EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State men’s golf fell to Iowa Sunday at the Chechessee Creek Dual in Okatie, South Carolina to conclude its Spring Break trip to the Palmetto State. Playing at the par 71 6,954-yard Chechessee Creek Club, the Hawkeyes ended the round with a 363, while the Spartans finished with a one-round score of 369.
“We just didn’t execute very well today. I thought some guys really played hard; played well. We just struggled in too many spots, and Iowa played pretty well. In a one-day competition, that is kind of how it goes. All-in-all it was a good week. I think some guys have some work to do in order to get back on track when we come to Clemson in two weeks,” MSU head coach Casey Lubahn said.
Iowa’s Raymond Knoll earned individual medalist honors with a 1-under 70.
Michigan State freshmen Austin Jenner and Kaleb Johnson finished tied for second with matching one-round scores of 71. Jenner’s even-71 was the lowest of his young Spartan career.
Sophomore Dylan Deogun, who is returning to the lineup after an injury, finished seventh with a 3-over 74. Senior Charlie Netzel was eighth for Michigan State with a 5-over 76. Redshirt junior Charlie Green finished with a 6-over 77.
Junior Michael Sharp was 11th with an 8-over 79.
The Spartans will take a few weeks off and return to action April 7-9 back in the Palmetto State. Michigan State will play in the Clemson Invitational at Cliffs at Keowee Falls in Sunset, South Carolina.