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Spartan Men's Golf Stopped by Penn State at the Challenge at Champions

Feb. 24, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas - Michigan State men's golf was defeated by Penn State on Saturday at the Challenge at Champions in Houston Texas at the Champions Golf Club. Playing at the par 71 7,301-yard Cypress Creek Course, the Nittany Lions finished the round with a 362, while the Spartans ended with a one-round score of 377.

This is the third-straight season that the Big Ten rivals have met with Penn State edging out Michigan State each year. The teams once again used a play six count five format for the dual.

For the second-straight year, Penn State's Cole Miller captured the individual title with a 1-under 70, while teammate Ryan Davis once again finished second with an even par 71.

Freshman James Piot was the top Spartan, finishing tied for fourth with PSU's JD Hughes with a 3-over 74. There was a four-way tie for sixth between sophomore Kaleb Johnson, senior Michael Sharp, sophomore Andrew Walker and PSU's Charles Huntzinger. The quartet finished with matching scores of 4-over 75.

Senior Charlie Green was 11th with a 7-over 78, while sophomore Austin Jenner rounded out the group with an 8-over 79.

After a brief break, the Spartans will host the Colleton River Collegiate March 12-13 in Bluffton, South Carolina. Last season, Michigan State captured the team title, while Charlie Netzel earned medalist honors.



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