Grogan, Luo Pace Michigan to 12th-Place Effort at Clover Cup
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Linda Luo
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March 10, 2013

Site: Mesa, Ariz.
Course: Longbow Golf Club (par 72, 6,209 yards)
Tournament: Clover Cup Invitational
U-M Team Standing: 12th of 16 Teams (303-307-311/921)
Top U-M Individual: Lauren Grogan, tie-24th (74-75-76/225)
Next U-M Event: Sun-Tue., March 31-April 2 -- at SDSU Farms Invitational (San Diego, Calif.)

MESA, Ariz. -- With top-30 finishes from sophomores Lauren Grogan (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson HS) and Linda Luo (Bradenton, Fla./Lakewood Ranch HS), the University of Michigan women's golf team posted a 921 54-hole total to close 12th today (Sunday, March 10) at the 2013 Clover Cup Invitational at the Longbow Golf Club.

With Friday's first round cancelled due to heavy rains and lightning, the 16-team field doubled up the second day as the Wolverines posted team totals of 303 and 307 putting the Wolverines 10th at 610. A final round 311 saw U-M drop two spots to close 12th with a 921 total.

Grogan tied for 24th individually to lead U-M for the third time this season after posting a 225 total (74-75-76), while classmate Luo tied for 28th at 226 (74-73-79) to help the duo finish 1-2 for the fifth time in seven events this season. Additional starting Wolverine finishes included junior Alyssa Shimel (Pemberville, Ohio/Eastwood HS) tying for 59th at 234 (78-77-79), freshman Catherine Peters (Clarence, N.Y./Clarence HS) tying for 68th at 237 (78-82-77) and junior Alicia Weber (Northville, Mich./Northville HS) tying for 81st at 241 (77-82-82).

Playing as an individual junior Yugene Lee (Athens, Ga./Oconee County HS) posted a season-best 54-hole total of 229 (74-78-77), bettering her prior best by seven strokes, while sophomore Devon Compton (Rochester Hills, Mich./Stoney Creek HS) tied for 54th at 232 (72-80-70). Junior Chelsea Pezzola (Bradenton, Fla./Saint Stephens Episcopal Prep) and freshman Ella Pendy (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Point South HS) each tied for 77th at 240.

The Wolverines return home before heading to San Diego, Calif.,(March 31-April 2) for the SDSU Farms Invitational. The 54-hole event will be played at the Farm Golf Club.




Final Team Standings

 1. Oklahoma                281-289-292 = 862
 2. SMU                     299-284-297 = 880
 3. Texas Tech              296-293-293 = 882
 4. Tulsa                   303-295-293 = 891
 5. Notre Dame              298-298-296 = 892
 6. Northwestern            285-303-305 = 893
 7. Florida International   305-290-301 = 896
 8. Minnesota               296-304-304 = 904
 9. Mississippi             303-307-296 = 906
10. Colorado                301-308-304 = 913
11. Kansas                  312-301-304 = 917
12. MICHIGAN                303-307-311 = 921
13. Nebraska                312-312-313 = 937
    Cincinnati              322-310-305 = 937
15. Georgetown              315-310-315 = 940
16. Illinois                321-321-324 = 966

Top Individuals

 1. Kristina Merkle, Tulsa           72-72-66 = 210
 2. Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma   71-70-71 = 212
 3. Jenny Haglund, SMU               71-67-76 = 214
    Emily Collins, Oklahoma          71-71-72 = 214*
 5. Kimberly Kaufman, Texas Tech     74-69-72 = 215
    Hana Lee, Northwestern           66-73-76 = 215
    Taylor Schmidt, Oklahoma         70-72-73 = 215
 8. Stani Schiavone, Mississippi     73-71-72 = 216

Michigan Individuals

T24. Lauren Grogan      74-75-76 = 225
T28. Linda Luo          74-73-79 = 226
T59. Alyssa Shimel      78-77-79 = 234
T68. Catherine Peters   78-82-77 = 237
T81. Alicia Weber       77-82-82 = 241
T38. Yugene Lee         74-78-77 = 229*
T54. Devon Compton      73-80-79 = 232*
T77. Chelsea Pezzola    83-80-77 = 240*
T77. Ella Pendy         80-80-80 = 240*
 
* played as individual



N O T E S

Lauren Grogan and Linda Luo remain the only Wolverines to have started all seven events this season.

Ella Pendy played in her second career event and posted a career-best 240 total, bettering her previous best by 19 shots. She fired three straight career-best rounds of 80.

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423

   

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