Sam Weatherhead
Sam  Weatherhead


Grand Rapids, Mich.

High School:
Grand Rapids West Catholic



Academic All-Big Ten Honors Announced for the 2016 Spring Season

In all, 96 Spartans were recognized for having a 3.0 or higher GPA.


Sam Weatherhead Named Big Ten Men’s Golfer of the Week

The junior set MSU record with a 54-hole 202.


Sam Weatherhead Wins Colleton River Collegiate

Sophomore becomes second Spartan in as many years to take top honors of tournament; Spartans finish third as a team.


#7 Seed in Stillwater Oklahoma

Michigan State men's golf has earned a berth in the NCAA Regionals, heading to Stillwater, Oklahoma, hosted by Oklahoma State, May 16-18. This is the Spartans' first trip as a team to NCAA Regionals since 2009. Michigan State received a No. 7 seed in the NCAA Oklahoma State Regional and will play at the Karsten Creek Golf Club Course on May 16-18 (Monday-Wednesday) in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Named to the Big Ten Men's Golf Player to Watch List for the 2015-16 season earned preseason honors for the 2016-17 season.

JUNIOR (2015-16): One of three Spartans to compete in all 12 events … Finishing with three top five, one top ten and two top 20s … One win on the year at the Fossum Memorial posting a 202 (68-65-69) … Best scoring averages of all returning players at 73.35 … Finished with eight rounds of 70 or lower on the season … Was the highest placing Spartan in five events … One of five Spartans who participated in the NCAA Regionals where he was the best finishing Spartan placing T-30th.

SOPHOMORE (2014-15): One of four Spartans to compete in all 12 events ... Posted a team-high scoring average of 73.56 ... Had one top-five finish, along with one top-10 and four top-20 finishers ... Was the top Spartan finisher in five tournaments, including tying for first at the Colleton River collegiate with a 214 (71-72-71) ... Finished tied for 16th at the Yale Spring Invitational with a three-round score of 216 (70-73-73) ... Was part of the Spartan lineup at the Big Ten Championship, tying teammate Charlie Netzel for 23rd with a 298 (74-71-75-78) ... Ended the season with a season low of 69 two times at the Inverness Intercollegiate and the Rod Myers Invitational.

FRESHMAN (2013-14): Played in the first five events of the season before suffering a season-ending injury ... Was fourth on the team with a 75.53 scoring average ... Tied for third on the team with 2.3 birdies per round ... Had three sub-par rounds ... Tied for 27th in his collegiate debut at the Gopher Invitational, shooting a 220 (76-75-69); his final round 69 was a season low ... Had his best finish and score of the season at the Wolverine Intercollegiate, tying for 19th with a score of 217 (75-73-69).

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner for his father, Andy at Grand Rapids West Catholic ... Named Michigan's Mr. Golf as a junior ... Two-time Division III state champion (2012, 2013); runner-up as a sophomore, losing in a playoff ... Four-time all-state and all-conference selection ... Also was a three-year letterwinner in bowling at Grand Rapids West Catholic.

PERSONAL: Son of Andy and Cathy Weatherhead ... His dad played tennis and golf at Aquinas College ... Majoring in hospitality business ... His brother, Troy was an All-American quarterback at Hillsdale College.

Year Rounds Strokes Average Low 18 Low 36 Low 54 Top-5 Top-10 Top-20
2013-14 15 1133 75.53 69 142 217 0 0 1
2014-15 33 2134 73.59 69 143 214 1 1 4
2015-16 33 2424 73.35 65 133 202 3 1 2
Totals 81 5961 73.59 65 133 202 4 2 7