Nov. 9, 2011
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Following a career-best medalist runner-up finish at the Challenge at Onion Creek (Mon-Tue., Nov. 7-8), freshman Linda Luo (Bradenton, Fla./Lakewood Ranch HS) of the University of Michigan women's golf team was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week on Wednesday (Nov. 9).
Luo nearly won her first career tournament as she closed as the medalist runner-up at U-M's fall finale at the Onion Creek Golf Club. Opening with a career-best one-under 69, Luo became the 12th Wolverine ever to record a single tournament round below 70. She followed that with an even-par 70 in round two to sit atop the leaderboard after the first day of competition.
Luo remained in contention the entire final round but had to watch Texas Tech's Gabriella Dominguez drain a 30-foot putt on the pairing's final hole to take medalist honors. Luo had a chance to tie but missed her putt; however, her career-best score of 213 (69-70-74) equals the top output for a Wolverine this season in a 54-hole event.
The Wolverines have completed their fall season and will not see tournament action until after the New Year. The Wolverines will break up the winter break with an alumni match on Saturday, Jan. 28, in Naples, Fla., before starting the spring season with a trip to Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Feb. 12-14, for Purdue's annual Lady Puerto Rico Classic. The 54-hole event will be played at the Rio Mar Beach Resort.
Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423