Sept. 28, 2012
The Gophers opened the first round of the Nittany Lion Invitational with an 18-hole score of 304 and are tied for fourth with the College of Charleston and Columbia University. Minnesota is only one stroke behind third place Harvard.
Sophomore Anna Laorr led the Gophers on day one and is tied for fifth place individually by tying a career low with an one-over par 73.
Three of Laorr's Gophers' teammates, sophomore Carmen Laguna, senior Jackie Shepherd and sophomore Sarinee Thitiratanakorn all carded scores of five-over par 77's and are in a tie for 28th place.
Junior Banchalee Theinthong’s score of 79, seven-over par, is tied for 50th but is only two strokes behind her teammates. Red-shirt sophomore Taylor Quinn is tied for 73rd after 18 holes with a score of 82 and ten-over par.
Penn State’s Ellen Ceresko leads the field following a three-under par card of 69. Her Nittany Lions are four shots ahead of second place Old Dominion with a combined score of 292.
The 37th Nittany Lion invitational is hosted by Penn State University at the Blue Course of the Penn State Golf Courses. Second round action will continue Saturday with tee times starting at 7:00 a.m. CT.
The final round will begin on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. CT. Both rounds can be followed live at golfstat.com.
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