Big Ten Women's Golf Championships Release
April 24, 2014
BIG TEN WOMEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS PREVIEW
The championships begin Friday, with first-round action beginning at 9 a.m. ET. Saturday’s second round will also tee off at 9 a.m., while Sunday’s third round will begin at 8 a.m.
The field for this year’s championships features 14 of the top 20 finishers from last season’s Big Ten Championships, which was claimed by Northwestern and Purdue. The Wildcats return Kaitlin Park (6th), Devon Brown (T-7th), Elizabeth Szokol (T-9th), Hana Lee (T-12th) and Suchaya Tangkamolprasert (T-16th), while the Boilermakers welcome back Aurora Kan (T-9th). Michigan State’s Christine Meier (T-3rd) and Allyssa Ferrell (5th) also return, while Minnesota’s Carmen Laguna (T-9th) returns for the Golden Gophers. Ohio State’s Jan Chanpalangsri (T-20th), Penn State’s Katlyn Elliott (T-3rd) and Ellen Ceresko (T-16th) and Wisconsin’s Alexis Nelson (T-12th) and Kris Yoo (T-16th) are also among last year’s top 20 returning players.
Four Big Ten teams are ranked among the top 50 according to the latest Golfweek/Sagarin national rankings. Northwestern leads the way at No. 12, followed by No. 25 Ohio State, No. 31 Michigan State and No. 48 Wisconsin.
Northwestern and Purdue shared the Big Ten Championship last season after shooting a three-round score of 884. Michigan State finished third with a score of 889, Penn State took fourth (900) and Indiana (916) rounded out the top five.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, April 26
Sunday, April 27
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