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Michigan State Spartans Women’s Golf Takes 8th Place at NCAA Central Regional

May 11th, 2013 at 8:39 PM
By MacK Lester

The Michigan State women’s golf team were successful on Saturday, after starting tied for ninth, the Spartans shot a team total of four over par today to finish in eighth place for the NCAA Central Regional Tournament. The top 8 finishes in the event get to move on to the NCAA Championship.

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After the first day of the tournament, Michigan State sat in a healthy spot in fifth place with a team total of six over par. Allyssa Ferrell and Liz Nagel each shot even par on Thursday.

In day two, the Spartans struggled a little more. Trisha Witherby shot a 12 over par performance. Caroline Powers finished on Friday with an even par score, as the Spartans finished the day tied for ninth place.

Today, Liz Nagel had the lowest team score of the tournament with a four under par performance. She scored an eagle on the 13th hole. She finished with the best overall score of the team over the three days of the event with one over par. She tied for 11th place in the individual leaderboards.

Trisha Witherby finished the weekend with a 17 over par total. Allyssa Ferrell finished at 12 over par, while Christine Meier finished with seven over par. Caroline Powers finished in a tie for 26th on the leaderboards with four over par.

The Duke Blue Devils finished in first in the team standings with a overall team score of 13 under par. They shot 12 under par just today. The other schools advancing from the central region include: Oklahoma, Mississippi State, Florida, Arizona State, UC Davis, and Wisconsin. 

Mississippi State's Ally McDonald took first in the individual rankings with a 10 under par performance. 

Now the Spartans will look to the NCAA Championship which will take place in Athens, Georgia between May 23rd and May 26th

Tags: Allyssa Ferrell, Caroline Powers, Liz Nagel, Michigan State, Michigan State Spartans, MSU, NCAA

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