Three Gophers Named to Big Ten Watch List
Sep 5, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS - Carmen Laguna, Anna Laorr and Emie Peronnin of the Minnesota women's golf team have been named to the 2013-14 Big Ten Women's Golfers to Watch List, the conference office announced on Wednesday.
A native of Tomares-Sevilla, Spain, Laguna earned her second career preseason honor from the Big Ten after posting Minnesota's lowest stroke average (74.93) in 2012-13 as a sophomore. The junior participated in all 10 team tournaments last year with a total of 29 rounds. Laguna had five top-20 finishes and three top-10 finishes in 2012-13 including a second-place finish at the Hoosier Invitational, where she also posted career best round (69) and tournament score (217).
Laorr also participated in all 10 team tournaments as a sophomore in 2012-13 and held a 76.93 stroke average. The Eden Prairie, Minn., native posted three top-20 finishes including a career-best fifth-place finish at the BYU Entrada Classic. Laorr also posted a career best tournament score of 222 at the BYU Entrada Classic while the junior has recorded seven rounds of 73 over her career, the last coming at the 2013 Big Ten Championships. Laorr enters the season having won the Minnesota Women's Golf Association State Match Play Championship last month at Jewel Golf Club in Lake City, Minn.
A newcomer to this year's roster, Peronin comes to Minnesota from Fréjus, France. The incoming freshman held a 74.7 stroke average in 2012. A member of the 2010 French Junior Team, her best career round score was a 3-under-par 65. Peronnin's tournament wins include the Grand Prix de Fontcaude, the Grand Prix de la Grande Motte and the Coupes Yves Caillo. She has also finished eighth at the French Cup and ninth at the French National Championship.
Minnesota opens the 2013-14 season with the Minnesota Invitational - the program's first home tournament since 2005 - at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Invitational is set for Sept. 16-17 with a 12-team field set to compete.