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No. 24 Michigan State In Second Place At Mary Fossum Invitational
Aimee Neff sits in fourth place after two rounds at the Mary Fossum Invitational.
Aimee Neff sits in fourth place after two rounds at the Mary Fossum Invitational.

Sept. 20, 2008

Complete Day One Results

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The No. 24 Michigan State women's golf team sits in second place after two rounds of play at the Mary Fossum Invitational at Forest Akers West Golf Course in East Lansing, Mich., on the Michigan State campus.

The Spartans ended the 36-hole day of competition with a team total of 593 (296-297) and sit two strokes behind leading Kent State.

"Today was very encouraging," head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll said. "We saw a lot of great shots out there today. It's only the first 36 holes of the season so there's a lot we can improve on, but we're excited."

The top Spartan after day one was sophomore Aimee Neff, who sits in fourth place at 1-over-par 145 (72-73). Junior Laura Kueny, the defending individual champion, is tied for fifth place at 2-over-par 146 (73-73). The third Spartan in the top 10 is freshman Lindsey Solberg who is tied for ninth place at 4-over-par 148 (73-75).

"Aimee, Laura and Lindsey are very steady, consistent players," Slobodnik-Stoll said. "All three of them want to play on tour and they're constantly pushing each other to get better."

Sophomore Michelle Bowles is in a tie for 43rd place at 158 (82-76) and redshirt sophomore Natalie Brehm is tied for 46th at 159 (78-81).

Competing as individuals, senior Holly Niederkohr (77-75) and redshirt freshman Vanessa Leon (74-78) are tied for 18th at 152.



Three other Spartans are competing as individuals. Redshirt junior Jen Domagalski is tied for 46th at 159 (79-80), redshirt sophomore Sarah Nirenberg shot 166 (83-83) and is tied for 65th, and redshirt freshman Maddi Massa is in 73rd at 170 (85-85).

Kent State is atop the team leaderboard after 36 holes with a score of 591 (294-297). So-Hyun Park of Notre Dame is the individual leader at 2-under-par 142 (74-68).

The final round of the Mary Fossum Invitational with be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start Sunday. Michigan State will be attempting to capture the fifth consecutive tournament held on their home course, a streak that dates back to the 2005 Mary Fossum Invitational.

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