Women's Golf Tied For Third After First Day Of Lady Northern Invitational
Sept. 24, 2005
Bloomington, Ind. - The Michigan State women's golf team finds itself in third place after two rounds in the Lady Northern Invitational on Saturday. The Spartans shot a team total of 592 (298-294) on the Indiana University Golf Course, putting them three shots behind second-place Penn State.
Sophomore Sara Brown (Tucson, Ariz.) was the low Spartan on Saturday. Brown posted 3-over-par 147 (74-73) and is in a tie for ninth entering the final round.
Senior Dayna Burleigh (Horsham, Pa.) and junior Mandi McConnell (Grand_Blanc, Mich.) both carded 4-over-par 148. McConnell shot an opening-round 73 and followed that with a 75, while Burleigh started with a 75 and concluded her day with a 73.
Junior Heather Rose (Chillicothe, Ohio) shot a 152 (79-73) and is in a tie for 26th. Her second-round 73 matched the best round by a Spartan on the day.
Purdue opened up a 15-stroke lead over Penn State and an 18-shot advantage over the Spartans after the first day. The Boilermakers scorched the course with a 3-under-par 574 (278-276).
Maria Hernandez of Purdue and Samantha Richdale of Illinois State are tied for the individual lead at 3-under-par 141. Hernandez was tied for the lead after the first round with a 70, and she is the only competitor with two rounds below par. Richdale had the low round of the day with a second-round 69.
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