Peronnin shines in final collegiate outing, Minnesota golf takes eighth at Big Tens

Peronnin finished first among Gophers golfers during the conference meet.

by Jack White

Senior Emie Peronnin finished third in what might be her final competition as a Minnesota golfer, just two strokes shy of the Big Ten Championships victor.

But the senior wasn’t completely satisfied with her performance.

“If you had told me the week before that ‘you’re going to finish third and shoot four-under,’ I would’ve been like ‘hell yeah,’” Peronnin said. “Coming so close at the end, it’s a bit of a mixed feeling, but overall, I’m pretty happy.”

Peronnin was first among Minnesota golfers, shooting a 212. The Gophers finished eighth out of 14 teams and shot a 911 at the Big Ten Championships.

“Considering we only had five players there, I was actually really happy with how we played,” said head coach Michele Redman. “They worked really hard during the tournament. It was really fun.”

Junior Sabrine Garrison was the next-best Gophers golfer and tied for 31st place. Garrison shot a 229.

Junior Heather Ciskowski was third among Gophers golfers, shooting a 238 and tying for 55th overall.

Sophomore Niamh Ward was the fourth-best Gophers finisher, shooting a 246 and finishing in 71st place.

Michigan State won the conference championships with an 866. Michigan’s Elodie Van Dievoet won the tournament individually by shooting a 210. After being tied through the first two rounds, Van Dievoet shot a 70 — compared to Perroninn’s 72 — in the third round to win the tournament.

The Gophers top four tied for seventh when scoring six eligible golfers and tied for eighth with five eligible golfers.

Minnesota returns all of its golfers except Peronnin next season. Redman said she looks forward to having a full team.

“Getting better every year, that’s the idea,” Redman said.