March 17, 1998
Mon.-Tues., March 23-24, River
Wilderness Intercollegiate (Parrish, Fla.)
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: 11th/18 teams at Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational
RETURN TO THE SUNSHINE STATE: Michigan State returns to Florida for its next competition, the River Wilderness Intercollegiate March 23-24. That event, hosted by South Florida, includes 15 teams. The River Wilderness Golf Club in Parrish, Fla., -- just outside of Bradenton and 40 minutes from Tampa -- plays host to the tournament.
Big Ten rival Indiana is the tournament's defending champion, and returns this season. Other Big Ten schools in the field include: Purdue, Michigan and Iowa.
FUN IN THE SUN: The Michigan State women's golf team ventured to Windemere, Fla., in the beginning of last week for the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational, claiming 11th place in the 17-team field. The Spartans fired a 329-330=659, three strokes out of the top 10 and 55 shots off the pace set by Campbell University, which ran away from the strong field. Campbell's two-day 604 was 19 shots better than second-place Indiana (623).
BISHOP REIGNS: Junior Ellen Bishop led the Spartans at the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational, the first time she has led the team in a tournament this season. The New Castle, Ind., native has the team's third-best stroke average at 82.0.
Coach: Stacy Slobodnik
Years At MSU: First as head coach