Wolverines Finish 18th at Tar Heel Invitational
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Oct. 14, 2012

Site: Chapel Hill, N.C.
Course: UNC's Finley Golf Course (par 72, 6,379 yards)
Tournament: Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational
U-M Team Standing: 18th Place of 18 Teams (319-304-324/947)
Top U-M Individual: Lauren Grogan, tie-63rd (78-77-78/233)
Next U-M Event: Sun-Mon., Oct. 28-29 -- at Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate (Kiawah Island, S.C.)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The University of Michigan women's golf team tallied a 324 final team score today (Sunday, Oct. 14) and posted a 947 event total to finish 18th at the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational at UNC's Finley Golf Course.

In a field that included 12 top-50 ranked teams and six among the top 24, sophomore Lauren Grogan's (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson HS) 78 and classmate Devon Compton's (Rochester Hills, Mich./Stoney Creek HS) 79 paced U-M's 319 team tally in Friday's opening round.

Junior Yugene Lee (Athens, Ga./Oconee County HS) fired a season-best two-over 74 to lead U-M in Saturday's 304 second-round tally as sophomore Linda Luo's (Bradenton, Fla./Lakewood Ranch HS) 76 and Grogan's and Compton's 77s helped U-M drop 15 shots from the previous day's team score. Luo's 77 and Grogan's 78 led the Wolverines in today's final round.

Grogan was U-M's top finishing individual, tying for 63rd at 233 (78-77-78), while Luo tied for 67th a shot back at 234 (81-76-77). Rounding out U-M's starters were Compton in 81st at 237 (79-77-81), Lee finishing 93rd at 248 (81-74-93), and junior Alyssa Shimel (Pemberville, Ohio/Eastwood HS) placing 96th at 258 (86-84-88).

The Wolverines will conclude their fall season when they head to Kiawah Island, S.C., Sunday and Monday, Oct. 28-29, for the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate. The 54-hole tournament, hosted by the College of Charleston, will be played at Oak Pointe Golf Course.


Final Team Standings

 1. North Carolina    288-293-291 = 872 (+8)
 2. Mississippi       299-297-289 = 885
    Baylor            288-303-294 = 885
 4. Duke              296-301-290 = 887
 5. Virginia          286-309-293 = 888
    Arkansas          301-297-290 = 888
 7. N.C. State        300-295-294 = 889
 8. LSU               294-302-297 = 893
 9. Florida           301-292-302 = 895
10. Michigan State    302-298-300 = 900
11. Louisville        304-297-301 = 902
12. South Carolina    298-301-311 = 910
    Kentucky          305-305-300 = 910
14. Auburn            311-308-302 = 921
15. Central Florida   307-314-303 = 924
16. Wake Forest       304-310-312 = 926
17. Colorado          311-312-307 = 930
18. MICHIGAN          319-304-324 = 947

Top Individuals

 1. Isabelle Lendl, Florida          70-71-69 = 210 (-6)
 2. Hayley Davis, Baylor             67-73-73 = 213
 3. Brittany Altomare, Virginia      69-75-70 = 214
 4. Haley Sanders, Mississippi       75-69-71 = 215
    Lauren Taylor, Baylor            72-73-70 = 215
 6. Maia Schechter, North Carolina   72-71-74 = 217
 7. Casey Grice, North Carolina      72-73-73 = 218
    Madelene Sagstrom, LSU           74-72-72 = 218

Other Michigan Individuals

T63. Lauren Grogan   78-77-78 = 233
T67. Linda Luo       81-76-77 = 234
 81. Devon Compton   79-77-81 = 237
 93. Yugene Lee      81-74-93 = 248
 96. Alyssa Shimel   86-84-88 = 258

N O T E S

Yugene Lee shot a season-best two-over 74 in the second round. Her previous best this season was a 76 tallied in the second round of the Mary Fossum Invitational.

• Lee, Lauren Grogan and Linda Luo have started all three events this fall.

Q U O T E S

Michigan head coach Cheryl Stacy
On the weekend for U-M at the Tar Heel Invitational ... "It was a great opportunity to compete against some of the best golf teams in the country. We had beautiful weather and played a great golf course. It played long for our team. The girls were very disappointed with their play, but we will continue to battle through these low points to come out stronger as we move on to our next tournament in Myrtle Beach."

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423

   

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