Sept. 16, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS – After the first day of competition at the Minikahda Club, the Minnesota women’s golf program sits tied for second at the Minnesota Invitational following a strong second round on Monday afternoon.
Through two rounds, the Gophers totaled 608 (+32) to match Kent State while Illinois stands on top of the leaderboard at 603 (+27). The Gophers shot a 309 as a team to open the tournament -- finishing the first round tied for fifth. Minnesota would improve by 10 shots in the second round with a 299 to move up to its current position in the standings.
Anna Laorr and newcomer Emie Peronnin paced the Gophers in the team’s season opening tournament. The duo sits in a seven-way tie for 13th in the individual standings. Laorr shot 77 in the opening round followed by a 76 to end the day at 153 (+9). Meanwhile, Peronnin – in her collegiate debut – bettered her scorecard by 13 strokes in the second round, carding an 83 and a team-low 70.
Carmen Laguna fired a pair of 77s to sit one-stroke behind the pack at 154 (+10) while Sarinee Thitiratanakorn stands at +11 in a tie for 21st after recording rounds of 79 and 76. Minnesota’s fifth golfer, Banchalee Theinthong is tied for 30th at 157 (+13) after opening rounds of 76 and 81.
Minnesota also has four student-athletes competing as individuals at the Minnesota Invitational. Sophie Kitchen followed her opening round 81 with an 82 in the afternoon to sit tied for 48th at 163 (+19), Taylor Quinn fired an 85 followed by an 82 to stand tied for 53rd at 167 (+23), Alexandra Buska sits in a tie for 59th at 169 (+25) after rounds of 87 and 82, and Tiffany Gretsch is tied for 61st at 171 (+27) with rounds of 84 and 87.
Minnesota concludes its first home tournament since 2005 on Tuesday with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. CT. Round three tee times are attached.
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