April 5, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. - The No. 20 Michigan State women's golf team defeated Georgetown and No. 22 Iowa State in match play on Saturday at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic and will face Texas A&M in the championship match of the "Black" bracket on Sunday.
This year's Murphey Classic is featuring a unique scoring format. Friday's first round was a traditional stroke play loop, and those results were utilized to comprise a pair of match play brackets for the weekend. The top-eight teams were seeded in the "Red" bracket, and the remaining schools moved to the "Black" bracket. Michigan State tied for ninth during the stroke play portion of the tournament on Friday with a 19-over-par 307.
In the 3-1 victory over the Cyclones, Nagel and Meier were against victorious, along with Kelly Grassel.
Here's a complete breakdown of the day's matches for Michigan State:
Michigan State 3, Georgetown 0
Liz Nagel, Mich. St., def. Alice Choi, Georgetown, 3-and-2
Christine Meier, Mich. St., def. Elizabeth DiVincentis, Georgetown, 4-and-3
Trisha Witherby, Mich. St., vs. Jenny Xiao, Georgetown, DNF
Kelly Grassel, Mich. St., vs. Mackenzie Boydston, Georgetown, DNF
Allyssa Ferrell, Mich. St., def. Patricia Lee, Georgetown, 6-and-5
Michigan State 3, Iowa State 1
Liz Nagel, Mich. St., def. Carmen Vidau, Iowa St., 4-and-3
Christine Meier, Mich. St., def. Cajsa Persson, Iowa St., 6-and-5
Prima Thammaraks, Iowa St., def. Trisha Witherby, Mich. St., 7-and-6
Kelly Grassel, Mich. St., def. Chonlada Chayanun, Iowa St., 5-and-4
Allyssa Ferrell, Mich. St., vs. Sasikarn On-iam, Iowa St., DNF
The 16-team field features six programs listed in the Golfstat Top 25, including defending national champion and top-ranked USC, No. 4 Arkansas, No. 10 Alabama, No. 20 MSU, No. 22 Iowa State and No. 23 Northwestern. Auburn, Daytona State, Denver, Indiana, Georgetown, Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Texas A&M and Troy are also in the field.
Live scoring of Sunday's match play will be available at BirdieFire.com.