Shimel, Grogan to Team Up for Pure Silk Championship
Lauren Grogan (left) and Alyssa Shimel

July 19, 2012

CORAL SPRING, Fla. -- University of Michigan women's golfers Alyssa Shimel (Pemberville, Ohio/Eastwood HS) and Lauren Grogan (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson HS) will form one of 50 collegiate teams for the third annual Pure Silk Women's Collegiate Team Championship presented by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA). The event will be held Tuesday through Thursday, July 31-Aug. 2, at Wedgewood Golf & Country Club in Powell, Ohio.

The Wolverine duo will play 54 holes during the championship, which will feature an alternate-shot format on the first day, better-ball play on day two, and aggregate scoring on the final day as each player plays her own ball.

Trophies for the championship will be presented to the top five overall teams, the top overall Division II and III teams, and for the best team score during each round.

Shimel and Grogan will be one of seven Big Ten Conference two-player teams in the field. Other Big Ten schools participating at the event include: Iowa's Kristi Cardwell/Shelby Phillips and Anna DePalma/Karly Grouwinkel, Michigan State's Lindsey McPherson/Christine Meier and Liz Nagel/Trisha Witherby, Ohio State's Amy Meier and Rachel Rohanna, and Purdue's Aurora Kan and Vaishavi Sinna.

National Golf Coaches Association

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423