U-M Completes Season with 16th-Place Finish at Central Regional
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May 12, 2012

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Site: Columbus, Ohio
Course: Ohio State's Scarlet Course (par 72, 6,246 yards)
Tournament: NCAA Central Regional (Day 3 of 3)
U-M Team Standing: 16th Place of 24 Teams (315-316-306/937)
Top U-M Individual: Yugene Lee, tie-43rd (74-79-78/231)
Next U-M Event: Season Complete

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With a closing two-over 74 from sophomore Alyssa Shimel (Pemberville, Ohio/Eastwood HS) and 77s from freshman Linda Luo (Bradenton, Fla./Lakewood Ranch HS) and senior Meagan Bauer (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc HS), the University of Michigan women's golf team posted a 306 final-round team total today (Saturday, May 12) to finish 16th with a 937 at the NCAA Central Regional held at Ohio State's Scarlet Golf Course.

After opening the regional with a two-over 74, sophomore Yugene Lee (Athens, Ga./Oconee County HS) closed with rounds of 79 and 78 to lead the Wolverines with a 231 total, tying her for 43rd. Playing in her hometown and first NCAA postseason, freshman Lauren Grogan (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson HS) tied for 50th with a 234 total after shooting rounds of 76, 79 and 79.

Rounding out the top three for the Wolverines was Shimel, who recovered after an opening-round tally of 84 to post scores of 77 and a third-round best of two-over 74 to close at 235 and tie for 57th. Other finishing Wolverine players included Luo, who tied for 84th at 239 (81-81-77), and Bauer, who finished 108th at 246 (87-82-77).

Eight teams advanced to the NCAA Finals out of the central regional and included third-ranked USC (874), who won the regional by 25 strokes, Vanderbilt (899), Purdue (902), Tennessee (904), Virginia (905), host Ohio State (908), N.C. State (911) and Arkansas (913). Florida State's Maria Salinas and Georgia's Rocio Sanchez Lobato will travel to the championships as an individual.

With the Wolverines not advancing to the NCAA Finals, the 2011-12 season is now complete. U-M posted five top-five finishes in its 12 events, closed fourth at the Big Ten Championships and competed in its 10th overall NCAA postseason appearance in the last 12 years.



Final Team Standings

 1. USC                 298-290-286 = 874
 2. Vanderbilt          308-292-299 = 899
 3. Purdue              301-307-294 = 902
 4. Tennessee           306-308-290 = 904
 5. Virginia            308-296-301 = 905
 6. Ohio State          310-302-296 = 908
 7. N.C. State          307-304-300 = 911
 8. Arkansas            310-308-295 = 913
 9. Oregon              308-300-306 = 914
10. Florida State       314-301-304 = 919
    Georgia             299-318-302 = 919
12. Auburn              306-304-312 = 922
13. Mississippi         315-311-304 = 930
14. Texas State         320-315-300 = 935
15. Notre Dame          304-320-312 = 936
16. MICHIGAN            315-316-306 = 937
17. Kentucky            322-313-304 = 939
18. Harvard             315-317-311 = 943
19. South Florida       309-325-320 = 954
20. Texas-San Antonio   317-326-319 = 962
21. East Carolina       329-310-328 = 967
22. UNC Wilmington      323-322-324 = 969
23. Butler              321-334-315 = 970
24. Siena College       328-326-327 = 981

Top Individuals

 1. Lisa McCloskey, USC             73-68-72 = 213
    Maria Salinas, Florida State    71-72-70 = 213
 3. Marina Alex, Vanderbilt         70-73-72 = 215
 4. Brittany Altomare, Virginia     75-72-71 = 218
    Sophia Popov, USC               78-68-72 = 218
    Emily Tubert, Arkansas          75-75-68 = 218
 7. Rachel Rohanna, Ohio State      74-74-72 = 220
 8. Doris Chen, USC                 72-77-72 = 221
    Lauren Stratton, Vanderbilt     75-68-78 = 221
10. Laura Gonzalez, Purdue          78-73-71 = 222
    Augusta James, N.C. State       78-73-71 = 222
    Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Georgia   73-75-74 = 222

Michigan Individuals

T43. Yugene Lee      74-79-78 = 231
T50. Lauren Grogan   76-79-79 = 234
T57. Alyssa Shimel   84-77-74 = 235
T84. Linda Luo       81-81-77 = 239
108. Meagan Bauer    87-82-77 = 246
 
* played as individual

• Previous Results: Day 2 | Day 1



N O T E S

• Michigan made its seventh NCAA Regional appearance. In total, U-M has been to the NCAA postseason 10 of the last 12 years (seven team, three individual).

Yugene Lee's 231 total is the fifth-best 54-hole total for a Wolverine in the NCAA postseason ever.

Meagan Bauer, Yugene Lee and Alyssa Shimel started all 12 events this season. Bauer closed her career starting her final 34 events of the 38 in her career. Shimel has not missed a start in her two seasons, a string of 24 straight, while Lee has started the last 22 straight events of her 23 career events.

Lauren Grogan and Linda Luo competed in their first NCAA Regional.

• Michigan finished the season playing all 12 events in a 54-hole format.

Q U O T E S

Michigan Head Coach Cheryl Stacy
On the Wolverines' performance at the NCAA Central Regional ... "We played better today. We really challenged ourselves to play within ourselves and take it hole by hole. I was really happy that Alyssa (Shimel) came through with a good round. It was even better to see Meagan (Bauer) play better. It was a very sad moment to walk the 18th fairway with her. We were honored to have coached her for the past four years and we will miss her and the entire Bauer family tremendously. We were able to take away a lot of positives from this tournament and this season. We have a bright future with some great student-athletes who are going to continue to improve and start winning tournaments for Michigan."

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423