Aug. 1, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS - Anna Laorr of the Minnesota women's golf program defeated Olivia Herrick 2 and 1 to win the Open title in the Minnesota Women's Golf Association State Match Play Championship on Wednesday at Jewel Golf Club in Lake City, Minn.
The soon-to-be junior bested three of the state's top women's golfers over the three-day event, defeating McKenzie Neisen 4 and 3 on Tuesday morning and as topping Sarah Burnham - the defending Twin Cities Junior Girls' champion and reigning Minnesota Women's Amateur champion - 5 and 4 on Tuesday afternoon before beating Herrick - the 2010 Minnesota Golf Association Player of the Year - on Wednesday. Laorr also competed against Gopher teammate Tiffany Gretsch during the tournament.
"A win like this really boosts your confidence," Laorr told the Minnesota Golf Association. "Playing in a lot of team events, I haven't had a chance to test my game against the Minnesota girls that I grew up playing with. A win this week gives me a lot of confidence heading into the State Open and the State Amateur in the next couple of weeks."
Laorr competed in all 10 team tournaments as a sophomore for the Gophers in 2012-13 including a fifth-place finish at the BYU Entrada Classic.
Garrison Finishes Top-20 as Clover Cup Concludes
The junior placed among a tie for 16th place as the Gophers ended the tournament in eighth place.
Gophers Remain Eighth After Second Round
The Minnesota women’s golf team maintained its hold on eighth place following the second round of the Clover Cup at the Longbow Golf Club on Saturday.
Gophers Open At Clover Cup
The Minnesota women’s golf team posted the eighth-best team score of the day, opening play at the Clover Cup on Friday at the Longbow Golf Club.