Tanida is a native of Japan and a freshman on the women's golf team.
Sarah Burnham and Paz Marfa Sans tie for third place.
Sarah Burnham and Paz Marfa Sans are tied for third place at 4-under-par.
The Spartans have placed in the top two of each of their first two tournaments.
Sarah Burnham takes medalist honors with a 6-under-par 210.
Shot a 4-under-par 140 (71-69) to win the Midwest Collegiate Series at Forest Akers West, July 25 ... Teamed with Katie Sharp to win the Golf Association of Michigan Four-Ball on August 15 at Battle Creek Country Club.
Ranked No. 118 by the AJGA and No. 26 in the Class of 2017 ... Captured the 2016 season-ending Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) Championship at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., with a 75-74-76 ... Finished as the runner-up in four tournaments over the past year: AJGA Toyota Music City Junior in Nashville, Tenn.; FSGA Florida State Girls Amateur; PGA Junior Series and the South Florida Junior PGA Championship ... Placed in the top 20 at 2016 Women's Dixie Amateur ... Member of Club Med Academies in Port Saint Lucie, Fla. ... Graduated from Morningside Academy in Port Saint Lucie in 2017 ... Attended Saint Joseph's Senior High School in Japan ... Daughter of Jiro and Ikuko Tanida ... Hometown is Kanagawa, Japan.
GETTING TO KNOW YURIKA TANIDA
What's your favorite place to go on vacation?
Japan (my home).
Who is your hero?
Coach Stacy and my parents.
What is your favorite thing about Michigan State?
People at MSU are amazing! And they have great golf and academic programs and support.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
I had a surgery for removing four wisdom teeth!! It was the hardest experience for me, but I did it!
What is your favorite sport to play other than golf?
Dancing classical ballet and swimming.
If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Using psychokinesis to control the golf ball. And make all putts!
What is your favorite club/shot to hit?
Driver and putter.
What's the most unexpected thing in your golf bag?
Omamori (Japanese amulet) from my family and friends.
What is your favorite American food?
American Japanese sushi!
Favorite kind of music/ singer?
Classic and Japanese Enka(Japanese traditional song).