Michigan State Sophomore Caroline Powers Tied for Second at NCAA Women’s Golf Championships

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Sophomore shoots a 2-under 70 in Wednesday’s first round.  Photo courtesy of MSU SID.

Sophomore shoots a 2-under 70 in Wednesday’s first round. Photo courtesy of MSU SID.

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BRYAN, Texas – Michigan State sophomore Caroline Powers is tied for second place at the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships after carding a 2-under 70 in Wednesday’s first round. The four-round, 72-hole event is being hosted by Texas A&M at the Traditions Club.

Powers is tied with two other golfers for second place and trails leader  Brittany Altomare of Virginia by just one stroke.

Making her first career appearance at the NCAA Championships, Powers made her first round a memorable one, tying for the best NCAA single-round score in school history. A round of 70 has been shot six other times by a Spartan at the NCAA Championships (Emily Bastel: 2001, 2002; Stacy Snider, 2002; Allison Fouch, 2004; Sarah Martin, 2004; Mandi McConnell, 2005).

Powers began her day on the par-72, 6,271-yard course on the back nine, and was efficient right from the start. She birdied three of her first six holes and reached the midway point of her round with a 33, including four birdies. On holes 1-9, Powers carded eight pars against just one bogey for a 37 and closed with a 2-under 70.

The NCAA Championships resume Thursday with round two; live scoring is available at NCAA.com.