July 9, 2012
Two Minnesota golfers recently turned in second-place performances in their respective tournaments. Sarinee Thitiratanakorn finished second in the Singha-SAT Thai LPGA Championship, and Jackie Shepherd took runner-up honors in the Wisconsin Women’s State Open.
Thitiratanakorn posted the best score of any amateur in the professional tournament’s field, shooting 74 and 71 on the last two days. Last year for the Gophers, her best round was a 73. Thitiratanakorn will begin her sophomore season this fall.
Shepherd posted scores of 73 and 76 to finish two strokes behind the winner at Geneva National Golf Club. She held the Gophers’ second-best stroke average (76.36) during the 2011-12 season and tied for seventh at the Big Ten Championship. Shepherd will be a senior this season.
Gophers Finish 15th at Furman
The Gophers finished tied for 15th on Sunday as the Lady Paladin Invitational drew to a close.
Gophers Move Up After Second Round at Furman
After 36 holes of play at the Lady Paladin Invitational, the Minnesota women’s golf team sits tied for 17th.
Gophers Open Play at Lady Paladin
The Gophers finished the first round of their second tournament of the season on Friday in South Carolina.