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Sophomore Elodie Van Dievoet (center) receives hugs from teammates after her birdie putt on the final hole of the Columbus Regional sent Michigan to the NCAA championships.

Michigan going back to NCAA championships after a pressure putt, baseball loses one late, and more

Kevin Goheen

Wake up, University of Michigan fans, and welcome to Breakfast of Victors, Land of 10’s daily morning briefing of Wolverines athletics. We’ll get your weekdays started with all the latest Michigan news, notes and insights. Our goal is to bring you closer to the Maize and Blue, your favorite team.

Today is Thursday, May 11, 2017, and here’s your Breakfast of Victors…


Pressure putt

The Michigan women’s golf team is heading to the NCAA team championships for a second straight year. Sophomore Elodie Van Dievoet made an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole to give the Wolverines a 1-stroke edge over Colorado for the sixth and final spot at the Columbus Regional on Wednesday.

The NCAA finals will be held May 19-24 in Sugar Grove, Ill.

Florida and South Carolina tied for top team honors at the regional with a 54-hole score of 886. Florida State (891), Ohio State (893), and Purdue (904) were the first five team qualifiers.

Van Dievoet’s putt gave Michigan a final score of 908, just ahead of Colorado’s 909. The native of Belgium was Michigan’s low scorer, finishing ninth at 5-over-par 221, five strokes behind co-medalists Kelly Grassel (Florida) and Ana Pelaez (South Carolina).

Baseball falls at CMU

A two-out, two-run double by shortstop Alex Borglin in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Central Michigan a 4-3 win against Michigan on Wednesday in Mount Pleasant. Michigan LHP Austin Batka inherited a two-on, no-out situation from RHP Keith Lehmann and wasn’t able to get out of the jam.

Michigan, ranked No. 16 in the country, fell behind 2-0 in the first inning before taking a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth. Nick Poirier doubled to drive in Miles Lewis, who had singled with two out, stole second base and advanced to third on a throwing error.

It was the first loss for Michigan (36-12) this season against an in-state opponent. The Wolverines return to Big Ten action this weekend at Purdue. They are 11-7 in the Big Ten, tied for fourth with Minnesota. Purdue (26-21, 10-8) is in sixth place.

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