Garrison discovers better swing in sophomore year

The golfer broke a school record with a 54-hole score of 206 in late October.

Jack White

The Minnesota women’s golf team has no seniors this season, but sophomore Sabrine Garrison has distinguished herself within the inexperienced group.
 
 
Garrison’s average score of 73.33 per round is tied for the second lowest on the team. She also set a school record for lowest 54-hole golf score in October, shooting a 206 at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown.
 
 
“I just think that we had to [make] some changes with Sabrine’s swing when she got here to get her back to where she was in high school,” head coach Michele Redman said. “I think she’s also done a great job of working on her short game and putting.”
 
 
Garrison’s average score per round this season is nearly three strokes lower than it was her freshman year, and the Calgary, Alberta, native credited a lot of the improvement to her ball striking.
 
 
“I worked a lot with my dad, just playing a lot of tournaments and traveling,” Garrison said. “I was really motivated coming out of my freshman year and just [wanted] to continue to improve.”
 
 
Before coming to Minnesota, Garrison played with Team Canada’s women’s development squad and was the runner-up at the 2013 Alberta Girls Championship.
 
 
Garrison then chose to attend the University of Minnesota in part because of her interest in eventually going to medical school. She is a physiology major with a minor in childhood development and was named an All-American Scholar in July by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.
 
 
She earned a top-20 finish in the team’s first tournament this spring, the UCF Challenge. Her score of 223 was second best on the team, but Garrison has already shown she’s capable of more on the course.
 
 
“I’m excited about [her] future,” Redman said.