July 15, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS (Gophersports.com) -Sarinee Thitiratanakorn of the University of Minnesota women's golf program has been named an All-American Scholar by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA), the organization has announced.
One of five Academic All-Big Ten honoree this year for the Gophers, Thitiratanakorn competed in all 11 tournaments for the Maroon & Gold this season and helped the team to its seventh NCAA tournament appearance. The Gophers finished tied for 11th at the NCAA Central Regional and were just two shots away from advancing to the NCAA championships.
Thitiratanakorn posted a season scoring average of 75.88 last year for Minnesota - a new career best for the junior and the ninth-best season scoring average in program history.
The Bangkok, Thailand native also led the Gophers to one of the best tournaments in school history this spring at the Central District Invitational at Lakewood Ranch Cypress Course in Sarasota, Fla.
Thitiratanakorn fired a two-under, 214 (69-74-71) at the tournament to set new career bests in score to par (two under), tournament score (214) and single-round score (69). Her 214 tournament score stands as the third lowest in school history while Minnesota's 875 team tournament score at the event also is the third best in Gophers' history.
Peronnin Finishes 56th at NCAA Regional
The senior moved up another nine spots on the final day of competition with her lowest round of the week.
Peronnin Moves Up On Day Two
Senior shaved seven strokes off her first round score as she improved 11 spots on the leaderboard.
Peronnin Completes First Round at NCAA Regional
Senior is tied for 77th after 18 holes of competition at the OSU Golf Club - Scarlet Course.