Wong Named B1G Golfer of the Week

Women’s Golf | 9/30/2021 2:30:00 PM

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MINNEAPOLIS — After posting a top-three finish at the Golfweek Challenge this week in Vail, Colorado, Geraldine Wong was recognized by the Big Ten Conference on Thursday as its women’s golfer of the week. 

It is the first weekly honor for the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia native and the first for the Gophers since Grace Kellar earned the same award in September 2018. 

Wong tied for third place individually out of 104 competitors for her career-best overall finish and third best 36 hole score of her career (68-73-141). She led the Gophers and tied for eighth in the field for birdies with nine. 

“This is a huge accomplishment for our program and Geraldine,” head coach Rhyll Brinsmead said. “It’s been over three years since the Gopher program had a player recognized but I guarantee it won’t be another three years until we have another. We’re so grateful Geri chose to complete her collegiate career at Minnesota. Her maturity on the golf course is contagious. She brings a quiet leadership that coaches dream about. Her play this week was very impressive and she definitely earned this award.”

Wong and the Gophers return to action at the Pat Bradley Invitational in Sarasota, Fla. from October 16-18. 

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