PARK RIDGE, Ill. â€“ Freshman womenâ€™s golfer Christine Meier has been named the Big Ten Womenâ€™s Golfer of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday.
Meier led the Spartans at this weekâ€™s Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla., tying for 10th place with a career-best score of 219 (+3). With six Big Ten teams playing in the 15-team tournament, Meier was only player from the conference to place in the top 10.
A product of Rochester Hills, Mich., Meier had five birdies in Tuesdayâ€™s final round 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. She carded an even-par 72 in the first round and a 77 in the second round to average a 73.0 for the tournament.
As a team, No. 18 Michigan State placed fifth at the Central District Invitational with a score of 888 (300-303-285). The round of 285 on Tuesday tied for the third-lowest round in program history.
The last Spartan to earn Big Ten Womenâ€™s Golfer of the Week honors was Laura Kueny on April 21, 2010.