Gophers Travel to Penn State to Take Part in Nittany Lion Invitational
Taylor Quinn is making her season debut this weekend at the Nittany Lion Invitational
Taylor Quinn is making her season debut this weekend at the Nittany Lion Invitational

Sept. 27, 2012

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After 12 days off from tournaments, the University of Minnesota women’s golf team travels to University Park, Pa. this weekend to take part in the Nittany Lion Invitational, hosted by Penn State University. The tournament will take place at the Blue Course of the Penn State Golf Courses.

The opening round will begin Friday, Sept. 28 with a 12:00 p.m. CT shotgun start with the second round on Saturday, Sept. 29, beginning at 7:00 a.m. CT. The final round is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start.

All three rounds of the Nittany Lion Invitational can be followed live at

The Gophers started their season finishing seventh out of 15 teams at the Mary Fossum Invitational in East Lansing, Mich. Sophomore Carmen Laguna and junior Banchalee Theinthong look to continue their success this weekend after both finishing in the top-20 individually.

Minnesota will see a completely new group of teams this weekend. The entire 17-team field is below.

The Field:The Gophers will be joined by 16 other teams:  Akron, Bucknell, Cincinnati, Columbia, College of Charleston, Georgetown, Harvard, Longwood, Monmouth, Ohio University, Old Dominion, Penn State, Princeton, Western Michigan, William & Mary and Yale. 

The Lineup: Each team will have six players with the lowest four scores counting towards the team score.

Minnesota’s lineup will be as follows: 1. Banchalee Theinthong, 2. Sarinee Thitiratanakorn, 3. Jackie Shepherd, 4. Carmen Laguna, 5. Anna Laorr and 6. Taylor Quinn.

The Course: the Blue Course at the Penn State Golf Courses is a newly renovated par 72 playing at 6,229 yards. The course hosted the 2008 Big Ten Women’s Golf Championship and has hosted events by the USGA, FCWT, AJGA, IJGT, PGA Junior Series and West Penn Golf Association.

Up Next: The Gophers take another two-week break before traveling to Bloomington, Ind. to participate in the Hoosier Fall Invitational Oct. 13-14.




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