The Gophers Travel to French Lick for B1G Championships

Go Gophers! Jackie Shepherd tied for seventh place in last year's championships.
Go Gophers!
Jackie Shepherd tied for seventh place in last year's championships.
Go Gophers!

April 25, 2013

It’s been three weeks since the Gopher women have competed in a tournament, but this weekend the Gophers will travel to French Lick, Ind. to compete in the Big Ten Championships. Competition will take place at the Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort April 26-28.

Minnesota finished in 8th place last year and Michigan State took the top spot at the tournament. The tournament will consist of three rounds beginning Friday at 9:00 a.m. Rounds two and three will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and 8:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Live Scoring will be available at golfstat.com.

The Gophers last tournament was April 5-6 at the Rebel Intercollegiate. Minnesota finished in 15th place with a team total of 920. Sophomore Carmen Laguna carded a 54-hole total of 225 and led Minnesota for the fifth time this season.

Sophomore Anna Laorr and senior Jackie Shepherd both finished with total scores of 233 and tied for 68th place. Junior Banchalee Theinthong finished with a 235 and sole possession of 76th place. Sophomore Sarinee Thitiratanakorn finished with a total score of 240 and tied for 81st.

The Course: The Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort plays at a par 70 and 7,000 yards.

The Field: The Gophers, ranked 66th in the country, will compete against fellow Big Ten teams (Golfweek Rankings): Illinois (119), Indiana (56), Iowa (77), Michigan (90), Michigan State (27), Nebraska (129), Northwestern (19), Ohio State (47), Penn State (42), Purdue (10) and Wisconsin (57).

Gopher Lineup: Senior Jackie Shepherd will be making her fourth and final appearance in the Big Ten Championships. She tied for seventh last season as a junior.

She will be joined by junior Banchalee Theinthong and sophomores Carmen Laguna and Anna Laorr, Taylor Quinn and Sarinee Thitiratanakorn.

Up Next: The NCAA Regionals will begin on May 9 at several locations around the country. Minnesota last qualified for the NCAA Regionals following the 2010-11 season. That team finished third at the NCAA Central Regional at Warren Golf Club in South Bend, Ind. and went on finish 19th at the NCAA Championships at Texas A&M.