Spartans Get Off to Solid Start at the Landfall Tradition
The Spartans have three golfers in the top 16.
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - The No. 13 Michigan State women's golf team is in third place after the opening round of the Landfall Tradition on Friday in Wilmington, North Carolina. In a tournament that features 10 teams ranked in the top 30 of the most recent Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, the Spartans shot a 6-under-par 282 and are four shots behind second-place No. 2 Alabama and five back of No. 4 Duke.
Sarah Burnham is tied for third place after a 4-under-par 68. After a bogey on No. 10 to start the day, Burnham recorded five birdies and 12 pars the rest of the way. It marked the fifth time this fall she recorded a round in the 60s.
Burnham is two shots behind the leader, Ana Belac of Duke.
Paz Marfa Sans carded a 2-under-par 70 and is tied for eighth place. She was even on the back nine to start the day and three birdies on the front nine helped her get under par.
Allyson Geer made it three Spartans under par as she shot a 1-under 71; she's tied for 16th place.
The tournament, which is being played at the Country Club of Landfall Dye Course, will resume with round two on Saturday.