Men's Golf Shares Fossum Invitational Title With Ferris State
April 25, 2010
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Hosting its lone event of the season, the Michigan State men's golf team tied Ferris State for the team title at the 2010 Fossum Invitational on Sunday at Forest Akers West Golf Course. The Spartans and Bulldogs posted 15-over par 879 for the weekend.
It is just the second time in the 42-year event that the tournament ended with co-champions, also happening in 2003. MSU wins the Fossum for the 10th time, including the last three tournaments (2007, 2009, 2010).
Josh Gallman of USC Upstate won the individual title by four shots over MSU's Jack Newman, posting a 6-under par 210 (70-70-70). Newman finishes runner-up at the Fossum for the second-straight year, after carding a 2-under 214 (67-74-73).
Newman finishes in the top-10 for the sixth time in the season's nine stroke play events, including his last three events. He posted 16 pars and one birdie today to move his tournament leading total to 12.
Freshmen Matthew Moseley and James Ross each shot 1-over par 73 today to tie for fifth at 4-over 220 for the tournament. It was Ross' second career top-5 finish and Moseley's first of his young collegiate career. Ross has four birdies today and finished the tournament tied for second with 11. Moseley tied for the tournament best scores on the four par-3s, posting a 2-over par score, and the four par-5s, carding a 6-under par tally.
Playing as an individual, sophomore Dave Ellis tied Gallman for the lowest round of the day with a 2-under par 70, moving him up the leader board into 15th with a 8-over 224. Ellis had a team-high five birdies today, after posting only two in yesterday's 36 holes.
Sophomore Chris Mory placed 16th for the weekend at 9-over par 225, after today's 4-over 76. Individuals Jimmy Dewling (12-over 228) and Derrick Williams (13-over 229) finished 22nd and 23rd respectively, while senior Andrew Ladwig, also an individual, tied for 26th at 15-over 231. Sophomore Dan Ellis, rounding out the MSU competitive lineup, tied for 30th at 16-over par 232. The Spartans last individual, freshman Will Morris, was 35th at 18-over 234.
Ferris State came from behind in the final round to tie the Spartans, posting a Sunday-low 1-over par 289 today. USC Upstate was third at 21-over 885, followed by Cal State-Bakersfield (33-over 897), Humber (37-over 901), Waterloo (61-over 925) and Ohio Wesleyan (63-over 927).
MSU and Ferris State attempted a one-hole playoff, playing the 18th hole, but ended up tying with four pars each.
The Spartans return to action next weekend for the Big Ten Championship, being hosted by the University of Minnesota on April 29-May 2.
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