Tournament begins Saturday at 9 a.m. at Forest Akers West Golf Course.
Spartan senior wins four matches to reach the finals of match play.
Spartan senior shoots a 5-over-par 76 in Friday's second round.
Spartan senior is tied for 75th on the leaderboard, but is just one shot back from the projected cut (top 70).
McPherson awarded sponsor exemption from Meijer to play in the professional tournament, which will be held Aug. 4-10 at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids.
At A Glance
Enters her senior season with a 78.40 scoring average (2,352 strokes in 30 rounds) . . . Has played in 10 tournaments . . . Named to the Big Ten Women's Golfer to Watch List for the 2014-15 season.
Received a sponsor exemption to play in the Meijer LPGA Classic (Aug. 7-10) at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan; shot a 7-over-par 149 (73-76) during her two rounds, missing the cut by only five shots . . . Finished runner-up at the Michigan Women's Amateur; won four matches in the 32-person match play bracket to reach the championship match, but fell 2 & 1 in the final to Jennifer Elsholz of Grand Rapids . . . After defeating Alicia Weber in the first round 5 & 4, McPherson beat Kelsey Murphy 2 & 1 in the second round, Hailey Hrynewich 3 & 2 in the quarterfinals, and Shannon Warner 3 & 1 in the semifinals . . . Tied for eighth in the stroke-play portion of the Michigan Women's Amateur with a 36-hole total of 150 (76-74) . . . Also finished runner-up at the GAM Women's Championship at Spring Lake Country Club with a 145 (73-72) . . . Took medalist honors at Noble Hawk in Kendallville, Indiana, in the fourth tournament of the Midwest Collegiate Amateur Series on July 1 with a 1-over 145 (73-72) . . . Placed second among amateurs and 11th overall with an even-par 216 at the Michigan Women's Open.
2013-14 - Junior
Competed in a career-high seven tournaments and recorded a 77.19 scoring average . . . Tied a career-best ninth at the Big Ten Championships (76-75-76--227) to help lead the Spartans to their third Big Ten title in four years . . . Tied for 30th at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a 231 (79-75-77) . . . Tied for 27th at the Lady Buckeye Invitational with a 234 (80-78-76) . . . Also competed in the starting lineup at the Mason Rudolph Championship (78-79-77--234) and the Tar Heel Invitational (81-79-77--237) . . . participated as an individual at the Regional Challenge (84-79-72--235) and the Central District Invitational (73-76-74--223) . . . Tied for 38th with a career-low 223 at the Central District Invitational . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Won the Midwest Collegiate Amateur Series event at Forest Akers West in August, shooting a 148 (73-75) ... Competed in the fourth annual Pure Silk Women's Collegiate Team Championship in July at the Wedgewood Golf & Country Club in Powell, Ohio; paired with teammate Christine Meier, the duo tied for 12th place with a 17-over 305 ... The pair compiled a 78 in the alternate shot round, a 72 in the best ball round, and a 155 in the final round ... Tied for 22nd place at the Michigan PGA Women's Open at Crystal Mountain Resort with a 222 (69-78-75), which was fifth best among amateurs; was tied for second place after the first day with her round 69 ... Tied for 37th at the GAM Championship at Gull Lake Country Club with a 163 (80-83).
2012-13 - Sophomore
Competed in two tournaments and compiled a 81.50 scoring average in six rounds ... Tied for 54th at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a 238 (83-77-78) ... Competed as an individual in the Lady Buckeye Invitational and tied for 60th with a 251 (81-82-88).
Qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur after tying for second at her qualifying event by carding a 75 at the Country Club of Detroit in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., on July 10 ... Tied for 139th with a 162 at the 112th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio ... Teamed up with Christine Meier to finish in 13th at the Pure Silk Women's Team Collegiate Championship with an 8-over 296 ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the Michigan Women's Amateur; tied for 11th during the stroke-play portion of the tournament ... Tied for 44th at the Michigan PGA Women's Open ... Tied for 17th at the GAM Championship.
2011-12 - Red-shirt Freshman
Tied for 45th at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a 242 (81-80-81) in her first collegiate tournament.
Paired up with teammate Christine Meier 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 Meier, tied for eighth at the event with a 2-under 286 (73-67-146) ... Advanced to match play at the Michigan Women's Amateur by tying for 25th in stroke play ... Defeated seventh-seeded Shana Bauer in the first round of match play, 1 up, before falling in the second round ... Tied for 25th at the GAM Championships (85-76--161).
Tied for 36th at the GAM Championship at Forest Akers West with a 160 (79-81) ... Qualified for match play at the Michigan Women's Amateur after tying for 21st in stroke play with a 158 (77-81) ... Lost to teammate Christine Meier in 19 holes in the first round of match play ... Tied for 64th place at the Michigan Women's Open at Crystal Mountain Resort.
Placed third at the 2009 Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Division 4 Finals and earned first-team all-state honors ... Named a team captain her senior year ... Took medalist honors at regionals and was also named first-team all-league in 2009 ... In addition, she helped led Flint Powers Catholic to the Division 3 state title in 2007 and 2008 ... Also lettered in basketball and softball ... Was an officer for her school's National Honors Society.
GETTING TO KNOW LINDSEY MCPHERSON
What superhero power would you have if you could choose one?
When did you first start playing golf?
15 years old
What course did you learn to play on?
Dutch Hollow, Durand, MI
The Fortress. Frankenmuth, MI
Favorite golf memory?
Winning the 2014 Big Ten Championship.
How do you mark your golf ball and why?
Three purple dots in a triangle around the "Titleist"
Best thing about playing golf at MSU is...
Meeting and making connections with Spartans across the U.S.!
Favorite TV show?
Cutthroat Kitchen - The Food Network
Male - Phil Mickelson, Female - Stacy Lewis
Favorite club and why?
Putter, because of the sound it makes when you sink your 12 footer for birdie!
Favorite thing to do besides golf?
Anything outdoorsy! --- Fishing, Boating, Hiking, Kayaking.
What's on your iPod right now?
Favorite article of clothing?
I first beat my Mom or Dad in golf at the age of...?
What's your major and why?
Accounting, Because I love talking to people and I love Math.
In 10 years, I will be...
Graduated with my Masters in Business Analytics, and working my way to my ultimate dream of being the CEO of a company.
On a cruise to somewhere tropical with my family.
If I could play any course in the world, it would be...
St. Andrews, Scottland.
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