Minnesota Finishes Fifth at Nittany Lion Invitational

Go Gophers! Carmen Laguna led Minnesota over the weekend at the Nittany Lion Invitational.
Go Gophers!
Carmen Laguna led Minnesota over the weekend at the Nittany Lion Invitational.
Go Gophers!

Sept. 30, 2012

Team Results (Final)
Player Results (Final)

The University of Minnesota women’s golf team combined for a team score of 300 in the final round of the Nittany Lion Invitational in Happy Valley on Sunday. The Gophers, who finished in fifth place, established a season-low 54-hole score of 898 over the weekend.

Sophomores Carmen Laguna and Sarinee Thitiratanakorn registered the lowest cards of the day for Minnesota with a pair of one-over par 73’s. Laguna’s 54-hole score of 223 (77-73-73) ties a career-low and was good for a tie for 15th place. Thitiratanakorn’s weekend score of 224 (77-74-73) is also a career-low and placed her in a tie for 18th place.

Yet another Gopher sophomore, Anna Laorr, tied Thitiratanakorn and also tied a career-low with a 224 (73-73-78) of her own. Junior Banchalee Theinthong finished with a 229 (79-74-76) and in a tie for 33rd place while senior Jackie Shepherd carded a three-day total of 233 (77-77-79) and finished in a tie for 49th place. Sophomore Taylor Quinn finished in a tie for 69th place with a 239 (82-78-79).

All of the awards stayed home in Happy Valley, as Penn State won the team title with a score of 862, 24 strokes ahead of Harvard. The Crimson combined for the lowest score of the day with a 284. PSU’s Ellen Ceresko won medalist honors with her score of 208.

Minnesota will be off for two weeks before traveling to Bloomington, Ind. for the Hoosier Fall Invitational Oct. 13-14.

Gopher Scores

T15th Carmen Laguna 77-73-73--223
T18th Sarinee Thitiratanakorn 77-74-73--224
T18th Anna Laorr 73-73-78--224
T33rd Banchalee Theinthong 79-74-76--229
T49th Jackie Shepherd 77-77-79--233
T69th Taylor Quinn 82-78-79--239