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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 5/21/2023, Last updated: 3/15/2024
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Big Ten Teams Close Their Seasons at NCAA Golf Championships

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Michigan State and Northwestern missed the cut Sunday as the field for the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships was trimmed from 30 teams to 15. The final round of team stroke play concludes Monday with Stanford holding a seven-stroke lead over Wake Forest. Eight teams will advance to quarterfinals match play beginning Tuesday.

Michigan State finished its tournament tied for 18th place with an 885 score, missing the cut by four strokes. Northwestern passed five teams on Sunday to tie for 22nd place with a score of 892.

While team competition is over for the Spartans and Wildcats, both teams have players moving on to Monday's round which will crown an individual champion. Michigan State's Katie Lu stands in 30th place with a 1-over-par 217 -- 11 shots back of leader Catherine Park of USC.

Northwestern's Jieni Li hopes to play Monday's fourth round as she will be involved in a three-way playoff in the morning for the last individual qualifying spot for golfers not on advancing teams. Li is tied for 39th place with a 2-over 218.

Isabella McCauley, competing as an individual for Minnesota, finished her freshman campaign on Sunday with a 223 score.