ORLANDO, Florida – The Michigan State women’s golf team opened its spring schedule with the first round of the UCF Challenge on Sunday in Orlando, Florida, where the Spartans shot a 3-under-par 285 and are in seventh place. Allyson Geer-Park was one of seven players in the field to shoot a 4-under-par 68 at the Eagle Creek Golf Club and is tied for first place.
The College of Charleston currently leads after an opening round 9-under-par 279, but the top 10 teams in the field of 16 are separated by just seven strokes.
Geer-Park played a bogey-free round. She started with eight straight pars and finished with birdies on two of the final four holes.
Freshman Haylin Harris was also under par as she shot a 1-under 71, putting her in a tie for 24th place. Harris ended her round with two birdies followed by six pars.
Freshman Valery Plata carded an even-par 72 and is tied for 37th.
Junior Paz Marfa Sans turned in a 2-over-par 74 and had a solid end to her round with birdies and three pars on her final five holes.
Sophomore Yurika Tanida also carded a 2-over-par 74.
Round two of the 54-hole tournament is scheduled to begin at 8:45 on Monday with a shotgun start.