Oct. 28, 2012
WILMINGTON, N.C. - Hurricane Sandy dumped heavy rain on the Country Club of Landfall's Jack Nicklaus Course the past two days, cancelling the final two rounds of the 2012 Landfall Tradition.
The 17 teams and five individuals enjoyed good weather during Friday's opening round before running into Sandy's rains and high winds yesterday and completing 9-12 holes in difficult conditions. The field was hoping to complete the second round early Sunday, but conditions warranted otherwise.
Michigan State shot a 297 in the first round and is credited with a sixth-place finish. Nine teams in the 17-team field were ranked in the Golfweek Top 25.
Oklahoma State shot a 292 to win the team title, while Texas Tech senior Kim Kaufman was the medalist with a 5-under-par 67 in the first round, matching the tournament record for opening round score.
On Friday, senior Caroline Powers led the team in the first round with a 71 to tie for fifth place. Powers opened with a 1-over 37 on the front nine, but posted three pars on the back nine for a 2-under 34 to close at 1-under-par.
Liz Nagel rounded out the team's scoring with a 77 and tied for 43rd.
Christine Meier shot an 81 (43-38).
This concludes the fall tournament schedule for Michigan State; the Spartans will return to action for the spring season beginning Feb. 11-13 at the Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif.