CoursGOLDEN GOPHERS COMPETE IN HAWKEYE INVITE - The University of Minnesota women's golf team will compete in the Hawkeye Invitational this weekend, Saturday- Sunday, April 17-18 at the Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, Iowa. The tournament is a 54-hole event, with 36 holes scheduled for Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. and 18 holes Sunday starting at 9 a.m. The course is a par- 73, 6,000-yard layout for the event.
WEICHERT NOTCHES SECOND-PLACE FINISH AT INDIANA - Senior Kristi Weichert (Caledonia, Minn./Caledonia) carded a three-round total of 231 to tie for the individual title, but lost the medalist honor to Ohio State's Lisa Strom, at the Indiana Invitational.
The Gophers finished fourth as a team with a total of 948 strokes, 14 strokes behind champion Indiana's 934. Ohio State placed second at 937, while Purdue was third at 947.
Weichert, Strom and Ohio State's Natalie Mosher all turned in a 9-over par 231 in the 54-hole tournament. The players returned to the 17th hole to begin the playoff. All three players pared the hole. On the 18th, Strom hit par, while Weichert and Mosher bogeyed the hole, giving Strom the medalist honor.
Gopher senior Melanie Lepp (Easton, Minn./United South Central) scored the invitational's lowest round, an even-par 74, on Sunday to improve her standing to a tie for 19th with a total of 240. She started the final round in a tie for 38th.
Indiana Invitational Indiana University G.C., Bloomington, Ind. Par 74, 6,134 yards Team Scores 1.Indiana 320-308-306 934 2.Ohio State 314-311-312 937 3.Purdue 311-313-323 947 4.Minnesota 325-314-309 948 5.Michigan State 313-316-321 950 6.Wisconsin 327-318-318 963 7.Northwestern 318-330-327 975 8.Southern Illinois 328-333-334 995 9.Michigan 331-328-338 997 10.Illinois State 330-338-338 1006 11.Ohio U. 341-337-331 1009 12.Notre Dame 339-332-334 1015 13.Illinois 347-342-344 1033 Gopher scores: T2, Kristi Weichert, 79-75-77=231 T19, Melanie Lepp, 85-81-74=240 T22, Michelle Ballou, 80-84-77=241 T22, Jenny Bruun, 82-78-81=241 T35, Donna Boom, 84-80-83=247 A LOOK AHEAD - Minnesota will play its final tuneup for the Big Ten Championships on April 24-25 at the Buckeye Invitational in Columbus, Ohio.