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).
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.
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.