For freshman Min Yean Tan, Michigan winters are nothing like home.

But the golfer felt a little more at home late last month when the Michigan women’s golf team hit the links in Puerto Rico.

After growing up in Malaysia and going to high school in Australia, the warm, friendly climate at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico reminded Tan of home.

That was clear in her career-best round of 73 on the final day. It was Michigan’s lowest round of the tournament.

The Wolverines finished 15th out of 18 teams.

“I think that I just need more confidence in my game before I start playing consistently well,” Tan said. “I didn’t really change all that much about my game from the first tournament in Florida. I just trusted myself a lot more and I ultimately performed better.”

Tan’s recent success has been many years in the making.

She is originally from Malaysia, where she started playing golf at the age of seven. She honed her craft at the local country club near her home on Penang Island.

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