The No. 25 Michigan women’s golf team teed off today in the first day of a three-day tournament at the UNLV Spring Invitational held in Las Vegas. The Wolverines are competing against some of the nation’s best. Among the field’s 17 teams are seven of the top-30 teams in the country. Michigan took six of their 13 golfers out west for the tournament, and the Wolverines finished in fourth place.
Junior Amy Schmucker played well, finishing tied for fourth overall. Schmucker shot a 4-over 76. With birdies on 16 and 18, Schmucker ended the day within three strokes of first place. Sophomore Ali Stinson also placed in the top-20, with her 7-over 79. The tournament will continue tomorrow, as the team looks to catch first-place Southern Cal, which has a 10 stroke lead on the Wolverines.