Spartan Golf Ties for Second at Golden OCALA
Matt Pumford ties for third overall with 218.
Michigan State used a third-place individual finish from junior Matt Pumford to lead the Spartans to their best team finish of the 1997-98 season, claiming a tie for second place at the Golden Ocala Intercollegiate in Ocala, Fla., March 12-14.
The Spartans shot a 298-295-292=885 to finish in a tie with Miami of Ohio, just three shots behind team champion Rollins. Pumford was brilliant for the Spartans, shooting a 74-71-73=218. That was just one stroke behind the co-leaders, Chris Eaves of Methodist and Ken MacDonald of Richmond.
Senior John Ehrgott provided strong support for Michigan State, finishing in a tie for ninth with a 221. Junior Alberto Quevedo rounded out the three Spartans in the top 20 with a 224.
TEAM STANDINGS 1. Rollins 882 T2. MICHIGAN STATE 885 T2. Miami (OH) 885 4. Richmond 891 5. Notre Dame 892 T6. Louisville 893 T6. Methodist 893 8. Purdue 894 9. Penn State 895 10. James Madison 901 11. St. Louis 915 12. Ohio 916 13. Temple 925 14. Murray State 927 T15. Ferris State 928 T15. Marquette 928 17. Northern Illinois 929 18. Bowling Green 957
MSU INDIVIDUALS Matt Pumford 74-71-73=218 John Ehrgott 75-70-76=221 Alberto Quevedo 76-78-70=224 Matt Riegel 77-78-73=228 Chad Quinn 81-76-79=236 Brent Goik 73-85-78=236