Miami Lakes, Florida - The University of Michigan women's golf team posted a final-round 323 today (Tuesday, March 6) to tally a 943 team total and close seventh at the 2012 Hurricane Invitational held at the Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club.
Using a 75 from sophomore Alyssa Shimel (Pemberville, Ohio/Eastwood HS) and a season-best 78 from junior Caramia Sitompul (Jakarta, Indonesia/Bradenton Prep [Fla.]), the Wolverines opened yesterday's (Monday, March 5) 36-hole day with a 314 first-round tally.
After setting her season best in the opening round, Sitompul lowered the mark even more in the second round, posting a near career best of 74, while freshman Lauren Grogan (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson HS) tallied a 76 and senior Meagan Bauer (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc HS) had a 77 to give U-M a 306, placing the Wolverines sixth at 620.
In today's final round, sophomore Yugene Lee (Athens, Ga./Oconee County HS) carded the team's best round with a 77 as U-M closed with a 323 team total and dropped one position to place seventh at 943, the Wolverines' fifth top-10 finish of the season.
Leading the Wolverines for the third time this season, Shimel tied for 22nd at 234 (75-79-80), while in her first start of the season Sitompul tied for 34th with a season-best 238 (78-74-86). Lee's 239 (80-82-77) rounded out U-M's top three finishers as she tied for 38th to keep her streak of top-40 finishes alive.
Other Michigan finishes included Bauer tying for 43rd at 240 (81-77-82) and Grogan tying for 45th at 242 (82-76-84). Freshman Devon Compton (Rochester Hills, Mich./Stoney Creek HS) traveled as U-M's individual and finished 82nd at 267 (95-86-86).
Michigan has just two regular-season tournaments remaining as the Wolverines will head west to Mesa, Ariz., Friday through Sunday (March 16-18) for Notre Dame's Clover Cup. The three-day, 54-hole event will be played at the Long Bow Golf Club.