We don't write about golf very often here at Testudo Times but senior Juliet Vongphoumy became the second Terrapins golfer overall to claim a Big Ten Golfer of the Week award. About a month ago, Victor Fox became the first Terp to win the Men's Golfer of the Week and now Vongphoumy has matched that on the women's side becoming the first Maryland women's golf player to be so honored.
Although Maryland finished eighth of fourteen in the team standings at the JU Golf Classic played at the Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Verde, FL, Vongphoumy placed second in the individual standings. The senior from Providence, RI, shot 214 for her three rounds finishing two under par and one shot off the lead on a course that clearly proved to be a challenge for all the players involved.
For perspective on her accomplishment in breaking par, as a team Maryland claimed their eighth place finish with a collective score of 48 over par and the winning school, Costal Carolina, finished 10 over par for the three days. For those interested in such information, the course played par 72 at 5,987 yards.
Winning awards is not wholly unfamiliar territory for Vongphoumy. The senior was twice named All-ACC and she finished tied for fifteenth at the spring 2014 ACC Championship. This is Vongphoumy's first Big Ten award and the first for any Maryland women's golfer.