Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Snider ties school golf record in Big Ten - Big 12 Shootout

Women’s golf

Junior Stacy Snider led the women’s golf team to a third-place finish in the Big Ten-Big 12 Shootout on Tuesday in Franklin, Ind.

Snider tied a school record with her 54-hole total of 216 for the event. She shot matching 71s in her first two rounds before closing with a 74 to finish fifth overall.

Junior Emily Bastel was one shot off Snider’s pace, firing a 72-70-75 for a 217 and a sixth-place finish. Her second round 70 ties for the sixth-best round in MSU history.

Oklahoma State was the top finisher for the Big 12, placing fourth with an 888.

Senior Kasey Gant was the Spartans’ third-best scorer, finishing with a 226. Freshmen Allison Fouch (227), Sarah Martin (234) and Ann Marie Kersten (238) rounded out the Spartan contingent.

Purdue’s Kari Damron won the individual tournament with a 71-73-68 for a 212.

The Spartans will not compete again until they host the Central District Classic in Parrish, Fla. on Oct. 23 and 24.

Field hockey

It was a heartbreaking return trip home for the MSU field hockey team on Tuesday as the 16th-ranked Spartans fell to Central Michigan 3-2 in overtime.

The Spartans took control early in the game at CMU’s Kelly/Shorts Stadium, scoring first on a goal from sophomore midfielder Cynthia Martin.

CMU evened the score with a goal from forward Meg Lewis, to tie it up 1-1. With nearly 14 minutes remaining in the second, junior forward Bridget Cooper tipped in another for MSU, and again the Spartans held the lead.

The Chips retaliated however, and with a goal from forward Tarah Trottier in the end of the second period the game was once again tied, 2-2.

Less than a minute into overtime play, CMU freshman forward Krystal Yee scored, and the Chips clinched the 3-2 win.

Spartan field hockey action continues on Friday when the team hosts the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Duffy Daugherty Football Building at 7:30 p.m. More action is also planned for the weekend when MSU hosts Ball State at 1 p.m. Sunday at Spartan Stadium.

Men’s golf

The Michigan State men’s golf team wrapped up its fall season play by placing seventh at the Purina Classic in St. Charles, Mo.

The Spartan force was led predominantly by team veterans senior Dennis Riedel, sophomore John Koskinen and senior Brent Goik. Riedel led MSU in all three rounds, shooting 69-72-74 for a 215. Koskinen shot a three round total of 219 (73-74-72), and Goik chipped in an overall 221 (72-71-78).

Another high in the Spartan effort was junior Nathan Clark, who shot the lowest MSU single round score of the year with a 68 in the process of shooting a 222 (80-74-68).

Baylor seized the win with an 853 at the Purina Classic, 17 strokes better than MSU.

Host Missouri claimed second place after leading the first day. Kansas’ Travis Hurst won the tournament with a 206.

The golf team will once again take to the links when their season begins on March 10-11 at the Big Red Classic in Ocala, Fla.


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