The University of Minnesota women's golf team finished in ninth place at the 12-team Lady Buckeye Invitational in Columbus, Ohio after a final round 329 on Sunday. Entering the day in ninth, the Gophers stood pat over the final 18 holes to conclude the 54-hole event with a combined score of 967.
After an 81 on her final 18 holes, Teresa Puga was the lowest Gopher of the weekend with a three-round total of 241 to finish in a tie for 28th place. Michele Edlin concluded the event alone in 36th with an 86 on Sunday for a two-day 244 total.
Mary Narzisi ended one back of Edlin in a tied for 37th following an 82, while Jackie Shepherd finished 48th after the lowest Minnesota score of the day with an 80 (247).
Samantha Sommers posted a 90 on the last day to finish in tie for 55th (250), and Banchalee Theinthong used an 88 for a weekend score of 253 and a tie for 61st position.
Michigan State led the field the entire event to take home the championship by 17 strokes over runner up Kent State. Wisconsin earned third place (939), with host Ohio State (941) taking fourth place and Northwestern (946) rounding out the top five.
Caroline Powers of victorious Michigan State took home medalist honors with a 10 over-par 226 for the event, edging Lindsay Danielson of Wisconsin but just one stroke.
The event marks the last of the regular season for the Gophers. Minnesota will next head to the Big Ten Championships in Chicago, Illinois to partake in the event from April 22-24.