COMPLETE RESULTS: http://www.golfstatresults.com//public/index.cfm?tournament_id=2908
PALOS VERDES, Calif. â€“ The Michigan State womenâ€™s golf team opened its spring season Monday with the first round of the Regional Challenge at the Palos Verdes Country Club. All of the 15 teams in the elite tournament are ranked in the Golfweek Top 50.
The No. 26 Spartans carded an 18-over 302 and currently sit in a tie for eighth place.
Senior Lindsey Solberg led the Spartans with a 2-over 73 (37-36) and is tied for 18th. Solberg recorded five pars, three bogeys and one birdie on the front nine, and started out the back nine with birdies on two of her first four holes. She then bogeyed No. 14 and 15 before closing out with three straight pars to end the round at 73.
Junior Caroline Powers, ranked ninth in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings, shot a 5-over 75 (39-36) and is tied for 29th. Powers rallied on the back nine after carding a 4-over 39 on the front nine, shooting an even par 36, including two birdies.
Christine Meier finished one shot behind Powers at 5-over 76 (38-38). The sophomore had 11 pars and one birdie on the day.
Sophomore Allyssa Ferrell rounded out the team scoring for MSU on Monday, compiling a 7-over 78 (36-42).
Liz Nagel, playing in her first career Regional Challenge, carded an 81 (41-40).
Top-ranked UCLA leads the tournament with a 284, followed by No. 13 Duke (292) and No. 40 Denver (295).
Round two of the Regional Challenge continues Tuesday; live scoring will be available at golfstat.com. The Spartans will tee off at 11:50 a.m. ET.