April 25, 2008
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's golf team holds a two stroke lead after the first round of the 2008 Big Ten Men's Golf Championship, held at the Forest Akers West Course in East Lansing, Mich. The morning round was completed early this afternoon with the Spartans firing a three-over par 291, to lead a group of four schools, including Illinois, Minnesota, Northwestern and Ohio State, that sit at five-over par 293.
Michigan and Wisconsin are tied for sixth at eight-over par 296, followed closely by Indiana at nine-under 297. Penn State (11-over 299), Purdue (15-over 303) and Iowa (16-over 304) round out the first round team scores.
Ohio State's Vaughn Snyder leads individually with a four-under par 68. Snyder carded seven birdies, including the final three holes of the opening round. Indiana's Jorge Campillo and Michigan's Bill Rankin are one shot back with a three-under 69. In a tie for fourth, Jack Newman of Michigan State and David Gersztein of Purdue shot two-under 70s.
All 11 schools are back out on the course for the second round. To stay current on the second round action, follow live scoring on golfstat.com.