Gophers Return to Action at BYU
March 15, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) -- After a month off from competition, the University of Minnesota women's golf program returns to action at the Entrada Classic in St. George, Utah.
BYU hosts the two-day, 54-hole tournament at the Entrada Course at Snow Canyon Country Club. The action begins on Monday, March 17 with 36 holes beginning at 9:30 a.m. CT. The final 18 holes are set for Tuesday, March 18 at 9:30 a.m.
Joining the Gophers for the upcoming competition are Brigham Young, California, Colorado State, Dixie State, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas State, Montana, North Texas, SUU, Texas State, UVU, Weber State, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
2013 BYU Entrada Classic Recap
Minnesota finished the event in Utah with a final round 294, tying a season-low, and a 54-hole score of 894, to fall just six shots shy of team champion Wisconsin.
Senior Jackie Shepherd paced the Gophers with an even-round score of 72 on Tuesday to finish alone in third place, the lowest finish in her collegiate career. Her 54-hole score of 219 was also a career-low.
Anna Laorr wasn’t far behind her teammate. She posted a 73 on Tuesday to finish in fifth place with a tournament score of 222.
Minnesota just missed yet another top-five finisher as Banchalee Theinthong tied for sixth place with a tournament score of 224. She posted a 74 in the final round.
Last Time Out - Central District Invitational
The University of Minnesota women’s golf program shot a six-over par 294 in the final round to finish seventh at the Central District Invitational at Lakewood Ranch’s Cypress Course.
The Gophers, who opened the tournament with the second best round in school history (a four-under par 284 on Monday), totaled an 875 as a team for the tournament, 11-over par. Minnesota also shot a nine-over 297 in Monday’s second round.
After tying the school 54-hole record last week with an 869 at the UCF Classic, the Gophers’ 875 this week ranks third in the school record book.
Sarinee Thitiratanakorn paced the Gophers from start to finish in Sarasota and ended the tournament tied for 13th – her best finish of the season. Her tournament score of 214 now stands as the third best-ever at Minnesota while her score to par of two-under was a career best. The junior shot a career-best, three-under par 69 in the opening round, added a 74 in the afternoon session and closed out the tournament with a one-under 71 on Tuesday.
Carmen Laguna fired a final round one-over par 73 after carding a 71 and a 74 on Monday. The junior from Tomares-Sevilla, Spain ended the tournament in 24th with a two-over par 218. Anna Laorr carded three-straight, one-over par 73s at the event to finish one stroke behind Laguna in a tie for 25th. The junior’s tournament total read three-over par 219. Banchalee Theinthong finished tied for 50th at 10-over par (73-76-77—226) while Emie Peronnin tied for 56th at 12-over par (71-79-78—228).