tournament (73-78—151).
One shot back from her teammate is Carmen Laguna in a tie for 50th. The junior carded a two over par 74 on Friday, improving on her first round by four strokes. Laguna is eight over par (78-74—152) for the weekend.
Sarinee Thitiratanakorn is right behind the duo at nine over par for the tournament (74-79—153) after shooting a 79 on Friday. Thitiratanakorn is tied for 56th.
Freshman Emie Peronnin rounds out the Minnesota contingency in a tie for 105th. The newcomer shot a 79 on Friday and sits at 19 over par (84-79—163) through two rounds.
The third and final round of the 2014 NCAA Central Regional is set for Saturday. Karsten Creek Golf Club plays as a par 72, 6,200-yard course for the tournament.
The Gophers are one of 24 Division I programs competing at the NCAA Central Regional with the top eight teams from each of the three regional meets advancing to the NCAA championships finals at Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., on May 20-23.
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