Gopher Women Open Spring Season With Victory Over Michigan at Dual Meet in Florida
February 3, 2019
NAPLES, Fla. – Staging a strong performance during the second round of its dual match against conference rivals from the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota women’s golf team erased a one-point deficit Saturday at Bay Colony Golf Club to begin the spring season with a victory, 7.5-6.5.
Leading the way for the Gopher women were senior Muyu Wu, who earned a pair of victories on the weekend, and by sophomore Grace Kellar, whose halve against Ashley Kim during Saturday’s final match solidified a Gopher victory as Kellar also went unbeaten during the event.
"These last two days it was nice to get out on the grass, to see some scores, but it's also a really great way to start off the season with some momentum with a great win against Michigan," Gopher head coach Michele Redman. "They all hung in there, Grace made a putt on the last hole to halve the match and for the team to win. Now we know what we need to work on and looking forward to getting back into some stroke play competition."
Minnesota also got victories from sophomore Kate Lillie, freshman Karen Zhang and redshirt sophomore Christine Portillo Saturday as the Gophers picked up four and a half points on the final day to come from behind and defeat the Wolverines.
The Gopher women return to action at the Moon Golf Invitational Feb. 17-19 at Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, Fla.
GOPHER WOMEN DUAL MATCH
BAY COLONY GOLF CLUB
6,303 YARDS, PAR 72
SATURDAY’S FINAL RESULTS
MINNESOTA – 7.5, Michigan – 6.5
GRACE KELLAR, MINNESOTA, and Ashley Kim, Michigan, halved
MUYU WU, MINNESOTA, def. Alisa Snyder, Michigan, 3 and 2
Ashely Lau, Michigan, def. ALAYNA ELDRED, MINNESOTA, 3 and 1
KATE LILLIE, MINNESOTA, def. Hannah Ghelfi, Michigan, 4 and 2
KAREN ZHANG, MINNESOTA, def. Jacy Young, Michigan, 3 and 1
Sophia Trombetta, Michigan, def. JOANNE FREE, MINNESOTA, 1-up
CHRISTINE PORTILLO, MINNESOTA, def. Elodie Van Dievoet, 3 and 2
FRIDAY’S RESULTS (PLAYED AT QUAIL CREEK CC)
Michigan – 4, MINNESOTA – 3
GRACE KELLAR def. Ashley Lau, 5 and 3
Ashley Kim def. KATE LILLIE, 4 and 3
MUYU WU def. Alisa Snyder, 1-up
Sophia Trombetta def. JOANNE FREE, 2 and 1
Hannah Ghelfi def. KAREN ZHANG, 2-up
ALAYNA ELDRED def. Elodie Van Dievoet, 4 and 3
Jacqueline Young def. JESSICA LEE, 4 and 2