April 22, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Playing in its final regular-season tournament before the Big Ten Championships next weekend, the Michigan State women's golf team placed second at the Lady Buckeye Invitational on Sunday.
The Spartans carded their best round of the tournament with a 297 on Sunday and finished with a team score of 910 (312-301-297), 16 strokes behind Ohio State.
Red-shirt sophomore Liz Nagel continued her strong play in the spring season by placing a career-best fourth. Nagel compiled a three-round total of 12-over 228 (79-74-75).
Junior Caroline Powers bounced back from a tough second round to lead the Spartans on Sunday with a 1-under 71. Powers also tied for fourth place at 228 (76-81-71); it marked her 14th career top-10 finish.
Senior Lindsey Solberg posted her 12th career top-20 placing by tying for 14th. Solberg tallied a 75 in the third round and was at 232 for the tournament (83-74-75).
Sophomore Allyssa Ferrell tied for 21st (81-77-76--234), while freshman Jenny Sritragul tied for a career-best 25th (78-79-78--235).
Sophomore Christine Meier finished with a 237 (79-76-82) to tie for 29th.
The 2012 Big Ten Championships are set for April 27-29 in French Lick, Ind. Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com.