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Michigan State Opens Play in NCAA East Lansing Regional on Monday

Michigan State Opens Play in NCAA East Lansing Regional on Monday

East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State’s women’s golf team continues its postseason on Monday, May 6, serving s the host for the NCAA East Lansing Regional at Forest Akers West.

The three-day, 54-hole event will be played from Monday, May 6 to Wednesday, May 8 at MSU’s home course, the par-72, 6,370-yard Forest Akers West Course.

This the second time in the last five years that the Spartans have served as the host for an NCAA Regional, the last in 2019.

The Spartans tee off at 9 a.m., playing with Pepperdine and Kentucky.

Live scoring will be available via Golfstat.


3. Paula Balanzategui

2. Katie Lu

1. Brooke Biermann

4. Leila Raines

6. Valentina Rossi

5. Shannon Kennedy



The 12 teams competing in the East Lansing Regional include, in order of seed: 1. Southern California; 2. Northwestern; 3. Florida; 4. Pepperdine; 5. Michigan State; 6. Kentucky; 7. Denver; 8. Oklahoma State; 9. Indiana; 10. Augusta; 11. Illinois State and 12. Oakland.


The field also includes six individual competitors – Isabel Sy (Illinois), Catie Craig (Western Kentucky), Lauren Beaudreau (Notre Dame), Carmen Griffiths and Hana Ryskova (Louisville) and Kate Petrova (Evansville).

Michigan State will be making its 24th NCAA Regional appearance since 1999, all under Slobodnik-Stoll.



  • The Spartans are making their eighth-straight NCAA Regional appearance and the program’s 24th since 1999.
  • Michigan State is ranked No. 30 in the country in the latest NCAA Division I Rankings.
  • MSU is coming off a second-place finish at the Big Ten Championships.
  • The Spartans, who won the Briar’s Creek Invitational on March 12 (4-under par 860) have posted seven top-5 team finishes this season and are ranked No. 30 in the country in the latest NCAA Rankings.
  • Junior Katie Lu was named All-Big Ten First Team last week … Lu has been the top player for the Spartans this year, carrying a team-best 71.13 scoring average over 32 rounds and 11 events.
  • Her scoring average currently ranks as the second-best single season mark in Michigan State history
  • Junior Brooke Biermann is second on the team in scoring average at 72.94 and has five top-20 finishes this year, including a tie for first place at the Briar’s Creek Invitational.
  • Senior Leila Raines, the recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship…


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