SUNSET, South Carolina -
The Michigan State women’s golf team shot a 1-under-par 287 on Saturday in the second round of the Clemson Invitational at The Reserve at Lake Keowee in Sunset, South Carolina. Despite improving by one stroke over Friday’s opening round, the Spartans dropped three spots and currently sit in fifth place at 1-under-par 575 for the tournament. No. 8 Furman leads the field at 8-under-par 568. No. 5 Florida and No. 6 Florida State are in a tie for second place at 7-under-par 569 and No. 27 Texas is fourth at 5-under-par 571.
A day after shooting a 1-over-par 73, Sarah Burnham improved by four strokes on Saturday, leading the Spartans with a 3-under-par 69. Burnham was 1-under par after the first nine holes and then three birdies on the back nine helped her finish the day with her second-best round of the year.
Burnham (73-69-142) is tied with Allyson Geer (70-72-142) for eighth place. Geer displayed consistency on Saturday as she parred every hole for an even-par 72.
Katie Sharp, the defending tournament champion, birdied three of the last eight holes, including the final two to finish the day with an even-par 72. She is 1-under-par 143 (71-72) for the tournament and sits in a tie for 13th place, giving MSU three players in the top 15.
Paz Marfa Sans shot a 2-over-par 74 for the second straight day and is tied for 35th place at 4-over-par 148.
Carolyn Markley improved by one stroke on Saturday, shooting a 2-over-par 74. She is 5-over-par 149 for the tournament.
Sophia Schubert of Texas leads the tournament at 8-under-par 136 (69-67).
The final round will get underway Sunday morning with the Spartans slated to tee off between 8:54 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.