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Spartans Finish 20th at NCAA Women’s Golf Championships

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Michigan State women’s golf team finished in 20th place at the NCAA Championships as the four-round event concluded on Friday at the Legends Club North Course. The Spartans carded a team score of 1201 (296-311-294-300), which is a record low for the program at nationals (previous record: 1202 in 2002).

Senior Lindsey Solberg finished her career in style with a strong showing in her final tournament wearing the Green and White, tying for the third-best score by a Spartan at nationals with a team-best 6-over 294 (72-76-74-72). Solberg carded even par in her last round, including four birdies, and finished in a tied for 21st.

Junior Caroline Powers, who set a school record with her 288 at last year’s NCAA Championships, closed at 10-over 298 (75-74-73-76) to tie for 45th.

Liz Nagel shot the third-best round of the day with a 3-over 75 and compiled a 310 (75-80-80) for the tournament.

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Christine Meier rounded out the team’s scoring on Friday with a 77. She finished tied for 93rd with a 307 (74-82-74-77).

Allyssa Ferrell closed her 72 holes with a total of 309 (76-81-73-79).

The 2011-12 Michigan State women’s golf team added another chapter to the storied legacy of the program. The Spartans won their second straight Big Ten Championship, reached the NCAA Regionals for the 14th consecutive year, and advanced to the NCAA Championships for the 10th time program history.