PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – The Augusta University women's golf team tied for sixth place with host Michigan State at the Central District Invitational on Tuesday at St Lucie Trail Golf Club.
The CDI began with two rounds in a shotgun format on Monday. No. 7 Furman held onto its big day-one lead and won the event over the 14-team field on the par-72, 6,265-yard course.
Furman finished even par, Memphis snagged second (+23), Louisville third (+26), UNC fourth (+32), and Maryland rounded out the top five (+36). Furman's Alice Chen was the only competitor to shoot under par for 54 holes at won the individual title (-1).
Augusta sat in third place after 36 holes, but finished with a 909 (+45) to share sixth with the Spartans.
The Jaguars host their 12th home event in school history March 17-19 in the 3M Augusta Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club. Augusta looks to repeat as the team champion after winning the 2016 edition.
The Central District Invitational began in 2000 and took place each year until 2014. Following a two-year hiatus, the tournament has returned to the Spartans' schedule. From 2000-2013, the Spartans hosted the CDI at the River Wilderness Country Club in Parrish, Florida. In 2014, the tournament moved to Lakewood Ranch Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. The Spartans have captured the CDI title twice (2002, 2008).
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