Sept. 15, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's golf team is in second place at the Mary Fossum Invitational after 36 holes of action on Saturday at Forest Akers West Golf Course on the campus of MSU. The Spartans carded a 10-over 586 (298-289) and are eight shots back of leader Purdue (288-290--578).
Michigan State has won its home tournament seven of the last nine years.
Caroline Powers is in contention to win her second straight individual Fossum title, as she trails leaders Paula Reto and Kishi Sinha of Purdue by just two shots. Powers carded a 1-over 73 in the first round and improved in the second round with a 1-under 71 to total 144 for the day.
After shooting an 80 in the first round, Allyssa Ferrell bounced back with a career-low 69 in the second round to close at 149 and is tied for 12th place. Trisha Witherby (73-76) and Christine Meier (74-75) are also tied for 12th place at 149. Jenny Sritragul rounded out the starting lineup with a 151 (77-74).
The Spartans are fielding a second team at their home tournament. Liz Nagel led the way with a 149 (75-75) and is tied for 12th place. Three Spartans (Lindsey McPherson, Carley Saint-Onge and Mariah Massa) shot a 160, while Yushira Budhram, playing in her first tournament at MSU, carded a 163.
The third and final round of the Fossum Invitational is set for Sunday, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.