Spartans Just One Shot Off the Lead After Opening Round at the Allstate Sugar Bowl
Ally Geer shot a career-low 5-under-par 67.
NEW ORLEANS - The 13th-ranked Michigan State women’s golf team shot a 4-under-par 284 in the opening round of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate on Sunday at the English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Spartans are just one stroke behind first-place and 18th-ranked Florida. The Spartans and Gators were the only two teams in the 17-team field that shot under par on Sunday as third-place North Carolina is 4-over-par.
Sophomore Allyson Geer led MSU with a career-best 5-under-par 67. She stands in second place, one shot behind Kaeli Jones of UCF.
Geer, like the rest of the Spartans, started the day on the first hole and recorded three consecutive birdies to begin her round. She finished the front nine 3-under-par and was 2-under-par on the back.
Senior Sarah Burnham is tied for fifth place after a 2-under-par 70. She was 2-under-par on the front with the help of three birdies on the front nine and then even on the back.
Sophomore Paz Marfa Sans made it three Spartans with rounds under par on Sunday as she shot a 1-under-par 71. It marked the fourth consecutive round for Marfa Sans even or below par.
The tournament features six teams currently ranked in the Golfstat top-20. The second round at the 6,239-yard course is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Monday.