May 21, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS (Gophersports.com) – Junior Carmen Laguna of the Minnesota women’s golf program concluded one of the most successful seasons in school history by setting a new school record for season scoring average and earning the Gophers’ Most Valuable Player Award.
The Tomares-Sevilla, Spain native ended the 2013-14 campaign with a scoring average of 74.19 for the season – the lowest average in school history, topping Teresa Puga’s previous record of 74.34 in 2010-11. Laguna also holds the third lowest season scoring average of 74.93 from 2012-13 while this year’s squad posted four of the top-10 averages in school history.
Laguna competed in all 11 tournaments for Minnesota this season including the 2014 NCAA Central Regional in Stillwater, Okla. For just the seventh time in program history, the Gophers earned a berth in the NCAA tournament and were just two shots away from advancing to the third NCAA championships in school history.
The junior factored into Minnesota’s team score for all 32 rounds this season including a 67 at the Hoosier Fall Invitational – tied for the third lowest round in school history and one shot off the school record. Laguna finished second at the event (tying her best career finish) after shooting a one-under par, 212 – the best score to par of her career with the Maroon & Gold and the second-lowest 54-hole score in school history. The junior golfer tallied three of the top-10 54-hole performances in school history during the 2013-14 season.
Laguna tallied three top-10 finishes and six top-20 performances over the course of the season.
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