May 9, 2014
CLE ELUM, Wash. - The No. 23 Michigan State women's golf team is in sixth place in the 24-team NCAA West Regional after carding a 23-over-par 311 in Friday's second round at Tumble Creek Golf Club at Suncadia Resort. Needing a top-eight finish to reach the NCAA Championships, the Spartans (291-311--602) enter Saturday's final round four shots ahead of ninth-place Wisconsin (301-305--606).
No. 1 USC and No. 6 Arizona State lead the field with a 2-over 578.
Red-shirt freshman Gabby Yurik led the Spartans in the second round with a 3-over 75, including two birdies. She is tied for 20th overall on the leaderboard along with teammate Liz Nagel at 5-over 149. A day after shooting 2-under-par (70), Nagel tallied a 79 on Friday.
Freshman Kelly Grassel posted the second-best round of the day for MSU with a 78 (+6); she is tied for 57th at 154 (76-78).
Senior Allyssa Ferrell rounded out the team scoring on Friday with a 79 and is 8-over-par (152) for the tournament, good for 38th place.
Senior Christine Meier shot an 80 and is tied for 57th at 154 (+10).
The third and final round of the NCAA West Regional is set for Saturday; MSU will tee off from hole 10 beginning at 11:36 a.m. EDT along with Oklahoma and Northwestern. The top-eight teams advance to the NCAA Championships May 20-23 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.