June 26, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Former Michigan State All-American Caroline Powers, who recently completed her record-setting Spartan career in May, will compete in the 68th annual U.S. Women's Open this week (June 27-30) at the par 72, 6,796-yard Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.
Powers will tee off at 12:30 p.m. from hole No. 1 on Thursday along with Paz Echeverria and Karinn Dickinson. On Friday, the trio will tee off at 6:45 a.m. from hole No. 10.
The 2013 U.S. Women's Open will be televised Thursday and Friday on ESPN2 and Saturday and Sunday on NBC. Live scoring of the entire tournament will be available at usga.org.
Powers is the fourth player with Spartan ties in the last four years to compete in the U.S. Women's Open. Allison (Fouch) Duncan and Laura Kueny played in 2010, while Christine Meier qualified as an amateur last year.
Powers qualified for the U.S. Women's Open by winning a sectional qualifying tournament in Wheaton, Ill., at the Cantigny Golf Course on May 14 with a score of 1-under-par 143 (71-72).
A native of Bowling Green, Ohio, Powers made her pro debut at the Decatur-Forsyth Classic (June 14-16) on the Symetra Tour and tied for 10th place with a 5-under-par 211 (71-71-69). She received a sponsor exemption to play in the LPGA's Marathon Classic on July 18-21 in Sylvania, Ohio.
The most decorated women's golfer in Michigan State history, Powers completed her
career as the school's all-time record holder in scoring average (74.26) and owns the top three single-season scoring averages in program history, including her record 73.53 she set as a sophomore. Named the 2013 Big Ten Women's Golfer of the Year, Powers posted six top-10 finishes as a senior and helped lead Michigan State to a ninth-place showing at the NCAA Championships, the best ever in school history.
LIVE TELEVISION COVERAGE OF THE 2013 U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN
First Round, Thursday, June 27 - 3-7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Second Round, Friday, June 28 - 3-7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Third Round, Saturday, June 29 - 3-6 p.m. (NBC)
Final Round, Sunday, June 30 - 3-6 p.m. (NBC)