Geer-Park Leads Spartans in Round One of the UCF Challenge

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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.