Men's Golf Tops Penn State in Challenge at Champions G.C.
 
 
 
Freshman Mitch Rutledge paired with Matthew Moseley to win 2-up in the final Four Ball match of the day.
 
Freshman Mitch Rutledge paired with Matthew Moseley to win 2-up in the final Four Ball match of the day.
 
 

Feb. 23, 2013

HOUSTON, Texas - In a modified match play exhibition, the Michigan State men's golf team defeated Penn State, 2.5-1 at The Challenge at Champions Golf Club. The event was held at the Jackrabbit Course at Champions Golf Club in Houston Texas.

"Another focused and determined effort by our guys today," said head coach Casey Lubahn. "We had some great leadership this weekend. Penn State has a good team and played well today, but we just played a little bit better. We are happy to come away with another positive outcome and hope it continues throughout the spring."

In the first match of the day, sophomore Jon Finley lost to Penn State's JD Dornes, 3&1 to earn a half-point for the Nittany Lions.

Three Four Ball matches finished up the day. In the first one, senior Dave Ellis and junior Gareth Blease halved their match with Geoff Vartelas and Xander McDonald-Smith to give each program a half-point.

The Spartans won the last two matches to secure the win today. Junior Carson Castellani and senior Dan Ellis won 5&3 against Chris Houston and Jay Woodward. Senior Matthew Moseley and freshman Mitch Rutledge closed out Anthony DeGol and Jen Talbert, 2-up.

Michigan State begins its spring stroke play schedule on March 6-7 at the Colleton River Collegiate in Bluffton, S.C.