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Spartans Take Second at the Minnesota Invitational

Sept. 12, 2017

WOODBURY, Minnesota - The Michigan State women’s golf team took second place in the season-opening Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury, Minnesota. The Spartans finished 17-under-par 847 (279-278-290), a program 54-hole tournament record. USC, which ended last year ranked 10th nationally, won the event with a 26-under-par 838 (282-276-280).

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The Spartans shot a 2-over-par 290 in Tuesday’s final round, finishing the tournament seven strokes ahead of third place teams Purdue and Notre Dame.

Sophomore Paz Marfa Sans and senior Sarah Burnham led the Spartans, finishing fifth and seventh, respectively.

Marfa Sans’ 7-under-par 209 is the fourth lowest 54-hole tournament score in program history, while her opening round 8-under-par 64 marks the second lowest round in school history. She fired a 1-under-par 71 in round two and then finished the tournament on Tuesday with a 2-over-par 74.

Burnham finished 6-under-par 210 (74-66-70), which was her career-best 54-hole score and fifth lowest in program history. She tied a tournament high with 14 birdies, including four in Tuesday’s final round.

Senior Katie Sharp gave the Spartans three golfers in the top 15 as she tied for 14th with a 4-under-par 212 (69-70-73), which was her second best 54-hole tournament score.

Sophomore Logan Otter tied for 31st with a 2-over-par 218 (72-71-75).

Freshman Yurika Tanida had her best round of the tournament on Tuesday with a 1-over-par 73 to finish 7-over-par 223 (76-78-73).

Sophomore Allyson Geer played as an individual and tied for 19th with a 1-under-par 215 (68-75-72).

Muni He of USC and Inez Wanamarta of Purdue tied for medalist honors as each finished 10-under-par 206.

Michigan State will next host the 34th annual Mary Fossum Invitational, Sept. 23-24, at Forest Akers West.



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