Junior Golf
Grogan Cards 72 on Final Day for 11th-Place Wolverines in Tennessee
Written By: ssmiley@gam.org

Site: Knoxville, Tenn.
Course: Cherokee Country Club (par 71, 5,870 yards)
Tournament: Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships 
U-M Team Standing: 11th Place of 16 Teams (311-299-303/913)
Top U-M Individual: Lauren Grogan, tie-37th (80-75-72/227)
Next U-M Event: Sun-Tue., Oct. 26-28 -- at Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown (Boulder City, Nev.)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- An even-par 72 from senior Lauren Grogan (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson HS) highlighted final-round play for the University of Michigan women's golf team as the Wolverines finished 11th today (Sunday, Oct. 19) with a 913 total at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships held at the Cherokee Country Club.

The Wolverines opened the three-day event posting a 311 in Friday's (Oct. 17) first round and found themselves in the 12th position as sophomore Julia Montgomery (Utica, Mich./Utica HS) had the day's top round with a two-over 74. U-M used a two-over 74 from freshman Kathy Lim (Langley, British Columbia/R.E Mountain Secondary) and three 75s to post its tournament-best 299 team total on the second day (Saturday, Oct. 18). However, Michigan remained in 12th with a 610 two-day tally.

Grogan tied a season best today with an even-par 72 in the final round, and Montgomery shot her second two-over 74 of the weekend, as the Wolverines closed with a 303 final-round team total to improve one position on the team leaderboard.

After a slow start, Grogan closed as the top-finishing Wolverines with a season-best 227 total (80-75-72), putting her in a tie for 37th. Lim (78-74-77) and Montgomery (71-81-74) each tied for 45th as they each had a season-best 229 totals. Making her first career start, freshman Megan Kim (Redondo Beach, Calif./Mira Costa HS) tied for 64th at 234 (79-75-80), while freshman Emily White (Saline, Mich./Saline HS) rounded out U-M's starting five, tying for 71st at 237 (81-75-71).

The Wolverines will waste little time before getting back to competition as they travel to Boulder City, Nev., Sunday through Tuesday, Oct. 26-28, for UNLV's Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. The 54-hole event will serve as U-M's fall finale and will be held at the Boulder Creek Golf Club.

Final Team Standings

 1. South Carolina          295-289-281 = 865
 2. Tennessee               301-290-288 = 879
 3. Kent State              289-294-297 = 880
 4. Louisville              293-287-304 = 884
 5. Central Florida         294-295-298 = 887
 6. Missouri                297-290-310 = 897
 7. Wisconsin               304-293-303 = 900
 8. Denver                  297-300-308 = 905
 9. Furman                  299-300-307 = 906
10. Notre Dame              300-303-308 = 911
11. MICHIGAN                311-299-303 = 913
12. College of Charleston   306-302-311 = 919
13. Chattanooga             317-298-308 = 923
14. Penn State              317-301-306 = 924
15. East Tennessee State    317-306-302 = 925
16. Eastern Kentucky        324-313-320 = 957

 

Top Individuals

 1. Nanna Madsen, South Carolina       72-69-71 = 212 (-1)
 2. Hannah Pietila, Tennessee          74-69-72 = 215
    Mary Fran Hillow, South Carolina   76-74-65 = 215
 4. Justine Dreher, South Carolina     73-71-73 = 217
 5. Monifa Sealy, UCF                  72-76-70 = 218
    Emily Haas, Louisville             73-72-73 = 218
 7. Wad Phaewchimplee, Kent State      71-74-74 = 219
 8. Laura Restrepo, Louisville         71-75-74 = 220
    Jennifer Ha, Kent State            72-72-76 = 220

 

Michigan Individuals

T37. Lauren Grogan      80-75-72 = 227
T45. Kathy Lim          78-74-77 = 229
T45. Julia Montgomery   74-81-74 = 229
T64. Megan Kim          79-75-80 = 234
T71. Emily White        81-75-81 = 237
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