Despite a 10th place finish, Minnesota happy with its team score in Oregon tournament

first_imgSpeaking of low scores, junior Young Na Lee fired the Gophers’ low round of the tournament for the second time in a row, carding a 1-under par 71 in the final round to help Minnesota solidify its finish.Lee’s 71 was also a career best, one stroke better than her previous mark which she set a year ago at the Indiana Invitational and tied last week at the Diablo Grande.Final rounds seem to be Lee’s specialty, as all three of her best scores have all come on the last day.Unfortunately, those numbers have always followed rounds in the 80s.“She does a good job of finishing with good rounds,” associate head coach Kristine Wessinger said. “Now we just need to get her to start off with those 71s and 72s.“But I was proud that she came back and finished very well.”In her brilliant round yesterday, Lee didn’t think she necessarily hit the ball a lot better, but her mindset allowed her to be successful.“I was a little bit more aggressive on my shots and more decisive,” she said. “I didn’t hit the ball bad the first rounds so it’s the mental side that I have to improve on, but it’ll come.” Despite a 10th place finish, Minnesota happy with its team score in Oregon tournamentMarch 26, 2008Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Minnesota women’s golf team’s version of the West Coast Swing has come to a close, but the Gophers have some solid play to show for it.Minnesota finished off its trip yesterday, firing a 54-hole total of 944 at Eugene Country Club to finish 10th out of 15 teams in the Oregon Duck Invitational.Though it was a significantly lower finish than the Gophers’ victory last week at the Diablo Grande Invitational, they managed to best that winning score by 10 in Oregon.And similar to Diablo Grande, Minnesota showed steady improvement over all three rounds.A final round 307 kept the Gophers firmly in the 10 spot and bettered their first round 323 and second round 314.Individually, Minnesota was led by Teresa Puga, who was a model of consistency, shooting a 77-78-77-232 to tie for 24th.Puga, a freshman from A Coruña, Spain, has played just four collegiate tournaments and has been a dependable anchor in each, but Director of Golf Brad James sees potential for much lower rounds from her.“She’s obviously very consistent but she’s also capable of shooting some scores in the 60s,” he said. “I think once she gets more comfortable in her environment you’ll start seeing some low scores for her.”last_img read more

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Delivery Guy Hurt In Pizza Heist

first_imgIn Riverhead shortly after midnight on Friday, February 28, a pizza delivery man was punched in the face and robbed by three males who made off with the pies without paying.Police said the victim was delivering the pies on East Main Street and was on foot at the time of the incident. When approached by the suspects he asked for payment, and was instead hit in the face. The man told Riverhead Town police the suspects took the pizza and fled westbound.Riverhead police patrol units and a K9 officer responded to the scene and conducted a search that yielded negative results. The victim refused medical treatment.Anyone with any information is asked to contact Riverhead police at 631-727-4500.Stabbing Near Unity ParkA neighborhood that has seen an alarming crime rate suffered another incident February 28. Police said a man was stabbed on Oakland Drive West in Riverhead. He checked into Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of the wound, said to be a puncture on his upper left arm. Hospital officials notified police. The victim did not provide police with a description of the assailant.Jail For Involvement in Fatal Drug CaseA Flanders man accused of allowing two other men to sell drugs out of his Riverhead auto repair shop, resulting in the death of a Riverhead man who overdosed on their fentanyl-laced heroin, was sentenced in Suffolk County Criminal Court.Bryan Hale, 53, of Flanders, is going to jail for three years.He was indicted in March 2019 with John Brophy, 49, of Riverhead and LaShawn Lawrence, 35, of Greenport, for their involvement in the death of a Riverhead man in September 2018.Court papers reveal Hale, who owns the auto repair shop at 500 Lincoln Street, allowed Brophy and Lawrence to sell drugs from the [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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