Oct. 27, 2013
WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Michigan State women's golf team delivered an impressive finish to the fall season by shooting a 5-over-par 293 in the final round of the Landfall Tradition on Sunday, marking the third-lowest team score of the day in the elite tournament. The Spartans tied for sixth overall in the 18-team field, which featured 14 teams ranked in the Golfweek Top 50, including nine in the top 25.
Overall, MSU finished with a 54-hole team score of 46-over-par at 910 (309-308-293) to tie for sixth along with No. 9 Arizona. No. 14 Alabama won the tournament by eight shots over No. 4 Duke. The 12th annual Landfall Tradition was held at the Pete Dye Course at the Country Club of Landfall.
Senior Liz Nagel tied her career low with a 4-under 68 on Sunday to vault into a tie for fourth place overall. It marks the third time in her career and second this season she has shot a 68. Nagel placed in the top five in three of MSU's four tournaments this fall (medalist at Mary Fossum Invitational; tied for fifth at Mason Rudolph Championship). The DeWitt, Mich., native collected four birdies and 14 pars during her round.
Freshman Kelly Grassel carded her best round of the tournament with a 1-over 73 and finished tied for 41st with a 15-over 231 (81-77-73). Grassel tallied three birdies in her round on Sunday.
Senior Allyssa Ferrell also posted her best round on Sunday with a 1-over 73 and tied for 47th place with a 16-over 232 (80-79-73).
The Michigan State women's golf team will return to action for the spring season Feb. 9-11 for the Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif.