Caroline Powers Takes Third at World University Games, Helps United States To Second-Place Finish
July 7, 2012
LIBEREC, Czech Republic - Rising senior Caroline Powers placed third at the World University Games (July 3-6) with a four-round total of 11-under 277 (72-69-68-68) and helped the United States to a second-place finish in the 16-team field.
The tournament was held at the Ypsilon Golf Resort in Liberec, Czech Republic.
Powers shot a 72 in the first round and a 69 in the second round before carding back-to-back rounds of 68 to close at 11-under-par.
The Bowling Green, Ohio, native helped lead the United States to a team score of 545, which tied for first along with Spain, but Spain was awarded the team title due to a tiebreaker which went to the country with the lower final-round score. Spain shot a 134 in the final round, while Team USA shot a 136. Germany took third place with an overall team score of 557.
Spain's Camila Hedberg Bertrand claimed individual medalist honors with a 17-under 271 (68-72-67-64), while Amy Anderson of the United States (North Dakota State) took second with a 16-under 272 (67-69-68-68).
Each country had three players and counted two scores each round. Georgia's Emilie Burger also represented the United States and placed eighth with a 282.
Last year at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China, Powers shot the lowest score for the United States with a 1-over 289 (78-71-71-69) to tie for sixth on the individual leaderboard. Powers helped Team USA to a third-place finish overall out of the 21 countries competing in the event.
Powers enters her senior season at MSU in 2012-13 with the lowest career scoring average in program history at 74.39. She is a two-time All-Big Ten First Team selection and honorable mention All-American.
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