BloominGOLDEN GOPHERS OFF THIS WEEK - The University of Minnesota women's golf team is off this week. The Golden Gophers' next competition is in two weeks, April 10-11, at the Indiana Invitational in Bloomington, Ind.
MINNESOTA WINS CLASSIC - The Minnesota women's golf team carded its lowest round of the season and won the 1999 Taylor Made Myrtle Beach Classic at Myrtlewood Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Gophers posted a season-low score of 305 strokes and won the two-day tournament with a total of 623, seven strokes better than second-place Iowa.
All four of Minnesota's scorers were in the 70s on the final day of the tournament. Senior Melanie Lepp (Easton, Minn./United South Central) had the best score on the final day, shooting a one-over-par 73. M.C. Mullen of Iowa was the individual champion with a two- day total of 148, six strokes better than Northwestern's Karen England and Minnesota's Kristi Weichert (Caledonia, Minn./Caledonia). Weichert, the top Minnesota finisher, competed on an individual basis. Donna Boom (Albert Lea, Minn./Albert Lea) had four birdies in her final round of 75 and finished in fourth place with a two-day total of 155. Three Gophers, Michelle Ballou (Chaska, Minn./Chaska), Jenny Bruun (Crookston, Minn./Central) and Lepp, were part of a five-way tie for fifth at 156.
CLASSIC RESULTS - Team Standings 1. Minnesota 318-305 623 2. Iowa 314-316 630 3. Northwestern 320-318 638 4. Coll. of Charleston 321-317 638 5. UNC-Wilmington 332-319 651 6. Michigan 332-323 655 7. Iowa State 338-321 659 8. Coastal Carolina 334-334 668 9. Ohio U. 341-338 679 10.Northern Illinois 344-338 682 Minnesota Finishes T2* Kristi Weichert 77-77 154 4 Donna Boom 80-75 155 T5 Michelle Ballou 78-78 156 T5 Jenny Bruun 77-79 156 T5 Melanie Lepp 83-73 156 T24* Cindy Cannon 83-82 165 36 Katie Bakken 85-82 167 * Designated as individual competitors (do not count in team score) A LOOK AHEAD - After the Indiana Invitational, the Golden Gophers will play in the Hawkeye Invitational, April 17-18, in Iowa City, Iowa.