Wolverines Unable to Claw Out of 11th Place at Big Tens
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April 27, 2014

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Site: French Lick, Ind.
Course: Pete Dye Course, French Lick Resort (par 72, 6,017)
Tournament: Big Ten Championships (Day 3)
U-M Team Standing: 11th Place of 12 Teams (317-309-312/938)
Top U-M Individual: Grace Choi, tie-34th (79-70-85/234)
Next U-M Event: Monday, April 28 -- NCAA Selection Show (Golf Channel), 6 p.m.

FRENCH LICK, Ind. -- The University of Michigan women's golf team was unable to climb out of 11th place at the Big Ten Championships today (April 27) on the final day of play at the French Lick Resort's Pete Dye course. U-M earned a final-round 312 to finish with a 938 team total.

U-M teed off on the back nine for the third straight time this weekend and began the day six shots off a tie for seventh place. With three golfers at or below par through the day's first five holes, the Wolverines were in a position to move up, but high numbers at the front end of the day's second nine sealed Michigan's place in the standings.

For the team-leading fifth time this season, freshman Grace Choi's (Dallas, Texas/Woodrow Wilson HS) was the team's highest finisher, tying for 34th place with a 234 total in her first appearance at the postseason conference tournament. Her two-under 70 on day two is among the lowest rounds by any U-M individual in the history of the Big Ten Championships and tied for the second-lowest round of the weekend.

Just a single stroke behind Choi was sophomore Catherine Peters (Clarence, N.Y./Clarence H.S.), who closed a steady weekend with a 77 to finish in a tie for 37th. The final-round score for Peters tied with senior Yugene Lee's (Athens, Ga./Oconee County HS) final Big Ten Championships round for the second-lowest score by any Wolverine in the tournament.

Senior Alyssa Shimel (Pemberville, Ohio/Eastwood) finished in 54th place with a 235 total, while Lee tied with junior Lauren Grogan (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson HS) and one other golfer for 63rd with 54-hole scores of 245.

Senior Chelsea Pezzola (Bradenton, Fla./Saint Stephens Episcopal Prep.) rounded out the Michigan scorecard by shooting her best score of the weekend, an 81, and finished in 71st place, eight shots behind her pair of teammates.

Michigan will await the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships selection show to learn whether or not they have qualified for a spot at regionals, which will be played from Thu-Sun., April 8-10. The announcements will be announced live on the Golf Channel tomorrow (Monday, April 28) from 6-7 p.m.

Team Standings (After Day 3 of 3)

 1. Michigan State   305-293-297 = 895
    Ohio State       301-297-297 = 895
 3. Northwestern     307-301-297 = 905
 4. Penn State       306-308-298 = 912
 5. Illinois         316-296-301 = 913
 6. Wisconsin        316-305-293 = 914
 7. Minnesota        309-312-297 = 918
 8. Purdue           315-302-307 = 924
 9. Iowa             314-306-306 = 926
10. Nebraska         302-322-307 = 931
11. MICHIGAN         317-309-312 = 938
12. Indiana          322-314-311 = 947

Top Individuals

 1. Jessica Porvasnik, Ohio State       73-72-71 = 216
 2. Zoe-Beth Brake, Ohio State          74-71-74 = 219
 3. Hana Lee, Northwestern              75-75-70 = 220
 4. Brooke Ferrell, Wisconsin           78-75-68 = 221
 5. Allyssa Ferrell, Michigan State     74-75-75 = 224
 6. Ember Schuldt, Illinois             77-73-75 = 225
 7. Kelly Grasse, Michigan State        81-70-75 = 226
    Gabby Yurik, Michigan State         79-75-72 = 226
 9. Carmen Laguna, Minnesota            78-76-73 = 227
    Lindsey McPherson, Michigan State   76-75-76 = 227
    Liz Nagel, Michigan State           79-73-75 = 227
    Christina Vosters, Penn State       75-75-77 = 227

Michigan Individuals

T34. Grace Choi         79-70-85 = 234
T37. Catherine Peters   79-79-77 = 235
 54. Alyssa Shimel      78-82-79 = 239
T63. Lauren Grogan      81-85-79 = 245
     Yugene Lee         90-78-77 = 245
 71. Chelsea Pezzola    87-85-81 = 253

• Previous Results: Day 2 | Day 1

Contact: Chad Shepard (shepchad@umich.edu)

   

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