Sept. 23, 2012
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - The Michigan State women's golf team had an impressive showing in one of the nation's top tournaments as the Spartans took third place at the Mason Rudolph Championship on Sunday. The 15-team tournament, which featured six schools in the Golfworld/National Golf Coaches Association Top 25, was held at the Vanderbilt Legends Club, site of the 2012 NCAA Championships last May.
The Spartans carded a team score of 897 (302-294-301), eight shots behind tournament champion and 14th-ranked Arizona (889) and five shots back of second-place and 12th-ranked Virginia (892). MSU placed ahead of four ranked teams, including No. 8 Vanderbilt (900), No. 15 Texas A&M (911), No. 11 Georgia (916) and No. 6 North Carolina (917).
Senior Caroline Powers led the way for the Spartans by tying for second place with a 3-over 219 (71-75-73). Powers, who also placed second at the Mary Fossum Invitational in East Lansing last weekend, has now finished in the top-five 11 times in her career. She delivered four birdies and shot a 73 in the final round on Sunday. Powers tied with Kendall Prince of Arizona and finished three shots back of medalist Emilie Burger of Georgia (216).
Allysaa Ferrell finished in the top 10 for the second time in her career, tying for 10th with a 7-over 223 (77-71-75).
Trisha Witherby compiled an 83 in the third round and finished with a 235 (75-77-83) to tie for 51st.
Playing as an individual, Jenny Sritragul tied for 45th with a 233 (79-77-77).
The Spartans return to action for the Tar Heel Invitational at the UNC Golf Course in Chapel Hill, N.C., Oct. 12-14.