Minnesota Golf Association

Gopher Women Place 13th to Wrap Up Fall Season in Las Vegas

October 23, 2018

  BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The University of Minnesota women’s golf team posted its best score of the 2018 Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown during Tuesday’s final round, carding a combined score of 291 to move up three spots on the final day to finish 13th to conclude the fall season at Boulder Creek Golf Club.
Oregon State University earned a wire-to-wire victory Tuesday, firing a team score of 280 to finish at 838, four strokes better than second-place University of Tulsa.
Tulsa freshman Lorena Tseng fired a tournament-best 7-under par 65 during Tuesday’s final round to earn a two-stroke victory over Fresno State University’s Brigitte Thibault at 13-under par 203.
The Gophers were led by their trio of sophomores Grace Kellar, Kate Lillie and Joanne Free, who all placed tied for 36th at 3-over 219.
Kellar, from Edina, Minn., opened the championship with her best round of the week, posting a 1-under par 71 before slipping during the second round by posting a 3-over par 75. She would improve during Tuesday’s final round by carding a 73.
Lillie, of St. Charles, Ill., got off to a slow start by carding a 4-over par 76 during the opening round Sunday before bouncing back with a round of 71 Monday. She would card an even par 72 Tuesday to jump into a tie for 36th.
Free, from Gullane, Scotland, also got off to a slow start during the opening round Sunday, shooting 5-over par 77 before rebounding with a 73 during Monday’s second round. Posting her career-best round of 69 during the final round, Free jumped up the leaderboard into a tie for 36th.
The Gopher Women open the spring season Feb. 17-19, 2019 at the Moon Golf Invitational at Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, Fla.
6,343 YARDS, PAR 72
1. Oregon State, 280-278-280—838  
2. Tulsa, 284-276-282—842
3. Augusta, 286-279-281—846
4. Long Beach State, 284-285-287—856
5. Idaho, 286-284-287—857
6. UNLV, 290-290-283—863
7. Fresno State, 291-292-281—864
8. Colorado State, 291-285-290—866
9. Nevada, 292-292-290—874
10. Nebraska, 290-294-291—875
11. San Francisco, 288-300-289—877
12. Northern Arizona, 296-295-294—885
13. MINNESOTA, 299-297-291—887
14. Portland State, 299-296-296—891
15. Univ. of California-Riverside, 296-294-303—893
T16. Univ. of California-Irvine, 305-295-295—895
T16. Oral Roberts, 297-292-306—895
1. Lorena Tseng, Tulsa, 69-69-65—203
2. Brigitte Thibault, Fresno State, 69-70-66—205  
T3. Ellie Slama, Oregon State, 67-68-71—206
T3. Charlotte Alran, Augusta, 75-66-65—206  
5. Sophie Hausmann, Idaho, 72-69-66—207
6. Olivia Jackson, Tulsa, 66-73-69—208
7. Jessica Hall, Fresno State, 72-70-67—209
T8. KATE SMITH, NEBRASKA, 71-68-71—210
T8. Maggie Ashmore, Augusta, 67-71-72—210
T8. Cecilia Diaz-Moliner, Augusta, 71-68-71—210
T36. GRACE KELLAR, MINNESOTA, 71-75-73—219
T36. KATE LILLIE, MINNESOTA, 76-71-72—219
T36. JOANNE FREE, MINNESOTA, 77-73-69—219
T74. KAREN ZHANG, MINNESOTA, 75-78-77—230
T87. MUYU WU, MINNESOTA, 80-79-79—238
For complete tournament results go to:  http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=16228

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