Caroline Powers is starting off her professional golf career strong. The former Spartan All-American and record breaker has just received a sponsor exemption to be able to play in this year’s LPGA’s Marathon Classic. Taking place at the Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, the event will take place on July 18-21.
After this past season, Powers became the most decorated women’s golfer in school history. She was the recipient of countless awards and honors including: the 2013 Big Ten Women’s Golfer of the Year, three Alderton Awards for top female athlete at MSU, WGCA Honorable Mention All-American, Second Team Academic All-American, and the 2013 Dinah Shore Trophy among many others. She is the school’s all-time scoring average record with 74.26, as well as the top three scoring averages in a single season with the top being a 73.53 which she set as a sophomore. She has won two tournaments individually, helped lead the Spartans to six top-10 finishes this year and helped them place ninth at the NCAA Championships, the school’s best finish.
Powers most recently made her professional debut on the Symetra Tour at the Decatur-Forsyth Classic this past weekend. She finished in a tie for 10th place with a score of five under par 211 (71-71-69). Last month she qualified to participate in this year’s U.S. Open, which will be held June 27-30 at the Seabonack Golf Club in Southampton, NY.Tags: Caroline Powers, Michigan State, Michigan State Spartans, MSU, NCAA