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Spartan Golf Ties for Second at Golden OCALA

March 14, 1998

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.

1. Rollins            882
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



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