April 21, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - After a tough opening day at the Boilermaker Invitational, the Michigan State men's golf team bounced back for an impressive final round on Sunday. The Spartans shot an even par 288 on the Kampen Course at the Boilermaker Birck Golf Complex, the second lowest round of the day and their lowest on a par-72 course this season. For the tournament, MSU placed 10th at 35-over par 899 (302-309-288).
"Obviously a good finish to a rough week for us," said head coach Casey Lubahn. "The guys played real well today and got a lot more out of their rounds. Today should be good momentum heading into Big Tens."
Senior Matthew Moseley and freshman Mitch Rutledge led the Spartan effort, tying for 21st at 6-over par 222. Moseley had the best round of the day in the field, posting a 4-under par 68, including five birdies. It was the fifth time this season that he had shot the lowest round in the field. His round tied for his second-best round in his career. So far this season, Moseley (77-77-68) has led MSU in seven of the 10 stroke play events. Meanwhile, Rutledge(71-77-74) led MSU for the second time this season.
Senior Dan Ellis had a solid round today, shooting an even par 72, to move up into a tie for 27th at 8-over par 224 (76-76-72). Dan Ellis had a team-best nine birdies this weekend. Both junior Carson Castellani and senior Dave Ellis also shot their low rounds of the weekend on Sunday. Castellani carded a 2-over par 74 to finish in a tie for 56th at 15-over par 231 (78-79-74). Dave Ellis posted a 3-over par 75 and moved into a tie for 66th at 19-over par 235 (81-79-75).
Iowa and Louisville tied for the team title at 14-over par 878, finishing two shots ahead of Illinois. The Hawkeyes' Steven Ihm and the Cardinals' Robin Sciot-Siegrist also tied for the top spot individually with totals of 5-under par 211.
The Spartans return next weekend for the 2013 Big Ten Championship in French Lick, Ind., beginning on Friday.