July 30, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Four Michigan State golfers - Lindsey McPherson, Christine Meier, Liz Nagel and Trisha Witherby - will participate in the upcoming third annual Pure Silk Women's Collegiate Team Championship, the most unique summertime national women's amateur championship.
The event, which is being presented by the National Golf Coaches Association, runs from Tuesday, July 31 to Thursday, Aug. 2 at Wedgewood Golf & Country Club in Powell, Ohio.
Two-person teams comprised of top current women's collegiate golfers will compete. Each team pairs players from the same university in a 54-hole stroke play event. The teams representing MSU will be McPherson and Meier, and Nagel and Witherby.
Last year, Caroline Powers and Lindsey Solberg claimed the 2011 Women's Collegiate Team Championship by one stroke after combining to shoot a 12-under 276. McPherson and Meier also teamed up in 2011 and tied for eighth with a 2-under 286 (73-67-146).
The format of the Championship is Day 1 (July 31): Alternate Shot; Day 2 (Aug. 1): Best Ball; and Day 3 (Aug. 2): Aggregate Score of the two players. Teams will be comprised of players from all levels of collegiate golf including Division I, Division II, Division III and NAIA programs.
Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com.
ABOUT WEDGEWOOD GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB:
Wedgewood Golf and Country Club, an 18-hole private facility, is considered to be one of the most challenging courses in Central Ohio. Opened in 1991, the golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Jones stated that the course site is "in itself a thing of joy." While nature gave us the beauty, Mr. Jones gave it the form that is both exciting to play and exhilarating to view. It possesses a magical beauty that creates an excitement for all who play the game. The majestic trees, stone laden creeks, and mirror lakes provide a natural work of art unequaled in the area, while stirring a feeling of the game's history and tradition. The 49,500-square-foot Clubhouse offers a commanding view of both the ninth and eighteenth green and includes both formal and informal dining, men's and women's locker rooms, and a professionally staffed pro shop. In addition, the club has a 6,000-sq.-ft. fitness center with a beautiful view overlooking the golf course.