Oct. 30, 2011
WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Michigan State women's golf team carded a 303 in the third round of the Landfall Tradition on Sunday, its best round of the tournament, to finish in a tie for fifth place with an overall score of 923 (312-308-303). Six of the 18 teams that participated in the prestigious event are ranked in the Golfweek Top 25 rankings, and 15 are ranked in the top 50.
Senior Lindsey Solberg led MSU with a 1-under 71 in the third round, the best single-round for any Spartan over the weekend, and jumped nine places on the leaderboard to tie for fourth with an 8-over 224 (76-77-71).
Solberg's 71 was her season best and was also the third-best single-round of any player in the tournament on Sunday. It marks Solberg's fourth career top-five finish and eighth career top-10 finish.
Solberg, who started on hole 4 Sunday, birdied three of her first five holes. She also recorded birdies on holes No. 14, 16 and 17 to finish with six on the day.
Junior Caroline Powers also tied for fourth (73-77-74--224). Powers has finished in the top-five in MSU's last three tournaments and now has seven career top-five showings.
Sophomore Allyssa Ferrell carded a 77 on Sunday to close out in a tie for 59th with a 239 (80-82-77).
Purdue claimed first place as a team with a 904 (304-303-297), while Paula Reto of the Boilermakers won medalist honors with a 2-over 218 (71-77-70), six shots ahead of Solberg and Powers.
The Landfall Tradition marked the final tournament of the fall season for the Spartans. The spring season begins Feb. 13-15 at the Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif.