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No. 22 Spartans Lead Fossum Invitational After Two Rounds

Senior Liz Nagel tied her career low with a 4-under 68 in the first round of the Mary Fossum Invitational.

Sept. 14, 2013

Complete Results

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The No. 22 Michigan State women's golf team leads the Mary Fossum Invitational by eight shots over Ohio State after 36 holes of play on Saturday at Forest Akers West Golf Course on the campus of MSU.

The Spartans tallied a two-round total of 8-over 584 (288-296), followed by the Buckeyes (296-296--592) and Notre Dame (299-301--600).

Senior Liz Nagel sits atop the individual leaderboard with a 1-under 143. Nagel tied her career low with a 4-under 68 in the first round, which also ties the second lowest single-round score in program history; she posted six birdies in the round. The DeWitt, Mich., native carded a 75 in the second round.

Nagel leads the field by one shot over fellow senior Allyssa Ferrell, who is tied for second at even-par 144. Ferrell registered an even-par 72 in both the first and second rounds.

Playing in her first collegiate tournament, freshman Kelly Grassel is tied for sixth at 147. She carded a 1-over 73 in the first round and followed it up with a 2-over 74 in the second round.

Senior Christine Meier is tied for 27th (75-78--153), while junior Lindsey McPherson is tied for 34th (79-75--154).

The Spartans also have nine players competing as individuals in the tournament, led by red-shirt freshman Gabby Yurik, who is tied for 19th place at 7-over 151 (75-76).

The third and final round of the 30th annual Mary Fossum Invitational is set for Sunday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Live scoring will be available at



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