Gophers Sit in Third Place After 36 Holes at Hoosier Fall Invitational

Go Gophers! Carmen Laguna is two strokes off the lead heading into the final round.
Go Gophers!
Carmen Laguna is two strokes off the lead heading into the final round.
Go Gophers!

Oct. 13, 2012

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The University of Minnesota women’s golf team will head into the final round of the Hoosier Fall Invitational in third place after combining to shoot rounds of 301 and 295 Oct. 13 in Indiana. The Gophers 36-hole total of 596 is four shots shy of second place Wisconsin.

Sophomore Carmen Laguna, Minnesota’s leader in stroke average this season, established a new career low on Saturday by firing an opening round, three-under par 69. She added a 73 in the afternoon round and is currently alone in second place, two shots off the lead at 142.

Fellow Gopher sophomore Sarinee Thitiratanakorn also established a career low on Saturday but her's came during the afternoon session with a one-under 71. Coupled with her morning round 75, the Bangkok, Thailand native sits in a four-player tie for seventh place.

After a first round total of 78, senior Jackie Shepherd rebounded with a 73 in the afternoon and is in a tie for 17th place. Anna Laorr contributed rounds of 79 and 78 and is in a tie for 36th place while Banchalee Theinthong carded a pair of 80’s and is in a tie for 46th place.  Taylor Quinn, playing the event as an individual, will head into Sunday’s final round in a tie for 72nd place.

The host Indiana Hoosiers sit atop the team leaderboard with an opening day 580, 12 strokes ahead of the Badgers. Wisconsin’s Lindsay Danielson finished as the opening day medalist with rounds of 72 and 68.

Sunday’s final round is scheduled to get underway with a 7:30 a.m. CT shotgun. The entire round can be followed live on www.golfstat.com.

Gopher Scores

2nd Carmen Laguna 69-73--142
T7th Sarinee Thitiratanakorn 75-71--146
T17th Jackie Shepherd 78-73--151
T36th Anna Laorr 79-78--157
T46th Banchalee Theinthong 80-80--160
T72nd Taylor Quinn * 85-83--168

*Individual