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April 24, 2011
GLENCOE, Ill. -
The Penn State women's golf team finished the Big Ten Championships in 10th place after posting its best round of the tournament with a 305 in the fourth and final round at the Lake Shore Country Club. The Nittany Lions carded a 95-over-par 1,247 (321-314-307-305) through the 72 holes at the tournament hosted by Northwestern in Glencoe, Ill.
Leading the Nittany Lions was freshman Christina Vosters (Bethany Beach, Del.) who had her best round of the tournament, firing a 74 in the final round. This is one stroke shy of her career-best round. She finished with a 17-over-par 305 (79-76-76-74) and a tie for 23rd place in the Big Ten. Sophomore Emily Ransone (Hilliard, Ohio) finished one stroke behind Vosters with a 306 (79-78-73-76), giving her 25th place for the tournament.
Freshman Ellen Ceresko (Jefferson Township, Pa.) carded her best round of the tournament with a 78 in the fourth round. She finished the tournament with a 319. Sophomore Hanule Seo matched Ceresko's 319. They both finished in a tie for 54th place. Senior Giulia Carando (Torino, Italy) shot a 77 in the final around, a tournament best for her. She finished with a score of 340. Senior Gia Fanelli (West Palm Beach, Fla.) rounded out the Penn State field with a score of 343 for the tournament.
No. 18 Michigan State claimed its first Big Ten title since 2007 with a 28-over-par 1,180 (306-290-295-289). They edged the Purdue Boilermakers, who were the defending Big Ten champions and ranked No. 4 nationally, by five strokes. Purdue's Numa Gulyanamitta won the individual Big Ten title, carding her third straight round of 71 today. This left her with a 1-under-par 287 in the tournament. She topped Northwestern's Lauren Weaver by three strokes.