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Kim Leads Wolverines to 13th-Place Finish at Landfall Tradition
October 28, 2019
Written By: twywrot@umich.edu

» Michigan used a tournament-best 292 final-round team total to post an 891 tally and closed its fall season 13th at the Landfall Tradition.
» With a two-over 218 (71-75-72) total, Ashley Kim led U-M for the first time this season as she tied for 17th -- her second top-20 individual finish of the fall.
» Sophomore Ashley Lau tied a season-low 222 54-hole tournament total as she tied for 39th in the fall finale.
» This weekend's tournament field featured 13 of 18 teams ranked about the nation's top 50, which was the third straight event with a minimum of at least 10 ranked opponents.
» Michigan's fall schedule is now completed.

Site: Wilmington, N.C.
Course: Country Club of Landfall (Par 72, 6,166 yards)
Tournament: Landfall Tradition
U-M Team Standing: 13th Place of 18 Teams (296-303-292/891)
Top U-M Individual: Ashley Kim, tie-17th (71-75-72/218, +2)
Next U-M Event: Sun-Tue., Feb. 16-18, 2020 -- Guadalajara International Invitational (Jalisco, Mexico)

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Paced by junior Ashley Kim's second top-20 individual finish in four events, the University of Michigan women's golf team closed its fall season with an 891 event total to post a 13th-place showing Sunday (Oct. 27) at UNC Wilmington's Landfall Tradition at the Country Club of Landfall.

"We had a little something to prove in today's round, and we finished with a solid final day," said U-M head coach Jan Dowling. "We took care of the par 5s and limited our mistakes. The wind was pretty difficult today, and we were able to get some nice momentum going in our round. We had two players shoot even par on what I would say was the toughest day of the tournament.

"It was great to see Ashley's (Kim) game come together this week. She's really gaining confidence with her ball striking and managed the course well this week. She stayed patient when facing some adversity and that helped her save momentum in her rounds to have a nice top 20 finish in a strong field."

Closing the fall season in Wilmington for the third straight year, and for the seventh time overall, the Wolverines got off to a solid start in Friday's (Oct. 25) opening round led by Kim's 71 (-1) -- her third sub-par round of the season. Adding in an even-par 72 from sophomore Ashley Lau, U-M etched a 296 to sit 11th after 18 holes.

A second-round low 75 from Kim and four 76s, Michigan followed with a 303 on Saturday as the Wolverines dropped four spots to 15th after 36 holes. With even pars from Kim and freshman Hailey Borja in Sunday's final round, U-M tallied its event-best 292 team total and moved up two spots to close the fall 13th.

For the second time in her four events, Kim posted a top-20 individual finish as she tied for 17th with a two-over 218 total. Lau followed with her second top-50 finish of the fall as she closed with a 222 total to tie for 39th. Using her final-round even-par 72, Borja rebounded from a slow start to finish 54th at 226.

"Overall, we had some flashes of brilliance throughout the entire falI season," added Dowling. "We are deep and competitive. It shows the team what we are capable of, and a big motivator for us in our winter training. We've got more to prove this spring and we are excited for the great opportunities ahead."

With the fall season completed, the Wolverines will shift their focus to midseason training. The Maize and Blue will not be in tournament action again until 2020, when U-M heads to Jalisco, Mexico, Sunday through Tuesday, Feb. 16-18, for Virginia's Guadalajara International Invitational at the Guadalajara Country Club.

Final Team Standings

 1. South Carolina    289-285-283 = 857 (-7)
 2. Alabama           285-278-299 = 862
 3. Illinois          285-296-288 = 869
 4. Oklahoma State    292-289-291 = 872
 5. Florida State     289-290-294 = 873
 6. Michigan State    299-289-286 = 874
 7. Virginia Tech     292-292-297 = 881
    Indiana           293-294-294 = 881
 9. N.C. State        291-295-296 = 882
10. Furman            299-294-291 = 884
11. Central Florida   290-299-296 = 885
12. North Carolina    296-296-296 = 888
13. MICHIGAN          296-303-292 = 891
14. Virginia          286-312-296 = 894
15. Penn State        296-302-301 = 899
16. Maryland          298-309-300 = 907
17. Purdue            298-303-314 = 915
18. UNC Wilmington    298-309-310 = 917

Top Individuals

 1. Priscilla Schmid, Indiana                  69-72-68 = 209 (-7)
 2. Ana Pelaez, South Carolina                 71-71-69 = 211
 3. Angelica Moresco, Alabama                  69-70-74 = 213
    Kenzie Wright, Alabama                     71-70-72 = 213
    Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, South Carolina   72-70-71 = 213
 6. Isabella Fierro, Oklahoma State            73-68-73 = 214
    Paz Marfa, Michigan State                  75-70-69 = 214*
    Tristyn Nowlin, Illinois                   72-74-68 = 214
    Jessica Spicer, Virginia Tech              72-71-71 = 214
10. Sarah Willis, Penn State                   69-74-72 = 215

Michigan Individuals

T17. Ashley Kim      71-75-72 = 218
T39. Ashley Lau      72-76-74 = 222
 54. Hailey Borja    78-76-72 = 226
T55. Anika Dy        77-76-74 = 227
T64. Hannah Ghelfi   76-76-78 = 230