At A Glance
Two-year starter enters her third year in the lineup in 2012-13 . . . Owns a 77.03 career scoring average while playing in 20 tournaments (4,776 strokes in 62 rounds) . . . Has 124 career birdies and three top-20 finishes.
Became the first Spartan to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open while still in school since Allison Fouch in 2003 ... Qualified for the U.S. Open after taking second place at the Fox Chapel Golf Course in Pittsburgh on May 30 with a 151 (74-77); earned one of two automatic spots at her qualifying event by defeating Samantha Swinehart of South Carolina in a playoff that went two holes. ... Missed the cut at the U.S. Open with a 164 (80-84) ... Teamed up with Lindsey McPherson to finish in 13th at the Pure Silk Women's Team Collegiate Championship with an 8-over 296 ... Tied for 21st at the Michigan PGA Women's Open; placed sixth among amateurs ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Michigan Women's Amateur before falling to teammate Liz Nagel, 2 up; tied for sixth in stroke play ... Tied for third at the GAM Championships with a 147 (74-73) ... Advanced to the first round of the WWGA 112th National Amateur Championship at Monroe Golf & Country Club.
2011-12 - Sophomore
Started in 11 tournaments and was fifth on the team with a 77.21 scoring average (2,625 strokes in 34 rounds) . . . Ranked fourth on the team with 66 birdies . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . Carded a career-low 218 (72-73-73) to tie for sixth at the Central District Invitational (Feb. 20-21) in Parrish, Fla. . . . Was in the starting lineup for the Big Ten Championships and helped the Spartans win their second straight title and 10th in program history by tying for 36th place with a 235 (85-76-74) . . . Playing in her first career NCAA Championships at the Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn., tied for 93rd with a 307 (74-82-74-77).
Won the 95th annual Michigan Women's Amateur at Prestwick Village Golf Club in Highland by defeating Meagan Bauer of Michigan, 1 up, in the finals ... Defeated Sarah Johnson of Eastern Michigan in the semifinals, 2-and-1 ... Meier finished fourth in the stroke play portion of the tournament with a 147 ... Meier had reached the semifinals of match play in 2009 and finished runner-up in 2010 ... Paired up with teammate Lindsey McPherson and competed in the second annual Hooters Women's Team Collegiate Championships in Dahlonega, Ga.; the unique format, which had 54 two-person teams from around the country, featured alternate shot in round one, best ball in round two, and the aggregate score of the two players in round three ... Along with McPherson, tied for eighth at the event with a 2-under 286 (73-67-146) ... Placed third at the GAM Championships (75-72--147) at Gull Lake Country Club ... Tied for 18th at the Michigan Women's PGA Open and posted the third-lowest amateur score with a 10-over 226 (78-73-75).
2010-11 - Freshman
Started in nine tournaments as a true freshman and finished with a 76.82 average (2,151 strokes in 28 rounds) ... Made her collegiate debut at the NCAA Fall Preview in Bryan, Texas, shooting a 226 (78-73-75) ... Tied for 28th at the Mary Fossum Invitational by carding a 235 (81-78-76) ... Sat out the remaining two fall tournaments with an injury ... Started in all seven spring tournaments ... Named Big Ten Women's Golfer of the Week after leading MSU with a 10th-place finish at the Central District Invitational, the best finish by a Big Ten golfer at the event; her score of 219 (72-77-70) was a season best ... Posted a season-high fourth-place finish (75-76-79--230) at the Lady Buckeye Invitational and helped the Spartans win the team title ... Was in the starting lineup at the Big Ten Championships as MSU won its ninth Big Ten title in program history; tied for 32nd overall (310) and her round of 72 on Sunday tied for the second-best score on the team ... In her first career NCAA postseason appearance, tied for 56th at the NCAA East Regional in Daytona Beach, Fla., with a 227.
Tied for ninth in stroke play at the Michigan Women's Amateur to advance to match play ... Advanced all the way to the finals before falling to teammate Natalie Brehm in the championship match, 4 & 3 ... Defeated her sister Amy, 1 up, in the semifinal match ... Also defeated teammate Lindsey McPherson (first round), Abby Hagan (second round) and Sarah Hoffman (quarterfinals) ... Tied for 29th at the Michigan Women's Open with a 231 (79-73-79) at Crystal Mountain Resort ... Tied for third place at the GAM Championship at Forest Akers West with a 148 (75-73) ... Qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.
Named 2009 Michigan Miss Golf ... Won the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Division I individual state title in 2009 for the second straight year ... After taking first in the event in 2008 by two strokes, she repeated in 2009, winning the tournament by eight strokes ... Also helped Rochester claim the team state championship for the second consecutive year ... Named the 2009 Golf Association of Michigan (GAM) Player of the Year after an impressive showing at several tournaments ... Won the 18th annual GAM Women's Championship in August 2009 after a four-hole playoff and was in the match-play semifinals at the 2009 Michigan Women's Amateur ... Tied for fifth in the USGA Women's Open local qualifying at Walnut Hills Country Club to advance to sectionals, and also participated in the 2009 U.S. Women's Public Links Championship ... Placed third at the state championship as a sophomore, was a co-captain for three years and garnered team MVP honors all four years while playing for Rochester ... Also a four-time Oakland Activities Association scholar-athlete and a two-time letterwinner in basketball ... her vast experience in junior tournaments also includes: four top-five finishes in the AJGA over the course of the 2007-09 seasons; stroke play medalist (68) and semifinalist at the 2007 Women's Western Open Championship; and two wins on the Future Collegians World Tour (2008 Duke University; 2006 Amelia Island Plantation).
GETTING TO KNOW CHRISTINE MEIER
When did you first start playing golf?
When I was seven, I first started to swing. But I didn't play tournaments until I was nine.
What course did you learn to play on?
Favorite golf memory?
Getting a hole in one at Fieldstone when I was playing with my dad.
Best thing about playing golf at MSU is...
Being part of a team where everyone is friends and getting the chance to be a part of one of the best teams in the country.
Favorite TV show?
Favorite club and why?
My 8 iron right now, because I feel very confident with it.
Favorite thing to do besides golf?
Hang out with my teammates and friends.
What's on your iPod right now?
"Mine" by Taylor Swift
Favorite article of clothing?
My everyday outfit is jeans and a hoodie
I first beat my dad in golf at the age of...?
What's your major and why?
I'm undecided because I like to do too many things.
In 10 years, I will be...
On the LPGA and I will have a family.
If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be...
If I could play any course in the world, it would be...