May 2, 1998
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Freshman Kasey Gant (Fort Wayne, Ind.) is three shots off the lead and tied for ninth place individually after 54 holes of the Big Ten Women's Golf Championship in State College, Pa. Gant's 72-77-78=227 after two days leads the Spartans, who stand in eighth place as a team.
Michigan State has shot a 312-309-316=937 as a team through two rounds, tied with Wisconsin for eighth place in the team standings. Indiana (307-292-297=896) leads the tournament.
Gant stands tied with Ohio State's Bethany Overstake in ninth, just three shots behind four golfers tied at 224.
Two Spartans besides Gant had rounds under 80 Saturday, led by junior Kellie Dennis (Jackson, Mich.), whose 81-78-78=237 puts her 39th individually. Sophomore Tricia Gregory (Spring Lake, Mich.) improved her standing with a 79 Saturday, giving her an 83-83-79=245 for the tournament.
The final round of the tournament at Penn State's Blue Course tees off Sunday at 8 a.m.
TEAM STANDINGS MSU INDIVIDUALS 1. Indiana 307-292-297=896 T9. Kasey Gant 72-77-78=227 2. Ohio State 298-307-303=908 39. Kellie Dennis 81-78-78=237 3. Purdue 312-298304=914 T40. Ellen Bishop 81-76-81=238 4. Penn State 308-303-305=916 T48. Meggan Schumaker 78-78-86=242 5. Northwestern 309-305-305=919 T51. Tricia Gregory 83-83-79=245 6. Iowa 305-312-304=921 60. April Holly 83-86-82=251 7. Minnesota 308-315-309=932 8. Wisconsin 309-311-317=937 Michigan State 312-309-316=937 10. Illinois 319-318-315=952 11. Michigan 316-328-317=961