Sept. 27, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State senior Caroline Powers has been named the Big Ten Women's Golfer of the Week, the conference office announced on Thursday.
Powers tied for second last weekend at the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tenn., with a 3-over 219 (71-75-73). The elite tournament, which featured 15 of the top programs in the nation, including six in the Golfworld/National Golf Coaches Association Top 25, was held at the Vanderbilt Legends Club North Course.
Powers was tied for the individual lead after shooting a 1-under 71 on Friday, and after carding a 75 on Saturday, she rallied with a 73 in the final round to move back into a tie for second place. Powers tied with Kendall Prince of Arizona and finished three shots back of medalist Emilie Burger of Georgia (216).
Powers, who also placed second at the Mary Fossum Invitational in East Lansing on Sept. 16, has finished in the top-five 11 times in her career.
The Bowling Green, Ohio, native owns a team-best 72.67 scoring average through six rounds. Her current career average of 74.30 is No. 1 in school history.
The Spartans return to action Oct. 12-14 for the Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.