Gophers women finish in third at Northern Migration

John Hageman

The Minnesota women’s golf team continued its strong start to the spring season with a third-place finish at the Northern Migration Invite in Florence, Ariz. Wednesday.

The team shot a 34-over par 898, just three strokes behind the winning squad, the University of Texas-San Antonio. 

Wednesday’s finish marks the first time in the program’s history that the Gophers have managed to shoot sub-900 for three straight tournaments. It was also the third tournament in a row Minnesota has earned a top-five finish.

The Gophers had two players finish in the top ten, as juniors Teresa Puga and Samantha Sommers shot a 5-over par 221 to end in a tie for third, and an 8-over par 224 for a tie in tenth respectively.  It was Sommers’ best finish of her career.

Freshman Jackie Shepherd finished with an 11-over par 227 to finish in a tie for 19th. 

Juniors Mary Narzisi and Michele Edlin each shot a 15-over par 231 to tie for 29th. 

The University of Idaho’s Kayla Mortellaro took medalist honors by shooting a 5-under par 211.

The Gophers will look to continue this historic spring season with a trip to Pinehurst, N.C. for the Pinehurst Challenge March 22-23.