No. 13 Women’s Golf Returns to Action at the FSU Match-Up
MSU is making is second appearance at the Florida State Match-Up.
EAST LANSING - The 13th-ranked Michigan State women’s golf team will play its first tournament of the spring this weekend at the Florida State Match-Up in Tallahassee, Florida. The 12-team, 54-hole tournament will take place Friday-Sunday at FSU’s Don Veller Seminole Golf Course.
“We’re very excited to get on the road again and get things going,” MSU head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll said. “It’s hard when you have such a great fall to wait through November, December and January to get going again. Practice has been going well. The team is ready to go and we’re looking forward to our practice round and then three good days of competition.”
The 12-team field features three teams, in addition to No. 13 Michigan State, ranked in the GolfStat top-30, including No. 7 South Carolina, No. 16 Virginia and No. 30 Texas A&M. Florida State, Missouri, Coastal Carolina, Columbia, Princeton, Notre Dame, Kentucky and Minnesota round out the field.
The 12-team tournament is divided into twosomes for the first two rounds and then in a final round shotgun in threesomes. The twosomes will consist of partner teams player together: Florida State/Texas A&M, South Carolina/Virginia, Missouri/Coastal Carolina, Columbia/Princeton, Notre Dame/Kentucky and Michigan State/Minnesota.
The Match-Up portion of the tournament will be determined by taking the best four scores from the partners (which is a total of ten players) and the worst score to make the Match Up team total. At the end of the tournament, the teams with the lowest score will win the Match Up. We will also be crowning an individual champion along with a team champion.
Play is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. all three days.
The par-72 Don Veller Seminole Golf Course will play at 6,212-yards for this weekend’s tournament.
Quick Fall Recap
The Spartans placed in the top three of four of their five fall tournaments. The Spartans won the Mary Fossum Invitational at Forest Akers, Sept. 23-24; took second at the Minnesota Invitational; and third at both the Windy City Collegiate Championship and The Landfall Tradition.
MSU had two players end the fall with scoring averages under par in Sarah Burnham (70.21) and Paz Marfa Sans (70.93). Burnham took medalist honors at the Fossum Invitational and then placed in the top 10 on three other occasions.