No. 18 Spartan Women’s Golf Finishes Fifth at Central District Invitational

Ben Phlegar

 

Spartans shoot a 285 on Tuesday, tying for the third-lowest team score in school history.  Photo courtesy of MSU SID.
Spartans shoot a 285 on Tuesday, tying for the third-lowest team score in school history. Photo courtesy of MSU SID.

 

PARRISH, Fla. – The Michigan State women’s golf team carded a 285 in Tuesday’s third and final round of the Central District Invitational, tying for the third-lowest round in program history. Overall, the Spartans shot an 888 (300-303-285) to finish fifth in the 15-team field, which featured 11 teams ranked in the top 50. MSU hosted the tournament at the River Wilderness Country Club.

 

Freshman Christine Meier played her best tournament of the season, totaling a career-best 219 (+3) to tie for 10th place. Meier had five birdies on Tuesday to close out with a 2-under 70, which was also her best round of the season. For the tournament, Meier led MSU with 10 birdies.

 

Senior Aimee Neff, who carded a 5-over 221 (75-76-70), tied for 15th place, good for her 21st career top-20 finish. Neff equaled her season-best round with a 70 on Tuesday, including four birdies.

 

Sophomore Caroline Powers posted her fifth top-20 finish of the season by tying for 19th with a 7-over 223 (74-76-73).

 

Freshman Allyssa Ferrell rounded out the team’s scoring on Tuesday after shooting an even-par 72, her best round of the tournament. Overall, Ferrell tied for 55th at 232 (80-80-72), while junior Lindsey Solberg tied for 50th with a 230 (79-74-77).

 

No. 20 Iowa State claimed the team tournament title by shooting a 4-over 868, nine strokes ahead of second-place and fourth-ranked LSU (877).

 

Michigan State returns to action March 25-27 for the Bryant National in Brown Summit, N.C.

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