Men's Golf Finishes 6th in 18-Team Tournament
 
 
 

 

 
 

March 31, 1998

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State's three-round 303-296-295=894 placed the Spartans in sixth place overall in the 18-team Southeast Louisiana University Mardi Gras Invitational which ended Tuesday in Mandeville, La. Michigan State finished just two shots out of fifth place and only eight strokes away from fourth place.

Senior John Ehrgott (Peoria, Ill.) led the Spartans with a 68-76-70=214, good for a fifth-place individual finish. Ehrgottis first-round 68 is the best single round of his collegiate career, while his three-round 214 is three strokes lower than his previous best tournament. He was named to the all-tournament team for his two-under-par effort. Ehrgott was one of only six golfers under par and was just three strokes off the pace set by medalist Lane Pippin of Mississippi.

Ehrgott received solid support from junior Matt Riegel (East Lansing), who claimed 12th individually with a 72-72-75=219. Riegel also enjoyed a career-best tournament.

Junior Alberto Quevedo (Canary Islands, Spain, T-48th), sophomore Chad Quinn (Sylvania, Ohio, T-66th) and junior Matt Pumford (Saginaw, T-78th) wrapped up the Spartan finishers.

TEAM STANDINGS                                   MSU INDIVIDUALS
1. Mississippi              293-284-287=864     5. John Ehrgott     68-76-70=214
2. Southeastern Louisiana   294-291-291=876     T12. Matt Riegel    72-72-75=219
3. Georgia State            285-296-296=877     T48. Alberto Quevedo80-75-76=231
4. Southern Mississippi     300-294-292=886     T66. Chad Quinn     83-73-81=237
5. Campbell University      309-301-282=892     T78. Matt Pumford   83-83-74=240
6. MICHIGAN STATE           303-296-295=894
7. Arkansas-Little Rock     309-299-300=908
8. McNeese State            309-308-294=911
9. New Orleans              311-304-301=916
10. Wyoming                 304-308-305=917
11. Jacksonville State      309-311-300=920
12. Troy State              319-312-292=923
13. Eastern Michigan        316-308-301=925
14. Northeast Louisiana     303-309-315=927
    Southwest Texas State   309-317-301=927
16. Wright State            311-311-312=934
17. Northwestern State      316-313-311=940
18. Louisiana Tech          324-320-303=947