Spartans back in action at Tar Heel Invitational

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East Lansing, Michigan – The Michigan State Women’s Golf Team will look to defend their 2019 tag team title at the UNC Tar Heel Invitational when the Spartans depart on Friday morning, October 15. The three-day, 54-hole event will be held at the UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, NC and features an 18-team course with five of the country’s top 25 teams and 14 of the top 60 teams in total.
This is the first time the event has taken place since MSU posted a 12 under par 852 to hold Alabama in one shot in 2019.

Dated: Friday October 15 – Sunday October 17
Course: UNC Finley Golf Course
Live Score: Golfstat
By / Yardage: 72 / 6,457 yards
Format: Stroke play, 54 holes, play five, count four
Calendar: Friday – Round 1; Saturday – Round 2; Sunday – Round 3 (all with shotgun starts at 8:30 am)

RANGE
1. Valery Plata (Sr., Floridablanca, Colombia / Colegio La Quinta del Puente)
2. Brooke Biermann (Fr., Wildwood, Mo. / Lafayette)
3. Valentina rossi (So ​​Rosario, Argentina)
4. Leila Raines (So ​​Galena, Ohio / Olentangy Berlin)
5. Nina Rissi (Jr., Barcelona, ​​Spain)
INDIANA. Haylin harris (Sr., Carmel, Ind. / Carmel)

THE CLASSIC TERRAIN TAR HEEL
Michigan State, Alabama, No. 6 Michigan, Clemson, No. 12 Duke, Furman, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi State, North Carolina (host), North Carolina State, UNC Wilmington, Ohio State, SMU, Rollins College, Vanderbilt, No 24 Virginia Tech, No.13 Wake Forest.

LAST TIME
Michigan State finished 12th among 15 teams at Windy City Collegiate Classic with a score of 54 holes of 58 over par 922 (304-308-310). Senior Valery Plata tied for 14th place at 8 above par 224 and a freshman Brooke Biermann tied for 19th place at 9 above par 225.

TAR HEEL INVITATION STORY
Michigan State has a strong history at the Tar Heel Invitational as the Spartans make their 12th consecutive appearance in the tournament. The Spartans have won the event twice, most recently in 2019 (the last time it was played), when Plata took medalist honors with an 11 under par 205, the second lowest score in 54 holes in the history of the program. MSU also won the event in 2009. In 2011, Caroline Powers set an academic record of 8 under par 208 to finish second, while Sarah burnham finished second in 2015. Paz Marfa Sans set a tournament record with a score of 8 below par in the second round in 2017.


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