No. 22 Spartans Tied for Eighth at Mason Rudolph Championship
 
 
 
Allyssa Ferrell shot a 1-under 71 in Friday's first round at the Mason Rudolph Championship.
 
Allyssa Ferrell shot a 1-under 71 in Friday's first round at the Mason Rudolph Championship.
 
 

Sept. 20, 2013

Complete Results

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - The No. 22 Michigan State women's golf team is competing in the most elite collegiate tournament of the weekend at the Vanderbilt Legends Club, as the 15-team field features eight teams in the Golfweek preseason Top 20. The Spartans shot an 8-over-par 296 as a team in Friday's first round and are currently tied for eighth place, along with No. 2 Alabama and No. 4 Duke.

No. 8 Arizona State (285) leads the tournament by four shots over No. 3 UCLA (289) heading into Saturday's second round.

Senior Allyssa Ferrell paced the Spartans on Friday with a 1-under 71 (36-35) and is tied for seventh place. Ferrell led MSU with four birdies in her round.

Senior Liz Nagel is tied for 30th place after shooting a 1-over 73 (35-38), while freshman Kelly Grassel is tied for 42nd with a 3-over 75 (35-40).

Senior Christine Meier rounded out the team scoring with a 5-over 77 (39-38).

Junior Lindsey McPherson carded a 6-over 78 (38-40). Playing as an individual and starting from hole No. 10, red-shirt freshman Gabby Yurik shot a 4-over 76 (42-34).

Michigan State will tee off at 9 a.m. ET on Saturday from hole No. 1 along with North Carolina and Alabama. Live scoring will be available at birdiefire.com.