Feb. 24, 1998
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State's second-day 296 on Tuesday, the fourth-best team score of the day, lifted the Spartans into a tie for 10th place in the final standings of the University of Texas-San Antonio Invitational.
The Spartans, who finished with a 321-296=617, were 17th in the 18-team tournament after Monday's first 18 holes but bounced back with a 25-stroke improvement on Tuesday. It was the most impressive improvement in the tournament, as most teams saw their scores rise on day two.
MSU finished 43 shots behind first-place Nebraska, which ran away with the tournament title behind medalist Jamie Rogers.
Senior John Ehrgott led the Spartans with a 70 on Tuesday, equaling the best individual score of the day. His 79-70=149 was good for an 18th-place individual finish.
All five Spartans shot a 76 or better on Tuesday after Ehrgott and sophomore Chad Quinn had led the team with matching 79s on Monday.
TEAM STANDINGS MSU INDIVIDUALS 1. Nebraska 282-292=574 T18. John Ehrgott 79-70=149 2. Baylor 292-297=589 T36. Chad Quinn 79-75=154 Southwest Louisiana 294-295=589 T49. Matt Riegel 81-76=157 4. Texas-Pan American 296-304=600 T57. Alberto Quevedo 82-76=158 5. Texas-San Antonio 299-303=602 T63. Matt Pumford 84-75=159 6. Stephen F. Austin State 300-307=607 7. Southwest Texas State 307-302=609 McNeese State 315-294=609 9. Arkansas-Little Rock 306-309=615 10. MICHIGAN STATE 321-296=617 Wyoming 310-307=617 12. Lamar 316-303=619 13. Northeast Louisiana 313-308=621 Seton Hall 309-312=621 15. Oral Roberts 300-323=623 16. Texas Tech 325-304=629 17. Illinois State 311-320=631 18. Centenary College 317-318=635