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Mariah Massa
Mariah Massa

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Holt, Mich.

High School:
Holt


06/26/2014

Spartans Well Represented at Michigan PGA Women's Open

Former Spartan Allyssa Ferrell places fourth, assistant coach Aimee Neff ties for sixth, and rising senior Lindsey McPherson places second among amateurs.

09/16/2012

Spartans Finish Runner-Up at Mary Fossum Invitational

Playing in her last home tournament, senior Caroline Powers claims runner-up honors.

09/15/2012

Women's Golf in Second Place at Fossum Invitational

Caroline Powers leads Spartans with an even-par 144.

09/13/2012

Women's Golf Opens Season by Hosting Mary Fossum Invitational This Weekend

Spartans will welcome 15 other schools to the 29th annual event at Forest Akers West.

07/17/2012

Liz Nagel Wins Stroke-Play Medalist Honors at 96th Michigan Women's Amateur

Nagel earns the top seed in the match-play bracket after shooting a 36-hole total of 145.


2013-14 - Sophomore
Tied for 70th place with a 244 (80-84-80) at the Mary Fossum Invitational.

Summer 2013
Tied for seventh place at the GAM Women's Championship at Gull Lake Country Club with a 152 (78-74) . . . Tied for 68th at the Michigan PGA Women's Open . . . Tied for 52nd in stroke play at the Michigan Women's Amateur at Walnut Hills Country Club.

2012-13 - Red-shirt Freshman
Tied for 39th at the Mary Fossum Invitational (82-78-75--235) in her only appearance of the season.

Summer 2012
Placed 46th at the Michigan PGA Women's Open at Crystal Mountain Resort ... Advanced to match play at the Michigan Women's Amateur ... Placed 13th at the GAM Championship at the Port Huron Golf Club.

2011-12
Redshirted.

Summer 2011
Tied for 22nd at the GAM Championships at Gull Country Club with a 157 (77-80) ... Participated in the Michigan Women's Amateur.

High School
Two-time Lansing State Journal Player of the Year (2009, 2010) ... Named to the 2010 Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association Super Team (all divisions) ... Three-time Lansing State Journal Dream Team pick ... Four-time all-league (CAAC-Blue) selection ... Finished runner-up at the 2010 Michigan Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals held at Eastern Michigan University's Eagle Crest Course; tied for first after two rounds with a 150 (77-73), the best two-round total during her high school career, but lost on the first playoff hole . . . As a team captain, helped lead Holt to a third-place finish at the 2010 state tournament . . . Won three of six CAAC dual matches her senior year and closed the season by placing first in six consecutive tournaments, including the league championship and the regional championship . . . Finished the 2010 season with a 9-hole average of 39.6 strokes and an 18-hole average of 79.3 . . . Tied for seventh in the 2009 Michigan Division 1 LP Finals with a 165 (83-82) and helped lead Holt to an eighth-place showing in the team standings . . . Shot a 166 to help lead Holt to a fifth-place finish at the 2008 Michigan Division 1 LP Finals ... As a freshman, posted the best score on her team as Holt took 13th in the 2007 Michigan Division 1 LP Finals ... Also lettered in tennis; played second singles as a junior and first doubles as a senior ... Member of the National Honor Society and owned a 4.0 GPA.

Personal
Born Oct. 23, 1993 ... Her mother, Julie, played golf at Arizona State University (1981-86) . . . Her sister, Maddi, is currently a senior on the Spartan women's golf team ... Majoring in dietetics.

GETTING TO KNOW MARIAH MASSA

When did you first start playing golf?
I grew up around golf, but I started playing competitively when I was 10.

What course did you learn to play on?
Forest Akers Golf Course in East Lansing, Michigan.

Favorite golf memory?
Making a birdie on the 17th hole at my senior year of states to tie for the lead.

Best thing about playing golf at MSU is...
Everyone on the team and continuing to play golf at a higher level.

Favorite movie?
Baby Mama

Favorite TV show?
Psych

Favorite golfer?
Lorena Ochoa

Favorite club and why?
My 4 hybrid because it's a great utility club; I can hit it well out of the rough and the fairway.

Favorite thing to do besides golf?
Mountain bike, go to the beach or hang out with my friends.

What's on your iPod right now?
"Call it what you want" by Foster the People

Favorite article of clothing?
Jeans

I first beat my dad in golf at the age of...?
14

What's your major and why?
Dietetics because I believe it's important to live a healthy lifestyle and I want to learn more about how to do that.

In 10 years, I will be...
Working, married and maybe living in Washington D.C. or the West Coast.

Dream vacation?
Traveling to Italy, Australia and Japan.

If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be...
New York City

If I could play any course in the world, it would be...
Augusta National

Career Stats

YEAREVENTSROUNDSSTROKESAVGBEST RDTOP 5TOP 10TOP 20BIRDIES
2012-131323578.33750006
2013-141324481.33800002
TOTAL2647979.83750008

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