Gophers tied for 17th after two rounds

Minnesota wraps up the Lady Paladin Invitational tomorrow.

Junior Heather Ciskowski plays at the fourth annual Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at the Minikahda Club. Ciskowski tied for third place and the Gophers placed ninth in the season-opener tournament overall.

Chelsea Gortmaker

Junior Heather Ciskowski plays at the fourth annual Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at the Minikahda Club. Ciskowski tied for third place and the Gophers placed ninth in the season-opener tournament overall.

Drew Cove

Minnesota improved its position from the first day of the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, S.C. to tie for 17th out of 20 teams after two rounds of play.

In today’s second round, the Gophers shot a 304, 16-over-par, to bring their two day total to 609, 33-over-par.

The team improved its score from yesterday by one stroke and previously shot a 305 in the first round.

The current team leaders of the tournament are the University of Texas, and the sole leader from the first round, Furman University. Both have shot a score of 567, nine-under-par, so far.

The Gophers have five players within one stroke of each other. Junior Heather Ciskowski and junior Sabrine Garrison are tied at 153, nine-over-par. Senior Emie Peronnin, sophomore Maggie Heggerston, and sophomore Muyu Wu are tied at 154, ten-over-par.

Ciskowski and Garrison are tied for 65th place while Peronnin, Heggerston and Wu are close behind in an eight-way tie for 69th place.

The Gophers look to finish strong in the third round and close out the Lady Paladin Invitational tomorrow.