In the Miccosukee Championship in Miami, the Michigan
women’s golf team finished third out of 13 teams. Its score
of 943 in the 54-hole tournament was seven strokes behind champion
Southern Methodist.

Three Wolverines — junior Laura Olin, freshman Ali Stinson
and sophomore Amy Schmucker — had strong showings and
finished in the top 15.

Olin, who finished fifth, lead Michigan for the fifth
consecutive tournament with a 230 total.

“It felt really good to get back into the competitive
mode,” Olin said. “It is such a different feeling
— grinding out your shots, playing for Michigan, playing
alongside your teammates and really just hitting from the
turf.”

Michigan coach Kathy Teichert was pleased with the results.

“You always wonder how you go from indoors and not playing
to actually hitting a golf course and facing some
competition,” Teichert said. “I thought we handled all
of our obstacles very well. Sure, there were some shots left out
there, but for the most part I was pleased with the way we
performed. It was great to see how everyone responded.”

The Wolverines travel to Puerto Rico Feb. 22-24 for the Lady
Puerto Rico Classic. Ten top 25 programs will compete in the
tournament.

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