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Christine Meier
Christine Meier

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rochester Hills, Mich.

High School:
Rochester

Experience:
4L


06/05/2014

Five Former Spartans Playing at Symetra Tour Event This Weekend in Battle Creek

05/28/2014

2014 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

MSU had 104 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.

05/23/2014

Allyssa Ferrell Places 10th at NCAA Championships

Spartans tie for 20th place overall with their best-ever score (1178) at nationals.

05/21/2014

Spartans Vault to Ninth Place at NCAA Championships After Record Round

MSU shoots a 3-over-par 283 in Tuesday's second round, the lowest team score in program history at nationals and the lowest of the tournament through two rounds.

05/19/2014

Senior Trio Leaves Legacy of Success

Allyssa Ferrell, Christine Meier and Liz Nagel have won three Big Ten Championships and seven tournament titles during their time at MSU.


Statistics:
2010-11 | 2011-12 | 2012-13 | 2013-14

At A Glance
Four-year starter finished her career with the 10th-lowest scoring average in school history (76.59) . . . Played in 42 tournaments . . . Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . Collected 233 career birdies . . . Had seven top-10 finishes and 10 top-20 finishes in her career . . . Helped lead MSU to four NCAA Regional appearances and three straight trips to the NCAA Championships during her career.

2013-14 - Senior
Finished fourth on the team with a 76.63 scoring average . . . Posted three top-20 finishes . . . Tied for 10th at the Central District Invitational with a career-low 3-under-par 213 (72-71-70), which tied for the eighth-lowest 54-hole score in school history . . . Tied for 20th at the Lady Buckeye Invitational with a 232 (79-82-71) . . . Tied for 18th at the Big Ten Championships (76-77-77--230) as MSU won the conference title for the third time in four years . . . Tied for 28th place at the NCAA West Regional in Cle Elum, Washington, with a 228 (74-80-74) . . . Tied for 103rd in her third appearance at the NCAA Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a 303 (82-70-78-73).

Summer 2013
Won the Michigan Women's Amateur for the second time in three years with a 3 & 2 victory over Hailey Hrynewich in the championship match at Walnut Hills Country Club in East Lansing ... Also topped Aya Johnson in the semifinals on the 18th hole, Allyson Geer (3 & 1) in the quarterfinals, Liz Nagel (19 holes) in the second round and Jacqueline Setas (20 holes) in the first round during match play ... Qualified for match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur after placing 30th in stroke play ... 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 Lindsey McPherson, 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 seventh at the Michigan PGA Women's Open at Crystal Mountain Resort with a 216 (71-71-74), which was second best among amateurs ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the Women's Western Golf Association National Amateur Championship ... Advanced to the second stage of LPGA qualifying after tying for 98th in the first stage (top 100 advance) with a 299 (76-72-74-77).

2012-13 - Junior
Tied for sixth place at the NCAA Championships with a 1-over 289 (72-75-69-73), equaling the best finish by a Spartan at the NCAA Championships ... Her total of 289 is the second-lowest score in program history at nationals and the fourth-lowest 72-hole total in the school record books ... In the third round at the NCAA Championships, Meier shot a 3-under 69, tying the best single round by a Spartan at the NCAA Championships ... Meier's effort helped the Spartans to a school-record ninth-place finish at the NCAA Championships ... Named a second-team All-Big Ten selection ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Ranked third on the team with a career-low 75.69 scoring average ... Also ranked third on the team with 61 birdies ... Posted four top-20 finishes, including three in the top 10 ... Named to the Big Ten All-Championships team after placing a career-high third with a 4-over 220 (75-72-73) ... Finished third on the team at the NCAA Central Regional in Norman, Okla., with a 7-over 223 (74-74-75) to tie for 42nd ... Delivered a top-20 showing at the Lady Buckeye Invitational, tying for 18th with a 233 ... Tied for ninth at the Mary Fossum Invitational with a 222 (74-75-73).

Summer 2012
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).

Summer 2011
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.

Summer 2010
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.

High School
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?
Metamora C.C.

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 movie?
Invictus

Favorite TV show?
Jersey Shore

Favorite golfer?
Suzanne Pettersen

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...?
11

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.

Dream Vacation:
Hawaii

If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be...
Ireland

If I could play any course in the world, it would be...
St. Andrews

Career Stats

YEAREVENTSROUNDSSTROKESAVGBEST RDTOP 5TOP 10TOP 20BIRDIES
2010-119282,15176.827012258
2011-1211342,62577.217201166
2012-1311322,42275.696913465
2013-1411322,45276.637001344
TOTAL421269,65076.59692710233

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