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.
2018 LAS VEGAS COLLEGIATE SHOWDOWN
BOULDER CREEK GOLF CLUB
BOULDER CITY, NEV.
6,343 YARDS, PAR 72
TUESDAY’S FINAL TEAM RESULTS
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
TUESDAY’S FINAL INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
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