March 19, 2014
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- University of Michigan freshman Grace Choi (Dallas, Texas/Woodrow Wilson HS) was named Big Ten Women's Golfer of the Week today (Wednesday, March 19) after tying for second place individually, her first career top-five finish, and helping U-M to a tie for fourth place at last weekend's Clover Cup Invitational.
In the team's third of five events this spring, Choi opened the weekend with a career-low 18-hole score of 69 on day one. She followed up her impressive first-round performance with a 71 on day two and closed out the tournament with a final-round 74 to finish with a 54-hole career-best 214 total (two under par). She was one of just three competitors to finish the tournament under par, racking up a team-high 11 birdies on the weekend.
The conference accolade marks the first of Choi's career. Through seven events this season, she leads the Wolverines with a 75.30 scoring average through 20 total rounds of play and three top-25 finishes. She is the first Michigan women's golfer to win the award since Linda Luo (Nov. 9, 2011).
Next up for the Michigan women's team is the Hoya Invitational in Beallsville, Md. The tournament will be a two-day event running from Monday, March 31, to Tuesday, April 1.
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