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Michigan State Golf: Women’s team has work to do after first round

MSU is five shots back from the advancing group.



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The women’s Michigan State golf team was hoping to make a major move in the first round of the NCAA Championships.

The Michigan State women’s golf team wrapped up first-round play at the NCAA Championships. They finished the round with a team score of 5-over par. This result puts the Spartans tied for 16th in the 30-team field.

Michigan State was led by Katie Lu with an even-par score. Regional champion Brooke Biermann and Leila Raines both finished 1-over. The final two Spartan golfers, Valentina Rossi and Shannon Kennedy, both shot 3-over.

The Spartans have some work to do if they want to continue their postseason run for the national championship. Once the third round is completed on Sunday, the top 15 teams will compete in one final round. At this point, the top eight schools will move on to the final match play round. Michigan State is currently 16th, only one shot out of the top 15 cut line. For the Michigan State women, they are five strokes behind the top 8 cut line. The 8th place team currently sits at even par.

In NCAA team golf events the best four scores each day count towards the total team score. In this case, five shots can be made up relatively quickly.

Michigan State aims to have a better day to make up ground on the teams in front of them during Round 2 on May 20th.

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