East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State’s women’s golf team closes out the first half of the 2023-24 season this week, playing in The Landfall Tradition at the Country Club of Landfall’s Pete Dye Course in Wilmington, N.C.
The three-day event tees off on Friday, Oct. 27 at 8:30 a.m. with 18 holes. The tournament continues on Saturday, Oct. 28 and concludes on Sunday, Oct. 29 with an 8:45 a.m. shotgun start. The Landfall Tradition will be played on the par-72, 6,194-yard rolling layout along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway near Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina.
Dates: Friday, Oct. 27 – Sunday, Oct. 29
Course: Country Club of Landfall
Live Scoring: Golfstat
Par/Yardage: 72 / 6,194 yards
Format: Stroke play, 54 holes, play five, count four
Schedule: Friday – Round 1; Saturday – Round 2; Sunday – Round 3 (8:30 shotgun first two rounds, 8:45 a.m. in final round)
1. Brooke Biermann
2. Katie Lu
3. Leila Raines
4. Paula Balanzategui
5. Shannon Kennedy
THE LANDFALL TRADITION FIELD
In addition to Michigan State, the field includes host UNC-Wilmington, Alabama, Arizona, Clemson, UCF, Duke, East Carolina, Furman, Illinois, Maryland, NC State, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, SMU, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.
LAST TIME OUT
Michigan State finished in fourth place in a field of 14 teams at the Tar Heel Invitational on October 10 at the Governors Club in North Carolina. The Spartans shot a 7-over par 871 (294-284-293). MSU had three players among the top-20 overall, with junior Brooke Biermann tied for 12th place at even-par 216 (76-69-71), classmate Katie Lu tied for 15th place at 1-over par 217(74-72-71) and senior Leila Raines tied for 17th place at 2-over par 218 (70-75-73).
ABOUT THE SPARTANS
The Spartans are looking to close out the Fall season with another strong finish as the team has finished among the top-five in the last three events. MSU has posted a runner-up finish at the Mary Fossum Invitational and finished in third place at the Glass City Invitational before its fourth-place showing at the Tar Heel Invitational. Junior Katie Lu, who has two top-5 finishes, leads the team with a 70.83 scoring average. Junior Brooke Biermann is second on the team at 73.00 and senior Leila Raines carries a 73.16 average.
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