Gopher Women Finish Ninth at Minnesota Invite; MSU's Burnham Ties for Seventh


September 12 2017
The University of Southern California finished as team champions at the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. The Trojans finished the 54-hole event at 838 (-26). Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Southern California’s Alyaa Abdulghany tees off on the fourth hole during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
Michigan State’s Sarah Burnham follows a tee shot during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Southern California’s Muni He watches her drive on the first hole during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. He finished as co-medalist with a 54-hole total of 206 (-10). Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Southern California’s Muni He lines up a puttduring the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. He finished as co-medalist with a 54-hole total of 206 (-10). Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
Michigan State finished the team event in second place with a three round total of 847 (-17) at the 2017 Minnesota Invitational played at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Southern California’s Muni He and Purdue University’s Inez Wanamarta shared individual medalist honors for the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Both shot finished the 54-hole event at 216 (-10). Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
during the 2017 Minnesota Invite at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Southern California’s Muni He urges a putt to fall during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. He finished as co-medalist with a 54-hole total of 206 (-10). Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Southern California’s Muni He rolls a putt during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. He finished as co-medalist with a 54-hole total of 206 (-10). Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Minnesota’s Kate Lillie walks off a green during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Minnesota’s Muyu Wu lines up a putt during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Southern California’s Muni He stares down a putt during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. He finished as co-medalist with a 54-hole total of 206 (-10). Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Minnesota’s Grace Kellar reacts to a missed putt during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Southern California’s Muni He watches her pitch shot run up the eighteenth green during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. He finished as co-medalist with a 54-hole total of 206 (-10). Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The Gophers Women's Golf Team hosted the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 11-12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Southern California’s Robynn Ree laughs as she prepares for her third shot on the eighteenth hole during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Ree finished the 54-hole event in a tie for second at 208 (-8). Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Minnesota’s Muyu Wu makes her way to the seventeenth green during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Southern California’s Robynn Ree reacts after missing her birdie putt on the final hole of the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Ree finished the 54-hole event in a tie for second at 208 (-8). Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
during the 2017 Minnesota Invite at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Minnesota’s Muyu Wu tees off on the par-3 seventeenth hole during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Wu finished as the low Gopher at 214 (-2) for the 54-hole event. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Southern California’s Alyaa Abdulghany tends the pin on the eighteenth green during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Minnesota’s Sabrine Garrison leaves the seventeenth green with a par during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
Virginia Tech’s Elizabeth Bose hits her drive on the first hole during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
Purdue University’s Inez Wanamarta plays he second shot on the eighteenth during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Wanamarta finished as co-medalist with a 54-hole total of 206 (-10). Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Minnesota’s Joanne Free tees off on the eighteenth hole during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
Michigan State’s Sarah Burnham gives a fist pump after making a birdie during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Southern California’s Alyaa Abdulghany follows a pitch shot during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
Virginia Tech’s Elizabeth Bose watches her putt on the eighteenth green during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury hosted the 2017 Minnesota Invitational on September 11-12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
Purdue University’s Inez Wanamarta follows through on her drive during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Wanamarta finished as co-medalist with a 54-hole total of 206 (-10). Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
Purdue University’s Inez Wanamarta plays a short chip during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Wanamarta finished the 54-hole event as co-champion with a 206 (-10). Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
Virginia Tech’s Elizabeth Bose rolls in a birdie putt on the par-5 ninth during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Bose finished in a tie for second place. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
Purdue University's Inez Wanamarta plays her third into the par-5 eighteenth during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
Virginia Tech’s Elizabeth Bose tees off during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Bose finished in a tie for second place. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
Virginia Tech’s Elizabeth Bose celebrates her birdie at the ninth hole during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Bose finished in a tie for second place. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Southern California’s Muni He reacts to missing a putt during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. He finished as co-medalist with a 54-hole total of 206 (-10). Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Southern California’s Muni He tees off during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. He finished as co-medalist with a 54-hole total of 206 (-10). Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
Virginia Tech’s Elizabeth Bose tees off during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Bose finished in a tie for second place. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
Michigan State’s Paz Marfa tees off during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
The University of Southern California’s Divya Manthena watches a putt during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
Michigan State’s Sarah Burnham watches her eagle attempt at the fourth hole during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA
Purdue University’s Inez Wanamarta tees off during the 2017 Minnesota Invitational at Prestwick Golf Club on September 12, 2017. Wanamarta finished as co-champion. Photo by Jeff Lawler/Courtesy MGA


  WOODBURY, Minn. – The University of Minnesota women’s golf team posted a team score of 297 Tuesday to finish the 2017 Minnesota Invitational in ninth place at Prestwick Golf Club.

The Gophers were led by junior Muyu Wu who collected her second top-20 finish, tying for 17th at 2-under par 214. Wu, Hangzhou, China, opened the championship with a 72 before posting a 3-under par 69 during Monday’s afternoon session. She finished by shooting 73 during the final round.

Senior Sabrine Garrison carded a final-round 74 to finish in a tie for 39th at 220, along with freshman Katie Lillie, who made her collegiate debut this week.

Another Gopher newcomer Grace Kellar began her college career by shooting 1-under par 71 to lead Minnesota during the opening round. She would go on to card rounds of 73 and 78, respectively to finish the championship tied for 46th at 222.

The University of Southern California posted a team score of 280 on the final day Tuesday to claim a nine-stroke victory over Michigan State University. The Trojans opened with a team score of 282 during Monday’s morning session, but tallied a tournament-low 276 in the afternoon to lead the field after 36 holes.

Purdue University’s Inez Wanamarta fired a final-round 67 to earn a share of medalist honors at 10-under par 206 along with USC sophomore Muni He. Michigan State senior and former Wayzata High School standout Sarah Burnham notched a top-10 finish, firing a 6-under par 210, highlighted by Monday’s second round score of 6-under par 66.

The Gopher women opened the 2017-18 season Saturday with a match play dual against Michigan State at Spring Hill Golf Club. The Spartans defeated the Gophers, 4½-1½.

Minnesota travels to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Sept. 26-27 to compete in the Coeur d’Alene Collegiate Invitational at Coeur d’Alene Resort.



THE 2017 MINNESOTA INVITATIONAL
PRESTWICK GOLF CLUB
WOODBURY, MINN.
6,248 YARDS, PAR 72


FINAL TEAM RESULTS

1. Southern California, 282-276-280—838
2. Michigan State, 279-278-290—847
T3. Purdue, 283-285-286—854
T3. Notre Dame, 284-289-281—854
T5. Wisconsin, 287-286-282—855
T5. Louisville, 276-288-291—855
7. Virginia Tech, 285-287-284—856
8. East Carolina, 285-285-290—860
9. MINNESOTA, 290-284-297—871
10. Kansas State, 295-2292-285—872
11. Brigham Young, 293-289-294—876
12. Georgia, 297-292-293—882
13. North Texas, 303-285-305—893
14. Kansas, 298-298-298—894


FINAL INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
T1. Muni He, USC, 70-67-69—206
T1. Inez Wanamarta, Purdue, 70-69-67—206
T3. Elizabeth Bose, Virginia Tech, 66-70-72—208
T3. Robynn Ree, USC, 71-68-69—208
T5. Paz Marfa, Michigan State, 64-71-74—209
T5. Lauren Hartlage, Louisville, 68-69-72—209
T7. SARAH BURNHAM, MICHIGAN STATE, 74-66-70—210
T7. Emma Albrecht, Notre Dame, 68-72-70—210
T7. Melati Putri, Purdue, 68-71-71—210
T10. Molly Skapik, Louisville, 68-72-71—211
T10. Kathryn Carson, ECU, 70-69-72—211
T10. Gabby Curtis, Wisconsin, 71-72-68—211
T10. Isabella DiLisio, Notre Dame, 69-75-67—211

T17. MUYU WU, MINNESOTA, 72-69-73—214
T39. SABRINE GARRISON, MINNESOTA, 75-71-74—220
T39. KATIE LILLIE, MINNESOTA, 73-71-76—220
T46. GRACE KELLAR, MINNESOTA, 71-73-78—222
T55. JOANNE FREE, MINNESOTA, 74-76-74—224
T61. CHRISTINE PORTILLO, MINNESOTA, 79-73-74—226
(playing as individual)
T70. JESSICA LEE, MINNESOTA, 77-77-75—229 (playing as individual)
78. MAGGIE HEGGERSTON, MINNESOTA, 80-75-77—232 (playing as individual)


For complete tournament results go to: http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=14267
 
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